Wasim Maik Dr. Wasim Q. Malik is the Director of the Laboratory for Neuromotor Signal Processing and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, Boston. He is affiliated with the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also with the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Wasim received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Oxford, UK, in 2005. In his doctoral research, he designed high data-rate ultrawideband (UWB) systems for indoor wireless communications. From 2005 to 2007, he was a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, where he developed MIMO signal processing techniques for multi-gigabit UWB wireless communications. From 2007-2010, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at MIT LIDS and MIT/Harvard NSRL with Prof. Emery Brown, where he conducted research in computational neuroscience focusing on statistical signal processing and adaptive filtering algorithms for two-photon neuroimaging and neural decoding. From 2010-2017, he was affiliated with the Institute for Brain Science at Brown University as a Visiting Scientist, and also with the Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Providence, RI, where he developed brain-machine interface technology for the paralyzed.

He has published an edited book titled Ultra-Wideband Antennas and Propagation for Communications, Radar and Imaging (UK: Wiley, 2006). He was the Lead Guest Editor of the IET Microwaves Antennas and Propagation special issue on "Antenna systems and propagation for future wireless communications" (Dec. 2007). In addition to 5 patents, he has published in excess of 100 research papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He received the Association for Computing Machinery Recognition of Service Award, Best Paper Award in the ARMMS RF & Microwave Conference (Steventon, UK), Best Student Paper Award in IEEE BioSMART 2016, the ESU Lindemann Science Fellowship, the CIMIT Eleanor and Miles Shore Career Development Award, the Harvard University's William F. Milton Fund Award, the HDSA Human Biology Project Fellowship, and others.

Wasim is the current Chair of the IEEE Engineering and Medicine in Biology Society (EMBS), Boston Section. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Member of the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Committee, a Member of the IEEE Communications Society, a Member of the Society for Neuroscience, a Member of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, and a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. He routinely serves on the organizing and technical program committees of various international conferences, and was the Conference Chair at IET UWBST'08 and Co-Chair at IEEE ICUWB'08. He has been a grant reviewer for the national research councils of Norway, Romania, Singapore and Chile. He served on the UK Ofcom Task Group on Mobile and Terrestrial Propagation, and as an expert on the use of information and communication technologies for the health sector in the Scientific and Technological Policy panel of the European Parliament and Commission. He is a core committee member of the IEEE Brain Initiative.

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