Research interests:
I am interested in combinatorial aspects of algebraic geometry and representation theory, and their
connections with convex geometry and convex polytopes. In particular, I have worked in problems related
to toric varieties, flag varieties and Schubert calculus, spherical varieties, equivariant cohomology,
localization and GKM theory. One of my current research interests is the theory of Okounkov bodies. I
also have a side interest in quantum information and cryptography (elliptic curve and hyperelliptic
curve cryptography).
Position: As of Sep. 1, 2015 I am an associate professor at University of Pittsburgh, PA. Background :  Ph.D., University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (2002)  B.Math., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (1996)



