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Professor Parham Aarabi is a Canada Research Chair in Internet Video, Audio, and Image Search, a tenured Associate Professor in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the founder and directed the University of Toronto’s Artificial Perception Lab.
Parham Aarabi was born 25 Aug 1976 in Tehran. Parham’s parents Roya Sedigh, and Ghassam Aarabi – both were civil engineers.
In summer 1981 when Parham was 5 years old the family moved to Japan – Tokyo and applied for US-visa. In summer 1986 they traveled to Switzerland in hope for US-visa and stayed there in 5 months.
Parham and his sister were able to take a time-visa for USA. In 1986 Parham moved to his uncle who lived in Atlanta (The capital of Georgia State above state Florida).
He started with learning English and was very shy. Beginning of 1987 – his visa was used and Parham was forced back to IRAN. Since he was very shy and did not talked so much In school – due to bad Arabic language and religion – they told him “You are a 0. You are nothing!”
After 1 year in 1988 at age 12 the family were accepted as Canada immigrants and they immigrated to Toronto-Canada. Parham started learning English and at grade 8-9 he was able to solve Pascal’s math contest equations and become Nr. 1 student in his school at Thornhill.
At Sept. 1994 Parham became ranked Nr. 1 at University of Toronto Entrance Scholarship and in 1998 Just in 21 years old he received B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with highest Honours assigned Grade = 100%!
June 1998 – June 1999 just 22 years old he received his M.A.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Toronto with Thesis: “Multi-Sense Artificial Awareness” with assigned Grade = A+!
June 1999 – June 2001 just 24 years old (before age 25) Parham received his Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, CA USA – Thesis: “Spatial Integration and Localization of Dynamic Sensors”.
And before Parham was 25 years (just 24 years old) in June 2001 he was choosen as Assistant Professor at University of Toronto and at Canada Research Chair in Multi-Sensor Information Systems. Parham Aarabi is the youngest professor ever in Canada’s history (at age 24)!
In 2005 Parham Aarabi was Selected by 2005 – Selected by MIT’s Technology Review as one of the “World’s Top Young Innovators“.
Dec. 2005 – Parham become Present Appointed as Director of Undergraduate Recruiting Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Toronto.
Dec. 2005 – he become Present Appointed as Computer Engineering Option Chair Division of Engineering Science University of Toronto.
July 2005 – Parham was chosen as Canada Research Chair in Multi-Sensor Information Systems. He later was awarded by Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Toronto.
In 2006 Parham Aarabi was awarded the University of Toronto SAC/APUS Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Parham Aarabi has 4 Patents:
- Aarabi, P., Visual Image Searching, Sorting.
- Aarabi, P., Evaluation Using Information Theory.
- Aarabi, P., Low-power Phase-Based Speech.
- Aarabi, P., Interactive three dimensional object localization.
- 2002 – Best Computer Engineering Professor Award.
- 2002 – Canada Research Chair in Multi-Sensor Information Systems.
- 2002 – Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award.
- 2003 – ECE Professor of the Year Award.
- 2004 – Selected to speak at the Canadian Parliament as a “Leader of Tomorrow”.
Pro. Aarabi has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications as well as invited for several invited talks including Microsoft Research, Stanford University, and ICSI Berkeley, and the Federal arliament of Canada).
2005-2007 – Pro. Aarabi was Director of Undergraduate Recruiting, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto.
2005-2008 – Computer Engineering Option Chair, Division of Engineering Science, University of Toronto.
Pro. Aarabi is founded and directed the University of Toronto’s Artificial Perception Lab (APL).
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