Mojgan Hashemian is a part-time lecturer at the University of Hull. Currently, she is teaching data science to the amazing students of Aura CTD.

Earlier, she joined GAIPS-Lab in September 2015 to collaborate with the RAGE project. In this project, they are developing an asset to enhance the social skills of non-player characters. More specifically, they are working to empower the agents by adding Social Power dynamics in their decision-making processes.

In September 2014, she received her master’s degree in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics with an emphasis on Affective Computing from the University of Tehran, Iran. During her master’s, her research aimed at improving Human experience with Computers by developing adaptive systems with regard to the affective state of the human user.

Earlier, she received her B.Sc. in Computer Hardware Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran, in September 2010. As her B.Sc. thesis, under the supervision of Dr. Nasser Mozayyani, they updated the conventional Neocognitron ANN by extending it to the complex space.

Her main research interests are Affective Computing, User Modeling, Human-Robot Interaction, Intelligent Games.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2016-2020

    Ph.D. student in Information Systems and Computer Engineering

    Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon

  • M.Sc. 2011-2014

    Computer Engineering - Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

    School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran

  • B.Sc. 2005-2010

    Computer Engineering - Hardware

    School of Computer Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology

Professional Experience

  • Present2015

    Researcher, GAIPS Lab

    INESC-ID, Lisbon, Portugal

  • 20162012

    Researcher, ARIS Lab

    University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

  • 20162015

    Java Developer

    FANAP Company, Tehran, Iran

  • 20142014


    Cognitive Science and Technologies Council, Tehran, Iran

Teaching Experience

  • 20212020

    Part-time lecturer

    University of Hull, Hull, UK

    • 20182017

      Teaching Assistant

      Instituto Superior Tecnico (DEIC Department), Lisbon, Portugal

    • 20142013

      Guest Lecturer

      Asre Dino Danesh (ADD University), Tehran, Iran

    • 20132011

      Teaching Assistant

      University of Tehran (ECE Department), Tehran, Iran

    Honors, Awards and Grants

    • 2019
      AAMAS Scholarship
      ACM Student Travel Grant for AAMAS 2019. (AAMAS Website)

    • 2019
      AAAC Grant
      AAAC Student Travel Grant for ACII 2019. (ACII Website)

    • 2014
      H2020-ICT-21-2014 Fellowship
      Fellowship, Grant No. 644187 for the H2020 project entitled: RAGE (Realising an Applied Gaming Eco-system) from 2015 to 2019. (RAGE Website)

    • 2010
      Iran's Nationwide University Entrance Exam Rank
      Top 0.3% of Iran's Nationwide University Entrance Exam for Graduate Students. 72th rank among nearly 20,000 participants, 2010.

    • 2005
      Iran's Nationwide University Entrance Exam Rank
      Top 0.6% of Iran's Nationwide University Entrance Exam for Undergraduate Students, among nearly 340,000 participants, 2005.