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Seyed Ali Tabatabaee

Master Student

Seyed Ali Tabatabaee is a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, studying M.Sc. in Computer Science. Ali is a member of the Blockchain@UBC research cluster, working under the supervision of Dr. Ivan Beschastnikh and Dr. Chen Feng. He received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology in 2019. His interests include multiple aspects of blockchain protocols such as consensus algorithms, relay networks, and the application layer. His current research, supported by Mitacs funding, focusses on improving the performance and privacy of transaction relay networks in blockchains. Ali has also co-authored a research paper, submitted to a journal, that proposes a novel BFT-based sidechain for PoW-based blockchains. To this date, he has done three research internships in the area of blockchains: IT-Orbit Co., Iran (summer 2017), Aalto University, Finland (summer 2018), and Peer Social, B.C. (summer 2020). Ali is as well interested in theoretical computer science and has a strong foundation in this broad area. He is a gold medal winner in the Iranian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI-2013).  Moreover, his B.Sc. research, supervised by Dr. Hamid Zarrabi-Zadeh, culminated in the paper “Distributed Unit Clustering” published in Proceedings of the 31st the Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG-2019).