Joseph Bardin received the BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2003, the MS degree in electrical engineering from the University of California Los Angeles in 2005, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2009. From 2003–2005, he was with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, where he was involved in the demonstration of an array-based downlink for the NASA deep-space network. In 2010, he joined the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Amherst, where he is currently an Associate Professor.
Professor Bardin was a recipient of a 2011 DARPA Young Faculty Award, a 2014 NSF CAREER Award, a 2015 Office of Naval Research YIP Award, the 2016 UMass Amherst College of Engineering Barbara H. and Joseph I. Goldstein Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, and the 2016 UMass Amherst Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity. He has served as a member of the International Microwave Symposium Technical Program Review Committee since 2012.