Prof. Vahid Tarokh
Harvard University, USA
Vahid Tarokh received the PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He then worked at AT&T Labs-Research and AT&T wireless services until August 2000, where he was the head of the Department of Wireless Communications and Signal Processing. The concepts that he invented during this period are part of numerous wireless communications and signal processing systems. In September 2000, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at MIT as an associate professor.
In June 2002, he joined Harvard University as a Gordon McKay Professor of Electrical Engineering . Since July 2005, he is a Hammond Vinton Hayes Senior Fellow of Electrical Engineering at Harvard University, and a Perkins professor. Tarokh's research work is mainly focused in the areas of Signal processing, Communications (wireline and wireless) and Networking , and his research papers have been cited around 18000 times by other scholars in these fields. Since joining academia, he has maintained links to industry (as a consultant) and been involved in the design of various communications and signal processing systems and networks. He is the recipient of a number of awards, and holds 2 honorary degrees.