Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
- 2003, Bachelors, Electrical Engineering, Shairf University of Technology
- 2005, Masters, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley
- 2008, PhD, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley
Salman Avestimehr is an Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 and M.S. degree in 2005 in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, both from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to that, he obtained his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2003. He was an Assistant Professor at the ECE school of Cornell University from 2009 to 2013. He was also a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for the Mathematics of Information (CMI) at Caltech in 2008. His research interests include information theory, the theory of communications, and their applications.
Dr. Avestimehr has received a number of awards, including the Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for "pushing the frontiers of information theory through its extension to complex wireless information networks", the Young Investigator Program (YIP) award from the U. S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2010, and the David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize. He has been a Guest Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Special Issue on Interference Networks and General Co-Chairs of the 2012 North America Information Theory Summer School and the 2012 Workshop on Interference Networks. He is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.
Current research areas of Prof. Avestimehr include information theory and communications, distributed computing, and data analytics.
- 2005 Vodafone Vodafone-U.S. Foundation Fellows Initiative Research Merit Award
- 2008 UC Berkeley David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize from UC Berkeley for “Truly Outstanding Research”
- 2010 National Science Foundation National Science Foundation CAREER award
- 2011 United States Government Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
- 2011 US Air Force Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award
- 2011 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Best Student Paper Award Finalist (as advisor), 2011 IEEE Int. Symp. Inf. Theory (ISIT)
- 2012 Cornell College of Engineering Michael Tien Excellence in Teaching Award
- 2013 Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award
- 2013 Qualcomm Qualcomm Innovation Award
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