About Me

My name is Ali Jahanshiri. I was born in Tehran, in 1982 and still live there. By the age of 15, I had learned about eight languages by myself, without anyone’s help. In Iran, there's no undergraduate program in linguistics and what’s more, it's not something your parents would let you major in. I've explored different areas of linguistics by self-studying and know about more than 20 languages. I have a Master's degree in computer engineering. Artificial intelligence and computational linguistics, in particular, is the field where my interests in languages and developing applications collide. I look forward to doing my PhD in Europe or America in this interdisciplinary field (please contact me if you can help me with finding a relevant PhD program, preferably in the USA).

My site has been up for many years. In 2004-2005, I developed the first free, downloadable Persian verb conjugator. Quoting one of my internet friends, “In those days, Iran was even more insular than now and the idea that some young kid would go out and make some useful tool and then share it with the global community was ahead of its time in anyone's book.”

My works and writings are all original. I've written about Persian in different languages so that people from all around the world can learn about this truly beautiful language.

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