Mehdi Assefi   

PhD Student, University of Georgia, Department of Computer Science(since Fall2016)
  -Spring 2018: Data Science Research Intern, 
     NEC Laboratories Inc. Cupertino, CA.
  -Summer 2013: Software Engineering Intern, 
     Citrix Systems Inc. Santa Barbara, CA.
  -Fall 2012 - Spring 2015: Graduate Student, 
     Montana State University, Bozemen, MT.

Mehdi Assefi is a reserach assistant at the university of Georgia, Computer Science Department and Institute of Bioinformatics. His current research projects focus on applications of deep neural networks on medical data.
Research Interests:
- Deep Learning for Healthcare,
- Analytical models from medical data (e.g. electronic
  health records, scientific articles, and social media).
- Sen
timent analysis on tweets and social networks,
- Network Analysis and Modeling,

Ongoing Research Projects:
-Lifetime prediction model.  Designing and implementing deep learning model for lifetime prognosis using time-series data. This project is in collaboration with NEC Laboratories America Inc. 
-Adverse drug events discovery. Design and implement advanced data analytics strategies and specially a Deep-Learning model to mine the content of health-related social media, scientific articles, and electronic health records to detect and identify ADEs.