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Ali Fotowat-Ahmady was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1958. He received the B.S. degree from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA, in 1980, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, in 1982 and 1991, respectively. He started his career at Philips Semiconductor in Sunnyvale, CA, USA, in 1987 where he developed several integrated circuits for mobile phones. In 1991 he joined the Electrical Engineering Department of Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. His research interests include advanced integrated circuits for energy savings and communication/positioning applications. Due to his interests in entrepreneurial engineering, he has been the co-founder of several companies and continues advising his students on the same. Dr. Fotowat-Ahmady is a three times recipient of the Kharazmi Science and Engineering Award for his work on low-power microelectronics and communication ICs. He is a member of the IEEE Solid-State Society and has been the adviser of the societys Sharif Electrical Engineering student chapter.

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