Masoud Akhoondi


I am a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of California Riverside. My supervisor is Prof. Harsha V. Madhyastha. I am a member of Distributed Systems Lab.

Ongoing Research Projects:

  1. Data deduplication in the cloud storage services. Please click here for more information

  2. Private content sharing in social networks

  3. Dependency tracking for attack forensics

Research Interests:

  1. Privacy and Security

  2. Distributed Systems

  3. Social Networks

  4. Networking


  1. 2010-Now, PhD in Computer Science, University of California, Riverside

  2. 2006-2008, M.S. in Information Technology, Sharif University of Technology

  3. 2002-2006, B.S. in Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology


  1. LASTor: A Low-Latency AS-Aware Tor Client (Journal)
    M. Akhoondi, C. Yu, H. Madhyastha, Journal of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Issue 99, ISSN 1063-6692, December 2013. DOI: 10.1109/TNET.2013.2291242

  2. LASTor: A Low-Latency AS-Aware Tor Client [Webpage] [Paper] [Presentation]
    M. Akhoondi, C. Yu, H. Madhyastha, Proceedings of IEEE Oakland '12, San Francisco, CA, May 2012, (Acceptance rate: 13%).

  3. Towards a Model for Inferring Trust in Heterogeneous Social Networks
    M. Akhoondi, J. Habibi, M. Sayyadi, second Asia International Conference on Modeling and Simulation (IEEE-AMS2008), May 13-15, 2008.

  4. Approximating Relation Extraction for Community Mining in Heterogeneous Social Networks
    N. Haghpanah,
    M. Akhoondi, H. Abolhassani, IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet, ICWI'07.

  5. Trusted Secure Routing for Ad Hoc Networks
    N. Haghpanah,
    M. Akhoondi, M. Kargar, A. Movaghar, 5th ACM international workshop on Mobility management and Wireless Access, MOBIWAC'07.


  1. Travel Award to attend ACM Turing Centenary Celebration, 2012.

  2. Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship, University of California, Riverside, CA, 2010.

  3. Ranked 1st among MS graduated students of my department (Computer Engineering at Sharif University).

  4. Ranked 7th among more than 10000 participants in the M.Sc. entrance exam, March 2006.

  5. Ranked 172nd among more than 500000 participants in the university entrance exam, July 2002.


  1. Software Engineering, PIAU University, Spring 2009.

  2. Data base Lab, PIAU University, Spring 2009.

  3. Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Iran institute of industrial engineering, Fall 2009.

Teaching Assistantships:

  1. CS 164 Computer Networks, University of California, Riverside, Winter 2013.

  2. Software Engineering, University of California, Riverside, Winter 2012.

  3. Computer Security, University of California, Riverside, Fall 2012.

  4. Decision Support System (DSS), Sharif University of Technology, Fall 2009.

  5. Principles of Computer Networks, Tehran University, Fall 2007.

  6. Data Mining, Sharif University of Technology, Fall 2007.

  7. Electronic Commerce, Sharif University of Technology, Fall 2007.

  8. Software Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Spring 2006.


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