Dr. Sanjay Karmakar.
Assistant professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
North Dakota State University
Office: ECE 101F.
Phone: 701-231-7617.
Email: sanjay.karmakar@ndsu.edu

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Accepted in the proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Commuications (ICC 2018) to be held in Kansas City, Missouri, USA from 20-24 May 2018.

  • Secrecy Capacity of the Fast Fading SISO Wiretap Channel within 11 bits with CSIR only - With A. Ghosh. 


Accepted in the proceedings of IEEE Wireless Commuications and Networkig Conference (WCNC 2018) to be held in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain from 15-18 April 2018,

  • The GDoF region characterization of the weak MIMO IC with No CSIT.
  • The Secrecy Capacity region of fading Erasure Z interference channel with No CSIT - With A. Ghosh.


Scheduled to be published in the June 2015 issue of IEEE Transactions of Information Theory:

  • The Generalized Diversity-Multiplexing Tradeoff of the MIMO Z Interference Channel - with M. K. Varanasi.

Aaccepted in the Proceedings of 14th Canadian Workshop on Information Theory, St. John's, NL, Canada, July 6th to 9th, 2015,

  • On the Secrecy Capacity of the Fading Gaussian Wiretap channel - With M. K. Hossan.
  • Approximate Secrecy capacity region of an asymmetric MAC wiretap channel within 1/2 bits" - with A. Ghosh.

Accepted in the proceedings of 49th Annual Conference on Information Systems and Sciences, Baltimore, Maryland, March 18 to 20, 2015:

  • Secrecy Capacity of the Ergodic Layered Erasure Wiretap Channel - with Mommad K. Hossan.
  • Capacity Region of Two Interfering MIMO Multiple Access Channels with Strong Interference" - with Noopur Modi.

Short Bio

Dr. Karmakar has received the B. Engg. degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, in 2003 and the M. Engg. degree from the ECE department of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 2006. From 2006 to 2007 he worked as a design engineer at the Beceem Communications (Broadcom), India. He has received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder in May, 2012. His research interests include multiuser wireless communication, information theory and code design for MIMO systems.

Dr. Karmakar has joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of North Dakota State University as an assistant professor from August 2012. He has served as a reviewer to several IEEE Transactions and as reviewer and session chair to various IEEE conferences. His Google scholar profile can be found here .