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Vahid Tarokh received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1995. He worked at AT&T Labs-Research and AT&T Wireless Services until 2000 where he was (in chronological order) Senior Member of Technical Staff, Principal Member of Technical Staff and Head of Department of Wireless Communications and Signal Processing. In 2000, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department at MIT as an Associate Professor where he taught for two years. He then joined Harvard faculty and was appointed a Gordon MacKay Professor of Electrical Engineering in 2002. He was named Perkins Professor of Applied Mathematics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow of Electrical Engineering in 2005.
Tarokh’s research results of last eighteen years are summarized in about sixty research journal papers that are cited about 24,000 times by other scholars. He was one of the Top 10 Most Cited Researchers in Computer Science according to the ISI Web of Science during every quarter for the period 2002-2008. He holds two honorary degrees.