Jitendra K Tugnait


James B Davis Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Auburn University


313 Broun Hall, Auburn AL 36849-5201
Tel: (334) 844-1846
Fax: (334) 844-1809

Research Interests

Statistical Signal Processing
  • Graphical modeling of multivariate time series : topology selection, generalized likelihood ratio test, graphical lasso
  • Improper/non-circular complex-valued random signal processing : detection and estimation under uncertainty
  • Robust signal processing : detection and estimation under uncertainty
  • Comparing random signals : generalized likelihood ratio tests and analysis
Wireless Communications
  • Physical layer security : pilot spoofing/contamination attacks, user authentication, ...
  • Massive MIMO : channel estimation, pilot decontamination, ...
  • Cognitive radio : spectrum sensing, ...
Multisensor Multitarget Tracking

Some recent papers

J.K. Tugnait, "On detection and mitigation of reused pilots in massive MIMO systems," IEEE Trans. Communications, to appear (available online Oct. 4, 2017).

J.K. Tugnait, "Detection and identification of spoofed pilots in TDD/SDMA systems," IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 550-553, Aug. 2017.

J.K. Tugnait and S.A. Bhaskar, "On testing for impropriety of multivariate complex-valued random sequences," IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 2988-3003, June 1, 2017.

J.K. Tugnait, "Detection of active eavesdropping attack by spoofing relay in multiple antenna systems," IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 5, pp. 460-463, Oct. 2016.

J.K. Tugnait, "Comparing multivariate complex random signals: Algorithm, performance analysis and application," IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 64, No. 4, pp. 934-947, Feb. 15, 2016.

H. Mu and J.K. Tugnait, "Secure degrees of freedom in cooperative MIMO cognitive radio systems," IEEE Trans. Communications, vol. 63, No. 11, pp. 4377-4389, Nov. 2015.

J.K. Tugnait, "Self-contamination for detection of pilot contamination attack in multiple antenna systems," IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 525-528, Oct. 2015

PhD Student Openings

Available: Graduate research assistantships to students with MS degree wishing to do PhD in wireless communications and statistical signal processing areas. Preferred qualifications:

  • MS degree in statistical signal processing, wireless communications, or related areas
  • Strong background in mathematical courses: probability, random processes, optimization, ...
  • Prior publications/research experience a strong plus
  • V+Q GRE scores >= 315

Interested students should contact me by email: attach your resume, include GRE scores and academic transcripts. I will not respond to any email that does not include GRE scores.

Link to our graduate program.