Ph.D. Student

Bild: Daniela Fleckenstein / TU Darmstadt

Siavash Riahi

Applied Cryptography


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After he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the Sharif University of Technology in 2016, Tehran-Iran, Siavash Riahi received a scholarship from the International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (IMPRS-CS) and started his Master’s studies at the Saarland University. On November 2018, after completing his Master’s degree, Siavash Riahi started his PhD at the Applied Cryptography research group at the TU Darmstadt. His research interests are security of cryptographic protocols, provable security, blockchain technology and related areas.

Curriculum Vitae

2012 – 2016 B.Sc. Computer Science (Sharif University of Technology, Tehran-Iran)
2016 – 2018 M.Sc. Computer Science (Saarland University)
2016 – 2018 Member of the International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (Saarland University)
2018 – present Ph.D. in Applied Cryptography (TU Darmstadt)


Dziembowski, Stefan; Fabiański, Grzegorz; Faust, Sebastian; Riahi, Siavash (2020):
Lower Bounds for Off-Chain Protocols: Exploring the Limits of Plasma
Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2020/175 [Online edition:]

Aumayr, Lukas; Ersoy, Oguzhan; Erwig, Andreas; Faust, Sebastian; Hostakova, Kristina; Maffei, Matteo; Moreno-Sanchez, Pedro; Riahi, Siavash (2020):
Generalized Bitcoin-Compatible Channels
Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2020/476 [Online edition:]