Majid Sarrafzadeh received his Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined Northwestern University as an Assistant Professor in 1987. In 2000, he joined the Computer Science Department at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where he is current a distinguished professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. He is a co-founder and co-director of the Center for SMART Health. His recent research interests lie in the area of Embedded Computing and Data Anlytics with emphasis on healthcare. Dr. Sarrafzadeh is a Fellow of IEEE. Professor Sarrafzadeh has published more than 550 papers, co-authored 5 books, and is a named inventor on many US patents.
Dr. Sarrafzadeh has collaborated with many industries in the past 30 years. He co-founded two companies around 2000 – they were both acquired around 2004. He has recently co-founded three companies in the area of Technology in Healthcare.