Research interests are in the fundamentals of handling (compressing/transmitting/storing) data over networks and extracting information from data, including information theory, theory of communication, wireless communications, coding and system optimization, signal processing and statistical/machine learning theory, and their applications.
Recent Select Funded Research Projects
“Information Theoretic Foundations for Flexible Physical Layers” Gift from Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, CA, Oct. 2016.
“CCF:CIF: Foundations of Interfering Cellular Networks,” CIF Program, CCF Division, NSF, PI: M. K. Varanasi, duration Aug. 2014–Jul. 2019.
“Collaborative Research: Multihop Mutiﬂow Wireless Networks: A Treasure Hunt,” CIF Program, CCF Division, NSF, lead PI: M. K. Varanasi, (PIs: Avesthimehr, Caire, Jafar), Jul. 2012–Jun. 2015.
“Collaborative Research: Exploring the Fundamentals of Multihop Multiﬂow Wireless Networks,” CIF Program, CCF Division, NSF, lead PI: M. K. Varanasi, (PIs: Avesthimehr, Caire, Jafar, Sabharwal). Sept. 2011–Aug. 2012.
“Multi-Antenna Communications with Finite-Rate Feedback,” PI: M. K. Varanasi, Co-PI: Y. Liu, Theoretical Foundations Cluster, CCF Division, NSF, Sept. 2007–Aug. 2011.