Pramod Viswanath

Pramod Viswanath
Pramod Viswanath

Administrative Titles

  • Gilmore Family Endowed Professorship
(217) 244-8999
118 Coordinated Science Lab

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  • Doctor of Philosophy, Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley, 2000

Research Statement

My area of research is Wireless Communication Networks. My main research interests are in understanding fundamental limitations to reliable wireless communication and to leverage this understanding into engineering solutions for wireless networks. An important component of my research is to take a system view of wireless communication by a joint consideration of networking and medium access issues with the underlying time-varying wireless channel.

More broadly, I am interested in understanding fundamental limitations to network information transmission and representation. Some of our recent research resolves decades-long open problems in optimal network information compression.

My publications provide a finer look at the nature of my research interests and the engineering scope of contributions.

Research Interests

  • Wireless Communication, Information Theory, Cryptocurrencies

Research Areas

  • Communication networks
  • Communications
  • Information theory
  • Wireless communication systems

Research Topics


  • Associate Editor for Communications at the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 2006-2008.
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2003
  • Bernard Friedman Prize, Department of Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley, 2000
  • Eliahu Jury Award, Department of EECS, University of California at Berkeley, 2000
  • Motorola Gold Medal, Indian Institute of Science, 1995
  • M R Khambati Gold Medal, Indian Institute of Science, 1995

Teaching Honors

  • Present in the "an incomplete list of teachers ranked as excellent by their students" for the semesters of Fall 2003, Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2011.

Recent Courses Taught

  • ECE 313 (MATH 362) - Probability with Engrg Applic
  • ECE 461 - Digital Communications
  • ECE 563 - Information Theory
  • ECE 598 PV - Principles of Blockchains