Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering-Systems
- 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 also a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for the Mathematics of Information (CMI) at Caltech in 2008. His research interests include Information theory, communications, distributed computing, and data analytics.
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, and the David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize for outstanding research. He has has also been a recipient (as advisor) of the Qualcomm Innovation Award and the best student paper award at IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory. 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, the 2012 Workshop on Interference Networks, and the 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory. 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.
- 2010 National Science Foundation National Science Foundation CAREER award
- 2011 United States Government Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from White House (President Obama)
- 2011 US Air Force US Air Force Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award
- 2013 Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award
- 2013 Qualcomm Qualcomm Innovation Award
- 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Best Student Paper Award (as advisor), 2017 IEEE Int. Symp. Inf. Theory (ISIT)
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