Dr. Fekri received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1990 and 1993, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000. Since 2000, Dr. Fekri has been with the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Georgia Tech Broadband Institute (GTBI), the Center for Signal and Image Processing (CSIP), and the Georgia Tech Information Security Center.
Dr. Fekri's current research interests are in the area of communications and signal processing, in particular error-control coding, information processing for wireless and sensor networks, and communication security. He has introduced finite-field wavelets and their applications to coding and cryptography. At Georgia Tech, he leads research in reliable and secure content delivery in wireless ad hoc (sensor) networks, space-time and delay tolerant networks.
Dr. Fekri serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and on the Technical Program Committees of several IEEE conferences. He has received several prestigious awards, including the Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award of the School of ECE (2006), Southeastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education (SCEEE) Young Faculty Development Award (2003), National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2001), and Best Ph.D. Thesis Award of the Georgia Institute of Technology chapter of Sigma Xi (2000). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.