I'm a theoretical computer scientist focusing on mechanism design and incentives in blockchains.
I was most recently a researcher at a16z crypto, where I split my time between academic research and collaboration with portfolio companies. Previously, I was a PhD student in the theory group at Columbia advised by Prof. Tim Roughgarden. I did my undergrad in computer science with an applied math minor at Princeton, where I worked with Prof. Matt Weinberg on algorithmic game theory and social networks, as well as Dr. Jérémie Lumbroso on Analytic combinatorics and graph theory. After undergrad, I spent a year working as a quantitative trader at Jane Street.
You can email me at maryam [dot] bahrani [dot]14 [at] gmail [dot] com.