Ashish Khisti is an associate professor at University of Toronto and holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier II). He obtained his BASc degree from Engineering Sciences (Electrical Option) from the same university and his SM and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA in Electrical Engineeing and Computer Science. Between September 2008 to August 2009 he was with the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, California.

He is a recipient of the HP-IRP award in 2011 and 2012 and an Ontario Early Researcher Award (2012). For his graduate studies, he received the NSERC doctoral fellowship and the HP/MIT alliance fellowship. He is also a recipient of the Morris Joseph Levin Masterworks award and the Harold Hazen teaching assistant award from the EECS department at MIT.