Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz is the chief scientist at Skyhook Wireless Inc. responsible for the research and development of Skyhook’s positioning technology.
He has more than 17 years of industrial experience in the design and implementation of satellite and wireless networks.
Before joining Skyhook Wireless, he was the head of the communications section of Advanced Solutions Group (part of Cross Country Automotive Services). Earlier, he worked at Hughes Network Systems.
Alizadeh-Shabdiz was part of the design and implementation team of the three first satellite-based mobile networks: ICO global medium orbit satellite network voice and data services, Thuraya GEO satellite network, and the first phase of the Inmarsat high-speed data network. He is also on the faculty of Boston University.
Alizadeh-Shabdiz received his Ph.D. from George Washington University and his M.S. from Tehran University.