Kartik Venkat

Kartik Venkat 

Hi, I am Kartik, a Ph.D candidate in the Electrical Engineering department at Stanford University, where I am affiliated with the Information Systems Laboratory. I am lucky to have Prof. Tsachy Weissman as my advisor.

I also had the fortune of interacting with the late Prof. Thomas Cover, who was also my co-advisor. Here is a link to the memorial website, where many former colleagues and students have shared memories of their interactions with Tom.

Before joining Stanford, I studied Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Here is a link to my Resume

I was recently named a 2015 Paul Baran Young Scholar by the Marconi Society: Official press release. Stanford EE news.


kvenkat AT stanford DOT edu

Research Interests

PhD Thesis


Book Chapters



Information Theory (3 courses), Theory of Probability (3 courses), Statistical Signal Processing (2 courses), Inference, Estimation and Information Processing, Machine Learning, Convex Optimization, Stochastic Systems, Stochastic Differential Equations, Mathematical Finance, Large Deviations Theory, Wireless Communications (2 courses)

Some Other Projects