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IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections

SFU Webcasts in Communications






Speaker: Dr. Sanjit K. Mitra

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California


Dates and Locations

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

ASSC-1: Room 10041 (The new building next to the Strand Hall and Bus Exchange)

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada


Refreshment will be served after the talk.


Please click here to play the WebEx record of Prof. Mitra's talk.


The field of digital signal processing (DSP) has been a very active area of research and application for more than 4 decades.  This broad development has paralleled in time the rapid development of high-speed electronic digital computers, microelectronics, and integrated circuit fabrication technologies.  An ever-increasing assortment of integrated circuits specifically tailored to perform common DSP functions is available to the design engineer as system building blocks or parts-in-trade.  DSP methodologies have been applied to consumer electronics, communications, automotive electronics, instrumentation, medical electronics, tomography and acoustic imaging, cartography, seismology, speech recognition, robotics etc.  In this talk we first provide a brief overview of the initial developments in DSP, followed by a review of some of the important advances made during the forty year period of its growth, and describe a number of key applications.  We conclude with a speculation on the future trends and directions.


Biography of Dr. Sanjit K. Mitra


Sanjit K. Mitra is the Stephen and Etta Varra Professor of Engineering in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dr. Mitra has served IEEE in various capacities including service as the President of the IEEE Circuits & Systems Society in 1986. Dr. Mitra is the recipient of the 1989 Education Award, and the 2000 Mac Van Valkenburg Society Award of the IEEE Circuits & Systems Society, the 1996 Technical Achievement Award, the 2001 Society Award and the 2006 Education Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000, the McGraw-Hill/Jacob Millman Award of the IEEE Education Society in 2001, the 2002 Technical Achievement Award of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP), the 2005 SPIE Technology Achievement Award of the International Society for Optical Engineers, the University Medal of the Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovakia in 2005, and the 2006 IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees from the Tampere University of Technology, Finland, the Technical University of Bucharest, Romania, and the Technical University of Iasi, Romania. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, a member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences, an Academician of the Academy of Finland, a corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, corresponding member of the Academy of Engineering, Mexico, and a Foreign Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India and the Indian National Academy of Engineering.


Webcast for the talk

Please click here after 2:45pm on May 15, 2008 to join the WebEx-based webcast for the lecture. The password is "message".

Please click here for a quick guide for WebEx (written by Prof. Jim Cavers).

If we could not establish the webcast due to network problem, we will record the lecture offline using WebEx software and post it on the website later.



Please contact Dr. Jie Liang (Email: JieL at sfu dot ca) if you have any question.