Amin Karbas

Amin Karbas

Ph.D. Student

Computer Science and Engineering Department

Baskin School of Engineering

University of California Santa Cruz


My full name is Mohammadamin Karbasforushan, but I go by Amin Karbas.

Advised by Prof. Ioannis Demertzis, I study Applied Cryptography and Security. I’m currently working on Oblivious Computing and Encrypted Databases and Systems. See below or my CV for more.

  • Applied Cryptography and Security

    • Oblivious Computating
    • Encrypted Databases and Systems
  • Systems

    • Disaggregated Computing
    • Near-Data Computation
    • Accelerators and SoCs
  • Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

    U.C. Santa Cruz

  • B.Sc., Computer Science, 2021

    Sharif University of Technology


For more details see my CV

Research Intern
Aug 2020 – Dec 2020 Saarbrücken, Germany (remote)
  • Investigated the impact of changes in user-agents’ TLS certificate lifetime requirements using data gathered from Certificate Transparency Logs
Data Infrastructure Engineer
Jul 2018 – May 2021 Tehran, Iran
  • Provided the platform to transfer, store, and analyze big data at petabyte scale for multiple user-facing apps with 84M+ active users across Android, iOS, and web
  • Set up and/or maintained Apache {Druid, Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, Zeppelin, ZooKeeper} and M3DB clusters and services
  • Developed Kubernetes operators to manage Apache {Kafka, Hadoop, ZooKeeper} clusters in a Platform as a Service environment
Machine Learning Engineer
GojeSabz Big Data
Feb 2018 – Sep 2019 Tehran, Iran
  • Built a deep learning-based Farsi text Object Character Recognition (OCR) pipeline

Professional Service

External reviewer for SIGMOD ‘24, CCS ‘23, SIGMOD ‘23, FCS (IEEE CSF) ‘22

Teaching Experience