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Student Profile: Amirhossein Daneshpajouh
Computing Science doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences
I deeply appreciate the role of technology in enhancing human lives, but not at the cost of real human connections. Apart from being engrossed in technology, I am a karate instructor, a practice I have been involved with since I was 8 years old. Whether it's hitting the climbing gym or immersing myself in bioinformatics research, I continually seek ways to better human life through thoughtful application of technology.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
SFU struck me as the ideal place where I could nurture my dual passion for technology and human well-being. It promised an environment where I could grow, innovate, and contribute to a field that has the potential to improve lives in tangible ways.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?
You can think of my research as using the power of computers to help fight diseases more effectively. It's a field where we use technology to understand and solve complex health problems, potentially finding new ways to treat illnesses like cancer or genetic diseases.
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to explore and innovate at SFU. It's really motivating to be amidst people who share my excitement about using technology for the greater good. The environment here encourages us to think creatively and work towards advancements that could genuinely improve many lives.
How would you describe your program/postdoc position to someone still searching for a program or postdoc position?
If you're keen on joining a program where you can actively contribute to bridging the gap between technology and better health solutions, SFU is the place to be. Here, you will find a supportive community and the resources necessary to make significant strides in your field, all while fostering a deep connection with real-world implications.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
I believe it's vital to remember that the goal of technology should be to augment our human experiences, not replace them. As I move forward in my journey, I hope technologies will not only solve complex problems but also enhance our connections with each other. Additionally, I would encourage others to embrace activities, like martial arts, that foster personal growth and community connection. It's a wonderful balance that can bring a lot of fulfillment.
Contact Amirhossein: firstname.lastname@example.org