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Narayan, Prakash

Narayan, Prakash

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
2353 AV Williams
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BACKGROUND

Prakash Narayan received the Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1976, and the M.S. and D.Sc. degrees in Systems Science and Mathematics, and Electrical Engineering, respectively, from Washington University, St. Louis, MO., in 1978 and 1981.

He is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, with a joint appointment at the Institute for Systems Research. He is also a founding member of the Maryland Hybrid Networks Center (formerly the Center for Satellite and Hybrid Communication Networks), a NASA Commercial Space Center. He has held visiting appointments at ETH, Zurich; the Technion, Haifa; the Renyi Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest; the University of Bielefeld; the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (formerly LADSEB), Padova; and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Dr. Narayan currently serves on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society. He has served as Associate Editor for Shannon Theory for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory; Co-Organizer of the IEEE Workshop on Multi-User Information Theory and Systems, VA (1983); Technical Program Chair of the IEEE/IMS Workshop on Information Theory and Statistics, VA (1994); General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Washington, D.C. (2001); and Technical Program Co-Chair of the IEEE Information Theory Workshop, Bangalore (2002).

He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

HONORS AND AWARDS

    •    IEEE Fellow
    •    NSF Research Initiation Award (1982)
    •    Editorial Board, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2000 - 2003)
  

Multiuser information and coding theory Information theoretic security Communication theory Information theory and statistics Communication networks Current research projects include studies of: connections between common randomness generation by multiple terminals, network secret key generation, and combinatorial tree packing in multigraphs; secure function computation; reliable communication over hybrid radio frequency and free space optical communication systems; and sampling-quantization-distortion tradeoffs in thermal profile estimation for multicore processor chips.

Narayan is PI for NSF information-theoretic signal processing sampling research grant

Research has implications for smart home sensors, aerial surveillance, computer vision and social networks.

Narayan and students publish three articles in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

Articles were written on spatial sampling, sampling rate distortion and data privacy.

ECE Names 2016-2017 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows

Five Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. students were selected as ECE Distinguished Dissertation Fellows for 2016-17.

Narayan, Zhou, Schlotfeldt, Strahan win ISR outstanding awards

ISR confers awards of excellence in its annual ceremony.

Subramanian and Wheeler win 2015 ISR awards

Graduate student and staff member honored at annual ceremony.

New NSF-funded project targets secure and private function computation

Narayan, Tyagi and Watanabe will take an information theoretic approach to multiple terminal data computation.

Shun Watanabe joins Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Former visitor worked with Prakash Narayan on network information theory.

Alum Himanshu Tyagi joins Indian Institute of Science

Former student of Prakash Narayan is tenure-track assistant professor.

ECE Names 2014-2015 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows

Five Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. students were selected as ECE Distinguished Dissertation Fellows for 2014-15.

Narayan, Martins participate in BIRS decentralized systems workshop

The invited workshop addressed decentralized decision-making.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)