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## Waheed U. Bajwa

Assistant Professor

**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)

waheed.bajwa @ rutgers.edu

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