For introductory courses (sophomore/junior) in Digital Signal Processing and Signals and Systems. Text is useful as a self-teaching tool for anyone eager to discover more about DSP applications, multi-media signals, and MATLAB. This text is derived from DSP First: A Multimedia Approach, published in 1997, which filled an emerging need for a new entry-level course not centered on analog circuits in the ECE curriculum. It was also successfully used in 80 universities as a core text for linear systems and beginning signal processing courses. This derivative product, Signal Processing First[SPF] contains similar content and presentation style, but focuses on analog signal processing. Note: DSP First: A Multimedia Approachremains in print for those who choose a digital emphasis for their introductory course.
Dr. James H. McClellan received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1969 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Rice University in 1972 and 1973, respectively. During 1973-4 he was a member of the research staff at M.I.T.'s Lincoln Laboratory. He then became a professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at M.I.T. In 1982, he joined Schlumberger Well Services where he worked on the application of 2-D spectral estimation to the processing of dispersive sonic waves, and the implementation of signal processing algorithms for dedicated high-speed array processors. He has been at Georgia Tech since 1987. Prof. McClellan is a Fellow of the IEEE and he received the ASSP Technical Achievement Award in 1987, and then the Signal Processing Society Award in 1996.
Ronald W. Schafer is an electrical engineer notable for his contributions to digital signal processing. After receiving his Ph.D. degree at MIT in 1968, he joined the Acoustics Research Department at Bell Laboratories, where he did research on digital signal processing and digital speech coding. He came to the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1974, where he stayed until joining Hewlett Packard in March 2005. He has served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing and as Vice-President and President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. He has received the IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer Award, the 1980 IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award, the Distinguished Professor Award at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the 1992 IEEE Education Medal and the 2010 IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal.