Shirin Saeedi Bidokhti

I am a research assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at University of Pennsylvania. I received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer and Communication Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). Before joining UPenn in 2017, I was a postdoctoral fellow with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University (2015-2017) and the Institute for Communications Engineering at Technical University of Munich (2013-2015). I have also held visiting researcher positions at Pennsylvania State University (spring 2017), ETH Zurich (summer 2016), and University of California at Los Angeles (Winter 2011).

The primary focus of my research is on pushing the limits of IoT networks in performance capabilities such as delay and throughput both fundamentally and in conjunction with the existing practical constraints on devices' storage, energy, and computational power. My research uses tools from information theory, probabilistic methods, queueing theory, network control, network coding, optimization, and algorithms.


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Phone :215-573-2225