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 more than 125 technical papers.
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 is now serving a three-year term as the Vice President (Conferences) of the Society. He is a past associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing , and the IEEE Signal Processing Letter and the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He currently serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. 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.