Pezhman Nasirifard received his B.Sc. in computer engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, and his M.Sc. in computer science and engineering from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, focusing on mining energy-related geodata for inferring electrical grids and facilitating the integration of renewable energy resources. He joined the Chair of Application and Middleware systems at TUM in 2017 as a Ph.D. candidate. During his Ph.D., he worked on various topics, including serverless publish/subscribe systems based on Apache OpenWhisk and simulation frameworks for analysing the usability and vulnerabilities of various blockchain systems, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and IOTA. He also has been working on scalability solutions of permissioned blockchains such as Hyperledger Fabric. His research interests include distributed systems, cloud and serverless computing, and blockchain technologies.