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Hossein Saidi was born in 1961, received B.S and M.S. degrees in Electrical Eng. in 1986 and 1989 respectively, both from Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Isfahan Iran. He also received D.Sc. in Electrical Eng. from Washington University in St. Louis, USA in 1994.

Since 1995 he has been with the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at IUT, where he is currently Full Professor and serves as the Chair of of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department .

His research interest includes high speed switches and routers, communication networks, QoS in networks, security, queueing system and information theory.

He was the co-founder and R&D director at MinMax Technology Inc. (1996-1998) and Erlang Technology Inc. (1999-2006) both in USA, and SarvNet Telecommunication Inc. ( 2003). During these years, he was the main architect of 3 generation of Switch ASIC chips: WUMCS, SeC and XeC with respectively 2.5, 10 and 80 Gb/s capacity per chip and up to 560 Gb/s total system capacity. He was also the principal architect of SeT, the network processor chip of Erlang Technology.

He holds 4 USA and one International patents and has published more than 100 scientific papers. He is the recipient of several awards including: 2006 ASPA award (The 1st Asian Science Park Association leaders award) and the Certificate award at 1st National Festival of Information and Communication Technology (ICT 2011) both as the CEO of SarvNet Telecommunication Inc., and he also received the 2011 Isfahan University of Technology Distinguished Researcher Award.



  • D.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications)
    Feb. 1994, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. USA
    Thesis title: “Multi Channel Switching in Broadband ATM Networks

  • M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Electronics)
    Feb. 1989, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran
    Thesis title: “Design and Implementation of IF Amplifier with AGC

  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Electronics)
    Sep. 1986, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran