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Kamran Kiasaleh
Professor-Electrical Engineering
Office MailstopMail Box: EC33, ECSN 3.528, Room No.: ECSN 4.302 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 972-883-2990    URL Profile Website    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Southern California1986
 M.S. Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Southern California1982
 B.S. Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Southern California1981
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Research Areas
Software-Define Radios
Cognitive Radios
RF and Optical Wave Interaction with Biological Systems
Free Space Optical Communication Systems
Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
Novel Multiple Access Schemes for Wireless Communications
Channel Estimation and Synchronization for Wireless Channels
Network Synchronization      
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D. Cao, A. Modiri, G. Sureka, K. Kiasaleh, "DSP Implementation of the Particle Swarm and Genetic Algorithms for Real-Time Design of Thinned Array Antennas," IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 11, 2012.
Modiri and K. Kiasaleh, "Modification of Real-Number and Binary PSO Algorithms for Accelerated Convergence," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 214-224, 2011.
Modiri and K. Kiasaleh, "Efficient Design of Microscript Antennas for SDR Applications Using Modified PSO Algorithm," IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 1278-1281, 2011.
Ali Montazeri, Allen Web, and Kamran Kiasaleh, "Low-Power Spectral-Line Clock Recovery Algorithm for SDR Applications, IEEE Transactions on Circuit and Systems II, vol. 58, no. 11, pp. 773-777, 2011.
M. Abaz and K. Kiasaleh, "Erratum to "Performance of APD-Based, PPM Free-Space Optical Communication Systems in Atmospheric Turbulence," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 59, no. 9, pp. 2638-2639, 2011.
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
12/1996-12/1997Senior Communications Engineer Digital Signal Processing R&D Center"Texas Instruments, Inc"
09/2006-PresentAssociate Department HeadDepartment of Electrical Engineering University of Texas at Dallas
09/1999-09/2000Full Professor Department of Electrical Engineering University of Texas at Dallas
09/1998-06/1999Communications Engineer/Scientist  Jet Propulsion Laboratory
09/1992-09/1999Associate Professor Department of Electrical Engineering University of Texas at Dallas
09/1986-01/1987Lecturer  San Francisco State University
06/1992-09/1992Communications Engineer/Scientist  Jet Propulsion Laboratory
06/1987-09/1992Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Electrical Engineering University of Texas at Dallas
05/1986-01/1987Communications Engineer  Teknekron Communication Systems
01/2003-06/2004Full Professor Department of Electrical Engineering  
01/1987-06/1987Lecturer  University of Southern California
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 Additional Information
NASA Group Achievement Award in 1993 for contribution to the success of Galileo Optical Experiment (GOPEX) demonstration (first successful demonstration of an optical communications link between a ground-based transmitter and a deep-space vehicle) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Invited Talks

"Time transfer technique for global positioning in master-slave systems," presented at The Center for Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, Oct. 1987.

"Galileo Optical Experiment," Laser and Electro-Optical Society (LEOS) Meeting, The University at Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, Jan. 13, 1993.

"On the Statistics of Signal Intensity in Free-Space Optical Communications System Impaired by Pointing Jitter and Turbulence," IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTTS) Chapter Meeting, Hewlette Packard, Richardson, TX , Dec. 1994.

"Spectral Efficiency: A Key Performance Measure in Wireless  Communications," IEEE/ACM Computer Society Meeting, Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas, TX, Oct. 1996.

Kiasaleh, A Robust Multi-hop Virtual topology for WDM Communications in the Presence of Link Failures, DIMACS Workshop on Network Switching, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, July 7-9, 1997.

Kiasaleh, T-PPM: A novel modulation scheme for Optical PPM Communications Systems Impaired by Pulse width Inaccuracies, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Aug. 3, 1998.        

  • Channel-aided, decision-directed delay-locked loop (USPTO:6,373,862)
  • Synchronization and clock recovery (USPTO:6,324,234)
  • Interferometric, self-homodyne optical receiver and method and optical transmission system incorporating same (USPTO:5,319,438)
  • A low complexity CDMA receiver (pending, with Mahant Shett)

Grants Awarded
  • A Software-Defined Emergency Radio Kamran Kiasaleh (PI), Poras Balsara (Co-PI), Dinesh Bhatia (Co-PI) National Institute of Justice, $250,000, (2007-2008) Percentage of time 18%
  • Multiple Layer Overlay (MLO) Modulation/Multiple Access Kamran Kiasaleh (PI) Texas Emerging Technology Fund RCIC, $338,287, (2007-2008) Percentage of time 9%

Funded Projects
  • "A Software-Defined Emergency Radio," National Institute of Justice, $245,705 (requested), $250,000 (granted for the second year), start date: Sep. 2007, 12 months. PI: Kamran Kiasaleh, Co-PI: Poras Balsara and Dinesh Bhatai. Percentage of time 18%.
  • "Multiple Layer Overlay (MLO) Modulation/Multiple Access," Texas Emerging Technology Fund RCIC, $338,287, start date: August 2007, duration: 6 months. Percentage of time 9%

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