Office: Middlesex College 385 / WIRB 4140
Tel:519-661-2111 ext. 86894
Research Group mohsenzadehlab.com
Social Media: @yalda_mhz, Google Scholar
Yalda is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and a core member of the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University. She is also a faculty affiliate with Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Previously, she was a postdoctoral associate in the Computer Science and A.I. Lab (CSAIL) and McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. Before she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Vision Research at York University. Yalda received her PhD in statistical machine learning from Amirkabir University of Technology.
Our research is interdisciplinary bridging the gap between artificial intelligence with human intelligence. We primarily focus on understanding the underlying computational principles of visual intelligence in humans and artificial systems, with the aim of developing artificial intelligence systems that match or surpass human performance. For this, we study human brain perception and memory processes with a combination of brain imaging techniques (fMRI, EEG, MEG, and fNIRS), behaviour and computational modeling using deep neural networks. We also develop state-of-the-art deep learning and machine learning techniques with applications in computer vision, image, video and audio understanding.
Courses taught in 2020/21:
- CS9873: Brain Inspired Artificial Intelligence
- CS4442/CS9542: Artificial Intelligence II