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Sarankumar Balakrishnan
 Graduate Research Assistant

 Signals, Communications, and Networking Research Group
 Department of Electrical Engineering
 University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

 238 Davis Hall,
 State University of New York at Buffalo,
 Buffalo, NY 14260
 Phone: (716) 218-5140
 Email: sarankum at buffalo dot edu                


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Bio Education Work Experience Research Publications


I am a 2nd year PhD student at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, advised by Prof. Dimitris A. Pados. My current research at UB focuses on cognitive radio for extreme environments and underwater acoustic communications.

Prior to this, I received M.S. Electrical Engineering degree in 2012 from National University of Singapore, Singapore under the supervision of Prof. Rui Zhang and subsequently worked as an Associate Scientist at Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore.


Ph.D in Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, in progress.
M.S. Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, May 2012.

Work Experience

Research Assistant, SUNY at Buffalo, 2015- present.
Associate Scientist, Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore , Singapore, Jan. 2013- Aug 2015.


Software Defined Radio (SDR)
Cognitive Radio Networking
Dynamic Spectrum Access
Underwater Acoustic Communications


[1] Sarankumar Balakrishnan, L.T.Ong, "GNU radio based digital beamforming system: BER and computational performance analysis," in 23rd European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), 2015.
[2] Sarankumar Balakrishnan, L.T.Ong, "QRD-based and SMI-based MVDR Beamforming for GNSS Software Receivers," Institute of Navigation (ION) GNSS Conference, Sep 2013.
[3] V.Prithiviraj, B. Sarankumar, "Cyclostationary analysis method of spectrum sensing for cognitive radio," in 2nd International Conference on Wireless Communication, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems Technology (Wireless VITAE), 2011.

Honors and Awards

Finalist, Erie Hack 2017.
Research Assistantship, University at Buffalo, 2015-present.
Dean's Fellowship, University at Buffalo, 2015-2016.

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