Photonic Signal Processing

Principal Investigator:

Hossein Asghari is with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Loyola Marymount University as an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Asghari's scientific contributions have resulted in 3 international patents (PCTs), 1 US patent, 10 provisional patents, 14 invited seminars, one book and 71 publications in high-impact international journals and conferences including 11 invited and post-deadline papers. His scientific works have been high-lighted multiple times in well-recognized international magazines and he has been awarded numerous prizes, honors and recognitions from USA, Canada and international agencies. This includes the UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research in 2014, awarded annually to six post-doctoral researchers among 1,167 post-docs in all the departments.

Dr. Asghari is a member of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the IEEE. He is the chair of Los Angeles Chapter of IEEE Photonics society. He is also the co-organizer of the conference on “Real-time Measurements, Rogue Events, and Emerging Applications” in SPIE Photonics West/OPTO 2016. He was the co-organizer and co-chair of the the symposium on “Information processing for Big Data”, IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (IEEE GlobalSIP 2014). He was also the co-organizer and co-chair of the annual Danish-Californian photonic workshop in connection with Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC 2015) supported by Danish Innovation Center from Denmark. He has served as the general co-chair in sub-conferences in SPIE 2014 and PIERS 2014 conferences. He was a reviewer for OSA Student Chapter Excellence Awards in 2012. He is the reviewer of top scientific journals including Nature Photonics, Optics Letters, Optics Express, IEEE Journal of Lightwave. Dr. Asghari was holding an FQRNT doctoral fellowship from the Quebec Government (Canada). He was also the recipient of the NSERC and FQRNT post-doctoral fellowships in 2011 from the Government of Canada and Quebec Government, respectively. Dr. Asghari's contribution on Anamorphic data compression won the best paper award in IEEE International Symposium on Image Processing (ISSPT 2013).

Academic Honors, Recognitions and Awards

  • Recipient of UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research (and 5,000 dollar prize), awarded annually to six post-doctoral researchers among 1,167 post-docs (for 2014 competitions) in all the departments to recognize their important contributions to UCLA's research mission, USA, May 2014.

  • Best paper award for the work “Image compression using the anamorphic transform” at IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (IEEE ISSPIT 2013), Athens, Greece.

  • Award of excellence from INRS (and 1,000 $ prize), the most prestigious prize from INRS awarded annually to one PhD graduate among all departments, Canada, 2012.

  • Included in the 30th and 31st Edition of Marquis Who's Who in America, which endeavors to profile the leaders of American society since 1899, USA, 2012&2013.

  • Included in the honorary scientific director list at INRS for scientific contributions during the PhD, Canada, 2011.

  • International exposure prize  from  INRS for contributions to the international reputation of INRS, Canada, 2011.

  • Graduated from PhD with "exceptional" rated PhD thesis, Canada, 2011.

  • Awarded 2011-2013 NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) from Government of Canada (80,000 $), Canada, 2011.

  • Awarded 2011-2013 FQRNT Post-Doctoral Fellowship (le Fonds Quebecois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies) from Quebec Government (70,000 $), Canada, 2011.

  • Awarded 2008-2010 FQRNT doctoral fellowship from Quebec Government (75,000 $), Canada, 2008.