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Faculty & Research

Sreeram Kannan

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

Sreeram Kannan

  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computing Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
  • M.S. Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
  • M.Eng. Telecommunications, Indian Institute of Science, India, 2008
  • B.Eng. Electronics and Communication, Anna University, India, 2006

Sreeram arrives at the Department of Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley where he was a postdoctoral researcher in electrical engineering and computer science.

Sreeram focuses on information theory and the fundamentals of information processing and transmission. During his doctoral work, he focused on the applications of information theory to wireless networks and distributed computation. More recently, he has been utilizing the lens of information theory to better understand fundamental limits and optimal solutions for computational biology problems, particularly those stemming from high throughput genomic sequencing.

He is a co-recipient of the M. E. Van Valkenburg Graduate Research Award from UIUC, Qualcomm Roberto Padovani Scholarship for Outstanding Interns, and first prize in the Qualcomm Cognitive Radio Contest.