Areas of expertise
Farrokh is a senior researcher at the Department of Computing, University of Turku, Finland and for the last 11 years, he has been part of the TurkuNLP group, developing different NLP and text mining pipelines for the biomedical domain, as well as taking part in various bioinformatics projects such as protein function prediction.
Farrokh has a doctoral degree certificate in Computer Science (University of Turku) and two master’s degree certificates, one in Computer Science (Master’s Degree Programme in Bioinformatics, University of Turku), and one in Computer Software Engineering (Iran University of Science and Technology).
I have been the responsible teacher for the course Algorithms in Bioinformatics, University of Turku, 2015-2020. I have also helped in teaching other NLP courses including Text mining and Deep Learning in Language Technology at the Department of Computing, University of Turku.
With a strong track record in publication, achieving high ranks in several international text mining and machine learning competitions, and achieving the state-of-the-art results on several important datasets, Farrokh has been specializing in deep learning-based methods for Biomedical Natural Language Processing (BioNLP) and text mining. His research has focused on low-resource setups, where minimal training data is available.
During 2021, Farrokh has worked as an AI scientist for Silo AI, developing text mining systems for clients, and as a researcher for AI academy, helping in the development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). In 2022, Farrokh received his PhD degree certificate in Computer Science from University of Turku, with his thesis on ‘Optimizing Text Mining Methods for Biomedical Natural Language Processing’. Currently, Farrokh has a senior researcher position in TurkuNLP group, working on biomedical natural language processing and text mining.