About me

I am a fourth-year PhD student in the computer and communication science department at EPFL. I am very fortunate to be advised by Prof. Rachid Guerraoui, a world leader in distributed computing. Before coming to EPFL, I earned a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology.

My main line of research is in distributed optimization and machine learning, with a focus on robustness, fault-tolerance, and privacy.

For more information, please download my CV from here.


You can also find my papers on Google Scholar.
See the bottom of the page for details regarding my contributions.




* I did not attend ICML 2022 as I received my visa late.


* The authors' list is always in alphabetical order in our group. The lead author(s) is usually indicated as the "corresponding author" in the papers. In [2, 3, 5, 7, 8], I was a lead author and I played a primary role (coming up with the idea, algorithms, proofs, etc.). The main idea of [4] was initiated in one of our discussions with YA inspired by [3]. Youssef then did all the heavy lifting for this work. Initially, [6] was NG and RP’s project, studying the impact of momentum in Byzantine ML. In a group meeting, I noticed that their approach can be generalized by changing the definition of robustness to the one used in [8]. I then joined the project and proved that this definition is satisfied by almost all existing works, which led to a unifying framework for Byzantine machine learning.