I am a postdoctoral researcher working with Tom Griffiths in the Computational Cognitive Science Lab at the University of California, Berkeley.

I received a PhD and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 2015 and 2010, respectively. My advisor was Suzanne Stevenson.

Here is my CV.

Broadly speaking, my research has two overarching goals: First, I view human cognition as a complex computational process, and seek a deeper understanding of the computational mechanisms underlying the human ability to learn and organize information. Second, I draw on these insights to develop methods to improve current artificial intelligence systems.

I grew up in Tehran, Iran. I got a diploma in Math and Physics from Tehran Farzanegan Highschool. After that, I did my undergraduate studies in Computer Engineering at Amirkabir University of Technology. In 2008, I moved to Toronto to start my graduate studies.

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  • Calculating Probabilities Simplifies Word Learning

    A. Nematzadeh, B. Beekhuizen, S. Huang, and S. Stevenson
    To appear in CogSci 2017 (oral presentation).

  • Evaluating Vector-Space Models of Word Representation

    A. Nematzadeh, S. Meylan, and T. Griffiths
    To appear in CogSci 2017 (oral presentation).

  • How Can Memory-Augmented Neural Networks Pass a False-Belief Task?

    E. Grant, A. Nematzadeh, and T. Griffiths
    To appear in CogSci 2017 (oral presentation).

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