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Full name: 
Russell M Mersereau
Job title: 
Regents Professor Emeritus
Technical Interest Groups: Digital Signal Processing
Email address: 
Work phone: 
404/894-2913
Office: 
Cent 5224

Dr. Mersereau grew up in the Northeast and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as both an undergraduate and graduate student. He received his S.B. and S.M. degrees in 1969 and his Sc.D. in 1973. He remained at MIT as a Research Associate until 1975, when he joined the ECE faculty at Georgia Tech.

Since beginning with Georgia Tech Dr. Mersereau has played a prominent role in establishing the Digital Signal Processing Group as one of the best in the world. Dr. Mersereau is an international leader in two-dimensional signal processing and his contributions in both teaching and research have been widely recognized.

Research interests: 
  • Enhancement, modeling and coding of computerized images and video
  • Digital signal processing for communications
  • Acoustic arrays for echo removal and object tracking
  • Pattern recognition
Distinctions: 
  • 2017 IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing
  • Fellow, IEEE
  • Editorial Board Member, Proceedings of the IEEE
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech & Signal Processing, and IEEE Signal Processing Letters
  • Vice-President for Awards and Membership, IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • 1976 Browlder J. Thompson Memorial Prize of the IEEE for Best Technical Paper by a young author
  • 1977 Research Unit Award of the Southeastern Section of the ASEE
  • 1995 W. Roane Beard Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 1990 Society Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society

F. Fekri, R.M. Mersereau, R.W. Schafer: "A Generalized Interpolative VQ Method for Jointly Optimal Quantization, Interpolation, and Binarization of Text Images," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 9, pp. 1272-1281, July, 2000.

F. Fekri, R.M. Mersereau, R.W. Schafer: "Realization of Paraunitary Filter Banks over Fields of Characteristic Two," in Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Proc., Turkey, 2000.

F. Fekri, S.W. McLaughlin, R.M. Mersereau, R.W. Schafer: "Rate 1/L Block Codes Using Finite Field Wavelet Transforms; A New Class of Maximum Distance Separable Codes and more," in Proc. Conf. on Information Sciences and Systems, Princeton, NJ, March 15-17, 2000.

F. Fekri, R. M. Mersereau, and R. W. Schafer, "A Generalized Interpolative VQ Method for Jointly Optimal Quantization, Interpolation, and Halftoning of Text Images", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 9, July 2000.

F. Fekri, S.W. McLaughlin, R.M. Mersereau, R.W. Schafer: "Convolutional Coding Using Finite Field Wavelet Transforms," to appear in Proc. of the Thirty-Eighth Annual Allerton Conference.

F. Fekri, S.W. McLaughlin, R.M. Mersereau, R.W. Schafer: "Double Circulant Self-Dual Codes Using Finite Field Wavelet Transforms," Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS); Applied Algebra, Algebraic Algorithms and Error-Correcting Codes, pp. 355-364, 1999.

F. Fekri, R.M. Mersereau, R.W. Schafer: "Theory of Paraunitary Filter Banks over Fields of Characteristic Two," submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 1999.

F. Fekri, S.W. McLaughlin, R.M. Mersereau, R.W. Schafer: "Error Control Coding Using Finite Field Wavelet Transforms: Double Circulant Codes," submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 1999.

O. K. Al-Shaykh and R. M. Mersereau, "Lossy compression of noisy images," IEEE Trans. Image Processing, vol. 7, pp. 1641-1652, 1998.

H. C. Yun, B. K. Guenter, and R. M. Mersereau, "Lossless compression of computer-generated animation frames," ACM Trans. Graphics, vol. 45, pp. 359-396, 1997.

Russell M. Mersereau: "Towards a Real-Time Model Based Coding System," 1996 IEEE Image and Multidimensional Digital Signal Processing Conference, 1996.

S.D. Bayrakeri, Russell M. Mersereau: "Scalable Video Coding with an Adaptive Video Interpolator," 1996 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Atlanta, GA, 1996.

Russell M. Mersereau, S.H. Tang: "Multiscale Blind Image Restoration Using a Wavelet Decomposition," 1996 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Atlanta, GA, 1996.

I. Linares, R.M. Mersereau, Mark J.T. Smith: "JPEG Estimated Spectrum Adaptive Postfilter Using R-D Optimal Quantization and Canny Edge Detectors," Proceedings of the International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, pp. II-722, 1996.

Russell M. Mersereau: "Future Directions in Video Coding," presented at the Intel Forum on Multimedia Applications, Portland, OR, 1996.

Russell M. Mersereau: "An Effective Spatio-Temporal Interpolation Algorithm for Video Pyramid Coding," 1996 SPIE Conference on Electronic Imaging, 1996.

F.H. Lin, Russell M. Mersereau: "An Optimization of MPEG to Maximize Subjective Quality," Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE Conference on Image Processing, vol. 2, pp. 547-550, 1995.

J. Huang, Russell M. Mersereau: "A Modified Gradient Inverse Filter for Image Noise Suppression," 1995 International Conference on Signal Processing Applications and Technology, 1995.

Russell M. Mersereau: "Multidimensional Digital Signal Processing and Modeling," presented to the U.S. Army Missile Command, Huntsville, AL, 1995.

Russell M. Mersereau, K.K. Truong: "Vector Quantization Video Encoder Using Hierarchical Cache Memory Scheme," U.S. Patent no. 5,444,489, no. 5, 1995.

R.M. Mersereau, M.J.T. Smith: "Digital Filtering," A Computer Laboratory Textbook, John Wiley and Sons, Summer, 1993.

R.M. Mersereau, M.J.T. Smith: "Introduction to Digital Signal Processing," A Computer Laboratory Textbook, John Wiley and Sons, November, 1991.

J. Biemond, R.L. Lagendijk, and R. M. Mersereau, "Iterative methods for image deblurring," Proc. IEEE, vol. 78, pp. 856-883, 1990 (invited).

D. E. Dudgeon and R. M. Mersereau, Multidimensional Digital Signal Processing, Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1984.

R. M. Mersereau, "The processing of hexagonally sampled two-dimensional signals," Proc. IEEE, vol. 67, pp. 930-949, 1979 (invited).

Last revised August 10, 2017