Siavash Alamouti

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Siavash Alamouti
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CitizenshipUSA, Canada
Alma materSharif University
OccupationEVP, Head of R&D, Wells Fargo & Executive Chairman of mimik technology

Siavash Alamouti is most well known for the invention of Alamouti Code [1]. 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[2].

Early life[edit]

Siavash Alamouti was born in 1962 in Tehran, Iran, and attended Sharif University[3] in 1980 for one year and was expelled after the cultural revolution.

Today, he holds dual citizenship of Canada and USA[4].


Prior to mimik, Siavash Alamouti was the Group R&D Director at Vodafone Group [5][6]

Prior to Vodafone, he was an Intel Fellow and the CTO of Mobile Wireless Group at Intel. Alamouti its technology champion for Mobile WiMAX[7][8]

Prior to Intel, he was the Director of R&D and before his departure, the CTO of the smart antenna WiFi startup called Vivato[citation needed]. While at Vivato, he championed fundamental changes to regulations in the unlicensed band to enable the use of smart antennas for WiFi[9].

He started his professional career at MPR Teltech in Vancouver[10] where he worked on early mobile data protocols including CDPD.

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[citation needed] commercial OFDM/MIMO system known as Project Angel[11][12].

During that project, he invented a 2xN MIMO scheme which today is referred to by some as the “Alamouti Code”[13] and has been adopted in various wireless standards including WiFi and LTE and is included in billions of wireless devices[citation needed]. Alamouti’s 1998 paper in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications[14] 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 [15].

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[16].

Alamouti, received B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1989 and 1992 respectively[17].


  1. ^ "MIMO Space-Time Block Coding and Alamouti Codes".
  2. ^ "mimik technology announces the appointment of new President and CEO".
  3. ^ "Sharif University of Technology".
  4. ^ "Siavash Alamouti on How Technology Can Empower the Oppressed".
  5. ^ "Vodafone Appoints Siavash Alamouti as Group Research and Development Director".
  6. ^ Memarian, Jahandad (7 March 2018). "Siavash Alamouti on How Technology Can Empower the Oppressed". Medium.
  7. ^ "HSPA no threat to WiMAX, says Intel".
  8. ^ "3G Vs 4G: Intel pushes for WiMAX".
  9. ^ National Research Council; Computer Science and Telecommunications Board; Committee on Wireless Technology Prospects and Policy Options (17 May 2004). Summary of a Forum on Spectrum Management Policy Reform. National Academies Press. ISBN 978-0-309-16598-3.
  10. ^ "Waiting on a Leader: Vancouver's Tech History".
  12. ^ "Method for frequency division duplex communications".
  13. ^ "MIMO Space Time Block Coding and Alamouti Codes".
  14. ^ S.M. Alamouti (October 1998). "A simple transmit diversity technique for wireless communications" (PDF). IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 16 (8): 1451–1458. doi:10.1109/49.730453.
  15. ^ Siavash Alamouti and Vahid Tarokh. "United States Patent No. 6,185,258". United States Patent and Trademark Office. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
  16. ^ "IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award Recipients".
  17. ^ "UBC 1992 Spring Alamouti Siavash". Missing or empty |url= (help)