August 2011

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News and Resources for Members of the IEEE Signal Processing Society

August 2011

A massive amount of data from video sensors is collected by military forces in their operational theaters, and there aren’t enough analysts or time available to review. Reducing the amount of data or the number of sensors isn’t the answer, and there will never be enough analysts.

Alan D. Kaplan (Washington University in St. Louis), “Information Processing for Biological Signals: Application to Laser Doppler Vibrometry”, Advisor: Prof. Joseph A. O'Sullivan (2011)

This year's election offers SPS members the opportunity to cast their votes via the web at for up to FOUR Member-at-Large candidates. Three will serve for a three-year term (1 January 2012-31 December 2014) and the fourth will fill a vacant Member-at-Large position for the 2012 calendar year. Ballots must be received at IEEE no later than 1 September 2011 in order to be counted.

The AASP Technical Committee had its annual TC meeting on Thursday, May 26, at Corinthia Hotel in Prague, Czech, where ICASSP2011 was held. We had a record high attendance and discussed subcommittee establishment, award nominations, job market page, and AASP challenges.

In response to a call for a lower cost membership option for individuals residing in developing economies, IEEE began offering the new electronic membership

Job Details: As a Research Engineer - Signal Analytics with a strong background in signal analytics (detection, estimation, prediction, data fusion, stochastic processes, modeling, system identification), you will conduct R&D to bring world-class analytics to GE products & services.

Since most members of IDSP-SC are selected from outstanding individuals in industry, its mission is mainly to promote emerging signal processing applications and industry technology and also to promote industry participation in the SPS and IEEE.

Many people share a common dislike for networking. However, you don't have to be a master at networking or have a "Type A" personality to succeed. All it takes is a little planning and some strategy, and after all, isn't that what engineers do best?

IEEE recently expanded its social media presence with the creation of the official IEEE Facebook page.

NOTE: You need to have a Facebook account to "like" this page, view its newsfeed and create posts. The IEEE Facebook page joins many existing IEEE Facebook pages and groups and is designed to serve as the hub of all social media activities on Facebook.

Job Description: Come turn the art of pricing into a science! The Pricing Analytics team invents the algorithms behind Amazon’s pricing systems which automatically determines and publishes prices, with little to no manual intervention, for the millions of items that Amazon sells worldwide ranging from Books to Consumer Electronics to Shoes.


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