Payman Arabshahi
University of Washington

Payman Arabshahi is currently Associate Chair for Education, Industry Liaison, and Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Principal Scientist at the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Laboratory. From 1994-1996, he served on the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. From 1997-2006 he was on the senior technical staff of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, CA, in the Communications Architectures and Research Section, working on Earth orbit and deep space communication networks and protocols, and design of planetary exploration missions. While at JPL he also served as affiliate graduate faculty at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Caltech, where he taught the three-course graduate sequence on digital communications. He has been the co-founder of, or advisor to, a number of technology startup companies. His research interests are in environmental monitoring and wireless sensor networks, resilience of critical infrastructure, emergency communications, underwater and space communications, acoustics, data mining and search, and signal processing.