Ravi Tandon joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in fall 2015, following a position as research assistant professor at Virginia Tech. There, he held appointments in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hume Center for National Security and Technology, and the Discovery Analytics Center in the Department of Computer Science.

He is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur and the University of Maryland, College Park, or UMCP, where he was nominated for the Graduate School Best Dissertation Award and the ECE Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship Award. From 2010 to 2012, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University.

Tandon is the recipient of the Best Paper Award at IEEE GLOBECOM 2011. His current research interests include information theory and its applications to wireless networks, communications, security and privacy, machine learning, and data mining.


  • PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering - University of Maryland, College Park, 2010
  • BS Electrical Engineering - Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2004

Teaching Interests: Information theory, wireless communications, wireless security and cybersecurity, machine learning, digital communications, estimation, and detection theory

Research Interests: Information and coding theory, wireless communications, distributed cloud storage systems, machine learning, cyber-physical systems, and wireless security (cybersecurity) and privacy