Dr. Yousefi'zadeh completed his undergraduate studies
in Electrical Engineering
at Sharif University of Technology
the top rank technical university of Iran in 1989.
Subsequently, he was ranked fifth in the nationwide graduate
entrance exam of the Iranian universities in Electrical Engineering,
In 1991, he started his graduate studies
in Electrical Engineering at the
Amirkabir University of Technology where he received an MS
degree with the most honors in 1993.
His MS dissertation was on the analysis and modeling of nonlinear
systems with chaotic behavior.
In the same year, he was ranked first in the
PhD entrance exam of the Electrical Engineering department of
Amirkabir University of Technology.
Later that year, he was admitted to the department of EE-Systems
at the University of Southern
The department of EE-Systems and the graduate school of Engineering at USC
are ranked among the top ten
of the US. He received Engineer and PhD degrees
from the same department in 1995 and 1997, respectively. In 1995, he was ranked first in the PhD screening exam of the department in Control Systems. In 1997, the department nominated him to Phi Kappa Phi honor society. His PhD dissertation was on the modeling of self-similar teletraffic with applications in packet loss reduction and average queuing delay prediction.
Dr. Yousefi'zadeh has more than fifteen years of
academic, hands-on, consulting, technical
management, and business development experience in different
branches of computer engineering, science, and industry.
He has been with the department of
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of University of California, Irvine
since January 2002. His areas of research at UCI have
revolved around the networking and signal processing aspects
of multimedia content distribution over wired/wireless networks,
connectivity of wireless ad-hoc networks,
wireless networks congestion control, intelligent
teletraffic modeling/control, and
statistical/graph theoretical data mining
techniques. Since 2004, he has also been a consulting
scientist at the Boeing company working on wireless ad-hoc networks.
he founded TierFleet, Inc. an infrastructure startup company
offering scalable, high-performance solutions with no single point
of failure for the database back-end tier of multi-tier
architectures. At TierFleet, he was involved with different activities
of a typical startup company ranging from architecting the
solution, leading the R&D team, hands-on programming, market opportunity validation, defining
the product line, defining service strategy, analyst
briefing, end-user interaction, fund raising, and investor
He was with Procom Technology from 1995 to 2001.
He joined Procom as a senior software engineer in September 1995
working on different research projects ranging from Hierarchical
Storage Management (HSM) to intelligent network communications schemes. He was, then, promoted to the principal engineer in charge of the network division of software
engineering. He moved to
product development in early 1998 where he last served as senior
product manager in charge of Network Attached Storage (NAS) line of products, the
NetFORCE filers. Dr. Yousefi'zadeh played a key role in the NAS strategy
of Procom Technology since its early pre-IPO days.
Prior to joining Procom Technology, he was with NEC Electronics America
as a consulting engineer where he developed a distributed
client-server model including the graphical user interface for
the hot line group, with Information Sciences Institute of
University of Southern California as a graduate research assistant
where he worked on the design and implementation of video-teleconferencing project funded by Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA),
and with IDIC as an automation
engineer where he worked on programmed logic controllers. He also
had a number of other software and hardware engineering positions
working on design and assembly programming of embedded systems
utilizing Intel 80x86 family of processors.
He has published
thirty five refereed journal/conference papers, twenty five technical reports associated with his consulting tasks, a book chapter, and is the inventor
of three patents including TierFleet patents on Multi-Tier Computer
Systems. He is a senior member of IEEE and is with the editorial boards of two of its journals.
He has also been with the TPC of various IEEE/ACM conferences and refereed for
seven other IEEE journals. Dr. Yousefi'zadeh represented Procom Technology
in Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) from 1997 to 2001, was
one of the initiators of NAS workgroup
of SNIA, and served as the chairperson of NAS Systems' Management
workgroup from 1999 to 2001. He has participated as the panelist
IDC's European Storage Symposium and Search Storage Online events.
In the past, he has been a member of scientific advisory
board of Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC) at the USC, American Management Association (AMA),
and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
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