Portrait of Behnaz Arzani

Behnaz Arzani

Post Doctoral Researcher


I am a post doctoral researcher at Microsoft Research in the Mobility and Networking group. I got my PhD in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 working with my advisors Prof. Boon Thau Loo and Prof. Roch Guerin. I completed my dual masters degree in computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in the same year. I completed my B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology in 2010 where I worked with Prof. Javad Salehi. My CV can be viewed here.

I will be on the academic job market this year. Here is a copy of my research statement and teaching statement.



I recently attended the rising stars in EECS workshop at MIT where I presented this ePoster.

I was selected as one of the top 10 N2Women rising stars in networking and communications. My intern Robert MacDavid (Princeton) said of me:

“Behnaz is one of the most passionate researchers I have met. She has papers in the top conferences of our field, and she leverages her experience with real production environments to ensure that her projects are far more than just academic — a trait our field can lack. She has an intuition for problems with real impact and the uncanny ability to easily initiate new professional connections for strengthening her research. Her passion is infectious and pushes those around her to strive further.”

Our work on VNet pingmesh was accepted to IMC 2018. Arjun Roy will present the work at IMC in Boston.

Our work, dShark, was accepted to NSDI 2019. Da Yu will present the work at NSDI in Boston.







I am taking painting classes. Here is a sample of my work:



I play the Santour which is an Iranian musical instrument. If you like to hear what it sounds like here is a link.

I  wrote a short book when I was VERY young, here is a link.

I like to learn more about history. I’ve taken and highly recommend the following coursera courses:

Russian History: from Lenin to Putin

The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry

The French Revolution

Internet History, Technology, and Security

I also like to read. Here is my goodreads page.