Salman Parsa
Current Address:
Ritter Hall
Deopartment of Computer Science
Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO. USA.
email: salman.parsa@slu.edu
Welcome to my personal homepage!
My Area of Research
    I am a researcher in Theoretical Computer Science and Mathematics. More percisely, my main area is called Computational Geometry and Topology.  In this area we work on applying centuries old (geometry) or sometimes just decades old (algebraic topology) concepts of mathematics to applied problems. This is done via devising algorithms based on mathematical insights.
    In a second track, we try to understand the constructs of Gemetry and Topology from the algorithmic viewpoint and thus obtain a better unedrstanding of the concepts. 
I am also fascinated with and work in Discrete Geometry. I am interested in embeddings of simplicial complexes in Euclidean spaces. This area is a source of algebraic topology methods which have been applied succesfully to other problems of Discrete Geometry.
Short Biography
    I have been born and raised in Iran. I got my BSc. and MSc of Computer Science from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran. I started my PhD at Duke University in 2010 and graduated in 2014. I was fortunate to study under H. Edelsbrunner.
    I have done postdocs at IST Austria and ENS Paris.
On 2016 I travelled back to Iran for personal reasons and worked as a postdoc at Sharif Univeristy, Mathematics Department and also at the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM).
    The political situations make life hard for an international Iranian researcher. Specially if one is bound to his/her family.  After spending two years in Iran I were free from travel restrictions imposed by the home country. I decided to comeback to the U.S. and persue my research with a broader reach and resources. I had to overcome travel restrictions of the target country, fortunately I and my wife
could do it. Currently I am a postdoc at Saint Louis University.

I am married to Parisa Shieh Mostafa.