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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, 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.

Narayan, Martins participate in BIRS decentralized systems workshop

The invited workshop addressed decentralized decision-making.

Srivastava, Dey, Mirsky, King win 2014 ISR Awards

Awards honor outstanding faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff.

Narayan is PI for NSF sampling rate distortion grant

The research will characterize fundamental performance limits of optimum sampling and lossy compression rates and their interplay.

ECE Names 2011-2012 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows

Ekrem, Ropp, Shroff, and Tyagi recognized for research excellence in their dissertations.

Narayan is PI for NSF network function computation grant

Research will address the theory and design of algorithms for an efficient local computation by multiple network terminals.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)