Russell M Mersereau
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Regents Professor Emeritus
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Dr. Mersereau grew up in the Northeast and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as both an undergraduate and graduate student. He received his S.B. and S.M. degrees in 1969 and his Sc.D. in 1973. He remained at MIT as a Research Associate until 1975, when he joined the ECE faculty at Georgia Tech.

Since beginning with Georgia Tech Dr. Mersereau has played a prominent role in establishing the Digital Signal Processing Group as one of the best in the world. Dr. Mersereau is an international leader in two-dimensional signal processing and his contributions in both teaching and research have been widely recognized.

  • Enhancement, modeling and coding of computerized images and video
  • Digital signal processing for communications
  • Acoustic arrays for echo removal and object tracking
  • Pattern recognition
Distinctions & Awards
  • 2017 IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing
  • Fellow, IEEE
  • Editorial Board Member, Proceedings of the IEEE
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech & Signal Processing, and IEEE Signal Processing Letters
  • Vice-President for Awards and Membership, IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • 1976 Browlder J. Thompson Memorial Prize of the IEEE for Best Technical Paper by a young author
  • 1977 Research Unit Award of the Southeastern Section of the ASEE
  • 1995 W. Roane Beard Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 1990 Society Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society