Balu Santhanam

Associate Professor

Contact Information:
(505) 277-1611
bsanthan@ece.unm.edu
faculty website

Degrees: PhD EE, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998 MSc EE, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994 BSc EE, Saint Louis University, 1992

Recipient of ECE’s 2000 and 2005 Distinguished Teacher Award, Balu Santhanam is a member of ECE’s Signal Processing and Communications Group.

Dr. Santhanam’s research is in the areas of signal processing, DSP, digital communications and information theory. Previous and current research projects include adaptive filtering and frequency tracking, time-frequency analysis and representations for nonstationary signals, specifically AM/FM type signals, fractional Fourier analysis, co-channel signal separation, automatic modulation recognition, speckle reduction in images, MAI suppression in multi-user communications, and aerial image enhancement in optical lithography.

The courses Dr. Santhanam teaches include digital communication theory, signals and communications, digital signal processing, spatial array processing, and probability theory and stochastic processes.

Dr. Santhanam co-founded the department’s EYES international exchange program.

He is a senior member of IEEE, an associate editor of the International Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computers, a reviewer for several IEEE transaction journals, and a member of the ASEE and the SPIE professional societies. He served as technical area chair for the 2004 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers.

Representative Publications
• Balu Santhanam and J. H. McClellan, “Discrete Rotational Fourier Transform,“ IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 994 - 997, 1996 • Balu Santhanam and P. Maragos, “Multicomponent AM--FM Demodulation via Periodicity-based Algebraic Separation and Energy-based Demodulation, “IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 473 - 490, March 2000 • O. Lankoande, Majeed Hayat, and Balu Santhanam,” Scene Estimation from Speckled Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 1269-1281, June 2006