Hossein Zahed

Hometown: Shiraz, Iran and Leeds, UK

Degrees: BS in Mathematical Statistics - Shiraz University; MS in Statistics - National University of Iran (SBU)
Current Academic Pursuit: Public Policy and Political Economy (PhD)
Expected Graduation Date: 2016

UT Dallas Achievements & Activities

  • Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society
  • Sociology Club

Deciding on Public Policy and Political Economy

With a background in statistics, I had the opportunity to collaborate as a consultant with researchers in a diverse set of fields. Through these collaborations, I became more and more interested in the applications of statistics in the social sciences. I learned that there is more to research and data analysis than mere number crunching. This, as well as a personal interest in studying human behavior, lead me to UT Dallas and the PPPE program. Here, I hope to build on my quantitative skills and learn more about research in general and economic and political research in particular.

My EPPS Success

I am extremely grateful to all EPPS faculty, staff and fellow students for creating a vibrant environment for learning and scholarship. Though talks and discussions in my classes as well as outside of class, I have learned very much from all of you, as well as made great friends.

Plans for the Future

I genuinely enjoy doing research and learning more about people and things. Thus I have my eyes set on an academic career as well as perhaps research and development in the public and private sectors.

Advice to Prospective EPPS Students

Be friends with math! :-)

Other Interests

Art, Music, Reading, Hiking, Traveling, Spending time with friends and family