I am a PhD student at the Mathematics for Real-World Systems CDT, based in the Centre for Complexity Science. My research aims to improve the predictability of meteorological drought in Africa with a time lead of 12 months using data-driven approaches. It is supervised by Professor Colm Connaughton and Dr Francisco Rodrigues. I was an Engage@TuringLink opens in a new window student at the Alan Turing InstituteLink opens in a new window from January to September 2021. Before joining Mathsys, I worked in the financial services industry for several years. My research interests are Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Time Series, and Causality applied in real-world problems such as climate and finance and their applications in other scientific fields.
- Aug. 2019: Cambridge Networks Day
- Sept. 2019: Data Study Group - Project by STC -" Bandwidth allocation for mobile users: a solution for rural and urban areas" at the Alan Turing Institute, UK.
- Nov. 2019: SPAAM Seminar Series - contributed talk: "Causal Network Discovery from Climate time series".
- Mar. 2020: MISS Research Group - contributed talk: "Reinforcement Learning for FX trading".
- Sept. 2020: 10th International Conference on Climate Informatics - poster: "Discovering Causal factors of drought in Ethiopia".
- Nov. 2020: Warwick AI Quant Insights x Designing Intelligence - invited talk: "AI in FX".
- Feb. 2021: Engage@Turing Student Research Showcase - poster: "Discovering Causal factors of drought".
- Sept. 2021: Turing Community Week - contributed talk: "Prediction of the spatial extent of drought".
- Noorbakhsh, Mohammad, Colm Connaughton, and Francisco A. Rodrigues. (2020). "Discovering causal factors of drought in Ethiopia." Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Climate Informatics. 2020.
- Data Study Group team. (2021). Data Study Group Summary: STC. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5729536.
- Noorbakhsh, M and Connaughton, C (2022) "Prediction of Drought’s Spatial Extent", In Prep, intended to submit to the environmental data science journal.
- Jan. to Mar. 2020: Lab Tutor - Big Data Analytics course at the Warwick Business School.
- Artificial Intelligence for trading in financial markets: Developing trading strategies in the Forex market using Supervised Machine/Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning.
- Machine learning in Julia: Performed a review of the Julia machine learning ecosystem and the development of packages leading to a proof-of-concept of the MLJ machine learning framework.
- Machine Learning for Drug Discovery: Applied machine learning/deep learning to identify active chemical compounds.
- Implementation of Machine Learning Algorithms in R: Neural Network, Nearest Neighbour, Linear and Quadric Discriminant analysis, decision stumps (DS) and boosted decision stumps (BDS), kernel ridge regressions and hierarchical agglomerative clustering.
- MSc Mathematics for Real-World Systems – University of Warwick, UK
Thesis title: “Network analysis of African rainfall patterns”
- MSc Data Science and Analytics – Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Thesis title: “Machine Learning for Drug Discovery”
- MSc Finance and Management - Cranfield University. UK
Thesis title: “Stock returns, dividend yields, and volatility: Evidence from Hong Kong market”
- BSc Computer Engineering - Sharif University of Technology, Iran