Danial holds the chair of White Family Assistant Professor of economics and international studies at Boston College, and is currently based at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) as a visiting assistant professor (2021-2022).
He completed a PhD degree at the Harvard economics department in 2017 and was a Cowles Foundation postdoctoral associate at the Yale University department of economics (2017-2018). Danial's research interests are on the intersection of Economic Growth, Innovation, and International Trade.
Prior to Harvard, Danial obtained a PhD degree at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), where he worked on a number of applications of machine learning techniques in neuroimaging and cognitive neuroscience. Danial received a MSc and BSc degrees from the University of Tehran, Iran.