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


Sudharman K. Jayaweera completed his high school education in Sri Lanka at the Rahula College, Matara, and was a science journalist at the Associated Newspapers Ceylon Limited till 1993. He received the B.E. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) with First Class Honors from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering (EE) from Princeton University. A senior member of the IEEE, he was recently selected to be a Fellow of the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI).

Dr. Jayaweera is a Professor at the ECE Department at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque, NM, USA where he was the Associate Chair and the Director of the Graduate Program in 2014-2015. He is the Director of the Communications and Information Sciences Lab (CISL) at UNM. During 2009-2011 he was a faculty fellow at the Kirtland Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RVSV), NM, and was a National Academy of Sciences National Research Council (NRC) Senior Fellow at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey, CA, in 2013.

Dr. Jayaweera is the Founder and President of Bluecom Systems and Consulting, an R&D company focused in telecom/satcom/milsatcom, machine/deep learning, artificial intelligence, and reconfigurable/autonomous systems.

He has published more than 150 journal and conference papers and received 4 best paper awards at IEEE and international conferences. Dr. Jayaweera is also the author of the 2015 Wiley book titled Signal Processing for Cognitive Radios. Currently, an editor of IEEE Transactions in Wireless Communications, Dr. Jayaweera has served on organizational and Technical Program Committees of numerous IEEE conferences including serving as the TPC chair of the cognitive radio track in many IEEE conferences and is a past editor of IEEE Transactions in Vehicular Technology.


Teaching Interests

  • Wireless and digital communications
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Information theory
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Game Theory

Research Interests

  • mmWave communications
  • Cognitive GPS
  • Autonomous and wideband cognitive radios, dynamic spectrum coexistence
  • Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques in wireless communications
  • Spectrum/Space/Situational Awareness
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Multi-antenna systems, beamforming, adaptive array processing, MIMO
  • Information theory

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