Professor Alan V. Oppenheim is a Principal Investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) and Ford Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He 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. During his career he has been closely affiliated with MIT Lincoln Laboratory and with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His research interests are in the general area of signal processing algorithms, systems and applications. He is coauthor of the widely used textbooks Digital Signal Processing, Discrete-Time Signal Processing, (currently in it’s third edition) Signals and Systems, (currently in it’s second edition), and most recently Signals, Systems & Interference published in 2016. He is also editor of several advanced books on signal processing. Througout his career he has published extensively in research journals and conference proceedings.
Dr. Oppenheim is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a member of Sigma Xi, and Eta Kappa Nu. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Sackler Fellow. He has received a number of awards for outstanding research, teaching and mentoring including the IEEE Kilby Medal, the IEEE Education Medal, the IEEE Centennial Award, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, and the Society, Technical Achievement, and Senior Awards of the IEEE Society on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. He is also the recipient of the Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising. In addition, Dr. Oppenheim has received a number of awards at MIT for excellence in teaching and advising including the Bose Award, the Everett Moore Baker Award, the EECS Graduate Student Association Advising award and the MIT Freshman Advising Creative Activity Award.