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Oct 2015–present (expected: June 2020)
University of Basel, Switzerland -Faculty of Business and Economics
PhD candidate in Energy Economics
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hannes Weigt
Main topics:
– Support policies and investor preferences
– Electric mobility and its effects on the Swiss transmission network
– System adequacy studies for Switzerland
Jan 2016–Jan 2017
Swiss Program for Beginning Doctoral Students at the Study Center Gerzensee, a foundation of the Swiss National Bank:
– US-style first-year PhD program
– Econometrics (statistical methods), Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
– 10 leading international academics as lecturers  
Sep 2011–Sep 2014
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
M.Sc. in Electrical engineering – Power engineering
Master thesis: short-term forecasting of aggregated supply functions using machine learning algorithms
GPA: 18.12/20 (top 10%)
Selected courses:
– Power Electronics
– Power System Planning/Operation
– Biological Computations (Genetic Algorithm)  
Sep 2007–Sep 2011:
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering
GPA: 16.98/20 (top 10%)
Selected courses:
– Power System Analysis I and II
– Power System Restructuring