Faeze Ghorbanpour

Machine Learning Research Assistant

I am a passionate machine learning researcher with a particular focus on computational social science, natural language processing and machine learning. I have more than four years of experience solving problems and working in teams to develop real-world machine learning and data mining algorithms and services in academia and industry. My experience includes project management duties as well as the preparation of qualified technical reports, papers and documents.


Computational Social Science: I am particularly interested in social media analysis and human behavior understanding. Using and analyzing data types found in social media such as text, photos, and video and the emotions and sentiments associated with these data can improve social media monitoring and exploration. Getting to know different users and communities on social media is very intriguing, and machine learning can be used to examine people’s psychological characteristics and interests.

Explainable AI: Among the research topics I am eager to pursue and learn more about are understandable and explainable machine learning and deep learning. Since I have worked in many interdisciplinary projects, explaining the model and results has always been challenging for me, and I have tried explaining the output to others by visualizing and analyzing the data and results, which is why I am interested in this topic.

Fairness in AI: Fairness in AI and eliminating bias, particularly social bias, is one of my favorite research topics. It has occurred several times in my projects, and I have attempted to reduce it. An example is improving the algorithm's interpretability or refining the primary data. As artificial intelligence is being used more widely in all industries, it is increasingly critical to consider fairness and eliminate bias, and I am eager to be a part of this field.

Research Experience

Research Assistant

Aalto University

I recently joined Dr. Nitin Sawhney’s research group and we are going to work and analyze crisis narratives on social media.

May 2022 - Present

Research Assistant

Sharif University of Technology

I am researching in the social media analysis section of the Lab under Prof. Hamid R. Rabiee and Prof. Mohammad A. Fazli supervision.
Multi-modal Fake News Detection: We have investigated the social media and news agency news using text and images, and this resulted in two papers.

Sep 2019 - Feb 2022
Aug 2022 - Present

Research Assistant

Sharif University of Technology

This lab is for big data statistical analysis and modeling. I did my undergraduate project in this lab under the supervision of Prof. Abolfazl Motahari.
Map Matching: Statistical and mathematical methods were used to map GPS points that were very noisy and incorrect to the designated points on the Open Street Map.

Jul 2018 - Sep 2018

Research Assistant

Sharif University of Technology

My first research experience was in the mining software repositories team at Prof. Abbas Heydarnoori Lab.
Mining StackOverflow: This project aimed to assess StackOverflow’s response time to user inquiries. We gathered site data and used machine learning libraries to process and evaluate it.

Sep 2017 - Jan 2018

Job Experience

Machine Learning Specialist

As a member of the NLP team at the Sotoon Company's AI division, I worked on many text-related challenges, analyzing, modeling, and classifying. Most of the products we offer are commissioned by other businesses (B2B), such as comment rejector (Auto reject), ticket auto-answering (Auto reply), and information tagger of advertisements.

May 2019 - May 2022

Machine Learning Engineer

I was a member of the NLP team at this firm and worked on Persian language processing products, such as a Persian verb analyzer and a text extractor from PDF files, and these projects are currently supporting other larger services being undertaken by the company.

Nov 2018 - May 2019

Backend Developer

As an intern at this company, I learned a lot about back-end development and Django as well as worked on several projects with them, such as a part of the Arsh site and the old Khandvaneh site (TV show).

Jul 2017 - Sep 2017


Sharif University of Technology

Master of Science in Computer Engineering

Orientation: Software Systems
Thesis title: Social Media Fake News Detection Using Text and Image
Relevant courses: Machine Learning, Data Mining and Massive Algorithm Design.

Sep 2018 - Jul 2021

Sharif University of Technology

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Orientation: Software Engineering
Thesis title: Matching GPS Points Collected from Phones to Map Road Points
Relevant courses: Artificial Intelligence, Modern Information Retrieval, Database Design, Algorithm Design and Statistics and Probability.

Sep 2014 - Sep 2018


Programming Languages:
Python, Java, R, C/C++, MATLAB, Android and Verilog

Machine Learning & Statistics:
Pytorch, Keras, Transformers, Tensorflow, Scipy, Scikit-learn, Gensim, Networkx, Nltk, Spacy and Rasa

Data Management & Databases:
Apache Spark, Elastic Search, DVC, Git, SQL, Postgre SQL and MongoDB

Presentation & Reporting:
Latex, RMarkdown, Microsoft Office, Jupyter, HTML, CSS, Django and Flask

Selected Projects