Waheed U. Bajwa

Assistant Professor

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Previous Affiliations
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Duke University, 2010 - 2011
Program in Applied & Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, 2009 - 2010

Education
PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
MS in Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005
BE in Electrical Engineering, National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan, 2001

Research Interests
High-dimensional inference and inverse problems, compressed sensing, statistical signal processing, wireless communications, and applications in biological sciences, complex networked systems, and radar & image processing

Honors and Awards
Co-organizer and guest associate editor of a special issue of Elsevier Physical Communication Journal on Compressive Sensing in Communications, 2010 - present
University of Wisconsin-Madison Morgridge Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, 2003 -2004
Best in Academics Gold Medal, National University of Sciences & Technology, 2001

Journal Publications
A. Armagan, D.B. Dunson, J. Lee, and W.U. Bajwa "Posterior consistency in linear models under shrinkage priors," submitted for journal publication, Apr. 2011

W.U. Bajwa, R. Calderbank, and D.G. Mixon, "Two are better than one: Fundamental parameters of frame coherence," submitted for journal publication, Mar. 2011

L. Applebaum, W.U. Bajwa, M.F. Duarte, and R. Calderbank, "Asynchronous code-division random access using convex optimization," submitted for journal publication, Jan. 2011; revised: Jun. 2011

W.U. Bajwa, K. Gedalyahu, and Y.C. Eldar, "Identification of parametric underspread linear systems and super-resolution radar," IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 2548-2561, Jun. 2011.

J. Haupt, W.U. Bajwa, G. Raz, and R. Nowak, "Toeplitz compressed sensing matrices with applications to sparse channel estimation," IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol. 56, no. 11, pp. 5862-5875, Nov. 2010.

W.U. Bajwa, R. Calderbank, and S. Jafarpour, "Why Gabor frames? Two fundamental measures of coherence and their role in model selection," J. Commun. Netw., vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 289-307, Aug. 2010.

W.U. Bajwa, J. Haupt, A.M. Sayeed, and R. Nowak, "Compressed channel sensing: A new approach to estimating sparse multipath channels," Proc. of the IEEE, vol. 98, no. 6, pp. 1058-1076, Jun. 2010.

J. Haupt, W.U. Bajwa, M. Rabbat, and R. Nowak, "Compressed sensing and network monitoring," The Next Wave, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 16-25, 2010.

J. Haupt, W.U. Bajwa, M. Rabbat, and R. Nowak, "Compressed sensing for networked data," IEEE Signal Processing Mag., vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 92-101, Mar. 2008.

W.U. Bajwa, J. Haupt, A.M. Sayeed, and R. Nowak, "Joint source–channel communication for distributed estimation in sensor networks," IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol. 53, no. 10, pp. 3629-3653, Oct. 2007.

Recent Conference Publications
D.G. Mixon, W.U. Bajwa, and R. Calderbank, "Frame coherence and sparse signal processing," in Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Information Theory (ISIT'11), Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Jul. 31-Aug. 5, 2011.

L. Applebaum, W.U. Bajwa, R. Calderbank, J. Haupt, and R. Nowak, "Deterministic pilot sequences for sparse channel estimation in OFDM systems," in Proc. 17th Int. Conf. Digital Signal Processing (DSP'11), Corfu, Greece, Jul. 6-8, 2011.

K. Krishnamurthy, W.U. Bajwa, R. Willett, and R. Calderbank, "Fast level set estimation from projection measurements," in Proc. IEEE Workshop Statistical Signal Processing (SSP'11), Nice, France, Jun. 28-30, 2011.

M.F. Duarte, W.U. Bajwa, and R. Calderbank, "Regression performance of group lasso for arbitrary design matrices," in Proc. Int. Conf. Sampling Theory and Applications (SampTA'11), Singapore, May 2-6, 2011.

A. Harms, W.U. Bajwa, and R. Calderbank, "Beating Nyquist through correlations: A constrained random demodulator for sampling of sparse bandlimited signals," in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP'11), Prague, Czech Republic, May 22-27, 2011, pp. 5968-5971.

W.U. Bajwa, K. Gedalyahu, and Y.C. Eldar, "On the identification of parametric underspread linear systems," in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP'11), Prague, Czech Republic, May 22-27, 2011, pp. 4088-4091.

L. Balzano, R. Nowak, and W.U. Bajwa, "Column subset selection with missing data," in Proc. NIPS Workshop on Low-rank Methods for Large-scale Machine Learning, Whistler, Canada, Dec. 11, 2010.

W.U. Bajwa, R. Calderbank, and S. Jafarpour, "Revisiting model selection and recovery of sparse signals using one-step thresholding," in Proc. 48th Annu. Allerton Conf. Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, IL, Sep. 29-Oct. 01, 2010, pp. 977-984.

L. Applebaum, W.U. Bajwa, M.F. Duarte, and R. Calderbank, "Multiuser detection in asynchronous on–off random access channels using lasso," in Proc. 48th Annu. Allerton Conf. Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, IL, Sep. 29-Oct. 01, 2010, pp. 130-137.

W.U. Bajwa, R. Calderbank, and S. Jafarpour, "Model selection: Two fundamental measures of coherence and their algorithmic significance," in Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Information Theory (ISIT'10), Austin, TX, Jun. 13-18, 2010, pp. 1568-1572.

(Page last updated in August 2011)

Email: 

waheed.bajwa @ rutgers.edu

Contact No.: 

(848) 445-8541

Office: 

CoRE 723