University of Pennsylvania

Santosh S. Venkatesh

Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering
Chair Elect of the University of Pennsylvania Faculty Senate

Contact Information

200 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office : Levine 370.
Phone : (215) 898-9493.
Email :

When not at work, the coach of a youth soccer team has many duties among which is included spending quality time with the team mascot. This is especially true of a good-time team whose whimsical name, the Jogo Bonitos, promises a rollicking good time with the beautiful game.  

Research Interests

Sensor networks, pattern recognition, neural computation, learning theory, information theory


The gradual, and painful, process of converting papers into downloadable (pdf) format is proceeding apace in reverse chronological order. On request I would be delighted to send snail mail copies of papers not yet available electronically on this site.

New material, preprints: hors d'oeuvres
Chronologically arranged: the gourmand's dinner complete
Arranged by subject matter: a la carte for the discerning diner

Current Courses

A changing palette of courses I am teaching currently. The links below provide brief descriptions.

ENM 503: Introduction to Probability
ESE 530: Elements of Probability Theory and Random Processes
ESE 674: Information Theory