Behrooz Omidvar-Tehrani

Applied Scientist at AWS AI Labs

Behrooz joined Amazon in 2021. Prior to that, he held positions in Naver Labs Europe, the Grenoble Alpes University, and the Ohio State University. He received his PhD in CS from the University of Grenoble Alpes, France, in 2015. His research focuses on Human-in-the-Loop Data Analytics spanning over different research areas such as Data Mining, Databases, Visual Analytics, and Machine Learning. He has published more than 40 papers in top-ranked international conferences and journals including VLDB, SIGMOD, CIKM, TKDE, and CHI.


  • [Nov 16, 2023] Delivered a talk at Microsoft Research.
  • [Oct 27, 2023] Delivered a talk at the University of Lyon.
  • [Apr 18, 2023] Delivered a talk at San Jose State University.
  • [Mar 12, 2022] Delivered a talk at New Jersey Institute of Technology.
  • [Feb 27, 2023] Meaning of Life: Different Perspectives by Lex Fridman and ChatGPT!
  • [Jan 30, 2023] HILDA 2023 Call for Papers is out: .
  • [Dec 01, 2022] Delivered a talk at the Austrian RL Community Meetup hosted by AWS Vienna.
  • [Nov 18, 2022] Delivered a talk at the University of British Columbia.

Publications and Patents

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See also: DBLP, Google Scholar

Peer-reviewed Conference Papers

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Peer-reviewed Workshop Papers

Peer-reviewed Demo Papers

Peer-reviewed Book Chapters



Talks and Tutorials

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  • Interaction Learning
    The University of British Columbia (November 18, 2022)
  • Enabling Interactivity between Human and Artificial Intelligence
    2nd Workshop on Smart Data Integration and Processing on Service Based Environments (STRAPS 2020) in conjunction with ICSOC 2020 (December 14, 2020)
  • Visual Formation and Comparison of Patient Cohorts
    HPE Innovation Day, Transfo Festival (January 25, 2019)
  • Representation and Exploration of Patient Cohorts [video]
    HPE Innovation Day, Transfo Festival (January 25, 2019), Global Challenges Science Week (Environment, Aging and Future Medicine: Common Challenges for Society) in University of Grenoble Alpes (June 3, 2019), Technische Universität (TU) Dortmund, Germany (February 21, 2019), MaDICS Workshop on Big Data and Data Science in Strasbourg (November 20,2018), Center for Engineering and Health in Mines Engineering School of Saint-Etienne (November 12, 2018), Artificial Intelligence Committee of Lyon Hospital (October 22, 2018), The 5th International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (October 2, 2018), Workshop on Machine Learning and Statistics for Medical Data (September 21, 2018), and AI Health Workshop in FADEX Doctoral Exchange Program (June 27, 2018)
  • Interactivity on Groups: Applications to Spatiotemporal Datasets
    NAVER LABS Europe (NLE), Meylan, France (September 2018)
  • Bridging the Gap between User Data Exploration and Information Visualization
    Azad University of Mashhad, Iran (December 2017), and Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil (October 2017)
  • Interactive Analysis of Spatiotemporal Data [video]
    Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran (December 2017), Federal Institute of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil (October 2017), Research Commons @ The Ohio State University (May 2017), Coordination meeting with FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Officials (April 2016)
  • Tools for Collaborative Research [video]
    International Postdoctoral Association at The Ohio State University (November 2016)


Chairing and Reviews

  • Chairing: Program co-chair of the International Workshop on Explainability for Trustworthy ML Pipelines (ETMLP 2020) co-located with EDBT 2020, Session chair at DEXA 2017, Demo session chair at SIGMOD 2020
  • Journal reviews: The International Journal on Very Large Data Bases (2021), Elsevier Journal of Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Management Vol. 9 (AKDM-9), Elsevier Information Systems (2017-2020), TKDE (2015-2016), DAMI (2016)
  • Grant reviews: The Israel Science Foundation (The Personal Research Grants)
  • PC membership and conference reviews: SIGMOD 2023, The Web Conference (TWC) 2022, BigVis 2020, HILDA 2020, SIGMOD 2020 (Demo Track), EDBT 2020, VIS 2019, CIKM 2016, ICDE 2017, SDM 2013-2014, ICDM 2013, VLDB 2016-2017, BDA 2017 (Demo Track), AAAI 2018
  • Forum reviews: Undergraduate Research Student Forum at The Ohio State University (Fall 2016)


In 2021, my sister passed away from pancreatic cancer. This is a website in her memory:

My Favorites

  • Top-5 Favorite classical musics: (1) Carmen Suite no. 2 by Georges Bizet (1875), (2) Gymnopédies by Eric Satie (1888), (3) Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov (1888), (4) Quartet Movement for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello in A Minor by Gustav Mahler (1876), (5) La mer by Claude Debussy (1901)
  • Top-5 Favorite pop musics: (1) Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, (2) Ameno by Era musical (lyrics written by Eric Lévi in pseudo-latin), (3) Requiem for a Dream by Clint Mansell (performed by Kronos Quartet in 2000 to accompany the Darren Aronofsky's film with the same title), (4) Splashing water in the streets by Rashid Behbudov (an Azerbaijani singer and actor, passed away in 1989), (5) Sweet Dreams are Made of This by Eurythmics (British pop duo)
  • Top-5 Favorite books (complete list): (1) Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (1969), (2) The Trial by Franz Kafka (1925), (3) Free Will by Sam Harris (2012), (4) Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, by David Epstein (2019), (5) A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine (2008)
  • Top-5 Favorite movies (complete list): (1) Shutter Island by Martin Scorsese (2010), (2) La Vie En Rose by Olivier Dahan (2007), (3) Scent of a Woman by Martin Brest (1992), (4) Mother! by Darren Aronofsky (2017), (5) Black Mirror: Bandersnatch by David Slade (2018), (6) A Star Is Born by Bradley Cooper (2018)
  • Top-5 Favorite paintings: (1) The Avenue in the Rain by Childe Hassam in Impressionism (1917), (2) The Weeping Woman by Pablo Picasso in Cubism (1937), (3) The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh in Impressionism (1889), (4) The Scream by Edvard Munch in Expressionism (1893), (5) The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí in Surrealism (1931)

Places I've been