My Curriculum Vitae
( Hanif Bayat Movahed )
· Sept. 2005-now the PhD student of theoretical chemical physics at the Department of Chemistry, the University of Toronto (since Sept. 2008 a PhD Candidate), Course GPA: A+, Research GPA: A;
Courses: Molecular Dynamics and Chemical Dynamics in Liquids (CHM 1485) A+, Biological Physics (PHY2701) A+ , Current Interpretations of QM (PHY1491) A & Thermodynamics (CHM1479) A+;
· 2003-2005, Department of Physics, GWPI (Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute) program at the University of Guelph, M.Sc. degree in Physics (Oct. 2005), GPA: 83 out of 100;
Courses: Quantum Information (PHY767) B-, Statistical Physics I (PHY704) A-, Molecular Biophysics (PHY752) A+, Biomathematics (MATH6071) A+;
· 1998-2002 Department of Physics, Sharif University of Technology (Known as the best technological university of Iran), Tehran, Iran, B.Sc. in physics (Feb. 2003), GPA: 83 out of 100;
· Participating in Computer Olympiad workshop that was held in 1997 in Tehran, Iran (admitted as the best 30 students in discreet mathematics in Iran);
· 1994-1998 Allame Helli High School (the most famous school in Iran), under the supervision of NODET (National Organization for Developing Exceptional Talents), Tehran, Iran, High school Diploma in Mathematics and Physics major.
Academical Professional Experiences:
1. Researcher at the department of chemistry at the University of Toronto since Sept. 2005. My area of research is about the numerical studies of protein folding using DMD (Discontinuous Molecular Dynamics) technique.
2. Working as a Teaching Assistant at the Physics and Chemistry departments of the University of Toronto for the following courses: The lab demonstrator of the third year course of “Experimental physical chemistry” for the Chemistry department (Winter 2006, Winter 2007; and as a marker in Winter 2008); “first year physics lab” lab demonstrator for the Physics department (Fall 2005, Winter2006, Fall 2006, Winter 2007, Summer 2007, Fall 2007, Winter 2008, Summer 2008, Fall 2008); tutor of introductory Physical Chemistry for the Biosciences, CHM220, (Fall 2007); Physical Principles, CHM 139, as a tutor (Winter 2009); tutor and lab demonstrator of UTSC (University of Toronto at Scarborough) first year Physics course, PHYA11H3 (Fall 2009); tutor of UTSC first year Physics course, PHYA21H3 (Winter 2010); lab demonstrator of UTSC first year Physics course, PHYA21H3 (Summer 2010)
3. Sept. 2003-Aug. 2005, Researcher at the University of Guelph for the GWPI (Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute) program . The area of research was related to using Monte Carlo computational methods to observe phase transition in liquid crystals (Isotropic-Nematic-Smectic). To find more please refer to my academic website.
4. Working as a Teaching Assistant at the department of Physics of the University of Guelph for the course of "Physics For The Biological Sciences" (Fall 2003, Winter 2004, Fall 2004 and Winter 2005); to find more about the course, please refer to the site of the book.
5. Participant in the school on “Statistical Physics, Probability Theory and Computational Complexity” The Abdus Salam international center for theoretical physics, Trieste, Italy, admitted with full financial support, August 2002;
6. 2001-2002 School of Intelligent System (SIS), Institute for Studies on Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran, Iran, Part Time Researcher
Research Areas: Artificial neural networks for TTS (Text to Speech for Persian language), E-learning for general physics course, Psychophysics (Using computational approach to study models of apparent motion).
7. Participant in Summer School on Computational Physics, IPM, Tehran, Iran, Summer 2001.
Additional Professional Experiences:
1. Appointed member of the Academic board of the Governing Council of UofT since June 2010: Working in the subcommittees of Committee on Academic Policy and Programs and Academic Appeals Committee
2. Acclaimed member of Graduate Education Council of UofT since June 2010
3. Member of the Tribunal Panel of UofT since June 2010
4. Graduate Student Advisory Committee of the Chemistry department at the University of Toronto (July 2008-June 2009);
5. Executive member of ISA-UofG University of Guelph Sept.04-Sept.05;
6. Member of the student syndicate of the department of Physics at Sharif university Spring 2001-Autumn2002;
7. Member of the student syndicate of the department of Physics at Sharif university Winter 2000-Spring 2001.
Research Interests and Current Projects:
Current Project: Studying Protein-Like Chain folding using DMD (Discontinuous molecular dynamic) technique.
Master project: "Coupling between conformation and thermodynamics of semiflexiable hard sphere chains"
The ability of ANN (Artificial Neural Networks) in understanding of the phonetics of Persian language (Text to Speech);
Using computer simulations for E-learning of a general physics course;
Giving models for apparent motion by designing user friendly computer experiments (Psychophysics) ;
Glass transition in Polymers;
Analyzing the Iranian culture and trying to give model for its different aspects (Initially published at my website in three essays in Persian language; Then these essays republished in many different websites and magazines and have been discussed in radio shows and a teleconference).
