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Khandani, Mehdi Kalantari

Khandani, Mehdi Kalantari

Assistant Research Scientist
Electrical and Computer Engineering
A.V. Williams Building, Rm. 1365

Dr. Mehdi Kalantari Khandani is an assistant research scientist at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Maryland (UMD). He received his BSc and MSc degrees in electrical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 1996, and 1998, respectively. After gaining several years of industry experience in control and communication systems during 1996-2000, he started his PhD studies at UMD in 2000, where he received PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2005, and since then he has worked there as an assistant research scientist. Dr. Kalantari's research interests include Communication Theory, Internet Security and in particular Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) defense, and modeling and analysis of Wireless Networks, and Vehicular Networking Technologies. His inventions in the area of DDoS are the core intellectual property of RioRey Inc., an international leader in providing of DDoS solutions.

Dr. Kalantari received Dean's Honor Award of the Sharif University of Technology in 1996, Business Plan Competition Award of UMD in 2004, and Award for Entrepreneurship of UMD in 2006. Moreover, he has received research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS), and Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO).

Resensys, Founded by ECE Alum Mehdi Kalantari (ECE Ph.D. '05), Monitors Bridges Worldwide

Company rapidly expanding from origins with Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (MTECH) Ventures Incubator 

New NSF grant funds research to build network of tiny robots for bridge inspection

Nuno Martins, Sarah Bergbreiter, Richard La to collaborate with Resensys on development of semi-autonomous system.

Shayman, Khandani Awarded Patent

Invention can be used as a component in mitigating distributed denial of service attacks on the Internet.

Khandani Receives NSF Grant for Research on Information Flow Theory

Research scientist & alumnus will examine flow theory in dense wireless networks.

ECEGSA Awards Recognize Students, Staff for Service

ECE Graduate Student Association honors students, faculty, and staff with awards.

NetImmune Wins Entrepreneurship Award

Shayman, Kalantari Khandani, and Alasti helped create company.