Dariush Divsalar, an adjunct professor of electrical engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named a JPL Fellow by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech. The honor recognizes Divsalar, a principal scientist at JPL, for his extraordinary technical and individual contributions to the laboratory.

Divsalar completed his undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees at UCLA in electrical engineering. His research interests include iterative decoding, information and communication systems and turbo codes. At NASA's JPL, Divsalar works on communications in deep space. His research has received many recognitions, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Alexander Graham Bell Medal for "fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of channel codes that transformed deep space and other forms of wireless communications.