Narayan Mandayam

Department Chair, Peter D. Cherasia Faculty Scholar, Associate Director of Winlab


Phone:(848) 932-6857 x642 (WINLAB), (848) 445-0876 CoRE
Office:WTC 108 / CoRE 509
Office Hours: By Appointment


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



  • 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

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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)
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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

See More (Google Scholar)


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