CV

     
EXPERIENCE
University of Michigan
  Assistant Professor
January 2017 – present
  Visiting Assistant Professor
November 2016 – December 2016
     
Samsung Electronics, San Diego Mobile Solutions Lab, California USA
  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
 
  Instructor for ECE259C (Advanced coding)
Fall 2015
  Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant
June 2008 – June 2012

EDUCATION
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California USA
  Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
June 2012
 
  • Thesis: List Decoding of Subspace Codes and Rank-Metric Codes
  • Advisor: Professor Alexander Vardy
 
  M.Sc., Electrical Engineering
June 2009
     
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  B.Sc., Electrical Engineering
June 2007

AWARDS AND HONORS
 
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2020
    • For the the project “Coding Subspaces: Error Correction, Compression, and Applications”.
  • 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
 
  • Technical Program Committee Member for 2019 IEEE ITW
  • Technical Program Committee Member for 2019 IEEE ISIT
  • 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 Communications
  • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  • 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