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A. Salman Avestimehr

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  • A. Salman Avestimehr
  • Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Title: Adjunct Professor
  • Address: 325 Frank H T Rhodes Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-9915
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Biography

Salman Avestimehr 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. Dr. Avestimehr has received a number of awards for research and teaching, including the Michael Tien '72 Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2011 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 in 2011, the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2010, the David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize from the U.C. Berkeley EECS Department in 2008, and the Vodafone U.S. Foundation Fellows Research Merit Award in 2005. 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.

Research Interests

Prof. Avestimehr's research interests include information theory, the theory of communications and its applications such as wireless communication systems and networks. The particular focuses of Avestimehr's research are: approximation approaches to wireless network information theory, multi-hop multi-flow wireless networks, and interplay between network knowledge and network capacity.

Teaching Interests

Information theory, Wireless Communications, Random Processes and Probability, Probabilistic algorithms.

Service Interests

Member of the Graduate Committee and the colloquium committee. Participated in faculty recruiting and strategic planning.

Biography

Salman Avestimehr 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. Dr. Avestimehr has received a number of awards, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2011, the Young Investigator Program (YIP) award from the U. S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research in 2011, the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2010, the David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize from the U.C. Berkeley EECS Department in 2008, and the Vodafone U.S. Foundation Fellows Initiative Research Merit Award in 2005. He has been a Guest Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Special Issue on Interference Networks.

Research Interests

Prof. Avestimehr's research interests include information theory, the theory of communications and its applications such as wireless communication systems and networks. The particular focuses of Avestimehr's research are: Approximation approaches to wireless network information theory; Interplay between network knowledge and network capacity; and Source, channel and network coding.

Teaching Interests

Random processes, Communications, Probabilistic algorithms.

Service Interests

Member of the Graduate Committee and the colloquium committee. Participated in faculty recruiting and strategic planning.

Selected Publications

  • Shomorony, Ilan, Salman Avestimehr. 2013. "Worst-Case Additive Noise in Wireless Networks." IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 59 (6): 3833-3847.
  • Shomorony, Ilan, Salman Avestimehr. 2013. "Two-Unicast Wireless Networks: Characterizing the Degrees-of-Freedom." IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 59 (1): 353-383.
  • Vahid, Alireza, Changho Suh, Salman Avestimehr. 2012. "Interference Channels with Rate-Limited Feedback." IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 58 (5): 2788-2812.
  • Aggarwal, V., Salman Avestimehr, A. Subharwal. 2011. "On Achieving Local View Capacity Via Maximal Independent Graph Scheduling." IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 57 (5): 2711-2730.
  • Avestimehr, Salman, S. Diggavi, D. Tse. 2011. "Wireless network information flow: a deterministic approach." IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 57 (4): 1872-1905.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (The White House - President Obama) 2011
  • Michael Tien '72 Excellence in Teaching Award (Cornell University) 2012
  • NSF CAREER Award (National Science Foundation) 2010
  • Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award (US Air Force) 2011
  • David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize 2008

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Education

  • B. Sc. (Electrical Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, 2003
  • MSc (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), University of California- Berkeley, 2005
  • Ph D (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), University of California-Berkeley, 2008