Faramarz Fekri received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1990 and 1993, respectively. From 1995 to 1996, he was with the Telecommunication Research Laboratories (TRLabs) , Calgary, Canada. There, he worked on Multicarrier Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum for Mobile Communication systems and was a recipient of the TRLabs' distinction award. In Fall of 1996, he started his Ph.D. studies at Georgia Tech. and received the Ph.D. degree in 2000. Since 2000, Dr. Fekri has been with the faculty of the School of ECE at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is now a full professor. He is a member of the Georgia Tech Broadband Institute (GTBI), the Center for Signal and Image Processing (CSIP), and the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC).
Professor Fekri and his research group are investigating the fundamental limits and obtaining optimal protocols for systems, networks, and mathematical models/objects resulting from the overall conduct of large collections of basic units that are confined to interact with their neighboring units. Understanding of these complicated creatures is of paramount interest in many research areas; out of which Professor Fekri's group is focused on modern error control coding (e.g., codes on graphs), sensory and cooperative systems, ad-hoc mobile mesh networks, sparse mobile (space-time and delay-tolerant) opportunistic networks, and biological networks (future research directions). Our work spans the range from theoretical foundations (e.g., delay-constrained and complexity-constrained network Information Theory), to efficient algorithms and secure/reliable protocols.
Dr. Fekri serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and on the Technical Program Committees of several IEEE conferences. In the past, he served on the editorial board of the Elsevier Journal on PHYCOM. Dr. Fekri has received several prestigious awards, including the Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award of the School of ECE (2006), Southeastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education (SCEEE) Young Faculty Development Award (2003), National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2001), Best Ph.D. Thesis Award of the Georgia Institute of Technology chapter of Sigma Xi (2000), and the Cutting Edge Research Award (co-recipient) from the College of Engineering (1999). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.