Narges Norouzi

Assistant Teaching Professor at UCSC

Bio: Narges Norouzi received her Ph.D. and M.A.Sc. in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in 2017 and 2014, respectively, from the University of Toronto, Canada. She also received her B.A.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology in 2012. She is currently a Teaching Professor at Computer Science & Engineering department of Baskin School of Engineering in University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research interests include Computational Biology, Biometric Systems, Machine Learning, Statistical Signal Processing with applications in Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, and Adaptive Systems.

Recent news:

[November 11 - November 14, 2019] I will be attending IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing in Ottawa, Canada.

[October 31 - November 2, 2019] We will run Machine Learning and Distributed Systems: Our Common Future workshop at SACNAS in Honolulu, Hawaii.

[October 1 - October 4, 2019] I will be taking winners of the Data Science hackathon to Grace Hopper Conference in Orlando, Florida.

[July 1, 2019] I am appointed as a member UCSC's committee on Courses of Instruction (CCI).

[May 17 - May 19, 2019] I attended ACM Global Computing Education Conference in Chengdu, China.

[Feb 27 - March 2, 2019] I attended Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

[Dec 7, 2018] I gave a talk in Bay Area Scientific Computing Day 2018 at Sandia National Labs.

[Nov 20, 2018] I am appointed as a member of BSOE Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (B-CDEI).

[Oct 3, 2018] I attended Pacesetters Roundtable as the director of UCSC's Inclusivity Project in Denver, CO.


  • 2014-2017

    PhD in Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

    Thesis: “Time­-Frequency Analysis of Alcohol Withdrawal Tremors”
    Supervisor: Prof. Parham Aarabi

  • 2012-2014

    MASc in Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

    Thesis: “Multi-­Modal Heartbeat Estimation on an iPhone”
    Supervisor: Prof. Parham Aarabi

  • 2008-2012

    BSc in Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

    Thesis: “Dress Mapping on Query’s Body from 4 Points of View Using 3D Computer Vision”
    Supervisor: Prof. Shohreh Kasaei


Seizure Modeling and Visualization with Simultaneous Scalp and Stereo-EEG

Classification of Electroencephalogram Data using SpectroImaging and Deep Neural Networks

Quantitative analysis of the impact of mental stress on test performance by analyzing heart rate variability

Computer science curricular redesign for inclusivity

Alcohol withdrawal tremor detection, a technology that is now widely used in hospitals

Analyzing the impact of teaching in large scale MOOCs

Selected Publications.

  • Howard M., Williamson A., Norouzi N. "Video Manipulation Detection via Recurrent Residual Feature Learning Networks." In 7th Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing, IEEE, 2019.
  • Khan F., de Silva A., Yetukuri J. Norouzi N. "Sequential Image Synthesis for Human Activity Video Generation." In 16th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, IEEE, 2019.
  • Ramirez A., Reinman S. Norouzi N. "PokerBot: Hand Strength Reinforcement Learning." In 9th Workshop on Applications of Software Agents, IEEE, 2019.
  • Cui W., Zhou M., Zhao R. Norouzi N. "KB-NLG: From Knowledge Base to Natural Language Generation." In Widening NLP Workshop, IEEE, 2019.
  • Norouzi N. and Hausen R. "Quantitative Evaluation of Student Engagement in a Large-Scale Introduction to Programming Course using a Cloud-based Automatic Grading System." In 2018 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), IEEE, 2018.
  • Norouzi N., Carver S., Dear T., Bromberg S., Gray S., Kahan M., Aarabi P., and Borgundvaag B.. "Evaluation of alcohol intoxication and withdrawal syndromes based on analysis of tremor signals." Biomedical Signal Processing and Control 33 (2017): 83-87.
  • Norouzi N.. "Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Assessment based on Tremor Time-Frequency Analysis." PhD dissertation, 2017.
  • Norouzi N.. "Multi-modal heart-beat estimation on an iPhone." University of Toronto (Canada), 2014.
  • Norouzi N., Arabi P., Dear T., Carver S., Bromberg S., Kahan M., Gray S., and Borgundvaag B. "Empirical mode decomposition analysis of alcohol withdrawal tremor signals." In Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), 2016 IEEE Global Conference on, pp. 90-93. IEEE, 2016.
  • Aarabi P., Norouzi N., Wu J., and Spears M. "7 surprising lessons learned from teaching iOS programming to 30,000+ MOOC students." In 2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), pp. 1-4. IEEE, 2016.
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nanorouz [at] ucsc [dot] edu (831) 452-8468
  • (SOE3) 357, Engineering 2 Building,
  • Baskin School of Engineering,
  • 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA