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.

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.

Rice DSP is thrilled to welcome Sally Wood as a Texas Instruments visiting professor for Spring 2015. Sally L. Wood received the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University with a minor in psychology driven by interest in the electrophysiological basis of perception. Currently she is the Thomas J. Bannan Professor in Electrical Engineering at Santa Clara University, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1985. She has served three three-year terms as chair of that department over a period of 16 years. She is a fellow of the IEEE, and her academic research in signal and image processing has included computational imaging, super-resolution, image reconstruction from projection measurements, three dimensional modeling from image data, and adaptive signal processing for medical and communications applications. Some recent publications are listed at http://www.scu.edu/engineering/ee/people/wood.cfm.

The field of Computational Photography seeks to create new photographic functionalities and experiences that go beyond what is possible with traditional cameras and image processing tools. The IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography is organized with the vision of fostering the community of researchers, from many different disciplines, working on computational photography.

ICCP 2015 will take place on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas, April 24-26, 2015. The paper submission deadline is December 12, 2014.

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