Mehdi Rahmati

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Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Cleveland State University

2121 Euclid Ave., Fenn Hall 336
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214
Phone: +1 216-687-2589
Fax: +1 216-686-5405
Email: m.rahmati [@] csuohio [DOT] edu

Short Bio

Mehdi Rahmati is an assistant professor in the EECS Department at Cleveland State University. He received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Rutgers University-NJ, Iran University of Science and Technology-Iran, and Ferdowsi University of Mashhad-Iran, respectively. He has published numerous peer-reviewed conference and journal papers and has received many prestigious awards including the best demo award at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking (SECON), the first prize in the 2019 IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) student competition, the best paper award at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), and the best paper runner-up award at the 2015 ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems (WUWNet).

Research Interests

  • Wireless Communications and Networking Systems in Extreme Environments

  • Underwater Communications

  • Distributed Robotics and Autonomous Systems

  • Coordination and Communication in Multi-robot Systems

  • Internet of Things (IoT)

Find out more.


  • September 2020: Funded PhD positions are available for Spring 2021. Please attach an updated CV, a sample publication (such as a paper, report, or thesis), TOEFL/IELTS scores, and a cover letter including research interests. Qualified candidates are expected to have a strong background in mathematics, communications (or robotics), and computer programming. 

  • September 2020: Motivated MSc and BSc students are encouraged to contact Dr. Rahmati for available research positions.

  • September 2020: Visiting scholars and Postdoc associates who are interested in joining Dr. Rahmati's group can contact him directly.

Selected Publications

  1. M. Rahmati and D. Pompili, “Probabilistic Spatially-divided Multiple Access in Underwater Acoustic Sparse Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 405–418, Feb. 2020.

  2. M. Rahmati, R. Petroccia, and D. Pompili, “In-network Collaboration for CDMA-based Reliable Underwater Acoustic Communications,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 881–894, Oct. 2019.

  3. M. Rahmati and D. Pompili, “UNISeC: Inspection, Separation and Classification of Unknown Underwater Acoustic Point Sources,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 777–791, Jul. 2018.

Full list of publications.


  1. EEC 450 Communications, Fall 2020

  2. EEC 456 Software Defined Radio, Spring 2021