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Dr. Arun Padakandla

Assistant Professor

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Min H. Kao Building, Room 607
1520 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2250
Office Phone: 865-974-5414
Office Fax: 865-974-5483

Areas of Interest

  • Data Science
  • Privacy-preserving Data Analysis
  • Security
  • Information Theory
  • Cybersecurity
  • Communication Networks
  • Optimization
  • Statistical Inference
  • Computation Complexity


  • Ph.D. in Information Theory, University of Michigan, 2014
  • MSc. in Mathematics, University of Michigan, 2013
  • MSc. in Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2008


Arun Padakandla received his M.S degree in Electrical Communication Engg (ECE) from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore in 2008. He received an M.S degree in Mathematics in 2013 and a Doctorate in Electrical Engg (Systems) in 2014, both from The University of Michigan (UMICH) at Ann Arbor. Following a short stint as a postdoctoral researcher at UMICH, Arun worked as a research engineer at Ericsson Research from Nov 2014 to Aug 2015. Arun held a center-wide postdoctoral research fellowship from 2015 to 2018 at the Center for Science of Information – an NSF funded science and technology center located at Purdue University. Arun’s research interests lie in information theory, optimization, learning and estimation, computational complexity.

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