Researcher: Robert Nowak

Areas of Research Expertise
  • Applied physics
  • Computing
  • Information
  • Power
  • Signal and information processing
  • Machine learning
  • Optimization and statistics
  • Communications
  • Computational biology
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Genomics
Web Site Robert Nowak's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Current/Active Funding
  • NSF, 2003-2016, Collaborative ITR/CSE: Modular strategies for internetwork monitoring
  • NSF, 2012-2016, CIF: Small: Decoding error-correcting codes using large-scale decomposition methods
  • NSF, 2012-2017, CIF: Small: Adaptive information: Sequential sensing and active learning theory, methods and applications
  • DOD, Air Force, 2013-2018, Mathematical foundations of secure computing clouds
  • WARF, 2014-2019, Kellett mid-career faculty researcher
  • NSF, 2014-2018, BIGDATA: F: DKA: CSD: Human and machine co-processing
  • University of Illinois - Urbana - Champaig, 2015-2017, Adaptive exploitation of non-commutative multimodal information structure
Issued Patent(s)
  • 8,521,473 - Method of adaptive data acquisition, issued August 2013.
  • 8,320,489 - Determining channel coefficients in a multipath channel, issued November 2012.
  • 7,939,346 - Nanomembranes for remote sensing, issued May 2011.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20140046631 - Method for adaptive data acquisition, published February 2014.
  • 20110119031 - Method of adaptive data acquisition, published May 2011.
  • 20100215081 - Determining channel coefficients in a multipath channel, published August 2010.
  • 20080293152 - Nanomembranes for remote sensing, published November 2008.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Sketching sparse matrices, covariances, and graphs via tensor products. Dasarathy G, Shah P, Bhaskar BN, Nowak RD. IEEE Transactions of Information Theory. 2015 Mar;61(3):1373-1388. doi: 10.1109/TIT.2015.2391251.

  • Data requirement for phylogenetic inference from multiple loci: a new distance method. Dasarathy G, Nowak R, Roch S. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. 2015 Mar;12(2):422-432. doi: 10.1109/TCBB.2014.2361685.

  • Sparse dueling bandits. Jamieson K, Katariya S, Deshpande A, Nowak R. Journal of Machine Learning Research. 2015 May 9;38(1):416-424.

View Robert Nowak's publications at Google Scholar.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Intra-University Collaboration: Computer Science
  • Rice University
  • McGill University
  • Instituto Superior T├ęcnico (Portugal)
  • University of Michigan
  • INRIA Sophia-Antipolis (France) 
  • Boston University
  • UCSC
  • Eaton Corporation
  • INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, (France)  
  • Princeton University
  • Columbia University
Research Tools
Research Facilities
  • Communications and Signal Processing Lab
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-265-3941
Current University UW–Madison
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Title Professor
Other Appointments

Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks

Faculty, Communications & Signal Processing Group

Address Line 1 3627 Engineering Hall
Address Line 2 1415 Engineering Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., UW–Madison, Electrical Engineering, 1990
Master's Degree M.S., UW–Madison, Electrical Engineering, 1992
PhD Ph.D., UW–Madison, Electrical Engineering, 1995
Other Degrees Postdoc, Fellow, Rice University, 1996
Technologies Available for Licensing Smart Leaf Technology - Floating Semiconductor Membranes for Wireless Sensing

An Improved Method for Analyzing Wireless Broadcasts