Milad Soltanzadeh is a Work-study student in the Cinema Iranica project. He is pursuing his Ph.D. in computational neuroscience at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Medical Science. His research includes developing large-scale models of brain activity and connectivity to understand the underlying mechanisms of schizophrenia and depression. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran in Iran and Concordia University in Canada. Milad is mainly interested in understanding human cognition and its link to the brain. Outside academia, he is interested in philosophy and writing.