Kannan Ramchandran (Ph.D.: Columbia University, 1993) is the Gilbert Henry Gates Endowed Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley, where he has been since 1999. He was on the faculty at UIUC from 1993 to 1999, and with AT&T Bell Labs from 1984 to 1990.

Prof. Ramchandran has published extensively in his field, holds over a dozen patents, and has received several awards for his research and teaching including the IEEE Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award in 2017, two best papers awards from the IEEE Information Theory Society and Communication Society in 2012 and 2020, an IEEE Communication Society Data Storage Best Paper award in 2010, two best paper awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 1993 and 1999, an Okawa Foundation Prize for outstanding research at Berkeley in 2001, an Outstanding Teaching Award at Berkeley in 2009, and a Hank Magnuski Scholar award at Illinois in 1998. In 2019, he was named Padovani Lecturer by the IEEE Information Theory Society.

His current research interests are in machine learning, statistical signal processing and coding, information theory, and distributed cloud computation.