Professor V. John Mathews

V John Mathews


Office: 3236 Merrill Engineering Building
Phone: +1 801 581 7869
E-mail: mathews@ece.utah.edu

Dr. V. John Mathews is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah . 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 University of Madras, 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 joined the department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Utah in 1985, where he is engaged in teaching signal processing classes and conducting research in signal processing algorithms. He served as the Chairman of the department from 1999 to 2003.

His current research interests are in nonlinear and adaptive signal processing and application of signal processing techniques in audio and communication systems, biomedical engineering, 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 approximately 150 technical papers, and is the inventor on seven patents.

Dr. Mathews is a Fellow of IEEE and has served as a member of the Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee , the Education Committee and the Conference Board 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 2001, 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.