Omid Abari
Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Office: ENG VI - Room 497B

Short Bio:

I am an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where I lead Intelligent Connectivity (ICON) research group. I received my PhD in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2018. My research supervisors were Professor Dina Katabi and Professor Anantha Chandrakasan. I received my Master's degree from MIT and my Bachelor's degree from Carleton University, Canada.

Research Interests:

My research interests are in all aspects of Internet of Things (IoT) networks and systems, from the physical layer to the application layer. My research group develops software-hardware systems that deliver ubiquitous sensing, efficient computing, and wireless communication at scale. We borrow techniques from diverse areas including computer networks, machine learning, signal processing, hardware design, RF circuits, and HCI. Our current research projects mainly focus on "mmWave networks for IoT" and "ubiquitous sensing with RFID".


2023: NSF CAREER Award
2022: UCLA Society of Hellman Fellows Award
2017: ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) Grand Finals Winner
2016: ACM MobiCom Student Research Competition Winner, Gold Medal
2016: Boston Is The Smartest City (BITS) Competition Winner
2015: ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) Grand Finals Winner
2014: ACM MobiCom Student Research Competition Winner, Gold Medal
2013: NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship
2011: Merrill Lynch Fellowship
2010: Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Current Group Members (PhD Students and Postdocs):

Haofan Lu
Haochen Zhao
Christopher Vattheuer
Jian-Tiang Ko

Alumni (PhD Students and Postdocs):

Tianxiang Li
Antony Irudayaraj
Mohammad Mazaheri
Ju Wang
Ali Abedi