Sina Rafati Niya

 

 Contact Information:

Universität Zürich Institut für Informatik (IFI),

BIN 2.E.02 Binzmühlestrasse 14 CH-8050 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 635 67 02 Fax: +41 44 635 68 09

Email: rafati@ifi.uzh.ch

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Short Bio:

Sina Rafati Niya started his PhD studies at Communication Systems Group (CSG), under supervision of Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller at the University of Zurich (UZH). Since Oct. 2016 he is working as teacher and research assistant at CSG. He had his MSc. at Urmia University of Technology -- Iran on Information Technology Engineering and BSc. on Software Engineering.  

Research Area:

  • IoT and Blockchain Integration for Supply Chain Tracking
  • Theories of blockchain and its evolution
  • Blockchain applications, protocols, algorithms, and security 
  • Smart contract and distributed ledger
  • Distributed consensus and fault tolerance mechanisms
  • Blockchain schemes for decentralization
  • Security, privacy, trust management, and performance optimization of blockchains 
  • Attacks on blockchain-based systems
  • Blockchain-based lightweight data structures for IoT data
  • Blockchain-based IoT security solutions
  • Blockchain in CPS, social networking, crowdsourcing, crowdsensing, 5G, edge, and cloud computing

Open Thesis:

Please check here to see list of open thesis (SP, BA, MBM, IS, BA, MA, MP,... ). Also, If you are interested to work on any blockchain-based topics related to my research area feel free to contact me.

Publications

2019

  1. [Technical Report] Sina Rafati Niya, Burkhard Stiller: BAZO: A Proof-of-Stake (PoS) based Blockchain; UZH, IFI-TecReport No. 2019.03, Zürich, Switzerland, May 2019, URL: https://files.ifi.uzh.ch/CSG/staff/Rafati/BAZO-IFI-2019.03.pdf.
  2. [Technical Report] Sina Rafati Niya, Sebastian Allemann, Arik Gabay, Burkhard Stiller: Blockchain-based Anonymous P2P Trading System; UZH, IFI-TecReport No. 2019.04, Zürich, Switzerland, June 2019, URL: https://files.ifi.uzh.ch/CSG/staff/Rafati/TradeMap-IFI-2019.04.pdf.
  3. [Short Paper] Sina Rafati Niya, Sebastian Allemann, Arik Gabay, Burkhard Stiller: TradeMap: A FINMA-compliant Anonymous Management of an End-2-end Trading Market Place; 15th International Conference on Network and Service Management CNSM 2019, Halifax, Canada, October 2019, pp 1-4. URL: https://files.ifi.uzh.ch/CSG/staff/Rafati/CNSM19.pdf
  4. [Full paper] Eryk Schiller, Sina Rafati Niya, Timo Surbeck, Burkhard Stiller: Scalable Transport Mechanisms for Blockchain IoT Applications; 2019 IEEE 44th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) (LCN 2019), Osnabrück, Germany, October 2019, pp 10-18.
  5. [Demo] Sina Rafati Niya, Danijel Dordevic, Atif Ghulam Nabi, Tanbir Mann, Burkhard Stiller: A Platform-independent, Generic-purpose, and Blockchain-based Supply Chain Tracking; IEEE International Conference on Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies, "ICBC 2019 - Demo", Seoul, South Korea, May 2019. url: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8751415/
  6. [Demo] Sina Rafati Niya, Eryk Schiller, Ile Cepilov, Fabio Maddaloni, Timo Surbeck, Kürsat Aydinli, Thomas Bocek: Adaptation of Proof-of-Stake-based Blockchains for IoT Data Streams; IEEE International Conference on Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies, "ICBC 2019 - Demo", Seoul, South Korea, May 2019. url: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8751260.
  7. [Demo] Andreas Schaufelbühl, Sina Rafati Niya, Lucas Pelloni, Severin Wullschleger, Thomas Bocek, Burkhard Stiller, Lawrence Rajendran: EUREKA -- A Minimal Operational Prototype of a Blockchain-based Rating and Publishing System; IEEE International Conference on Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies, "ICBC 2019 - Demo ()", Seoul, South Korea, May 2019. url: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8751445
  8. [Full Paper] Sina Rafati Niya, Lucas Pelloni, Severin Wullschleger, Andreas Schaufelbühl, Thomas Bocek, Burkhard Stiller, Lawrence Rajendran: A Blockchain-based Scientific Publishing Platform; IEEE International Conference on Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies, "ICBC 2019 - Demo", Seoul, South Korea, May 2019. url: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8751379/
  9. [Poster] Sina Rafati Niya, Danijel Dordevic, Atif Ghulam Nabi, Tanbir Mann, Burkhard Stiller: IoT and Blockchain-Integrated Supply Chain Tracking System; 3rd for Digital Workshop on Blockchains, Karlsruhe, Germany, February 2019.

