About me

I am a second year ECE Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University. I’ve been very fortunate to be a part of the Geometry Collective and to be advised by Keenan Crane. In summer 2023, I interned at Adobe, where I had the pleasure of working with Alec Jacobson and Qingnan Zhou on physics-related problems.

Previously, I graduated from Sharif University of Technology with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. A copy of my CV can be found here.


My research interest broadly is geometry processing and computer graphics. I find it rewarding to learn about Differential Geometry and Topology and to apply that knowledge to the discrete domain when possible.

Before doing geometry, I used to do Computational Imaging; where I got to learn some optics and acoustics and did some physical experiments. In my undergraduate years, I worked on Graph Theory and Statistics problems.


Computational Imaging using Ultrasonically-Sculpted Virtual Lenses
Hossein Baktash, Yash Belhe, Matteo Giuseppe Scopelliti, Yi Hua, Aswin C Sankaranarayanan, Maysamreza Chamanzar
ICCP 2022

Some Results on Dominating Induced Matchings
S Akbari, H Baktash, A Behjati, A Behmaram, M Roghani
Graphs and Combinatorics 38 (3), 73


I’ve been a member of the CMU pool team and club. Back in Iran, I was lucky to be a part of Sharif University’s Mountaineering Club family.