Dan E. Dudgeon
Dr. Dan E. Dudgeon has been active in the fields of image processing, array signal processing, multidimensional signal processing, and target recognition for over forty years. He is currently retired. From 2002 to 2011, he was a senior principal systems engineer with BAE Systems' Signal Processing Technology department, working on developing signal processing techniques for distributed sensing and distributed communications applications. From 1979 through 2002, he participated in and supervised various research programs in multidimensional signal processing and machine vision at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, including work on an experimental target recognition system for
laser radar imagery and model-based target recognition algorithms for synthetic aperture radar data. From 1974 through 1978, he worked at Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, Inc., Cambridge MA, developing algorithms for processing underwater acoustic signals and tracking acoustic targets.
In addition to numerous papers on multidimensional signal processing and automatic target recognition, he co-authored "Two-Dimensional Digital Filtering" in the Proceedings of the IEEE, which was awarded the 1976 IEEE Browder J. Thompson Memorial Prize. He also co-authored the texts "Multidimensional Digital Signal Processing", published by Prentice-Hall in 1984, and "Array Signal Processing: Concepts and Methods", published by Prentice-Hall in 1993.
Because of his contributions to the field of multidimensional signal processing, Dr. Dudgeon was named a Fellow of the IEEE in 1987. In 1988 he was named a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing Society. He was a charter member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society's Technical Committee on Multidimensional Signal Processing, and during 1986-7 he served as its chairman. He also served as Secretary of the IEEE Signal Processing Society from 1988-91 and on its Board of Governors from 1995-96.
Dr. Dudgeon was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Science and Engineering in 1970. As a graduate student he was affiliated with the Digital Signal Processing Group of the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics as well as the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, receiving the Doctor of Science degree specializing in Signal Processing in 1974.