I am research scientist at Recruit Institute of Technology (R.I.T) working on problems related to Data Integration, Data Management, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning. Before R.I.T, I was student in the Computer Science Department at Boston University where I received my PhD in 2016. I was fortunate to have Professor Evimaria Terzi as my advisor.
—— 2015 ——
- R. Agrawal, B. Golshan, E. Papalexakis, A study of distinctiveness in web results of two search engines, WWW 2015 Companion (WebScience Track), Florence, Italy.
- R. Agrawal, B. Golshan, E. Papalexakis, Whither social networks for web search?, ACM SIGKDD 2015 (Industry Track), Sydney, Australia.
—— 2014 ——
- R. Agrawal, B. Golshan, E. Terzi, Grouping Students in Educational Settings, ACM SIGKDD 2014, New York, USA.
- B. Golshan, T. Lappas, E. Terzi, Profit-maximizing Cluster Hires, ACM SIGKDD 2014, New York, USA.
- R. Agrawal, B. Golshan, E. Terzi, Forming Beneficial Teams of Students in Massive Online Classes, ACM L@S 2014 (Work in Progress), Atlanta, USA.
- B. Golshan, E. Terzi, Unveiling Variables in Systems of Linear Equations, SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, SDM 2014, Philadelphia, USA.
—— 2013 ——
- B. Golshan, J. W. Byers, E. Terzi, What do row and column marginals reveal about your dataset?, NIPS 2013, Lake Tahoe, USA.
—— 2012 ——
- G. Misra, B. Golshan, E. Terzi, A Framework for Evaluating the Smoothness of Data-Mining Results, PKDD 2012, Bristol, UK.
- B. Golshan, T. Lappas, E. Terzi, Sofia Search: A Tool for Automating Related-Work Search, ACM SIGMOD 2012 (Demo track), Scottsdale, USA.
—— Working Papers ——
- B. Golshan, E. Terzi, Minimizing tension in social networks, WWW 2016 (Under Review).
- E. Galbrun, B. Golshan, A. Gionis, E. Terzi, Finding teams with low social tension, VLDB 2016 (Under Review).
- B. Golshan, A. Gionis, E. Terzi, Maximizing self-expression in social networks (In preparation).
- B. Golshan, T. Lappas, E. Terzi, Minimizing faultlines in team formation (In preparation).
—— Preprints ——
- R. Agrawal, B. Golshan, E. Papalexakis, Data-Driven Synthesis of Study Plans, Technical Report (TR-2015-003), Data Insight Laboratories.
I have been working as an intern every summer since I started my PhD.
Intern at Aalto University (Summer 2015) Host: Professor Aristides Gionis
Research Intern at MSR Sillicon Valley (Summer 2014) Host: Dr. Rakesh Agrawal
Data Science Intern at oDesk -- Now Upwork (Summer 2013) Host: Dr. Panagiotis Papadimitriou
Intern at University di Roma la Sapienza (Summer 2012) Host: Professor Aris Anagnostopoulos
Intern at Cogo Labs (Summer 2011) Host: Professor Georgios Zervas
—— Research Assistant ——
- Combinatorial Structures – Boston University (Spring 2012 & 2013)
- Introductions to Computer Science I – Boston University (Fall 2010)
- Fundamental of Computers & Programming – Tehran University (Fall 2008 & 2009)
- Data Structures – Tehran University (Fall 2009)
- Algorithm Analysis and Design – Tehran University (Fall 2008)
- Principles of Compiler Design – Tehran University (Spring 2008)
—— Creating Free Educational Content ——
Motivated by the prospect of broadening the understanding and interest of people in computer science, I have started developing a video series called “Science of Abstraction” which aims to explain computer science to a layperson audience through storytelling and simple illustrations. The videos are currently under production, but the first draft of the storyline can be found online. I envision this project to go a long way in promoting and popularizing computer science. I sincerely hope that Science of Abstraction would be used as a resource for K-12 computer-science education.