Bijan Jabbari

Mason ECE professor Bijan Jabbari
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Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-1618
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Nguyen Engineering Building
Room 3232
Mail Stop: 1G5

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Bijan Jabbari has been active both in academia and the industry and is recognized internationally for his contributions to the field of wireless networks. His parents are being deployed in the 4G, LTE, and 5G wireless networks. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the IET. He is a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, Washington DC Metropolitan Area Engineer of the Year Award, and received the GMU VSE Outstanding Faculty Research Award. He is the past chairman of the IEEE Communications Society technical committee on Communications Switching and Routing. He has founded innovative laboratories for internet and wireless communications and is conducting research through funding provided by the National Science Foundation and other funding organizations.

Dr. Jabbari is a coeditor of several books and was the area editor on multiaccess for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, was an International Division Editor for the Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN) on wireless communications, and was on the editorial board of Proceedings of the IEEE and several other journals. He has been a technical advisor to the industry and the US, France, Japan, and Republic of Korea governments. He helped the industry adoption of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) by service providers and large corporations in their networks. Dr. Jabbari is also an affiliated faculty with Telecom Paris-tech, France. As a volunteer in civic and humanitarian activities, Dr. Jabbari co-founded the American Heart Association’s annual event Heart’s Delight, the premier annual wine tasting and auction in Washington, which in the past 20 years has brought over $20 million for research to this association.


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • MS, Engineering Economics Systems, Stanford University
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Arya-Mehr University

Research Interests

  • Communications
  • Computing and Networking Theory, with Applications to Wireless Communications Systems such as LTE & 5G Wireless
  • IoT
  • Machine Learning
  • Cognitive Networks


2016 - 2018: Secure MAC Layer Wireless Network Protocols. Funded by Naval Research Laboratory.

2012 - 2015: Secure Cross-Layer Resilient and Adaptive Networking. Funded by Naval Research Laboratory.

2010 - 2011: Secure Protocols and Services for Resilient Internetworking. Funded by Office of Naval Research.

2010 - 2010: Network Virtualization. Funded by KDDI Corporation, Japan.


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