Dr. Raj Thilak Rajan (S'11 - M'17 - SM'22) is an assistant professor with the Signal Processing Systems (SPS) group, at the faculty of electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science (EEMCS) at the Delft university of technology (TUD), and is the Co-director of the Delft Sensor AI Lab. He received his Ph.D. in 2016 from TUD, and obtained his M.Sc. (class first, youngest in class) and B.Sc. (with distinction) in Electronic sciences from University of Pune, India in 2006 and 2004 respectively. He is an IEEE Senior member, an elected member of the IAF SCAN (Space communications and Navigation) committee, and the IEEE ASI (Autonomous Systems Initiative). He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing (IEEE-OJSP), and is a reviewer for various related journals and conferences. His research interests lie in statistical machine learning and optimization, with applications to distributed autonomous sensing systems.
Previously, he held research positions with diverse responsibilities at IMEC (Eindhoven, 2015-2018), University of Twente (Enschede, 2014-2015), ASTRON (Dwingeloo, 2008-2014), CERN (Geneva, 2007-2008), and Politenico di Bari (Bari, 2007-2008). He was a SSPF fellow (The Netherlands, 2019), INFN fellow (Italy, 2008), MIUR fellow (Italy, 2007-2008), TIFR-VSRP fellow (India, 2005), and is an alumnus of the SSP2019 program from the international space university (ISU). He obtained his Univeristy Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO) diploma in 2021.