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Siddhartan Govindasamy, Ph.D.

Siddhartan Govindasamy

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Milas Hall 325


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 2008
M. Eng., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 2000
S.B., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 1999

Select Courses Taught

Principles of Engineering
Intro to Analog and Digital Communications
Probability, Information Theory and Wireless Communications
Intro to Information Theory and its Applications


Wireless Communications and Signal Processing


Dr. Govindasamy was born in Malaysia where he completed his high school education. He obtained B.S. and M-Eng degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1999 and 2000 respectively.  At MIT he participated in the VI-A internship program at Qualcomm Inc. in San Diego, CA where he developed signal processing algorithms for mobile telephony. From 2000 to 2003, he was a DSP engineer and then Senior DSP engineer at Aware Inc. in Bedford, MA where he designed and developed broadband modem technology.  He returned to MIT in 2003, and obtained a Ph. D. in wireless communications in 2008.  His thesis research was on ad-hoc wireless communications using multi-antenna systems. In the course of his Ph.D. he visited the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India as part of the MIT-India program in the summer of 2006. He has been a member of the faculty at Olin College since August 2008.

Select Publications

Junjie Zhu, Siddhartan Govindasamy, Jeff Hwang. Performance of Multi-Antenna Linear MMSE Receivers in Doubly Stochastic Networks, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2014.
Siddhartan Govindasamy, Daniel W. Bliss, David H. Staelin, Asymptotic Spectral Efficiency of Multiantenna Links in Wireless Networks With Limited Tx CSI, IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, September 2012
Daniel W. Bliss, Siddhartan Govindasamy, Adaptive Wireless Communications: MIMO Channels and Networks, Cambridge University Press, 2013