Daneshrad is an Associate Professor with the Electrical Engineering Dept. at
the University of California, Los
Angeles (UCLA). His research interests include
experimental wireless communication systems and VLSI ASICs for wireless data
communications. He obtained the BEng. and MEng. degrees with emphasis in
Communications from McGill
University, in 1986 and
1988 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from UCLA in 1993 with emphasis in
Integrated Circuits and Systems. His research interests are cross
disciplinary in nature and deal with addressing practical issues associated
with the realization of advanced wireless systems. His current research is
focused on MIMO wireless communications and the delivery of Gbps links in the
unlicensed bands. He is the recipient of the best paper award at PADS 2004,
and was awarded first prize in the DAC 2003 design contest. He is also the
beneficiary of the Endowment for “UCLA-Industry Partnership for Wireless
Communications and Integrated Systems”, and the 2005 Okawa Foundation prize.
In Jan. 2001 he
co-founded Innovics Wireless a company focused on developing mobile terminal
antenna diversity solutions for the cellular industry. From 1993 to 1996 he
was a member of technical staff with the Wireless Communications Systems
Research Dept. of AT&T Bell Laboratories where he was involved in the design
and implementation of systems for high-speed wireless packet communications.
He has also served as a consultant with a number of companies focused on
digital VLSI ASIC design and communication system design.