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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

N.Roseveare and B. Natarajan,“An Alternative Perspective on Utility Maximization in Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, May 2013 (PUBLISHED).

A.Sengupta, B. Natarajan, “Performance of Systematic RRNS Based Space-Time Block Codes with Probability-Aware Adaptive Demapping,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 12, No. 5, MAY 2013, pp. 2458-2469. (PUBLISHED)

B.Moore and B. Natarajan, “A Compressive sensing based analysis of anomalies in generalized linear models,” Communication in Statistics - Theory and Methods, Feb 2013 (PUBLISHED)

E. Goldin, L. Erickson, B. Natarajan, G. Brase, and A. Pahwa, “Solar powered charge stations for electric vehicles,” AIChE Journal onEnvironmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, November 2013 (PUBLISHED).

S.Deshmukh, B. Natarajan and A. Pahwa, “State Estimation and Voltage/VAR Control in Distribution Network with Intermittent Measurements,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, October 2013 (in press).

S. M. Alam, B. Natarajan and A. Pahwa, “Distribution Grid State Estimation from Compressed Measurements,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, December 2013 (in press)

S. Deshmukh, B. Natarajan and A. Pahwa, “Stochastic Stability of Linear Quadratic Controller over Intermittent Actuator Inputs,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Embedded Systems, CARE-2013, Jabalpur, India, Dec 16-18, 2013. (acceptance rate – 37%)

M. Taj-eldin, W. Kuhn, A. Hodges, B. Natarajan, et. al, “Wireless Propagation Measurements for Astronaut Body Area Network,” Proceedings of IEEE Wireless in Space and Extreme Environments, (WiSEE), Nov. 2013, Baltimore, MD (acceptance rate – 35%).

M. Taj-eldin, W. Kuhn and B. Natarajan, “Study of Radio Channel for Biomedical Sensors in Spacesuits,” Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Body Area Networks, October 2013, Boston, MA (acceptance rate – 35%).

S. M. Alam, B. Natarajan and A. Pahwa, “Agent based State Estimation in Smart Distribution Grid,” Proceedings of IEEE Latin American Conference on Communications, IEEE Latincom 2013, Santiago, Chile, Nov 2013 (acceptance rate – 38.7%)



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