Koosha Golmohammadi

email: koosha {at} kooshanet {dot} com


MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA

PhD in Computing Science, University of Alberta, Canada

MSc in Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems, University of Alberta, Canada


Leadership: Team building, Coaching, Strategy development,  Business planning, Client management, Business development 

Programming: Python, Java, C++, R, Matlab

ML tools: Tensorflow, sklearn, pytorch  

Hadoop and Database: Hive, Spark, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MYSQL, MS SQL Server

Business Intelligence: Tableau, Power BI, KNIME

Software Development Tools and Methodologies: Scrum, UML

Work Experience:

Director of Data Science [ 2017 to 2020 ]: Manulife John Hancock 

Data Science Program Manager [ 2015 to 2017 ]:  City of Edmonton

Quant (fellowship) [ 2013 ]: Freethink Capital Hedge Fund

Data Scientist [ 2010 to 2015 ]: AICML

Senior Systems Analyst [ 2009 to 2010 ]: Information Services and Technologies (IST), University of Alberta

Systems Analyst [ 2008 to 2009 ]: IBM


Awards and Honors

    1. Chair of Computers and Communications Chapter of IEEE Northern Canada Section, 2012 to 2017
    2. University of Alberta President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction, 2011
    3. Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship (AITF), 2011
    4. Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada Graduate Scholarship, 2011
    5. 2010 THECIS Innovation Scholarship, 2010
    6. Top 5% of doctoral students in Canada, for participation in the CIHR Research Poster Competition, 2010
    7. President of the University of Alberta Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student Association (ECEGSA), 2008
    8. Mary Louise Imrie Graduate Student Award, University of Alberta Faculty of Graduate Studies, 2008
    9. Professional Development Grant, University of Alberta Graduate Student Association, 2008
    10. National Students Scientific Achievement Award, Iran, 2007
    11. Ranked 11th in RoboCup 2006, Germany, 2006
    12. Ranked 3rd in Iran Open RoboCup, Iran, 2006
    13. Ranked 3rd in AI-Games Open, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, 2005
    14. Ranked 4th in AUT Open, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, 2005
    15. Ranked 5th in RoboCup 2005, Japan, 2005
    16. Ranked 3rd in HelliCup, Alamme Helli Institute, Iran, 2005

Services and Professional Memberships

    • Reviewer: KDD 2014, New York, USA
    • Organizer: IEEE TechNights, Edmonton, Canada, November 2012, February and August 2013
    • Reviewer: Pan-Alberta CS Conference, Edmonton, Canada, April 2011
    • Chair: 2009 Alberta Electrical & Computer Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, Edmonton, Canada, June 2009
    • Organizing Committee Member: iCORE Alberta Electrical & Computer Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, Edmonton, Canada, May 2008
    • Volunteer: 2008 ACM-ICPC World Finals programming contest, Banff, Canada, April 2008
    • Organizing Committee Member: 2007 IEEE IAS Industry & Commercial Power System Technical Conference, Edmonton, Canada, May 2007
    • Referee and Volunteer: RoboCup 2007, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, July 2007
    • Member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
    • Member of Association for Computation Machinery (ACM)


Publications and Talks

Selected Publications [Journals and Conferences]

  • Golmohammadi K., Zaiane O. Sentiment Analysis on Twitter to Improve Time Series Contextual Anomaly Detection for Detecting Stock Market Manipulation. 19th International Conference on Big Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery (DaWaK 2017), France
  • Golmohammadi K., Zaiane O. Time Series Contextual Anomaly Detection for Detecting Market Manipulation in Stock Market. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA 2015), France
  • Golmohammadi K., Zaiane O., Diaz D. Detecting Stock Market Manipulation using Supervised Learning Algorithms. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA 2014), China
  • Golmohammadi K., Zaiane O. Data Mining Applications for Fraud Detection in Securities Market. European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC 2012), pages 107-114, IEEE Press, Odense, Denmark, August 2012
  • Golmohammadi K., Smit M., Zaiane O. Learning Actions in Complex Software Systems. 13th International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery (DaWaK 2011), pages 367-381, Toulouse, France, August 2011
  • Reformat M., Golmohammadi K. Rule- and OWA-based Semantic Similarity for User Profiling, the special issue on Fuzzy Approaches for Ontology Applications and Adaptive Web Services of the International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 12, No. 2, pages 87-102, June 2010
  • Reformat M., Golmohammadi K. Updating User Profile using Ontology-based Semantic Similarity. FUZZ-IEEE2009 (2009 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems), pages: 148-132, IEEE press, South Korea, August 2009
  • Farahmand Nejad A., Kharazmi S., Bayati S., Abolhassani H., Golmohammadi K. Adaptive Weblog Post Filtering Based On User Browsing History. The 3rd International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-09), pages: 274-277, AAAI Press, San Jose, USA. May 2009
  • Farahmand Nejad A., Kharazmi S., Bayati S. Golmohammadi K, Abolhassani H. Semantic Log Based Replication Model for Optimizing Heterogeneous DBMS Interaction. International Conference on Advances in Databases (DB2009), pages: 138-142, IEEE press, Gosier, France, March 2009
  • Golmohammadi K, Reformat M., Pedrycz W. Fuzziness in the Semantic Web: Survey and Future Directions. The 20th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE’2008), pages: 643-648,  San Francisco, USA, July 2008
  • Golmohammadi K, Kurgan LA, Crowley B., Reformat M. Amino Acid Sequence Based Method for Prediction of Cell Membrane Protein Types. International Journal of Hybrid Information Technology, vol. 1, No. 1, pages: 95-109, January 2008
  • Golmohammadi K, Kurgan L., Crowley B., Reformat M. Classification of Cell Membrane Proteins. In proceeding of Frontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and information Technologies 2007 (FBIT 2007), pages: 153-158, IEEE press, South Korea, October 2007


  • Disruptive Machine Learning Applications in Insurance and Banking, Toronto Machine Learning Summit, Canada, Jul 2019
  • Application of Machine Learning and Big Data to Improve Efficiency of Municipal Operations, Intelligent Cities Summit: IoT, Big Data for Municipalities, Toronto, Canada, Nov 2016
  • Alberta Open Data Summit, Edmonton, Canada, Oct 2016
  • Open City and Advanced Analytics, Ignite Edmonton Festival, Edmonton, Canada, Sep 2015
  • Learning Actions in Complex Software Systems, Technocon 2011, Edmonton, Canada, Jun 2011
  • Accurate Prediction of Cell Membrane Protein Types, 2008 iCORE Alberta Electrical & Computer Engineering Graduate Research Symposium. Edmonton, Canada, May 2008
  • Wireless Network for 3D soccer agents, 3D Development League in RoboCup 2005. Osaka, Japan, Jul 2005

Teaching Experience

1. Lecturer, Artificial Intelligence,  [ winter 2011 ]
University of Alberta, Canada

2. Teaching Assistant, Java Programming,  [ winter 2011 ]
University of Alberta, Canada

3. Teaching Assistant, C++ Programming  [ winter 2009 ]
University of Alberta, Canada 

4. Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Microprocessors and Assembly language  [ fall 2008 ]
University of Alberta, Canada2008 to 2009