Namrata Vaswani received a B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, in 1999 and a Ph.D. from University of Maryland, College Park, in 2004, both in Electrical Engineering. During 2004-05, she was a research scientist at Georgia Tech. Since Fall 2005, she has been with the Iowa State University where she is currently an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. She held the Harpole-Pentair assistant professorship during 2008-09 and received the Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award in 2014. During 2009 to 2013, she has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.
Vaswani's research interests are in machine learning for high dimensional problems, signal and information processing and in imaging. Her current work focuses on recursive sparse recovery, online robust PCA, matrix completion and applications in video analytics and medical imaging.