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.


How thin can a camera be? Very, say Rice University researchers who have developed patented prototypes of their technological breakthrough.

FlatCam, invented by the labs of Rice DSP faculty members Richard Baraniuk and Ashok Veeraraghavan, is little more than a thin sensor chip with a mask that replaces the lenses in a traditional camera.

Making it practical are the sophisticated computer algorithms that process what the sensor detects and converts the sensor measurements into images and videos.

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Some press at Futurity and NBC News

Digital Signal Processing (http://dsp.rice.edu) is looking for one or more post-doctoral researchers with expertise in computational imaging, signal processing, optics, computer vision and/or machine learning. The candidates must have a PhD in signal processing, optics, computational imaging, computer vision, or machine learning. The candidates will work with Prof. Richard Baraniuk and Prof. Ashok Veeraraghavan on projects that are at the intersection of signal processing, and computational imaging. The candidates will become project leads on one or more projects, and work closely with graduate and undergraduate students. In addition, they will participate in fundraising, preparing them for their future career in a leadership role either in academia or in the industry. Interested candidates should send an email to vashok@rice.edu with the subject "Post-doc position in DSP Group".

DSP alum Chinmay Hedge (PhD, 2012) has won the Best Paper Award at the 2015 International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) for the paper "A Nearly-Linear Time Framework for Graph-Structured Sparsity" written with his collaborators Piotr Indyk and Ludwig Schmidt from MIT.

This is great momentum for starting in as an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University. Congratulations, Chin!

The first Signal Processing at Rice (SPAR) interactive conference took place March 27th, 2015, in Duncan Hall on the Rice campus. The day of workshops and panels brought a wide variety of DSP group alumni and current group members together to exchange ideas and discuss new directions for collaborative research. The conference opened with unique Lightning Round talks from all participants and also included interactive panels and discussions. The full schedule is available here.

DSP proudly welcomes back alumnus John Triechler as a Visiting Distinguished Faculty Professor for Spring 2015. John Treichler received his BA and MEE degrees from Rice University, Houston, TX in 1970 and his PhDEE from Stanford in 1977. He served as a line officer aboard destroyers in the US Navy from 1970 to 1974. In 1977 he joined ARGOSystems in Sunnyvale CA and then helped found Applied Signal Technology, Inc. in 1984 after serving for a year as an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Cornell University. Applied Signal Technology, now a mission area within the Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business unit of Raytheon, Inc, designs and builds advanced signal processing equipment used by the United States government and its allies for foreign intelligence collection. He is currently the president of the Raytheon Applied Signal Technology business unit.

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