Hessam Mahdavifar

Assistant Professor

Hessam Mahdavifar

Assistant Professor

Hessam Mahdavifar

Hessam Mahdavifar

Assistant Professor

University of Michigan
EECS Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
3219 EECS
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tel: 734-647-8634
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If you are interested in joining my research group as a PhD student, please send me an email with your background and CV.

My primary area of research is coding and information theory with applications to wireless communications, data storage, security, and Internet of things. I am also interested in game theory with applications to social networks. 

I received the B.Sc. degree from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2007, and the M.Sc. and the Ph.D. degrees from the University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA, in 2009, and 2012, respectively, all in electrical engineering. I am currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Before that I was with the Samsung Mobile Solutions Lab (MSL), in San Diego, US, first as a senior research engineer and then as a staff research engineer.

I received the Best Paper Award in 2015 IEEE International Conference on RFID, and the 2013 Samsung Best Paper Award. During my Ph.D. studies, I was awarded UCSD Shannon Memorial Fellowship for demonstrating outstanding achievements in information theory. I received two Silver Medals at International Mathematical Olympiad in 2002 and 2003, and two Gold Medals at Iran National Mathematical Olympiad in 2001 and 2002.