Faculty Profile: Vidhyacharan Bhaskar

Vidhyacharan Bhaskar, Ph.D.

Lecturer Faculty 

Discipline: Electrical Engineering

Office: HH 808B

Email: charanvb@sfsu.eduvcharan@gmail.com

Vidyacharan Bhaskar


PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL, USA, 2002

M.S.E, Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL, USA, 2001

M.Eng, Electrical & Communication Eng., Indian Inst. of Science, Bangalore, India, 1997

B.Sc., University of Madras, Chennai, India, 1992


Dr. Vidhyacharan Bhaskar received the B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from the University of Madras, Chennai, India in 1992, M.E. degree in Electrical & Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1997, and the M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2001 and 2002, respectively. During 2002-2003, he was a Post Doctoral fellow with the Communications research group at the University of Toronto, Canada, where he worked on the applications of space-time coding for wireless communication systems.

During 2003-2006, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Telecommunications at the University of Technology of Troyes, France.From Jan. 2007 to May 2014, he was a Full Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at S.R.M. University, Kattankulathur, India. Since 2015, he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, USA.

His research interests include MIMO wireless communications, signal processing, error control coding and queuing theory. He has published 123 Refereed Journal papers, presented around 71 Conference papers in various International Conferences over the past 20 years, published a book on “Adaptive Rate Coding for A-CDMA Systems” in Jan 2011, a book on “Higher-Order s-to-z mapping functions for digital filters,” in March 2013, and has also co-authored a book on MATLAB in 1998. He has more than 600 Google scholar citations. He has advised 50 Masters students, 11 Doctoral students, and 3 Senior design projects.

He is an IEEE Senior member (SM-IEEE) and is a member of IET (M-IET, UK). He is a Fellow of Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (F-IETE), and a Fellow of Institute of Engineers (F-IE), Kolkata, India. He is also a Life member of the Indian Society of Technical Education (LM-ISTE) and a member of the Indian Science Congress (M-ISC).