Salman Avestimehr

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Salman Avestimehr

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Associate Professor

Electrical Engineering Department

University of Southern California


Salman Avestimehr is an Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 and M.S. degree in 2005 in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, both from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to that, he obtained his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2003. He was an Assistant Professor at the ECE school of Cornell University from 2009 to 2013. He was also a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for the Mathematics of Information (CMI) at Caltech in 2008. His research interests include information theory, the theory of communications, and their applications.

Dr. Avestimehr has received a number of awards, including the Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award in 2013, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2011 for "pushing the frontiers of information theory through its extension to complex wireless information networks", the Young Investigator Program (YIP) award from the U. S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research in 2011, the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2010, and the David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize in 2008. He has been a Guest Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Special Issue on Interference Networks and General Co-Chairs of the 2012 North America Information Theory Summer School and the 2012 Workshop on Interference Networks. He is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

Participation & Positions:

Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Communications, 01/01/14 until 12/31/16)

Author Of:

Q. Yu , M. Maddah-Ali , S. Avestimehr , "The Exact Rate-Memory Tradeoff for Caching with Uncoded Prefetching", Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Aachen, Germany, Jun. 2017

S. Avestimehr , S. Diggavi , D. Tse , "Wireless Network Information Flow: A Deterministic Approach", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Apr. 2011