دکتر محمد رضا فانی
Process Mining, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Business Intelligence, Text Mining
Education PhD candidate in Information Technology, Process Mining (from 11/2016 ‐12/2017 in TU/e and until now in the RWTH Aachen University)
Under the supervision of Prof. Wil Van der Aalst.
Courses: introduction to Process Mining, Advanced Process Mining, Business
Information System, Practical Data Analysis for Researchers and Pattern Discovery in
M.Sc. in Information Technology, Multimedia Systems major (09/2010‐02/2013)
Supervisor: Dr. Ahmad.A Kardan
Thesis title: “Design a Hybrid Tag Recommendation System based on Keyword
Extraction and Collaborative Filtering”
Graduate relevant courses:
Machine Learning, Knowledge Management, Image Processing, Digital Signal
Processing, Advance Computer graphics, Speech Processing and Recognition.
B.Sc. in Information Technology (09/2005 – 09/2009)
Advisor: Dr. Aliakbar Pouyan
Project title: ” M‐Commerce models for e‐banking”
Computer programming I and II, Algorithm Design, Data Structure, e‐Commerce, Data
Base, Computer Network I and II
Honors Ranked 5 among 1250 in the Iranian National Universities PHD Entrance Exam
Recipient of “Ministry of Science, Research and Technology scholarship” in the
field of Information Technology (one recipient per year).
ITRC (Iran Telecommunication Research Centre) Scholarship award, 09/2011 ‐
ranked 2nd among 9 student in Multimedia Systems Students 09/2010‐ 02/2013
ranked 27 between about 10000 persons in an entrance exam for master degree
entrance exam, Iran 2010
Member of Data Mining team at the Amirkabir University of Technology 2011‐
Ranked in the top 1% in Iranian National Universities Entrance Exam 2005
Experience Professional Experience
Data Mining and Business Intelligence Programmer in NIJS, 03/2014 – 11/2014
Researcher ‐ Advanced e‐Learning Technologies Lab, Amirkabir University,
Researcher and head of Data Mining team at Farhikhtegan Institute – 10/2012‐
Research Assistance in Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e) 11/2016 –
Knowledge Management , 2012
User Modeling , Spring 2012
Information Technology for Managers, fall and spring of 2011
Data Mining at Data Mining Leaders Company, fall 2012
Data Structure at the Abrar University spring 2015
1‐ AA Kardan, MohammadReza Fani Sani, S. Modaberi “Implicit learner assessment based
on semantic relevance of tags.” Computers in Human Behavior 55 (2016): 743‐749.
2‐ AA Kardan, H Sadeghi, SS Ghidary, MohammadReza Fani Sani “Prediction of student course
selection in online higher education institutes using neural network.” Computers & Education
65 (2013): 1‐11.
3‐ Kardan, Ahmad, MohammadReza Fani Sani, and Roya Hosseini. “TagAssessment: Using
tagging technology for learner assessment.” E‐Learning and E‐Teaching (ICELET), 2012 Third
International Conference on. IEEE, 2012.
4‐ MohammadReza Fani Sani, et al. “A supporting tool in online learning forums based on
multi‐documents summarization.” E‐Learning and E‐Teaching (ICELET), 2013 Fourth
International Conference on. IEEE, 2013.
5‐ MohammadReza Fani Sani, A. Omidvar, F. Farahmandnia, S. Shiry “WSOM: a Novel Method
to Cluster People in Social Networks”, The 2nd World Conference on information technology,
6‐ A. Kardan, MohammadReza Fani Sani, M.Rahmati “A new Architecture for Tag
Recommendation on Images with the help of Image Mining based on Color and
Texture”, The 5th Data Mining, 2011 (in Persian).
7‐ A. Badamchi, MohammadReza Fani Sani, S. Shiry “Ranking Users According to Their
Influence in Twitter” csccit 2011, Tabriz (in Persian).
8‐ Ahmad A. Kardan, MohammadReza Fani Sani, M. Hooman “ Targeted Advertisements using
Web Mining in Social Networks” The 4th Conference on Knowledge & Information Technology,
2012 (in Persian).
9‐ N. Ghassabzadeh, MohammadReza Fani Sani, R. Hosseini “Adaptive Selection of Learning
Objects for Learner in e‐Learning Environment”, The 3rd Conference on e‐Learning and e‐
Teaching, Tehran, 2012 (in Persian).
10‐ MohammadReza Fani Sani, Nafiseh Mohammadian, and Maryam Hoseini. “Ontological
learner modeling.” Procedia‐Social and Behavioral Sciences 46 (2012): 5238‐5243.
11‐ MohammadReza Fani Sani, WPM. van der Aalst, A. Bolt, J.C. Algarra. “Subgroup Discovery
in Process Mining.” Business Information Systems, Poznan 2017. Springe.
12‐ MohammadReza Fani Sani, S.J van der Zelst, WPM. van der Aalst “Improving Process
Discovery Results by Filtering Outliers using Conditional Behavioural Probabilities”.
Business Process Intelligence, Barcelona 2017.
Skills Software development‐ C, C++, C#, Matlab, R, Java
Database design and management ‐ SQL based databases: MySQL, MSQL Server
Business Intelligent tools‐ SSAS, SSIS, SSRS, Qlik, Tableau
Data Mining Tools‐ Weka, RapidMiner, SPSS, Orange, SSAS, Matlab
Software Engineering and Modeling‐ Rational Rose, UML
Graph Tools‐ Gephi, NodeXL
Process Mining‐ Prom, Disco, Celonis, QPR Process Analyzer, RapidProM, Minit
Process Mining developing‐ ProM, RapidProM
Spring 2012: Text Summarizer in Forums, “survey on Text Summarizing algorithms
and implement an application for text summarizing in forums.
Fall 2012: Image Tagger, a system that recommends tags for images based on three
types of features and SVM algorithms.
Spring 2011: Text Classifier for Persian Documents, “Implement an application that
could preprocess Persian texts and classified them based on 6 different algorithms
like Naïve Bayes, Decision Tree and SVM”.
Spring 2011: Image Processing Tool, “Design and implement a tool in Matlab that let
users to do lots of image preprocessing tasks easily.”
Spring & Summer 2011: Seminar, “Web Mining in Collaborating Web – a survey”
Fall 2010: Speaker Recognition System, “Implemented by using MFCC and K‐means”
Statistical Word Sense Disambiguation based on adtree
Clustering on Scholastic Aptitude data of Farhikhtegan Institute
Fraud Detection using Graph Mining on data of Iran Post Bank
Process Mining in judiciary system
Data cleansing in judiciary system
News Categorization system
Business Social Network Crawler
Hobbies Traveling, Cycling and some times just walking