Dr. Radha ECE professor Hayder Radha receives the MSU William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award. The award will be presented at the annual Awards Convocation on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in the Pasant Theater, Wharton Center.

Radha is the ECE Associate Chair for Research and the Director of the WAVES Lab at MSU. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and he was appointed as a Philips Research Fellow and Consulting Scientist in 1998, and as a Bell Labs’ Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in 1992. He is a recipient of two Google Faculty Research Awards, in 2014 and 2015. He is also a recipient of the AT&T Bell Labs Ambassador Award, AT&T Circle of Excellence Award, the MSU College of Engineering Withrow Distinguished Scholar Awards (both as Junior and Senior Faculty), and the Microsoft Research Content and Curriculum Award. He was elected as a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing (IVMSP) and the IEEE Technical Committee on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP). He served as Co-Chair and Editor of a Video Coding Experts Group of the International Telecommunications Union – Telecommunications Section (ITU-T) between 1994-1996. His current research areas include compressed sensing and signal sparsification for BIGDATA, hyperspectral imaging and signal processing for environmental sustainability, signal processing of network graphs, analysis of social networks, and visual processing, coding, and communications. He has more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and 30 patents.