Babak D. Beheshti is professor and dean of the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). The School has approximately 3000 students, including undergraduate and graduate programs in two New York campuses, as well as in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Babak has been a full-time faculty member at NYIT for more than 30 years.
Over the last 20+ years, Beheshti has worked in R&D with companies in the embedded systems and wireless technology industry. He has successfully managed joint R&D programs with Asian, European, and U.S. companies, including Siemens Mobile, Nokia, Samsung, KDDI, and LG.
An active member of IEEE since 1991, Beheshti is currently a member of the IEEE Board of Directors, having held positions at section, region, and major board levels. He has been a member of the IEEE’s Publication Services & Products Board (PSPB), as well as the Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board.
Beheshti is a recipient of the IEEE MGA Leadership Award; the IEEE Millennium Medal; the IEEE Long Island Section Athanasios Papoulis Outstanding Educator Award, given for noteworthy contributions to engineering education; and three IEEE Region 1 Awards, including a 2008 IEEE Northeastern Region Technical Innovation Award "For Providing Technical Leadership in the Development of State-of-the Art Reconfigurable Wireless Technologies."
Beheshti received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and master's and bachelor’s degrees at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.