Innovation and progress happen when we allow ourselves to embrace uncertainty.

Simon Sinek

Tara Farzami

Tara is a data science researcher in Analytics and Consulting Team at StudyPortals. She loves working with big data and extracting the nuggets of gold hidden under mountain of data by understanding the relations with and among pieces of information. Over the last decade, big data became a major benefit to most organizations. They can use their data to identify new opportunities and accordingly move to smarter business decisions, more efficient operations, higher profits, and happier customers. The universities as one of the most important educational organizations can also use big data analytics not only to improve their international marketing and recruitment of prospective students but also lower their dropout rate.

After finishing her Bachelor’s in Statistics in Iran, Tara’s interest in applying her theoretical knowledge in real life brought her to Germany where she pursued her Master’s degree in Neural Information Processing. With the goal of further exploring the field of neuroscience, she moved to the Netherlands to work on a project on computer simulation of aging brain at Neuroinformatics department at Radboud University.

In April 2016, she started her new exciting journey to the world of educational big data in Studyportals. Her focus is to improve the data analyses with the purpose of better and more accurate consulting. She joined StudyPortal because she believes that education is the best way of moving the world towards peace and cultural friendships.

In her free time, she keeps challenging herself by climbing, backpacking, and dancing tango.

Personal Goal

Her personal goal is to help the company to be reputed as one of the best big data companies in the field of higher education. Using big data analytics, she aims at making the data’s accessibility easy for every team. This ease hopefully will initiate a new wave of data-driven entrepreneurial thinking in every individual in the company that it, in turn, leads to bigger successes for the company.