5708 Barrows Hall, University of Maine,
Orono, ME 04469, USA
2015-16 President, PKP Honor Society
PKP Chapter -1
Ali Abedi graduated from National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET) in 1992. He has received his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and his Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from University of Waterloo in 1996, 1998, and 2004, respectively. From 1998 to 2000 he was with the department of Electrical Engineering at the Aeronautical Engineering University as lecturer and director of undergraduate research center. He worked as lecturer and adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo and Queen's University during 2004 and 2005 teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, and conducting research funded by NSERC.
Dr. Abedi joined the University of Maine, Orono in 2005, where he is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Cooperating Professor of Computing and Information Sciences. He is also Director of Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) at UMaine. He was visiting Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD and Guest Researcher at NIST in 2012 during his sabbatical leave.
Dr. Abedi is founding Director of WiSe-Net Lab where he directs research programs including analytical performance evaluation of block codes, new methods for performance and convergence analysis of Turbo-codes, and applications of error correction codes in wireless sensor networks for structural monitoring, space explorations and biomedical applications. His research on wireless sensing of lunar habitats was featured on NSF Science360 web site in 2012. He is co-Founder of two startup companies (Activas-Diagnostics and Navindor).
Dr. Abedi has received a number of awards and recognitions from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), NASA, and IEEE. He is a senior member of IEEE and has served on several IEEE Committees at local, regional, national, and international levels. He was one of the two Candidates for IEEE Board of Directors in Region-1 in 2011 and 2013 and one of the three candidates for IEEE USA Vice President in 2013. On the personal side, Ali is married with Shahrzad Abedi (who is also an Electrical Engineering), has two children and lives in Orono, ME. He plays piano and guitar and practices Tae-Kwan-Do.