Rice DSP alum Douglas L. Jones (BS 1983, MS 1986, PhD 1987) has been named the William L. Everitt Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Doug is a global leader in the area of digital signal processing. His research includes neuroengineering, bioengineering and acoustics, and efficient energy management and conversion for sensing systems, communications, and information technology. The William L. Everitt Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering was established to honor the memory of the former head of the electrical engineering department from 1944-49 as well as the dean of the College of Engineering from 1949-68. The former home of the ECE department, Everitt Laboratory, bears his name.
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