Rana Shojaei


Current work:

My aim is to work on extracting insights from large, complex datasets that can be applied to ecological and governance problems studied at the HIFMB. For this purpose, I develop new data science tools based on approaches from machine learning, artificial intelligence, and Physics of Complex systems. A particular focus will be on the analysis of long-term monitoring time-series of marine organisms.


2021 – Today: Ph.D. student at the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity (HIFMB)

2015-2018: M.Sc. in Physics of Solid State, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran. Thesis Title: “A Dynamical Model of Social Balance: Phase Transition between Balanced and Imbalanced States”

2011-2015: B.Sc. in Physics, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran.

Research Interests:

Network and Data Science, Complex Systems and Criticality, Statistical Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Stochastic Dynamical Systems

Personal Interests:

Painting (Watercolor) and Drawing, Photography, Cooking