Ashkan Ashrafi was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1969. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronics engineering from K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, and the M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama, Huntsville, in 1991, 1995, 2003, and 2006, respectively (all with honors). He served as a Faculty Member and Associate Chair of Electrical Engineering at Azad University, Tehran Central Branch, Tehran, Iran from 1997 to 2001. He also served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Alabama in Huntsville from 2006 to 2007. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of San Diego State University, San Diego, CA where he is the Director of Real-Time DSP and FPGA Development Labratory. His research interests are digital signal processing, direct digital frequency synthesizers, biomedical signal processing. Dr. Ashrafi is the recipient of Outstanding Faculty Award from Department of ECE, San Diego State University in 2012 an 2013. He is also the recipient of the 2005 Iliana Martin Chittur Outstanding Graduate Student Award and the 2005 National Engineer’s Week Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the College of Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has published more than 30 technical papers in well-known journals and conferences.
Biography Updated on 11 June 2013