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2021 - Current

PhD - Computer Science 

University of Waterloo

Supervisor: Dr. Charles Clarke

2017 - 2019

Masters - Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ryerson University

2012 - 2017

Bachelor - Electrical Engineering
AmirKabir University of Technology

2009 - 2012

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About Negar


My name is Negar Arabzadeh. I am a third year PhD student at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Dr.Charles Clarke. Currently, I live in Waterloo, Canada.

I was born and raised in Iran and moved to Canada in 2017 to pursue my dreams. I enjoy doing research in Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing. I have a big collection of Board games, and I enjoy playing board games as well as video games. I have a cat whose name is "Chaloos". 


2023- Honorable mention award at 45th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2024)

2023- Honored to receive Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

2023- Honored to receive David R. Cheriton Graduate Scholarship for scholastic excellence

2022- Best Paper Award at 44th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2022)

2022- Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) AI Week  Talent Bursary

2021- Honored to receive returning offer for Microsoft Research Summer Internship 

2021- Best Reviewer Award at ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management

2021- Provost Doctoral Entrance Award for Women at University of Waterloo 

2021- University of Waterloo Entrance Scholarship 

2020- Runner-up  in SOSCIP's 3 Minute Thesis Competition at Advance Ontario 

2018- Ryerson Graduate Development Award

2012- Exempted from university entrance

2011-  1st place at Khwarizmi International Award at junior soccer robots

2010- Qualified and participated in 15th Robocup competition at junior soccer league

2010- 1st place at 5th International IranOpen competition at junior soccer robots league

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