Behrooz Omidvar-Tehrani

Postdoctoral Researcher in University of Grenoble

My research focuses on interactive analysis of spatiotemporal and social data.
I was previously a postdoctoral researcher in The Ohio State University.


  • PhD at University of Grenoble Alpes, France
    Topic: Optimization-based User Group Management
    Fund: French Ministry of Education (MESR)
    Supervised by Sihem Amer-Yahia (CNRS/LIG) and Alexandre Termier (IRISA/INRIA)
    October 2012 – November 2015
  • Master's Degree at University of Grenoble Alpes, France
    Speciality: Artificial Intelligence and the Web
    September 2010 – August 2012
  • Bachelor at University of Mashhad, Iran
    Information Technology Engineering
    September 2006 – July 2010



International Conferences and Workshops

National Conferences and Workshops

Technical Reports



  • Talks

    Bridging the Gap between User Data Exploration and Information Visualization
    Azad University of Mashhad, Iran (December 2017)
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil (October 2017)

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

    Tools for Collaborative Research, November 2016 [video]
    Postdoctoral Association at The Ohio State University
  • Teaching

    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

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

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

    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

    Operating Systems and Networks (21 hours)
    In IUT2 (Pierre Mendès University, France)
    September – November 2014
  • Reviews
    Journals: Elsevier Information Systems 2017, TKDE 2015 (two papers) and 2016 (one paper), DAMI 2016 (Journal of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery)

    Conferences: CIKM 2016, ICDE 2017, SDM 2013-2014, ICDM 2013, VLDB 2016-2017, BDA 2017 (Demo Track), AAAI 2018

    Forums: Undergraduate Research Student Forum at The Ohio State University (Fall 2016)
  • Mentorship

    Group Visualization for Exploratory Data Analysis
    1st Year Master Project by Miratul Mufida in University of Grenoble Alpes
    Co-supevised with Sihem Amer-Yahia and Alexandre Termier
    February - June 2014

    Interactive Analytics 
for SpatioTemporal Data [cutsheet] [details]
    Dalton Flanagan (BS 2017) 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

    Improving Computer Vision with Databases
    Mohit Deshpande (BS 2017)
    Co-supervised with Arnab Nandi
    (M. Deshpande got the third place in 2017 OSU Thesis Competition)
    June 2016 - Now

    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
  • Awards

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

    First Challenge Prize
    EDBT 2013 Summer School

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

Personal Weblog:

Interesting to Read
IBM Big Data and Analytics Hub: The 4 V's of Big Data (plus a fifth V: Value)
Mashable: How Much Data Is Created Every Minute?
Art Created by Computers: Inceptionism / Google Quick Draw
Paintings by Koko, the Gorilla: