Dr. Tara Javidi joined the EE department in September 2002, as an Assistant Professor. She studied electrical engineering at the Sharif University of Technology from 1992 to 1996. She received her MS degrees in Electrical Engineering: Systems, and Applied Mathematics: Stochastics, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, in 1998 and 1999, respectively. She received her PhD from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research interests are in communication networks, stochastic resource allocation, and wireless communication.