Behnaam Aazhang received his B.S. (with highest honors), M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1981, 1983, and 1986, respectively. From 1981 to 1985, he was a Research Assistant in the Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois. In August 1985, he joined the faculty of Rice University, Houston, Texas, where he is now the J. S. Abercrombie Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of Center for Multimedia Communications. His research interests are in the areas of communication theory, information theory, and their applications with emphasis on multiple access communications, cellular mobile radio communications, and optical communication networks. Dr. Aazhang is a Fellow of IEEE, a recipient of the Alcoa Foundation Award 1993, the NSF Engineering Initiation Award 19871989, and the IBM Graduate Fellowship 19841985, and is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. He is currently serving on Houston Mayor's Commission on Cellular Towers.
Biography Updated on 8 March 2002