Shiru is pleased to announce that Arash Abbasi has joined the team as a Machine Learning Researcher.

Shiru’s mission is to feed people sustainably by leveraging machine learning and precision biology to identify and create ideal food proteins. Arash’s experience, motivation and values will help us in our work of finding accurate and meaningful protein representations, which will ultimately enable Shiru to find better alternative proteins for the food industry.

Arash Abbasi received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Oregon State University and was a Postdoc at Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri. During his postdoc at Danforth Plant Science, he collaborated with plant scientists to develop machine learning algorithms for plant phenotyping. That collaboration made him more conscious of food sustainability and shortly after he decided he wanted to use his machine learning and signal processing expertise in food sustainability science.

“It’s an honor to work at Shiru and its extremely talented team to create a positive impact on the food industry. In collaboration with the team at Shiru, I am so excited to develop cutting-edge machine learning algorithms to study plants and proteins.”

Arash loves listening to audiobooks, swimming, and working out in his free time.