Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Wireless systems: stochastic and optimal resource allocation, network design and control, multi-access control, and topology design in ad hoc systems.
Professor Javidi's research area involves stochastic analysis, design, and control of information collection, processing, and transfer in modern communication and networked systems. This covers broad theoretical questions as well as practical implementation of various solutions. In her research group, Professor Javidi and her graduate students often prove theorems about the performance limitations of modern information collection and communication systems but they also build and test their theoretical findings when possible. A rough break down of her (overlapping) areas of work includes: Information acquisition and utilization (such as active hypothesis testing and variable length coding over channels with feedback), Optimal routing in wireless mesh networks (addressing both theoretical guarantees as well as testbed implementation), Cognitive and delay-sensitive communications and networking, Stochastic optimization in multi server optimization, and Communications under Application and/or Secrecy Constraints. In addition to these areas, another interest of Professor Javidi lies in the applications of microeconomic theory and organizational science to the design of wireless networks.
Professor Javidi received a B.S.E degree in 1996 from the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan in 1998. She received another M.S. in applied mathematics in 1999, and a Ph.D. in E.E.C.S. in 2002, both from Michigan. Javidi joined the University of Washington an assistant professor in 2002, and won an NSF Career Award in 2004.
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