O-1A Visa for Iranian Data Scientist approved in just one month.

Case Information

Case Type: O-1A for Extraordinary Ability in Science

Industry: Software Development and Engineering      

Field: Data Science  

Country of Origin: Iran

Position Offered: Data Scientist

Approval Date: October 2016

Processing Time: One month

Case Summary

In this case, one of the world’s largest software and development companies hired the expert team at Meyer Law Group to handle an O-1A petition for an individual with extraordinary ability science. The client’s research placed him at the top of his field as he made significant original contributions to various areas. Specifically, his work applies to data mining, machine learning, and data analysis.

Brief Summary of the petition:

Firstly, we detailed the client’s strong academic background. Most importantly, he has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Alberta, Canada. He served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Also, he served as a Visiting Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley on four separate occasions since 2013.

Secondly, we included his research experiences. One of his discoveries, an influential algorithm for the pandit problem, was cited over 120 times and has wide applications for problems faced in the medical industry. In total, other researchers cited his 14 scholarly articles over 311 times.

Finally, the petition included a number of remarkable letters of recommendation from individuals associated with prestigious research institutions and organizations. For instance: Stanford University, IBM, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of California at Berkeley, the Imperial College London, and Microsoft. One of the letters described the client as “destined to have a great impact in the machine learning community. Moreover, [the client] is regularly called upon to organize international workshops and to review new research in top journals and conferences.” In addition, the client served as a reviewer for over 12 international conferences in his field. In short, the client has a commendable reputation in his field.

Thanks to the expertise and coordination of MLG, USCIS approved the client’s visa in just one month. In conclusion, MLG thanks the client and his company for their continued support and trust in our team.

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