Arman Idani

Machine Intelligence Expert at The Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge

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PhD Student, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge
Machine Intelligence Expert, The Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge

Arman Idani is the Machine Intelligence Expert in The Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge, and is currently a PhD student in the Department of Psychology, holding a prestigious Needham Scholarship award from Microsoft.

His work focuses on the interface between Machine Intelligence and Psychometric Item Response Theory. Arman holds an MPhil in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge Computer Lab and a Masters in Engineering from the University of Birmingham, where he was awarded an excellence scholarship. He graduated from Amir Kabir University of Technology in Iran in Electronic Engineering in June 2009.

Arman’s academic work has focussed on social networks, particularly the building of recommender systems for Facebook privacy settings, but also sentiment analysis and data mining of user profiles. He has also been involved in projects looking at information retrieval systems that classify and identify chords in Music, and GPS sensor networks for tracking hikers, having built the device that won him the 1st prize at the IET University Challenge local competition in 2010.