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About me

  • I am a postdoctoral researcher at University of Salzburg, working with Dr. Sebastian Forster. I completed my PhD at Johns Hopkins University, Computer Science Department, where I was 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, and my undergraduate degree from Shiraz University of Technology, Iran.

Work Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria. August 2021, current
  • 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
  • Approximation Algorithms, Online Algorithms
  • Graph Algorithms, Dynamic Graph Algorithms



  • Instructor, Fall 2022 (University of Salzburg)
  • Teaching Assistant, Spring 2020 (JHU):
    • Algorithmic Game Theory
  • Teaching Assistant, Spring 2019 (JHU):
    • Approximation Algorithms
  • Teaching Assistant, Fall 2018, Fall 2017 and Fall 2020 (JHU):
    • Intro to Algorithms
  • Teaching Assistant, Winter 2015 (U Calgary):
    • CPSC 513: Computability
  • Teaching Assistant, Fall 2014 (U Calgary):
    • CPSC 511: Introduction To Complexity Theory
  • Teaching Assistant, Winter 2014 (U Calgary):
    • CPSC 413: Design and Analysis of Algorithms I

Academic Service

  • Organizer of AlgPie (Algorithms postdocs in Europe) 2022 workshop
  • Program Committee: SIROCCO 2023 (International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity)
  • External reviewer: SODA 2023, STOC 2022, ESA 2022, SPAA 2022, SIROCCO 2022, DISC 2021, SPAA 2021, STOC 2021, SODA 2021, SODA 2020, SPAA 2019, APPROX 2019, OPODIS 2018