Aria Nosratinia

Erik Jonsson Distinguished Professor
Professor - Electrical Engineering
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 1996
M.S. - Electrical Engineering
University of Windsor - 1991
B.S. - Electrical Engineering
University of Tehran - 1989

Research Areas

Research Interests
His interests lie in the broad area of information theory and signal processing, with applications in wireless communications and medical imaging.


R. Tannious and A. Nosratinia, ``Reliability through relay selection in wireless networks,'' in Ultra-Reliable Short-Range Wireless Communications, Ismail Guvenc, Sinan Gezici, Zafer Sahinoglu, and Ulas Kozat Ed., Cambridge University Press, 2010 .   2010 - Publication
Y. Li and A. Nosratinia, `` Opportunistic Cognitive Radio Broadcast Channel: Asymptotic Performance,'' IEEE Globecom (Workshop on Mobile Computing and Emerging Communication Networks), Miami, FL, Dec. 2010.  2010 - Publication
M. Abouelseoud and A. Nosratinia, `` Hybrid relay selection in heterogenous relay networks,'' Asilomar Conference on Circuits, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, Oct. 2010.  2010 - Publication
R. Tannious and A. Nosratinia, ``Exploiting Hybrid ARQ Retransmissions for Coexistence in Fading Cognitive Radio Channels,'' IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Austin, TX, June 2010.  2010 - Publication
Y. Li and A. Nosratinia, ``Opportunistic Multiple Access Cognitive Radios: Asymptotic Performance,'' IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, June 2010.  2010 - Publication
M. Janani and A. Nosratinia, ``Single-block coded modulation for MIMO systems,'' IEEE Trans. Communications, vol. 57, no. 2, Feb. 2009, pp. 327-333.    2009 - Publication
Q.R. Razlighi, N. Kehtarnavaz, and A. Nosratinia, ``Computation of image spatial entropy using quadrilateral Markov random fields,'' IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 18, no. 12, Dec. 2009, pp. 2629-2639.   2009 - Publication
V. Suryavanshi and A. Nosratinia, ``Error-resilient packet header compression,'' IEEE Trans. Communications, vol. 56, no. 11, November 2008, pp. 1836 - 1843.   2008 - Publication
M. Abouelseoud and A. Nosratinia, ``Multiaccess relay channel with opportunistic channel access,'' Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, Oct. 2008.  2008 - Publication
M. Abouelseoud and A. Nosratinia, ``The gateway channel -- outage,'' IEEE Globecom 2008, New Orleans, LA, Dec. 2008.  2008 - Publication


Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2002–Present]
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [1999–2002]
Visiting Assistant Professor
Rice University [1996–1999]
Visiting Scholar
Princeton University [1995–1996]

Additional Information

Honors and Awards
  • National Science Foundation Career Award, 2000
  • Senior member, IEEE
  • Outstanding Service Award, IEEE Signal Processing Society, Dallas Chapter, 2001 and 2002

News Articles

Building a Better Cellphone
If you’ve ever wished your cellphone had greater range, better sound quality and longer battery life, then rest assured Dr. Aria Nosratinia is doing what he can to make your dream come true. And for his efforts, the UT Dallas professor has been named an IEEE fellow, one of the highest honors bestowed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The tribute recognizes him for more than 10 years of work in communication and information theory, particularly his ongoing work on what’s known as cooperative wireless communications.
Engineering, Business Professors Honored for Highly Cited Studies
Two professors from The University of Texas at Dallas were named to the 2016 list of Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters.
Dr. Aria Nosratinia
of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and Dr. Mike Peng of the Naveen Jindal School of Management are among the researchers recognized for having a significant global impact within their respective fields of study.
The list contains about 3,000 researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences. This year, the citation analysis focused on contemporary research achievement: Only highly cited papers in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection during 2004-2014 were surveyed.
Electrical Engineer's Work May Signal Better Wireless Connections
To find methods that can improve wireless communication, UT Dallas electrical engineering professor Dr. Aria Nosratinia is investigating the technology that keeps us connected.

To support this research, the National Science Foundation has awarded three grants totaling more than $2 million this fall.

“With the increased number of wireless devices, including future expectations for the Internet of Things, wireless space will become increasingly crowded. Addressing interference is crucial to the future of wireless Internet,” said Nosratinia, who is the associate head of the electrical engineering department in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
UTD Professors Win $950,000 in NSF Grants For Research of Wireless, Optical Networks
RICHARDSON, Texas (Nov. 15, 2004) – A group of engineering professors at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) has received two grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling $950,000 to conduct advanced research of wireless and optical communications networks. 

One grant, a four-year, $450,000 award, will fund the search for “smarter” methods and principles that could enable wireless devices, including cellular phones and laptops, to act as potential relay points for other users’ transmissions, creating what has been termed “cooperative wireless networks” and improving the overall performance of wireless communications.