Shahram Yousefi, PhD, P.Eng., SM' IEEE

Short Academic Biography

Dr. Shahram Yousefi

Shahram Yousefi received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Tehran, Iran. Having worked in industry for a few years, in Sept. 1997, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, as an M.A.Sc. student where he received his PhD in Sept. 2002. While still a Ph.D. student at Waterloo he instructed undergraduate courses and he has received more than 20 research and teaching awards and scholarships including the Sandford Fleming Foundation (SFF) teaching award.

In Oct. 2002, he joined Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada and since Jan. 2003 he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, where he is currently a tenured Associate Professor. Shahram was an invited professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland from July 2009 to June 2010. He was the Undergraduate Chair of Electrical Engineering program at Queen's from July 2010 till June 2013 and as of July 2013, he is the Associate Head of the department. He is a senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with PEO of Canada and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE journal "Communications Letters" and an Editor for the IEEE "Communications Serveys & Tutorials". As of Jan. 2012, Prof. Yousefi is appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Notices:

Call for Associate Editors, CJECE (click here)

Call for Papers, The 27th Queen's Biennial Symposium on Communications [QBSC 2014 ](click here)

Call for Papers, International Journal of Antennas and Propagation (click here)

Recent Awards/News

  • Faculty of Applied Science Golden Apple Teaching Award in 2004
  • The ECE 4th-year Favorite Professor Award in 2005
  • University-wide Frank Knox Teaching Award nominee in 2006 (one of only two from faculty of Applied Science)
  • Persian Circle Award for Contributions to Canadian Society as an Academic and Researcher, 2006
  • ECE Best Professor Award, April 2007
  • Promoted to Senior Member of IEEE, Nov. 2008
  • Professor of the Year, Queen's ECE, March 2009
  • Tenured and promoted to Associate Professor as of July 1, 2009
  • Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) of NSERC, Apr. 2010 [NSERC: "The Discovery Accelerator Supplements Program (DAS) provides substantial and timely additional resources to accelerate progress and maximize the impact of outstanding research programs."]
  • Apponited the co-Editor of the Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (CJECE), Jan. 2012
  • Apponited the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (CJECE), Jan. 2013
  • Guest Editor, Hindawi International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, Special issue on "Deployment challenges for Large-Scale MIMO Communications", Aug. 2013

Research

Shahram's research interests are in the general areas of Communication and Information Theory with emphasis on the Physical (PHY) layer: broadband wireless applications such as WIMAX and network multicast and content delivery. In particular:
  • Channel coding/decoding and detection
  • Performance evaluation of codes/constellations
  • Application of graphical representations in efficient decoding
  • Graph codes
  • Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) code design/implementation
  • MIMO systems and Space-Time Coding
  • Network coding
  • Rateless coding
  • Polar coding
  • Fountain network coding; multi-hop fountain codes

For more information on Prof. Yousefi's research, please go the Signal Design and Analysis Laboratory (SDAL) web-page. For a list of research papers click here.

Teaching

  1. Electric Circuits, ELEC 221, Fall 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013: [Course summary] [Course web-page]
  2. Digital Communications, ELEC 461, Fall 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012: [Course summary] [Course web-page]
  3. Electrical/Computer Engineering Project, ELEC 390/49X, Fall and Winter terms 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013: [Course summary] [Course web-page]
  4. Practical Engineering Modules advisor, APSC 100, Fall and Winter terms 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011: [Course web-page]
  5. Coding Theory, ELEC 865, Winter terms 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014: [Course summary] [Course web-page]

Professional Activities and Memberships:

Internal:

  1. Associate Head, ECE (current)
  2. ECE curriculum committe member (current)
  3. Undergraduate Chair, Electrical Engineering (in [201-2013] period)
  4. Senator, Queen's Senate (current)
  5. Senate committe member, Scolarships and student aid (current)
  6. Curriculum Committee, ECE Dept. (in [2003,2009] period)
  7. Option E3 (communications) Adviser (in [2003,2009] period)
  8. Admitted Students' Day, Organizer (in [2003,2009] period)

External:

  1. Guest Editor, Hindawi International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, Special issue on "Deployment challenges for Large-Scale MIMO Communications"
  2. Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jan. 2013-to date
  3. General Chair, QBSC 2014 conference
  4. Editor, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials Journal, 2013-to date
  5. Editor, IEEE Communications Letters, 2009-to date
  6. Co-Editor, Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jan. 2012-Dec. 2012
  7. TPC co-chair, Communications and networking Symposium, CCECE 2012
  8. Publicity chair, the 26th Queen's Biennial Symposium on Communications (QBSC 2012), Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  9. Chair, IEEE Kingston Section, Jan. 2011-Dec. 2012
  10. IEEE Senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  11. Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  12. Publicity chair, 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  13. Recent results sessions chair, twenty-third Queen's Biennial Symposium on Communications (QBSC 2006), Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  14. Reviewer for a number of journals such as IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Communications Letters, IEE Proceedings Communications, etc.
  15. Reviewer and technical committee member for numerous conferences and symposia
  16. Reviewer of grant applications: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada(NSERC), The Centre for Communications and Information Technology of Ontario Centres of excellence (OCE), Israel Science Foundation (ISF), etc.
  17. Reviewer for Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)
  18. Publicity chair, 24th Queen's Biennial Symposium on Communications (QBSC 2008), Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  19. Engineer-in-Residence volunteer, EIR program of PEO of Canada and Ministry of Research and Innovation Ontario (2007-2008)
  20. Associate Editor for the IEEE journal: Communications Letters
  21. Award Chair, IEEE Kingston Section, 2007
  22. Vice Chair Membership, IEEE Kingston Section, 2008 and 2010

Contact Information:

Prof. Shahram Yousefi
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Walter Light Hall 422, 19 Union St.
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6
Telephone: (613) 533-2936/2925
Fax: (613) 533-6615
E-mail: s.yousefi [at sign here] queensu . ca