Shahram is a research scientist at eBay, Cognitive Computing team. His main area of research activity includes statistical machine translation, natural language processing, and machine learning. He has over six years of academic experience as an assistant professor in his resume.
Shahram received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, in 2008. He also received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1996 and 1999, respectively.
His first touch to statistical machine translation world was in the beginning 2002, when he joined RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany and he involved in TransType2 project. Afterwards, he continued active participation in several international MT projects like: TC-Star, GALE, and TRANSTAC. He also has experience in participating international MT evaluations like IWSLT and NIST. During his career as assistant professor, he mainly focused on MT, NLP, and ML fields of research. He completed several industrial projects in these areas as the PI. He had valuable contribution in developing the MT field for Persian language, a tangible output of these activities is a domestic translation service that provides online machine translation to local search engines. He also had completed two data analysis projects in the banking industry, one is on fraud analysis and the other on customer segmentation.
His research works are reflected on over 60 research papers. His research interests include statistical machine translation, computational natural language processing, information retrieval, machine learning, and data analysis.