Professor Robert Calderbank, Princeton University (August 17, 2009)

Robert Calderbank

Robert Calderbank is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mathematics at Princeton University where he directs the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. He joined Princeton from AT&T where he was Vice President for Research and responsible for designing the first Research Lab in the world where the primary focus is data at massive scale. Inventions by Dr. Calderbank in his career at Bell Labs and AT&T have wireline modems, advanced read channels for magnetic recording, and wireless systems and have also opened the door to fault tolerant quantum computation.

Prof. Calderbank is an IEEE Fellow and was honored by the IEEE Information Theory Prize Paper Award in 1995 and again in 1999. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2005.



Professor frederick harris, San Diego State University (August 18, 2009)

sfredric j harris
Signal Processing Chair
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

San Diego State University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1309

Telephone: + (619) 594-6162  
Facsimile: + (619) 594-3112
Email: fred.harris@sdsu.edu


about me:

I hold the Signal Processing Chair of the Communication Systems and Signal Processing Institute at San Diego State University where since 1967 I have taught courses in Digital Signal Processing and Communication Systems. I hold a number of patents on digital receiver and DSP technology and lecture throughout the world on DSP applications. I consult for organizations requiring high performance, cost effective DSP solutions. I am an adjunct member of the IDA-Princeton Center for Communications Research and I am an Adjunct Professor at Imperial College in Great Britain.

I have written over 160 journal and conference papers, the most well known being my 1978 paper "On the use of Windows for Harmonic Analysis with the Discrete Fourier Transform". I am the author of the book Multirate Signal Processing for Communication Systems and I have contributed to a number of other books on DSP applications including the "Source Coding" chapter in Bernard Sklar's 1988 book, Digital Communications and the "Multirate FIR Filters for Interpolation and Resampling" and the "Time Domain Signal Processing with the DFT" chapters in Doug Elliot's 1987 book Handbook of Digital Signal Processing, and "A most Efficient Digital Filter: The Two-Path Recursive All-Pass Filter" Chapter in Rick Lyons 2007 book Streamlining Digital Signal Processing.

In 1990 and 1991 I was the Technical and then the General Chair of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers and was Technical Chair of the 2003 Software Defined Radio Conference and of the 2006 Wireless Personal Multimedia Conference. I became a Fellow of the IEEE in 2003, cited for contributions of DSP to communications systems. In 2006 I received the Software Defined Radio Forum's "Industry Achievement Award". My 2006 paper to the SDR conference was selected for the best paper award. I am the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier DSP Journal.

The spelling of my name with all lower case letters is a source of distress for typists and spell checkers. A child at heart, I collect toy trains and old slide-rules.



Professor Glenn Gulak, University of Toronto (August 19, 2009)

Glenn Gulak

Dr. Glenn Gulak is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. His present research interests are in the areas of algorithms, circuits, and CMOS system-on-chip implementations for digital communication systems and, additionally, in the area of CMOS biosensors. Current research projects are focused on high-performance MIMO OFDM implementations and in CMOS biosensors. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications in refereed journal and refereed conference proceedings. In addition, he has received numerous teaching awards for undergraduate courses taught in both the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. He held the L. Lau Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering for the 5-year term from 1999 to 2004. He currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Signal Processing Systems and the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Chair in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Gulak received his Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba while holding a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship. From Jan. 1985 to Jan. 1988 he was a Research Associate in the Information Systems Laboratory and the Computer Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. He has served on the ISSCC Signal Processing Technical Subcommittee from 1990 to 1999, ISSCC Technical Vice-Chair in 2000 and served as the Technical Program Chair for ISSCC 2001. He received the IEEE Millenium Medal in 2001. From March 2001 to March 2003 he was the Chief Technical Officer and Senior VP LSI Engineering of a fabless semiconductor startup headquartered in Irvine, California. He served on the Technology Directions Subcommittee for ISSCC from 2005 to 2008.