Sudarsan V S Ranganathan

Postdoctoral Associate, IDSS

Sudarsan V S Ranganathan is a postdoctoral associate at the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) at MIT. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science in 2018.

Sudarsan’s main research interests are algorithmic and combinatorial problems in coding and information theory, data science, and machine learning. At IDSS, Sudarsan is focused on problems in these areas and is also actively involved in developing courses for the IDSS Micromasters program in Data Science and Statistics. During his time at UCLA, Sudarsan focused on modern channel codes for high-throughput, low-latency communication systems.

Sudarsan has extensive teaching experience, having served as a teaching assistant for 9 courses during his time at UCLA. He worked briefly in the industry during two internships at Broadcom Corp., Irvine, CA, where he was involved in developing modern channel codes for Wi-Fi and other communication standards. He was a recipient of the Best Poster Award at the 2015 IEEE Communication Theory Workshop in Dana Point, CA.

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