I did my Ph.D. thesis, in application of Data Mining in image analysis for real-time process control optimization, in polymer film manufacturing.
- K.Torabi, S. Sayad and S.T. Balke, “On-line Adaptive Bayesian Classification for In-line Particle Image Monitoring in Polymer Film Manufacturing”, Computers and Chemical Engineering, Vol. 30/1 pp 18-27 (2005).
One of areas of my Ph.D. thesis was focused on a real-time technique for detecting objects from background noise, without the need for background subtraction. Object detection and size measurement, separating focus from blurry and objects from dirts were key in the accuracy of the predictions, and the overall success of the project to replace humans.
- K.Torabi, S. Sayad, S.T.Balke, “Adaptive Image Thresholding for Real-Time Particle Monitoring” International Journal of Image Analysis, Vol. 16, pp 9-14 (2006).
My masters thesis was on combining Size Exclusion Chromatography with FTIR, and using advanced PLS techniques in automating and analysing the FTIR spectra data quantitatively. The project was sponsored by Kodak.
- K.Torabi, A.Karami, S.T.Balke, T.C.Schunk, “Quantitative FTIR detection in size-exclusion chromatography”, Journal of Chromatography A, V910, pp.19-30 (2001).
Have been working and conducting Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS), Hazard Analysis, HAZOP, fault-tree analysis (FTA), probabilistic safety analysis, developing Engineering Safety Cases for safety and licensing of the latest communication-based (CBTC) driverless automatic train control systems (ATC) and in compliance with European standards such as, IEC, and CENELEC EN 50126, 50128 and 50129.
Worked in Canadian nuclear industry, from operation support to engineering services, and later on to design-assist safety analysis and licensing.
Worked at Pickering nuclear station, Darlington nuclear station in support of operation and maintenance, at AMEC in support of optimizing testing and maintenance at Canadian nuclear stations, developing Generation Risk Assessment (GRA) models, Feeder-tube thinning prediction model, and also at the product development and Advanced CANDU reactor design office at the Atomic Energy Canada Limited.
- K. Torabi, “Canadian licensing framework of CANDU reactors and safety analysis challenges in the allocation of Emergency Mitigating Equipment”, Progress in Nuclear Energy, Vol.127, September (2020).
Worked on offshore and onshore Oil & Gas production platforms and refining facilities in the middle east, as well as Petrochemical plants and polymer processing plants.
Essentially, worked on petroleum products from its offshore oil wells and production sites, all the way up to the refineries for distillation, and lube oil production, to gas processing plants, and petrochemical plants for manufacturing polymer products.
I was involved in conducting Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) for LNG storage and processing plant proposed for Goldboro, Nova Scotia, in Canada.
- K.Torabi, R.Parmar, M.Oliverio, and K.Dinnie “Integrated Process Risk Management (IPRM) for Refineries and Petrochemical Complexes”,55th CSChE (2005)