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Researcher: Akbar Sayeed

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Areas of Expertise
  • Applied physics
  • Computing
  • Information
  • Power
  • Wireless communication and sensing
  • Signal processing
  • Communication and information theory
  • Multipath propagation channels
  • Time-frequency analysis
  • Applications and technology transfer
  • Cognitive wireless networks
  • Multi-dimensional communication theory
  • Statistical signal processing,
  • Time-frequency/time-scale signal representations
  • Active wireless sensing
  • Wireless security at the physical layer
Web Site Akbar Sayeed's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 8,811,511 - Hybrid analog-digital phased MIMO transceiver system, issued August 2014.
  • 8,000,730 - Method and system for improving performance in a sparse multi-path environment using reconfigurable arrays, issued August 2011.
  • 7,881,671 - Method and system for retrieving information from wireless sensor nodes, issued February 2011.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20120076498 - Hybrid analog-digital phased mimo transceiver system, published March 2012.
  • 20080009321 - Method and system for improving performance in a sparse multi-path environment using reconfigurable arrays, published January 2008.
  • 20070243827 - Method and system for retrieving information from wireless sensor nodes, published October 2007.
Recent Publication(s)
  • An overview of signal processing techniques for millimeter wave MIMO systems. Heath RW, Gonzalez-Prelcic N, Rangan S, Sayeed AM. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. 2016 Feb 8;10(3):436-453. doi: 10.1109/JSTSP.2016.2523924.

  • Differential beamspace MIMO for high-dimensional multiuser communication. Brady JH, Sayeed AM. 2015 IEEE GloablSIP. 2015 Dec 14:310-314. doi: 10.1109/GlobalSIP.2015.7418207.

  • High frequency differential MIMO: Basic theory and transceiver architectures. Sayeed AM, Brady JH. 2015 IEEE ICC. 2015 Jun 8:4333-4338. doi: 10.1109/ICC.2015.7249004.

  • Wideband communication with high-dimensional arrays: New results and transceiver architectures. Brady JH, Sayeed AM. 2015 IEEE ICCW. 2015 Jun 8:1042-1047. doi: 10.1109/ICCW.2015.7247314.

View Akbar Sayeed's publications at Google scholar.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Communications and Signal Processing Research Group
  • UW Wireless and Sensor Networks (WiSeNet) Consortium
  • Wireless Communications Research Laboratory
  • Qualcomm, Inc., Ke Liu
  • Intra-University Collaboration: Computer Sciences, 
  • Ohio State University, Hesham El-Gamal
  • University of Texas at Austin, Robert Heath, Jr.
  • Carnegie Mellon, Adrian Perrig
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Zoya Popovic
  • Ohio State University, Phil Schniter 
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Venu Veeravalli
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Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-265-4731
Current University UW–Madison
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 3617 Engineering Hall
Address Line 2 1415 Engineering Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., UW–Madison, 1991
Master's Degree
PhD Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, 1996
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Method and System for Multi-Carrier Multiple Access Reception in the Presence of Imperfections

Channel Aware Space-Time Signaling for Wireless Communication over Wideband Multipath Channels

Layered Space Time Processing Reduces Interference in a Multiple Antenna Wireless Communications System

Method for Improving Performance in a Sparse Multipath Environment Using Reconfigurable Arrays

Method and System for Retrieving Information from Wireless Sensor Nodes

An Improved Method for Analyzing Wireless Broadcasts

Hybrid Analog-Digital Transceiver for Enhanced Wireless Communications