Research Interest

Wireless Health & Biomedical Devices,  Embedded & Reconfigurable Systems,
Design and Analysis of Algoritms &  Data Analytics.


Research Projects (Sample)

  •      WANDA: Remote Health Monitoring (for Congestive Heart Failure and Diabetes patients)
  •     Exergaming: Active gaming (“next generation†of Wii / Kinekt)
  •     Hermes: Imbalance Detection based on smart shoes.  
  •     Co-PI in a UCLA-led consortium of five University of California medical schools, plus Cedars–Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, has received $9.9 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to research the use of wireless and telephone care management to reduce hospital readmissions for (about) 1500 heart failure patients.


Professional Activities (samples)

  • Co-founder of Wireless Health Conference, 2010.
  • Co-founder, MediSens Wireless, founded September 2006. 
  • Co-founder, Hierarchical Design, Inc., 2001. Was acquired by Xilinx in 2004.
  • Main architect, Monterey Design Systems, Was acquired by Synopsys in 2004.



  • M. Sarrafzadeh and C. K. Wong, An Introduction to VLSI Physical Design McGraw Hill, 1996 (authored book). 
  • M. Sarrafzadeh and D. T. Lee, Algorithmic Aspects of VLSI Layout, Lecture Notes Series on Computing, World Scientific; 1993 (edited book)
  • M. Sarrafzadeh, M. Wang, X. Yang, Modern Placement Techniques, Kluwer, 2002 (authored book).
  • R. Kastner, A.Kaplan, M. Sarrafzadeh, Synthesis, Reconfigurable Systems, Kluwer, 2003 (authored book).


Student Awards

Many former / current PhD students of our group have received major  awards. For example, Edward K. Rice Outstanding Doctoral Student award is given annually to only ONE PhD student in the entire engineering school at UCLA.  In the past few years my students have received this award three times. These students are:

·         Foad Dabiri, 2008   ·         Mahsan Rofouie, 2012    ·         Navid Amini, 2013



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Wireless Health

A large research community and a fast-growing industry is beginning to connect medical care with technology developers, vendors of wireless and sensing hardware systems, network service providers, and enterprise data management communities. Wearable devices focusing on personal health, rehabilitation, and early disease detection are now being developed and some early products have appeared. New Wireless Health services will support large communities. For example, ubiquitous personal wireless devices also enable participation and development of collective results from large populations.



The WANDA wireless health technology leverages sensor technology, wireless communication and analytics to monitor heart failure and diabetes patients to provide tailored guidance. Patients who have cardiovascular system disorders can measure their weight, blood pressure, activity levels, and other vital signs in a real-time automated fashion.