Ahmadreza Rahimi

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I am a 2nd year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Virginia advised by Mohammad Mahmoody . I got my B.S. in Computer Science from the department of Mathematical Sciences at Sharif University of Technology.
Ahmadreza Rahimi
Department of Computer Science
School of Engineering & Applied Science
University of Virginia
85 Engineer's Way, P.O. Box 400740
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4740
Ahmadreza [at] virginia [dot] edu

Research Interests

I am interested in both foundations of cryptography and applied cryptography. So far, my research was on removing the trust that is usually put in central authorities in advanced encryption schemes, like the key generator in IBE.


  • Registration-Based Encryption from Standard Assumptions
            Sanjam Garg, Mohammad Hajiabadi, Mohammad Mahmoody, Ahmadreza Rahimi and Sruthi Sekar.
            International Conference on Practice and Theory of Public Key Cryptography (PKC) 2019.
  • Registration-Based Encryption: Removing Private-Key Generator from IBE
            Sanjam Garg, Mohammad Hajiabadi, Mohammad Mahmoody and Ahmadreza Rahimi.
            Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC) 2018.