Mahtab is a Software Engineer and Project Manager in the Brain Inspired computing team at IBM research Australia, where she is leading projects in the intersection of AI and healthcare. She has 15 years of experience as a professional Software Engineer in industry, combined with over 5 years of research experience in algorithms and solutions for healthcare.
Mahtab's research interest is focused on data mining and deep learning techniques to analyse the time series data from wearable sensors worn by patients for improving patients’ health. In the Brain Inspired computing team, she is working on detecting Epileptic seizures from wearable sensors worn by patients suffering from Epilespy. She is also pursuing her PhD in the area of time series data mining at the University of Melbourne.
Mahtab has been identified as an emerging female leader in IBM Research in 2018. She was selected to attend the Heidelberg Laureate form in 2018 as one the top 200 young scientists to spend a week in Heidelberg, Germany meeting the laureates of Computer Science and Mathematics. She is the founder of the Women in Technology (WIT) society at the University of Melbourne, was nominated as a finalist at the 2016 ARN Women in ICT awards for her contributions to the Women in ICT community in Australia and was selected as a Asia pacific Women Techmakers scholar by the Women Techmakers scholarship program in 2017 for her leadership and academic excellence in Computer Science.