Northeastern University Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems Lab






Biography

Pedram Johari is an Associate Research Scientist at the Institute for Wireless Internet of Things at Northeastern University (Boston, MA) under the direction of Prof. Tommaso Melodia. Pedram has received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York in 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Josep M. Jornet. He has served as the CTO of an IoT-tech startup in New York during 2018 and 2019. Pedram has also served as an Adjunct Instructor (and later as a Research Assistant Professor - by courtesy appointment) at the University at Buffalo in 2018 and 2019.

Research

  • Intra-body Communications and Networking

  • Internet of Medical Things

  • Low Power Wireless IoT

  • Vehicular Communications

Invited Talks

  • "LoRa Implementation Challenges: A Technical Breakdown from Hardware Design to User Interface," Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA, October 2019.

  • "Fundamentals of Nanoscale Intra-body Electromagnetic Communications at Terahertz and Optical Frequencies," School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, January 2018.

Publications

Book Chapters

  • L. B. Chuye, A. Dimitri, A. Desai, C. Handelmann, Y. Bae, P. Johari, J. M. Jornet, I. Klejbor, M. K. Stachowiak, E. K. Stachowiak, "Brain Organoids: Expanding Our Understanding of Human Development and Disease," Human Neural Stem Cells: From Generation to Differentiation and Application, L. Buzanska (Ed), Series: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation, vol. 66, pp. 183-206, Springer - Nature, 2018, ISBN: 978-3-319-93485-3. [bibtex]

Journals

  • S. Wirdatmadja, P. Johari, A. Desai, Y. Bae, E. K. Stachowiak, M. K. Stachowiak, J. M. Jornet, S. Balasubramaniam, "Analysis of Light Propagation on Physiological Properties of Neurons for Nanoscale Optogenetics," IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 108-117, February 2019. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • P. Johari, J. M. Jornet, "Analysis of Light Propagation on Physiological Properties of Neurons for Nanoscale Optogenetics," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 66, no. 4, pp. 1579-1593, April 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • H. Elayan, P. Johari, R. M. Shubair, J. M. Jornet, "Photo-Thermal Modeling and Analysis of Intrabody Terahertz Nanoscale Communication," IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, vol. 16, no. 8, pp. 755-763, December 2017. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • H. Elayan, R. M. Shubair, J. M. Jornet, P. Johari, "Terahertz Channel Model and Link Budget Analysis for Intrabody Nanoscale Communication," IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 491-503, September 2017. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • H. Guo, P. Johari, J. M. Jornet, Z. Sun, "Intra-body Optical Channel Modeling for In-vivo Wireless Nanosensor Networks," IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 41-52, January 2016. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • P. Johari, V. Tabataba-Vakili, "Weighted Sum Rate Maximization in OFDM-Based Cooperative Cognitive Radios: A Joint Optimization Approach," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences (IJCNS), vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 263-271, May 2012. [pdf] [bibtex]

Conference Proceedings

  • A. Sangwan, H. Pandey, P. Johari, J. M. Jornet, "Increasing the Communication Distance between Nano-boisensing Implants and Wearable Devices," in Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Kalamata, Greece, June 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • S. Wu, P. Johari, N. Mastronarde, J. M. Jornet, "On the Photo-thermal Effect of Intra-body Nano-optical Communications on Red Blood Cells," in Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), Honolulu, HI, April 2018. Best Presentation Award [pdf] [bibtex]

  • S. Wirdatmadja, P. Johari, S. Balasubramaniam, Y. Bae, J. M. Jornet, M. K. Stachowiak, "Light Propagation Analysis in Nervous Tissue for Wireless Optogenetic Nanonetworks," in Proc. of the Optogenetics and Optical Manipulation, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE BiOS), San Francisco, CA, January 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • P. Johari, H. Pandey, J. M. Jornet, "Interconnecting Wearable Devices with Nano-biosensing Implants through Optical Wireless Communications," in Proc. of the Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XVIII: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE BiOS), San Francisco, CA, January 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • H. Elayan, R. M. Shubair, J. M. Jornet, P. Johari, R. Mittra, "Terahertz Electromagnetic Communication for In-Vivo Wireless Nanosensor Networks," Proc. of the 39th Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symp., Singapore, November 2017. [bibtex]

  • P. Johari, J. M. Jornet, "Nanoscale Optical Channel Modeling for In Vivo Wireless Nanosensor Networks: A Geometrical Approach," in Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Communications (ICC), Paris, France, May 2017. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • P. Johari, J. M. Jornet, "An Optofluidic Channel Model for In Vivo Nanosensor Networks in Human Blood," in Proc. of the Disruptive Technologies in Sensors and Sensor Systems, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), Anaheim, CA, April 2017. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • P. Johari, J. M. Jornet, "Packet Size Optimization for Wireless Nanosensor Networks in the Terahertz Band," in Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Communications (ICC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2016. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Mohsen Rahnavard, Ahmad Chitsazan, Amir Hossein Soltanzadeh, Pedram Johari, Ehsan Abbasi, Mahdi Emami, Mahdi Ramezani, "RoboCupRescue 2006 - Robot League Team Ariana," in Proc. of the RoboCup World Championship, Bremen, Germany, June 2006. [bibtex]

Service

Teaching

  • EAS240: Intro. to Programming C++ (Lec. & Lab.), Spring 2018, [140+ Students, 8 TAs] - ABET accredited
  • EE202: Circuit Analysis (Lec.), Spring 2018, [120+ Students, 8 TAs] - ABET accredited
  • EE178: Digital Principles (Lec. & Lab), Summer 2017, 2018 & 2019, [30+ Students, 1 TA] - ABET accredited

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