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Join us for a technical workshop to felicitate Prof. Bhaskar D. Rao on his 60th birthday !

The one-day workshop will include technical talks by former collaborators and former students of Prof. Rao, a poster session and a social event. 

Date – October 28 2017

Venue – Atkinson Hall, University of California, San Diego (map)


08.30 – 09.30 Breakfast /Introductions
09.30 – 09.40 Welcoming remarks 
09.40 – 10:10 Inaugural address 

Prof. PP Vaidyanathan, Caltech.  

Prof. Bhaskar Rao’s Signal Processing Journey.”

10.15 – 10.35 Technical Talk 1

Prof. Tara Javidi, UCSD. 

“Learning, Tuning, and Optimization in Modern Wireless Systems.”

10.35 – 10.55 Technical Talk 2

Prof. Michele Zorzi, U. of Padova. 

10.55 – 11.15 Technical Talk 3

Dr. Jun Zheng, Broadcom Limited. 

“Evolution of Transmit beamforming in Wifi.”

11.15 – 11.35 Technical Talk 4

Prof. Ken Kreutz-Delgado, UCSD.  

“Something rather than Everything – Sensory Structure and Dictionary Learning.”

11.35 – 11.55 Technical Talk 5

Dr. Ritwik Giri, Starkey Hearing Technologies.  

Annoyance Model Driven Selective Active Noise Cancellation.”

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch/Social Hour
13.35 – 13.55 Technical Talk 6

Dr. Irina Gorodnitsky, Luce Communications. 

“Sparse Histories: From Models to Codecs.”

13.55 – 14.15 Technical Talk 7

Prof. Piya Pal, UCSD.  

“Correlation Awareness in Sparse Estimation.”

14.15 – 14.35 Technical Talk 8

Dr. Bang Nguyen, Cubic Corporation. 

“Building the Heart of Networks in the Sky.”

14.35 – 14.55 Technical Talk 9

Prof. Bhaskar Rao, UCSD. 

15.00 – 16.00 Poster session & Refreshments

“Covariance Matching Framework for Joint Sparse Support Recovery.” Prof. Chandra R. Murthy, IISc Bengaluru.

“Optimal minimum variance distortionless precoding for decentralized estimation.” Prof. Aditya Jagannatham, IIT Kanpur.

“L0 Magic.” Mr. Jing Liu, UCSD.

“Multimodal Sparse Bayesian Dictionary Learning.” Mr. Igor Fedorov, UCSD.

“Sparse Recovery With Quantized Multiple Measurement Vectors.” Mr. Yacong Ding, UCSD.

“Semi-blind Channel Estimation for Multi-cell Massive MIMO Systems.” Ms. Elina Nayebi, UCSD.

“Wireless Channel Modelling of Drone to Ground Link in 2.4 GHz AND 5 GHz Bands.” Prof. K. V. S. Hari, IISc Bengaluru.

16:00– 17.00 Felicitation and “High Tea”


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Organizing committee (key members)

K.V.S. Hari, Chandra Murthy, Shankar Shivappa, Igor Fedorov, Irina Gorodnitsky, Nandan Das


Qualcomm Institute

Registered Attendees

Prof. KVS Hari, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 

Prof. Chandra Murthy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 

Dr. Yogananda Isukapalli, UCSB

Dr. Rajesh Hegde, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Prof. Mohan Trivedi, UCSD

Dr. Konstantinos Liolis, SES S.A.

Dr. Bongyong Song, Qualcomm Inc.

Mr. Jing Liu, UCSD

Dr. Shankar Shivappa, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

Prof. Bhaskar D. Rao, UCSD

Ms. Krishnaveni Rao

Ms. Sundipta Rao

Ms. Nandana Rao

Prof. Larry Milstein, UCSD

Prof. Aditya Jagannatham, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Dr. Bang Nguyen, Cubic Corporation

Dr. Ritwik Giri, Starkey Hearing Technologies

Dr Jun Zheng, Broadcom Limited

Mr. Igor Fedorov, UCSD

Prof. Ramesh Rao, UCSD

Mr. Yacong Ding, UCSD

Prof. Truong Nguyen, UCSD

Prof. Tara Javidi, UCSD

Prof. Sujit Dey, UCSD

Prof. Alexander Vardy, UCSD

Dr. Yonghee Han, UCSD

Prof. PP Vaidyanathan, Caltech

Dr. Nandan Das, ViaSat

Mr. Maher Al-Shoukairi, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

Mr. Richard Bell, UCSD

Mr. Tharun Adithya Srikrishnan, UCSD

Mr. Govind Ravikumar Gopal, UCSD

Dr. Irina Gorodnitsky, Luce Communications

Prof. Ken Kreutz-Delgado, UCSD

Ms. Elina Nayebi, UCSD

Prof. Young-Han Kim, UCSD

Prof. Paul Siegel, UCSD

Prof. Michele Zorzi, University of Padova

Prof. Piya Pal, UCSD

Mr Sung-En Chiu, UCSD

Mr Hitesh Khunti, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

Dr Sheu-Sheu Tan, ViaSat Inc. 

Mr. Srikanth Venkata Tenneti, CalTech.

Prof. Nambi Seshadri, UCSD

Prof. Alon Orlitsky, UCSD

Prof. Nuno Vasconcelos, UCSD 

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