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Kaveh Shahabi

PhD Student, Computer Science

Spatial Sciences Institute
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0374

Office:     AHF B56H
Phone:    (213) 740-7144
E-mail:    kshahabi@usc.edu

Kaveh Shahabi


Fall 2012 - Summer 2015 Teaching assistant in Computer Science Department (CS101, CS102, CS104), University of Southern California
Spring 2008 - Summer 2012 Research assistant for Dr. John Wilson, GIS Research Laboratory, University of Southern California
Summer 2012 Summer SDE Intern, Windows Azure Networking, Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Summer 2011 Summer Intern, Application Prototype Lab, ESRI, Redlands, CA (more)


Aug 2009 - Sep 2015 PhD student, Computer Science, USC.edu, Los Angeles, CA
Jan 2008 - May 2009 MS, Computer Science, USC.edu, Los Angeles, CA
Sep 2006 - Dec 2007 Graduate level courses in Information Systems program, EMU.edu.tr, Famagusta, Northern Cyprus
2001 - 2006 BS, Physics (Solid State), IUST.ac.ir, Tehran, Iran


Nov 2014 USC Center for Excellence in Teaching, Award for Excellence in Teaching (more)
May 2014 USC Computer Science Department Best TA Award
May 2013 USC Computer Science Department Best TA Award (more)
May 2012 USC Esri Development Center Student of the Year (more)


IMSC Poster

Right now, Kaveh is working on dynamic location-based evacuation strategies. You can find his poster here.

Research Interests: Evacuation Planning, Road Networks, GIS Applications

Biographical Sketch

Kaveh was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. Up until college he never really left the neighborhood neither for school nor work. His childhood interests were computers, cosmos, basketball, and movies. Physics in college was boring at first. But eventually it grabbed his attention. At the end, he felt like he knows a tiny bit more about the Universe. Physics wasn't something he wanted to do for the rest of his life, so he moved on.

After spending a year in Magusa, Cyprus, he decided to apply for US student visa. He joined USC computer science master program in spring 2008 and immediately joined the GIS lab as a programmer. He is now a computer science PhD student at Spatial Sciences Institute.

His goal is to make people's life easier and safer through new innovative software developments.