Prakash Ishwar

Professor (ECE, SE, CS)

  • Title Professor (ECE, SE, CS)
  • Office 8 St. Mary’s St. Room 440
  • Phone 617-358-3499
  • Education PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002

Research interests:

  • Statistical Signal Processing and Machine Learning
  • Network Information and Communications
  • Information Security
  • Visual Information Processing and Analysis

Current Research Projects:

  • Distributed sampling: universal distributed sensing, coding, and high-resolution reconstruction of noisy fields with a dense network of one-bit A-D sensors.
  • Distributed video coding in broadband wireless sensor networks: joint distributed source coding and inference.
  • Robust data transport architectures: opportunistic channel coding algorithms with incomplete and/or partial channel state information for robust information transport.

Courses Taught:

ENG SC 516 Digital Signal Processing
ENG SC 515 Digital Communication
ENG SC 500 Statistical Theory of Communication

Abbreviated CV:

Prakash Ishwar received the B. Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, in 1996, and the M.S. and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998 and 2002 respectively. After working for two years as an Associate Specialist Researcher in the Electronics Research Laboratory and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, he joined Boston University where he is can Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and an affiliated faculty member in the Information Systems and Sciences group, the Center for Information and Systems Engineering, and the Sensor Network Consortium.

He was awarded the 2000 Frederic T. and Edith F. Mavis College of Engineering Fellowship of the University of Illinois. He was a Senior Investigator and key driver on a 2003 NSF SENSORS award and he received the NSF CAREER award in December 2005. He served as the chair of exhibits and demonstrations at the 3rd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks in 2004 and was a co-organizer of Berkeley-FuSe 2003, a mini-workshop on the fundamentals of sensorwebs aimed at bringing together researchers from the signal processing, radar, communications, control, and networking communities working on various theoretical aspects of sensing and sensor networks.

Please see Professor Ishwar’s Google Scholar page and personal web page for more information.

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