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Iranian scientist Babak Farzad dies of terminal cancer

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TEHRAN — Iranian scientist Babak Farzad passed away on Thursday after months of battling with cancer. He was 41.

Farzad was an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director at Brock University, Canada since the year 2007, IRNA news agency reported.

He came in third and won a bronze medal at the 7th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), hosted by The Netherlands in Eindhoven from June 26 to July 3, 1995.

He obtained a bachelor’s degree in computer software engineering in 1999 from Sharif University of Technology and completed a PhD degree in computer science at University of Toronto in 2004. He was also a post-doctoral fellow at McGill University from 2005 to 2007.

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