Dr. Mahdi Zamani joined Visa Research as a Staff Research Scientist in November 2016. Mahdi received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of New Mexico in 2016. His Ph.D. work focused on scalable and provably-secure distributed algorithms that can be used to perform multi-party computation and anonymous communication efficiently in large networks. Prior to joining Visa, Mahdi was a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University, working on secure distributed algorithms for anonymous communication and multi-party computation.
As a member of the Security team, his research interests are in computer security and privacy, distributed algorithms and applied cryptography. He holds seven patents and has published 15 articles in a dozen international conferences and journals, including Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC), Consortium for Computing Sciences (CCS), Systems Security Symposium (SSS), and others.