My name is Ali Rahimi Kalahroudi (Written as “علی رحیمی‌کلهرودی” in my native language—Persian). I am currently a research M.Sc. student in computer science at Université de Montréal and MILA under the supervision of Prof. Sarath Chandar. I received my B.Sc. in computer science at the Sharif University of Technology.

I am interested in building practical intelligent machines that not only can interact amongst themselves but also with humans. I want to draw inspiration from the human brain’s concepts to both construct and evaluate them.

While I am not doing science, I enjoy reading books, watching movies, playing football and volleyball, and hiking.


  • (Deep) Reinforcement Learning
  • Model-Based Reinforcement Learning
  • Representation Learning


  • (May 2022) Our work on evaluating the adaptivity of MBRL methods (LoCA2) got accepted at
  • (January 2022) I have joined iCAD Dental for a four-month part-time job as a Machine Learning Research Developer.
  • (December 2021) We have released the first version of our RL research framework in Chandar-Lab. It is called RLHive.
  • (January 2021) I started my master’s studies at MILA—Montréal Institute for Learning Algorithms, in Computer Science under the supervision of Prof. Sarath Chandar.
  • (December 2020) After four incredible years working as a Data Scientist, I left Café Bazaar—the largest applications and mobile games store in Iran with more than 40 million users