Dr. Mohammad Asghari is a Recipient of the 2014 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Scholar Award
Dr. Mohammad Asghari from Professor Bahram Jalali’s Laboratory has won the 2014 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Scholar Award. Dr. Asghari was recognized for “Development of a categorically new approach to data compression and one that outperforms Standards such as JPEG and JPEG 2000, as well as the first demonstration of optical real-time data compression.” With the quantity of data growing exponentially, new approaches to data compression are urgently needed. UCLA’s new compression technology is a new and powerful solution to the big data problem.
Dr. Asghari received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from INRS-University of Quebec in Canada. In 2011, he joined Prof. Jalali’s research team at UCLA and since has been making his mark in the fields of photonics, signal processing and data sciences.