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Shahram ShahbazPanahi
BSc, MSc, PhD (Sharif, Iran), PEng

Professor

Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
Office: ENG 2026

905.721.8668 ext. 2842
905.721.3370 (fax)

shahram.shahbazpanahi@ontariotechu.ca
http://faculty.uoit.ca/shahbazpanahi/

Office hours:
Monday 10:00 - 11:00


Research topics

  • Array processing
  • Co-operative communications
  • Detection and estimation
  • Dynamic spectrum access
  • Smart antennas
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Wireless communications

Education

  • PhD (Electrical Engineering, majored in Statistical Signal Processing), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2001;
  • MSc (Electrical Engineering, majored in Signal Processing and Communication Systems), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1994; and
  • BSc (Electrical Engineering, majored in Communications), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1992.

Courses

  • Digital Signal Processing;
  • Signals and Systems;
  • Statistical Signal Processing; and
  • Stochastic Processes.

Research and expertise

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations
    • Mohamadi, M. Dong and S. ShahbazPanahi, "Low-Complexity ADMM-Based Algorithm for Robust Multi-Group Multicast Beamforming in Large-Scale Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 70, pp. 2046-2061, 2022.
    • A. Ammar, R. Adve, S. Shahbazpanahi, G. Boudreau and K. V. Srinivas, "User-Centric Cell-Free Massive MIMO Networks: A Survey of Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions," in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 611-652, Firstquarter 2022.
    • Sharifi, S. Shahbazpanahi and M. Dong, "A POMDP-Based Antenna Selection for Massive MIMO Communication," in IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 2025-2041, March 2022.
    • A. Ammar, R. Adve, S. Shahbazpanahi and G. Boudreau, "Analysis and Design of Distributed MIMO Networks With a Wireless Fronthaul," in IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 70, no. 2, pp. 980-998, Feb. 2022.
    • A. Ammar, R. Adve, S. Shahbazpanahi, G. Boudreau and K. V. Srinivas, "Distributed Resource Allocation Optimization for User-Centric Cell-Free MIMO Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 3099-3115, May 2022.
    • A. Ammar, R. Adve, S. Shahbazpanahi, G. Boudreau and K. V. Srinivas, "Downlink Resource Allocation in Multiuser Cell-Free MIMO Networks With User-Centric Clustering," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 1482-1497, March 2022.
    • Mirzaei, S. ShahbazPanahi, F. Sohrabi and R. Adve, "Hybrid Analog and Digital Beamforming Design for Channel Estimation in Correlated Massive MIMO Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 69, pp. 5784-5800, 2021.
    • Haqiqatnejad, F. Kayhan, S. ShahbazPanahi and B. Ottersten, "Finite-Alphabet Symbol-Level Multiuser Precoding for Massive MU-MIMO Downlink," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 69, pp. 5595-5610, 2021.
    • A. Ammar, R. Adve, S. Shahbazpanahi, G. Boudreau and K. V. Srinivas, "RWP+: A New Random Waypoint Model for High-Speed Mobility," in IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 25, no. 11, pp. 3748-3752, Nov. 2021.
    • Kiani, S. ShahbazPanahi, M. Dong, G. Boudreau and M. Bavand, "Joint Power Allocation and Distributed Equalization Design for OFDM-Based Filter-and-Forward Two-Way Multi-Relay Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 69, pp. 4652-4668, 2021.
    • Kiani, S. ShahbazPanahi, M. Dong and G. Boudreau, "Power-Optimal Distributed Beamforming for Multi-Carrier Asynchronous Bidirectional Relay Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, vol. 7, pp. 114-129, 2021.
    • A. Ammar, R. Adve, S. Shahbazpanahi and G. Boudreau, "Statistical Analysis of Downlink Zero-Forcing Beamforming," in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 9, no. 11, pp. 1965-1969, Nov. 2020.
    • -H. Tran, T. X. Vu, S. Chatzinotas, S. ShahbazPanahi and B. Ottersten, "Coarse Trajectory Design for Energy Minimization in UAV-Enabled," in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 69, no. 9, pp. 9483-9496, Sept. 2020.
    • Rahimi, S. ShahbazPanahi and B. Ottersten, "Proof of the Equivalency of MSE-Constrained and Rate-Constrained Power Optimization Approaches to Distributed Bi-Directional Beamforming," in IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, vol. 6, pp. 460-478, 2020.
