About Me

Welcome to my home page. I am currently a PhD candidate in the department of Computer Science at Boston University. I am working under the supervision of Professor Margrit Betke.

My research follows two paths. The first path is at the intersection of Human Computation and Computer Vision. I am interested in developing techniques for crowdsourcing to achieve a better understanding of biological processes. I am developing systems to combine efforts of crowdsourced humans and algorithms to segment and track cells in phase contrast and fluorescence images.

The second path lies at the intersection of Human Computation and Natural Language Processing. I spent two summers (2015 and 2016) as an intern at Google Research under the supervision of Dr. Praveen Paritosh, working on designing and improving a human computation framework to better understand diverse question answer content in community QA websites. I am currently developing an online crowdsourcing platform for 2016 U.S. presidential election tweet analysis.

Prior to that, I got my B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. My research interests include Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (my primary focus and research field), Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Vision, and Natural Language Processing.

I am currently on the job market looking for industry/research positions starting Fall 2017.

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Boston University
Department of Computer Science
111 Cummington Mall
Boston, MA, 02215
Email: sameki @ bu . edu (Please remove the spaces)

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