Masoud Ardakani received a BSc from Isfahan University of Technology in 1994, an MSc from Tehran University in 1997, and PhD from the University of Toronto in 2004, all in Electrical Engineering. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto from 2004 to 2005. His research interests are in the general area of wireless communications, advanced channel coding techniques, cloud storage and applications of Information theory. He has served as an Associate Editor/Senior Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and the IEEE Communications Letters in the past. Currently, he is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications.