Bio: Before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, Dr. Ranade was a Researcher at Microsoft Research AI in the Adaptive Systems and Interaction Group. She also designed and taught the first offering for the new course sequence EECS16A and EECS16B in the EECS department at UC Berkeley and received the 2017 UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering Award for Outstanding Teaching.

Dr. Ranade received her PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and her undergraduate degree from MIT in Cambridge, MA.


I am broadly interested in various aspects of AI. I am thankful for the many wonderful collaborations that have led to the publications here.

Understanding Misinformation

Information and control theory

Protocol design for wireless control

Safety and Control


Worker information in crowdsourcing contest design
Gireeja Ranade, and Lav R. Varshney
Book Chapter, submitted 2015.

Programmable optical networks for datacenters

Neuroscience and brain-machine interfaces

Cardiovascular Modeling and Prediction

Model-based Estimation of Cardiac Output and Total Peripheral Resistance
Tushar A. Parlikar, Thomas Heldt, Gireeja Ranade and George Verghese
Computers in Cardiology, October 2007




Students and Interns

Alex Spangher
Summer intern at MSR AI, 2018 with Besmira Nushi and Adam Fourney.
Graduate student at CMU.
Heba Aly
Summer intern at MSR Redmond in 2017 with John Krumm.
Graduate student at University of Maryand, College Park
Brian Axelrod
Summer intern at MSR Redmond in 2016 co-mentored with Debadeepta Dey and Ashish Kapoor. Worked on developing certification for the safety of trajectories for robotic navigation under uncertainty.
Currently PhD student in EECS at Stanford.
Vasuki Narasimha Swamy
Graduate student at UC Berkeley working on wireless protocol design for low-latency high-reliability control. Vasuki was also an intern at MSR Redmond in Summer 2016 co-mentored with Ranveer Chandra, Anirudh Badam and Sudipta Sinha.
Graduated 2018. Currently at Intel Research.
Leah Dickstein
Undergraduate researcher at UC Berkeley working on effects of delay, quantization and error-correcting codes in control systems.
CSoI Channels Scholar 2015-2016. Currently at Facebook, deferred admission to UC Berkeley EECS PhD program.
Ena Hariyoshi
Undergraduate researcher at UC Berkeley working on geometric interpretations of the value of information and control capacity in systems with unpredictable parameters
CSoI Channels Scholar 2014-2015, 2015-2016. Currently EECS PhD student at MIT.
Sahaana Suri
Undergraduate reseracher at UC Berkeley working on wireless protocol design for low-latency high-reliability control applications.
Finalist, CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award 2015. Currently EECS PhD student at Stanford.
Govind Ramnarayan
Undergraduate researcher working on the value of future information in control over lossy networks.
Currently third-year CS PhD student at MIT.