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Nassim Mafi

  • Ph.D. student in Computer Science
  • Graduate Assistant
  • University of Arizona Department of Computer Science
  • 3PublicationsNumber of items in Nassim's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 19Followers


I am currently a Ph.D. student in the department of Computer Science at the University of Arizona. I do research in the Arizona Robotics Research Group:ARRG. My advisor is Dr. Ian Fasel. I received my M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Arizona in 2011 and hope to finish my Ph.D. by May 2014. I got my B.S. in Computer Engineering (majoring in Software Engineering) from Shahid Beheshti University, one of the top 5 universities in Iran. My B.S. advisor was Dr. Mehrnoosh Shamsfard. My thesis, titled Ontology Mapping, includes a framework for ontology mapping in general, plus a survey and comparison of all the tools and techniques available at that time (2005). The result of this work is published in proceedings of the 2nd international conference on Information and Knowledge Technology (IKT) in Iran. I spent a few years working in industry to gain more experience before I applied to grad school.

Recent publications

  • Information theoretic reward shaping for curiosity driven learning in POMDPs

    • Mafi N
    • Abtahi F
    • Fasel I
  • Ontology Mapping

    • Shamsfard M
    • Mafi N

Professional experience

Graduate Assistant

Department of Computer Science, The University of Arizona

January 2009 - Present



The University of Arizona

September 2010 - Present


The University of Arizona

January 2009 - May 2011(2 years)


Shahid Beheshti University

September 2000 - October 2005(5 years)

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