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Arash Afshar


I am a PhD Candidate and Research Assistant at iCORE Information Security Lab,   Department of Computer Science University of Calgary. I work under the supervision of  Dr. Payman Mohassel .

My main area of research is the use of formal methods in information security. Specifically, I am working in the area of Secure Two Party Computations (2PC).


  • "How to Efficiently Evaluate RAM Programs with Malicious Security", with Zhangxiang Hu, Payman Mohassel, and Mike Rosulek, to appear in EUROCRYPT 2015.
  • I am sitting in Faculty of Science Award Committee as Graduate Student Representative as of October 2014.
  • Elected as President of CSGS on September 23, 2014.
  • Received the Department Research Award top-up for (Fall 2014 and Winter 2015)
  • Received AITF award (Alberta Innovates Technology Futures) for two years on May, 2014.
  • Elected as VP-Internal for CSGS on May 1, 2014 to September 2014.
  • "Non-Interactive Secure Computation Based on Cut-and-Choose", with Payman Mohassel, Benny Pinkas, and Ben Riva in EUROCRYPT 2014.
  • Elected as VP-Academic for CSGS: October 8, 2013 - April 30, 2014.
  • Received the Department Research Award for (Fall 2013 and Winter 2014)
  • Received the Department Research Award for   (Winter 2013)
  • Created a basic ML compiler for inferring security types using OCaml. [link]
  • Published "Reconstructing Security Types for Automated Policy Enforcement in FABLE " in  Network and System Security (NSS), 2011 5th International Conference on, with M. S. Fallah. [link]
Last Updated on: Jan 20, 2015

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