Faramarz Fekri received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. Before coming to Georgia Tech, he was with the Telecommunication Research Laboratories (TRLabs), Calgary, Canada. In Fall of 1996, he started his Ph.D. studies at Georgia Tech. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in Summer 2000, Dr. Fekri joined the faculty of the School of ECE at Georgia Tech, where he is now a full professor. He is a member of the Center for Signal and Information Processing (CSIP), the Center for Energy and Geo Processing (CeGP), the Center for The Machine Learning at Georgia Tech, and the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC). He was also affiliated with the Georgia Tech Broadband Institute (GTBI).
Prof. Fekri is the founder of the SPC Research Lab that has a multidisciplinary flavor working in three intertwined areas of Sensing, Processing, and Communications. In particular, he applies signal processing, statistics, and information theory to fundamental research problems in biology, social computing, robotics, and wireless communications. In the past. Prof. Fekri and his research group were investigating the theory and practice of error correction codes, finite-field wavelets, communication security, the application of mathematical tools to modern networking, spanning from performance characterization of wired/wireless networks to the design, analysis, and optimization of communication protocols.
Dr. Fekri serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications, and on both the Executive and Technical Program Committees of several IEEE conferences. In the past, he served on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Communications, and the Elsevier Journal on PHYCOM. Dr. Fekri has received several prestigious awards, including the Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award of the School of ECE, Southeastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education (SCEEE) Young Faculty Development Award, National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Cutting Edge Research Award (co-recipient) from the College of Engineering, and Best Ph.D. Thesis Award of the Georgia Institute of Technology chapter of Sigma Xi. He is an IEEE Fellow.
- Social Computing
- Molecular Communications
- Biomarker Sensing
- Neural Computing
- Wireless Communications
- Coding and Information Theory
- Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award from School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, (2006).
- Southeastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education (SCEEE) Young Faculty Development Award, (2003).
- National Science Foundation Career Award for Wavelet Coding and Cryptography, (2001).
- Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis Award of the Georgia Institute of Technology, (2000).
- Outstanding Graduate Research Award, Center for Signal and Image Processing, Georgia Institute of Technology, (2000).
- Cutting Edge Research Award (co-recipient), granted by College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, (1999).
- Distinction Award, TRLabs (Telecommunication Research Laboratories) Scholarship and Fellowship, Calgary, Canada, (1995 and 1996).
- IEEE Fellow