Dr. Ahmad Bazzi of New York University Abu Dhabi receives US Patent for boosting Bluetooth data rates

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Dr. Ahmad Bazzi, a researcher specializing in wireless communication at New York University (NYU) in Abu Dhabi, was recently granted a new United States (US) patent. This patent significantly contributes to achieving faster data rates for signals transmitted through the Bluetooth standard, leading to notable improvements in audio quality and enhanced user experiences with headsets.

The patent, officially granted as U.S. Patent No. 11,496,343 on November 8, 2022, originated from a filing in 2021. Dr. Ahmad Bazzi’s inventive method focuses on decoding a radio frequency signal carrying a sequence of symbols modulated by Continuous Phase Modulation (CPM). This groundbreaking invention serves as the foundation for the rapid and reliable advancement of Bluetooth technology, particularly in the realm of audio applications. Additionally, Bazzi introduces a corresponding decoder associated with this innovation.

Notably, the technology outlined in this patent gained significant traction in the market during Bazzi’s service at RivieraWaves. Key clients, including industry giant Apple, demonstrated considerable interest and demand for this inventive solution. The patent emphasizes a momentous leap in Bluetooth technology, specifically addressing the critical need for heightened data rates and improved signal decoding, particularly in audio-centric applications.

The full US patent is cited as ‘Method for decoding an RF signal bearing a sequence of symbols modulated by CPM and associated decoder,’ with inventors Ahmad Bazzi and Lisa Meilhac. U.S. Patent No. 11,496,343 was officially granted on November 8, 2022. You can reach Dr. Ahmad Bazzi on Twitter or Linkedin. Also, Dr. Bazzi publishes free open source educational lectures on wireless communications on his YouTube channel.

About Ahmad Bazzi

Dr. Ahmad Bazzi was born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on 3rd of October, 1991. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from EURECOM, France, in 2017 and his M.Sc. degree (honor role) in wireless communication systems (SAR) from Centrale Supélec, in 2014. He is currently a researcher with New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi contributing to integrated sensing and communications and prior to that, he was the Algorithm and Signal Processing Team Leader at CEVA-DSP, Sophia Antipolis, leading the work on Wi-Fi (802.11ax) and Bluetooth (5.x BR/BLE/BTDM/LR) PHY modems, OFDMA MAC schedulers, and RF-related issues. Since 2018, he has been publishing YouTube lectures, where his channel contains mathematical, algorithmic, and programming topics, with 285K+ subscribers and 17M+ views, as of December 2023. 

He was awarded a CIFRE Scholarship from ANRT France, in 2014. He was nominated for Best Student Paper Award at IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), in 2016. He received a Silver Plate Creator Award from YouTube, in 2022. He is a co-inventor in several patents involving intellectual property of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth products, all of which have been implemented and sold to key clients. He was awarded exemplary reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Wireless Communication Letters both in 2022. He was selected amongst the top 200 most influential creators in the Arab world for 2023.

About New York University

Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the world’s foremost research universities and is a member of the selective Association of American Universities. NYU has degree-granting university campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai; has 11 other global academic sites, including London, Paris, Florence, Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, and Accra; and both sends more students to study abroad and educates more international students than any other US college or university. Through its numerous schools and colleges, NYU is a leader in conducting research and providing education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, the cinematic and performing arts, music and studio arts, public administration, social work, and professional studies, among other areas.