Faramarz Fekri received his Ph.D. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000. Since 2000, Dr. Fekri has been with the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he currently holds a Professor position. He serves on the Technical Program Committees of several IEEE conferences. In the past, he was on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and the Elsevier Journal on PHYCOM.
Prof. Fekri’s current research interests are in the area of communications and signal processing, in particular source and channel coding, information theory in biology, statistical inference in large data, information processing for wireless and sensor networks, and communication security. Dr. Fekri received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2001), Southern Center for Electrical Engineering Education (SCEEE) Young Faculty Development Award (2003), and Outstanding Young faculty Award of the School of ECE (2006). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.