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Director, Conference Development - Kazem Sohraby

Kazem Sohraby

Dr. Kazem Sohraby is professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where he also served as head of that department. Prior to joining academia he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories (AT&T and Lucent Technologies). He then served as Professor and Chair, Telecommunications Management interdisciplinary program at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, then Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of Wireless Networks and Systems Laboratory and professor and head of department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at University of Arkansas. He earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the New York University (Polytechnic Division), MBA from Wharton University of Pennsylvania, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and B.S. with highest honors in Electrical Engineering from Amir Kabir University, Iran. He also had educational and professional training at MIT’s Sloan, the University of California Berkeley, and the George Washington University.

Dr. Sohraby has 22 granted patents and pending patent applications, has published two text books and over one hundred journal and conference articles. He served on the editorial boards of the IEEE and non-IEEE publications, advisory board member for the IEEE Journal of Internet of Things (IoT), chaired the IEEE Infocom conference in 2012 and 1996, and the IEEE Electro Information Technology Conference in 2013. He also served on several IEEE technical committees and as the Director of online content in the IEEE Communications Society. He is the recipient of recognition awards from the industry.