Arun Padakandla

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Elec. Engg. & Comp. Science
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Current Research Interests : Classical and Quantum Information Theory, Probability, Statistics, Data Analytics.

Research Interests

My research interests lie at the intersection of information systems and applied mathematics. My pursuits are directed towards designing efficient/optimal algorithms for information processing tasks in current day networks. In particular, I emphasize designing technology-independent algorithms that are applicable for generic scenarios and providing provable guarantees on their performance. To accomplish this, my research involves developing a general theoretical formulation for the problem and leveraging tools from probability theory, combinatorics, algebra, optimization, among others to design and analyze algorithms. Some of my recent findings include new results on long-standing problems and the use of novel techniques for addressing current challenges in data science. My publications detail my research contributions. You may find my research presentations more illustrative.

Prospective Graduate Students : I am looking for motivated graduate students wishing to pursue a PhD. My research involves mathematical analysis and I am looking for students who are (i) interested and oriented towards mathematical subjects and (ii) enjoy the process of learning and exploration. Send me an email if my research interests you.

Publications and Preprints


Brief Biography


Research Presentations


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