Mehrdad Hessar

I am a Ph.D. student working with Shyam Gollakota on low-power communication and embedded system design in the Networks and Mobile Systems Lab.
I earned my M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from EE Department at University of Washington. Before UW, I received my B.Sc in Computer Engineering at Computer Engineering department at Amirkabir University of Technology (2015).


TinySDR: Low-Power SDR Platform for Over-the-Air Programmable IoT Testbeds
Mehrdad Hessar, Ali Najafi, Vikram Iyer, Shyamnath Gollakota
NSDI - February 2020 [Paper][Slides]
MobiCom - October 2019 [Demo]
Blind Distributed MU-MIMO for IoT Networking over VHF Narrowband Spectrum
Chuhan Gao, Mehrdad Hessar, Krishna Chintalapudi, Bodhi Priyantha
MobiCom - October 2019 [Paper]
Battery-Free Wireless Video Streaming Camera System
Ali Saffari, Mehrdad Hessar, Saman Naderiparizi, Joshua R. Smith
IEEE RFID - April 2019 [Paper]
NetScatter: Enabling Large-Scale Backscatter Networks
Mehrdad Hessar, Ali Najafi, Shyamnath Gollakota
NSDI - February 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 [Paper][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]
Press: Techcrunch

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]
Press: Economist, IEEE Spectrum, Tech Review
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]
Press: Wall Street Journal, Atlantic, IEEE Spectrum

Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering

University of Washington

Networks and Mobile Systems

Seattle WA 98115

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