IEEE Selects Jafarkhani for Technical Recognition Award

Hamid Jafarkhani is the recipient of the IEEE’s 2022 Signal Processing and Computing for Communications Technical Recognition Award.

Nov. 30, 2022 - Hamid Jafarkhani, Chancellor’s Professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has won the 2022 Signal Processing and Computing for Communications Technical Recognition Award from the IEEE Communications Society. Jafarkhani was recognized for “his pioneering contributions to signal processing for multi-antenna wireless communication systems.”

Jafarkhani, director of UC Irvine’s Center for Pervasive Communications and Computing and director of the Networked Systems Program, is an expert in communications theory. His research focuses on signal processing, machine learning with emphasis on coding, wireless communications, image processing and wireless networks. 

A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the IEEE, Jafarkhani is author of the book “Space-Time Coding: Theory and Practice.” He is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher and the recipient of numerous awards. These include an NSF Career Award in 2003, the 2006 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications, the 2013 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award, the 2014 IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication, and the Samueli School of Engineering 2015-2016 Faculty Excellence in Research Senior Career Award as well as its Fariborz Maseeh Best Faculty Research Award (2007). In 2017, he was inducted into the University of Maryland engineering school’s Innovation Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to the development of space-time methods and algorithms for multi-antenna wireless communication systems and networks.

"It is an honor that my colleagues have recognized my research with this lifetime technical award," said Jafarkhani, who will receive the award at the IEEE Global Communications Conference.

– Lori Brandt