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Dr. Sanjit Mitra

Structural Subband Decomposition: A New Concept In Digital Signal Processing
Dr. Sanjit Mitra - UC Santa Barbara

Polyphase decomposition of a sequence was advanced to develop computationally efficient interpolators and decimators, and has also been used to design computationally efficient quadrature-mirror filter banks.  The polyphase decomposition represents a sequence into a set of sub-sequences, called polyphase components.  However, the polyphase components do not exhibit any spectral separation.  In this talk, we first review the concept of structural subband decomposition, a generalization of the polyphase decomposition, which decomposes a sequence into a set of sub-sequences with some spectral separation that can be exploited advantageously in many digital signal processing applications. We then outline some of the applications of the structural subband decomposition, such as, efficient design and implementation of FIR digital filters, development of computationally efficient decimators and interpolators, subband adaptive filtering, and fast computation of discrete transforms.

Sanjit K. Mitra received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1960 and 1962, respectively, and an Honorary Doctorate of Technology degree from the Tampere University of Technology, Finland in 1987.  He has been on the faculty at the University of California since 1967, first at the Davis campus and at the Santa Barbara campus since 1977 as a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he served as Chairman of the Department from July 1979 to June 1982.  He served IEEE in various capacities including service as the President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in 1986 and as a Member-at-Large of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society from 1996-99. He is currently a  member of the editorial boards of three journals  He has published over 600 papers in signal and image processing, twelve books, and holds five patents.

Dr. Mitra is the recipient of the 1973 F.E. Terman Award and the 1985 AT&T Foundation Award of the American Society of Engineering Education, the 1989 Education Award, and the 2000 Mac Van Valkenburg Society Award of the IEEE Circuits & Systems Society, the Distinguished Senior U.S. Scientist Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany in 1989, the 1996 Technical Achievement Award and the 2001 Society Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000, the McGraw-Hill/Jacob Millman Award of the IEEE Education Society in 2001, and the 2002 Technical Achievement Award of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP).   He is the co-recipient of the 2000 Blumlein-Browne-Willans Premium of the the Institution of Electrical Engineers ( London) and the 2001 IEEE Transactions on Circuits & Systems for Video Technology Best Paper Award.  He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, an Academician of the Academy of Finland, a member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences, a foreign member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and a foreign member of the Academy of Engineering of Mexico.  Dr. Mitra is a Fellow of the IEEE, AAAS, and SPIE, and a member of EURASIP and ASEE.