Balu  Santhanam


Phone: 505.277.1611
Fax: 505.277.8298

Physical Address

Room 326A
Electrical and Computer 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, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998

MS, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994

BS, Electrical Engineering, Saint Louis University, 1992.


Prof. Santhanam is a member of the ECE signal processing and communications groups. He is a senior member of the IEEE and its signal processing and communications societies. He is the recipient of the 2000 & 2005 ECE distinguished teacher award and recipient of the ECE 2012 Lawton Ellis award.  He is also a recipient of 3 U.S. patents. 

Teaching Interests

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
  • Signals and Systems
  • Multirate systems and Filterbanks

Research Interests

  • Signal representations for amplitude and frequency modulated waveforms
  • ICA-SVM Hybrid Recognition Systems
  • Discrete Fractional Fourier Analysis and Applications