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Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Bala Natarajan

Bala Natarajan
 2067 Rathbone Hall
 (785) 532-4597
Research Interests: 
Communications Theory, Multi-Carrier Modulation & Diversity Combining, Statistical Signal Processing, Wireless Systems



Ph.D. 2002, Colorado State University.
B.E (Hons.).2007, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani , India.

Other Courses Taught

EECE 511 Circuit Theory II

EECE660 Communication Systems I

EECE661 Communication Syst II

EECE 690/890 Introduction to Wireless Communication

EECE 962 Advanced Topics in Communications: OFDM and MC-CDMA

EECE963 Signal Detect Theory

EECE 965 Information Theory


Research Interests

Statistical Signal Processing (detection and estimation theories) as applied to communication and sensor networks

Wireless systems (physical layer) & spread spectrum

Multi-carrier modulation & diversity combining

Communications theory

Selected Publications

A. Serener, B. Natarajan and D. Gruenbacher,"Lowering the Error Floor of Optimized Short Block Length LDPC Coded OFDM via Spreading,'' accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, May 2007.


J. Dyer and B. Natarajan, "Designing DS-CDMA spreading sequences via a low-complexity deterministic approach," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 302-313, January 2007.


N. Gnanapandithan and B. Natarajan,"Decentralized sensor network performance with correlated observations," International Journal of Sensor Networks, vol. 2 , no. 3/4, , pp. 179-187, March 2007.



Member, IEEE

Reviewer for IEEE Tran on Communications; IEEE Tran. on Wireless Communications; IEEE Tran. on Vehicular Technology; IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man and Cybernetics

Session Chair and/or Program Committee Member for numerous IEEE Conferences in the signal processing and communications area


Research grants from National Science Foundation, the EPSCoR program, Garmin Inc., Trisquare communications, Department of Defense, and Kansas Department of Transportation. Presidential Faculty Development Award in 2003, 2005 and 2006.

Other Notable Achievements

2 Patents Pending in the area of sequence design for CDMA systems and MIMO Precoding.
Group Director for WiCom Group at Kansas State University.
Adviser for 5 PhD students and 10 MS students over the last five years