5708 Barrows Hall, University of Maine,
Orono, ME 04469, USA
IEEE R1 Director-Elect Candidate, 2013
Ali Abedi was born in 1975 in Tehran, Iran and 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 Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with joint appoint at School 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 in 2012 and is currently guest researcher at NIST.
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.
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, IET, and IEEE. He is a senior member of IEEE since 2007 and currently serves on IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence Committee. He was nominated by IEEE Region-1 as one of the two Candidates for IEEE Board of Directors (2011, 2013). Dr. Abedi has served as member of IEEE MGA Ad hoc Conferences Committee and Member benefit Committee (2012), IEEE Region-1 Technical Chapters Coordinator (2009-11), IEEE/CANEUS Fly By Wireless Conference Chair (2010), IEEE Region-1 Northeast Industry Day Co-chair (2010), IEEE Maine section chair (2008), IEEE Communications and Computer Societies chapter chair (2005-8), IEEE Maine section vice-chair (2007), IEEE Maine section secretary (2006), IEEE Region-1 Micro mouse competition and student paper conference general chair (2006) and Paper Contest chair (2012). He also served as reviewer for NSF proposals, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Sensors Journal, IET Electronics Letters, IET Wireless Sensor Systems, and Journal of the Franklin Institute.
He has also served on Technical Program Committee (TPC) of the following conferences, WOCC'13 (China), WiNMee'13 (Japan), ICC’13 (Hungary), ICNC'13 (CA), 2012 (HI), ISCI'13 (Malaysia), ICCVE'12 (China), ISWTA'12 (Indonesia), ISIEA'12 (Indonesia), WINSYS'12 (Italy), 2013 (Iceland), ICACCI'12 (India), VTC'2012 (QC), ICEED'11 (Malaysia), ACC'11 (India), FBW'11 (QC), Globecom'13 (GA), 2012 (CA), 2011 (TX), CCECE'11 and 2012 (Canada), WCNC'10 (Australia), QBSC 2008-12 (Canada), IWCMC'09 (Germany), 2013(Italy), GCC'09 (Kuwait), CWIT'09 and 2011 (Canada), WTS'09 (Czech Republic), VTC'09 (Alaska), World Comp ICWN 2008-12 (NV)