Bahram Zahir Azami
Bahram Zahir received his Electrical Engineering degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran; a master degree in Signal Processing from INPG, Grenoble; and a PhD degree in Communications and Electronics from Telecom ParisTech (ENST-Paris), respectively in 1989, 1995 and 1999. He has worked as a research engineer at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, from 1989 to 1994 and later as a research assistant from 1999 to 2000 at the University of Ottawa. In January 2001 he joined Nortel Networks wireless team and worked on 3G systems (UMTS). From 2003 to 2006 Bahram worked at Hivva Technologies, a start-up company that he co-founded in Ottawa as chief technology officer (CTO). He has also been a part-time professor at SITE, University of Ottawa, from 2001 to 2006. From 2007 to 2009 he has worked at the University of Kurdistan as an assistant professor. In 2010, he was a visiting professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto. In the same year he established Avicenna Solutions in Toronto and works as a consulting research scientist. He has published several technical papers and has one US patent. Bahram is a senior member of the IEEE and has served in various positions within IEEE, including the Ottawa ComSoc Chapter chair in 2006.