University of Missouri-Columbia

PhD student, Biomedical Informatics

MSc in Computer Sciences

University of Wisconsin, Madison

safipourafsh [at] wisc.edu

as9bn [at] missouri.edu

About Me:

Thanks for stopping by my website!

I am a PhD student in Biomedical Informatics at the Institute for Data Science and Informatics at the University of Missouri, where I am using and developing machine learning algorithms to derive insights from biomedical data. I've graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major Master's in computer sciences and information sciences, where I have done projects in bioinformatics, machine learning, database management systems, and data analysis.


  • Machine Learning & Statistical Methods
  • Interpretability & Robustness
  • Data Mining
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Omics Data Analysis


  • Research Assistant, Institute for Data Science and Informatics, Mizzou (2021-present).
  • Web App Developer, Biomedical Computing Group, UW-Madison (2019-2021).
  • Teaching Assistant, Data Mining (LIS 706), iSchool, UW-Madison (Fall 2020).
  • Instructor, Medical Information Science Department, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences (2011-2016).

What I do for fun...

  • I play chess, table tennis, and pool.
  • I go running, swimming, cycling, and hiking.
  • I also enjoy doing photography, I took ART 176 at UW-Madison (Digital Photography for Non-Art Majors).

Please feel free to reach out if you'd like to talk about any shared interests.