Shahryar Rahnamayan

Dr. Shahryar Rahnamayan

BSc, MSc, PhD (Waterloo), PEng, SMIEEE

Department Chair and Associate Professor

Director of Nature Inspired Computational Intelligence (NICI) Lab


Professional Education Certificate in Tackling the Challenges of Big Data - MIT (Nov. - Dec. 2014)

  • Modules: 1) Introduction and Use Cases, 2) Big Data Collection, 3) Big Data Storage, 4) Big Data Systems, 5) Big Data Analytic, 6) Security and Privacy

Postdoctoral Fellow - Simon Fraser University (March - Aug. 2008)

  • Mechatronic Systems Engineering, School of Engineering Science
  • Conducting research in Expensive Optimization, Meta-modeling, Sampling methods, and Evolutionary Computation
  • Supervisor: Prof. Gary G. Wang

PhD in Systems Design Engineering - University of Waterloo (2003 - 2007)

  • Department of Systems Design Engineering
  • Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) Research Group
  • Areas of Specialization: Opposition-Based Learning, Metaheuristics, Image Processing, and Optimization
  • Dissertation Title: Opposition-Based Differential Evolution
  • Supervisors: Prof. Magdy M.A. Salama and Prof. Hamid R. Tizhoosh
  • Nominated for PhD Alumni Gold Medal

CIHR Strategic Training Fellow - Robarts Research Institute (2003 - 2005)

  • Department of Medical Imaging
  • CIHR Strategic Training Program in Vascular Research
  • Areas of Specialization: Ethics and Biostatistics, Vascular Research, Intravascular Image Segmentation, and Medical Imaging Modalities
  • Program Director: Prof. Aaron Fenster

MASc in Software Engineering - Shaheed Beheshti University (1999 - 2001)

  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Thesis Title: Proposing Optimal Load Balancing for Distributed High-load Web-Servers
  • Supervisors: Prof. Feridoon Shams and Prof. Eslam Nazemi
  • First Class Honour

BSc in Software Engineering - Shaheed Beheshti University (1994 - 1998)

  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Final Project Title: Proposing an Intelligent Chess Algorithm
  • Supervisor: Prof. Shahla Tabatabaei
  • First Class Honour

Associate Degree in Electrical Power Systems - Technical Institute of Tabriz (1990 - 1992)

  • First Class Honour