Siavash Katebzadeh


Who I am

My name is Siavash, also known as MohammadReza. I was born in Shiraz, a city rich in Persian culture and history, located in Iran.

What I am

I currently serve as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Edinburgh. I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, under the guidance of Prof. Boris Grot. Prior to this, I achieved my M.Sc. in Software Engineering from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at Shiraz University, and my B.Sc. in Software Engineering from the same university.

What I do

My current research is centered around distributed systems, replication protocols, and performance predictability in datacenter networks. In the past, I contributed to compelling projects involving RISC-V on FPGA and systems in the context of high-performance computing. For more details, please refer to my brief CV here.

During my free time, I indulge in my hobbies, which include photography, playing chess, reading manga, and watching anime!


Dec 19, 2023 Started working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Edinburgh!
Jul 17, 2023 I joined Huawei Technologies Research & Development as a CPU architect!
May 23, 2023 I passed my PhD viva! New chapter begins! 😊
May 01, 2023 I will be serving as the Web Co-Chair in HPCA’24.
Mar 01, 2023 Saba has been accepted to EuroSys’23.
Jan 01, 2022 I will be serving as the Submission Co-Chair in MICRO’22.
Jan 15, 2021 Hermes has been selected as a IEEE Micro Top Pick Honorable Mention!
Jul 15, 2020 Bankrupt Covert Channel has been accepted to WOOT’20, co-located with USENIX Sec’20.
Feb 29, 2020 Smart Priority Assignment in Datacenter Networks accepted at Yarch’20 workshop.
Jan 10, 2020 RPerf has been accepted to ISPASS’20.
Nov 11, 2019 Hermes has been accepted to ASPLOS’20.
Jul 10, 2019 I attended the ACACES’19 summer school. What an enjoyable week that was!
Aug 30, 2018 I am married to a wonderful woman! 🕺💃
Dec 01, 2017 Our collaboration with Microsoft Research has begun.
Nov 05, 2017 My PhD at the University of Edinburgh has begun!