Dr. Sanjit Mitra of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering has been named the recipient of the2013 IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award for outstanding contributions to the fundamentals of filter design and signal processing.
Established in 2003, the award is sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and honors important contributions to any aspect of electronic circuits and systems that has a long-term significance or impact. Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.
The award is named for Gustav Robert Kirchhoff, a physicist who made important contributions to the theory of circuits and black body radiation, and will be presented at the International Symposium on Circuits And Systems (ISCAS) to be held in Beijing in May 2013.
Dr. Mitra is presently the Stephen and Etta Varra Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering. He has published more than 700 papers in the areas of analog and digital signal processing, and image processing. He has also author or co-author twelve books and holds five patents.
More details of Dr. Mitra’s biography are at (hot link to http://ee.usc.edu/faculty_staff/faculty_directory/smitra.htm)
Alexander “Sandy” Sawchuk, Systems Chair of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, said: "our Department and faculty congratulate Sanjit Mitra as the recipient of the 2013 IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award and its recognition of his many accomplishments in circuit theory and signal processing."