Robert Nowak

McFarland-Bascom Professor in Engineering

3627 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 265-3914
Fax: (608) 262-1267

Primary Affiliation:
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Additional Affiliations:
Biomedical Engineering, Computer Sciences,


PhD 1995, UW-Madison


PhD 1995, UW-Madison

Research Interests

signal and information processing, machine learning, optimization and statistics

Awards, Honors and Societies

ECML-PKDD Award for Best Paper on Knowledge Discovery, 2012

Grand Award recipient of the Talbert Abrams Paper Award (ASPRS, The Imaging & Geospatial Information Society), 2012

Discovery Fellow, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, 2012

ERDAS Award for Best Scientific Paper in Remote Sensing (3rd Place Award), 2012

IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award, 2011

IEEE ICIP Best Student Paper Award, 2011

Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Best Student Paper Award, 2011

IEEE Fellow, 2010

Visiting Fellow Commonership, Trinity College, Cambridge, 2010

Visiting Fellow, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University, 2010

Vilas Associate Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007

Honorable Mention, outstanding paper award, Neural Information Processing Systems Conference, 2006

IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, Best Student Paper Award, 2004

IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Paper Award, 2000

The Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Award, 2000

The Army Research Oce Young Investigator Program Award, 1999

National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1997

General Electric Genius of Invention Award, 1993



Spring 2015-2016

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  • ECE 999 - Advanced Independent Study
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  • ECE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
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  • ECE 489 - Honors in Research

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