I received the B.Sc. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2001, the M.Sc. degree from University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 2003, both in electrical and electronics engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, in 2007. During my Ph.D. studies, I worked in System Power Optimization and Regulation Technologies (SPORT) Lab under supervision of Prof. Massoud Pedram.

During the summer of 2005, I was with Fujitsu Laboratories of America, where I worked on low-power semiconductor memory design. I worked on runtime and litho-aware leakage power optimization techniques at Magma Design Automation Inc. during the summer of 2006. Since 2008 I have been with Qualcomm Inc. as a Senior Engineer where I work on SerDes technologies.

My technical work has received several awards, including the Honorable Mention Award at the 2008 International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), the Academic Achievement Award from Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage (APSIH) in 2008, and the Qualstar Award from Qualcomm Inc. in 2008 and 2009. I also have received several NSF and ACM scholarships and awards, including YSSP 2004 award as well as the CADathnoln 2006 and DASS 2007 scholarships.

Contact info:
Email: behnam.amelifard at gmail.com
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/behnama