received his B.S. and M.S. degrees (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from
Sharif University of Technology in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He received
his Ph.D. degree from the University
of Southern California in 2001. He is currently an Associate
Professor of Electrical Engineering
and the EECS Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs at the University of California, Irvine.
summer of 1997, he was with Bell-labs,
Lucent Technologies where he worked on noise analysis in
high-speed CMOS integrated circuits. He worked at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center on
gradient-based optimization and sensitivity analysis of custom ICs during
the summer of 1998.
Dr. Heydari is
the co-recipient of the 2009
Business Plan Competition First Place Prize Award and Best Concept
Paper Award both from Paul Merage School of Business at
UC-Irvine. He is the recipient of the 2010 Faculty of the Year Award from
UC-Irvine's Engineering Student Council (ECS), the 2009 School
of Engineering Fariborz Maseeh Best Faculty Research Award, the 2007 IEEE
Circuits and Systems Society Guillemin-Cauer Award, the 2005 IEEE
Circuits and Systems Society Darlington Award, the 2005 National
Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, the 2005 Henry
Samueli School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, the
Best Paper Award at the 2000 IEEE
Int'l Conference on Computer Design (ICCD), and the 2001
Technical Excellence Award from the Association
of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage (APSIH). He was
recognized as the 2004 Outstanding Faculty in the EECS Department of the
University of California, Irvine. His research on novel low-power
multi-purpose multi-antenna RF front-ends received the Low-Power Design
Contest Award at the 2008 IEEE
Int'l Symposium on Low-Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED).
Dr. Heydari is
the Guest Editor of IEEE Journal of
Solid-State Circuits. He currently serves on the Technical Program
Committees of Compound
Semiconductor IC Symposium,
Custom Integrated Circuits
Conference (CICC) and ISLPED.
He served as the Associate Editor of IEEE
Trans. on Circuits and Systems - I from 2006 to 2008. He was the
Local Arrangement Chair of the 2004-2005 ISLPED, and the Student Design
Contest Judge for the 2003 DAC/ISSCC Design Contest
Award. He served on the Technical Program Committees of and
Int'l Symposium on Quality Electronic Design
(ISQED), IEEE Design and Test in Europe
(DATE) and International
Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD). He is the director of
the Nanoscale Communication IC (NCIC)
interests include design of ulta-high frequency analog and RF ICs, and high
frequency on-chip interconnect design for high-speed ICs. He has published
papers in premier conferences on integrated circuit design including ISSCC, CICC, RFIC Symposium, DAC, ICCAD.
Results of the research in the NCIC Lab have appeared in more than 75
peer-reviewed journal and conference papers.
He is a Senior
Member of the IEEE.