Dr. Bhaskar Rao received his bachelors degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering in 1979. He received his M.S. degree in computer engineering and his Ph.D. in signal processing from the University of Southern California in 1981 and 1983 respectively. He joined the faculty of the University of California, San Diego, in 1983 where he is currently a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His research interests are in the theory and applications of digital signal processing and estimation theory. His work in this area has encompassed several topics including adaptive signal processing, model-based spectrum estimation, finite wordlength effects, sensor array processing, systolic architectures for signal processing, speech signal processing and biomagnetic Imaging.
Bhaskar Rao's research has led to over 90 publications. He has been a member of the IEEE signal processing society's technical committee on Statistical Signal and Array Processing, has served on technical program committees for conferences, and has chaired sessions at ICASSP and Asilomar conferences. He is a senior member of IEEE.