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Azadeh Faridi
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Department of Information and
Communication Technologies
Roc Boronat, 138
08018 Barcelona, Spain

Office: 55.216
Tel: (+34) 93 542 1858
Fax: (+34) 93 542 2517

Biography Publications Teaching Community Work Other Activities


I received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Maryland, College Park, under the supervision of Professor Anthony Ephremides, in 2007. Since September 2007, I have been with the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, first as a visiting professor and then, since September 2012, as a post-doctoral researcher. My research is mainly focused on Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols for wireless sensor networks, as well as cross-layer optimization for applications with hard delay constraints.




Book Chapters

  • M.R. Palattella, A. Faridi, G. Boggia, P. Camarda, L.A. Grieco, M. Dohler and A. Lozano, ``Performance Analysis of IEEE 802.15.4 MAC,'' in C. Wang, T. Jiang, Q. Zhang (Edts), ZigBee Network Protocols and Applications, Auerbach Publications, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, June 2012.
  • A. Faridi, K. Sayrafian-Pour, M. Alasti and A. Ephremides, ``Source Coding and Parallel Routing,'' Advances in Network Information Theory, DIMACS Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, Piush Gupta, Gerhard Kramer, Adriaan J. van Wijngaarden (eds.), Vol. 66, pp. 3-24, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 2004


  • L. Sanabria-Russo, J. Barcelo, A, Faridi and B. Bellalta, ``WLANs Throughput Improvement with CSMA/ECA,'' Demo at IEEE INFOCOM 2014, April 2014.
  • L. Sanabria-Russo, A. Faridi, B. Bellalta, J. Barcelo, M. Oliver, ``Future Evolution of CSMA Protocols for the IEEE 802.11 Standard,'' IEEE ICC'13 - Workshop Telecom R2S, Budapest, Hungary, June 2013.
  • I. Thibault, A. Faridi, G. E. Corazza, A. Vanelli-Coralli and A. Lozano, ``Successive Deterministic Distributed Beamforming,'' IEEE ICC'13 AHSN, Budapest, Hungary, June 2013.

Ph.D. Dissertation



Signals and Systems, 2010 - present

A course on digital signal processing for second year undergraduate students.

Since Fall 2010, I have been teaching this course together with Xavier Serra and Vicent Caselles. As our main reference, we are using Signal Processing First by J. H. McClellan, R. W. Schafer, and M. A. Yoder.

Deployment of Telecommunications Infrastructures, 2008 - 2012

A Project Based Learning module for fourth year undergraduate students to put in practice the material learned in different courses in communication theory. The course no longer exists in the new Bologna program. It consisted of building a system simulator loosely based on the IEEE 802.16 WiMAX wireless standard.

I was in charge of teaching an introduction to Octave/Matlab, as well as reviewing the Signal Processing background required for the project.

Data Transmission II, 2008 - 2010

An introductory course in cryptography and network security for second year undergraduate students. The course no longer exists in the new Bologna program.

I taught this course for three years starting in the second trimester of the 2007-2008 academic year. The main reference I used was Cryptography and Network Security by William Stallings. The last version of my syllabus for the course is available here (pdf).


Community Work

UPF-DTIC Weekly Research Seminars Coordinator, 2008 - present

Since the fall trimester of 2008, I have been the coordinator for the weekly research seminars in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at UPF. These seminars are open to public, but also constitute a course for Master's and PhD students of the department. The talks are given either by the faculty or the graduate students whithin the department, or by speakers from outside the university who are invited by different research groups of the department.

If you would like to schedule talks or to arrange accomodations for an invited speaker, please send me an email.

Technical Program/Organizing Committee Member of

  • ICC 2013: IEEE International Conference on Communications (TPC and Session Chair)
  • PIMRC 2011: 22nd IEEE Intl. Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (TPC)
  • MACOM 2011: 4th International Workshop on Multiple Access Communications (TPC)
  • SNOW 2011: 2nd Nordic Workshop on System and Network Optimization for Wireless (TPC)
  • WONS 2010: The Seventh International Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services (TPC)
  • VTC 2009: The 69th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (TPC)
  • WONS 2009: The Sixth International Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services (TPC)

Reviwer for

  • Journals: IEEE Communication Letters, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT), IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (JWCN), Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies


Other Activities

Coral Sant Jordi: Since fall 2008, I have been singing in Coral Sant Jordi, under the direction of Lluís Vila i Casañas.

UMD Chorus: From 2003-2006, I was a member of The Maryland Chorus, under the direction of Edward Maclary.