Kamran Sayrafian, PhD

Senior Scientist, Information Technology Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Kamran Sayrafian, PhD, is a Senior Scientist at the Information Technology Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He is leading several strategic projects related to the application of ICT in healthcare. Prior to this, he was the cofounder of Zagros Networks, Inc. a fabless semiconductor company based in Rockville, Maryland where he served as president and senior member of the architecture team. Kamran is also an adjunct faculty of the University of Maryland since 2003, and an affiliate associate professor of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada since 2016.

His research interests include medical body area networks, mobile sensor networks and RF-based indoor positioning. He has published over 100 conference and journal papers, and book chapters in these areas. He was the recipient of the IEEE PIMRC 2009 & SENSORCOMM 2011 best paper awards. He has served as the Technical Program Committee and Executive co-chair of the IEEE PIMRC 2014 and organizer of several other international IEEE conferences and workshops focused on the applications of wireless communication in healthcare. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine. Kamran is the co-chair of the IoT Health subgroup at the COST IC15104 “Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond” action. He was a major contributor to the development of the IEEE802.15.6 international standard on body area networks; and the recipient of the 2015 U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for his contribution to the field of body area networks. In 2014, he served as the U.S. Embassy Science Fellow in Croatia.

He is the co-inventor/inventor of four U.S. patents and holds PhD, MS and BS degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland, Villanova University and Sharif University of Technology, respectively.