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|Alma mater||Sharif University|
|Occupation||EVP, Head of R&D, Wells Fargo & Executive Chairman of mimik technology|
Siavash Alamouti is most well known for the invention of Alamouti Code . He is the EVP of Innovation R&D at Wells Fargo and the executive chairman of mimik. Prior to that, Siavash Alamouti was the President and CEO of the edge cloud software company mimik.
Today, he holds dual citizenship of Canada and USA.
Prior to Intel, he was the Director of R&D and before his departure, the CTO of the smart antenna WiFi startup called Vivato. While at Vivato, he championed fundamental changes to regulations in the unlicensed band to enable the use of smart antennas for WiFi.
In 1995, he joined McCaw Cellular, now AT&T Wireless as a Senior Scientist where he worked on the physical and MAC layer design of United States’ first commercial OFDM/MIMO system known as Project Angel.
During that project, he invented a 2xN MIMO scheme which today is referred to by some as the “Alamouti Code” and has been adopted in various wireless standards including WiFi and LTE and is included in billions of wireless devices. Alamouti’s 1998 paper in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications was by IEEE Communication Society for publication in, “The Best of the Best: Fifty Years of Communications and Networking Research.”
In 2001, AT&T Wireless Services Inc was assigned a patent citing Alamouti and Tarokh as co-inventors of Transmitter diversity technique for wireless communications .
In 1999, Tarokh, Jafarkhani, and Calderbank, published a paper, categorized the Alamouti Code as a Space-Time Block code, and generalized the code to more transmit antennas.
In 2013, Alamouti, Tarokh and Jafarkhani, received an award for the invention of Space-time-Block codes.
Alamouti, received B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1989 and 1992 respectively.
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