Biography

Pedram Johari received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) from Azad University Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran, in 2006. He started his career at Mobile Communication Company of Iran (MCCI) -the largest wireless service provider in the Middle East-, as a cellular radio network planner and optimizer. He has been responsible for Mobile Broad Band (MBB) planning project of MCCI in one region (amongst six) of the country in 2013 and 2014. Pedram has also taught various courses, namely, cellular cell planning tools and theoretical classes of different generations of mobile communications (GSM, 3G and LTE) from 2010 until 2014 in the training center of MCCI.

He received the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (Communication Systems) from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran, in 2012, and is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA, under the guidence of Professor Josep M. Jornet. Pedram was the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Award, for outstanding academic achievements in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo in 2015. His current research interests are in Nano-photonic wireless communication, Electromagnetic nanonetworks, Intra-body Wireless Nanosensor Networks, In Vivo Nanoscale Optical Channel Properties, Terahertz-band communication networks, and the Internet of Nano-Things.


Selected Honors and Awards

  • Awarded "SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship", for his outstanding contributions to the field of optics and photonics, SPIE, The International Society for Optics and Photonics, May 2017.
     
  • Awarded with full travel support to attend as a panelist in "Disruptive Technologies Student Panel Discussion" at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing (DCS) Conference, The International Society for Optics and Photonics, Anaheim, CA, Sponsored by ICF International, April 2017.
     
  • Awarded "School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Annual Poster Competition, 3rd Place", School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of SUNY at Buffalo, April 2017.
     
  • Awarded "Electrical Engineering Outstanding Student - 1st Place, Graduate Student Poster Competition", Electrical Engineering Department of SUNY at Buffalo, April 2017.
     
  • Awarded "Ultra-Broadband Nanoscale Communication and Networking Laboratory 2016 Researcher of the Year Award", for his outstanding research achievements throughout the year, December 2016.
     
  • Received "UB Engineering Leaders in Excellence Scholarship", University at Buffalo Engineering Alumni Association, September 2016.
     
  • Awarded "Student Travel Grant" by IEEE ComSoc, to attend IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2016.
     
  • Received "Electrical Engineering Outstanding Student Award - Highest PhD Candidate Grade Point Average", Electrical Engineering Department of SUNY at Buffalo, September 2015.
     
  • Awarded with scholarship "Ranked 1st among all M.Sc. Communication Systems Eng. Students", Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), GPA: 18.16/20, April 2012.
     
  • Awarded "Graduate Research Financial Support", Iran Telecommunication Research Center (ITRC), September 2010 - September 2011.
     
  • Received "Engineer of the year" Award, Department of Cellular Networks Planning and Optimization, Mobile Communication Company of Iran (MCI), February 2010.
     
  • Received "Educational Elite" Award, Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch (IAUCTB), December 2007.
     
  • Ranked 8th among all (101 entries) B.Sc. Electrical Eng. Students of (IAUCTB), GPA: 16.72/20, September 2006.
     
  • Received "Educational Elite" Award, Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch (IAUCTB), December 2006.
     
  • Received Full Student Travel Grant for participating in "RoboCup World Championship", Bremen, Germany, June 2006.
     
  • Received Full Student Travel Grant for participating in "RoboCup Iran Open International Competition", Tehran, Iran, April 2006.
     
  • Received Full Student Travel Grant for participating in "RoboCup World Championship", Osaka, Japan, July 2005.
     
  • Received "Distinguished Student of International Scientific Olympiad Competitions" Award (including exemption from military service), for achievements in RoboCup 2005 with honor.
     
  • Received "Elite of 11th Students Computer Olympiad" Award, Alborz high school, March 2000.