Arezoo Movaghar

Arezoo Movaghar
Develop computational models to improve our understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders<br />

Years at WID

2014 - present

Education

  • Ph.D. student in Biomedical Informatics, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • M.S., Artificial Intelligence, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • B.S., Information Technology Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • B.S., Software Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Research Description

Arezoo Movaghar’s research interest focuses on creating and applying machine learning and statistical methods to address biological and medical research questions. Her academic goal is to create links between and across genetics, psychology, statistics, and computer science. She is particularly interested to explore computational methods to identify phenotypes associated with different diseases, primarily neurodevelopmental disorders such as Fragile X syndrome, autism spectrum disorder and Schizophrenia.

Affiliations

  • Committee member in the First National Amirkabir Artificial Intelligence Challenge (AAIC2012)
  • Executive director of Amirkabir GNU/Linux Festival, Tehran, Iran. 2009-2010
  • Executive director and committee member of Amirkabir annual programing contest, 2008-2010
  • Student committee chair in 14th international and national conference of computer society of Iran,
  • President of student scientific committee of computer engineering department, 2008-2010

Honors

  • Morse scholarship for interdisciplinary research, July 2016
  • Ranked 34th in International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World finals, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Team Name: Balloons keepers (As a coach assistant), 2009
  • Outstanding student award in Computer Engineering Bachelor Degree Program, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2009
  • Exceptional Talent Award in Information Technology Bachelor Degree Program, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2007

Selected Publications

  • Movaghar, A., Mailick, M., Sterling, A., Greenberg, J., Saha, K. (2017). Automated screening for Fragile X premutation carriers based on linguistic and cognitive computational phenotypes. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 2674. https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.1038%2Fs41598-017-02682-4&token=5MiN2VNMCnzXlf0Xf%2FwZ7oGgnRtR3S84uDdoQuZqo7E%3D
  • Loewe, L., et al. , 2016. Evolvix BEST Names for semantic reproducibility across code2brain interfaces. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
  • Carlson-Stevermer, J., Goedland, M., Steyer, B., Movaghar, A., Lou, M., Kohlenberg, L., Prestil, R. and Saha, K., 2016. High-content analysis of CRISPR-Cas9 gene-edited human embryonic stem cells. Stem cell reports, 6(1), pp.109-120.
  • Movaghar, A., Greenberg, J., Mailick, M., Sterling, A., Saha, K. Automated screening for Fragile X premutation carriers based on linguistic and cognitive computational phenotypes. 2017 Gatlinburg Conference, San Antonio, Texas, United States, March 7-10, 2017
  • Loberger, S., Movaghar, A., Loewe, L., “Are there unexpected parallels between abstract algebra structures and biology building blocks?” (Poster), Undergraduate Symposium, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, April 14, 2016
  • Khabbazian, M., Salehi, M., Movaghar, A., et el., “Computational Analysis of Transcriptomic Networks in Cell Decision Making Process from Stem Cell to Neurons” (poster), 4th Annual McPherson ERI Vision Science & Visual Art Poster and Gallery Session, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, September 20, 2012