Prof. Dr. Elham Firouzi

Profile

Prof. Dr. Elham Firouzi Dozent

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Engineering and Information Technology
    Elektrotechnik + Informationstechnologie
    Quellgasse 21
    2501 Biel

Teaching

  • BTE5051d - Functional software development in C

  • BTE5055d - Introduction to programming

  • BTE5052d - Software design and software projects

  • BTE5056d - Introduction to microprocessors and print layout

  • BTE5053d - Firmware development

  • BTE5054d - Introduction to OOP with Java

  • BTE5380d - Embedded Systems

  • BTE5483d - Real Time Operating Systems

  • BTE5446d - Embedded Linux

  • BTM1031ac - User interfaces, simple applications in C#

  • Programming of Microcontrollers

Research

  • Design and development of embedded systems

  • Embedded hardware and software design

  • Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS)

  • Telecommunication networks

  • Internet of things (IoT)

  • Real time operating systems

  • Embedded Linux and Android

  • Embedded web server

CV

  • Since 1995, Dr. Elham Firouzi has carried out successfully many R&D projects in the field of embedded systems.
  • In addition, in 2002, he started teaching computer engineering at Swiss universities (Bern University of Applied Sciences, University of Bern and University of Neuchâtel).
  • Finally, in 2016, he was appointed as Vice Dean of the Division of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.
  • 2016 – Present : Vice Dean of the Division of Electrical Engineering and Information technology, Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • 2007 - 2016 : Senior Lecturer in Computer Engineering, ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern
  • 2002 – Present : Full Time Professor of Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • 2002 – 2009 : Lecturer and Group Leader, Institute of Microengineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne / Institute of Microtechnology, University of Neuchâtel
  • 2000 - 2002 : CTO Hardware, IP01 SA
  • 1995 - 2000 : IC and DSP System Designer, Institute of Microtechnology, University of Neuchâtel
  • 2018 : Certificate of Advanded Studies in University Teaching, University didactics + E-learning, Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • 2016 : Master of Advanced Studies in Public Administration (MPA), Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration, University of Lausanne
  • 2000 : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electronics and Signal Processing, Institute of Microtechnology, University of Neuchâtel
  • 1998 : Advanced GPS Receiver Design, Navtech Seminars and GPS Supply Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, USA
  • 1988 - 1995 : Master of Physical Electronics, Institute of Microtechnology, University of Neuchâtel
  • 1984 - 1987 : Swiss Federal Maturity, Type C (Scientific), Cantonal High School of Neuchâtel

Projects

  • Management of the project "Share", whose aim was the design and development of a GSM "ShareBox" for car, bike and boat sharing. This project has been realized in collaboration with “SHARE - telematics S.A”.

  • Management of the project “WatchDog“, whose objective was the design and development of a data logger to monitor the behavior of livestock guard dogs. This project has been realized in collaboration with the “Club for Livestock Guard Dogs Switzerland” (www.herdenschutzschweiz.ch).

  • Definition and management of the project “GPS-L2 time synchronization”, whose goal was the design and development of a dual band GPS receiver for the TDM network synchronization. This project has been realized in collaboration with “Oscilloquartz Ltd.” (www.oscilloquartz.com) and its funding – about 1 million CHF – has been provided by the Commission for the Technology and Innovation (CTI).

  • Support for the project “GJU/04/2423”, whose aim was the design and development of a Galileo receiver for the “Cospas-Sarsat” (www.cospas-sarsat.int) beacons. This project has been realized in collaboration with “Martec Serpe-Iesm” (MSI) and its funding – about 200’000 euros – has been provided by the Galileo Joint Undertaking (European Union).

  • Industrialization of a low power DSP architecture for GPS receivers, which has been integrated into a smartwatch by “Asulab Ltd.” (Swatch Group).

  • Design and development of a low power DSP architecture for GPS receivers. This project was funded by the CTI and “Asulab Ltd.” (Swatch Group).

Publications

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • French - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • German - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • Persian - Elementary proficiency