Neevan Ramalingam

173-G University Village, Ames, Iowa - 50010;; 515-203-5501.


Iowa State University:
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics
Graduation: Fall 2011
GPA: 3.61 on 4, Advisor: Prof.Zhengdao Wang
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras:
B.Tech in Electrical Engineering
CGPA: 7.34 on 10
Graduation: Spring 2006

Academic Experience

Graduate Research: 2006 - present
Relay Channel: Analyze the rates achievable by superposition of decode-forward and compress-forward strategies for memoryless relay channel
Multi-user information theory: Develop new coding algorithms for general discrete memoryless networks with multicast using superposition and noisy network coding
Wireless Communication: Improving the achievable capacity of MIMO systems with channel state information.
Graduate Student Instructor: 2008-2011
Signals and systems: Instructor for lab course implementing signal and image processing tehniques in MATLAB
Teaching assistant for graduate courses on modern control systems and electric circuits
Communication and signal processing projects 2006-2007
Sum rate of OFDMA: Implementing OFDMA for MIMO systems over fading channels in Matlab
Space-time codes: Implementing optimal space-time codes for an N-relay co-operative channel.
Wireless Sensor Networks: Use of virtual MIMO channels to improve rates in co-operative multihop networks.
Undergraduate Research: 2005-2006
Dispersion Managed Solitons: Develop methods for solution of nonlinear schrodinger equations in fiber optics
Reduced State Sequence Estimation: Study and simulation of RSSE with set partitioning and decision feedback.

Work Experience

Qualcomm, Inc.: San Diego, CA. Internship: January 2009 - July 2009
HS-DIO interface and application for WCDMA physical layer testing
Design a complete high speed digital interface for acquisition/streaming of baseband data from/to the modem
Implement drivers, FPGA/Modem scripts and solved clock synchronization issues.
Cambridge Silicon Radio: Bangalore, India. Internship: May 2005 - July 2005
Memory Optimization of layer one integrated WCDMA protocol stack for 3G devices
Optimizing the memory pool of the protocol stack and testing it in real time simulation.
HCL infosystems Noida, India. May 2004- June 2004
Design and Testing of broadband wireless networks (Wi-Fi, 802.11 Technologies).


Journal Papers
N.Ramalingam and Z.Wang, "On the Rate Achievable for Gaussian Relay Channels Using Superposition Forwarding", IEEE Trans. on Information Theory, October 2010 (Submitted).
Conference Papers
N.Ramalingam and Z.Wang, "Superposition Noisy Network Coding", In Proc. IEEE Intl. Symp. on Info. Theory, Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 2011.
N.Ramalingam and Z.Wang, "MIMO Transmitter Optimization with Mean and Covariance Feedback for Low SNR", In proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM, New Orleans, USA, 2008.


Computer Languages
C, C++, Perl
Matlab, Xfig, Latex, Vi

Achievements and Activites

Graduate and Professional Student Senate at Iowa State University (2008–2009)
President (2008-09) and Treasurer (2007-08) of Cricket Club funded by GSB at Iowa State University
Received the National Talent Scholarship (NTSE), a national level competition in India