Seyed Ali Akhavani

My name is Seyed Ali Akhavani. I am pursuing a BSc degree in Computer Engineering at University of Tehran, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. I'm interested in computer science especially in information assurance, privacy preserving networked systems, computer networks, blockchains, and social networks. I'm a research assistant under supervision of Dr. Ghanbari and Dr. Bahrak working on extracting bitcoin transaction data and analyzing transaction graph. Meanwhile I'm working at Tap30, a private-cab e-hailing and ride-sharing platform providing service to companies and individuals. I'm planning to apply to a graduate program in computer science.

Education

2014-present
B.Sc. of Computer Engineering - Information Technology

Last year's GPA: 3.81/4 - 17.79/20
Last two years' GPA: 3.59/4 - 17.01/20

2010-2014
Diploma in Mathematics and Physics
Alavi High School, Tehran, Iran

GPA: 19.83/20

Research Interests

Information Assurance
Privacy Preserving Networked Systems
Blockchains and Peer-to-Peer Networks
Social Networks

Honors and Awards

Sept 2018
Best Undergraduate Project Award
University of Tehran

Bsc Thesis project about "Constructing and Analyzing Bitcoin Transaction Graph". List of awarded projects is available here

Jul 2018
Elecom Stars 3rd Best Mobile And Web Application Winner

Developed back-end of Tandori web application which ranked 3rd in Iran Elecom-Stars Annual Exhibition.

2016
Best Student Chapter In Organizing Contests

I was official main officer of 2016 University of Tehran's ACM student chapter (Association for Computing Machinery)

2016
ACM Student Chapter Excellence Award

I was official main officer of 2016 University of Tehran's ACM student chapter (Association for Computing Machinery)

2016
Ranked 2nd in XP Game Contest

A contest that simulates planning game. Its goal is to teach agile programming to students via real world problems.

2014
National Universities Entrance Exam (Mathematics and Physics)
Iran

Ranked 402th (regional rank) and 681th (national rank) among about 350,000 contestants.

2014
National Universities Entrance Exam (Foreign Languages)
Iran

Ranked 57th (regional rank) and 93th (national rank) among about 150,000 contestants.

Research Experience

Mar 2018 - Present
Blockchain Analysis
Under supervision of Dr. Ghanbari and Dr. Bahrak - University of Tehran

Working on extracting transaction data from different cryptocurrency blockchains. Also analyzing different types of cryptocurrencies' transaction graph. Including Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Jun - Sept 2017
Benchmarking and Optimizing Message Systems
Under supervision of Dr. Mahini - University of Tehran

Developing and Benchmarking different types of messaging and event systems for micro services. Including message queues, pub-sub messaging, and stateless http messaging.

Working Experience

Jun 2017 - Present
TAP30
Software Engineer

Tap30 is a private-cab e-hailing and ride-sharing platform providing standard and premium logistics services to companies and individuals. My work is categorized into following parts:
Data: Developing automatic pricing model via analyzing requests.
Platform: Developing and benchmarking event passing system for micro services - optimizing binary object storage.
Infrastructure: Setting up distributed cache system, distributed file storage, and containerization.

Jun 2016 - Jul 2017
Lambede
Co-founder and Backend Developer

Lambede is a platform that connects people who need to find local services, with people who are looking to earn money and ready to work.

Sept 2014 - Jul 2015
Datanik
Data Engineer

Datanik is a company that provides network and data solutions to third parties. I crawled different movie subtitle and analyzed the hardness of a movie language level.

Volunteer experience

Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
Official Officer
Treasurer - ACM Student Chapter - University of Tehran

Organizing contests, talks, workshops, and classes including: UTsec, Panjere, ACM ICPC, XP Game, Summer Classes, Soft Skills Classes, and F1 Magazine.

Jul - Sept 2015
Executive Editor
F1 Magazine - Big Data Issue - University of Tehran

F1 is a quarterly magazine which contains computer science related articles. Big Data issue was chosen as the best scientific magazine of University of Tehran.

Jul - Oct 2017
Mentor
ACM Summer of Code - University of Tehran

Teaching web development with Node.js, HTML, and CSS to new computer engineering students which led to "Postchi" web application.

Sept 2016 - Jun 2017
Network Technician
Informatics Center - Universities of Tehran

Setting up wired and wireless networks in different university faculties. Also developing live streaming system for university.

Apr 2017
Executive Assistant
FSEN International Conference - IPM

Helping different professors from around the world to settle in Iran. Also I was the conference organizer. I was assisting FSEN's keynote speaker Dr. Henzinger
Certificate is available here

Dec 2016 - Dec 2017
Consultant
ACM Student Chapter - University of Tehran ACM Student Chapter

Advising new ACM chapter officers to organize contests, talks, workshops, and classes including: Panjere, ACM ICPC, and F1 Magazine.

