Mehdi Rahmati, Ph.D.
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
 Office: FH 336
 Phone: 216-687-2538
 Fax: 216-686-5405
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. FH 336, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Wireless Communications, Wireless Networks, Underwater Communications, Marine Robotics and Vehicles, Connected Vehicles, Intelligent Communications, Autonomous Systems, Internet of Things
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Ferdowsi University Mashhad, Iran
Brief Bio:
Dr. Rahmati joined the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Cleveland State University in 2020. His research interests include wireless communications and networking in extreme environments, underwater communications, coordination in multi-robot systems and connected vehicles, and Internet of Things (IoT). He has published numerous peer-reviewed conference and journal papers and has received many prestigious awards, including the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Young Professional Boost award in 2022 and 2023, the best demo award at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON), the first prize in the 2019 IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) student competition, the best paper award at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), and the best paper runner-up award at the 2015 ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems (WUWNet). He has received multiple research grants, including the Ford Motor Company university research program and the NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant.

Dr. Rahmati has conducted technical reviews of numerous journal and conference papers, and served as a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member of many international conferences.

Dr. Rahmati has taught more than 50 different courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Computer Science (CS) disciplines since 2009 at different universities and has been recognized as an Exemplary Lecturer at Azad University of East Tehran, Iran, in 2010.
Research Interests:
- Wireless Communications and Networking Systems in Extreme Environments
- Underwater Communications
- Distributed Robotics and Connected Vehicles
- Coordination and Communication in Multi-robot Systems
- Internet of Things (IoT)
Teaching Areas:
- At CSU (since 2020): Communications, Software-defined Radio, Modern Applications of Digital Communications, Quantum Computing.

- Previous Teaching: Wireless Communication Systems, Linear Signals and Systems, Principles of Electrical Engineering, Discrete Mathematics, Data Communications, Computer Organization and Architecture.
Professional Affiliations:
- IEEE Senior Member
- ACM Member
University Service:
- Electrical Engineering Graduate Program Committee Member (EE-GPC) 2021-present
- Faculty Search Committee Member, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, 2021-2022