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Farzad Farnoud Hassanzadeh
Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Computer Science
University of Virginia

351 McCormick Road
P.O. Box 400743
Charlottesville, VA 22904
email: farzad(at)virginia(dot)edu
phone: (434)924-4101
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About me: I am an assistant professor at the University of Virginia with appointments in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Previously, I was a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech. I received my Ph.D. in ECE from UIUC in 2013. I also received an M.Sc. in mathematics from UIUC in 2012 and an M.Sc. in ECE from the University of Toronto in 2008.

My interests include information theory, bioinformatics/computational biology, and machine learning. I particularly gravitate towards problems that lie in the intersections of these areas, such as mathematical and information-theoretic modeling of DNA mutations, compression of biological sequences, ordinal data fusion and its application to gene prioritization, and sorting algorithms for large data streams. I also work on rank modulation codes for flash memories with higher data density, faster reprogramming, and longer life span.