UCSB Engineering

Upamanyu Madhow


Electrical & Computer Engineering

Upamanyu Madhow


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

tel: (805)893-5210
fax: (805)893-3262

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Research Description

The main focus of our research is on new architectures and algorithms for next generation wireless communication and sensor networks. We have strong collaborations with colleagues in circuit design, controls, computer vsion, and computer science, and many of the architectural concepts we invent in our group are being prototyped. Examples of ongoing projects include multiGigabit millimeter wave communication networks, novel architectures and hardware prototypes for very large scale sensor networks, and target tracking using very simple sensors.

Research Groups


Upamanyu Madhow is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, 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 his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1985. He received the M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1987 and 1990, respectively. Dr. Madhow's research interests are in wireless communication, sensor networks and data hiding. Dr. Madhow is a Fellow of the IEEE, and recipient of the NSF CAREER award. 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 (http://www.isihighlycited.com), and is among the top 10 most cited authors in ``computer science'' over the period 1993-2003, according to the ISI Web of Science (http://in-cites.com/top/2003/first03-com.html).


  • Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies


  • Fellow of the IEEE, 2005
  • NSF CAREER award, 1996

Selected Publications

  • Millimeter-wave WPAN: cross-layer modeling and multihop architecture, Proc. IEEE Infocom 2007 Minisymposium, 2007, S. Singh, F. Ziliotto, U. Madhow, E. M. Belding, M. J. W. Rodwell, web link
  • Tracking multiple targets using binary proximity sensors, Proc. IPSN 2007 (ACM/IEEE International Conf. on Information Processing in Sensor Networks), 2007, J. Singh, R. Kumar, U. Madhow, S. Suri, R.E. Cagley
  • Millimeter-wave MIMO: wireless links at optical speeds, Proc. 44th Allerton Conf. Communication, Control and Computing, Monticello, IL, 2006, E. Torkildson, B. Ananthasubramaniam, U. Madhow, M. Rodwell, web link
  • Comprehensive digital correction of mismatch errors for a 400 Msamples/s 80-dB SFDR time-interleaved analog-to-digital converter, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 53, no. 3, 2005, M. Seo, M. J. W. Rodwell, U. Madhow
  • Differential MMSE: a framework for robust adaptive interference suppression for DS-CDMA over fading channels, IEEE Trans. Communications, vol. 53, no. 8, 2005, 1377-1390, U. Madhow, K. Bruvold, L. J. Zhu
  • Characterizing the outage capacity for space-time communication over wideband channels, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 52, no. 12, 2004, 2198-2208, G. Barriac, U. Madhow, web link
  • Detection of Hiding in the Least Significant Bit, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 52, no. 10, 2004, 3046-3058, O. Dabeer, K. Sullivan, U. Madhow, S. Chandrasekaran, B. S. Manjunath, web link
  • Robust Image-Adaptive Data Hiding Using Erasure and Error Correction, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 13 , no. 12, 2004, 1627-1639, K. Solanki, N. Jacobsen, U. Madhow, B. S. Manjunath, S. Chandrasekaran, web link
  • Space-time communication for OFDM with implicit channel feedback, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 50, no. 12, 2004, 3111-3129, G. Barriac, U. Madhow, web link
  • Joint noncoherent demodulation and decoding for the block fading channel: a practical framework for approaching Shannon capacity, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 51, no. 10, 2003, 1676-1689, R.-R. Chen, R. Koetter, U. Madhow, D. Agrawal