Vahid Balazadeh

PhD student in Computer Science

University of Toronto


I’m a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, supervised by Rahul Krishnan. My research focuses on reinforcement learning (RL), causality, and their intersection. My goal is to understand the theoretical foundations of RL and causality and develop methods to improve decision-making in healthcare.

Before starting my PhD, I was a research intern at MPI-SWS, where I had the chance to work with Manuel Gomez Rodriguez to investigate human-machine collaboration in RL. I have earned my double major BSc in Computer Engineering and Mathematics from Sharif University of Technology.

  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Causality
  • Healthcare
  • BSc in Computer Engineering & Mathematics, 2020

    Sharif University of Technology, Iran