Curriculum Vitae

Mohammad Dashti

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland

Personal Information

Mohammad Dashti
  • Last Name: Dashti
  • First Name: Mohammad
  • Cell phone: +41 (78) 857 7513
  • Home Address: 1023 Crissier, Vaud, Switzerland
  • Email: mohammad.dashti [at] epfl [dot] ch - mdashti [at] gmail [dot] com
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2012 - Today
PhD. in the field of Database Systems, School of Computer and Communication Sciences, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. PhD thesis advisor: Prof. Christoph Koch
2010 - 2012
MSc. in Information Technology Engineering, Computer Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, GPA: 19.19/20. M.Sc. thesis advisor: Prof. Jafar Habibi
2006 - 2010
BSc. in Information Technology Engineering, Computer Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, GPA: 18.14/20

Professional Experience

2016 ✭
Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, USA (3–month internship, May – August 2016)
Research intern in the Orleans Project, which is a framework that provides a straightforward approach to building distributed high-scale computing applications.
2012-2016 ✧
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, Teaching Assistant
Worked on various DB projects during my PhD and was a teacher assistant in Big Data, Software Engineering, Functional Programming and IT Security courses with more than 120 students.
2009-2012 ✦
Sharif Enterprise Software, Tehran, Iran
Worked as the head JavaEE developer for extending, customizing and localizing, which is an open source project management software. I was the main developer that planned, developed and maintained the project and handled the special requirements from customers of the system. In addition, I developed several DevOps tools and automated scripts to facilitate the maintenance of the project.
2008-2009 ✩
System Group Company, Tehran, Iran
Worked as a JavaEE developer in the Java Enterprise Software Development team. I developed several main components of a CRM application in this team.
2007-2012 ✪
Sharif Processors Company, Tehran, Iran
Worked as the project manager and the main developer in the enterprise software development team that analyzes, designs and implements information systems. For several projects, I did the whole software development life-cycle, from customer acquisition and requirement analysis to development and maintenance.

Technical Skills

Java (as a professional and my number one language), Scala, C/C++, C# (.NET), JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL, PHP, Python
Web Dev
Spring, Hibernate, Symfony, jQuery, ExtJS
Database Systems
Relational: Oracle DB, MySQL, PostgreSQL / NoSQL: HBase, MongoDBVery good understanding of general database design, optimization and configuration
Hadoop, Yarn, Spark, SVN, Git, Maven, LaTeX, JUnit, JDBC, Cordova/PhoneGap
Scrum Master / Agile Coach

Main Projects

2016 ✭
Orleans ( a framework that provides a straightforward approach to building distributed high-scale computing applications. Mentored by Dr. Phil Bernstein, I added indexing and query functionality to project Orleans.
2015 ✧
Multi-Version Concurrency Control with Closures (MV3C): I designed a novel concurrency control technique and implemented it in Scala and C++. MV3C inter-operates with other MVCC protocols, and is best suited for high contention scenarios, as it has an efficient conflict resolution mechanism.
2014 ✧
FS-Store: I built a transaction processing system that exploits compilation techniques to optimize transaction programs for achieving the performance comparable to the hand-optimized low-level code.
2013 ✧
DBToaster ( an SQL-to-native-code compiler. It generates lightweight, specialized, embeddable query engines for applications that require real-time, low-latency data processing and monitoring capabilities. I am an active contributor to this project.
2013 ✧
Lightweight Modular Staging (LMS) ( a compilation framework that provides a library of core components for building high performance code generators and embedded compilers in Scala. I am a contributor to this open-source project.
2011 ✪
End-User Report Builder (EURB) ( a web-based software tool for end-users to build and format their reports from their distributed databases. I am the main developer and maintainer of this project. The copies of this project was sold to several customers including the Ministry of Education in Iran.
2011 ✪
Network Map Editor (NME): a tool for documenting and simulating physical network layer of a large computer network, e.g., a country’s telecommunication infrastructure. I solely designed and developed it.
2010 ✪
Atash Firewall: a personal firewall for MS Windows. Special features in this firewall are “application window control”, “low-level network access”, “Network-enabled application launch”, and “Detecting a change in an executable”. I was a key developer and designer in this project.
2010 ✦
General Automatic Application Updater (GAAU): a programmable tool for the automation of the installation and update processes of distributed software systems. I designed and implemented this tool. It was used in the customized project.
2009 ✦ an open source JavaEE project management software. I was the main developer in a private branch of this project that planned, developed and maintained the project and handled the special requirements from commercial customers of the system.
2009 ✪
SIAMRA: a web-based Information System for Iran Computer Museum. It automated the internal processes of the museum as well as serving the clients. I was the main developer in this project.
2008 ✪
SPY Task Manager: a task manager for small and medium-sized businesses that I built from scratch.
2008 ✪
DForum: an online discussion forum written in PHP Symfony framework. I was a key developer.
2007 ✪

Moragheb: an e-Health national project for automating the processes related to controlling the health issues in Iran. This was my first commercial project that I developed by myself from scratch using JBoss Seam framework.

The symbol beside each project shows its connection to the corresponding “Professional Experience” with the same symbol.


Awarded EPFL Graduate Fellowship in recognition to my academic excellence.
Recipient of the Permission to Develop a Software Project as Mandatory Military Service from Iran’s “National Elites Foundation”.
Awarded Exceptional Talent Fellowship for the M.Sc. Program in Information Technology Engineering from Computer Engineering Department of Sharif University of Technology.
First Place in the first Sharif Java Challenge, Sharif University of Technology.
First Place in the National Skills Competition, Major: Information Technology.

Technical Interests

❍ Large-scale Web Application Development
❍ Scalable Online Stream Processing
❍ High Performance and Scalable Distributed Systems
❍ Automation Tools for DevOps

Speaking Languages

English: Fluent, C2 equivalent
Persian: Mother Tongue
French: Basic proficiency, A2 equivalent


Mohammad Dashti, Sachin Basil John, Amir Shaikhha, and Christoph Koch, “Transaction Repair for Multi-Version Concurrency Control”, SIGMOD 2017.
Philip A. Bernstein, Mohammad Dashti, Tim Kiefer, and David Maier, “Indexing in an Actor-Oriented Database”, CIDR 2017.
Milos Nikolic, Mohammad Dashti, and Christoph Koch, “How to Win a Hot Dog Eating Contest: Distributed Incremental View Maintenance with Batch Updates”, SIGMOD 2016.
Amir Shaikhha, Yannis Klonatos, Lionel Parreaux, Lewis Brown, Mohammad Dashti, and Christoph Koch, “How to Architect a Query Compiler”, SIGMOD 2016.
Tiark Rompf, Kevin J. Brown, HyoukJoong Lee, Arvind K. Sujeeth, Manohar Jonnalagedda, Nada Amin, Georg Ofenbeck, Alen Stojanov, Yannis Klonatos, Mohammad Dashti, and Christoph Koch, “Go Meta! A Case for Generative Programming and DSLs in Performance Critical Systems”, SNAPL 2015.
Tiark Rompf, Nada Amin, Thierry Coppey, Mohammad Dashti, Manohar Jonnalagedda, Yannis Klonatos, and Martin Odersky, “Abstraction Without Regret for Efficient Data Processing”, Data-Centric Programming Workshop 2014.
Mohammad Dashti, Ameneh Shamekhi, and Jafar Habibi, “Modern Architecture for Virtual Project Management Softwares Based on Structured Information and Collaboration Models”, 17th CSI Computer Conference.