My name is Pouyan Nahed and currently, I am a third-year Ph.D. student of Computer Science.
I love the way that computers are changing the world and how they enable us to build a better place to live. My curiosity about computers started since I was a child when I saw my family using these mysterious boxes! This curiosity continued inside me until I grew up and I decided to follow my interest through studying Computer Science. I have interests in many different areas but my main interest lies in Machine Learning and Deep Learning . My passion for Machine Learning originates from my delight to solve complex problems with the help of computers. I spend most of my time studying the application of Machine Learning in different areas such as text and image. The majority of these studies involve Natural Language Processing. When I am not engaged in personal projects or studying, I am a big fan of photography. I like the Urban Photography style because of its colors. You can check out my social networks to see my photos and you're welcome to leave any comments!

If you want to know more about me or you have any questions feel free to let me know, I would to hear from you.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States
Ph.D. Computer Science 2020 - Current

Currently, I am enrolled in Computer Science Ph.D. program of University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Also, I am working as graduate assistant.

University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran
B.Sc. Computer Engineering 2014 - 2018

During my time at University of Guilan I learnt lots of skills that have I have taken through my career such as teamwork and working to tight deadlines. I thouroughly enjoyed my time as university and learnt a lot about a healthy work life balance.

I was a member of Computer Scientific Association for one year and I held several Android workshops.

Until Now

I am eager to learn and I try to research whenever it is possible. There are lots of things which I learned in my free times.

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself. "Dale Cornegie"




DeepFlapPyBird is a project that trains an agent using Deep Reinforcement Learning to play the flappy bird game. The agent uses different objects coordinates as input features. I used the OpenAI Gym framework to build a custom environment for observation and related functions. Also, I used the Pytorch framework to build a Fully Connected Neural Network in order to train a deep Q-Learning model.

Persian SMS Spam Detection

This project is my final thesis for my undergraduate studies. This project is a classification problem in Natural Language Processing and recognizes the spam messages in the Persian language. I used the TF-IDF algorithm to extract the features from the input texts. For the learning part, I trained an SVM model and I used the Scikit-Learn framework.

Persian Sentiment Analysis

I developed this project to practice training the classification models. This project predicts the sentiment of products review of an online shopping website in the Persian language. The project uses the GloVe embedding algorithm to encode the input words to vectors. I utilized the TensorFlow and Keras framework to build an LSTM recurrent neural network to predict the polarity of the reviews.

Memory Game

This project is the final project for one of my undergraduate courses. It is the implementation of the memory image matching game from scratch in Java language. To implement the GUI, I employed the Java Swing package. Also, to incorporate the multiplayer features of the game, I implemented a Socket server-client communication to pass the game information to the other peers.

This Website!

To satisfy my creativity and learning a little bit of front-end design I tried to build my resume website. I found it a good situation to start learning web developement and practice it by designing my own website. I built this website using HTML & CSS from scratch without using any other framework. Also, I used Vanta.js to create the header background animation.


This one is one of my freelancing projects. It is an Android application that enables the user to design artworks without having any design knowledge. This application is developed merely by Java and Android native package and it can be used on any Android device.

Telegram Cleaner

Telegram Cleaner is one of my preliminary personal projects that I developed to get familiar with Android programming. It is a tool to clean Android device internal storage from the files that Telegram has created. It can search for redundant files and remove them to free up space. This project is implemented in Java and Android languages.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Research Assistant 2021 - Current

Currently, I am working as a Research Assistant at hte University of Nevada, Las Vegas. My research mainly consists of Machine Learnign and Natural Language Processing. We are working to predict the properties of the drugs and clinical trials based on their texutal descriptions by training Deep Neural Networks to finding the missing values. The main data that we use is the clinicaltrials.gov database. Also, we are building a platform for studying Alzheimer's Disease trials using the Django framework.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Teaching Assistant 2020-2021

I have always enjoyed teaching and helping others. During my first year of graduate studies in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas I have worked as a teaching assistant for a few Computer Science undergraduate courses. The courses are as followings:

- Analysis of Algorithms (CS 477/677)
- Automata and Formal Languages (CS 456/656)
- Data Structures (CS 302)
- Computer Science II (CS 202)

Senior Software Engineer 2016 - 2018

Black Board is a schools managment system which enables students and thier parents (through appliation) to connect to the school. I was Software Engineer and Senior Android developer at this project. Also I have done some UI design for several pages.

Android Developer 2013 - 2018

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google. It is based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, and is designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. I have done some freelancing project which helped me to gain precious experiences and implementing theorical concepts that I had read in the university.




Have an idea or a subject to discuss? You're welcome to shoot me an email or contact through social media.

Let's Talk
pouyan9675 {at} gmail {dot} com
© 2021 | Designed by Pouyan Nahed