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 Syed Ali Jafar
 Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
 Henry Samueli School of Engineering
 (949) 824 1684 Office
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4223, Engineering Hall  
Irvine, CA 92697-2625  
Biography: Syed Ali Jafar received his B. Tech. from IIT Delhi, India, in 1997, M.S. from Caltech, USA, in 1999, and Ph.D. from Stanford, USA, in 2003, all in Electrical Engineering. His industry experience includes positions at Lucent Bell Labs , Qualcomm Inc. and Hughes Software Systems. He is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA USA. His research interests include multiuser information theory, wireless communications and network coding.

Dr. Jafar received the NSF CAREER award in 2006, the ONR Young Investigator Award in 2008, and the School of Engineering Maseeh Outstanding Research Award in 2010. His co-authored papers received Best Journal Paper Awards from the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2009, from the IEEE Communication Society in 2013, and from the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2014, as well as Best Conference Paper Awards at IEEE GLOBECOM 2012 and at IEEE GLOBECOM 2014. Dr. Jafar received the UC Irvine EECS Professor of the Year award five times, in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2014, from the Engineering Students Council and the Teaching Excellence Award in 2012 from the School of Engineering. He was a University of Canterbury Erskine Fellow in 2010 and an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2013-2014. Dr. Jafar was recognized as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher and included by Sciencewatch among The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2014. He served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications 2004-2009, for IEEE Communications Letters 2008-2009 and for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 2009-2012. Dr. Jafar was elevated to IEEE Fellow, Class of 2014, for contributions to analyzing the capacity of wireless communication networks.

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