My talks
 Learning probability distributions, presented in
 New techniques in distribution learning,
Concordia University, Montreal, 31 January 2018.
 Sampleefficient learning of mixture models,
Universität Tübingen Lunch Seminar Theoretical Computer Science, Tübingen, Germany, 13 July 2017.
 VCdimension of neural networks,
Simons Institute Industry Day, Berkeley, 23 March 2017.
 The push&pull protocol for rumour spreading,
presented in
 Probability lab seminar, Montreal, 20 September 2017 (50 minute talk, slides)
 RANDOM 2017, Berkeley, 18 August 2017 (20 minute talk, slides)

The 6th biennial Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference (CanaDAM), Toronto, 15 June 2017
 Microsoft Research Redmond Lunch Theory seminar, Redmond, 1 March 2017
 University of Washington theory seminar, Seattle, 28 February 2017 (50 minute talk, slides)
 Some highlights of my research,
Tutte Colloquium, University of Waterloo, 10 February 2017.
 Load balancing by an asynchronous greedy algorithm,
Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science graduating bits,
Simons Institute, Berkeley, 9 January 2017.
 Rumour spreading in the spatial preferential attachment model,
Banff workshop on random geometric graphs, Banff Centre, 7 November 2016 (recorded talk, 30 mins),
and
CanaDAM 2015, University of Saskatchewan, 4 June 2015.
 Longest paths and diameter in random Apollonian networks,
UBC Probability seminar, University of British Columbia, 5 October 2016.
 Tight load balancing via randomlized local search,
Tutte Colloquium, University of Waterloo, 20 May 2016.
 Cops and a fast robber on planar and random graphs (first animation, second animation), UBC Discrete Math seminar, Vancouver, 27 October 2015,
and
UVIC Discrete Math seminar, Victoria, 5 November 2015.
 Cops and a fast robber on boundeddegree and random graphs (first animation, second animation), SFU Discrete Math seminar, Burnaby, 13 October 2015.
 The push&pull protocol for rumour spreading,
UBC Discrete Math seminar, Vancouver, 6 October 2015,
and
UVIC CS Theory seminar, Victoria, 6 November 2015.
Short versions of this talk were presented in
ACM PODC 2015, DonostiaSan Sebastian, 23 July 2015, and Connections in Discrete Mathematics (a celebration of the work of Ron Graham), Simon Fraser University, 18 June 2015.
A poster of this work was presented in the Simons conference on random graph processes, Austin, 11 May 2016.
 Proving logarithmic upper bounds for diameters of random graphs, CanaDAM 2015, University of Saskatchewan, 4 June 2015,
and
STAR Workshop on Random Graphs, Radboud University Nijmegen, 10 April 2015.
 Diameter and Rumour Spreading in RealWorld Network Models, PhD Defence, University of Waterloo, 2 April 2015.
 Bounds for Randomized Rumour Spreading Protocols, Mathematics Colloquium, Dalhousie University, Halifax, 20 November 2014.
A blackboard version of this talk was presented during the Research Programme on Algorithmic Perspective in Economics and Physics seminar, Centre de Recerca Matematica, Barcelona, 22 April 2015.
 It's a small world for random surfers, 18th International Workshop on Randomization and Computation (APPROX/RANDOM 2014), Barcelona, 6 September 2014.
 Randomized Rumour Spreading on Random ktrees, TRICS Research Group Seminar, University of Melbourne, 13 May 2014, and
Discrete Maths Research Group Seminar, Monash University, Melbourne, 5 May 2014.
 The diameters of two random graph models,
16th International Conference on Random Structures and Algorithms (RSA 2013), Poznan, 9 August 2013.
 On the Longest Paths in Random Apollonian Networks,
Discrete Maths Research Group Seminar, Monash University, Melbourne, 20 May 2013.
 Height of Random Trees and an Application in Random Apollonian Networks,
Probability seminar, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, 21 January 2013.
 On the Longest Path and the Diameter in Random Apollonian Networks,
Frontiers in Mathematical Sciences (Conference honouring Siavash Shahshahani),
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, 26 December 2012.
 Active Property Testing of Linear Functions Over the Boolean Hypercube,
First IPM Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (IPMTACS 2012),
Institute for Research in Pure Sciences, Tehran, 22 December 2012.
 Random Apollonian Networks, Graph Theory Seminar, Ryerson University, Toronto, 28 November 2012.
 On a Dag Partitioning Problem,
9th Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web Graph (WAW), Dalhousie University, Halifax, 23 June 2012.
 On the Density of Nearly Regular Graphs with a Good EdgeLabelling, SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, 19 June 2012.
 Cops and Robber with Fast Robber on Interval Graphs and Chordal Graphs, 1st Graph Searching in Canada (GRASCan) Workshop, Ryerson University, Toronto, 26 May 2012.
 On The Density of Nearly Regular Graphs with a Good EdgeLabelling, Graph Theorey Seminar, Ryerson University, Toronto, 5 April 2012.
 A Randomly Embedded Random Graph is Not a Spanner, The 23rd Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG 2011), University of Toronto, 12 August 2011.
 On a Bounded Budget Network Creation Game, Graph Theory Seminar, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, 20 July 2011.
 On a Generalization of Meyniel's Conjecture on the Cops and Robbers Game, The 3rd biennial Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference (CanaDAM 2011), University of Victoria, 1 June 2011.
 Cops and Robber Game with a Fast Robber on Expander Graphs and Random Graphs, The 19th Ontario Combinatorics Workshop (OCW 2011), Ryerson University, 6 May 2011.
 The Cops and Robber Game with a Fast Robber, Master’s thesis presentation in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, 4 March 2011 (LaTeX source).
 Complexity of the Hhomomorphism problem: a new approach using the cylindrical construction, Advanced Topics in Graph Theory course, Sharif University of Technology, 3 February 2008.
 An Agent that plays Pacman, Presentation Methods course, Sharif University of Technology, 3 December 2007.
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Last updated: 30 November 2018