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Navid Safavi

Navid Safavi

Navid received his bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from Tehran Azad University in Iran. He then joined a small Civil Engineering company as network designer, and worked his way up to become the IT team lead and eventually the IT manager in the same company. He then moved to the USA to return to academia and pursue his higher education at the US Universities. He first started his study at the Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU), but then transferred to the University of New Haven (UNH) to specialize on networking and wireless programs.

Navid thinks that networking is a fun area of technology, and he grasps the topics easily and naturally. He finds various topics in networking and especially wireless fields to be very interesting, and decided to change his school for the very same reason, since he could pursue this field more readily at the UNH.

Navid’s research area is focused on the next generation of wireless network technologies with special interest in the Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning for LTE networks. Navid has graduated with Master of Engineering degree, and currently is working as a network engineer, but actively participates in research activities within the UNHwRG. He is working on developing Packet Scheduling Scheme for the advanced LTE. Navid likes to continue his education in this field, by starting his PhD program.

When he gets tired of studying and working, Navid’s favorite sports are SKIING, soccer and swimming.

Seyedmohammad Salehi

Seyedmohammad Salehi

Seyedmohammad was born in Iran in 1983. He studied his BSc. in computer engineering at Yazd University, Yazd, Iran. He was accepted for MSc. in E-Commerce at Tehran University, one of the most prestigious universities in Iran, but he chose to pursue his studies in area of networking and telecommunications. Having attended in much technical trainings and obtaining many professional certifications in this field of study such as Network+, CCNA and MCITP 2008 and four years of working experience, he was awarded TA position for computer and networking courses at the University of New Haven, where he is working on his thesis.

He is interested in different areas of network technologies such as:

1-    Qos and security in 4th generation of mobile technology (LTE and WiMAX)

2-    Routing and switching algorithms

For his final thesis research he is more focused on developing a QoS support scheme for advanced LTE.

Opeyemi Sonusi

Opeyemi Sonusi

Opeyemi graduated with a bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. He was then employed as a software engineer with a startup company in Lagos, Nigeria. While there, he worked on providing custom solutions that integrate with Cisco devices and technology to provide extended functionalities.  Companies using those solutions include PwC, British American Tobacco Plc. and Oando Plc.

Opeyemi’s interest to improve and extend both new and existing network technologies continues to grow and this prompted his decision to move to the USA to pursue a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of New Haven (UNH). He wishes to start his PhD program after completion of his Master’s degree.

When Opey is not studying, he likes swimming, playing soccer (avid Manchester United fan) and shooting pool.

Krishna Pradeep Tummalapalli

Krishna Pradeep Tummalapalli

Krishna is currently a graduate student at the University of New Haven (UNH) in Electrical Engineering department. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in INDIA. Krishna’s research interest lies in power electronics and wireless. He then decided to pursue his Master’s degree in an academic institution in the USA and joined the UNH department of Electrical Engineering. He made his decision to attend UNH because of the wide range of courses and projects available within the EE fields at the master level in UNH. His special interest lies in power electronics and wireless, hence chose to do his research on 5th generation (5G) of wireless technologies. 


Satyendra Gurjar

Satyendra received his Bachelor and Master’s degree in computer application from India before moving to the United States. He moved to US and started working for AT&T as a software Engineer. Currently he is pursuing a second Master’s degree in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Haven. His area of research is in distributed computing, concurrency, data structures and algorithm analysis.