Department of Computer Science
California State University, Channel Islands
Vida Vakilian is currently an Assistant Professor at California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI). From 2015 to 2019, she was an assistant professor at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB). Dr. Vakilian is the recipient of the Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS) Award from the National Science Foundation.
Prior to joining CSUB, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at University of California, Riverside.
She received her Ph.D. degree from University of Montréal, Canada, in Electrical Engineering in 2014.
In parallel to her Ph.D. studies, she has been working on several research topics in collaboration with industry and R&D laboratories.
From February 2013 to February 2014, she was a co-op Engineer at InterDigital Communications Inc.,
where she worked on design and development of advanced signal processing algorithms for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
standards-based cellular systems. From August to December 2012, she was a research intern at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Germany.
During this period, she contributed to 5GNOW project aiming to develop new robust PHY layer concepts, suited for future wireless systems.
From April to September 2011, she was a visiting scholar at University of California, Davis, and worked on analyzing and investigating
the performance of reconfigurable MIMO systems in spatially correlated frequency-selective fading channels.
During her studies, her works has been recognized with several prestigious scholarships and awards,
including DAAD-RISE Professional Scholarship, FQRNT Doctoral Research Scholarship, CREER International Internship Award,
ReSMiQ Supplementary Scholarship and SYTACom Industrial Collaboration Award.
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- October 2019: Submitted an NSF Grant.
- August 2019: I will be joining Mechatronics Engineering program at CSUCI.
- June 2019: I will be leading a summer outreach program funded by Chevron Corporation.
- February 2019: I will give a talk on "Are You Ready for the Next Generation Wireless Robotics?" in the Computer Science Department at California State University, Channel Islands.
- August 2018: Filed a US patent titled "Space-Time Coded Massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Wireless Systems and Methods of Making Using the Same".
- August 2018: Our paper received the Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC).
- March 2018: Our paper titled "Low-Complexity Universal-Filtered Multi-Carrier for Beyond 5G Wireless Systems" has been published in the International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC).
- January 2018: Our paper titled "A New Reconfigurable Antenna MIMO Architecture for mmWave Communication" has been accepted for publication at IEEE International Conference on Communications.
- June 2017: Our paper titled "Generalized Space-Time Coded Massive MIMO System" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Communications.
- May 2017: Our paper titled "An iterative scheme for computing combination weights in diffusion wireless networks" has been published in the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.
- December 2016: Submitted a paper to IEEE International Conference on Communications.
- September 2016: Awarded an NSF EARS Grant valued at $1,358,000 in collaboration with University of Califonia-Irvine, Boise State University, and University of Wisconsin–Madison.
- August 2016: Submitted a grant to Department of Defense valued at $474,323.
- August 2016: Submitted an NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Grant valued at $171,000.
- July 2016: Submitted a paper to IEEE Internet of Things Journal.
- June 2016: I will be attending the Teaching Professor Conference in Washington, DC.
- May 2016: Our paper titled "Tracking Performance and Optimal Adaptation Step-Sizes of Diffusion-LMS Networks" has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems.
- May 2016: Submitted an NSF EARS Grant valued at $1,358,000.
- April 2016: I have attended the 2016 ABET Symposium in Hollywood, Florida.
- March 2016: Our paper titled "High Rate and Low Complexity Space-Time Block Codes for 2x2 MIMO Systems" has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Communications Letters.
- February 2016: I will be serving as a TPC member for the Antenna Systems, Propagation, and RF Design track at IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference.
- November 2015: Filed a US patent titled "System and Method of Resolving Channel Sparsity in MIMO Systems via Reconfigurable Antennas".
- October 2015: Our paper titled "On Increasing the Slow Fading Channel Diversity Using Block Coded MIMO-OFDM
with Reconfigurable Antennas" has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
- September 2015: Submitted an NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Grant valued at $175,000.
- September 2015: Submitted a DoD DURIP Grant valued at $355,000 in collaboration with my colleague Dr. Jafarzadeh.