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Sreeram Kannan

Associate Professor
Computing and Networking, Data Science, Biosystems
414 ECE
Campus Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-685-8756
Research Web Page: UW Blockchain Lab
Research Web Page: Information theory lab personal page


Sreeram Kannan is an assistant professor at University of Washington, Seattle, where he runs the information theory lab focussing on information theory and its applications in communication networks, machine learning and blockchain systems. He was a postdoctoral scholar at University of California, Berkeley and a visiting postdoc at Stanford University between 2012-2014 before which he received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

Awards and Honors

  • 2021 NAE (National Academy of Engineering) US-Japan Frontiers-of-Engineering Invited Speaker in blockchain
  • 2019 UW ECE Outstanding teaching award
  • Professor Sreeram Kannan Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award
  • Amazon Catalyst fellowship 2018
  • Van Valkenburg (outstanding dissertation) award from UIUC 2013
  • Qualcomm Cognitive Radio Prize 2010
  • Qualcomm (CTO) Padovani Award 2010