Dr. Sanjit K. Mitra – CoE Distinguished Seminar Series

Digital Signal Processing: Road to The Future

Dr. Sanjit K. Mitra

Research Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering University of California, Santa Barbara, and Professor Emeritus in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering University of Southern California, Los Angeles


The field of digital signal processing (DSP) has been a very active area of research and application for more than six 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 and other fields. In his talk, Dr. Mitra will provide a brief overview of the initial developments in DSP and review some of the important advances made during the nearly-60-year period of its growth, and will describe a number of its key applications. He will conclude with speculation on DSP’s future trends and directions.

Live Broadcast: coe.miami.edu/speaker/mitra

Dr. Sanjit K. Mitra is a Research Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Mitra has published over 700 papers in the areas of analog and digital signal processing, and image and video processing. He has also authored and co-authored twelve books, and holds six patents. Dr. Mitra has served IEEE in various capacities including service as the President of the IEEE Circuits & Systems Society in 1986.

Dr. Mitra has received many awards including the 2009 Athanasios Papoulis Award of the European Association for Signal Processing, 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; the 2006 IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal; and the 2013 IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award. He is the co-recipient of the 2000 Blumlein-Browne-Willans Premium of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (London). 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 foreign member of the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Arts, a foreign member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, international member of the Croatian Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Engineering, Mexico, and a Foreign Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India and the Indian National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Mitra is a Life Fellow of the IEEE.

For more information, please contact Ivelisse Reyes Tovar  or Frances Sarah Nicolas at 305-284-3291

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