Behnaam Aazhang

Behnaam Aazhang received his B.S. (with highest honors), M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignin 1981, 1983, and 1986, respectively. From 1981 to 1985, he was a Research Assistant in the Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois.

In August 1985, he joined the faculty of Rice University, Houston, Texas, where he is now the J.S. Abercrombie Professor and Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition, Dr. Aazhang holds an Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor Programme (FiDiPro) working with the Center for Wireless Communication (CWC) at the University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland.

His research interests are in the areas of communication theory, information theory, signal processing, and their applications to wireless communication with a focus on the interplay of communication systems and networks; including network coding, user cooperation spectrum sharing, and opportunistic access. Signal processing, information processing, and their applications to neuro-engineering with a focus on the real-time closed-loop stabilization of neuronal systems to mitigate disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson, tremors, depression, and obesity. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a member of the Center for Multimedia Communication (CMC) at Rice, and married with four children.

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