Clark School Home UMD

ISR News Story

Alumnus Hamid Jafarkhani named 'Chancellor's Professor' at UC Irvine


Alumnus Hamid Jafarkhani (1997 EE Ph.D.) was recently honored with the title “Chancellor’s Professor” by the University of California, Irvine. The title is reserved for faculty members who have demonstrated unusual academic merit and whose continued promise for scholarly achievement is unusually high. At any given time, Chancellor’s Professors compose a maximum of 3 percent of the faculty of the university.

Jafarkhani has been on the faculty of UC Irvine’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science since 2001. He is the deputy director of the Center for Pervasive Communications and Computing. At Maryland, he was advised by University of Maryland Provost Nariman Farvardin (ECE/ISR).

Jafarkhani's research interests are in communication theory with emphases on coding, wireless communications, and wireless networks. He and his colleagues invented "space-time block coding," a MIMO technology, that has become an active area of research and is widely used in practice. Currently, he is working on the challenges of designing communication systems and networks that use multiple antennas especially in the presence of interference. Also, he is looking at optimizing resources across different layers of a wireless network. This is in particular important for mobile ad-hoc networks and wireless sensor networks where the traditional layer hierarchies may not exist.

He was named one of the top 10 most-cited researchers in the field of computer science during 1997-2007 and is the author of the 2005 book, Space-Time Coding: Theory and Practice, published by Cambridge University Press.

Related Articles:
Alumnus Hamid Jafarkhani wins IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award
Alumnus Hamid Jafarkhani elected AAAS Fellow
ISR alum Hamid Jafarkhani named IEEE Fellow
Jafarkhani joins UC Irvine ECE department.

August 26, 2009


Prev   Next

 

 

Current Headlines

Cornelia Fermüller joins ISR affiliate faculty

Ott Gives Invited Talks at Symposium on Machine Learning and Dynamical Systems and the Data Science Institute at Imperial College and at the Alan Turing Institute

Regli is co-PI for ARM functional interoperable compiler project

Shoukry Wins NSF CAREER Award

Pines Elected to National Academy of Engineering

UMD Fire Researchers Ignite the First of Two Space Station Experiments

Scientists Develop First Fabric to Automatically Cool or Insulate Depending on Conditions

125 Years of Daring Vision, Lasting Impact

UMD researchers awarded $5.3M NIH BRAIN Initiative grant

Nanostructure of carbon and metal could solve potassium-battery puzzle

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar