Siavash Alamouti

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Siavash Alamouti

Siavash Alamouti (Persian: سیاوش الموتی‎‎) is an Iranian-American engineer who is best known for the invention of the Alamouti space–time block code,[1] filed in 1997 and patented jointly with Vahid Tarokh.[2] Alamouti's code is a 2 transmit antenna space-time block code and has been adopted in various global standards. He is the CEO at Canadian startup 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.

He was the Group R&D Director at Vodafone HQ in London, UK where he managed R&D, corporate venture, incubation, and intellectual property for the entire group. Telecoms magazine</ref> He was an Intel Fellow in the Mobility Group and Chief Technology Officer of its Mobile Wireless Group which was responsible for all wireless standards. This includes the WiMAX Forum, IEEE 802.16, 3GPP, OMA, WiFi Alliance and IEEE 802.11. He was also known as the technical champion of Mobile WiMAX technology (IEEE 802.16e) at Intel.

Before Intel Alamouti was the CTO at the start up Vivato, Inc. and prior to that he had senior technology roles in Cadence Design Systems, AT&T Wireless Services and MPR Teltech Ltd.

Alamouti holds over 20 patents in the areas of wireless communication applications and wireless systems design. He has authored many publications and technical reports and has over 16000 citations for his scientific work.


  1. ^ S.M. Alamouti (October 1998). "A simple transmit diversity technique for wireless communications" (PDF). IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 16 (8): 1451–1458. 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". Retrieved 21 May 2014.