Jamshid Mozafari

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I am a PhD Researcher in Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval at the Data Science Group of the University of Innsbruck. I have received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Software Engineering from the University Of Kurdistan and University Of Isfahan in 2016 and 2019 under the supervision of Dr. Parham Moradi and Prof. Mohammad Ali Nematbakhsh in the Faculty of Computer Engineering, respectively.

PhD Researcher

  • Birthday: 23 June 1993
  • Website: www.jmozafari.com
  • City: Shiraz, Iran
  • Age: 29
  • Degree: Master
  • Email: mozafari.jamshid@gmail.com





Research Interests

Natural Language Processing

Natural language processing (NLP) is a subfield of linguistics, computer science, and artificial intelligence concerned with the interactions between computers and human language, in particular how to program computers to process and analyze large amounts of natural language data.

Deep Learning

Deep learning (also known as deep structured learning) is part of a broader family of machine learning methods based on artificial neural networks with representation learning.

Question Answering

Question answering (QA) is a computer science discipline within the fields of information retrieval and natural language processing (NLP), which is concerned with building systems that automatically answer questions posed by humans in a natural language.

Information Retrieval

Information retrieval (IR) is the process of obtaining information system resources that are relevant to an information need from a collection of those resources. Information retrieval is the science of searching for information in a document, searching for documents themselves, and also searching for the metadata that describes data, and for databases of texts, images or sounds.

Machine Reading Comprehension

MRC scans documents and extracts meaning from the text, just like a human reader. You can ask MRC questions about a document and it will use different parts of the content until an answer is formed.

Information Extraction

Information extraction (IE) is the task of automatically extracting structured information from unstructured and/or semi-structured machine-readable documents and other electronically represented sources.


Deep Learning and Neural Networks

BERTology-based LMs 95%
Transformer-based Models 90%
Attention mechanism 90%
Convolutional Neural Networks 95%
Recurrent Neural Networks (LSTM, GRU) 85%

Natural Language Processing

Hugging Face 90%
Natural Language Toolkit 80%
Stanford CoreNLP 70%

Machine Learning Libraries

PyTorch 90%
Keras 75%
Tensorflow 70%

Programming Languages

Python 95%
Java 95%
C# 90%
C++ 60%


Anserini 60%
Apache Lucene 60%
MPJ 40%
Hadoop 40%
BaseX 25%

Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows 100%
Linux 60%



PhD Researcher

March 2023 - Present

Administrator: Prof. Adam Jatowt

PhD Researcher, Data Science Group, University of Innsbruck

Research Assistant

Jul 2020 - Jan 2023

Administrator: Prof. Mohammad Ali Nematbakhsh

Research Assistant, BigDATA lab, University of Isfahan

The aim of the Porseman project is to develop an open-domain QA system for the Persian language.

Jul 2019 - Jun 2020

Advisor: Dr. Afsaneh Fatemi

Research Assistant, BigDATA lab, University of Isfahan

We are performing research on the QA systems especially the Answer Selection component using BERT models.


Ph.D. of Computer Science

2023 - 2027

Supervisor: Prof. Adam Jatowt

Data Science Group, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

M.Sc. of Software Engineering

2016 - 2019

Supervisor: Prof. Mohammad Ali Nematbakhsh
Advisor: Dr. Afsaneh Fatemi

BigDATA Lab, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

  • Thesis: “Factoid Question Answering for Named Entity”: 4.0 / 4.0
  • Overall GPA: 4.0 / 4.0
  • 3rd Student Award in Computer Engineering

B.Sc. of Software Engineering

2011 - 2016

Supervisor: Dr. Parham Moradi

Department of Computer Engineering, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran

  • Thesis: “Online Evolution and Training System for Data Structure and Algorithms”: 4.0 / 4.0
  • Overall GPA: 3.5 / 4.0
  • 3rd Student Award in Computer Engineering

Teaching Experience

University of Isfahan

Sep 2017 - Feb 2018

Teacher: Dr. Fatemeh Raji
Data Structures and Algorithms, Teacher Assistant

Sep 2016 - Jun 2017

Teacher: Dr. Ahmad Zaeri
Advanced programming in JAVA, Teacher Assistant

University of Kurdistan

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015

Teacher: Dr. Parham Moradi
Data Structures and Algorithms, Teacher Assistant

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014

Teacher: Dr. Amanj Khoramian
Advanced programming in JAVA, Teacher Assistant

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014

Teacher: Dr. Amanj Khoramian
Data Structures and Algorithms, Teacher Assistant

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013

Teacher: Dr. Amanj Khoramian
Advanced programming in JAVA, Teacher Assistant

Professional Experience

University of Kurdistan

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014

Position: Chairman and Primary member
ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014

Position: Chairman and Primary member
ACM Association

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014

Position: Chairman and Primary member
Computer Engineering Association


  • All
  • Book
  • Journal
  • Conference
FarsNewsQA: A Deep Learning-based Question Answering System for the Persian News Articles

Arefeh Kazemi, Zahra Zojaji, Mahdi Malverdi, Jamshid Mozafari, Fatemeh Ebrahimi, Negin Abadani, Mohammad Reza Varasteh, Mohammad Ali Nematbakhsh
Information Retrieval Journal
DOI: 10.1007/s10791-023-09417-2
Output of: BigDATA Lab

