I am a third year Ph.D. student at School of Computer Science, Georgia Tech. I am fortunate to work with Prof. Santosh VempalaPrior to this, I was a research associate at Cheriton School of Computer Science at University of Waterloo where I worked with Prof. Shai Ben-David (2014-2015). I received my M.Sc. in Computer Science at University of British Columbia under 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. 

Email : ssamadi6 (at) gatech (dot) edu


  • Presented "Stop memorizing passwords! An application of a memory schedule for learning humanly computable and secure passwords" at North Georgia Regional Annual Memory Meeting (NGRAMM) (Jan'18)
  • ARC fellowship winner (Spring 2017) 
  • "A password manager in your head", an article (in Dutch) about my research on passwords (Oct'16) [link]
  • Presented a workshop on "humanly usable and secure password generation methods" at 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (Sep'16)
  • Research intern at Sentient Technologies San Francisco, working with Dr. Phil Long (May-August '16)