    • Bastanirad, S. Shahbazpanahi, R. Rahimi and A. Grami, "On Total Transmission Power Minimization Approach to Decentralized Beamforming in Single-Carrier Asynchronous Bidirectional Relay-Assisted Communication Networks," in IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 30966-30979, 2019.
    • Mirzaei, R. S. Adve and S. Shahbazpanahi, "Semi-Blind Time-Domain Channel Estimation for Frequency-Selective Multiuser Massive MIMO Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 1045-1058, Feb. 2019.
    • Minasian, R. S. Adve, S. Shahbazpanahi and G. Boudreau, "On RRH Placement for Multi-User Distributed Massive MIMO Systems," in IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 70597-70614, 2018.
    • Minasian, S. Shahbazpanahi and R. S. Adve, "Distributed Massive MIMO Systems With Non-Reciprocal Channels: Impacts and Robust Beamforming," in IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 66, no. 11, pp. 5261-5277, Nov. 2018.
    • Haghighi, S. Shahbazpanahi and S. Shah Heydari, "Stochastic QoE-Aware Optimization in Cloud-Based Content Delivery Networks," in IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 32662-32672, 2018.
    • Rahimi and S. Shahbazpanahi, "Asynchronous Two-Way MIMO Relaying: A Multi-Relay Scenario," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 4270-4287, July 2018.
    • Moallemi and S. Shahbazpanahi, "A Novel Spatio-Temporal Frequency-Domain Imaging Technique for Two-Layer Materials Using Ultrasonic Arrays," in IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 8977-8989, 2018.
    • Shafieirad, R. S. Adve and S. Shahbazpanahi, "Max-SNR Opportunistic Routing for Large-Scale Energy Harvesting Sensor Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 506-516, June 2018.
    • Haghighi, S. Shah Heydari and S. Shahbazpanahi, "Dynamic QoS-Aware Resource Assignment in Cloud-Based Content-Delivery Networks," in IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 2298-2309, 2018.
    • Rahimi and S. Shahbazpanahi, "A Two-Way Network Beamforming Approach Based on Total Power Minimization With Symmetric Relay Beamforming Matrices," in IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 12458-12474, 2017.
    • Askari and S. Shahbazpanahi, "On Sum-Rate Maximization Approach to Network Beamforming and Power Allocation for Asynchronous Single-Carrier Two-Way Relay Networks," in IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 13699-13711, 2017.
    • Dorcheh and S. Shahbazpanahi, "Jointly Optimal Pre- and Post-Channel Equalization and Distributed Beamforming in Asynchronous Bidirectional Relay Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 65, no. 17, pp. 4593-4608, 1 Sept.1, 2017.
    • Gavili and S. ShahbazPanahi, "Optimal Network Beamforming in Collaborative Relay Networks with Centralized Energy Harvesting," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 64, no. 22, pp. 6005-6016, 15 Nov.15, 2016.
    • Vahidnia, S. Shahbazpanahi and A. Minasian, "Pre-Channel Equalization and Distributed Beamforming in Asynchronous Single-Carrier Bi-Directional Relay Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 64, no. 15, pp. 3968-3983, Aug.1, 2016.
    • Abbasi-Saei and S. Shahbazpanahi, "Sum-Rate Maximization for Two-Way Active Channels," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 64, no. 6, pp. 1369-1382, March 15, 2016.
    • Hamidi and S. ShahbazPanahi, "Sparse Signal Recovery Based Imaging in the Presence of Mode Conversion With Application to Non-Destructive Testing," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 64, no. 5, pp. 1352-1364, March 1, 2016.
    • Chang, M. Dong, F. Zuo and S. ShahbazPanahi, "Joint Subchannel Pairing and Power Allocation in Multichannel MABC-Based Two-Way Relaying," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 620-632, Jan. 2016.
    • Gavili and S. Shahbazpanahi, "Optimal Resource Sharing and Network Beamforming in Multi-Carrier Bidirectional Relay Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 63, no. 23, pp. 6354-6367, Dec.1, 2015.
    • AliHemmati and S. Shahbazpanahi, "Sum-Rate Optimal Network Beamforming and Subcarrier Power Allocation for Multi-Carrier Asynchronous Two-Way Relay Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 63, no. 15, pp. 4129-4143, Aug.1, 2015.
    • Mirzaei and S. ShahbazPanahi, "On Achievable SNR Region for Multi-User Multi-Carrier Asynchronous Bidirectional Relay Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 3219-3230, June 2015.
