Dr. Ali Abedi

Associate Vice President for Research and
Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR)

Dr. Abedi joined the University of Maine, Orono in 2005, where he is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Cooperating Professor of Computing and Information Sciences. He is also serving as Associate Vice President for Research and Director of Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) at UMaine. He was visiting Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, and Guest Researcher at NIST in 2012, and Faculty Fellow at NASA in 2016. Dr. Abedi is the founding Director of WiSe-Net Lab, where he directs research programs including analytical performance evaluation of block codes, new methods for performance and convergence analysis of Turbo-codes, and applications of error correction codes in wireless sensor networks for structural monitoring, space explorations, and bio-medical applications. His research on wireless sensing of lunar habitats was featured on the NSF Science360 website in 2012. He is the co-founder of two startup companies (Activas-Diagnostics and Nawindor). Dr. Abedi has received a number of awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), NASA, and IEEE. He is a senior member of IEEE and has served on several IEEE committees at local, regional, national, and international levels.  Dr. Abedi is Co-founder of IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WiSEE) and currently serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Journal of RFID, IEEE/KICS Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN), and IET Wireless Sensor Systems (WSS) Journal.  Dr. Abedi serves as program evaluator (PEV) for ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) since 2016 and as an Extra class accredited Volunteer Examiner (VE) for ARRL since 2012.

275 Barrows Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 USA