PerAnSel: A Novel Deep Neural Network-based System for Persian Question Answering

Jamshid Mozafari, Arefeh Kazemi, Parham Moradi, Mohammad Ali Nematbakhsh
Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
DOI: 10.1155/2022/3661286
Output of: BigDATA Lab

PersianQuAD: The Native Question Answering Dataset for the Persian Language

Arefeh Kazemi, Jamshid Mozafari, Mohammad Ali Nematbakhsh
IEEE Access
DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3157289
Output of: BigDATA Lab

ParSQuAD: Persian Question Answering Dataset based on Machine Translation of SQuAD 2.0

Negin Abadani, Jamshid Mozafari, Afsaneh Fatemi, Mohammad Ali Nematbakhsh, Arefeh Kazemi
International Journal on Web Research
DOI: 10.22133/ijwr.2021.293313.1101
Output of: BigDATA Lab

BAS: An Answer Selection Method Using BERT Language Model

Jamshid Mozafari, Afsaneh Fatemi, Mohammad Ali Nematbaksh
Journal of Computing and Security
DOI: 10.22108/jcs.2021.128002.1066
Output of: BigDATA Lab

ParSQuAD: Machine Translated SQuAD dataset for Persian Question Answering

Negin Abadani, Jamshid Mozafari, Afsaneh Fatemi, Mohammad Ali Nematbakhsh, Arefeh Kazemi
International Conference on Web Research 2021, IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/ICWR51868.2021.9443126
Output of: BigDATA Lab

A Method For Answer Selection Using DistilBERT And Important Words

Jamshid Mozafari, Afsaneh Fatemi, Parham Moradi
International Conference on Web Research 2020, IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/ICWR49608.2020.9122302
Output of: BigDATA Lab

Attention-based Pairwise Multi-Perspective Convolutional Neural Network for Answer Selection in Question Answering

Jamshid Mozafari, Mohammad Ali Nematbaksh, Afsaneh Fatemi
DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.1909.01059
Output of: M.Sc Thesis

Improved Answer Selection for Factoid Questions

Jamshid Mozafari, Mohammad Ali Nematbaksh, Afsaneh Fatemi
International Conference on Computer and Knowledge Engineering 2019, IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/ICCKE48569.2019.8965131
Output of: M.Sc Thesis

Fundamentals of Data Structure (with ACM Problems)

Fatemeh Raji, Jamshid Mozafari
Iranian Student Book Agency
ISBN: 978-600-318-238-7


2nd in the 11th Iranian National Laboratory and Computer Science Olympiad, Aug 2009

Talented Student, Dec 2014

1st as Contests of Student Associations in UOK, Jun 2015

6st in Lahijan ACM/ICPC Contest On Site, Mar 2014

1st in ShareCode.ir (an ACM/ICPC Online Judger of University of Tehran), Present

25th in IUST Internet Programming Contest, Online, Oct 2014


Deep Learning Specialization

Neural Networks and Deep Learning

Structuring Machine Learning Projects

Improving Deep Neural Networks

Convolutional Neural Networks

Sequence Models

Deep Learning Fundamentals

Deep Learning with TensorFlow

Accelerating Deep Learning with GPU



In this project, we are working on a QA system and developing it for the Persian language. We started working on this system from scratch.

KOJ (Kurdistan Online Judge)

It's an online (ASP.NET) and offline (JAVA) judger for ACM/ICPC problems. It has been implemented for judging Design and Analysis of Algorithms and Data Structure practices and has been used in the University Of Kurdistan for these courses.

Persia Search Engine

It is a search engine named Persia that is written in Java with Apache Lucene library. It contains some interesting customization settings; for example, it fetches random documents from Wikipedia and indexes them. You can also switch searching language between Persian and English.

Voice Chat room

It's a Chat room that is written in Java. It contains some interesting features. For example, you can have voice chat and text chat. You can also block every member of the chat room. There are many emojis in this chat room. I've used Socket programming in this project.

Graph Analysis on Tarafdari.com

It's an implementation for the "Analysis of relationship between members of Tarafdari.com" publication. I've used NetworkX and BeautifulSoup library in this project.


Jamshid is a diligent and disciplined individual and has shown to me a great interest in perusing higher education with qualities that have made his motivated and determined for bypassing impediments to achieve great places ...

Mohammad Ali Nematbakhsh

Professor, University of Isfahan

I was totally aware of Jamshid’s entrepreneurship mindset and his solid background in programming and computer science, so I asked him to join my company. He is very personable and easy to work with great team-working skills ...

Parham Moradi

Associate Professor, University of Kurdistan

Jamshid is a deep thinker who reads a lot and takes any opportunity to learn something. He has a curious and investigative personality; I believe that he has the strongest motivation and potential to be an outstanding innovative ...

Afsaneh Fatemi

Assistant Professor, University of Isfahan

In my view, Jamshid is a well-educated, precise, persistent, and hard-working person in solving practical problems. On the personal side, he is a very polite and brilliant person with great communication skills and pleasant behavior ...

Fatemeh Raji

Research Fellow, University of Southampton

Jamshid has an outstanding academic profile. He has great potential in research. Serving as my research assistant, he was able to successfully complete all research tasks that I assigned to him. Jamshid has excellent knowledge of deep learning ...

Arefeh Kazemi

Assistant Professor, University of Isfahan



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