Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat
Professor of Physics, Professor of Data Sciences
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat is a professor of Physics and a professor of Data Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Before joining WPI, and till 2019, he was a professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Michigan Technological University, where he founded the Wireless Positioning Lab of Michigan Tech ECE department.
Zekavat received his Ph.D. from Colorado State University in 2002. He is the author of more than 170 peer-reviewed articles. He has authored the textbook "Electrical Engineering: Concepts and Applications" published by Pearson, and the editor of the book “Handbook of Position Location: Theory, Practice, and Advances,” published by Wiley/IEEE. He holds a patent on an active Wireless Remote Positioning System.
Zekavat has also co-authored two books “Multi-Carrier Technologies for Wireless Communications,” published by Kluwer, and “High Dimensional Data Analysis,” published by VDM Verlag; and ten books chapters in the areas of adaptive antennas, localization, and spectrum sharing.
Zekavat’s research interests are in wireless communications, positioning systems, software-defined radio design, dynamic and intelligent spectrum allocation, Radar theory, blind signal separation, and MIMO and beamforming techniques, feature extraction, and neural networking.
Recently, he founded and chaired two Workshops on New Paradigms in Intelligent Spectrum Management and Regulations. He has also served as the Editorial Board of Springer Nature Special Issue on New Paradigms in Intelligent Spectrum Management and Regulations. Moreover, he has served on the editorial board of many Journals including IET Communications, IET Wireless Sensor System, Springer International Journal on Wireless Networks, and GSTF Journal on Mobile Comm. Zekavat is the founder of the Space Solar Power Workshop that is held @ the IEEE WiSEE conference. He has served as a steering committee and general chair of a large number of IEEE conferences and workshops. He is active on the technical program committees for several IEEE international conferences, serving as a committee chair or member.