Siavash Alamouti

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Siavash Alamouti

Siavash Alamouti (Persian: سیاوش الموتی‎) is an Iranian-American engineer known for the invention of Alamouti space–time block code,[1] patented jointly with Vahid Tarokh.[2] He is the CEO at the Canadian company Mimik[3] (formerly known as Disternet).

Alamouti received the B.S. and the M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, in 1989 and 1991, respectively.[citation needed]

He was the Group R&D Director at Vodafone Group in London, UK. Before that he was an Intel Fellow and the Chief Technology Officer of its Mobile Wireless Group. He was also known as the technical champion of Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e) and WiGig (IEEE 802.11ad) technologies.[citation needed]

Prior to working at Intel Alamouti's career included roles at Vivato, Cadence Design Systems, AT&T Wireless Services and MPR Teltech Ltd.[citation needed]

Alamouti holds several patents in the areas of wireless communication applications and wireless systems design and close to 20,000 citations for his scientific contributions .[citation needed]


  1. ^ S.M. Alamouti (October 1998). "A simple transmit diversity technique for wireless communications" (PDF). IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 16 (8): 1451&ndash, 1458. doi:10.1109/49.730453.
  2. ^ Siavash Alamouti and Vahid Tarokh. "United States Patent No. 6,185,258". United States Patent and Trademark Office. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
  3. ^ "Mimik".