Farhad Rezazadeh

Farhad Rezazadeh

Research Assistant

Division: Communication Technologies
Category: Research
Phone: +34 93 645 29 00
Fax: +34 93 645 29 01
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/farhad-rezazadeh/

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Farhad Rezazadeh received his BSc Degree in IT, specializing in Software Engineering (Automation) from Salman Farsi University, Iran and his MSc Degree in IT majored in Networks and Telecommunication Engineering at Azad University of Qazvin (AI/Ensemble learning & Security), Iran with honors.

His education instilled a passion for research on Hi-Tech technologies and learning more that brought him to Europe and Barcelona as a PhD fellow in Signal Theory and Communication at CTTC and UPC- BarcelonaTech. Since 2019, he is a Research Assistant (R&D engineer) at the laboratory of SMARTECH. He is a member of IEEE Young Professionals and has presented contributions and technical achievements at high prestigious international conferences such as IEEE GLOBECOM2020 and IEEE ICC2021.

He won different Grants/Fellowship such as:

1- Marie Sklodowska – Curie European fellowship,
2- Government grants for the recruitment of new research staff,
3- European grants for Cooperation in Science and Technology,
3a- Scientific mission grant at Lancaster University,
3b- Scientific mission grant at Technical University of Munich (TUM) ,
4- Scientific mission grant at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) ,
5- UPC Travel grants.

As an engineer and researcher, he is interested in dealing with the state of the art technologies and solving complicated High-Tech problems. He has 11+ years of research, engineering, teaching, and management experience in IT & ICT from various companies, industries, universities, and research groups such as:

1- AI/ML R&D Engineer (RA), Telecommunications Technological Center of Catalonia (CTTC),
2- AI/ML R&D Engineer (Secondee),  NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH,
3- AI/ML Researcher, Broadband Communications Systems and Architectures (CBA) Lab,
4- Scientific Mission (Researcher), Universitat de Girona (UdG),
5- Co-Funder- Tech Startup, Imen Dadeh Fanava Jonub Company,
6- Co-Funder- Tech Startup, Fanavaran Novin Avay. Company,
7- ICT Consultant/Engineer, Fanavaran Petrochemical Plant,
8- Teaching, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS),
9- Network Technician, Salman Farsi University,
10- ICT Trainee, SFPGMC Power Plant.

During his education, he had a course as Supercomputer Architecture and AI (top student) – “ML at supercomputer Scalebased on Barcelona Supercomputer (BSC-CNS) which encourages him to pursue unveiling the potential of new AI/ML methods and Brain-Inspired solutions in the Next Generation Mobile Networks (B5G/6G). Furthermore, he had a course as Responsible Conduct in Research and Innovation (RCiRI) which opens up new horizons for him in innovation and research activities. His main research interests focus on:

1- Brain-Inspired Solutions (AI/ML/Cognitive)
2- Hyper-Automation/Zero-Touch (ZSM-ETSI)
3- Beyond 5G and 6G
4- Network Slicing
5- Softwarization and Cloudification
7- Internet of Things (IoT)
8- Energy Efficiency
9- Resource Allocation
10- Quantum Internet
11- Cyber-Security

He has strong analytical and critical reasoning ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches and would like to learn more and implement his innovative ideas, skills, and creativity for accomplishing the ICT projects where he has worked on several European projects. He has Professional certificates in:

1- Linux Professional Institute LPIC-2 (LPI-ATP),
2- Linux Professional Institute LPIC-3 Enterprise Security (LPI-ATP),
3- The Quantum Internet and Quantum Computers from Delft University of Technology,
4- Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH)

He has also served as Organizing and Technical Program Committee member for:

1- Committee member, “IEEE MeditCom”, July 2021.
2- TPC, “IEEE ICC, Decentralized AI for Wireless Networks with Zero-Touch (DAWN’Z)”, 2021.
3- TPC, “IEEE ICC, Communication QoS, Reliability and Modeling”, 2021.
4- TPC, “International Conference on ML & Applied Network Technologies (ICMLANT)”, 2021.
5- TPC , “ICMLANT”, 2020.
6- Organizing member, “IEEE ComSoc Autumn School, Barcelona”, 2019.

During his education and work, he was fortunate to be a student or supervised by:

1- Dr. Christos Verikoukis, CTTC/UB.
2- Prof. Luis Alonso, UPC.
3- Prof. Josep Solé Pareta, CBA/UPC.
3- Prof. Jordi Torres, BSC/UPC.
4- Prof. Jordi Domingo-Pascual, UPC.


Presentation and Invited Talks:
  • 1- "Brain-Inspired Zero-touch Automation in 5G/6G", FESTA DE LA CIÈNCIA, Barcelona, June 2021.
  • 2- "Actor-Critic-Based Learning for Zero-touch Joint Resource and Energy Control in Network Slicing", IEEE ICC, June 2021.
  • 3- "Actor-Critic-Based Learning for Zero-touch Control in Network Slicing", MonB5G Project, Barcelona, 2020.
  • 4- "Continuous Multi-objective Zero-Touch Network Slicing via Twin Delayed DDPG and OpenAI Gym", IEEE GLOBECOM, 2020.
  • 5- "Continual AI-Driven Zero-Touch Network Slicing", ITN Conference, 2020.
  • 6- "Continuous E2E Zero-Touch Network Slicing", Industry Study Group, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, 2020.
  • 7- "5G and Network Slicing", Education Fair (Salo de l’Ensenyament), Barcelona, 2019.
  • 8- "5G Application", European Researchers' Night, Barcelona, 2019.