About Me

I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science and Engineering at Paul G. Allen school of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington. Currently, I am working in Networks and Mobile Systems Lab as a research assistant under supervision of professor Shyamnath Gollakota where I work on low-power communication system and embedded system design. I earned my M.S. in Electrical Engineering from EE Department at University of Washington, in 2017. In 2015, I received my B.Sc in Computer Engineering at CEIT department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran.


Towards Battery-Free HD Video Streaming

Our work on Battery-Free HD video streaming covered by TechCrunch.

Long-Range Backscatter System

Our work on Long-Range backscatter communication covered by Economist, IEEE Spectrum, MIT Tech Review, GeekWire and others.

On-Body Communication

Our work on On-Body communication covered by Wall Street Journal, Atlantic, IEEE Spectrum and others.

On-Body Communication

UW360 covered our work on on-body communication.


Battery-Free Wireless Video Streaming Camera System

Ali Saffari, Mehrdad Hessar, Saman Naderiparizi, Joshua R. Smith
IEEE RFID, April 2019

NetScatter: Enabling Large-Scale Backscatter Networks

Mehrdad Hessar, Ali Najafi, Shyamnath Gollakota
NSDI, Feburary 2019 [Paper] [Slides]

Demo: Wireless Video Streaming for Ultra-Low-Power Cameras

Mehrdad Hessar, Saman Naderiparizi, Ye Wang, Ali Saffari, Shyamnath Gollakota, Joshua R. Smith
MobiSys, June 2018 [Demo] [Video]

Towards Battery-Free HD Video Streaming

Saman Naderiparizi, Mehrdad Hessar, Vamsi Talla, Shyamnath Gollakota, Joshua R. Smith
NSDI, April 2018 [Paper] [Slides] [Video] [Webpage]

Ultra-low-power Wireless Streaming Cameras

Saman Naderiparizi, Mehrdad Hessar, Vamsi Talla, Shyamnath Gollakota, Joshua R. Smith
arXiv, July 2017 [Paper]

LoRa Backscatter: Enabling The Vision of Ubiquitous Connectivity

Mehrdad Hessar, Vamsi Talla, Bryce Kellogg, Ali Najafi, Joshua R. Smith, Shyamnath Gollakota
IMWUT, September 2017 [Paper] [Slides] [Video] [Webpage] (Distinguished Paper Award)

Enabling On-Body Transmissions with Commodity Devices

Mehrdad Hessar, Vikram Iyer, Shyamnath Gollakota
UBICOMP, September 2016 [Paper] [Slides] [Webpage]
MobiCom, October 2016 [Poster]

Contact Me

Address :

AC101 Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering, Box 352350
185 Stevens Way, Seattle, WA 98195-2350

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