I am a Ph.D. candidate at the INET research group at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, working under the supervision of Prof. Stefan Schmid. I am also an associated researcher with PLAMADISO research group at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society.

Previously I was a researcher at the University of Vienna and completed research internships at IST Austria and CUHK Hong Kong. I got my B.Sc. from the Sharif University of Technology.

I am interested in algorithm design and analysis with applications in networks, distributed systems, and blockchains. My particular focus is on self-adjusting networks.


Self-adjusting Data Structures:

Brief Announcement: Minimizing the Weighted Average Shortest Path Length in Demand-Aware Networks via Matching Augmentation

with Aleksander Figiel, Darya Melnyk, André Nichterlein, and Stefan Schmid
ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA’24).
Paper, Slides, Citation

SeedTree: A Dynamically Optimal and Local Self-Adjusting Tree

with Chen Avin, Robert Sama, and Stefan Schmid
IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM’23).
Paper, Slides, Citation, Video

Self-Adjusting Partially Ordered Lists

with Vamsi Addanki, Maciej Pacut, Gabor Retvari, Stefan Schmid, and Juan Vanerio
IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM’23).
Paper, Citation

Traffic Engineering:

The Augmentation-Speed Tradeoff for Consistent Network Updates

with Monika Henzinger, Ami Paz, Arash Pourdamghani, and Stefan Schmid
ACM SIGCOMM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR’22).
Paper, Slides, Citation, Video

Software-Defined Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces: From Theory to End-to-End Implementation

with Christos Liaskos, Lefteris Mamatas, Atsioli Tsioliaridou, Sotiris Ioannidis, Andreas Pitsillides, Stefan Schmid, and Ian F. Akyildiz
Proceedings of the IEEE (PIEEE’22).
Paper, Citation


DecentPeeR: A Self-Incentivised & Inclusive Decentralized Peer Review System (Poster)

with Johannes Gruendler, Darya Melnyk, and Stefan Schmid
IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC’24).
Paper, Citation

Probabilistic smart contracts: Secure randomness on the blockchain

with Krishnendu Chatterjee and Amir Kafshdar Goharshady
IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC’19).
Paper, Slides, Citation, Video

Hybrid Mining: Exploiting Blockchain`s Computational Power for Distributed Problem Solving

with Krishnendu Chatterjee and Amir Kafshdar Goharshady
ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC’19).
Paper, Slides, Citation

Distributed Systems:

Polynomial-Time Fence Insertion for Structured Programs

with Mohammad Taheri and Mohsen Lesani
International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC’19).
Paper, Slides, Citation


(Upcoimg) SPAA’24

Dutch Seminar on Optimization

Freie Universität Berlin

Winter Seminar Series at Sharif University


Teaching Assitance:

TU Berlin, Germany, 2021-Now

Algorithms for Networked Systems

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Networks Seminar

Blockchain Foundations

Network Protocols and Architectures

Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2016-2019

Data Structures and Algorithms

Algorithmic Game Theory

Algorithms Design and Analysis


TON’24, PODC’24 (Junior PC), SIROCCO’23, ITU J-FET on Intelligent Surfaces 2022, ACM Computing Surveys 2020

Subreviwer: DISC’24, PODC’24, CCS’24, SIGMETRICS’24, DSN’24, NSDI’24, PODC’23, SPAA’23, NSDI’23, ESA’22, CoNEXT’22, DISC’22, AFT’22


I am honored to have been working with following students in the past few years.

Undergraduate Research Interns

Helia Yazdanyar (2023-24, TU Berlin) -> Masters at University of Waterloo

Bahar Oveisgharan (2023-24, TU Berlin)

Maryam Shiran (2023-24, TU Berlin)

Dorsa Majdi (2022-23, TU Berlin) -> Intern at EPFL

Esra Ceylan (2022, University of Vienna) -> Masters at TU Wien

Marzieh Aliakbarpour (2021-2022, University of Vienna)

Siddhesh Kalekar (2021, University of Vienna)

Loric André (2021, University of Vienna)

Thesis supervision

Qingyun Ji (Bachelor and Master thesis, 2022 and 2024) -> IBM

Johannes Gründler (Bachelor thesis, 2023) -> Masters at University of Vienna