Teaching Experience

Fall 2018
Network Security
Teaching Assistant - University of Tehran

Designing computer assignments, course project, and grading.
Dr. Sayad

Spring + Fall 2018
Operating Systems
Teaching Assistant - University of Tehran

Designing computer assignments, quizzes, and grading.
Dr. Kargahi

Spring 2018
Internet Engineering
Teaching Assistant - University of Tehran

Designing course main project, and grading.
Dr. Khosravi

Spring 2018
Software Engineering
Teaching Assistant - University of Tehran

Designing computer assignments, course project, and grading.
Dr. Ghasemi

Fall 2015
Introduction to Computing Systems And Programming
Teaching Assistant - University of Tehran

Designing computer assignments and grading.
Dr. Hashemi and Dr. Moradi

Summer 2015
Web UI Design with HTML and CSS
Instructor - University of Tehran ACM Summer Classes

Teaching HTML5 and CSS3.

Summer + Fall 2014
English
Teaching Assistant - Alavi High School

Designing exams, solutions, and handouts.

Selected Projects

2016 - 2017
Tandori
Tandori Website - Application

Tandori is a social media for foods and drinks where you can follow your favorite chefs, search foods, or even get cooking recommendation for your ingredients. Tandori was selected by Elecom Stars as the 3rd Best Web and Mobile Application in iran-elecomp exhibition.
I Developed back-end of this project using Node.js. Github Repository

2018
Sands of Time

Sands of Time is a module that modifies time for different processes to whenever you want. Written in C and Node.Js Github Repository

Summer 2017
Digikala Crawler

An application that crawls Digikala (Iranian Amazon) and fetches newest sales then notifies the user via a Telegram Bot. Using Node.js Github Repository

Spring 2017
Akbar Ticket
Course project for Internet Engineering - Dr. Khamespanah

Akbar ticket was A flight ticket selling service. Java is used in back-end. AngluarJS is used in front-end. Gitlab Repository

Spring 2017
Multiplayer Snake
Course project for Computer Networks - Dr. Khonsari

An application that supports up to 4 people to login and play multiplayer snake. Using Java and Python via Sockets. Github Repository

Spring 2017
DNS Server
Course project for Computer Networks - Dr. Khonsari

A Complete DNS Server with Agent, Roots and TLDs. Using Java. Github Repository

Spring 2017
Linux Kernel Modification
Course project for Operating Systems - Dr. Kargahi

Optimizing Linux kernel scheduling. Also add priority based semaphore policies to Linux kernel. Github1, Github2

Summer 2016
Dimon

Dimon is an application that encrypts data in ultraviolet sound and clients can send money to each other via their phone's speaker and recorder. Using Node.js. Gitlab repository

Fall 2015
Search and Rescue
Course project for Data Structures and Algorithms - Dr. Khamespanah

An application that uses advanced path finding algorithms to rescue injured people in the map. Using Java.

Selected Courses and Grades

- Human and Computer Interaction: 19.8/20

- Internet Engineering: 19.3/20

- Network Security: 19.2/20

- Game Theory: 18.6/20

- Data Structures: 17.7/20

- Data Transmission: 17.6/20

- Microprocessors: 17.25/20

- Statistical Inference (Graduate Course): 17/20

Skills

Languages

Persian: Native
English: Fluent
-- TOEFL: 108 (Reading: 27 - Listening: 30 - Speaking: 24 - Writing: 27)
-- GRE: Sum: 318 (Quantitative: 168 - Verbal: 150 - Analytical Writing: TBA)

Programming

Advanced:

Node.js, Java, JavaScript, R, C/C++

Familiar With:

Python, Verilog, LaTeX, MATLAB

Tools and Frameworks

Advanced:

Adobe Photoshop, Mongodb, PostgreSQL, Apache Tomcat, Maven

Familiar With:

Jango, Ruby on Rails, Vue.js, AngluarJS, WordPress

Personal Skills

Open to learning new things, Fast learner, Experienced in managing teams and team working

Hobbies

Rubik Cubes

I've been solving different types of Rubik cubes since I was in elementary school. I've got a collection of these cubes too

Digital Art and Drawing

I draw different kinds of 2D animation characters in my free time.

Swimming

I'm Certified lifeguard since in Alavi High School Since 2013.

Camping

I love camping in nature and hiking. I've gone to a lot of places including mountains, desert, and valleys.

References

Available upon request