Hossein is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at South Dakota State University. His research interest is the development of statistical models for spatial and spatiotemporal data, functional data, and multivariate data for making inferences from massive datasets, all motivated by the desire to tackle scientific problems. Hossein was a member of Research Network for Statistical Methods for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences as Postdoctoral fellow. Prior to that, he was at Virginia Commonwealth University where he received his Ph.D. in System Modeling and Analysis and his Master in Operations Research. He received his Master in Mathematical Statistics from Tarbiat Modares University and his Bachelors in Statistics in Statistics from University of Mazandaran.