Arash Pourdamghani

Arash Pourdamghani


About Me

I am a direct Ph.D. student at the INET group at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, working under the supervision of Prof. Stefan Schmid. Previously I was a researcher at the University of Vienna and completed research internships in IST Austria and CUHK Hong Kong. I got my B.Sc from the Sharif University of Technology, Iran, and I am interested in algorithm design, with applications in networks and blockchains.


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

Joint work with Christos Liaskos, Lefteris Mamatas, Atsioli Tsioliaridou, Sotiris Ioannidis, Andreas Pitsillides, Stefan Schmid, and Ian F. Akyildiz

Proceedings of the IEEE, (PIEEE 2022 )


Polynomial-time Fence Insertion For Structured Programs

Joint work with Mohammad Taheri and Mohsen Lesani

33rd International Symposium on Distributed Computing, DISC2019

Dagstuhl, Slides

Probabilistic Smart Contracts: Secure Randomness on the Blockchain

Joint work with Krishnendu Chatterjee and Amir Kafshdar Goharshady

2019 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, ICBC 2019

IEEE, HAL, arXiv , Slides

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

Joint work with Krishnendu Chatterjee and Amir Kafshdar Goharshady

34th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2019

ACM, HAL, Slides

Research Experience

Researcher at TU Berlin 2021-Present.

Researcher at University of Vienna 2020-2021.

Research Intern at IST Austria in summer 2018.

Visiting Research Intern at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in summer 2017.

Undergraduate member at Sharif University of Technology (SUT) Algorithm Laboratory 2016.

Honors & Awards

• Phd Grant for ERC project Self-adjusting networks

• NYU MacCracken PhD Fellowship

• ACM SIGAPP Student Travel Grant for SAC 2019

• Recipient of the Grant for Undergraduate Studies, from the Iran’s National Elites Foundation. (BMN).

• Selected for Iran's first research programme for undergraduate students, 2016

• Silver Medal in the 23rd Iranian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI).

Teaching Assistant

• Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Networks, TU Berlin, 2022-Present

• Network Algorithms, TU Berlin, 2021-Present

• Network Protocols and Architectures, TU Berlin, 2021-Present

• Data Structures and Algorithms, Sharif University of Technology, 2016-2019

• Algorithms Design and Analysis, Sharif University of Technology, 2017-2019

• Algorithmic Game Theory, Sharif University of Technology, 2017-2018

• Iranian National Olympiad in Informatics Summer Camp, 2014-2016

Master Thesis

• Aida Stefania Manole, TU Berlin, 2022

• Akshay Choudhary, TU Berlin, 2022

• Nedyalko Stanchev, TU Berlin, 2021-2022

Bachelor Thesis

• Qingyun Ji, TU Berlin, 2021-2022


• Dorsa Majdi, Sharif University of Technology, 2022

• Esra Ceylan, University of Vienna, 2022

• Atoli Huppé, ENSTA Paris, 2021

• Marzieh Aliakbarpour, Sharif University of Technology, 2021

• Loric André, ENSTA Paris, 2021

• Siddhesh Kalekar, IIT Delhi, 2021

Student Assistants

• Huiran Liu, TU Berlin, 2022

• Robert Sama, University of Vienna, 2022