Bahareh Hadidian awarded Barbour Scholarship to support research impacting wireless communications
Bahareh Hadidian received a Barbour Scholarship, which is a specific type of predoctoral fellowship, to support her research in high-frequency fully integrated circuits for the next generation of wireless communications and sensing technologies.
With the rapid evolution of emerging applications such as 3D multimedia, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Everything, and autonomous vehicles, modern society is heading toward a smart life. These applications require massive amounts of wireless data transfer that is fast, reliable, and secure.
To this end, Hadidian has developed high-speed and energy-efficient fully integrated wireless transmitters for mobile applications with different modulation schemes. Specifically, she designed, implemented, and tested fully integrated wireless transmitters with less than 1mm2 in silicon area that operate at the carrier frequency of 220GHz with multi-level amplitude-shift keying (ASK) modulation. The chips are able to transmit the data with a speed of 20Gbps and an energy efficiency of a few pJ/bit, making them attractive for portable high-speed short-range wireless links.
I want to pave the way for technology, specifically high-speed wireless communication, to be in people’s homes all over the world to make life easier for them, and help them feel more connected to the world.
Hadidian was selected as an EECS Rising Star in 2021. This workshop was created for outstanding graduate students with historically underrepresented genders who are interested in academic careers. During her PhD program at the University of Michigan, she has served as a graduate student instructor for EECS 215 (Intro. to Electronic Circuits), EECS 311 (Analog Circuits), and EECS 216 (Intro. to Signals and Systems).
“I want to pave the way for technology, specifically high-speed wireless communication, to be in people’s homes all over the world to make life easier for them, and help them feel more connected to the world: from big and advanced cities to small villages,” said Hadidian.
Hadidian’s dissertation title is “Exploiting mm-Wave and Terahertz Bands for Ultra-Wideband Communication and Sensing.” She is advised by Prof. Ehsan Afshari.