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Riaz Esmailzadeh

Teaching Professor, Management of Information Technology, CMU-Australia


Email: riazesma@andrew.cmu.edu

Biography

August 2006 – Present: Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Australia

  • Teaching on topics related to the role of the Chief Information (Data) Officer, and Information Flow in organizations in general
  • Teaching on topics related to Telecommunications Technology and Management, Broadband Wireless Communications, Mobile Commerce, and Electronic Commerce
  • Teaching and promoting topics related to IT-based Entrepreneurship
  • Delivering seminars on above topics to industry groups
  • Establishing joint university-industry projects
     

October 2011 – October 2013: Expert Witness in the Apple vs. Samsung trial at the Federal Court of Australia

  • Prepared affidavits for Non-Infringement, Prior Art and Competition aspects of the patents
  • Prepared and delivered tutorials to help the Court with understanding the underlying technologies related to the patents
  • Prepared and delivered short courses to help solicitors and barristers with their understanding of underlying technologies related to the patents
  • Prepared joint reports with other expert witnesses and debated the merits of the patents and prior art at the Court under oath
  • Testified at the Court
     

July 2002 – January 2006: Associate Professor, Keio University, Japan

  • On the technology side, led a group of more than 30 researchers on several projects pertaining to 3G and 4G mobile communications systems
  • On the business side, promoted entrepreneurship at Keio University through partnership with other labs to bring ideas to products and build new ventures
     

October 2002 – August 2006: Technical Advisor (interim CTO), IPMobile Inc., Japan

  • Obtained frequency spectrum license through presentation and discussions (in Japanese) with the Ministry of Public Management and Home Affairs
  • Led R&D for TD-CDMA and Ad-Hoc network equipment development. Applied (jointly) for 15 patent applications
  • Contributed to raising of some $100 million in investment for the company
     

June 2000 – May 2002: Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Genista Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

  • Led research and development activities for new products, leading to major innovations in radio resource management. Applied (jointly) for 11 patent applications
  • Contributed to raising of some $10 million in investment for the company

May 1996 – May 2000: Research and Development Management, Nippon Ericsson, Tokyo and Yokosuka, Japan, and Ericsson Radio Systems AB, Sweden

  • Founded and headed the research unit of Nippon Ericsson
  • Evaluated methods of CDMA communications towards adaptation of the 3G standards. Proposed new methods for WCDMA systems, led to more than 15 patents
     

April 1994 – April 1996: Research and Development Engineer, Hitachi Central Research Laboratory, Japan

  • Proposed and evaluated methods of CDMA communications for Hitachi’s 3G standards proposals, leading to more than 5 patents
  • January 1988 - September 1990 Research and Development Engineer, Telstra, Australia
  • Modeled and developed software for Telstra’s telecommunications network

Teaching
Associate Professor, Keio University 2002-2006
Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Australia, 2006-

Community Service
Volunteer education activities in Yokohama, Japan 1997-2006.
Volunteer education activities in Adelaide, Australia 2006-

Selected Publications

  • R. Esmailzadeh, “Broadband Telecommunications Technologies and Management”, John Wiley Publishers, Expected September 2015.
  • R. Esmailzadeh, “Broadband Wireless Communications Business: Costs and Benefits of New Technologies”, John Wiley Publishers, March 2006
  • R. Esmailzadeh and M. Nakagawa, “TDD CDMA for Wireless Communications”, Artech House Publishers, October 2002.

Awards

  • Tokyo Prefecture Patent Award, 2006, for “Transmission Control method and Apparatus for Mobile Communications System,” Filed in Japan, also patented in the US: patent number 6,546,260
  • WBS Student Paper Award, 2006, for the outstanding technical paper titled: "Evaluation of Asymmetric TDD Systems Employing AMC and HARQ by Considering MCS Selection Errors,” IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences.

 

Research Interests


CDMA communications (3G) Quality control and management Active in the development and standardization of third generation (3G) mobile communications systems. Research into broadband wireless telecommunications business, including m-commerce All leading to more than 60 patent applications, 26 of which have been granted in the US so far.

Education


PhD, Electrical Engineering, Keio University
Master of Business Administration, IMD, Switzerland
Master of Engineering Studies in Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics Engineering, University of SA, Australia

Working Papers


Broadband Telecommunications Technologies and Management

R. Esmailzadeh, “Broadband Telecommunications Technologies and Management”, John Wiley Publishers, Expected September 2015.

Broadband Wireless Communications Business: Costs and Benefits of New Technologies

R. Esmailzadeh, “Broadband Wireless Communications Business: Costs and Benefits of New Technologies”, John Wiley Publishers, March 2006

TDD CDMA for Wireless Communications
R. Esmailzadeh and M. Nakagawa, “TDD CDMA for Wireless Communications”, Artech House Publishers, October 2002.