Parinaz Sobhani

Director of Machine Learning


Parinaz Sobhani is the Director of Machine Learning on the Georgian Impact team and is responsible for developing cutting-edge analytic solutions. She’s an expert in deep learning with broad knowledge of machine learning, natural language processing and data mining. Parinaz also has practical experience with a range of related technologies including Theano, TensorFlow, Python, R and Matlab.

Since joining Georgian Partners, Parinaz has been engaging with our portfolio companies to accelerate their growth using state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques. She also executes workshops to help them identify, prioritize and gain executive commitment for machine learning initiatives.


Parinaz has more than 10 years of experience developing and designing new models and algorithms for various artificial intelligence tasks. Prior to joining Georgian Partners, she worked at Microsoft Research where she developed end-to-end neural machine translation models. Previous to this she worked for the National Research Council in Canada, where she designed and developed deep neural network models for natural language understanding and sentiment analysis.


Parinaz holds a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from the University of Ottawa with a research focus on opinion mining in social media. She has a Master’s Degree in computer science from Sharif University of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering.

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Parinaz enjoys hiking and reading. She’s always seeking out new experiences, whether it’s exotic food and drinks or extreme outdoor activities.

Contact Parinaz

(416) 868-9696

Areas of Expertise

Machine Learning

Deep Learning

Artificial Intelligence

Applied Analytics

Data Mining



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