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Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Bala Natarajan

Bala Natarajan

Clair N Palmer and Sara M Palmer Professor
2067 Rathbone Hall
Phone: 785 532 4597
Email: bala(at)



PhD.,  Colorado State University, 2002

B.E. (Honors), Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, 1997

Research Interests

Statistical signal processing, Wireless communication systems, Sensor systems and networks, optimization and networked control theory, stochastic modeling and analysis of cyber physical systems (biomedical, transportation and power systems)

Selected Publications*

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M. Taj-Eldin, W. B. Kuhn, A. Fowles, B. Natarajan, et. al,“Study of wireless propagation for body area networks inside space suits,” IEEE Sensors Journal, Volume 14, Issue 11, 1 November 2014, Pages 3810-3818

A. Sengupta, B. Natarajan, “Redundant residue number system based space-time block codes,”Physical Communication, Volume 12, September 2014, Pages 1-15

S. Deshmukh, B. Natarajan and A. Pahwa, “State estimation over a lossy network in spatially distributed cyber-physical systems,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 62, Issue 15, 1 August 2014, Pages 3911-3923

S. Bose, B. Natarajan and D. Zhu, “Maximizing capacity with trellis exploration aided limited feedback precoder design for multiuser MIMO-MAC,” Physical Communication, Volume 10, March 2014, Pages 3-10

S. Bose, B. Natarajan, C. Scoglio, N. Schulz, D. Gruenbacher, S. Das “Shipboard power systems reconfiguration - A cyber-physical framework for response time analysis,” IEEE Transactions onIndustrial Informatics, Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2014, Pages 439-449

S. M. Alam, B. Natarajan and A. Pahwa, “Distribution Grid State Estimation from Compressed Measurements,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2014, Pages 1631-1642.

N.Roseveare and B. Natarajan,“An Alternative Perspective on Utility Maximization in Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Volume 63, Issue 1, January 2014, Pages 344-356.


Dr. Natarajan is a senior member of IEEE. He is currently serving as the editor of multiple journals including IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and European Transactions on Telecommunications.  He has served on the organizing committee for multiple IEEE conferences in the areas of communications, signal processing and sensor networks. He is an active/voting member in multiple IEEE technical committees.  He is currently serving on the Advisory board of Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE): - an organization focused on enhancing the quality and global relevance of engineering education and research through cooperation.


KSU College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Research Excellence, 2014

Awarded a patent on “Multiple access code generation”, 2009