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Dr. Mohammad Asghari is a Recipient of the 2014 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Scholar Award

Dr. Mohammad Asghari is a Recipient of the 2014 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Scholar Award

2014 Postdoc Award

2014 Postdoc 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. 

Dr. Qingshan Wei received an Honorable Mention award for his research in developing the first mobile phone fluorescence microscope that can detect single viruses and be capable of measuring ionic mercury levels in water samples with detection limit of ~3.5ppb.  His research is a first step in bringing nanotechnology and biomedical testing to the field settings.

Dr. Wei received his PhD degree in Chemistry from Purdue University and is currently a postdoctoral scholar in the Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering Departments under the mentorship of Professor Aydogan Ozcan.

 

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