Syed Ali Jafar

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Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Henry Samueli School of Engineering 
3223, Engineering III
Irvine, CA 92697-2625
(949) 824 1684 Office
(949) 824 2321 Fax


Syed Ali Jafar received the B. Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India in 1997, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) , Pasadena USA in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA USA in 2003. His industry experience includes positions at Lucent Bell Labs Qualcomm Inc. and Hughes Software Systems. He is currently an Associate 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 and wireless communications. 

Dr. Jafar received the NSF CAREER award in 2006 and the ONR Young Investigator Award in 2008. He received the UC Irvine Engineering Faculty of the Year award in 2006 and the UC Irvine EECS Professor of the Year Award in 2009, for excellence in teaching. Dr. Jafar received the 2009 IEEE Informati
on Theory Society best paper award. He serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications and for IEEE Communications Letters.

Participation & Positions:

Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Communications, 08/01/09 until 07/31/12)

Author Of:

H. Sun , S.A. Jafar , "Blind interference alignment for private information retrieval", Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Barcelona, Spain, Jul. 2016

V.R. Cadambe , S.A. Jafar , "Interference Alignment and the Degrees of Freedom for the K User Interference Channel", IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Aug. 2008