About me

I am a third year Ph.D. student at School of Computer Science, Georgia Tech. I am fortunate to work with Prof. Santosh Vempala. Prior to this, I was a research associate at Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo where I worked with Prof. Shai Ben-David (2014-2015). I received my M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Prof. Nick Harvey (2012-2014) and my B.Sc. in Mathematics at Sharif University of Technology (2007-2012). 

My primary research interests are in machine learning, algorithms, and human computation. 

Safe and Easy Passwords

Selected Publications

Usability of Humanly Computable Passwords

Samira Samadi, Santosh Vempala, Adam Tauman Kalai

AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing [HCOMP'18] 

Finding Meaningful Cluster Structure amidst Background Noise

Shrinu Kushagra, Samira Samadi, and Shai Ben-David.

Algorithmic Learning Theory [ALT'16]  

Near-Optimal Herding

Nicholas J. A. Harvey, Samira Samadi

Conference on Learning Theory [COLT’14

Professional Experience 

Summer Internship 2018

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

Hosted by Avrim Blum

Summer Internship 2016

Sentient Technologies, San Francisco

Hosted by Phil Long


ssamadi6 (at) gatech.edu