Biography

Education:

PhD, UC Berkeley, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 2011

Minor: Department of Physics

MSc, UC Berkeley, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 2007

BSc, Sharif University of Technology, Electrical Engineering (major: Communications), 2005


Experiences:

  1. Berkeley Wireless Research Center, EECS Dept., UC Berkeley, Graduate Student Researcher, 2005-11

  2. UC Berkeley, EECS Dept., EE142 (Comm. IC) Course Instructor, Fall 2010

(http://bwrc.eecs.berkeley.edu/Classes/IcDesign/ee142_f10/instructor.html

  1. Qualcomm R&D, Circuit Design Group, Summer 2010 (New architectures for next generation ultra-low power radios)

  2. Tagarray Inc, RFIC Designer, Summers 2007, 2008 (Ultra-low power RFID circuit and system design)

  3. IUST, Electronic Research Center (ERC), Research Consultant, 2004-05 (Telecomm. access for remote and rural areas)


Awards:

  1. DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) 2014.

  2. Co-recipient of the best paper award at the IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband (ICUWB) 2013

  3. Hellman Faculty Scholar, Stanford University (2013)

  4. Stanford School of Engineering Terman Fellow (2012)

While at UC Berkeley:

  1. IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium Best Student Paper Award (2nd Place, 2011).

  2. Jack Kilby Award for Outstanding Student Paper, IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), 2010.

  3. Winner of Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Contest, QInF 2010-11.

  4. IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium Best Student Paper Award (2nd Place, 2008).

  5. IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship (2009).

  6. CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society at UC Berkeley) 2009 BigIdeas Challenge Award. Also received the Bears Breaking Boundaries Award (UC Berkeley, 2009).

  7. Finalist in the Lightspeed Venture Partners summer grant competition, 2009 (300 applications from 70 universities).

  8. Analog Devices Inc. Outstanding Student Designer Award (2008).

  9. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC CGS) Canadian Fellowship (2008).

  10. University of California at Berkeley EECS Departmental Fellowship (2005-06).