Research Group

Current PhD students

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Dhanushka Kudathanthirige
PhD student
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Southern Illinois University
1230 Lincoln Drive Mail Code 6603, Carbondale, IL 62901
dhanushka.kudathanthirige @ siu.edu

Dhanushka Kudathanthirige (S’16) received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 2014. He is currently pursuing the PhD degree with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA. His current research interests include the design and analysis of new transmission strategies for multicell/multiuser massive MIMO systems and mm-wave communications.

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Yikai Li
PhD student
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Southern Illinois University
1230 Lincoln Drive Mail Code 6603, Carbondale, IL 62901
yikai.li @ siu.edu

Yikai Li (S’17) received the B.Eng. degree from the School of Science, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, in 2013 and the M.Eng. degree from the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, in 2016. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA. His current research interests include design and analysis of non-orthogonal multiple-access and spectrum-sharing techniques for massive MIMO.

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Diluka Loku Galappaththige
PhD student
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Southern Illinois University
1230 Lincoln Drive Mail Code 6603, Carbondale, IL 62901
diluka.lg @ siu.edu

Diluka Loku Galappaththige received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 2016. He is currently pursuing the PhD degree with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA. His current research interests include the design and analysis of spectrum-sharing techniques for massive MIMO and developing deep-learning algorithms for massive MIMO communications.

Current MSc students

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Sharath Chandra Reddy Gaddam
MSc student
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Southern Illinois University
1230 Lincoln Drive Mail Code 6603, Carbondale, IL 62901
sharathchandrareddy.gaddam @ siu.edu

Sharath Chandra Reddy Gaddam received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Communication Engineering from the Karunya University, Tamilnadu, India in 2016. He is currently pursuing the master's degree with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL, USA. His current research interests include the design and analysis of NOMA techniques for massive MIMO systems.

Past MSc students

  • Santosh Timilsina

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Santosh Timilsina
MSc student
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Southern Illinois University
1230 Lincoln Drive Mail Code 6603, Carbondale, IL 62901
santosh.timilsina @ siu.edu
Current placement: RF Analyst at Global Wireless Solutions, Inc. in Herndon, Virginia.

Santosh Timilsina (S’17) received the B.E. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Tribhuvan University, Nepal, in 2014. He completed the Master degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA in Spring 2018. His current research interests include the design and analysis of secure transmission strategies for multi-user massive MIMO, mm-wave communications, and cognitive radio networks.

  • Rajan Shrestha

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Rajan Shrestha
MSc student
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Southern Illinois University
1230 Lincoln Drive Mail Code 6603, Carbondale, IL 62901
rajan.Shrestha @ siu.edu
Current placement: RF Analyst at Global Wireless Solutions, Inc. in Herndon, Virginia.

Rajan Shrestha joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA as a MSc student in Fall 2016. He received the B.E. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering in 2014 from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He completed the Master degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA in Spring 2018. His current research interests include sub-6 GHz spatial-multiplexing based massive MIMO, co-operative relay networks, hybrid beamforming, and simultaneous wireless information and power transfer.