Russell Mersereau

Russell Mersereau
Russell Mersereau

Biography

A “founding father” of multidimensional signal processing, Russell Mersereau has been a pioneer in developing the fundamental concepts, methodologies, and tools in sampling, representing, and processing digital signals of two and higher dimensions. His Multidimensional Signal Processing (Prentice-Hall, 1984) was the first textbook on this subject and remains the field’s definitive resource. His work on two-dimensional digital filtering, hexagonal sampling, and reconstruction of multidimensional signals from their projections has directly impacted diverse fields including crystallography, fluorescence microscopy, medical imaging, and robotics. He has helped fuel the multimedia revolution with technical contributions to video compression technologies and standards. Mersereau cofounded Atlanta Signal Processors, Inc. (now part of Polycom, Inc.) to take multidimensional signal processing from the classroom to commercial success.

An IEEE Fellow, Mersereau is a Regents’ Professor Emeritus with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Further Reading

Russell Mersereau Oral History