Behtash Babadi


Behtash Babadi
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Institute for Systems Research
Affiliate Faculty
Program in Neuroscience & Cognitive Science
Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program
University of Maryland, College Park

2113 A. V. Williams Bldg.
8223 Paint Branch Dr.
College Park, MD 20742 USA
email: behtash at umd dot edu
phone: (301) 405 8346


Behtash Babadi received the Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University in 2011 and 2008, respectively, and the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2006. From 2011 to 2014, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as at the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received an NSF CAREER Award in 2016 and the UMD's E. Robert Kent Outstanding Teaching Award for Junior Faculty in 2019.

Research Interests

  • Statistical and adaptive signal processing

  • Neural signal processing

  • Systems neuroscience