Dr. Ali Abedi

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Dr. Ali Abedi
,
BSEE, MSEE, PhD ECE

Associate Professor and Director, UMaine

Senior Member IEEE, M’IET, ARRL VE

R1 Director
-
Elect
Candidate


ME* Section

IEEE R1 Board of Governors Meeting


Aug 24, 2013
-

Providence, RI

* ME: Maine

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Balanced Work Experience

Government:


Guest Researcher, Computer Security Div, National Inst. Of Standards and Technology


Chaired Proposal Review Panels at National Science Foundation


Managed several projects for NASA, US Army, National Guard, FEMA, …


Consultant for
Gov

agencies and advised Senators and Representatives (State/Federal)

Industry:


Project Engineer, TEC Consultants
1
, 1997
-
2000


Project Manager, ISC Corporation
1
, 1999
-
2000


Co
-
founder, President/CTO, Activas
-
Diagnostics
2
, 2009
-
Present


VP of Technology and Board of Directors member,
Beyran

Inc
4
, 2012
-
Present


Co
-
founder and Board member,
Navindor

LLC
4
, 2012
-
Present

Academia:


Adjunct Professor, ECE Dept, Queens’ University
3
, 2004
-
5


Assistant Professor, ECE Dept, UMaine
2
, 2005
-
11


Associate Professor, ECE Dept, UMaine
2
, 2011
-
Present


Visiting Professor, ECE Dept, Univ. of Maryland


College Park
4
, 2012


Director, Center for Undergraduate Research
2
, 2013
-
Present

1.
Tehran
,
Iran 2. Orono, ME, USA 3. Kingston, ON, Canada 4. MD, USA

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IEEE Related Experience
-

MGA

IEEE COMMITTEES:


Volunteer Leadership Training (VOLT) team, 2013


Center
for Leadership Excellence
(CLE),2012
-
13


Ad
hoc Conferences
Committee (Tiger Team),
2012


Ad
hoc Member Benefits
Committee, 2012

REGIONS 1, 7, and 8
:


Region
-
1 Student
Conference General Chair
,
2006


Region
-
1 Board of Governors Member,
2008 (attend 17
BoG
)


Region
-
1 Chapters Coordinator, 2009
-
11


Region
-
1 Student Paper Contest Chair,
2012


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IEEE Related Experience
-

Local

SECTIONS/CHAPTERS:


Maine Section,
Chair
(2008),
Vice Chair
(2007),
Secretary (2005
-
6
),
Student Activities
Chair (2011)


COM/CS Founding Chapter Chair
(
2005
-
7, 2013), Vice
Chair
(2010
-
12), Treasurer/Webmaster (
2005
-
13)


IEEE
R7, KW
Section, Waterloo, ON, Canada, IT
Chapter
Distinguished Visitor
Prog

Chair,
2002
-
4


IEEE R8, Iran Section, Student chapter volunteer

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IEEE Related Experience
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Technical

Editorial Board Member


AE
1

IEEE/KICS Journal of Communications and Networks


AE IET Wireless Sensor Systems Journal,


GE
2

IEEE
Sensors Journal
and IEEE/KICS Special Issues,


Editorial board of High Frequency Electronics Magazine.

Reviewer


IEEE Trans. on Communications,
IEEE
Trans. on Information
Theory, IEEE
Communications Letters,
IEEE
Sensors
Journal,
IEEE
Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic Systems,
and several IET and ACM Journals.

1 Associate Editor 2 Guest Editor

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Conferences

Tutorials
Co
-
Chair:

IEEE
VTC
2015,
Boston,
MA

Prog
. Co
-
Chair
: Int'l Workshop on WSN, 2012 and 2013, Korea


General Co
-
Chair
:


IEEE Int’l Conference on Wireless
for Space and Extreme
Environments,
2013, Baltimore
,
MD


IEEE Northeast Industry Day, Sep 2010, NH


IEEE Int'l Fly By Wireless
Conf
, Aug 2010,
ME

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Technical Program Committees

SSP'13 (Baltimore), WOCC'13 (
China
), WiNMee'13
(
Japan
), WSS'13 (Baltimore), ICC'14 (
Australia
) and 2013
(Hungary), ICNC'13
(San Diego, CA), WINSYS 2012 (
Rome
,
Italy), ICACCI 2012 (
India
), ICNC 2012 (Hawaii), ICEED
2011 (
Malaysia
), ACC 2011 (India), IEEE FBW 2011
(
Canada
),
IEEE
Globecom

2012 (Anaheim, CA), 2011
(Houston), IEEE CCECE 2012 and 2011 (Canada), IEEE
WCNC 2010 (
Australia
), IEEE QBSC 2012, 2010, 2008
(Canada), IEEE/ACM IWCMC 2009 (
Germany
), IEEE GCC
2009 (
Kuwait
), IEEE CWIT 2011, 2009 (Canada), IEEE WTS
2009 (
Czech Republic
), IEEE VTC 2015 (MA), 2009
(
Alaska
), World Academy of Science ICWN 2008, 2009,
2010, 2011, 2012 (Las Vegas
)

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Major Accomplishments


Organized Regional
industry
day
in 2010,
student conference
(2006) and
international research
conferences
with
new model,
record attendance,
within
budget,
and with high
quality.


Founder
of Maine COM/CS Chapter, WIE and GOLD AG.


Published
over
70 proceedings,
journal

articles, and 3

books.


Received best paper awards (both Conference and journal).


Invited talks
at Stanford, MIT, Cornell, GMU, LMCO, NASA JSC
(TX) and GSFC (MD), INRIA (France),
UofT

(Canada), and several
conferences (e.g. Sensors 2013 and ICNC 2014).


Received
over
$5M research
awards
and managed 21 private,
federal and state funded projects in
the past
8 years.

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Position Statement


Worked at both academic and industry sector


Served IEEE in both technical and regional
levels



Member retention is my high priority


Focus on members' and volunteers' needs equally


Emphasize on high
quality theoretical
AND

practical
publications



Rethink the way local chapters used to provide value


Efficiently manage the IEEE budget to the advantage of
members

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WHY




WHAT





HOW

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