Principle Investigator:

  Mai Vu, vu_img Associate Professor 
  Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Tufts University

  Contact:

207 Halligan Hall
161 College Ave, Medford MA 02155
Tel: 617-627-6412
Fax: 617-627-3220
maivu at ece.tufts.edu

Mai Vu received a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, after having an MSE degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Melbourne and a bachelor degree in Computer Systems Engineering from RMIT, Australia. Between 2006-2008, she worked as a lecturer and researcher at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University. During 2009-2012, she was an assistant professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University. Since January 2013, she has been an associate professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts University.

Dr. Vu conducts research in the general areas of wireless systems, signal processing, and networked communications. She has published extensively in the areas of cooperative and cognitive communications, relay networks, MIMO capacity and precoding, and energy-efficient communications.  Dr. Vu has served on the technical program committee of numerous IEEE conferences and is currently an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. She is a senior member of the IEEE.

Graduate Students:

PhD students

2Hussain ElKotby,
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Tufts University

Contact:

4028
196 Boston Ave, Medford MA 02155
Tel: (781) 526-9301
Hussain.Elkotby at Tufts.edu

Hussain E. Elkotby received his B.Sc. with honors from Suez Canal University, and M.Sc. from Port Said University, Egypt, in Electrical Engineering in 2009 and 2013, respectively. During 2010 – 2013, he held the position of a Teaching Assistant (TA) in the department of Electrical Engineering at Port Said University and a Research Assistant (RA) in the department of Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering at Cairo University, as one of the members in the 4G++ research project. Since January 2013, he has been an assistant lecturer in the department of Electrical Engineering at Port Said University, Egypt. Additionally, he has been a Research Assistant in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts University since September 2013. His main research interests are in the general area of wireless communications with emphasis on cooperative communications, direct Device-to-Device (D2D) communications, Interference Alignment (IA), and capacity boosting strategies in wireless cellular heterogeneous networks.

 

Lisa_Pinals_HighResLisa Pinals,
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Tufts University

Contact:

4028
196 Boston Ave, Medford MA 02155
Tel: (978) 604-5764
Lisa.Pinals at Tufts.edu

Lisa Pinals received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering Summa Cum Laude, with a minor in Economics, from Tufts University in May, 2012.  She earned a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University with research focused on the simulation of optical networks. Currently Lisa is working towards her Ph.D. at Tufts University, pursuing research in cooperative wireless communications. She is funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, as well as the IEEE Life Member Graduate Study Fellowship.

 

2Mohammad Karimzadeh,
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Tufts University

Contact:

4028
196 Boston Ave, Medford MA 02155
Mohammad.Karimzadeh at Tufts.edu

Mohammad Karimzadeh received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering – Electronics at the Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) in 2011 and was marked as “Excellent Student” for four semesters. He received his M.Sc. at the University of Tehran (UT) in Electrical Engineering – Communication Systems in 2013 and was among the top 10% of M.Sc. electrical engineering students. He was a research assistant (RA) in the last year of his M.Sc. study with focus on wideband spectrum sensing in cognitive radio systems with non-Gaussian noise. After graduation, he worked as a research engineer in UT for two years. Currently Mohammad is a Ph.D. student and RA at Tufts University. He is also funded by the Tufts University School of Engineering (SOE) fellowship program. His research interests are mainly focused on Cognitive Radio (CR) systems and specifically on spectrum sensing within these systems.

 

2Rafia Malik,
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Tufts University

Contact:

4028
196 Boston Ave, Medford MA 02155
Rafia.Malik at Tufts.edu

Rafia Malik received her bachelors in Electrical Engineering with a telecommunications major from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan in 2011. She was a recipient of academic scholarships from NUST and Pakistan Engineering Council throughout the course of her degree. She then worked in radio network optimization and planning in the telecom industry for two years. Rafia received her masters in communications engineering from Durham University as a Commonwealth scholar in 2014. She is a graduate teaching and research assistant in the ECE department at Tufts since September 2015, working towards her PhD in Electrical Engineering. Her research interests include wireless networks and protocols, sensor and mobile ad-hoc networks, communication systems and signal processing.

 

2Alireza Alizadeh,
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Tufts University

Contact:

4028
196 Boston Ave, Medford MA 02155
Alireza.Alizadeh at Tufts.edu

Alireza Alizadeh ‎received his B.Sc‎. ‎degree in Electrical Engineering from Sadjad University of Technology, ‎Mashhad‎, ‎Iran‎, ‎in 2008‎, ‎and his M.Sc‎. ‎degree with honor in Communication Systems from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad‎, ‎Mashhad‎, ‎Iran‎, ‎in 2012‎. ‎He worked in Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) as a network engineer. Alireza received a fellowship from Tufts University, and currently he is a Research Assistant at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts. His research interests are information theory, ‎multi-user MIMO channels and ‎wireless cooperative communications.

Alumni

Name Degree and Year Graduated Current Position
Fanny Parzysz PhD, June 2015, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal. Postdoctoral researcher at University of Barcelona.
Ahmad Abu Al Haija PhD, May 2015, McGill University. Postdoctoral researcher at University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
Yao Tang MEng, Oct. 2013, McGill University. Software Engineer at Raw.
Peng Zhong MEng, Aug. 2012, McGill University. Software Developer at IBM, Canada.
Zhuohua Wu MEng, Aug. 2012, McGill University. Senior Software developer at Royal Bank of Canada.