Maryam Bahrani is a Research Analyst at 16z crypto with a focus on algorithmic game theory and mechanism design. She thinks a lot about implications of strategic behavior within complex systems, particularly across layers of the blockchain — from economic security at the consensus layer to efficiency guarantees at the application layer. Before joining a16z crypto, Maryam was a PhD student at Columbia University under Tim Roughgarden, a quant trader at Jane Street, and an undergrad at Princeton. Outside of work, she enjoys distance running, rock climbing, and playing board games.
Representative works include:
- “Transaction Fee Mechanism Design with Active Block Producers” (with Pranav Garimidi and Tim Roughgarden)
- “When Bidders Are DAOs” (with Pranav Garimidi and Tim Roughgarden)