Unnikrishna   Pillai

Unnikrishna Pillai


Electrical & Computer Engineering

Journal Articles

Around 30 Journal papers; Around 120 Conference papers; Five books; Two e-books on Amazon Kindle

See http://eeweb.poly.edu/~pillai/

Other Publications

Amazon Kindle:

1. Engineering Probabilty (2012)

2. 401(k) and the Curse of Volatility (2012)

 Over 600 slides of Lecture Notes on "Probability and Stochastic processes" available to all at :  http://www.mhhe.com/engcs/electrical/papoulis/sppts.mhtml


Moore School of Electrical Engg., University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1985

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Array Signal Processing and Spectrum Estimation

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India, Class of 1982

Master of Technology (MTech), Digital Communications

Institute of Technology, BHU, Varanasi, India, Class of 1977

Bachelor of Technology, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering


Polytechnic Institute of New York University


(Currently on half-time leave of absence)

From: September 1995 to present

Polytechnic University, New York

Department Head

From: September 1998 to July 1999

Polytechnic University, New York

Associate Professor

From: September 1989 to August 1995

Polytechnic Institute of New York

Assistant Professor

From: September 1985 to August 1989

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL),

Deputy Engineer, Radar Division,

Radar Engineer

From: January 1978 to July 1980

Authored + Edited Books


1. Array  Signal Processing (1989)

2. Spectrum Esimation and System Identification (1993)

3. Papolis' Probability, Random Variables, and Stochastic Processes (2002). Tranlated inot Greek, Chinese.

4. Space Based Radar (2008)

5. Wavefrom Diversity (2011)

Research Interests

  • Signal Processing and Communications
  • Radar Waveform Design
  • Rational System Identification 
  • Array Signal Processing