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IEEE Signal Processing Society Membership

Industry professionals, academics and students alike are shaping the future of signal processing. Membership in the IEEE Signal Processing Society provides dynamic opportunities to work with peers from around the world to advance the study of signal processing. Members have access to conferences and events, employment opportunities, top-ranked publications, and professional development and award opportunities that help build rewarding, lifelong careers in the signal processing field.

If you’re a practicing engineer or academic in the field of signal processing, the Society offers a wide array of opportunities to enhance your involvement by networking with fellow industry professionals and engineers across the country and around the world at Society events. With membership, you’ll have free access to IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and its eNewsletter, discounted rates for industry journals, award opportunities, the ability to mentor students, and exciting volunteer opportunities for publications and at conferences and workshops. If you’re a student looking to learn more about signal processing and career opportunities within the field, membership of the IEEE Signal Processing Society offers unique benefits, including career development including the Student Career Luncheon at ICASSP – connecting students to industry leaders about job opportunities in signal processing – as well as student-focused awards and competitions, seasonal schools for graduate students, and travel grants for SPS flagship conferences around the world.

Signal processing is everywhere and a part of everything. If you’d like to help shape the future of our digital life, join the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Membership provides you with a myriad of benefits:

IEEE Signal Processing Magazine

FREE electronic and digital delivery of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, allowing for fast, efficient delivery to all members, especially international.

Inside Signal Processing eNewsletter

FREE electronic issues of Inside Signal Processing eNewsletter and the Content Gazette, a monthly digest that lists titles from all of our periodicals so you can pick-and-choose what interests you

Networking and collaboration

Networking and collaboration opportunities with signal processing professionals through Technical Committees, Special Interests Groups, Chapters, and more.

Conference discounts

Members of Signal Processing Society receive reduced conference registration rates. Cost savings by attending one conference is usually greater than the cost of membership.

SPS Resource Center

NEW Free access to the SPS Resource Center, the Signal Processing Society’s new open-access portal of online tutorials, videos and presentations in emerging topics in signal processing.

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SPS Membership Options


$ 22 / per year
  • IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (electronic and digital), Inside Signal Processing eNewsletter (electronic) and IEEE Signal Processing Society Content Gazette (electronic) and access to member-exclusive content on the SPS Resource Center, the Signal Processing Society's premier online library of video tutorials, lectures, and more
  • Add $17.00 to SPS Membership fee and also receive: IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (print) and SPS Digital Library: online access to IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security and IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.

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Student Activities

Career development

Opportunities include the Student Career Luncheon at ICASSP, which connects students to industry leaders to discuss job opportunities in signal processing.

Awards and Competitions

Student awards and competitions including the Signal Processing Cup, in which teams of graduate and undergraduate students solve a real-world problem using signal processing methods to compete for a $5,000 grand prize.

Seasonal Schools

Seasonal Schools, winter and summer courses designed for graduate students to build communities with professors and practitioners and engage in hands-on tutorials in signal processing.

Travel Grants

Eligibility to apply for travel grants for SPS flagship conferences ICASSP and ICIP (also offered to members of Developing Nations).

  • FREE IEEE web account
  • FREE e-mail address through GoogleApps@IEEE
  • FREE access to GoogleApps@IEEE, granting you access to cutting-edge messaging, scheduling, and file-sharing tools with 30 GB of shared storage
  • FREE subscription to IEEE Spectrum and The Institute
  • The IEEE Financial Advantage Program
  • Access to the IEEE Job Site

  • IEEE Signal Processing Society Content Gazette
  • IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
  • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing
  • IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
  • IEEE Signal Processing Letters

  • IEEE Biometrics Compendium
  • IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine
  • IEEE Computing in Science and Engineering Magazine
  • IEEE Engineering Management Review
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • IEEE Journal on Biomedical and Health Informatics
  • IEEE Life Science Letters
  • IEEE Multimedia Magazine
  • IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering
  • IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine
  • IEEE Sensors Journal
  • IEEE Technology Management Council Package
  • IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Big Data
  • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking
  • IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging
  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks
  • IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  • IEEE Wireless Communications Letters

Membership Grades


A member of the Signal Processing Society shall hold the grade of member, or higher grade, in the IEEE. A Member shall have the right to vote in general elections and to run for Society office in accordance with the Bylaws.


An affiliate shall not be a member of IEEE but shall, by payment of appropriate dues and fees, qualify for Society membership. Society affiliate membership may be based on membership in other organizations or IEEE societies that have been recognized for affiliation purposes by specific action of the Society's Board of Governors (BoG). An Affiliate has the rights and privileges of a Society Member. An affiliate may serve in an appointive capacity that does not require IEEE membership as a prerequisite.


An associate shall be a member of the IEEE and shall pay appropriate IEEE and Society dues and fees. An associate shall have the right to vote in Society general elections and shall have the rights and privileges of a Society member, except the right to serve in an elective capacity.


Student grade is open to IEEE student members. Student members do not vote in Society elections, nor may they serve in an elective or appointive capacity for other than student activities.

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