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Full name: 
James H McClellan
Job title: 
Professor
; John and Marilu McCarty Chair of Electrical Engineering
Technical Interest Groups: Digital Signal Processing
Email address: 
Work phone: 
404/894-8325
Fax: 
404.894.8363
Office: 
Cent 5220

Dr. McClellan received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from L.S.U. in 1969, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Rice University in 1972 and 1973, respectively. From 1973 to 1982, he was a member of the research staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and then a professor at MIT. From 1982 to 1987, Dr. McClellan was employed by Schlumberger Well Services. Since 1987, he has been a professor at Georgia Tech.

Research interests: 
  • Computer Technology applied to Education
  • Sensor Array Signal Processing: Radar Signal Processing
  • Software for DSP
Distinctions: 
  • Georgia Tech Outstanding Service Award (2007)
  • ECE Outstanding Teacher (1998)
  • W. Howard Ector Outstanding Teacher Award (Georgia Tech)
  • IEEE ASSP Technical Achievement Award for work on FIR filter design
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society Award · Fellow of IEEE

R. Rau and J. H. McClellan, "Postprocessing techniques for ultra-wideband wide angle SAR," to be published in IEEE Trans. Aerospace & Electronic Systems, 1999.

C.S. Burrus, L.J. Karam, James H. McClellan, I. W. Selesnik: "Digital Filtering," chapter 11 in The Digital Signal Processing Handbook, pp. 11-1, 1998.       

James H. McClellan, R. Rau: "Aspect Angle Information of Targets in UWB SAR Images and New Post-processing Techniques," Proceedings of the Federal Laboratory Second Annual Symposium, College Park, MD, 1998.

J. H. McClellan, C. S. Burrus, A. V. Oppenheim, T. W. Parks, R. W. Schafer, H. W. Schussler, Computer-Based Exercises in Signal Processing: Using Matlab 5, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1998.

C.S. Burrus, J.H. McClellan, A.V. Oppenheim, T.W. Parks, Ronald W. Schafer, H.W. Schussler: Computer-based Exercises in Signal Processing: Using MATLAB 5, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1998.

A. Behboodian, James H. McClellan, F. Reise: "Adaptive Sidelobe Reduction for UWB SAR," Proceedings on the Federated Laboratory Second Annual Symposium, College Park, MD, 1998.

J.H. McClellan, Ronald W. Schafer, M.A. Yoder: DSP First: A Multimedia Approach, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1998.

C.S. Burrus, James H. McClellan, A.V. Oppenheim, T.W. Parks, R.W. Schafer, H.W. Schussler: Computer-based Exercises in Signal Processing: Using MATLAB 5, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1998.

James H. McClellan, R.W. Schafer, M.A. Yoder: DSP First: A Multimedia Approach, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1998.

J. H. McClellan, R. W. Schafer, and M. A. Yoder, DSP First: A Multimedia Approach, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1998.

James H. McClellan: "Image Processing for Ultra Wideband SAR," Atlanta IEEE Chapter Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, Atlanta, GA, 1997.

J.H. McClellan, Ronald W. Schafer, M.A. Yoder: "Experiences in Teaching DSP First in the ECE Curriculum," Texas Instruments DSPS Fest 1997, pp. 84-91, 1997.

James H. McClellan, R.W. Schafer, M.A. Yoder: "Experiences in Teaching DSP First in the ECE Curriculum," Texas Instruments DSPS Fest 1997, pp. 84-91, 1997.

D.W. Lee, James H. McClellan: "Extracting Multiple Frequencies from Phase-only Data," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 795-801, 1997.

James H. McClellan: "High-resolution Processing for Ultra Wideband SAR," ARL Federal Labs Advanced Sensors Consortium Distinguished Lecture Series, video telecast, 1997.

J.H. McClellan, Y. Seliktar, Douglas B. Williams: "(MT)2: MountainTop MATLAB Toolbox," Proceedings of the Adaptive Sensor Array Processing Workshop, Lexington, MA, 1996.

L.B. Fertig, James H. McClellan: "Instantaneous Frequency Estimation Using Linear Prediction: With Comparisons to the DESA's," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 1996.

J.H. McClellan, Y. Seliktar, Douglas B. Williams: "Evaluation of Partially Adaptive STAP Algorithms on the Mountain Top Data Set," Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, vol. 2, pp. 1169-1172, 1996.

G. Brown, E.J. Holder, James H. McClellan: "Performance Analysis of a Hybrid Array," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 74-82, 1996.

James H. McClellan, B. Santhanam: "The Discrete Rotational Fourier Transform," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 994-998, 1996.

L.J. Karam, James H. McClellan: "Efficient Design of Families of FIR Filters by Transformation," 1996 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Atlanta, GA, 1996.

David V. Anderson, J.H. McClellan, R.W. Schafer, J.B. Schodorf: "DSP First-A Course in ECE," Proceedings of the 1996 Asilomar Conference on Circuits, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, 1996.

James H. McClellan, A. Saidi: "Root Contours for Two-Dimensional Prediction Polynomials," 1996 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Atlanta, GA, 1996.

James H. McClellan, R.W. Schafer, M.A. Yoder: "Using Multimedia and the Web to Teach the Theory of Digital Multimedia Signals," Frontiers in Education '95, paper available at http://www.ece.gatech.edu/research/DSP/ courses/ee2200/fie95/FIE1995paper.html, Atlanta, GA, 1995.

B.L. Evans, James H. McClellan: "Algorithms for Symbolic Linear Convolution," Proceedings of IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, October/November 1995, 1995.

S. W. Lang, A. L. Kurkjian, J. H. McClellan, C. F. Morris, and T. W. Parks, ``Estimating slowness dispersion from arrays of sonic logging waveforms,'' Geophysics, 51, pp. 530-544, Apr. 1987. · B. L. Evans, J. H. McClellan, and W. B. McClure, ``Symbolic transforms with applications to signal processing,'' The Mathematica Journal, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 70-80, 1990.

J. H. McClellan, ``Multidimensional spectral estimation,'' Proc.IEEE, 70, pp. 1029-1039, Sept. 1982.

J. H. McClellan and C. M. Rader, Number Theory in Digital Signal Processing, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1979.

J. H. McClellan, ``The design of two-dimensional digital filters by transformation,'' Proc. 7th Annual Princeton Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Princeton, N.J., March 22-23, 1973, pp. 247-251.

J. H. McClellan and T. W. Parks, ``A unified approach to the design of optimum FIR linear phase digital filters,'' IEEE Trans. on Circuit Theory, CT-20, pp. 697-701, Nov. 1973.

Last revised May 9, 2016