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 during his career in industry, 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. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA, under the guidance of Professor Josep M. Jornet. Pedram was the recipient of the "SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship" for his outstanding contributions to the field of optics and photonics in 2017. He has also received the "UB-Nano Lab Researcher of the Year Award" in 2016; the "Outstanding Graduate Student Award", for his exceptional academic achievements in the Department of Electrical Engineering at UB for two consecutive years in 2015 and 2016; and the "UB Engineering Leaders in Excellence Award" in 2016. His 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

  • "Best Lightening Talk Award (2nd Place)", at the 4th Annual Career Perspective and Networking Conference (CPNC), Buffalo, NY, October 2017.
     
  • "Best Poster Award (1st Place)", for poster presentation titled "Nanoscale Optical Communications for In Vivo Wireless Nanosensor Networks", the 20th International Conference on Electron Dynamics in Semiconductors, Optoelectronics and Nanostructures (EDISON20), Buffalo, NY, July 2017.
     
  • "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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • "School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Annual Poster Competition, 3rd Place", School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of SUNY at Buffalo, April 2017.
     
  • "Electrical Engineering Outstanding Student - 1st Place, Graduate Student Poster Competition", Electrical Engineering Department of SUNY at Buffalo, April 2017.
     
  • "Ultra-Broadband Nanoscale Communication and Networking Laboratory 2016 Researcher of the Year Award", for his outstanding research achievements throughout the year, December 2016.
     
  • "UB Engineering Leaders in Excellence Scholarship", University at Buffalo Engineering Alumni Association, September 2016.
     
  • "Student Travel Grant" by IEEE ComSoc, to attend IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2016.
     
  • "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.
     
  • "Graduate Research Financial Support", Iran Telecommunication Research Center (ITRC), September 2010 - September 2011.
     
  • "Engineer of the year" Award, Department of Cellular Networks Planning and Optimization, Mobile Communication Company of Iran (MCI), February 2010.