Wayes is an Advanced Queensland Research Fellow at the School of ITEE of The University of Queensland (UQ). His fellowship is jointly sponsored by the State of Queensland through the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation, UQ, and Redback Technologies Ltd, Australia.

Wayes received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2007, and the PhD in Engineering from the Australian National University (ANU) in 2013.