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Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University

Hayder Radha, MSU Foundation Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is an international leader in the broad fields of multi-dimensional signal processing and visual analysis. He is especially known for his pioneering work in scalable video coding, with broad applications for Internet and wireless streaming. He is the founder and director of the CANVAS program and a leader in MSU’s mobility and autonomous vehicles research. His current research areas include deep learning and statistical signal processing for autonomous systems; multi-modal sensor data fusion; distributed object detection, tracking and forecasting for connected and autonomous vehicles.

He has a B.S. with honors from Michigan State University; an M.S. from Purdue University; and a Ph.M. and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, all in electrical engineering. He joined MSU in 2000, following an outstanding career at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he received the rank of Distinguished Member of Technical Staff; and Philips Research, where he held the rank of Consulting Scientist and Fellow. As a Philips Research Fellow, he led a team that enabled the rollout of digital HDTV services in the U.S. and another team that developed coding methods, which became part of the MPEG-4 video standard.

He has more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and holds 38 patents. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the recipient of two Google Faculty Research Awards; the Amazon Research Award; the Microsoft Research Award; the AT&T Bell Labs Ambassador and Circle of Excellence Awards; the MSU William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty and College-of-Engineering Withrow Distinguished Scholar Awards.


  • –present
    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University