Date:                      31 August, 2015
Time:                      3:00pm-4:30pm

Venue:                     Library Auditorium, G/F of UM Wu Yee Sun Library (E2)

Language:              English
Target Audience:   All are welcome






The field of digital signal processing (DSP) has been a very active area of research and application for more than 5 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 almost sixty-year period of its growth, and describe a number of key applications.  We conclude with a speculation on the future trends and directions.



Professor Sanjit K. Mitra is a Research Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara and Professor Emeritus, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.  He obtained the M.S. and the Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in 1960 and 1962, respectively. He has been awarded three Honorary Doctorate degrees. 

Dr. Mitra has published over 700 papers in the areas of analog and digital signal processing, and image processing. He has also authored and co-authored twelve books, and holds five patents. He has presented 29 keynote and/or plenary lectures at conferences held in the United States and 16 countries abroad. Dr. Mitra has served IEEE in various capacities including service as the President of the IEEE Circuits & Systems Society in 1986.  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 corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, an international member of the Croatian Academy of Engineering, a 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.

Dr. Sanjit K. Mitra
Research Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9560
Tel: (805) 893-3957  Fax: (805) 893-3262
E-mail: mitra[AT]ece[DOT]ucsb[DOT]edu