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About Me

Hello there! I'm Mandana! Currently a PhD student at Mila and Reasoning and Learning Lab at McGill. In case you are curious about the meaning behind my first name, it is coming from a heroic figure of Iran's history. It means eternal or never-ending in Persian but of course that's not the case for me! :)
I have a Master in computer science where I got to work on Meta-learning. I'm mainly interested in reinforcement learning and developmental learning in brain and combining both.

While not doing research, I enjoy drawing, painting, singing and baking! Feel free to reach out to share ideas! :)

The recipes of my home-made bread can be found here.

To learn more about my background please find my resume below.

  • PhD

    McGill University, Mila, Computer Science

    My research interests lie in the area of Reinforcement learning in the context of human developmental learning. Also interested in computational neuroscience and psychology.

  • Master of Science

    Concordia University, Computer Science

    Working on Transfer Learning and the ability of learning to learn (Meta-Learning). I did research on applying meta-learning on TCGA dataset and improving the performance of baselines including prototypical network andr MAML on a group of genomics tasks.

Previous projects
  • Ablation Study of TwinNet

    McGill University

  • Sentiment Classification of Yelp & IMDB dataset

    McGill University

  • Model Selection & Evaluation by using Cross-validation

    McGill University

I'm very interested in Photography, you can see my photos in my flickr

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