Aria Nosratinia is Erik Jonsson Distinguished Professor and associate head of the electrical engineering department at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he is also the director of the Multimedia Communications Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996. He has held visiting appointments at Princeton University, Rice University, and UCLA. His interests lie in the broad area of information theory and signal processing, with applications in communication theory and wireless communications.

Dr. Nosratinia is a fellow of IEEE for contributions to multimedia and wireless communications. He is an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He has been an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing,, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Wireless Communications (Magazine), and Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers. He has received the National Science Foundation career award, and the outstanding service award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society, Dallas Chapter. He has served as the secretary of the IEEE information theory society, treasurer for ISIT, publications chair for the IEEE Signal Processing Workshop, as well as member of the technical committee for numerous conferences. Dr. Nosratinia is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.