I am a Postdoc Fellow in the Systems and Networking group at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Tim Brecht and Omid Abari. I am currently on the job market: CV and Research Statement

Research interests: wireless communication, computer systems, WiFi networks, Internet of Things, mmWave communication, performance evaluation

News

Our mmWave for IoT paper accepted at ACM SIGCOMM 2019

[May 4, 2019]

Our paper "A Millimeter Wave Network for Billions of Things" has been accepted at the ACM SIGCOMM 2019 conference.
WiTAG Prototype

News Coverage of Our Recent Invention

[February 24, 2019]

Our battery-free and WiFi-compatible communication system has received media coverage:
ACM TechNews
University of Waterloo News
Gadget Magazine
Digital Journal

WiTAG Prototype


ACM Student Research Competition (SRC)

[November 31, 2018]

Our project on mmWave communications for IoT devices received the gold medal in the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) at ACM MobiCom 2018.

ACM SRC Award


WiTAG Project Accepted at HotNets 2018

[September 21, 2018]

Our project on battery-free WiFi-compatible communication for IoT devices has been accepted at ACM HotNets 2018.

WiTAG Communication System

Publications

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  • M. Mazaheri, S. Ameli, A.Abedi, O. Abari, , A Millimeter Wave Network for Billions of Things, to appear ACM SIGCOMM 2019.
  • A. Abedi, M. H. Mazaheri, O. Abari, T. Brecht, WiTAG: Rethinking Backscatter Communication for WiFi Networks, 17th ACM Workshop onHot Topics in Networks (HotNets), Redmond, Washington, USA, November 2018
  • A. Abedi, T. Brecht, A. Heard, T-SIMn: A trace collection and simulation framework for 802.11n networks, Computer Communications, Volume 117, pp. 116-132, 2018
  • A.Abedi, T. Brecht, Conducting Repeatable Experiments in Highly Variable Cloud Computing Environments, 8th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering, April 2017
  • A.Abedi, T. Brecht, Examining Relationships Between 802.11n Physical Layer Transmission Feature Combinations, 19th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM), November 2016
  • A.Abedi, A. Heard and T. Brecht, ``T-SIMn: Towards the High Fidelity Trace-Based Simulation of 802.11n Networks, 19th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM), November 2016
  • A. Abedi, A. Heard and T. Brecht, Conducting Repeatable Experiments and Fair Comparisons using 802.11n MIMO Networks, ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review (OSR), Special Issue on Repeatability and Sharing of Experimental Artifacts, January 2015
  • A. Abedi and T. Brecht, T-RATE: A Framework for the Trace-Driven Evaluation of 802.11 Rate Adaptation Algorithms, IEEE 22nd International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS), September 2014
  • A. Abedi, M. Ghaderi, C. Williamson,Distributed Routing for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks: Throughput-Delay Tradeoff, ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review (OSR), Special Issue on Repeatability and Sharing of Experimental Artifacts, January 2015
  • A. Abedi and T. Brecht, T-RATE: A Framework for the Trace-Driven Evaluation of 802.11 Rate Adaptation Algorithms, IEEE 22nd International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS), September 2014
  • A. Abedi, M. Ghaderi, C. Williamson,Distributed Routing for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks: Throughput-Delay Tradeoff, IEEE 18th International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS), August 2010
  • S. Nari, H. R. Rabiee, A. Abedi, M. Ghanbari,An Efficient Algorithm for Overlay Multicast Routing in Videoconferencing Applications, IEEE 18th Internatonal Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), August 2009

Posters

  • M. H. Mazaheri, A. Abedi, O. Abari, \Poster: Bringing mmWave Communications to Raspberry Pi, 24th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), New Delhi, India, November2018, pp. 687-689. ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) Winner
  • Y. Gao, A. Abedi, T. Brecht, \Poster: Analyzing Bitrates in Modern Wi-Fi Networks, 24th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), New Delhi, India, November 2018, pp. 717-719

Patents

  • Ali Abedi, Omid Abari, Tim Brecht. “Backscatter Communication for WiFi Networks.” U.S. Patent Application No. 62/703348, 2018.

Teaching

Mentoring

Contact

Email

a2abedi{at}uwaterloo.ca

Office

DC 3549 Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 35368

Address

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario,
Canada N2L 3G1