Farshid Farhat

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The Pennsylvania State University
Address: 310 IST Building, University Park, PA, 16802.
Email: farshid83 AT gmail DOT com

About Me

Since June 2017, I joined RoboticEQ (aka Simplr Technologies), an AI-based startup. The company was the spinoff of the project that I was working on since my CS PhD, and I was appointed as the CEO by the co-founders. I was a member of Intelligent Information Systems (IIS) research lab at Penn State. I was working with Prof. James Wang (adviser) and Prof. Jesse Barlow (co-adviser), also collaborating with Prof. Zihan Zhou. My research interests lie in the area of computer vision and big visual data computing. More specifically, I am interested in image aesthetics using deep learning, pattern recognition and multimedia processing, and information retrieval. Also I am working in the field of big data computing specially on resource allocation in distributed systems and parallel computing.