I'm Diman Zad-Tootaghaj, PhD candidate in Pennsylvania State University.

I’m working with a group of bright and motivated folks in the Institute for Networking and Security Research (INSR) under supervision of Prof. Thomas La Porta, and Dr. Novella Bartolini.

My research area is computer networks, stochastic analysis, operating system, and parallel computing. I graduated from Sharif University of technology, with MSc. in Electrical Engineering.

My recent contribution is GTNS (Game-Theoretic Network Simulator). You could also find the related publications as linked in this website.

My email addresses:

dxz149 AT psu dot edu,

diman.zt AT gmail dot com

I’m dxz149  on Github.


Awards, Recognitions and Scholarships:

Awarded College of Engineering Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA.

CRA-W Grad Cohort Travel Grant, San Diego, USA, 2016.

CRA-W Grad Cohort Travel Grant, San Francisco, USA, 2015.

Google Travel Grant for HITB (Hack in the Box Security Conference), Amsterdam, Netherlands 2014.

Developing Simulator for routing protocols of Wireless Ad-hoc Networks: GTNS: Game-theoretic Network Simulator. Implementing some routing protocols, booked as an invention, 2010.

Ranked Top %1 in the Nationwide University of Iran Entrance Exam for M.SC., 2008.

Ranked Top %1 in the Nationwide University of Iran Entrance Exam for B.SC., 2003.

Research Experiences and Projects:

Microsoft Research Internship: Working on Uncertain<T> probabilistic programming language for gesture recognition in Windows Mobile applications, Under Supervision of Kathryn S. McKinley and Todd Mytkowicz, summer 2015. [link]

Performance evaluation of Mini applications on Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors, 2014.

Parallel File Server Project, 2014. [link]

M.SC. Thesis: Analysis of Routing Misbehavior in Ad-Hoc Networks, Under Supervision of Prof. M. R. Aref and Dr. M. R. Pakravan, 2010.

B.SC. Thesis: Analysis of Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Algorithms in Fiber to the Home, Under Supervision of Prof. J. A. Salehi, 2004-2005.

Designing Game-theoretic Network Simulator (GTNS) Since 2009.

Design and Manufacturing an advanced PDA (Partial Discharge Analyzer) for verifying insulation of high voltage motors and generators, National Project in Power Ministry, NRI (Niroo Research Institute), 2007-2008.

Analysis of 3G/4G Cellular Communications Protocols, 2010