researcher profile

dr. Raj Thilak Rajan

Assistant Professor

Expertise: Navigation, Sensor fusion, Space systems

Contact details

Group: Circuits and Systems (CAS)
Department of Microelectronics
Room:VMB 1.W.560
Phone:+31-15-27 87115
Personal webpage

List of publications

Google Scholar profile

Raj is an assistant professor with the faculty of electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science (EEMCS) at the Delft university of technology (TUD). His research interests lie in statistical inference and machine learning, with applications to distributed and autonomous sensor systems e.g., satellite arrays for space-based interferometry. He received his PhD in 2016 from the CAS group at TUD, for addressing signal processing challenges of space-based radio astronomy. Previously, he held research positions with diverse responsibilities at IMEC (Eindhoven, 2015-2018), University of Twente (Enschede, 2014), ASTRON (Dwingeloo, 2008-2014), CERN (Geneva, 2007-2008), Politenico di Bari (Bari, 2007-2008), Whirlpool (Pune, 2006-2007), and TIFR-NCRA (Pune, 2005).

If you are interested in pursuing a Master thesis, then drop an email with (a) your interests+passion (b) resume and (c) course list (e.g., IEP, without grades). If you are looking for a PhD position, or interested in collaboration, or just curious about ongoing projects, then do reach out to me via email !


EE2L21 EPO-4: "KITT" autonomous driving challenge

Make a car drive autonomously from A to B

EE3350TU Introduction to Radio Astronomy

Introduction to the science and technology of radio astronomy

EE4C02 Systems Engineering

Introduction to systems engineering processes

ET4386 Estimation and detection

Basics of detection and estimation theory, as used in statistical signal processing, adaptive beamforming, speech enhancement, radar, telecommunication, localization, system identification, and elsewhere.


Delft Sensor AI Lab

AI for sensor networks

Airborne data collection on resilient system architectures

Develop algorithms to realize efficient, robust, cost-effective perception and control for autonomous navigation of drones

PIPP OLFAR: Breakthrough technologies for Interferometry in Space

Combine multiple satellites into one single scientific instrument: a radio telescope in space

Projects history

Low-frequency distributed radio telescope in space

Below 15 MHz, the ionosphere blocks EM signals from the sky. Therefore, can we design a radio telescope in space, using a swarm of inexpensive nano-satellites? Accurate localization and clock recovery is important.

Last updated: 28 Oct 2021