Dr. Kamran Sayrafian is a program manager at the Information Technology Laboratory of the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) located in Gaithersburg , Maryland . He holds Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Maryland , Villanova University and Sharif University of Technology, respectively. Prior to joining NIST, he was the cofounder of Zagros Networks, Inc. a fabless semiconductor company based in Rockville , Maryland where he served as President and senior member of the architecture team. Dr. Sayrafian is the co-inventor/inventor of four U.S. patents. He is a senior member of IEEE and an adjunct faculty of the University of Maryland . He has served as an invited member of the technical program committees of many international conferences such as EuroSSC, PIMRC, ICC, ISMICT and also as the guest editor of the International Journal of Wireless Information Networks. His research interests include body area networks, mobile sensor networks and RF-based indoor positioning. He has published over 40 conference and journal papers, and book chapters in these areas. He is the recipient of the IEEE PIMRC 2009 best paper award. He has also been a contributing member and the co-editor of the channel modeling document of the IEEE802.15.6 international standardization on body area networks.
ENPM 605 Information Theory and Coding