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Full name: 
Justin Romberg
Job title: 
Assoc Chair-Academic
; Associate Chair for Research; Schlumberger Professor
Technical Interest Groups: Digital Signal Processing
Email address: 
Work phone: 
Cent 5227

Dr. Justin Romberg is a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was appointed as the School's associate chair for Research in September 2016.

Dr. Romberg received the B.S.E.E. (1997), M.S. (1999) and Ph.D. (2004) degrees from Rice University in Houston, Texas. From fall 2003 until fall 2006, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar in Applied and Computational Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology. He spent the summer of 2000 as a researcher at Xerox PARC, the fall of 2003 as a visitor at the Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions in Paris, and the fall of 2004 as a Fellow at UCLA's Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics. In fall 2006, he joined the ECE faculty as a member of the Center for Signal and Image Processing. In 2008, he received an ONR Young Investigator Award, in 2009 he received a PECASE award and a Packard Fellowship, and in 2010 he was named a Rice University Outstanding Young Engineering Alumnus. In 2006-2007, he was a consultant for the TV show "Numb3rs," and from 2008-2011, he was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

Research interests: 
  • Imaging inverse problems
  • Data compression
  • Multiscale geometrical representations
  • Sparse approximation
  • ONR Young Investigator Award, 2008
  • Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE), 2009
  • Packard Fellowship, 2009
  • Rice University Outstanding Young Engineering Alumnus, 2010

M. Wakin, J. Romberg, H. Choi, and R. Baraniuk, "Wavelet-domain approximation and compression of piecewise smooth images," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 15, Number 5, May2006, pp 1071-1087.

E. Candes, J. Romberg, and T. Tao, "Robust uncertainty principles: Exact signal reconstruction from highly incomplete frequency information," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 52, Number 2, February 2006, pp 489-509.

E. Candes and J. Romberg, "Quantitative robust uncertainty principles and optimally sparse decompositions," Foundations of Computational Mathematics, Vol. 6 (2006), Number 2, pp 227-254.

E. Candes, J. Romberg, and T. Tao, "Stable signal recovery from incomplete and inaccurate measurements," Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 59 (2006), Number 8, 1208-1223.

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