Innovation Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Hamid Jafarkhani

Monday, November 27, 2017
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, Innovation Hall of Fame
Kara Stamets
301 405 4471

The A. James Clark School of Engineering will induct Dr. Hamid Jafarkhani into its Innovation Hall of Fame in a ceremony on November 27, 2017 for pioneering different space–time methods and algorithms for multi-antenna wireless communication systems and networks. He was a primary contributor to the development of space–time block codes, which are used to improve wireless transmission quality.

Dr. Hamid Jafarkhani is a Chancellor's Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine, where he serves as Director of the Center for Pervasive Communications & Computing and Conexant-Broadcom Endowed Chair.

Jafarkhani is a fellow of AAAS and IEEE and author of the book Space-Time Coding: Theory and Practice. He has received numerous awards including the 2013 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award, the 2014 IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication, the 2006 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications and an NSF Career Award in 2003. According to Thomson Scientific, Jafarkhani is among the 10 most-cited researchers in the field of computer science in the period from 1997-2007.

Ranking first in the nationwide entrance examination of Iranian universities in 1984, Jafarkhani obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Tehran in 1989, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1994 and 1997, respectively. 

The event will begin at 4:30 pm in the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, and will be followed immediately by the 2017 Charles and Helen White Symposium in the Kim Rotunda.

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