Upamanyu Madhow

Electrical & Computer Engineering


3111 Harold Frank Hall

University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080

IEE Research Areas: 


Center for Energy Efficient Design, Member


1996 NSF CAREER award
2005 IEEE Fellow

Research Description: 

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.


BS: Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technolocy (1985)
MS: Electrical Engineering, University of Illininois at Urbana-Champagne (1987)
PhD: Electrical Engineering, University of Illininois at Urbana-Champagne (1990)


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 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.