Ali received his B.Sc. Degree in Physics from Iran University of Razi in 2001 and then followed it with a M.Sc. Degree in Physics (Nanotechnology) in 2003 and a Ph.D. the same field in 2007. He moved to Calgary in mid 2014 and enrolled at the University of Calgary.
Ali joined CREWES in January 2015, defended his Ph.D. in Geophysics in 2019, and now works for CREWES as a Postdoctoral Researcher.