Ramakrishna Janaswamy


215D Marcus Hall 
University of Massachusetts
100 Natural Resources Rd
Amherst MA 01003-9292

(413) 545-0937

B.Tech. (ECE), Regional Engineering College, Warangal, India, 1981
M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1983
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1986

Research Interests: 

Radiowave propagation, Wireless channel modeling, theoretical and applied electromagnetics, wave propagation over rough surfaces, antenna design.

Selected Publications: 


  • R. Janaswamy, Radiowave Propagation and Smart Antennas for Wireless Communications, Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 312, November 2000.

Book Chapter:

  • R. Janaswamy, Signal Fading in Radio Communications, in Wiley Encyclopedia of RF and Microwave Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, 2005.

Journal Articles:

  • Ozbayat, S. and Janaswamy, R., "Effective local absorbing boundary conditions for a finite difference implementation of the parabolic equation,''
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Volume 59(5),  pp. 1616-1625, May 2011.
  • Janaswamy, R., Gupta, D-V. and Schaubert, D. H., "Adaptive correction to array coefficients through dithering and near-field sensing,''
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation,  Volume 58(11), pp. 3558-3567, November 2010.
  • Martelly, R. and Janaswamy, R., "Modeling radio transmission loss in curved, branched and rough-walled Tunnels with the ADI-PE method,''
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Volume 58(6),  pp. 2037-2045, June 2010.
Society Memberships: 

IEEE, American Geophysical Union

Honors & Awards: 

College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award, 2013-2014; IEEE Fellow, 2003, IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 2000; IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society R. W. P. King Best Paper Award, 1995; Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Research, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 1991

Institutional & Professional Service: 

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation: August 2010-Present, Associate Editor IETE Technical Reviews, August 2009-Present, Associate Editor,  Radio Science, January 1999-January 2004; Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, July 2003-2006; Chairman of IEEE Monterey Bay Subsection, July 1998-July 2001; Elected Member of US National Committee of URSI, Commissions B and F; Member of Technical Program Committees, Joint IEEE AP-S International Symposium/URSI Meeting, 1999, 2000; Chaired Technical Sessions at the IEEE AP-S International Symposia, 1995, 1999, 2001-2009