Elmirasadat Forouzmand

University of California, Irvine

Groupon Scholarship Recipient

I was born in a small city in Iran, in 1988. After spending middle and high school in a branch of National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents, I could enter the best university in Iran, Sharif. Due to my interest in math, I chose Electrical Engineering. However, after a while I understood that Computer Science could be a better choice for me. In 2011, I moved to USA as a graduate student, and followed my dream in CS (Bioinformatics) . Now, I’m a PhD student in UCI.