Sudharman  K.  Jayaweera


Phone: 505.277.1078
Fax: 505.277.8298

Physical Address

Room 321
Electrical Computer and Engineering (ECE)
Building # 46 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC01 1100
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2003

MS, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2001

BE (First Class Honors), Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia, 1997


Born in Matara, Sri Lanka, Dr. Jayaweera was a science journalist before pursuing engineering. He joined ECE@UNM in 2006. In recent years, his research has been focused on the notion of autonomous and wideband cognitive radios called Radiobots. Such radios may have the ability to interpret and self-adapt to any RF environment, over a wide spectrum range, to best fulfill the user performance objectives. He has published more than 150 journal and conference papers in wireless communications, signal processing and information theory with over 2500 citations and 3 best paper awards at IEEE international conferences. He is also the author of the 2014 Wiley book titled "Signal Processing for Cognitive Radios". He has been awarded fellowships at National Institute of Aviation Research (NIAR), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and National Research Council (NRC – Senior Fellow). Currently, Dr. Jayaweera serves as an Editor of IEEE Transactions in Vehicular Technology. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Teaching Interests

  • Wireless and digital communications
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Information theory

Research Interests

  • Autonomous and wideband cognitive radios
  • Smart grid (networked control , communications and optimization)
  • Machine learning
  • Wireless sensor networks (distributed processing, learning, estimation and coverage).

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