Joakim Jaldén received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in 2002 and 2007 respectively. From July 2007 to June 2009 he held a post-doctoral research position at the Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria. He studied at Stanford University, CA, USA, from September 2000 to May 2002, and worked at ETH, Zürich, Switzerland, as a visiting researcher, from August to September, 2008. In July 2009 he returned to KTH, where he is now a professor of signal processing. He was an associate editor for the IEEE Communications Letters between 2009 and 2011, and an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions in Signal Processing between 2012 and 2016. He has been a member of the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee (SPCOM-TC) since 2013, and is currently the vice-chair. Since 2016 he is also responsible for the five year Degree Program in Electrical Engineering (CELTE) at KTH.
For his work on MIMO communications, Joakim has been awarded the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s 2006 Young Author Best Paper Award, the Distinguished Achievement Award of NEWCOM++ Network of Excellence in Telecommunications 2007–2011, and the best student conference paper award at IEEE ICASSP 2007. He is also a recipient of the Ingvar Carlsson Career Award issued in 2009 by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.
His recent work includes work on signal processing for biomedical data analysis, and the automated tracking of (biological) cell migration and morphology in time-lapse microscopy in particular. Early work in this field was awarded a conference best paper award at IEEE ISBI 2012, and subsequent work by the group has been awarded several Bitplane Awards in connection to the ISBI cell tracking challenges between 2013 and 2015.