Douglas L. Jones

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Douglas L. Jones
Douglas L. Jones
Professor
113 Coordinated Science Lab MC 228
1308 W. Main St.
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 244-6823

Primary Research Area

  • Signal Processing - Applications

Education

PhD Electrical Engineering Rice University, Houston, TX May 1987

Biography

Douglas L. Jones received the BSEE, MSEE, and Ph.D. degrees from Rice University in 1983, 1986, and 1987, respectively. During the 1987-1988 academic year, he was at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany on a Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship. Since 1988, he has been with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is currently a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Neuroscience, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and the Beckman Institute. He was on sabbatical leave at the University of Washington in Spring 1995 and at the University of California at Berkeley in Spring 2002. In the Spring semester of 1999 he served as the Texas Instruments Visiting Professor at Rice University. He is an author of two DSP laboratory textbooks, and was selected as the 2003 Connexions Author of the Year. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He served on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society from 2002-2004. His research interests are in digital signal processing, including nonstationary signal analysis, adaptive processing, multisensor data processing, OFDM, and various applications such as low-power implementations, biology and neuroengineering, and advanced hearing aids and other audio systems.

For more information

Prof. Jones' Home Page

Major Consulting Activities

Sonistic, LLC, Co-Founder and Scientific Advisor

Teaching Statement

Professor Jones teaches from the freshman to graduate levels in the general area of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with an emphasis on signal processing. He is particularly interested in laboratory-based instruction, and has developed ECE 420: Digital Signal Processing Laboratory, the laboratory for ECE 210, and the laboratory-intensive ECE 101 general education course. He has also developed and taught a course in signal analysis for neuroscientists participating in an interdisciplinary Neuroengineering program and an interdisciplinary neuroengineering research course. Professor Jones is committed to enhancing engineering education world-wide, and has made his instructional texts for digital signal processing laboratory and advanced signal processing algorithms openly available for use and reuse through the Connexions open-source textbook project; they have been used at a number of universities and translated into several languages.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Research in ultra-low-power systems. Students should have taken, enjoyed, and done well in ECE 410; depending on specific project ECE 420, ECE 391, ECE 395, ECE 342/343 preferred.

Research in 3D audio: methods for recreating accurate 3D perception of the direction of sound through headphones from data recorded with various microphone arrays. Students should have taken, enjoyed, and done well in ECE 410; ECE 420 preferred.

Research Interests

  • Neuro-engineering
  • VLSI implementation of digital signal processing
  • Biological applications of signal processing
  • Multichannel estimation and denoising
  • Signal Processing for MEMS
  • Digital signal processing for hearing aids, audio, and acoustic applications
  • Signal Processing for Communications
  • Time-varying and Time-frequency Analysis
  • Digital Signal Processing

Research Areas

  • Adaptive signal processing
  • Biomedical Imaging, Bioengineering, and Acoustics
  • Circuits
  • Efficient energy management and conversion for lighting, communications, information technology, transportation, and appliances
  • Signal detection and estimation
  • Speech processing
  • Speech processing
  • VLSI architectures and integrated circuits for DSP and communications

Honors

  • Connexions Author of the Year, 2003
  • Fellow, IEEE, 2001
  • Texas Instruments Visiting Professor, Rice University, 1999
  • Fulbright Fellow, 1987-1988

Teaching Honors

ECE Ronald W. Pratt Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award (2006)

Research Honors

NSF Research Initiation Award, 1991

Public Service Honors

Board of Governors, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2002-2005