My name is Reza Jooyandeh (Mohammadreza Jooyandeh officially). It is a Persian name natively written as رضا جوینده which means satisfaction (Reza) and searcher (Jooyandeh). It's roughly pronounced as [rezäː 'ʤuːjændeʰ] in IPA ASCII transcription.
I am a Mathematician by mind and a Computer Scientist by heart. I did two Bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics, followed by a Master in Computer Science at Amirkabir University of Technology. Then I did my PhD in Computational Graph Theory (Computer Science) at Australian National University. As a PhD student I was working on isomprohism testing of plane graphs and isomorph-free exhuastive generation of graphs under supervision of Prof. Brendan McKay.
More about me:
Aug 2015: Grand Prize, Microsoft //oneweek Hackathon 2015, OneNote for Learning, Microsoft Wide.
Aug 2016: First Prize in Mobile End Points Category, Microsoft //oneweek Hackathon 2016, Microsoft Wide.
May 2006: Silver Medal, 30th Nationwide Mathematics Contest for University Students, Iran.
May 2005: Silver Medal, 29th Nationwide Mathematics Contest for University Students, Iran.
Jul 2005: Honorable Mention, 12th International Mathematics Olympiad for University Students, Bulgaria.
Oct 2010: 1st prize in Microsoft - ANU ImagineCup Game Camp, Australia.
Dec 2004: Honorable Mentioned, 29th ACM / International Collegiate Programming Contest, Asian Region, Tehran Site.
Jun 2007: 1st rank of total grade among M.Sc. Students in All Majors of Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran.
Dec 2012: Best Student Presentation Award, at the 36th Australasian Conference on Combinatorial Math & Combinatorial Computing, Australia.
May 2006: 4th rank, M.Sc. Nationwide Entrance Exam in Computer Science, Iran.
Jul 2003: 7th team rank, Robocup Rescue Simulation League, Italy.
More details on my Resume page...
I was born in Iran, but having lived in Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America, I consider myself a citizen of the world; although I need to live in Africa and South America too truly be a citizen of the world.
In 2014, I moved to Vancouver and started working at Microsoft in which I had the pleasure to work on several amazing projects:
Back in 2005-2008 I was working in a startup, Sourena Software Group which I was a co-founder of and I got to work on some amazing projects including a smart stock trader (FidoFa) and a word processor for some Braille embossers to be used by the division for the National Organization for Blind of the Ministry of Education of Iran for printing books in Braille to be used in schools nationwide. Speaking of Braille, here is how my name looks like in Braille: