M. Mahdi Azari obtained his BSc and MSc degrees in electrical and communication systems engineering from the university of Tehran (Iran), in 2008 and 2013 respectively. After several years of industrial experience in the field of telecommunication systems, he was with KU Leuven (Belgium) first as a PhD research assistant and then, after completing the PhD degree in 2019, as a research associate for several months. During his academic career, he also visited the university of Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Spain for 5 months. He is currently a researcher at the communication system division in CTTC.
He has (co-)authored various scientific articles, a tutorial paper, and an invited book chapter on communication systems, all in recognized venues, and has been delivering talks targeting academia and the industry. For his work on “Cellular UAV-to-UAV Communications”, he received the Best Paper Award at IEEE PIMRC’19. He is a silver medalist of Iran’s National Mathematical Olympiad and received the Iran’s National Elites Foundation Award.
His research interests mainly include communication theory, signal processing, and wireless systems modeling and analysis. Particularly he is interested in cellular networks, UAV communications, and Internet of Things (IoT).