I watch movies in my free time. You can check out my Letterboxd account to learn about my favorites and the recent films I watched.

I’m a big soccer fan. I follow European soccer leagues and play soccer myself. Besides soccer, I enjoy working out in the gym and running. I run distances up to 10k.

I spend a lot of time listening to music every day. I particularly like Persian rock music. We have been maintaining a Persian dance playlist with some of my friends for a few years now, which you can check it out on Spotify.

I don’t play video games usually, but I hold a world record in a mobile game, Jelly Juggle.

I love the outdoors and hiking, especially in the beautiful British Columbia.

Photo of Shayan in a programming contest
ACM ICPC World Finals 2017

Photo of Shayan in a hike
Cape Scott, British Columbia