Dr. Alireza Tavakkoli received his BSc (Electronics) and MSc (Electronics) from Sharif University of Technology in 2001 and 2004, respectively. He received his MSc and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2006, and 2009, respectively.
Dr. Tavakkoli is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he teaches courses in computer vision, digital interactive gaming and robotics. He has a broad background in machine learning and visual computing, with specific training and expertise in computer vision, virtual reality, computer graphics and artificial intelligence.
Dr. Tavakkoli's research includes investigating mathematical and computational frameworks to extract high-level salient information from basic imagery with applications to robotics, visualization and assistive technologies. He has been the recipient of several research grants from the industry and federal agencies for his teaching and research.