Optimization Problems Research and Applications Laboratory
B.Sc., M.Sc. Kassel, Ph.D. Hannover, P.Eng., SM-IEEE
Dr. Reza Sedaghat received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hannover, Germany. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada in 2001 and was promoted to Professor in 2012. He is the founder, director, and principal investigator (PI) of Optimization Problems Research and Applications Laboratory (OPRAL). OPR-AL was funded in 2003 from Sun Microsystems, Motorola, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Ryerson University. His industrial experience includes collaborations in Germany with Nokia Research Center, Robert Bosch GmbH, and Infineon Siemens as well as AMD and Blackberry in Canada. Dr. Sedaghat directs a research group working on radio resource management (RRM) security and radio access & networking (RAN) areas within OPR-AL. His current research interests include cryptanalysis on chip, cross layer design and optimization, attack immunity, combinatorial optimization problem, quadratic assignment problem, and graph algorithms. Dr. Sedaghat is currently serving as a reviewer for ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, editor and reviewer for Journal of Microelectronics Reliability, Microelectronics Journal, and Science Direct Elsevier.
|70+ Graduate Alumni|
Success stories with high ranking positions at
IMAX, NVIDIA, Blackberry, AMD, Qualcomm, Siemens, Infineon,etc.
|3 OPR-Lab graduated students are Professors||15+ Research Assistants|
Dr. Patrick Siddavataam is working at NXM Labs Inc. as a Research Scientist in the R&D area of applying Quantum Computing, Quantum Cryptography for 5G communications for IoT devices. His research works involves collaboration with IBM, ARM, Microsoft, Xanadu, and Sprint for implementation of quantum resistant and crypto agility technologies. He is also working as Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF) in the OPR Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He also works as a lecturer in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He has worked in various capacities as a Systems developer for designing multi-domain products in different divisions of Microsoft Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH and Siemens AG. His research interests include secure algorithms, security patterns, cryptography and building secure and optimized VLSI architectures.
Nahid is a research assistant at OPR-AL focused on developing solutions for image processing theories. She is coordinating a research group developing image processing tools. Additionally, she is interested in field of Digital systems and Advanced Mathematics. Nahid is the Recipient of L'Ecole Polytechnique Award.
Faranak is a Biomedical Engineering student at ryerson university. She is a research assistant at OPR-AL focusing on multi-dimensional optimization problems. Her interests include Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) as well as areas of biomedical research such as medical imaging.
Juan Carlo is research assistant at OPR-AL and received the prestigious Ryerson Dean's Research internship award. His research involves wireless IOT communication protocols. He is a Recipient of IEEE Toronto Section Scholarship Award, Undergraduate Academic Excellence Award. He has interests in machine learning, mobile ad-hoc networks, and communication protocols.
Abdul is a research assistant at OPR-AL working on developing solutions to problems related to energy and communication systems. His work involves optimizing the amount of energy extracted from renewable sources and utilizing the harnessed energy to power a small communication system. Some of his interests include digital communication systems, analog circuit design, and digital signal processing.
Sabrina Ciardullo is a research assistant at OPR-AL focused on developing solutions for communication based problems. Her current project involves optimizing the range and capacity of wireless network communications. Sabrina is highly interested in this field, as well as in areas of biomedical research such as medical imaging and processing.
Binh is a Dean's List student in Biomedical Engineering at Ryerson University and was awarded with department Research Internship. His current project involves research in machine learning of IOT networks. His interests are web design, wireless communications and hardware development.
John is is currently a research assistant at OPR Laboratories and is a Dean's List student. His current project involves the optimization of memory clustering/Partitioning hardware architecture. His interests include IoT networks, artificial intelligence, and hardware optimization.
Aesh Howady is a computer engineering student at Ryerson university. She is a research assistant at OPR-AL working on developing solutions for image processing algorithms. She is interested in algorithms design and digital system.
Vatsal is a Dean's List student in Electrical engineering at Ryerson university. He is a research assistant at OPR-AL. His current project involves the optimization of Memory clustering/partitioning. His interests include communications, VLSI and artificial intelligence.
Ahsan is a research assistant at OPR-AL focused on developing automated system solutions. His current project involves navigation system architecture for autonomous floating robots and power generation optimization. Some of his interests include computational hardware and digital circuit design.
Param is a research assistant at OPR-AL and a dean's list member at the Ryerson University. He is a recipient of international student merit scholarship award and had also been chosen as the faculty of engineering best mentor of the year for 2016-2017. His research area is internet of things (IOT) and its applications. His interests include optimization, IT security, and programming.
Miten is a Dean's List student pursuing Computer Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto. He is a research assistant at OPR-AL focused on developing IOT communication models and optimizing wireless sensor networks (WSN). He has interests in distributed computing systems, network security, machine learning algorithms and hardware architectures.
Meher Bhagat is a Dean's List student in Computer Engineering and a Research Assistant in the OPR-AL Lab. Meher’s current work involves finding new approaches to analyze minerals and metals. Meher is very interested in
network security, cloud computing and machine learning.