I am a Ph.D. student at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Texas at Austin under supervision of Prof. Ufuk Topcu. My research objective is to develop algorithms that equip autonomous agents with intelligent ways of efficiently incorporating data into decision-making. More specifically, I focus on methods of distilling large amount of high-dimensional data into actionable information, quantifying utility and cost of information for different tasks, as well as actively gathering and sharing information that is directed toward accomplishing a designated task. I received my B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2014, and my M.S.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from UT Austin in 2017.