Upamanyu Madhow

Electrical and Computer Engineering
madhow [at] ece [dot] ucsb [dot] edu

Institute Role
Member of Electronics & Photonics Solutions Group 

Role in Affiliated Centers
Member of the Center for Energy Efficiency Design

Upamanyu Madhow's research interests are in wireless communication, sensor networks and data hiding. The main focus of his research is on new architectures and algorithms for next generation wireless communication and sensor networks. Examples of ongoing projects include multi-Gigabit millimeter wave communication networks, novel architectures and hardware prototypes for very large scale sensor networks, and target tracking using very simple sensors. Working with colleagues at the Center for Energy Efficiency Design, Madhow researches how to efficiently distribute sensors, and how to extract coherent information that captures the relevant behaviors of large interconnected systems (such as building systems) to control the natural dynamics of these systems for better energy efficiency.

Upamanyu Madhow is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Santa Barbara. His prior appointments include serving as a faculty in the ECE Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and as a research scientist at Bell Communications Research (now Telcordia). He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1985) and M. S. (1987) and Ph. D. (1990) degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Madhow is a Fellow of the IEEE (2005) and recipient of the NSF CAREER award (1996). He has served as Associate Editor for Spread Spectrum for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and as Associate Editor for Detection and Estimation for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He is a highly cited researcher, and is among the top 10 most cited authors in ``computer science'' over the period 1993-2003, according to the ISI Web of Science. He is the author of the textbook, Fundamentals of Digital Communication, published by Cambridge University Press in 2008.

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