I am an assistant professor at the Economics of Cybersecurity Group at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, and a visiting research scholar at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, United States.
My current research focuses on privacy economics — notably the question of whether markets can produce privacy-enhancing services at scale.
Our team at TU Delft, lead by Prof. Michel van Eeten, employs security data to understand the incentives of Internet actors and the effect of policies. I have co-authored papers and reports for the OECD, the Dutch Government and the European Commission, and presented at various academic and industry forums. In 2015, we hosted the annual Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS '15).
Innovation, psychology, social movements, and programming are some of my other interests (- as well as rock climbing, cycling, and travelling beyond the screen). In 2010-2012, I served on the board of TU Delft’s PhD council (Promood) and the Iranian Student Association (ISSTUD). Prior to moving to the Netherlands, I worked as a software engineer and entrepreneur in Tehran, Iran.