Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Engineering,
Sharif University of Technology,
Tehran, Iran.

Email: My academic email address is mjafari [at] sharif [dot] edu and my personal email address is mahdijafaris [at] gmail [dot] com.



I am currently an assistant professor at the Computer Engineering Department of Sharif University of Technology. Prior to that, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Network Coding in The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

I received my PhD and MSc degrees both in Computer Sciences and Communication Systems from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), where I was working under the supervision of Prof. Christina Fragouli, as a member of the Algorithmic Research on Network Information laboratory (ARNI). I also earned my BSc degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics both from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Research Interests

I am interested in various fundamental problems that arise in communication systems and in particular communication networks. My research interests mainly focus on understanding the fundamental limits of such networks (systems) as well as the design of new techniques and algorithms that are suitable for practical implementation. I am also interested in the connection of communication and computer sciences. More specifically my research interests include:

Theory and algorithms for network information flow, network coding, network algorithms, connection of communication and computer sciences, information and coding theory, wireless communication networks, sensor networks, and signal processing.