Nariman Farvardin : biography
Education and early career
Farvardin was born in Tehran, Iran. He holds bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.Stevens Institute of Technology. . Retrieved 2011-01-18. In 1984, one year after earning his doctorate, he joined the faculty of the University of Maryland's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In 1994, he became Chair of the Department, holding that position for six years before being appointed Dean of the Clark School of Engineering.
In addition, he was made a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, holds seven U.S. patents and has co-authored more than 150 technical papers in industry journals and conference proceedings. His major research interests include information theory, signal compression, and applications of signal compression to speech, image, and video coding for wireless communication networks.
He co-founded a start-up company, Zagros Networks, which developed computer chips for networks. The company shared the same name as a mountain range in Iran where Farvardin was born.Johnston, N. (2003, January 6). Lessons in the Culture of Entrepreneurship. The Washington Post, p. E09. He has been honored with the National Science Foundation's Presidential Young Investigator Award, the George Corcoran Award for Outstanding Contributions to Electrical Engineering Education, and the Invention of the Year Award (Information Sciences) from the University of Maryland. He has cited Claude Shannon as his foremost historical influence.. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
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