Dr. Omid Semiari

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Welcome to my website! I am an Assistant Professor and the director of Mobile Systems, Intelligent Networks, and Data Science (MINDS) Lab at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). I received my BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, in 2010 and 2012, respectively, and the PhD degree from Virginia Tech, in 2017. I had previously held industry positions as a research intern at Qualcomm and Nokia Bell Labs. My research interests include wireless communications (6G and beyond), machine learning, cross-layer network optimization, and context-aware networks with an emphasis on new technologies such as connected and autonomous vehicles, wireless extended reality, and industrial IoT. See my Google Scholar Profile for the list of publications. To learn more about our research, please visit MINDS lab.

Contact: osemiari at uccs dot edu

Prospective Students: We are always looking for talented and motivated students to join our team. Please see open positions for more details. Undergraduate students at UCCS who are interested in working on REU projects are encouraged to directly contact me via email.

Selected News


  • Two REU positions are available at MINDS lab. Undergraduate students are encouraged to contact me.


  • I am appointed as an Editor of the IEEE JSAC machine learning series.


  • I have received the NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) award in support of my research on connected and autonomous vehicles. Thank you NSF!


  • I am recognized as an exemplary reviewer by IEEE Transactions on Communications.