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About Me

I am a fourth year PhD student working with Dr. Waheed Bajwa. My research interests lie in the area of distributed signal processing. Prior to joining Rutgers I did my Masters and Bachelors from NUST, Pakistan, both in Electrical Engineering.


  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

    PhD Electrical Engineering, (2013-)
  • National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

    MS Electrical Engineering, (2009 - 2012)
    B.E Electrical Engineering, (2005-2009)



  • Haroon Raja and Waheed U. Bajwa "Cloud K-SVD: A Collaborative Dictionary Learning Algorithm for Big, Distributed Data" , IEEE Trans. Signal Process., vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 173-188, 2016.

  • Conferences

  • Haroon Raja and Waheed U. Bajwa, “A convergence analysis of distributed dictionary learning based on the K-SVD algorithm,” in Proc. IEEE Intl. Symp. Information Theory (ISIT'15), Hong Kong, Jun. 14-19, 2015.

  • Zahra Shakeri, Haroon Raja, and Waheed U. Bajwa “Dictionary learning based nonlinear classifier training from distributed data,” in Proc. 2nd IEEE Global Conf. Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP'14), Symposium on Network Theory, Atlanta, GA, Dec. 3-5, 2014.

  • Haroon Raja and Waheed U. Bajwa, “Cloud K-SVD: Computing data-adaptive representations in the cloud,” in Proc. 51st Annu. Allerton Conf. Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, IL, Oct. 2-4, 2013.

  • Haroon Raja and Saad B. Qaisar, "Rate-Distortion optimized transcoder selection for multimedia transmission in heterogeneous networks", Computational Science and Its Applications--ICCSA 2012, p. 407-418, 2012.

  • Hussain Kazmi and Haroon Raja, "Throughput enhancement by cross-layer header compression in WLANs" in Proc. of 16th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, vol., no., pp.329-333, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2010