Maryam Mehri Dehnavi

Lab Director


Kazem Cheshmi

PhD Candidate

MSc – Tehran University 

Awards: Wolfond fellowship, Adobe fellowship 2018, the grand final award of the 2017 ACM SRC competitions, HPCS18 best poster, CGO travel award, ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship.

Research: Compilers and numerical methods  and computer graphics

Current: Assistant Professor at McMaster University.

Bangtian Liu

PhD Candidate

MSc – Tsinghua University

Research: Compilers and verification

Behrooz Zare

PhD Student

MSc – Sharif University

Research: Compilers and numerical methods  

Saeed Soori

PhD Candidate

BSc-MSc – Tehran University

Awards: Rutgers fellowship, PLDI travel award, 1st place Tehran University in Control Engineering  

Research: Machine learning and cloud

Current: Senior Researcher at Huawei Canada

Mohammad Mozaffari

PhD Student

BSc– University of Tehran

Research: Machine learning and optimization

Faraz Shahsavan

PhD Student

BSc– University of Tehran

Research: Compilers and Code Generation 

Lucas Wilkinson

MSc Student

BSc – University of Waterloo

Research: Deep Learning Accelerators

Avery Laird

MSc Student

BEng – Zhejiang University

BSc –  Simon Fraser University

Research: Compilers

Adam Adli

MSc Student

BSc – University of Toronto

Awards: St. Michael’s College Silver Medal

Research: Deep Learning

Zachary Centinic

MSc Student

BSc – McMaster University

Awards: Dean’s Honors List, NSERC USRA

Research: Compilers and code generation

Jianda  (Kinder) Chen

Master of Applied Computing

BSc – University of Toronto

Research: Deep learning

Yongzhen (George) Huang

Undergraduate Researcher

BSc – University of Toronto


Research: Compilers and machine learning

Current: Quantitative Developer at RBC Capital Markets


Zachary Blanco
– Now at the MIT Lincoln Lab and UC San Diego

Aadtiya Shukla
– Now data scientist at IBM Research

Yuanxi Li
– Now at Amazon

George Sakkas
– Now at UCSD