May 2016- May 2020 

August 2014- May 2016

August 2010- August 2014

Rice University, Houston, TX

Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering

GPA: 4.17/4

Thesis:  Next-Generation Wireless Systems for Joint Communication and Sensing in Millimeter-Wave and Terahertz Spectrum

Committee: Edward Knightly (advisor), Ashutosh Sabharwal, Lin Zhong, Nathan Dautenhahn

Rice University, Houston, TX

M.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering

GPA: 4.03/4

Thesis: Scaling 60 GHz WLANs: Creating and Identifying Opportunities for Multi-User Transmission

Committee: Edward Knightly (advisor), Behnam Aazhang, Aydin Babakhani

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

B.Sc., Electrical Engineering

GPA: 3.83/4

Honors and Award

  • ACM SIGMOBILE Dissertation Award

  • Selected as EECS Rising Stars (2019)

  • Winner of Hibbitt Fellowship for postdoctoral studies at Brown University (declined) (2019)

  • Second Place Winner of the Best Ph.D. Presenter Award at Rice ECE (2019)

  • Recipient of CRA-W Fellowship (2019)

  • Recipient of N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship  (2018)

  • Recognized as Star Doctoral Student, ECE Department, Rice University (2018)

  • Recipient of ACM SIGMOBILE Travel Grant (2016, 2017, 2018)

  • Finalist for Best Paper Award at ACM WiNTECH (2017)

  • Recipient of Society of Iranian-American Women for Education Fellowship (2015, 2017)

  • Recipient of Texas Instruments Distinguished Fellowship (2014)

  • Recipient of Rice Electrical and Computer Engineering Fellowship (2014)

  • Ranked 7th among 320,000 participants of Iranian Nationwide Annual University Entrance Exam (2010)

  • Dean’s Honorary Award by President of Sharif University of Technology (2010)

Reviewer for

  • IEEE Transactions on Communication

  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication

  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing

  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

  • IEEE Wireless Communication Letters

  • Proceedings of IEEE

  • Elsevier Computer Network

  • IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference

  • IEEE Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services Conference

  • IEEE Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks Conference

  • IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Computing, and Networking

  • IEEE Millimeter-Wave Networked System (mmSys) Workshop

Teaching Experience

Guest Lecturer for 

  • Intro to Communication Networks (ELEC 537)

  • Intro to Random Processes (ELEC 533)


Teaching Assistant for

  • High-Performance Computer Architecture

  • Intro to Communication Networks

  • Electronic Measurement Systems

  • Intro to Random Processes

  • Communication Systems

  • Computer and Microprocessor Architecture

  • Electronic Principles

  • Analog Circuits

  • Logic Circuits

You can find my CV here.