Mehdi Rahmati

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Assistant Professor
Director of Intelligent Communications and Autonomous Systems Laboratory
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Cleveland State University

2121 Euclid Ave., Fenn Hall 336
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214
Phone: +1 216-687-2538
Fax: +1 216-687-5405
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

  • Underwater Communications

  • Connected Vehicles and Autonomous Systems

  • Coordination and Communication in Multi-robot Systems

  • Internet of Things (IoT)

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Member of Associations

  • IEEE Senior Member

  • ACM Member

Affiliated Faculty

  • The Entrepreneurial Manufacturer Digitization Support (EMDiS) Center of Excellence at Cleveland State University

  • T.E.C.H. Hub at Cleveland State University

News

  • October 2021: Job Opening: Postdoctoral Position (Open until filled): Highly motivated applicants with a PhD in “Electrical Engineering, Communications Systems” are encouraged to apply. The qualified candidate should have an outstanding academic and research record, a strong background in math and optimization, and a deep knowledge of communications theory. A one-page research proposal, CV, and at least two first-authored journal papers are required and should be submitted. Previous proposal writing experience is preferred. The candidate should be able to demonstrate their commitment and passion for research, as well as a collaborative work ethic and great communication skills. This program is planned to be finished in 12 months; however it can be extended for another 12 months if funding is available.

  • July 2021: Join us! Funded PhD positions are available for Spring 2022. 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. 

  • January 2021: The CSU Center for Human Machine Systems (CHMS) hosts a talk from Dr. Rahmati on Tuesday, 01-19-2021, at 1pm. The talk will explore the application of “Wireless Communications for Dynamic Interaction with Underwater Vehicles”.

  • October 2020: The CSU chapter of ACM will be hosting a talk from Dr. Rahmati on Friday, 10-30-2020, at 5pm on Exploring the Futuristic Underwater Internet of Things.

  • September 2020: Funded PhD positions are available for Fall 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. (Update-May 2021: Position filled)  

  • 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, Z. Qi, and D. Pompili, “Underwater Video Transmission via Adaptive MIMO-Based Software-Defined Acoustic Modems,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, early access, Oct. 2021.

  2. P. Pandey, M. Rahmati, W. Bajwa, and D. Pompili, “Real-time In-network Image Compression via Distributed Dictionary Learning,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, early access, Apr. 2021.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Teaching

  1. EEC 450 Communications, Fall 2020, Fall 2021

  2. EEC 456/556 Software Defined Radio, Spring 2021