Farshid Farhat @ EECS PSU

PhD Candidate
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The Pennsylvania State University
Address: 310 IST Building, University Park, PA, 16802.
Email: fuf111 AT psu DOT edu
Web: Farshid Farhat ‘s Site@PSU

About Me

I am a member of Intelligent Information Systems (IIS) research lab at Penn State. I am working with Prof. James Wang (adviser) and Prof. Jesse Barlow (co-adviser), also collaborating with Prof. Zihan Zhou. My research interests lie in the area of computer vision and big visual data computing. More specifically, I am interested in image aesthetics using deep learning, pattern recognition and multimedia processing, and information retrieval. Also I am working in the field of big data computing specially on resource allocation in distributed systems and parallel computing.


  • Smart cropping with JNI implementation in Android
  • Aesthetic scoring using smartphone GPU
  • Portrait Composition Assistance (Dissertation-related)
  • Human body pose classification and recognition (Dissertation-related)
  • Emotion-aware Local Guide with iOS implementation
  • Severe weather forecasting using shape matching


  • Graduates: Diman Zad Tootaghaj, Mohammad-Mehdi Kamani, Yu Luo.
  • Undergrads: Sahil Mishra, Luke Porupski, Jeremy Ong, Yizhi Huang, Jeffery Cao, Shengguang Bai.


  • Security Weaknesses in PGP Protocol, F Farhat, M Heydari, MR Aref, 2013.