Foad Hajiaghajani

I am a Ph.D. Candidate at Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), in the State University of New York at Buffalo, working under supervision of Prof. Chunming Qiao. I study and develop systems/solutions for connected and self-driving cars and infrastructure with a focus on cooperative perception and data exchage. I am highly interested in sensor fusion, cooperative self-driving systems and network protocol design for vehicular networks.

I have been working with the team at Laboratory for Advanced Network Design, Evaluation and Research (LANDER) in CSE Dept, University at Buffalo - the instrument for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Evaluation and Experimentation 2 (iCAVE2) project. I have also been part of and actively collaborating with UB's Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Applications and Systems (CAVAS), one of the leading academic groups in designing, developing and evaluating technologies for connected and automated driving systems in the United States.

Recent Works & Events

Research Vehicle Unveiling

Sept 2019

2019 TransInfo

Aug 2019

2018 TransInfo

Aug 2018



Conferences & Journals [Google Scholar]

  1. F. Hajiaghajani and C. Qiao, "Tailgating Risk-Aware Beacon Rate Adaptation for Distributed Congestion Control in VANETs," 2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Waikoloa, HI, USA, 2019, pp. 1-6. [Link]
  2. F. Hajiaghajani, R. Davoudi and M. Rasti, "Energy efficient resource allocation and admission control for D2D-aided collaborative mobile clouds," in 15th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt), Paris, France, 2017, pp. 1-8. [Link]
  3. A. N. Kadhim, F. Hajiaghajani and M. Rasti, "On selecting duplex-mode and resource allocation strategy in full duplex D2D communication," 2017 Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, 2017, pp. 1640-1645. [Link]
  4. F. Hajiaghajani, R. Davoudi, M. Rasti, ''A Joint Channel and Power Allocation Scheme for Device-to-Device Communications Underlaying Uplink Cellular Networks,'', in 2016 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), San Francisco, CA, USA, 2016, pp. 768-773. [Link]
  5. F. Hajiaghajani, M. Rasti, ''Downlink Resource Reuse for Device-to-Device Communication Underlaying Cellular Networks Using A Generalized Knapsack Framework,'', in 2016 13th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE CCNC), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2016, pp. 171-176. [Link]
  6. F. Hajiaghajani, M. Rasti, ''An Adaptive Resource Allocation Scheme for Device-to-Device Communication Underlaying Cellular Networks,'', in 2015 IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China (IEEE ICCC), Shenzhen, China, 2015, pp. 1-6. [Link]

Posters & Talks

  1. F. Hajiaghajani, Ch. Qiao, "Tailgating Risk-Aware Beacon Rate Adaptation for Distributed Congestion Control in VANETs," in The 5th Annual Symposium on Transportation Informatics, Buffalo, NY, 2019.
  2. F. Hajiaghajani, A. Gupta, Ch. Qiao, "Modeling Effect of Obstacles in Network Simulator 3 Based on WAVE 802.11p Wireless Communications," in Fall 2018 UB CSE Departmnet Graduate DEMO Exhibition , Buffalo, NY, 2018

Contact Me

Dropping me an e-mail is the best way to get in touch. Here are the links to my Google Scholar and Linkedin. For students using Piazza in courses which I am an instructor, I encourage you to utilize Piazza messaging tool.

  • Email

    foadhaji [at]
  • Address

    309 Davis Hall,
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
    University at Buffalo, State University of New York,
    Buffalo, NY 14260 USA