Pramod Viswanath

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Professor
Coordinated Sciences Laboratory
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Room 118, Coordinated Sciences Lab
1308 W. Main Street
Urbana, IL 61822

Phone: 217 244 8999

pramodv@illinois.edu

Research

I have worked actively in wireless communications for well over a decade, with research involving building models to designing algorithms to system solutions to entrepreneurial and industrial implementations. I am partial to the theoretical and conceptual aspects of the problems I work on.

With wireless technology fairly mature, I am also exploring other research directions. I have two current interests: Communication and Networking and Data Science. Within these broad topics, I have two major projects. (a) Representation Learning (applications: NLP and communication/networking algorithms); (b) Anonymous networking technologies (application: cryptocurrencies).

Anonymity Preserving Technologies

Representation Learning: NLP

Theoretical Data Science

Past: Wireless Communication

I have worked on algorithms for scheduling users in cellular networks, MIMO algorithms, interference management solutions and a variety of topics in wireless communication over a decade and a half of research. I was one of the early designers of Flash-OFDM, the first OFDM based cellular system (at Flarion Technologies) and coauthored a popular book on wireless communication.