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Alan V. Oppenheim | RLE Biography

Alan V. Oppenheim received the S.B. and S.M. degrees in 1961 and the Sc.D. degree in 1964, all in electrical engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University, which was conferred upon him in 1995. In 1964, Dr. Oppenheim joined the faculty at MIT, where he is currently Ford Professor of Engineering and a MacVicar Faculty Fellow. Since 1967 he has been affiliated with MIT Lincoln Laboratory and since 1977 with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His research interests are in the general area of signal processing and its applications. He is coauthor of the widely used textbooks Discrete-Time Signal Processing and Signals and Systems. He is also editor of several advanced books on signal processing.

Dr. Oppenheim is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the IEEE, a member of Sigma Xi and Eta Kappa Nu. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Sackler Fellow at Tel Aviv University. He has also received a number of awards for outstanding research and teaching, including the IEEE Education Medal, the IEEE Centennial Award, the Society Award, the Technical Achievement Award and the Senior Award of the IEEE Society on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. Professor Oppenheim is the recipient of the 2007 IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal. He has also received a number of awards at MIT for excellence in teaching, including the Bose Award and the Everett Moore Baker Award.

CV of Alan V. Oppenheim

    "The role of a magician is to make simple things appear mysterious. The role of a teacher is to make mysterious things appear simple."



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