Location and dates

Fira Barcelona Gran Via

20-22 JANUARY 2025


ICE Barca 2025

IGBA Barca 2025

Kasra Ghaharian

Kasra Ghaharian

Postdoctoral Senior Research Fellow, UNLV International Gaming Institute
United States
Dr. Kasra Ghaharian is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, International Gaming Institute. Dr. Ghaharian received his Ph.D. and MSc from UNLV's William F. Harrah College of Hospitality in 2022. His research interests center around data science and artificial intelligence (AI) applications in the gambling field. His dissertation research explored the implications of payment modernization for the gambling industry; specifically, he conducted behavioral analysis of gamblers’ payment transaction data using machine learning to identify and characterize potential markers of harm. Dr. Ghaharian is currently conducting research that explores the ethical considerations and risks associated with AI in the gambling industry. His work has been published in leading academic journals in computer science, technology, psychology, hospitality, and gambling. He is also Executive Editor for the UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal, a leading academic journal in the gambling field. Prior to his Ph.D., Dr. Ghaharian worked in the Hospitality and Gambling industry for over seven years, leading online and digital efforts for two of the largest casino-hotel companies in the world.