Arogyaswami J Paulraj

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Arogyaswami J Paulraj

Contact Information

Information Systems Laboratory (ISL)
Stanford University
232 David Packard Electrical Engineering Building
350 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-9510

Research Interests

  • Coding Techniques
  • Coding Theory
  • Communication Networks
  • Communications
  • Detection and Estimation


Professor Arogyaswami Paulraj, Stanford University, is a pioneer ofMIMO wireless communications, a technology break through that enables improved wireless performance. MIMO is now incorporated into all new wireless systems. Paulraj is the author of over 400 research papers, two text books and a co-inventor in 51 US patents.


Paulraj has won the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, the most prestigious award in the field telecommunications. He is a fellow of several scientific academies including the US National Academy of Engineering, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). He is a fellow of IEEE and AAAS.


In 1999, Paulraj founded Iospan Wireless Inc - which developed MIMO-OFDMA wireless system. Iospan was acquired in by Intel Corporation in 2003. In 2004, Paulraj co-founded Beceem Communications Inc and the company was acquired by Broadcom Corp. in 2010.


During his 30 years in the Indian (Navy) (1961 – 1991), he founded three national level laboratories and headed one of India’s most successful defense projects – APSOH sonar. He received over a dozen awards in India including the Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian awards.