Amin Karbas

Amin Karbas

Master’s Candidate

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, working on Oblivious Computing and Encrypted Databases and Systems. See below or my resume for more.

  • Applied Cryptography and Security

    • Oblivious Computing
    • Encrypted Databases and Systems
  • Systems

    • Disaggregated Computing
    • HW/SW Co-Design
  • M.S., Computer Science and Engineering

    U.C. Santa Cruz

  • B.Sc., Computer Science, 2021

    Sharif University of Technology


For more details see my resume

Intern Infrastructure Software Engineer
7/2023 – 9/2023 Fremont, CA
  • Halved surgical robot software OS image build time with a CI pipeline using Packer and QEMU
  • Improved surgical robot software deploy time by 6x and reduced manual steps by 3x with automated installation via iPXE, Casper, Subiquity, and Curtin
Infrastructure Software Engineer
7/2018 – 5/2021 Tehran, Iran
  • Engineered a big data platform supporting multiple user-facing apps with 84M+ active users across Android, iOS, and web platforms, enabling robust data handling and analysis at petabyte scale
  • Launched and maintained highly available Druid, Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, Zeppelin, ZooKeeper and M3DB clusters and services with high-accuracy billing systems
  • Developed Kubernetes operators to manage Kafka, Hadoop, ZooKeeper clusters in a Platform as a Service (PaaS) environment
  • Contributed to 24/7/365 on-call incident response, ensuring system reliability and rapid issue resolution
  • Authored mentorship materials and effectively mentored new team members
  • Scaled storage infrastructure 100x, from tens of terabytes to petabytes, meeting increased data demands
Intern Researcher
8/2020 – 12/2020 Saarbrücken, Germany (remote)
  • Designed a pipeline to collect and stay current with Certificate Transparency Logs’ data

Professional Service

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

Teaching and Mentoring