Welcome to the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) group at Rice University. The DSP group has been actively teaching courses, conducting research, and publishing results since 1968.

Chris Metzler has won a prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Defense. The fellowship provides full support and a stipend for three years.

Chris is thrilled about the freedom the fellowship gives him to choose his own research topics, focusing on the issues that matter most.

The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), the High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCM), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), under the direction of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E).

Congratulations, Chris!

Salman with a potential next generation DSPer, Noraiz, in Portland.

Salman Asif joins us after a brief stop at Samsung Research in Dallas. Prior to that he was at Georgia Tech, where he received his PhD under the supervision of Justin Romberg, which makes him a 3rd (?) generation member of the Rice DSP group. His PhD work focused on compressive sensing, fast algorithms for dynamic updating of L1 problems, and recovery algorithms for streaming signals and videos. His current focus is on different aspects of compressive sensing, computational and medical imaging, and machine learning. He looks forward to new challenges and adventures at Rice!

Salman joined the DSP group in February, 2013.

Photo: Salman with a potential next generation DSPer, Noraiz, in Portland.

Mo received a Ph.D. degree (2012) in Computer and Communication sciences from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. His thesis focused on compressive sampling and source separation strategies for multichannel data. In 2013, he moved to Paris doing a postdoc in Applied Mathematics Research Center (CEREMADE-CNRS), Université Paris Dauphine, France. His research interests include signal/image processing, machine learning, inverse problems, sparse approximation (models, algorithms, analysis), compressed sensing, high-dimensional matrix factorization with applications in multichannel signal/image/speech blind source separation. Mo joined the DSP group in January, 2014.

After finishing his post-doc with the DSP group in 2013, Christoph Studer is now an assistant professor at Cornell's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering starting January, 2014.

Christoph is thrilled to get started in Ithaca, NY, while missing Houston and his DSP peeps.

Congratulations, Chris!

Broadcom is pleased to announce that Rohit Gaikwad has been named a 2013 Broadcom Fellow. Each year Broadcom awards certain individuals who have distinguished themselves as leaders and innovators, and who stand out even within the exceptional technical environment of Broadcom. The title of Broadcom Fellow is the highest honor the company bestows upon a very limited number of its most talented engineers. Rohit was selected because his tremendous accomplishments have contributed to the technical legacy and overall success of Broadcom.

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