    • Moallemi and S. Shahbazpanahi, "A New Model for Array Spatial Signature for Two-Layer Imaging With Applications to Nondestructive Testing Using Ultrasonic Arrays," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 63, no. 10, pp. 2464-2475, May 15, 2015.
    • AliHemmati, S. ShahbazPanahi and M. Dong, "Joint Spectrum Sharing and Power Allocation for OFDM-Based Two-Way Relaying," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 3294-3308, June 2015.
    • Vahidnia and S. Shahbazpanahi, "Single-Carrier Equalization for Asynchronous Two-Way Relay Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 62, no. 22, pp. 5793-5808, Nov.15, 2014.
    • Gavili and S. ShahbazPanahi, "Optimal Spectrum Leasing and Resource Sharing in Two-Way Relay Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 62, no. 19, pp. 5030-5045, Oct.1, 2014.
    • Mirzaei and S. Shahbazpanahi, "Sum-Rate Maximization for Active Channels With Unequal Subchannel Noise Powers," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 62, no. 16, pp. 4187-4198, Aug.15, 2014.
    • Moallemi and S. Shahbazpanahi, "A Distributed Reflector Localization Approach to Ultrasonic Array Imaging in Non-Destructive Testing Applications," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 62, no. 15, pp. 3863-3873, Aug.1, 2014.
    • Minasian, S. ShahbazPanahi and R. S. Adve, "Energy Harvesting Cooperative Communication Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 13, no. 11, pp. 6118-6131, Nov. 2014.
    • Hao, Y. Jing and S. ShahbazPanahi, "Energy Efficient Network Beamforming Design Using Power-Normalized SNR," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 2756-2769, May 2014.
    • Salari, S. Shahbazpanahi and K. Ozdemir, "Mobility-Aided Wireless Sensor Network Localization via Semidefinite Programming," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 12, no. 12, pp. 5966-5978, December 2013.
    • M. Naghsh, M. Modarres-Hashemi, S. ShahbazPanahi, M. Soltanalian and P. Stoica, "Unified Optimization Framework for Multi-Static Radar Code Design Using Information-Theoretic Criteria," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 61, no. 21, pp. 5401-5416, Nov.1, 2013.
    • Vahidnia and S. Shahbazpanahi, "Multi-Carrier Asynchronous Bi-Directional Relay Networks: Joint Subcarrier Power Allocation and Network Beamforming," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 3796-3812, August 2013.
    • Mirzaee, S. Shahbazpanahi and R. Vahidnia, "Sum-Rate Maximization for Active Channels," in IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 20, no. 8, pp. 771-774, Aug. 2013.
    • ShahbazPanahi and M. Dong, "Achievable Rate Region under Joint Distributed Beamforming and Power Allocation for Two-Way Relay Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 11, no. 11, pp. 4026-4037, November 2012.
    • Jing and S. ShahbazPanahi, "Max-Min Optimal Joint Power Control and Distributed Beamforming for Two-Way Relay Networks Under Per-Node Power Constraints," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 60, no. 12, pp. 6576-6589, Dec. 2012.
    • Zaeri-Amirani, S. Shahbazpanahi, T. Mirfakhraie and K. Ozdemir, "Performance Tradeoffs in Amplify-and-Forward Bidirectional Network Beamforming," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 60, no. 8, pp. 4196-4209, Aug. 2012.
    • Chen, S. Shahbazpanahi and A. B. Gershman, "Filter-and-Forward Distributed Beamforming for Two-Way Relay Networks With Frequency Selective Channels," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 1927-1941, April 2012.
    • Shahbazpanahi and M. Dong, "A Semi-Closed-Form Solution to Optimal Distributed Beamforming for Two-Way Relay Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 1511-1516, March 2012.
    • Talwar, Y. Jing and S. Shahbazpanahi, "Joint Relay Selection and Power Allocation for Two-Way Relay Networks," in IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 91-94, Feb. 2011.
    • Havary-Nassab, S. Shahbazpanahi and A. Grami, "Joint Receive-Transmit Beamforming for Multi-Antenna Relaying Schemes," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 58, no. 9, pp. 4966-4972, Sept. 2010.
    • B. Gershman, N. D. Sidiropoulos, S. Shahbazpanahi, M. Bengtsson and B. Ottersten, "Convex Optimization-Based Beamforming," in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 62-75, May 2010.
