Bio


Nariman Farsad is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He is a member of Wireless Systems Laboratory, and works under the supervision of Professor Andrea Goldsmith. His research interests are in bio-inspired communication networks, bioengineering, chemical signaling, information theory, and molecular communication. He focuses on questions such as: How can very tiny devices communicate, form networks and cooperate? How can chemical signaling be used in different industries such as smart cities, biotechnology, and oil and gas to form energy efficient networks?

Honors & Awards


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) (2015-2017)
  • Best Demo Award, IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE-INFOCOM) (2015)
  • Finalist (among about 500 applicants), Bell Labs Prize Competition (2014)
  • Second Prize, IEEE ComSoc Student Competition: Communications Technology Changing the World (2014)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Government of Province of Ontario (2011-2014)

Professional Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, York University (2015)
  • Master of Science, York University (2010)
  • Bachelor of Science, York University (2007)

Stanford Advisors