V John Mathews

School of EECS

Oregon State University

3015 Kelley Engineering Center

Corvallis, OR 97331, USA

Phone: +1 541-737-1144 



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Administrative Leadership Roles

  • Vice President - Finance, 2003-2005. 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.

  • Vice President - Conferences, 2009-2011. Instrumental in creating reduced conference rate structures for SPS members and student members. 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 on five different continents.

  • Elected to the Board of Governors, 2003

  • Member of the Executive Committee, 2003-2005, 2009-2011

Editorial Roles

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 1989-1991

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 1993-1998

  • Member of Editorial Board, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 2005-2007, 2012-2014

  • Member of the Senior Editorial Board, IEEE Journal of Special Topics in Signal Processing, 2006-2010

Conference Organization

  • General Chair, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 2001

  • General Chair, Eighth IEEE Digital Signal Processing Workshop, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah,USA, 1998

  • General Chair, IEEE Thematic Meetings in Signal Processing (THEMES), Dallas, Texas, USA, 2010

  • General Chair, IEEE Thematic Meetings in Signal Processing (THEMES), Brussels, Belgium, 2011

Committees and Boards

  • Signal Processing Theory and Methods (formerly Digital Signal Processing) Technical Committee; Member: 1992-2001, 2012-2018; Vice Chair: 2013-2014; Chair: 2015-2016; Past Chair: 2016-2018

  • Signal Processing Education Technical Committee (formerly Standing Committee on Signal Processing Education), 1995-2001

  • Conference Board; Member: 1996-2005, 2016-2018; Chair: 2009-2011

  • Publication Board, 2003-2005, 2009-2011

  • Technical Directions Board, 2016-2017

  • Fellow Evaluation Committee, 2017-2019​

Other Activities

  • Distinguished Lecturer, 2013-2014. Forty technical presentations to 28 SPS Chapters in 15 countries on 4 continents.