Narayan Mandayam

Department Chair, Distinguished Professor, and Associate Director of WINLAB,



  • B.Tech. (Hons) Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1989
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Rice University, Houston TX, 1991
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Rice University, Houston TX, 1994

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Radio Networks and Spectrum Policy
  • Radio Resource Management
  • Network Coding for Wireless Networks

Awards and Recognitions

  • Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE (2012-13)
  • Briefer on Cognitive Radio Networks to the JASON Study Group (2010)
  • Fred W. Ellersick Prize from the IEEE Communications Society (2009)
  • Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to wireless data transmission (2008)
  • Selected by the National Academy of Engineering for the Annual Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering (1998)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 1998
  • Institute Silver Medal from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1989


  • "Principles of Cognitive Radio" by E. Biglieri, A. Goldsmith, L. Greenstein, N. B. Mandayam and H. V. Poor, Cambridge University Press 2012

Selected Publications

  • D. Zhang, N. B. Mandayam, "Analyzing Random Network Coding with Differential Equations and Differential Inclusions" in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 57, No. 12, pp. 7932-7949, December 2011
  • D. Zhang, R. Shinkuma, N. B. Mandayam, "Bandwidth Exchange: An Energy Conserving Incentive Mechanism for Cooperation" in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications,vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 2055-2065, June 2010
  • L. Sankar, N. B. Mandayam, H. V. Poor, "On the Sum Capacity of Degraded Gaussian Multiple Access Relay Channels" in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 55, No. 12, pp. 5394-5411, December 2009
  • L. Xiao, L. J. Greenstein, N. B. Mandayam, W. Trappe "Using the Physical Layer for Wireless Authentication in Time-Variant Channels " in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications vol. 7, No. 7, pp. 2571-2579, July 2008
  • O. Ileri, N. B. Mandayam, "Dynamic Spectrum Access Models: Toward an Engineering Perspective in the Spectrum Debate" in IEEE Communications Magazine vol. 46, No. 1, pp.153-160, January 2008 (This paper was awarded the 2009 Fred W. Ellersick Prize by the IEEE Communications Society)
  • D. Samardzija, N. B. Mandayam "Uncoded and Unquantized Channel State Information Feedback in Multiple Antenna Multiuser Wireless Systems" in IEEE Trans. on Communications, vol. 54, No. 7, pp. 1335-1345, July 2006
  • C. Saraydar, N. B. Mandayam, D. J. Goodman, "Efficient Power Control via Pricing in Wireless Data Networks" in IEEE Trans. on Communications, vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 291-303, February 2002
  • N.B. Mandayam, S. Verdu "Analysis of an Approximate Decorrelating Detector," in Special Issue on Interference in Mobile Wireless Systems, Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 6, no. 1-2, pp. 97-111, January 1998

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(848) 445-1494    ECE Chair Office (EE-128)
(848) 932-0947    WINLAB


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