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Riaz Esmailzadeh

Teaching Professor, Management of Information Technology, Carnegie Mellon University Australia

Riaz Esmailzadeh is a Teaching Professor in Management of Information Technology at CMU Australia.

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

Courses Taught

  • 95-730 - E-Business Technology and Management


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