Scott Douglas, PhD, Hunt Institute Fellow

Scott C. Douglas, Ph.D. Hunt Institute Fellow, is the author or co-author of two books, eight book chapters, and more than 200 articles in journals and conference proceedings.  He is a senior member of the IEEE and a past Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (IEEE), the IEEE Signal Processing Letters (IEEE), and the Journal of Signal Processing Systems (Springer).   He has served in numerous roles to the IEEE, including General Chair of ICASSP 2010, Chair of the Neural Networks for Signal Processing Technical Committee, and Secretary of the Signal Processing Education Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. 

Dr. Douglas has played an integral role in developing and managing the Infinity Project, an effort among university faculty, high-tech industry, and civic educational leaders to bring an exciting and practical engineering curriculum to high school students both in the U.S. and internationally.  He was one of the first researchers to demonstrate acoustic source separation of speech signals, and he manages the Multimedia Systems Laboratory housing an acoustic chamber with real-time recording and processing capabilities for microphone arrays. 

When discussing Dr. Douglas motivation, he said, “Research begins as an act of creativity through a myriad of choices: what problem or issue to explore, what questions to ask, and the ways to collect or develop new knowledge or expertise. Then, it turns into a task of execution. In these ways, it is a lot like an artistic performance. Preparation is key.”

Scott C. Douglas received the B.S. (with distinction), M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA. He is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.  His research activities include acoustic blind source separation, wireless geolocation/direction-finding, and VLSI/hardware implementations of digital signal processing systems. 

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