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V John Mathews is a professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Oregon State University. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa in 1984 and 1981, respectively, and the B.E. (Hons.) degree in electronics and communication engineering from the Regional Engineering College (now National Institute of Technology), Tiruchirappalli, India in 1980. At the University of Iowa, he was a teaching/research fellow from 1980 to 1984 and a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering during the 1984-85 academic year. He was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah from 1985 until 2015. He served as the chairman of the ECE department at Utah from 1999 to 2003, and as the head of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from 2015 to 2017.
His current research interests are in nonlinear and adaptive signal processing and application of signal processing techniques in audio and communication systems, neural engineering, biomedicine, and structural health management. He has also contributed in the areas of perceptually-tuned image compression and spectrum estimation techniques. He is the author of the book Polynomial Signal Processing, published by Wiley, and co-authored with Professor G. L. Sicuranza, University of Trieste, Italy. He has published more than 170 technical papers, and is the inventor on ten patents.
Mathews is a Fellow of IEEE and has served as a member of the Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee, the Education Committee, the Conference Board, the Publications Board, the Technical Activities Board, and the Felloe Evaluation Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He was the Vice President – Finance of the IEEE Signal Processing Society during 2003-2005, and the Vice President – Conferences of the Society during 2009-2011. He is a past associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and has served on the editorial boards of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing and the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He has served on the organization committees of several international technical conferences including as general chairman of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2001. He is a recipient of the 2008-09 Distinguished Alumni Award from the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India, IEEE Utah Section’s Engineer of the Year Award in 2010, and the Utah Engineers Council’s Engineer of the Year Award in 2011. He was a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for 2013 and 2014, and is the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award.