2018

  1. [Journal Paper] - Sina Rafati Niya, Florian Schüpfer, Thomas Bocek, Burkhard Stiller: A Peer-to-peer Purchase and Rental Smart Contract-based Application (PuRSCA); it - Information Technology, (2018) Retrieved 8 Oct. 2018, doi:10.1515/itit-2017-0036. URL: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/itit.ahead-of-print/itit-2017-0036/itit-2017-0036.xml
  2. [Poster] - Sina Rafati Niya, Burkhard Stiller: Poster: Design and Evaluation of a Time Efficient Vertical Handoff Algorithm between LTE-A and IEEE 802.11ad Wireless Networks; IFIP Networking 2018, "IFIP Networking", Zürich, Switzerland, May 2018, pp 100-101. link
  3. [Technical Report] - Sina Rafati Niya, Burkhard Stiller: Design and Evaluation of a Time Efficient Vertical Handoff Algorithm between LTE-A and IEEE 802.11ad Wireless Networks; UZH-IfI, IFI-TecReport No. 2018.03, Zürich, Switzerland, April 2018, URL: https://files.ifi.uzh.ch/CSG/staff/Rafati/Handoff-IFI-2018.03.pdf.
  4. [Technical Report] - Sina Rafati niya, Florian Schüpfer, Thomas Bocek, Burkhard Stiller: A Peer-to-Peer Purchase and Rental SmartContract-based Application; University of Zurich- IFI, IFI-TecReport No. 2017.04, Zürich, Switzerland, November 2017. link
  5. [Demo] - Sina Rafati Niya, Florian Schüpfer, Thomas Bocek, Burkhard Stiller: Demo- Setting up Flexible and Light Weight Trading Contracts with Enhanced User Privacy Using Smart Contracts; 16th EEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, "Cognitive Management in a Cyber World", Taipei, Taiwan, April 2018, pp 100-104. URL: https://files.ifi.uzh.ch/CSG/staff/Rafati/BTSCA.pdf.
  6. [Short Paper] - Sina Rafati Niya, Sanjiv S. Jha, Thomas Bocek, Burkhard Stiller: Design and Implementation of an Automated and Decentralized Pollution Monitoring System with Blockchains, Smart Contracts, and LoRaWAN; 16th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, "Cognitive Management in a Cyber World", Taipei, Taiwan, April 2018, pp 100-102. URL: https://files.ifi.uzh.ch/CSG/staff/Rafati/BPMS.pdf.

2017

  1. [Journal] - Thomas Bocek, Sina Rafati, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller.  CoinBlesk - A Real-time, Bitcoin-based Payment Approach and App. ERCIM News - Special Issue: Blockchain Engineering, Vol. 2017, No. 110, July 2017, pp 14-15. Link
  2. [Full Paper] - Bruno Rodrigues, Thomas Bocek, David Hausheer, Andri Lareida, Sina Rafati, Burkhard Stiller. A Blockchain-based Architecture for Collaborative DDoS Mitigation with Smart Contracts and SDN. 11th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS 2017). July 10-14, Zurich, Switzerland. To appear.

Teaching Assistance

2017- 2019: 

  • MobSys: Mobile Communication Systems;
  • CECN: Computer Engineering and Computer Netwroks;
  • SSDS: Systems Software and Distributed Systems;
  • IntEco|: Internet  Economics;
  • ComSys: Communication Systems;
  • PMMC: Protocols for Multimedia Communications;