Hossein joined Visa Research as a Research Scientist of the Data Analytics team in June 2017. He received his Ph.D. (with distinction) in Computer Science from the University of New Mexico in May 2017. He also has a Master degree in Computer Networks, and a Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering both from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in Iran. His research interests are in distributed knowledge discovery, big data, and time series mining. During his Ph.D., he worked on scalable distributed systems that can process very big datasets in real time. He has published several papers in data mining conferences like ICDM, WWW, and CIKM. He also did two internships at NEC Labs (Princeton) and Visa Research.