Omid Abari

PhD Student

MyLastname@MIT.edu


I am a Ph.D. student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). I am supervised by Professor Dina Katabi and Professor Anantha Chandrakasan. I received my S.M. degree from MIT under the supervision of Professor Vladimir Stojanovic and my B.Eng. degree from Carleton University, Canada.

My main research interests involve the design of energy and spectrum efficient wireless networks and systems.

Awards

2015 : Winner of the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals-Third Place

2014 : MobiCom Student Research Competition Winner-First Place

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 : Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (NSERC-CGSM)-Converted to PGS

2010 : Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Awards

2010 : Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education Scholarship

2009 : Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Award

2009 : Hyman Soloway Scholarship

2009 : Ahluwalia Scholarship

2008 : Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Award

2008 : Sprott Scholarship

2008 : David C. Coll Scholarship in Communications Engineering

2007-2010 : Dean's Honour List, Carleton University

Research Projects

Publications

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


AirShare: Distributed Coherent Transmission Made Seamless
O. Abari, H. Rahul, D. Katabi and M. Pant
IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Hong Kong, April 2015
(Acceptance Rate: ~19%)
[PAPER] [SLIDES]


Poster: clock synchronization for distributed wireless protocols at the physical layer
O. Abari, H. Rahul and D. Katabi
ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), Maui USA, Sept 2014
(SRC First Place 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
International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and applications (FPL), Germany, Sept 2014
(Acceptance Rate: ~23%)
[PAPER]


GHz-Wide Sensing and Decoding Using the Sparse Fourier Transform
H. Hassanieh , L. Shi, O. Abari, E. Hamed and D. Katabi
IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Toronto Canada, April 2014
(Acceptance Rate: ~19%)
[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
IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), San Francisco USA, Feb 2014
(Acceptance Rate: ~30%)
[PAPER]


Why Analog-to-Information Converters Suffer in High-Bandwidth Sparse Signal Applications
O. Abari, F. Lim, F. Chen and V. Stojanovic
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS-I), vol.60, no.9, Sept 2013
(Acceptance Rate: ~25%)
[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
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS-I), vol.60, no.3, March 2013
(Acceptance Rate: ~25%)
[PAPER]


Performance Trade-offs and Design Limitations of Analog-To-Information Converter Front-Ends
O. Abari, F. Chen, F. Lim and V. Stojanovic
IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) , Kyoto, 2012
(Acceptance Rate: ~49%)
[PAPER]


A differential 5th derivative Gaussian pulse generator for UWB transceivers
O. Abari and C. Plett
IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Paris France, May 2010
(Acceptance Rate: ~44%)
[PAPER]


Application of Sensor Networks in a Smart Apartment
O. Abari(Co-Primary), F. Alaca (Co-Primary), J. Green and R. Goubran
Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference (CMBES), Vancouver, June 2010
[PAPER]


Comparative Study of Passive and Active Correlators for UWB Impulse Radio
A. Liao, O. Abari and C. Plett
IEEE International Northeast Workshop on Circuits and Systems (NEWCAS), Montreal, June 2010
(Acceptance Rate: ~52%)
[PAPER]