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Office: Room 1361, A. V. Williams Bldg.
Phone: (+1) 301-405-5779

My Curriculum Vitae is available here.

Short Bio

Zoltan Safar received the University Diploma in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary, in 1996, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, in 2001 and 2003, respectively.

After graduation, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Innovation, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark until March 2005. Then, he joined Nokia in Copenhagen, where he worked as a senior engineer on 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) reciver algorithm design. From September 2007, he was a senior engineer with Samsung Electro-Mechanics in Atlanta, GA, USA, developing physical-layer signal processing algorithms for next-generation wireless communication systems. In February 2010, he became a senior software engineer at Bloomberg L.P., NY, USA, and he designed and implemented software systems for monitoring, configuration and maintenance of the company’s private communication network. Since October 2010, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, MD, USA, where he is the Director of the MS in Telecommunications program.

His research interests include wireless communications and statistical signal processing, with particular focus on multi-antenna wireless communication systems, OFDM receiver algorithm design, and wireless indoor surveillance.

Dr. Safar received the Outstanding Systems Engineering Graduate Student Award from the Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland in 2003, and the Invention of the Year Award (together with W. Su and K. J. R. Liu) from the University of Maryland in 2004.