Namrata Vaswani
Associate Professor 
Dept. of Electrical and Computer EngineeringIowa State University
3121 Coover Hall, Ames IA 50011  Email: namrata  AT iastate  DOT edu    Phone: 515-294-4012   Fax: 515-294-8432  





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Curriculum Vitae (CV):   (pdf)  

Research Summary


Research   My research is in signal and information processing and in high dimensional machine learning. Applications that we look at are either in video analytics and computer vision or in medical imaging (MRI). In the last 6-7 years most of my work has focused on either recursive recovery of sparse signal sequences (recursive compressive sensing) or on online robust PCA (online sparse + low-rank matrix recovery).

Professional Service:

  • Elected member of the Image, Video and Multidimensional Signal Processing (IVMSP) Technical Committee of the Signal Processing Society, Jan 2015 – Dec 2018
  • Co-chaired the Information Processing for Big Data symposium at GlobalSIP, 2014
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2009-2013
  • Organized a special session recursive reconstruction of sparse signal sequences at Asilomar 2010
  • Tutorials chair for IEEE Intl. Conf. Image Proc. (ICIP) 2008
  • Area chair (TPC member) for ICIP 2009 for interpolation
  • Program committee member of  CVPR,2008, 2009, ECCV and  ICCV, 2007
  • Reviewer for IEEE Trans. Signal Proc., IEEE Trans. Image Proc., IEEE Trans. PAMI and others and for various conferences (ICASSP, ICIP, CDC,...)

Graduate Students:

  • Alumni
    • Samarjit Das, Ph.D., Fall 2010, postdoc at the Robotics Institute at CMU
    • Wei Lu, Ph.D., Fall 2011, research scientist at BHSAI
    • Chenlu Qiu, Ph.D., Summer 2013
    • Man Basnet, Ph.D., Summer 2013
    • Rituparna Sarkar, M.S., Summer 2012
    • Fardad Raisali, M.S., Spring 2012
    • Taoran Li, M.S, Spring 2011
  • Current Ph.D. students
    • Jinchun Zhan (B.S. from USTC, China), Ph.D. student, started Fall 2011
    • Han Guo, Ph.D. student, started Fall 2012
    • Animesh Biswas (M.Tech. from IIT-Madras, India), Ph.D. student, started Fall 2011
    • Brian Lois, Ph.D. student, started Fall 2010 (B.S. in Math from Marquette Univ, WI, co-advised with Prof Leslie Hogben in Math dept)
    • Kevin Palmowski, Ph.D. student, started Fall 2011 (B.A. in Math from SUNY-Geneseo, NY, co-advised with Prof Leslie Hogben in Math dept)



Office hours for Fall 2015: TBD