Modeling the complex systems both in science and humanities/social sciences and using possible computer simulations to check and improve them. Some of my areas of interests for modeling are: physics of liquid crystal, protein folding, social networks, epidemiology, cultural behaviors, social interactions, energy management and resource managements
I am interested in using the intuition and techniques that I learned in science to propose models and analyze the society and large complex systems associated with. Proposing models for the large complex systems, such as society, and predict some of its behaviors has been fascinating for me for a long time and I have tried to expand my knowledge about some of these systems and learn different approaches to study them.
Scientific Publication & Posters (Refereed & Non-refereed):
1. Bayat Movahed, H ; van Zon, R; Schofield, J; “Free energy landscape of protein-like chains interacting under discontinuous potentials”, In preparation
2. Presenting the poster of "Discontinuous Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Protein-Like Chain Folding" at the Chemical Biophysics Symposium (CBP 2008), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2008.
3. Course paper (non-refereed) for Thermodynamics course, "Inequalities relating critical exponents", University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2007
4. Course paper (non-refereed) for The Current Interpretations of QM course, “The Role of Decoherence in the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics”, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2007
5. "The phase transitions of semiflexible hard sphere chains liquid" by Hanif Bayat Movahed, Raul Cruz Hidalgo, and D. E. Sullivan, Phys. Rev. E 73, 032701, March 2006, Abstract
6. Master thesis submitted to University of Guelph under GWPI program, August 2005
7. Presenting the poster regarding my master's degree project at the annual poster section of Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute, Waterloo, Canada, July 2005.
8. Course paper (non-refereed) for Molecular Biophysics course, "Simulation of Protein Folding", Uuniversity of Guelph, Guelph-Waterloo Physics Inst., Canada, 2004
9. Course paper (non-refereed) for Quantum Information Processing course, "Quantum key Distribution and Privacy Amplification, QKD&PA" , Uuniversity of Guelph, Guelph-Waterloo Physics Inst., Canada, 2003
10. Giving an algorithm for the text to speech process for Persian language at “Institute for the theoretical physics and mathematics” (IPM), 2001-2002. Small part of the work has been presented in 5th Irano-Armenian workshop as a talk. Beside this the algorithm has been used in the special Persian editor program (Fmailer)
Professional level: Programming with C++, Delphi (Visual Pascal) and Pascal; Web Designing and IT (Front page+ related internet works of managing a financially beneficiary website); Visual Molecular Dynamics (VMD); Microsoft Office Programs (Word, PowerPoint & Excel); gnu plot; LATEX; Windows & Linux operation systems; and several different photo editors
- Familiar with: Table curve, Network operating, programming in visual basic and Assembling computer
Web manager and IT supporter of my own home page http://www.hanifworld.com, with more than 150 sub WebPages and more than a thousand unique visitors per day and a few million hits per month (Check Alexa.com ranking here);
Web manager of my academicals webpage http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/~hbayat/ ;
Web manager and IT supporter of Tehran restaurant finder site: www.ghazayab.com ;
Web manager and IT supporter of IWTF2003 (International workshop on Physics and Technology of Thin Films 2003) http://mehr.sharif.edu/~iwtf2003 & Web manager and IT supporter of General Physics Courses in Sharif University of Technology for three semesters. http://mehr.sharif.edu/~gphys, 2000-2002;
- Administrator of the computer lab of the department of Physics of Sharif university, 1999-2001.
Holding OGS (Ontario Graduate Scholarship) for 2008-2009 Academic year;
R-UTF (Regular University of Toronto Fellowship), Sept. 05, Jan. 06, May 06, Sept. 06, Jan. 07, May 07, Sept. 07, Jan. 08, May. 08, Sept. 08, Jan. 09;
Getting scholarships from the University of Toronto for the difference of tuition between international and domestic students (Sept. 05, Jan. 06, Sept. 06 & Jan. 07);
Nominated for Van Kranendonk Teaching Award, Physics Department, University of Toronto, May 2006;
Getting scholarships for six semester from GWPI for the difference of tuition between international and domestic students (2003-2005);
Getting full financial support for participating in “Statistical Physics, Probability Theory and Computational Complexity” Conference in Trieste, Italy, August 2002;
Admitted as a researcher in two different fields of research in the best scientific research institute of Iran (IPM), 2001-2002;
Admitted in Sharif University of Technology, the best technological university of Iran, among more than 300,000 participants in the Nation-Wide Universities Entrance exam, 1998;
Awarded Bronze medal in the final level of computer Olympiad in Iran, 1997;
Passed the first stage of physics, mathematics, and computer Olympiads among thousands of participants, 1996;
Admitted in exceptional talents guidance and high schools, 1991, 1994.
- Thinking and expanding my knowledge in humanities and social sciences specially History & Sociology. Trying to propose models for society issues, cultural behaviors and social networks;
- IT and computer stuffs;
- Photography, (To see samples of my photos refer to Canada Photo Gallery);
- Watching and analyzing movies (To find out about my favorite movies refer to My Favorite Movies);
- Listening to different kinds of music (English, Persian pop, Persian traditional, Arabic, Latino, Italian, Russian, French, Classic and etc);
- To find more refer to http://www.hanifworld.com/my_hobbies.htm.
Last Update: 12/20/2010