CV


EXPERIENCE

University of Michigan
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Assistant Professor
January 2017 – present
  
Visiting Assistant Professor
November 2016 – December 2016

Samsung Electronics, San Diego Mobile Solutions Lab, California USA
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Staff Research Engineer
July 2012 – November 2016

Research and development on the algorithm design, implementation, and verification of advanced receivers for HSPA,LTE,LTE-A, and WiFi.
Research on channel coding for the next generation of wireless systems.

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, San Jose Research Center, California USA
  
‎‎‎‎ Visiting Researcher
Fall 2011

Designing error-correcting codes for hard disk drives and solid state drives.

University of California San Diego
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Instructor for ECE259C (Advanced coding)
Fall 2015
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Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant
June 2008 – June 2012

EDUCATION

University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California USA
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Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
June 2012

Thesis: List Decoding of Subspace Codes and Rank- Metric Codes
Advisor: Professor Alexander Vardy
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M.Sc., Electrical Engineering
June 2009

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  
‎‎‎‎B.Sc., Electrical Engineering
June 2007

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (as advisor), Qualcomm, 2021
    • For the project “Machine Learning Designs for Universal Decoders”.
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2020
    • For the the project “Coding Subspaces: Error Correction, Compression, and Applications”.
  • Best Interactive Paper Award, IEEE Global Communications Conference Workshop (Globecom), 2018. 
    • For the paper “Outage Probability Analysis of Uplink NOMA over Ultra-High Speed FSO-Backhauled Systems”.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on RFID, 2015.
    • For the paper “Coding for Tag Collision Recovery”.
  • Finalist for the Information Theory Society Paper Award, 2013.
    • For the paper “Achieving the Secrecy Capacity of Wiretap Channels Using Polar Codes”.
  • Shannon Memorial Fellowship, University of California San Diego, 2011.
    • For demonstrating outstanding achievements in information theory.
  • Finalist for the Best Student Paper Award, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, 2010.
    • For the paper “Achieving the Secrecy Capacity of Wiretap Channels Using Polar Codes”.
  • Silver medalist at the 44th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), Tokyo, Japan, 2003.
  • Silver medalist at the 43rd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), Glasgow, United Kingdom. 2002.
  • Gold medalist at the 20th Iran National Mathematical Olympiad, 2002.
  • Gold medalist at the 19th Iran National Mathematical Olympiad, 2001.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications (April 2020-present)
  • Technical Program Committee Member for IEEE Globecom (2021-present)
  • Technical Program Committee Member for IEEE ICC (2020-present)
  • Technical Program Committee Member for IEEE ITW (2019-present)
  • Technical Program Committee Member for IEEE ISIT (2019-present)
  • Technical Program Committee Member for 2018 IEEE Globecom Workshop
  • Technical Program Committee Co-chair for 2016 IEEE RFID Conference
  • Technical Program Committee Member for 2016 ACM NanoCom

EDITORIAL SERVICE

  • IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
  • IEEE Transactions on Communications
  • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory
  • SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics
  • IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
  • IEEE GLOBECOM
  • Conference on Computational Complexity (CCC)
  • IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)
  • IEEE Information Theory Workshop
  • IEEE Communication Letters
  • ‎‎‎‎Siam Journal on Discrete Mathematics