, born in 1966 in Tehran
, is a Chancellor's Professor
in electrical engineering
and computer science
at the University of California, Irvine
's Henry Samueli School of Engineering
. His research focuses on communications
theory, particularly coding
communications and networks
Prior to studying at the University of Tehran
, he was ranked first in the nationwide entrance examination of Iranian universities
in 1984. After receiving his B.S. degree
in 1989, he studied at the University of Maryland College Park
and obtained his M.S.
degree in 1994 followed by his Ph.D.
in 1997. After graduating, Jafarkhani joined AT&T
Laboratories-Research in August 1997 before moving to Broadcom
in July 2000 and to the University of California, Irvine
in September 2001.
Within the wireless communications field, Jafarkhani is best known for his contributions to two seminal papers which established the field of space–time block coding
, published whilst working for AT&T. The first of these, "Space–time block codes from orthogonal designs"
, established the theoretical basis for space–time block codes and the second, "Space–time block coding for wireless communications: performance results"
, provided numerical analysis of the performance of the first such codes. Space–time codes
rely on the use of multiple antenna
at the transmit side of a... Read More