This is the professional homepage of Arash Abadpour. I am a Canadian Machine Vision scientist proficient in Machine Learning with 10+ years of experience in North American disruptive companies.
I finished my Ph.D. at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Manitoba, under the supervision of Professor Attahiru S. Alfa and my M.Sc. in Sharif University of Technology, under the supervision of Dr. Shohreh Kasaei. I am currently a Computer Vision Scientist at the San Diego-based startup Better View. Before that, I was a Senior Scientific Developer at the Toronto-based Fio Corporation for three years. Prior to that, I was a Research Scientist at the surgical navigation startup Intellijoint Surgical (IJS) based in Waterloo, Canada, for fifteen months. Before that, I was a Researcher with the Imaging Group at Epson Edge, Epson Canada Limited, for six years. I started my career as a Researcher for TRLabs, Winnipeg, Canada. I can be reached at the phone number +1 647 567 3487 or through the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am enthusiastic about systems that survive, be it a living organism that evolves and adapts to the changing environment or an algorithm that is robust against noise and the unseen. I have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, and I have indeed worked as an Electrical Engineer in the past, yet the best thing that I am capable of doing, and love doing, and have been grappling with in the past 10+ years, is designing systems that distantly resemble human cognition, especially in the fields of Machine Vision and visual perception. That effort has resulted in 10+ patents, 10+ journal papers, a stable and growing career, and, most importantly, the passion and conviction that General Intelligence will be constructed by mankind before I stop breathing. I love books and films and music and I am interested in writing, both for silicone machines as well as flesh ones. I am an amateur digital arts hobbyist and I am fascinated by the Socratic method. Life is too precious for work to be a mere survival mechanism.
Last update: July 2019