Upamanyu Madhow is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests broadly span
communications, signal processing and networking, with current emphasis on millimeter wave communication, and on distributed and bio-inspired approaches to networking and inference. He received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1985, and his Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1990. He has worked as a research scientist at Bell Communications Research, Morristown, NJ, and as a faculty at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Madhow is a recipient of the 1996 NSF CAREER award, and co-recipient of the 2012 IEEE Marconi prize paper award in wireless communications. He has served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. He is the author of two textbooks published by Cambridge University Press, Fundamentals of Digital Communication (2008) and Introduction to Communication Systems (2014).
At the undergraduate level, I usually teach signals and systems, and a two-course elective sequence on communication systems. At the graduate level, I typically teach digital communication, random processes, and estimation. I have recently created a graduate course in machine learning, taught from the point of view of a signal processor. My graduate teaching in communications evolved into the textbook, Fundamentals of Digital Communication, Cambridge University Press, 2008. My undergraduate teaching in communications evolved into the textbook, Introduction to Communication Systems, Cambridge University Press, 2014.