Vikram Krishnamurthy

Canada Research Chair in Statistical Signal Processing

Tier 1 - 2002-07-01
Renewed: 2016-07-01
The University of British Columbia
Natural Sciences and Engineering


Coming to Canada from

University of Melbourne, Australia

Research involves

Fundamental and applied research in statistical signal processing algorithms.

Research relevance

Will lead to the development of innovative applications for wireless telecommunication networks, defense networks, bioinformatics and robot navigation.

The Keys to Innovative Information Technology

Statistical signal processing and network optimization algorithms are critical components in the creation of future applications for many emerging industries, particularly wireless telecommunications, surveillance and target tracking defense networks, bioinformatics and robot navigation systems. The work of newly appointed Canada Research Chair in Statistical Signal Processing, Dr. Vikram Krishnamurthy holds great promise for Canada's future in these exciting fields.

Dr. Krishnamurthy has an international reputation for research leadership in statistical signal processing, including fundamental aspects such as applied probability and mathematics. He has won several competitive research grants, awards and prizes for his work. Canada will now benefit from his expertise as funding from the Canada Research Chair is applied to build a world-class laboratory where Dr. Krishnamurthy and his expert team of researchers can conduct their research, quickly test, evaluate and prototype new algorithms, and collaborate with local and national industrial partners and agencies. Their discoveries will foster innovative information technology applications in wireless telecommunications, defense networks, bioinformatics and robot navigation.

The goals of Dr. Krishnamurthy include: conducting fundamental research to advance state-of-the-art results in mathematical statistics, applied probability theory and stochastic optimization; advancing theory, and developing analysis and design methodologies for future generations of wireless access networks; designing and optimizing integrated target tracking systems in military communications, radar signal processing, and information and electronic warfare; establishing a virtual laboratory to model and simulate wireless telecommunication networks and integrated target tracking systems; and building a critical mass of high quality research personnel for Canada and abroad.