Pooyan Jamshidi is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina. He directs the AISys Lab, where he investigates the development of novel algorithmic and theoretically principled methods for machine learning systems. Prior to his current position, he was a research associate at Carnegie Mellon University and Imperial College London, where he primarily worked on transfer learning for performance understanding of highly-configurable systems including robotics and big data systems. Pooyan’s general research interests are at the intersection of systems/software and machine learning. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Dublin City University in 2014, and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Math from the Amirkabir University of Technology in 2003 and 2006 respectively.