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ANANT SAHAI

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Associate Professor
sahai@eecs.berkeley.edu
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267 Cory Hall
UC Berkeley 94720-1770
Fall 2013 Office Hours: Thu 2-3 in 504 Cory
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Announcements:

Our guest blog post on the Television Whitespaces has appeared at Google's "Policy by the Numbers" blog.

Congratulations to Pulkit Grover and Kristen Ann Woyach for being co-authors with me on our Leonard G. Abraham Prize winning paper.

Congratulations to Kate Harrison for winning the best student policy paper award at DySpAN 2012.

Congratulations to Pulkit Grover for winning the Eliahu Jury Prize in 2011 and the best student paper award at CDC 2010.

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Research Interests:

My areas of interest span communications, control, and signal processing. Within that range, my focus is on the communications theory side, particularly in the areas of wireless and information theory. Within information theory, my main interest is in developing the conceptual tools needed to understand feedback, interaction, delay, reliability, and complexity. To that end, I am interested in decentralized control systems as they provide well understood mathematical models that do not mesh with the classical notions from information theory. They also tell us why delay is important. On the wireless communication side, I am interested in power consumption and how multi-scale heterogenous wireless systems can coexist peacefully. Cognitive radio and wireless spectrum sharing are of particular interest.

My research sits within the Wireless Foundations center, where we study the fundamental basis for the wireless technologies of the future. The following pages give more details about some of my research interests, with links to additional publications, etc.


Key contributions from my group (Details can be found using the links above)


A few recent papers: (Descriptions and more can be found using the links above)


For Students:

U.C. Berkeley is a great place to learn and develop into a world class scientist/engineer. If you are admitted or are already here, you might be interested in my
unofficial page of advice. I probably will take one to two new graduate students this cycle. But feel free to contact me if you are already admitted to Berkeley. I'm generally available to talk about research. If you are considering applying to Berkeley, please do so. Before contacting me directly, please check out this page for more information. I generally do not respond to unsolicited emails from potential students, interns or postdocs.


Brief Bio

Before joining the faculty at Berkeley in 2002, I spent 2001 at the startup Enuvis, Inc. where I was on the theoretical/algorithmic side of a team that developed new techniques for GPS detection in very low SNR environments (such as those encountered indoors in urban areas). From 1994-2000, I was a graduate student at MIT studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Course 6 in MIT-speak) and was based in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems under Prof. Sanjoy Mitter. My research interests there started in machine understanding but shifted toward the intersection of control and information theory. I did my undergraduate work in EECS here at the University of California at Berkeley from 1990-1994.

I served as the Treasurer for the IEEE Information Theory Society from 2007-2009 and am currently the faculty adviser for the Berkeley chapter of Eta Kappa Nu.


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