I am a Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Oregon State University. I received my Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1984 and 1981, respectively, and the B.E. (Hons.) degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Regional Engineering College (now National Institute of Technology), Trichy, India in 1980. I was with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah from 1985 till 2015. I have served as the ECE Department Chairman at Utah and the EECS School Head at Oregon State. I have also held visiting appointments at AT&T Bell Labs (1991), IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (2000), Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (2003-2004), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (2016, 2017) and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2018). In addition, I have had short-term appointments or significant collaborations with AT&T Bell Labs, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Boeing, Harman Music Group and Raytheon.

My research interests are in nonlinear and adaptive signal processing and machine learning, and their applications in neural engineering, biomedicine, structural health monitoring, audio, and communication systems. I am the co-author of a book (Polynomial Signal Processing, published by Wiley) and more than 170 technical papers, and am the inventor on ten patents. I have served on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing and the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine at various times, and was the General Chairman of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2001.

I am a Fellow of the IEEE. I was the Vice President (Finance) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society during 2003-2005 and the Vice President (Conferences) of the Society during 2009-2011. As VP-Finance, I inherited a deficit budget from prior years and managed three consecutive years of balanced budgets while allocating substantial resources to improve and increase the Society’s publication activities. As VP-Conferences, I was instrumental in creating reduced conference rate structures for SPS members and student members, as well as working closely with the Publication Board to align the missions of the conferencing and publication activities of the Society. During my tenure as VP-Conferences, the Society’s flagship conferences, ICASSPs and ICIPs, were held or approved to be held in ten different countries in five different continents. I served as the Chair of the Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee of SPS during 2015-2016, and as a member of the Fellow Evaluation Committee of the Society during 2017-2019. I have also served on the Conference Board, Publications Board, Technical Directions Board, Board of Governors, and the Executive Committee of the Signal Processing Society.


  • Fellow of the IEEE, 2002

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India, 2009

  • Engineer of the Year, IEEE Utah Section, 2010

  • Engineer of the Year, Utah Engineers Council, 2011

  • SPS Distinguished Lecturer, 2013-2014

  • Meritorious Service Award, IEEE SPS, 2014


 Visiting/Short-term Positions

  • Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 2003-2004

  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, 2016, 2017

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2018

 Additional Research Collaborations

  • University of Trieste, Italy

  • Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

  • University of Athens, Greece

 SPS Distinguished Lecturer

  • Forty technical presentations to 28 SPS Chapters in 15 countries on 4 continents


  • AT&T Bell Labs

  • IBM T. J.  Watson Research Center

  • Boeing

  • Harman Music Group

  • Raytheon


V John Mathews

School of EECS

Oregon State University

3015 Kelley Engineering Center

Corvallis, OR 97331, USA  


Phone: +1 541-737-1144 

Email: mathews@oregonstate.edu


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