Hamid Jafarkhani

Hamid Jafarkhani

Chancellor's Professor
Office: 4217 Engineering Hall
CPCC Lab: 4121B Engineering Hall
(949) 824-1755 Office
(949) 824-2321

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2625


B.S., Tehran University, Electrical Engineering, 1989
M.S., University of Maryland,College Park, Electrical Engineering, 1994
Ph.D., University of Maryland,College Park, Electrical Engineering, 1997

Dr. Jafarkhani is interested in communications theory, with an emphasis on coding.
He is well known as one of the inventors of space-time block coding, which is widely used to improve wireless transmission quality. He is currently concentrating on the theoretical and practical challenges of designing systems that use multiple antennas. One of these challenges is to manage the tradeoff between diversity and rate from an information theory perspective. Another is to design practical coding schemes that satisfy those limits using signal-processing methods.
Dr. Jafarkhani also has been involved in developing data compression algorithms especially for image and video coding. His recent work in this field concerns the transmission of multimedia information over wireless networks and the Internet. He is interested in developing new coding schemes and network protocols that improve end-to-end recovery and enhance the quality of service for video.
Publications:Selected Publications ListSuper-Quasi-Orthogonal Space-Time Trellis CodesIEEE Transactions on Wireless CommunicationsSuper-Orthogonal Space-Time Trellis CodesIEEE Transactions on Information TheoryDesign of Successively Refinable Trellis Coded QuantizersIEEE Transactions on Information TheorySpace-Time Block Codes from Orthogonal DesignsIEEE Transactions on Information Theory