Behrooz Omidvar-Tehrani

Research Scientist at Amazon

Behrooz is a Research Scientist with a focus on interactive data systems and aggregated analytics. He has held positions in Naver Labs Europe, the Grenoble Alpes University, and the Ohio State University. His research interest is in the area of data management at the crossroad of data mining, databases, visualization, and machine learning.

Publications and Patents

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Peer-reviewed Workshop Papers

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Technical Reports and Presentations


Professional Activities

Jump to : Invited Presentations, Teaching, Chairing and Reviews, Mentorship, Honors and Awards

  • Invited Presentations

    1. Enabling Interactivity between
 Human and Artificial Intelligence
    2nd Workshop on Smart Data Integration and Processing on Service Based Environments (STRAPS 2020) in conjunction with ICSOC 2020 (December 14, 2020)
     user data analytics   reinforcement learning   explainability   natural language processing 

    2. Visual Formation and Comparison of Patient Cohorts
    HPE Innovation Day, Transfo Festival (January 25, 2019)
     health-care data analytics   visual analytics 

    3. Representation and Exploration of Patient Cohorts [video]
    3.1. Global Challenges Science Week (Environment, Aging and Future Medicine: Common Challenges for Society) in University of Grenoble Alpes (June 3, 2019)
    3.2. Technische Universität (TU) Dortmund, Germany (February 21, 2019)
    3.3. MaDICS Workshop on Big Data and Data Science in Strasbourg (November 20,2018)
    3.4. Center for Engineering and Health in Mines Engineering School of Saint-Etienne (November 12, 2018)
    3.5. Artificial Intelligence Committee of Lyon Hospital (October 22, 2018)
    3.6. The 5th International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (October 2, 2018)
    3.7 Workshop on Machine Learning and Statistics for Medical Data (September 21, 2018)
    3.8. AI Health Workshop in FADEX Doctoral Exchange Program (June 27, 2018)
     health-care data analytics 

    4. Interactivity on Groups: Applications to Spatiotemporal Datasets, September 2018
    NAVER LABS Europe (NLE), Meylan, France
     geospatial data analytics   user data analytics 

    5. Bridging the Gap between User Data Exploration and Information Visualization
    1. Azad University of Mashhad, Iran (December 2017)
    2. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil (October 2017)
     user data analytics   visual analytics   natural language processing 

    6. Interactive Analysis of Spatiotemporal Data [video]
    1. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran (December 2017)
    2. Federal Institute of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil (October 2017)
    3. Research Commons @ The Ohio State University (May 2017)
    4. Meeting with FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Officials (April 2016)
     geospatial data analytics 

    7. Tools for Collaborative Research, November 2016 [video]
    International Postdoctoral Association at The Ohio State University
  • Chairing and Reviews

    Chairing: Program co-chair of the International Workshop on Explainability for Trustworthy ML Pipelines (ETMLP 2020) co-located with EDBT 2020, Session chair at DEXA 2017, Demo session chair at SIGMOD 2020

    Journal reviews: The International Journal on Very Large Data Bases (2021), Elsevier Journal of Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Management Vol. 9 (AKDM-9), Elsevier Information Systems (2017-2020), TKDE (2015-2016), DAMI (2016)

    Grant reviews: The Israel Science Foundation (The Personal Research Grants)

    PC membership and conference reviews: The Web Conference (TWC) 2022, BigVis 2020, HILDA 2020, SIGMOD 2020 (Demo Track), EDBT 2020, VIS 2019, CIKM 2016, ICDE 2017, SDM 2013-2014, ICDM 2013, VLDB 2016-2017, BDA 2017 (Demo Track), AAAI 2018

    Forum reviews: Undergraduate Research Student Forum at The Ohio State University (Fall 2016)
  • Teaching

    1. Exploratory Analysis of User Data [link to the slides] (6 hours)
    In RAIS summer school
    17-19 May 2021

    2. Distributed Databases (Architecture, Transaction Processing and NoSQL)
    In ENSIMAG Engineering School (Inf. Sys. Engineering), 15 hours, October-November 2017
    In Master of Big Data, 9 hours, November-December 2017

    3. CSE 5249: Interactive Data Systems
    In The Ohio State University, In collaboration with Arnab Nandi
    February 2016

    4. Introduction to Databases
    In IUT2 (Pierre Mendès University, France), 54 hours, November 2014 – January 2015
    In The Ohio State University, September - December 2016

    5. Social Web (Top-k Algorithms, NRA) (9 hours)
    In Master MOSIG (Artificial Intelligence and the Web) and Master of Big Data, In collaboration with Sihem Amer-Yahia
    November 2014 and 2015

    6. Operating Systems and Networks (21 hours)
    In IUT2 (Pierre Mendès University, France)
    September – November 2014
  • Mentorship

    1. Intent Aware Point-Of-Interest Recommendation
    Saimourya Surabhi (5th year of engineering school in Ecole Centrale Nantes)
    May 2020 — October 2020

     geospatial data analytics   interactive recommendation   natural language processing 

