EECS graduate student Omid Abari


EECS graduate student Omid Abari

Where are you from and where did you complete your undergraduate studies?

I am from Ottawa, Canada, where I previously studied Communications Engineering at Carleton University.

What is your research about and why are you excited about your projects?

I am working on designing of low-power, energy-efficient circuits and systems for wireless communication applications. In particular, I am looking at different applications of Compressive Sensing in modern communication systems and see how those theories and algorithms can be implemented in hardware to improve the performance and efficiency of communication systems.

I am very excited about my project. These systems can enable long battery life in wireless biomedical sensors OR it can be used to improve the battery life in portable electronic devices such as smartphones.

What do you like to do outside of research and academics?

When I am not in lab, you can find me swimming in the swimming pool or sailing on Charles River, depending on the weather and time of year. I love zip-lining, water rafting and camping in the nature.

What are your career goals and future plans?

Teaching and building new things have always been my passion. My future plan is to work in academia in the US or Canada and be the coolest nerd professor in the world.

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