Rahul Vaze is a reader at the School of Technology and Computer Science (STCS) at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai. He received the M.E. in Telecommunications from I.I.Sc. Bangalore in 2004, and the Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin in 2009. From 2004-2006, he was with Beceem Communications Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore where he worked on the design of physical layer algorithms for IEEE 802.16e.
His research interests lie in the area of information theory, multi-antenna communication, applications of stochastic geometry to wireless networks, and statistical learning over large data sets.
He has received the best M.E. thesis award from the Electrical Communication Department, I.I.Sc. Bangalore in 2004 and was awarded the EURASIP 2011 Best Paper Award for the paper "End to End Joint Antenna Selection Strategy and Distributed Compress and Forward Strategy for Relay Channels". Rahul Vaze and Robert W. Heath Jr., EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2009.