Waheed U. Bajwa received BE (with Honors) degree in electrical engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan in 2001, and MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005 and 2009, respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University from 2009 to 2010, and a Research Scientist in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University from 2010 to 2011. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. His research interests include high-dimensional inference and inverse problems, geometrical methods for “big data” analytics, sampling theory, statistical signal processing, machine learning, wireless communications.

Dr. Bajwa has more than three years of industry experience, including a summer position at GE Global Research, Niskayuna, NY. He received the Best in Academics Gold Medal and President's Gold Medal in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology in 2001, the Morgridge Distinguished Graduate Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award in 2014, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2015, and Rutgers University's Presidential Merit Award and Rutgers Engineering Governing Council ECE Professor of the Year Award in 2016. He is a co-author on the paper that received the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE IVMSP 2016 Workshop, and he was selected as a Member of the Class of 2015 National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium. He co-guest edited a special issue of Elsevier Physical Communication Journal on “Compressive Sensing in Communications” (2012), co-chaired CPSWeek 2013 Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Sensor Networks and IEEE GlobalSIP 2013 Symposium on New Sensing and Statistical Inference Methods, and served as the Publicity and Publications Chair of IEEE CAMSAP 2015. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and serves on the MLSP, SAM, and SPCOM Technical Committees of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.