Petros T. Boufounos is Senior Principal Member of Research Staff and the Computational Sensing Team Leader at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), and a visiting scholar at the Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering department. Dr. Boufounos completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at MIT. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics in 2000, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) in 2002, and the ScD degree in EECS in 2006. Between September 2006 and December 2008, he was a postdoctoral associate with the Digital Signal Processing Group at Rice University. Dr. Boufounos joined MERL in January 2009.

His immediate research focus includes signal acquisition and processing, frame theory, quantization and data representations. He is also interested into how signal acquisition interacts with other fields that use sensing extensively, such as machine learning, robotics and mechatronics. He is a Senior Area Editor at IEEE Signal Processing Letters and a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Theory and Methods technical committee. He was a member of the organizing committee for the Future of Signal Processing Symposium.