Dr. Aligholi obtained a B.Sc. in Applied Geology from Shahrood University of Technology, and an M.Sc. in Engineering Geology from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. His PhD awarded recently by the department of Civil Engineering, Monash University. Dr. Aligholi is currently a sessional lecturer at institute of Innovation, Science and Technology, Federation University Australia. He has worked in the field of automatic microstructural quantification of rock materials by means of image processing and machine learning techniques, and understanding the relationship between physical, mechanical and dynamical properties of rock materials, and has published his findings and contributions in high ranked journals.