Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz

Associate Professor of the Professional Practice

  • Title Associate Professor of the Professional Practice
  • Office 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, 3rd Floor, RM324
  • Education Ph.D. The George Washington University
    MBA MIT Sloan School of Management
    M.S.E.E. Tehran University
    B.S.E.E. University of Science and Technology, Iran.

Dr. Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz before joining Boston University was the Chief data officer at Waylens, Inc. in Cambridge, MA, which pushes AI to the edge by building AI-enabled dash cams for the automotive market. Prior to that, he was the Chief scientist at ClimaCell, Boston, working on leveraging cellular network and IoT sensors to predict weather with high accuracy and high spatial resolution. He joined Skyhook Wireless as Chief scientist and the first employee (2004 – 2017), where he built a scientific foundation of Wi-Fi/beacon global localization system. He is renowned for his pioneering work in WiFi/beacon global localization and his patents have been licensed to companies like Apple and Google, and deployed in almost all smartphones, globally. Prior to Skyhook, he was at Hughes Network Systems, responsible for system and modem design of the first three satellite-based mobile networks. He owns 57 US patents. . He has been a senior member of IEEE since 2011, and he has been on the steering committees of several localization conferences.

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