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About me

  • I am a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University, Computer Science Department, where I am advised by Dr. Mike Dinitz. I received my Master's degree from University of Calgary, under supervision of Dr. Philipp Woelfel and Dr. George Giakkoupis.

Research Employment

  • Software Engineering Internship at Google NYC, US. Summer 2020. Hosts: Dr. Creighton Thomas, Dr. Jakub Łącki
  • Research Visiting Student at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Winter 2016, Host: Dr. Petra Berenbrink
  • Research Internship at INRIA Rennes, France. Fall 2015. Host: Dr. George Giakkoupis

Research Interests

  • Distributed and Parallel Algorithms
  • Randomized and Approximation Algorithms
  • Combinatorial Optimization, Online Algorithms
  • Graph Algorithms, Dynamic Graph Algorithms


  • Amartya Shankha Biswas, Michal Dory, Mohsen Ghaffari, Slobodan Mitrović, Yasamin Nazari, Massively Parallel Algorithms for Distance Approximation and Spanners, SPAA 2021.
  • Michael Dinitz, Yasamin Nazari, Zeyu Zhang, Lasserre Integrality Gaps for Graph Spanners and Related Problems, WAOA 2020.
  • Yasamin Nazari, Sparse Hopsets in Congested Clique, OPODIS 2019
  • Michael Dinitz and Yasamin Nazari, Massively Parallel Distance Sketches, OPODIS 2019 (Best Student Paper Award).
  • Michael Dinitz and Yasamin Nazari, Distributed Distance-Bounded Network Design Through Distributed Convex Programming, OPODIS 2017.
  • George Giakkoupis, Yasamin Nazari, Philipp Woelfel, How Asynchrony Affects Rumor Spreading Time, PODC 2016.
  • Jakub Łącki, Yasamin Nazari , Faster Decremental Approximate Shortest Paths via Hopsets with Low Hopbound, manuscript (to be submitted).
You can also view an updated list at my Google Scholar page.

Teaching Assistant

  • Spring 2020 (JHU):
    • Algorithmic Game Theory
  • Spring 2019 (JHU):
    • Approximation Algorithms
  • Fall 2018, Fall 2017 and Fall 2020 (JHU):
    • Intro to Algorithms
  • Winter 2015 (U Calgary):
    • CPSC 513: Computability
  • Fall 2014 (U Calgary):
    • CPSC 511: Introduction To Complexity Theory
  • Winter 2014 (U Calgary):
    • CPSC 413: Design and Analysis of Algorithms I


  • External reviewer: SPAA 2021, STOC 2021, SODA 2021, SODA 2020, SPAA 2019, APPROX 2019, OPODIS 2018