    • Chen, A. B. Gershman and S. Shahbazpanahi, "Filter-and-Forward Distributed Beamforming in Relay Networks With Frequency Selective Fading," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 1251-1262, March 2010.
    • Havary-Nassab, S. Shahbazpanahi and A. Grami, "Optimal Distributed Beamforming for Two-Way Relay Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 1238-1250, March 2010.
    • Fazeli-Dehkordy, S. Shahbazpanahi and S. Gazor, "Multiple Peer-to-Peer Communications Using a Network of Relays," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 57, no. 8, pp. 3053-3062, Aug. 2009.
    • Sarmadi, S. Shahbazpanahi and A. B. Gershman, "Blind Channel Estimation in Orthogonally Coded MIMO-OFDM Systems: A Semidefinite Relaxation Approach," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 57, no. 6, pp. 2354-2364, June 2009.
    • Valaee and S. Shahbazpanahi, "Detecting the number of signals in wireless DS-CDMA networks," in IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 56, no. 7, pp. 1189-1197, July 2008.
    • Havary-Nassab, S. Shahbazpanahi, A. Grami and Z. -Q. Luo, "Distributed Beamforming for Relay Networks Based on Second-Order Statistics of the Channel State Information," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 56, no. 9, pp. 4306-4316, Sept. 2008.
    • Shahbazpanahi, A. B. Gershman and G. B. Giannakis, "Blind and Semiblind Channel and Carrier Frequency-Offset Estimation in Orthogonally Space-Time Block Coded MIMO Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 702-711, Feb. 2008.
    • Balakumar, S. Shahbazpanahi and T. Kirubarajan, "Joint MIMO Channel Tracking and Symbol Decoding Using Kalman Filtering," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 55, no. 12, pp. 5873-5879, Dec. 2007.
    • K. Chalise, S. Shahbazpanahi, A. Czylwik and A. B. Gershman, "Robust Downlink Beamforming Based on Outage Probability Specifications," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 6, no. 10, pp. 3498-3503, October 2007.
    • Shahbazpanahi, A. B. Gershman and G. B. Giannakis, "Semiblind multiuser MIMO channel estimation using capon and MUSIC techniques," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 54, no. 9, pp. 3581-3591, Sept. 2006.
    • Shahbazpanahi, A. B. Gershman and J. H. Manton, "Closed-form blind MIMO channel estimation for orthogonal space-time block codes," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 53, no. 12, pp. 4506-4517, Dec. 2005.
    • Yue Rong, S. Shahbazpanahi and A. B. Gershman, "Robust linear receivers for space-time block coded multiaccess MIMO systems with imperfect channel state information," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 53, no. 8, pp. 3081-3090, Aug. 2005.
    • Zarifi, S. Shahbazpanahi, A. B. Gershman and Zhi-Quan Luo, "Robust blind multiuser detection based on the worst-case performance optimization of the MMSE receiver," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 295-305, Jan. 2005.
    • Shahbazpanahi and A. B. Gershman, "Robust blind multiuser detection for synchronous CDMA systems using worst-case performance optimization," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 2232-2245, Nov. 2004.
    • Shahbazpanahi, M. Beheshti, A. B. Gershman, M. Gharavi-Alkhansari and Kon Max Wong, "Minimum variance linear receivers for multiaccess MIMO wireless systems with space-time block coding," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 52, no. 12, pp. 3306-3313, Dec. 2004.
    • Shahbazpanahi, S. Valaee and A. B. Gershman, "A covariance fitting approach to parametric localization of multiple incoherently distributed sources," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 592-600, March 2004.
    • Shahbazpanahi, A. B. Gershman, Zhi-Quan Luo and Kon Max Wong, "Robust adaptive beamforming for general-rank signal models," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 51, no. 9, pp. 2257-2269, Sept. 2003.
    • Shahbazpanahi, S. Valaee and M. H. Bastani, "Distributed source localization using ESPRIT algorithm," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 49, no. 10, pp. 2169-2178, Oct. 2001.
    • ShahbazPanahi and M. Dong, "Corrections to "Achievable Rate Region under Joint Distributed Beamforming and Power Allocation for Two-Way Relay Networks" [Nov 12 4026-4037]," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 5373-5373, October 2013.
    • Hassanien, S. Shahbazpanahi and A. B. Gershman, "A generalized capon estimator for localization of multiple spread sources," in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 280-283, Jan. 2004.