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Biography

Dr. Sina Rafati Niya received his Ph.D. from the University of Zürich (UZH) on the topic of “Efficient Designs for Practical Blockchain-IoT Integration” in 2021.
Since 2016 he has conducted continuous research on blockchain-based Decentralized Applications (dApps) and on protocols, especially in Identity Management, Internet-of-Things (IoT), Know Your Customer (KYC), Peer-to-peer trading, Supply Chain Tracking, and Decentralized Finance (DeFi) domains.
Sina has been pursuing his research in the blockchain analytics area since 2022 as a senior research associate at the Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (BDLT) group at UZH. Sina has published multiple scientific articles in the blockchain-based service management, and blockchain analytics areas in recent years.

Research interests:
Blockchain Data Engineering, Cryptocurrencies price prediction, Blockchain Analytics, Network Science

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Title

Bow-tie structure of the Polkadot transfer network

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Matija Piškorec, Ben Domenic James Murphy, Florian Rüegsegger, Sina Rafati Niya &Claudio J Tessone

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2023

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Title

A First Analytics Approach to the Cardano Blockchain

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Sina Rafati Niya, Ivana Mesić, Georgios Anagnostou, Gabriele Brunini, Claudio J. Tessone

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2023

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Title

Enabling Technologies and Distributed Storage

Research Area

Technology

Authors

Sina Rafati Niya, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
Book
Release Year

2022

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Title

Efficient Designs for Practical Blockchain-IoT Integration

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Sina Rafati Niya, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
Research Paper
Release Year

2022

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Title

A Decentralized Ticketing Management Platform

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

Authors

Sina Rafati Niya, Simon Bachmann, Claudio Brasser, Michael Bucher, Nicolas Spielmann & Burkhard Stiller

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2022

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Title

Toward scalable blockchains with transaction aggregation

Research Area

Blockchain Analytics

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Sina Rafati Niya, Fabio Maddaloni, Thomas Bocek, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Release Year

2020

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Title

Standardization of Blockchain-based I2oT Systems in the I4 Era

Research Area

Technology

Authors

Sina Rafati Niya, Eryk Schiller, Ile Cepilov, Burkhard Stiller

Publication Type
AllConference Proceedings
Release Year

2020

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Title

EUREKA – A Minimal Operational Prototype of a Blockchain-based Rating and Publishing System

Research Area

Technology

Authors

Andreas Schaufelbühl, Sina Rafati Niya, Lucas Pelloni, Severin Wullschleger, Thomas Bocek, Burkhard Stiller, Lawrence Rajendran

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AllConference Proceedings
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2019

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Title

TradeMap: A FINMA-compliant Anonymous Management of an End-2-end Trading Market Place

Research Area

Technology

Authors

Sina Rafati Niya, Sebastian Allemann, Arik Gabay, Burkhard Stiller

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AllConference Proceedings
Release Year

2019

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Title

Scalable Transport Mechanisms for Blockchain IoT Applications

Research Area

Technology

Authors

Eryk Schiller, Sina Rafati Niya, Timo Surbeck, Burkhard Stiller

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AllConference Proceedings
Release Year

2019

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