fredric j harris, Ph.D.
fred holds the Signal Processing Chair of the Communication Systems and Signal Processing Institute at San Diego State University where since 1967 he has taught courses in Digital Signal Processing and Communication Systems. He holds 17 patents on digital receiver and DSP technology and lecture throughout the world on DSP applications. He consults for organizations requiring high performance, cost effective DSP solutions. He is also an adjunct member of the IDA-Princeton Center for Communications Research.
He has written over 200 journal and conference papers, the most well known being a 1978 paper "On the use of Windows for Harmonic Analysis with the Discrete Fourier Transform". He is the author of the book Multirate Signal Processing for Communication Systems and contributed to a number of other books on DSP applications including the "Source Coding" chapter in Bernard Sklar's 1988 book, Digital Communications and the "Multirate FIR Filters for Interpolation and Resampling" and the "Time Domain Signal Processing with the DFT" chapters in Doug Elliot's 1987 book Handbook of Digital Signal Processing, and "A most Efficient Digital Filter: The Two-Path Recursive All-Pass Filter" Chapter in Rick Lyons 2007 book Streamlining Digital Signal Processing.
In 1990 and 1991 fred was the Technical and then the General Chair of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers and was Technical Chair of the 2003 Software Defined Radio Conference and of the 2006 Wireless Personal Multimedia Conference. He became a Fellow of the IEEE in 2003, cited for contributions of DSP to communications systems. In 2006 he received the Software Defined Radio Forum's "Industry Achievement Award". His 2006 paper to the SDR conference was selected for the best paper award as was his 2010 paper at the Autotestcon conference. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier DSP Journal.
The spelling of his name with all lower case letters is a source of distress for typists and spell checkers. A child at heart and totally disorganized, he collects toy trains and old slide-rules. Penelope, his lifelong partner, has one rule: no new toy can come in the front door unless something comparable goes out the back door!