Saman Motamed

Doctoral Student

About me

I am Saman (Sam) Motamed, a first year PhD student at the Institute for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Technology, Sofia University from April 2023. I am supervised by Prof. Luc Van Gool.

Broadly speaking, my interests revolve around generative vision models, unsupervised learning, and harnessing the power of large vision and language models towards personalised tasks.


  • KAUST, September 2022 – Feb 2023
    Visiting Researcher
  • Carnegie Mellon University, August 2021 – November 2022
    Visiting Researcher
  • University of Toronto, September 2019 – June 2021
    M.S in Medical Science 
  • University of Toronto, September 2014 – July 2019
    H.B.Sc. in Computer Science (With High Distinction)


Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Open Fellowship Award (Top 5% of department) – 2021

Canada Graduate Scholarship – NSERC – 2020


Generative Visual Prompt: Unifying Distributional Control of Pre-Trained Generative Models
Chen Henry Wu, Saman Motamed, Shaunak Srivastava, Fernando De La Torre
NeurIPS 2022

Saman Motamed, Patrik Rogalla, Farzad Khalvati

Nature Scientific Reports

Saman Motamed, Patrik Rogalla, Farzad Khalvati

Informatics In Medicine Unlocked

Saman Motamed, Farzad Khlvati


Saman Motamed, Farzad Khalvati