I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). My research supervisors are Professor Dina Katabi at CSAIL and Professor Anantha Chandrakasan at MTL. I received my Master's degree from MIT under the supervision of Professor Vladimir Stojanovic and my Bachelor's degree from Carleton University, Canada.

I develop wireless networks and systems for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. My graduate studies have been supported by NSERC and Merrill Lynch Fellowships.


I am on the academic job market:   CV    Research Statement    Teaching Statement



Publications


Enabling High-Quality Untethered Virtual Reality
O. Abari, D. Bharadia, A. Duffield and D. Katabi
NSDI'17: USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, Boston USA, March 2017

Millimeter Wave Communications: from Point-to-Point Links to Agile Network Connections
O. Abari, H. Hassanieh, M. Rodriguez and D. Katabi
HotNets'16: ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, Atlanta USA, Nov 2016
[PAPER]

Cutting the Cord in Virtual Reality
O. Abari, D. Bharadia, A. Duffield and D. Katabi
HotNets'16: ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, Atlanta USA, Nov 2016
[PAPER]

Poster: A Millimeter Wave Software Defined Radio Platform with Phased Arrays
O. Abari, H. Hassanieh, M. Rodriguez and D. Katabi
MobiCom'16: ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, NewYork USA, Oct 2016
(ACM Student Research Competition Winner)
[PAPER] [POSTER]

Caraoke: An E-Toll Transponder Network for Smart Cities
O. Abari, D. Vasisht, D. Katabi and A. Chandrakasan
SIGCOMM'15: ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication, London UK, August 2015
[PAPER] [SLIDES]

AirShare: Distributed Coherent Transmission Made Seamless
O. Abari, H. Rahul, D. Katabi and M. Pant
INFOCOM'15: IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, Hong Kong, April 2015
[PAPER] [SLIDES]

Poster: Clock Synchronization for Distributed Wireless Protocols at the Physical Layer
O. Abari, H. Rahul and D. Katabi
MobiCom'14: ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, Maui USA, Sept 2014
(ACM Student Research Competition Winner)
[PAPER] [POSTER]

High-Throughput Implementation of a Million-Point Sparse Fourier Transform
A. Agarwal, H. Hassanieh, O. Abari, E. Hamed, D. Katabi and Arvind
FPL'14: International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, Munich Germany, Sept 2014
[PAPER]

GHz-Wide Sensing and Decoding Using the Sparse Fourier Transform
H. Hassanieh , L. Shi, O. Abari, E. Hamed and D. Katabi
INFOCOM'14: IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, Toronto Canada, April 2014
[PAPER]

A 0.75 Million-Point Fourier Transform Chip for Frequency-Sparse Signals
O. Abari, E. Hamed, H. Hassanieh, A. Agarwal, D. Katabi, A. Chandrakasan and V. Stojanovic
ISSCC'14: IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, San Francisco USA, Feb 2014
[PAPER]

Why Analog-to-Information Converters Suffer in High-Bandwidth Sparse Signal Applications
O. Abari, F. Lim, F. Chen and V. Stojanovic
TCAS'13: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol.60, no.9, Sept 2013
[PAPER]

Energy Aware Design of Compressed Sensing Systems for Wireless Sensors under Performance and Reliability Constraints
F. Chen, F. Lim, O. Abari, A. Chandrakasan and V. Stojanovic
TCAS'13: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol.60, no.3, March 2013
[PAPER]

Performance Trade-offs and Design Limitations of Analog-To-Information Converter Front-Ends
O. Abari, F. Chen, F. Lim and V. Stojanovic
ICASSP'12: IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Kyoto Japan, March 2012
[PAPER]

Application of Sensor Networks in a Smart Apartment
O. Abari, F. Alaca, J. Green and R. Goubran
CMBES'10: Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference, Vancouver Canada, June 2010
[PAPER]

Comparative Study of Passive and Active Correlators for UWB Impulse Radio
A. Liao, O. Abari and C. Plett
NEWCAS'10: IEEE International NEWCAS Conference, Montreal Canada, June 2010
[PAPER]

A Differential 5th Derivative Gaussian Pulse Generator for UWB Transceivers
O. Abari and C. Plett
ISCAS'10: IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Paris France, May 2010
[PAPER]


Awards

2016: ACM MobiCom Student Research Competition (SRC) Winner-First Place
2016: Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Finalist
2015: ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) Grand Finals Winner-Third Place
2014: ACM MobiCom Student Research Competition (SRC) Winner-First Place
2013: NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (changed to PGS-D)
2012: Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Finalist
2012: Microsystems Annual Research Conference Best Presentation Award
2011: Merrill Lynch Fellowship
2010: Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement
2010: NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (changed to PGS-M)
2010: NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
2010: Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education Scholarship
2009: NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
2009: Hyman Soloway Scholarship
2009: Ahluwalia Scholarship
2008: NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
2008: Sprott Scholarship
2008: David C. Coll Scholarship in Communications Engineering
2007-2010: Dean's Honour List, Carleton University
NSERC: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada



Press

Wired: MIT's Brilliant Trick to Make VR Go Wireless
IEEE Spectrum: Programmable Millimeter-wave Mirror Makes VR Wireless
Yahoo News, Popular Mechanics: New Blazing-Fast Wireless Tech Could Mean Cordless VR
The Inquirer: MIT's New MoVR Tech Cuts the Cord on Virtual Reality Headsets
Nature World News: Millimeter Wave, Scientists Work on Tech Faster than Wi-Fi for Virtual Reality
Engadget: MIT is Trying to Crack Wireless VR, too
New Scientist: How High-End Virtual Reality Headsets Could Lose the Cables
MIT News: Enabling Wireless Virtual Reality
Techcrunch: MIT's New MoVR System Makes Wireless VR Possible with any Headset
MIT News: Toward Practical Compressed Sensing
Phys.org: Vagaries of Real-world Circuitry Affect Performance of Promising New Technique in Signal Processing and Imaging