Score! NSDI 2024 Outstanding Paper Award for Prof. Amiri

Mohammad Javad Amiri, center, accepts NSDI award.
Mohammad Javad Amiri, center, accepts NSDI award.

Mohammad Javad Amiri, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has won the Outstanding Paper Award at the 21st USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI 2024). The highly regarded study, The Bedrock of Byzantine Fault Tolerance: A Unified Platform for BFT Protocols Analysis, Implementation, and Experimentation, Amiri presents Bedrock, a platform that simplifies the development and assessment of Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) protocols. The paper’s co-authors are Chenyuan Wu and Boon Thau Loo from the University of Pennsylvania; Divyakant Agrawal and Amr El Abbadi from UC Santa Barbara; and Mohammad Sadoghi from UC Davis.

Through the establishment of an identical setting for the research and execution of BFT protocols, his work with Bedrock seeks to assist developers in navigating the BFT protocols landscape. According to the study, "Bedrock aims to help application developers experimentally analyze BFT protocols within one unified platform and find the BFT protocol that fits the characteristics of their applications" ​

Amiri focuses his research on distributed systems, namely distributed transaction processing and blockchain. He earned his PhD in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. The department is proud to have him as part of our faculty and we eagerly await his future contributions to the advancement of secure and dependable distributed computing technology.

To learn more about the Bedrock platform, here is a link to the entire publication. Congratulations!




-Veronica Mathur