Ramtin Pedarsani.

Ramtin Pedarsani

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California Berkeley

Contact Information
264 Cory Hall

Email: ramtin [at] eecs [dot] berkeley [dot] edu

About Me

I am a fourth year graduate student being advised by Professor Jean Walrand working mainly on robust scheduling of various processing networks. Prior to joining Berkeley, I obtained my masters degree from EPFL , Switzerland, where I worked on Polar coding and Diversity-Multiplexing Tradeoff (DMT) of relay channels. My research interests are broadly in the area of queueing networks, applied probability, information theory, and signal processing. I was an intern in Bell labs in summer 2013 working with Mohammad Ali Maddah-Ali and Urs Niesen on online caching. I did internship in Qualcomm research in summer 2014. I am also working with Professor Kannan Ramchandran on phase retreival.


A. Muralidharan, R. Pedarsani, and P. Varaiya, "Analysis of FT Control", submitted to Journal of Transportation Research Part B (preprint on arxiv), 2014.

R. Pedarsani, K. Lee, and K. Ramchandran, "PhaseCode: Fast and Efficient Compressive Phase Retrieval based on Sparse-Graph-Codes", pre-print on arxiv, 2014.

R. Pedarsani, O. Leveque, and S. Yang, "On the DMT Optimality of Time-Varying Distributed Rotation over Slow Fading Relay Channels", to appear in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication, 2014.

R. Pedarsani, J. Walrand, and Y. Zhong, "Robust Scheduling in a Flexible Fork-Join Network", accepted in IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2014.

R. Pedarsani, M. Maddah-Ali, and U. Niesen, "Online Coded Caching", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Jun. 2014. (Best paper award)

R. Pedarsani, J. Walrand, and Y. Zhong, "Robust Scheduling and Congestion Control for Flexible Queueing Networks", Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Feb. 2014.

R. Pedarsani and J. Walrand, "Stability of Lu-Kumar Networks under Longest-Queue and Longest-Dominating-Queue Scheduling", submitted to Journal of Applied Probability, Dec. 2012.

R. Pedarsani, S. H. Hassani, I. Tal, and E. Telatar, "On the Construction of Polar Codes", Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory , Saint-Petersburg, Russia, July 31 - August 5, 2011.

R. Pedarsani, O. Leveque, and S. Yang, "On the DMT Optimality of the Rotate-and-Forward Scheme in a Two-Hop MIMO Relay Channel", Proceedings of Forty-Eighth Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, Illinois, USA, September 29 - October 1, 2010.

R. Pedarsani, O. Leveque, and S. Yang, "Flip-and-forward Achieves the Optimal Diversity-Multiplexing Tradeoff for the Two-Hop MIMO Relay Channel, with Two Relay Antennas", Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Network and Communications (CROWNCOM), Cannes, France, June 2010.

R. Pedarsani, "Polar Codes: Construction and Performance Analysis", M.Sc. Dissertation, EPFL, July 2011.


EECS126: Probability and Random Processes, Graduate Student Instructor (Fall 2014).

EECS126: Probability and Random Processes, Graduate Student Instructor (Fall 2013).

EECS70: Discrete Math and Probability, Graduate Student Instructor (Spring 2013)

Analysis II, EPFL, Teaching Assistant (Fall 2010)

Engineering Mathematics, University of Tehran, Teaching Assistant (Fall 2007, Fall 2008)

Probability and Statistics, University of Tehran, Teaching Assistant (Spring 2007)

Honors and Awards