Anand D. Sarwate is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering  at  Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He joined Rutgers in 2014 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2020.

He received B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from  MIT  in 2002, an M.S. in  Electrical Engineering  from  UC Berkeley  in 2005 and a PhD in  Electrical Engineering  from UC Berkeley  in 2008. From 2008-2011 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Information Theory and Applications Center at UC San Diego and from 2011-2013 he was a Research Assistant Professor at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, a philanthropically endowed academic computer science institute located on the University of Chicago campus.

His interests are in information theory, machine learning, and signal processing, with applications to distributed systems, privacy and security, and biomedical research.

For ITSOC, he has been the Online Editor of the IEEE Information Theory Society (which has since changed into the Digital Presence Committee) and a member of the Board of Governors (2021-2026) He was named an IEEE Information Theory Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2024-2025.

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Contact Information

Anand D. Sarwate
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
94 Brett Road.
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (848) 445-8516

Research interests
Communication networks
Detection and estimation
Shannon theory
Signal processing
Statistical learning and inference