    2. Ambient Point-of-Interest Recommendation
    Najwa Ez-zine, Maryam Youlal, Charles Curtit, Besem Abid (Big Data Master's program in Grenoble Management School)
    October 2019 - February 2020
     geospatial data analytics   interactive recommendation 

    3. UserPipes: Data Pipelines for User Group Analytics (Discovery, Exploration, and Visualization)
    Sabina Horincar, Mariia Selezniova, Ravi Shankar (2nd Year Master Project) and Charles J. Marshall (1st Year Master Project) in University of Grenoble Alpes
    Co-supervised with Sihem Amer-Yahia and Eric Simon (SAP Paris)
    February - June 2019
     user data analytics   reinforcement learning   visual analytics   data mining   natural language processing 

    4. Interactive Visualization of Patient Cohorts [mockup]
    Loïc de Jouette, Fabrice la Mouche, Ulric Musset (Big Data Master's program in Grenoble Management School)
    Co-supervised with Sébastien Bailly, Nathanaël Lemonnier, Jean-Louis Pépin, Sihem Amer-Yahia and Bertrand Chevrier
    October 2017 - February 2018
     health-care data analytics   visual analytics 

    5. Interactive Visualization of Evolutions in User Data
    Mohamed Bradei (2nd year of ENSTA ParisTech engineering school)
    Co-supervised with Sihem Amer-Yahia
    May 2017 - August 2017
     user data analytics   visual analytics   natural language processing 

    6. Interactive Analytics 
for SpatioTemporal Data [cutsheet] [details]
    Dalton Flanagan (BS 2017, currently software engineer at Facebook) and Nicholas Meyer (BS 2018)
    Co-supervised with Arnab Nandi and Seth Young
    (N. Meyer got the first prize in the 2017 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum)
    February 2016 - May 2017
     geospatial data analytics   visual analytics 

    7. Data Exploration by Vision
    Mohit Deshpande (BS 2017)
    Co-supervised with Arnab Nandi
    (M. Deshpande got the third place in 2017 OSU Thesis Competition)
    June 2016 - May 2018
     user data analytics 

    8. Group Visualization for Exploratory Data Analysis
    Miratul Mufida (1st Year Master Project in University of Grenoble Alpes)
    Co-supevised with Sihem Amer-Yahia and Alexandre Termier
    February - June 2014
     user data analytics   visual analytics 
  • Honors, Grants, and Awards

    CAPES-COFECUB Grant 2018-2019
    In collaboration with Sihem Amer-Yahia (CNRS), Joao Comba (UFRGS) and Viviane Moreira (UFRGS)

    Grant Award from Federal Institute of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
    In collaboration with Placido Antonio de Souza Neto (IFRN)

    Best Presentation and Poster Award
    LIG PhD Day, 27 March 2014

    First Challenge Prize
    EDBT 2013 Summer School


In 2021, my sister passed away from pancreatic cancer. This is a website in her memory:

  • Top-5 Favorite classical musics
    1. Carmen Suite no. 2 by Georges Bizet (1875)
    2. Gymnopédies by Eric Satie (1888)
    3. Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov (1888)
    4. Quartet Movement for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello in A Minor by Gustav Mahler (1876)
    5. La mer by Claude Debussy (1901)
  • Top-5 Favorite pop musics
    1. Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
    2. Ameno by Era musical (lyrics written by Eric Lévi in pseudo-latin)
    3. Requiem for a Dream by Clint Mansell (performed by Kronos Quartet in 2000 to accompany the Darren Aronofsky's film with the same title.)
    4. Splashing water in the streets by Rashid Behbudov (an Azerbaijani singer and actor, passed away in 1989)
    5. Sweet Dreams are Made of This by Eurythmics (British pop duo)
  • Top-10 Favorite books (complete list)
    1. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (1969)
    2. The Trial by Franz Kafka (1925)
    3. Free Will by Sam Harris (2012)
    4. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, by David Epstein (2019)
    5. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine (2008)
    6. Twilight of the Idols, or How to Philosophize with a Hammer by Friedrich Nietzsche (1889)
    7. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz (1997)
    8. The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus (1942)
    9. Becoming by Michelle Obama (2018)
    10. Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen (2014)
  • Top-10 Favorite movies (complete list)
    1. Shutter Island by Martin Scorsese (2010)
    2. La Vie En Rose by Olivier Dahan (2007)
    3. Memento by Christopher Nolan (2000)
    4. Mother! by Darren Aronofsky (2017)
    5. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch by David Slade (2018)
    6. A Star Is Born by Bradley Cooper (2018)
    7. Scent of a Woman by Martin Brest (1992)
    8. Soul by Pete Docter and Kemp Powers (2020)
    9. Bohemian Rhapsody by Bryan Singer (2018)
    10. Death to 2020 by Al Campbell and Alice Mathias (2020)
  • Top-5 Favorite paintings
    1. The Avenue in the Rain by Childe Hassam in Impressionism (1917)
    2. The Weeping Woman by Pablo Picasso in Cubism (1937)
    3. The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh in Impressionism (1889)
    4. The Scream by Edvard Munch in Expressionism (1893)
    5. The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí in Surrealism (1931)