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Kamran Sayrafian (Fed)

Kamran Sayrafian is a Senior Scientist at the Information Technology Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland and Villanova University, respectively. He is leading a strategic program related to the application of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) in healthcare. He is also an affiliate Associate Prof. of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada since 2016 and the co-chair of the Vertical Track on Health and Well-Being at the COST CA20120 “Intelligence-Enabling Radio Communications for Seamless Inclusive Interactions”. Prior to joining NIST, he was the cofounder of Zagros Networks, Inc. a fabless semiconductor company based in Rockville, Maryland where he served as the President and senior member of the architecture team. Dr. Sayrafian has served as the Technical Program Committee and Executive Co-Chair of the IEEE PIMRC 2014 and organizer of several other IEEE ComSoc Conferences and international workshops focused on the applications of wireless communication in healthcare. He was also a member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine from 2016 to 2020. His current research interests include body area networks, micro energy-harvesting, automatic exposure notification, and IoT technology in healthcare. He has published over 120 conference and journal papers, and book chapters, and has been the recipient of the IEEE PIMRC 2009, SENSORCOMM 2011, IEEE CSCN 2018 and IEEE EuCNC 2019 best paper awards. Dr. Sayrafian was a major contributor to the development of the IEEE802.15.6 international standard on Body Area Networks; and the recipient of the 2015 U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for his contribution to this emerging field. In 2014, he also served as the U.S. Embassy Science Fellow in Croatia. Dr. Sayrafian is the co-inventor/inventor of four U.S. patents and a Fellow of the Washington Academy of Sciences.

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Created October 9, 2019, Updated September 7, 2022