• About ME

    Hi! My name is Mina Valizdeh. I am a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This website is where you can find more about me!

  • Education

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    2018 - Present

    • Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science
    • Advised by Prof. Natalie Parde

    University of Tehran

    2014 - 2018

    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
    • GPA: 17.53/20
    • Senior Project: Heart Sound Classification Using Machine Learning Tools.
  • Research Experience

    Research Assistant

    Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

    2018 - Present

    Working on:

    •  Developing dialogue systems for mental health applications.
    • Identifying self-disclosure in online communities such as Twitter & Reddit using deep learning tools and transformers.
    • Artificial intelligence applications in rehabilitation targeting the participation of children with disabilities.
  • Publications

  • Work experience

    Data Scientist Intern

    LinkedIn Corporation

    Sunnyvale, CA, USA

    Sep. 2021- Dec. 2021

    Machine Learning Research Intern

    CCC Information Services

    Chicago, IL, USA

    May 2020 - Aug. 2020

  • Teaching Experience

    Database Systems Teaching Assistant

    May. 2021- Aug. 2021

    Instructed by: Diana Diaz

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    • Teaching the design and implementation of databases for web-based applications using Java and SQL.


    Computer Architecture Teaching Assistant

    Jan. 2019 - Dec. 2020

    Instructed by: Patrick Troy 

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    • Teaching computer hardware; building blocks, logic gates, registers, and memory; CPU design; I/O design (using C++ and Arduino).


    Engineering Camp Instructor

    May 2019 - Jul. 2019

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    • Teaching different computer algorithms and programming languages such as python and C++ to more than 100 students per week from different age groups.


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