ECE Welcomes New Faculty Dr. Waheed Bajwa

Dr. Waheed Bajwa

Dr. Waheed Bajwa will join the ECE faculty in Fall 2011 as an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Bajwa received BE (Hons) 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. He will be joining Rutgers from Duke University, where he is currently a Research Scientist in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Dr. Bajwa’s research interests span high-dimensional inference and inverse problems, compressed sensing, statistical signal processing, and wireless communications. The focus of his research program at Rutgers will be development of theoretically optimal, computationally efficient, and algorithmically robust methods for inference and decision making in large-scale, resource-constrained systems. His research has appeared in a number of prestigious peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. In addition, he has more than 3 years of experience working in the industry, including a summer position at GE Global Research in 2006. He currently also serves as a Guest Associate Editor for a special issue of Elsevier Physical Communication Journal on “Compressive Sensing in Communications.”