Hello! I am Amir Reza Mohammadi. I am a PhD candidate at the Universität Innsbruck, Austria, doing my research on the intersection of Recommender systems #RecSys, Graph Neural networks #GNN and Explainable AI #XAI.

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PhD Cand. in Computer Science

Research Topic: "Explainable Graph Neural Network Recommenders"
Supervisor: Dr. Eva Zangerle
Research on Machine Learning, GNN, XAI, RecSys

M.Sc. in Computer Science

Thesis title: "Web User Intention Prediction Using AutoML"
Supervisor: Dr. Mahdi Bohlouli
Research on Machine Learning, AutoML, HPO, Neural Architecture Search (NAS),

GPA: 19.64/20.00 (Ranked 1st)

Selected courses passed: Advanced Artificial Intelligence (A++), Reinforcement Learning (A++), Big Data Analytics (A+), Advanced Database Management (A+), Data Mining (A++), NLP and Information Retrieval (A+), Computational data Mining (A+), Multi Agent Systems (A++)

Visiting Researcher

Studied as an EU funded Erasmus+ project called GraDAna.

Participated topics: Statistical Methods in Information Systems, Open Source Software Data Engineering, Social Networks Analytics, Cloud Computing, Distributed Systems, Citizen Science and Smart Cities, Big Data, Big Data in Practice, Tools and Technologies in Data Science, Upgrading Soft Skills for Computer Engineers, Conducting "Open Science": Approaches, Tools and Practices

B.Sc. in Computer Science

Thesis title: "Twitter Sentiment Analysis Using Apache Spark MLLib"
Supervisor: Dr. Zahra Narimani
Research on Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP).

GPA: 18:16/20.00 (Ranked 4/45)

Selected courses passed: Artificial Intelligence (A++), Data Structure (A++), Machine Learning and Intelligent systems (A++), Software Engineering (A+), Neural Networks (A+), Computer Networks (A)

Research Experience


SPARE: Shortest Path Global Item Relations for Efficient Session-based Recommendation

Andreas Peintner, Amir Reza Mohammadi, Eva Zangerle. Accepted at 17th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems 2023

HPT4Rec: AutoML-based Hyperparameter Self-Tuning Framework for Session-based Recommender Systems

Amir Reza Mohammadi, Amir Hosein Karimi, Mahdi Bohlouli, Eva Zangerle, Gunther Specht. Accepted at 34th workshop on basics of database systems (Grundlagen von Datenbanken, GvDB)

GMM-TF: Adaptive Generative Multi-Modal Framework for Trajectory Forecasting in Autonomous Vehicles

Mohammad Hossein Nazeri, Amir Reza Mohammadi, Milad Bohlouli, Mahdi Bohlouli

Teaching Assistant

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences

Big Data Analytics (Graduate Course) - Course link Dr. Mahdi Bohlouli

Software Engineering (Undergraduate Course) - Course link
Dr. Mohsen Afsharchi

Algorithm Design (Undergraduate Course) Dr.Mansoor Davoodi Monfared

Data Structure II (Undergraduate Course) Dr.Mansoor Davoodi Monfared

Research Intern

IoT Lab

Supervisor: Dr. Peyman Pahlevani

Key responsibilities: Developing a video chat application based on WebRTC technology. Developing and implementing marketing strategies

Technical Skills

Programming Language

  • Python:  Expert
  • Keras, PyTorch, NumPy, Pandas, scikit-learn, SciPy, scikit-learn, Matplotlib, NLTK, spacy, BeautifulSoup, Cython, IPython

  • C++:   Intermediate
  • STL, Qt, CUDA, OpenMP, FLTK, libcurl, Torch, CMake


  • PyTorch:  Expert
  • Apache Spark:  Intermediate
  • Microsoft NNI:  Expert
  • Other AutoML related: TPOT, Auto-Sklearn, Auto-Keras,

    Other skills

    Erlang, SQL, LaTeX, Git, Linux, Scrum, Matlab, Software-development(DBC & Agile), Web-development

    Contact Info

    December 1995
    Amir Reza Mohammadi
    amir.reza ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ uibk.ac.at

    Research Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Recommender Systems
  • AutoML, NAS, HPO
  • Graph Neural Networks
  • Explainable AI

  • Language Skills

  • Persian:   Native
  • English:   Fluent
  • Turkish:   Intermediate
  • Deutsch:   Basic
  • Arabic:   Basic
  • Hobbies

    I'm a huge fan of sports. I play golf professionally. I like camping and traveling too.

    National Golf Championship 2017

    2nd place in Fintech competition 2017
    Location: Science and Technology Park, Zanjan, Iran