Mehran Sadeghi Lahijani

I am currently a Ph.D student in the Department of Computer Science at Florida State University and a member of VIPRA. I conduct research in supercomputing under the supervision of Professor Ashok Srinivasan.
You can find my resume here.


VIPRA, Viral Infection Propagation Through Air-Travel, is a multi-university inter-disciplinary research project focused on developing a methodology for using computational simulations to reduce the likelihood of epidemics. In this project we are trying to develop an almost real-time decision support/recommendation system. This software can be used to replace travel bans with effective air-travel policies to reduce the likelihood of epidemics during the outbreaks. My recent tasks in this project are:

  • Implementing pedestrian movement using social force models and crowd simulation methods.
  • Developing computational algorithms for optimizing performance of simulations (parameter sweep) and analysis of the results.
  • Producing decent video output of the simulations using Unity 3D game engine.
This project has recently been covered in more than 75 news reports! VIPRA news coverage

    Research Interests

  • High Performance Computing
  • Parallel Computing
  • Machine Learning
  • Peer-to-Peer Mobile Applications


P^4QS: A Peer to Peer Privacy Preserving Query Service for Location-Based Mobile Applications

M Ghaffari, N Ghadiri, MH Manshaei, MS Lahijani - IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2017

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