Amirhessam Tahmassebi



I am currently working as a Senior Data Scientist - Algorithms for the Factory Data Team within Digital Manufacturing Engineering organization at Rivian Automotive, Palo Alto, CA. Additionally, I am an Affiliated Courtesy Faculty in the Department of Scientific Computing at Florida State University starting October 2018. I am leading Dr. Anke Meyer-Baese Research Group. I am also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Frontier in Neuroinformatics starting August 2021. Last, I am the Founder and Co-Author of SlickML. SlickML is an Open-Source Machine Learning Library written in Python.

Senior Data Scientist - Algorithms

Innovative and deadline-driven Data Scientist with 10+ years of extensive hands-on and research experiences in the field of Data Science, Machine Learning, and Scientific Computing. Solid Machine Learning education background with superior professionalism, strong attention to details and nuances, exceptional abilities of managing time, tackling challenges, and delivering beyond expectations. Self-motivated, creative, and collaborative with excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

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  • Phone: +1 (330) 606-7855
  • City: Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Degree: PhD
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  • Freelance: Available



Book Chapters


Research Papers






Proficient with Python, PySpark, SQL, Keras/TensorFlow, Machine Learning, Deep Learning Algorithms, and CI/CD Pipelines.

Familiar with R, C/C++, Fortran, SAS, NLP, and Parallel Programming (OpenMP, MPI, CUDA, OpenACC).

ML/DS: SlickML -- Pandas -- Scikit-Learn -- XGBoost -- TensorFlow -- Keras -- Numpy -- Scipy -- Matplotlib -- Seaborn -- Altair90%
Backend: Python -- SQL -- Spark -- Bash -- Linux -- Vim90%
Frontend: Streamlit -- HTML -- CSS -- Bootstrap -- LaTeX 75%
Version Control: Git -- GitHub -- GitLab -- BitBucket -- Azure DevOps 90%
Deployment: Azure -- Databricks -- AWS -- Anaconda Enterprise -- Travis CI -- Circle CI75%


To download the PDF versions, please check out my One-Page Résumé , and Full CV.


PhD -- Computational Science

Florida State University, Florida, USA
August 2015 - August 2018

GPA: 3.969/4.0

Advisor: Prof. Anke Meyer-Baese

Dissertation: Pattern Recognition in Medical Imaging: Supervised Learning of MRI and fMRI Data

MSC -- Computational Science

Florida State University, Florida, USA
August 2015 - December 2017

GPA: 3.969/4.0

Advisor: Prof. Anke Meyer-Baese

MSc -- Physics

University of Akron, Ohio, USA
August 2013 - August 2015

GPA: 3.982/4.0

Advisor: Prof. Alper Buldum

Dissertation: Fluid Flow Through Carbon Nanotubes And Graphene Based Nanostructures

BSc -- Physics

University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
September 2006 - July 2010

GPA: 3.1/4.0

Advisor: Prof. Hamidreza Moshfegh

Professional Experience

Senior Data Scientist -- Rivian Automotive

Palo Alto, California, USA
September 2021 - Present
  • Delivering Automated Decision-Making Platform and Overall Data System Architecture for the Factory Data and Various Scalable Solutions within Digital Manufacturing Engineering.

Affiliated Courtesy Faculty -- Department of Scientific Computing

Tallahassee, Florida, USA
October 2018 - Present
  • Technical Lead of Machine Learning in Dr. Anke Meyer-Baese's Research Group in the Department of Scientific Computing at Florida State University.

Senior Data Scientist -- ExxonMobil Corporation

Houston, Texas, USA
January 2020 - September 2021
  • Technical Lead of the Development of Interpretable Transaction Specific Models for Polyethylene and Polypropylene Sectors of North America to Incorporate Customer Segmentation and Pricing Recommendation to Maximize the Variable Margin for ExxonMobil Chemical Company (EMCC) Resulted in an Impact of $90M in Revenue Increase in 2020 and an Impact of $41M in Revenue Increase in Q1-Q2 of 2021.

Data Scientist -- Cerner Corporation

Kansas City, Missouri, USA
October 2018 - December 2019
  • Technical Lead of 90-Days Pediatric Asthma Readmission Model for Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and 30-Days Pediatric All Cause Readmission Model for 17 Hospitals Around the United States.
  • Technical Lead of Predictive Models for Bundled Payments Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI-A) for 37 Defined Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Episodes.

Data Scientist -- Mynomx Inc. (Previously Precision Wellness Inc.)

Palo Alto, California, USA
June 2017 - August 2018
  • Devloping Hybrid Machine Learning Algorithms for Population Health Management by Trasnforming Hierarchical Statistical Models into Robust and Scalable Codes using Python and Spark employing Stanford and UK Bio-Bank Databases.


  • All
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Genetic Programming

Web Apps

Python Libraries


As reference, the complete letters of recommendation can be found at my .



607 Hansen Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304


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