Robert Lugannani

Office: 4801 Engineering Building Unit 1

Mailing Address:
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0407
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0407

Phone: (858) 534-2702
Fax: (858) 534-2486

Ph.D. Princeton University, 1964

Communication Theory and Systems
Lugannani was a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories from 1964-1970; Visiting Associate Professor at Princeton University from 1970-1972; and Professor at UC San Diego from 1972-present. Professor Lugannani's technical contributions include: studies of structural properties (limit theorems, sample function regularity, characterizations of independence) of linear processes; numerical techniques for evaluating distributions and densities of linear processes and quadratic forms in Gaussian variables.

Research Interests

System modeling and analysis; structural properties of random processes; characterization of random channels-the optical channel; numerical evaluation of probability distributions and densities.

Selected Publications
S. E. Moran, R. Lugannani, P. N. Craig, and R. L. Law, "Optically Phase-Locked Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometer System Performance for Vibration Measurement in Random Displacement Fields," J. Optical Soc. Am., Vol. A6, pp. 252-269, 1989.

R. Lugannani and S. 0. Rice, "Distribution of the Ratio of Quadratic Forms in Normal Variables - Numerical Methods," SIAM 1. Stat. Comput., Vol. 5,476-488,1984.

R. Lugannani and S. 0. Rice, "Numerical Evaluation of a Class of Integrals by Integrating Along a String of Saddle Points," J. of Comput. Physics, 39, 473-480, 1981.

Last Updated: 5/3/97