Siavash Alamouti

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Siavash Alamouti
Siavash Alamouti.jpg
CitizenshipUS, Canada
Alma materUniversity of British Columbia
Sharif University
OccupationBusiness executive
TitleExecutive Vice President of Innovation R&D at Wells Fargo
Board member ofMimik (chair)

Siavash Alamouti is a business executive. He is the EVP of Innovation R&D at Wells Fargo and the executive chairman of Mimik technology. Prior to that, Siavash Alamouti was the President and CEO of the edge cloud software company mimik.[1]

Early life[edit]

Siavash Alamouti was born in 1962 in Tehran, Iran, and attended Sharif University[2] in 1980 for one year and was expelled after the cultural revolution.

Today, he holds dual citizenship of Canada and USA.[3]


Prior to mimik, Siavash Alamouti was the Group R&D Director at Vodafone Group [4][5]

Prior to Vodafone, he was an Intel Fellow and the CTO of Mobile Wireless Group at Intel. Alamouti its technology champion for Mobile WiMAX[6][7]

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.[8]

He started his professional career at MPR Teltech in Vancouver[9] 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.[10][11]

During that project, he invented a 2xN MIMO scheme which today is referred to by some as the “Alamouti Code”[12] 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[13] was by IEEE Communication Society for publication in, “The Best of the Best: Fifty Years of Communications and Networking Research.”
Alamouti, Seshadri and Jafarkhani are the main 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.[14]

Alamouti, received B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1989 and 1992 respectively.[15]


  1. ^ "mimik technology announces the appointment of new President and CEO".
  2. ^ "Sharif University of Technology".
  3. ^ "Siavash Alamouti on How Technology Can Empower the Oppressed".
  4. ^ "Vodafone Appoints Siavash Alamouti as Group Research and Development Director".
  5. ^ Memarian, Jahandad (7 March 2018). "Siavash Alamouti on How Technology Can Empower the Oppressed". Medium.
  6. ^ "HSPA no threat to WiMAX, says Intel".
  7. ^ "3G Vs 4G: Intel pushes for WiMAX".
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Waiting on a Leader: Vancouver's Tech History".
  11. ^ "Method for frequency division duplex communications".
  12. ^ "MIMO Space Time Block Coding and Alamouti Codes".
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ "IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award Recipients".
  15. ^ "UBC 1992 Spring Alamouti Siavash". Missing or empty |url= (help)