Following the completion of my Ph.D., I relocated to Aachen, Germany, where I joined ACCESS e.V., a Research Institute affiliated with RWTH Aachen University, as a Research Associate. One of my research projects yielded highly fundamental novel results (we showed when a 200-year-old law in physics fails and how to fix it), allowing me to publish my work in the most prestigious journal of physics (PRL) [Link to Paper].

Then, I moved to Waterloo, Canada to start a new chapter in the Deep Tech industry, initially as the Lead ML Engineer of a startup associated with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Later, I joined Beyond Limits, an industrial AI startup affiliated with CalTech and NASA JPL, where I served as an ML Scientist.

Presently, I am thrilled to pursue my latest venture: my YouTube channel, MLBoost. Through this platform, I aim to share my knowledge, insights, and passion for machine learning with a wider audience.

Originally from Iran, I pursued my undergraduate studies there before moving to Iowa City, USA in 2011 to pursue my graduate degree. During my Ph.D. program, I had the opportunity to develop a code for a project co-sponsored by NASA and the European Space Agency [search for my last name here], which provided invaluable learning experiences and honed my problem-solving skills. However, as I approached the completion of my Ph.D. in 2018, I felt a strong desire to engage in more fundamental scientific research. It was during this time that I also gained experience with various machine learning methods.

Aachen's Christmas Market and Cathedral

Three Country Border Aachen where Germany, Netherlands and Belgium meet

Mahdi Torabi Rad, Ph.D.

I am a computational scientist, engineer, self-trained software developer, mentor, and YouTube content creator with over 10 years of experience in developing mathematical, statistical, and machine-learning models, as well as computer codes to predict complex phenomena.

At this point, I felt a sense of accomplishment with the journals I had published in and decided to transition away from purely-academic research.

Kinnick Stadium, Home to University of Iowa Hawkeyes