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John G. Proakis

Research Professor

Office: 422 Dana Building
tel:617-373-4429, fax:617-373-8970

Dr. Proakis is currently a Research Professor at Northeastern University. He was a faculty member from 1969 to 1998 and held the following academic positions: Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, 1969-1976; Professor of Electrical Engineering, 1976-1998; Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Director of the Graduate School of Engineering, 1982-1984; Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,1984-1997. Prior to 1969, he served on the staff of GTE Laboratories and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Dr. Proakis received the BSEE Degree from the University of Cincinnati, the MSEE Degree from MIT, and the PhD in Engineering from Harvard University.

His professional experience and interests are in the general areas of digital communications and digital signal processing and more specifically, in adaptive filtering, adaptive communication systems and adaptive equalization techniques, communication through fading multipath channels, radar detection, signal parameter estimation, communication systems modeling and simulation, optimization techniques, and statistical analysis. His academic duties include research in the areas of digital communications and digital signal processing and teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in communications, circuit analysis, control systems, probability, stochastic processes, discrete systems, and digital signal processing. Dr. Proakis is the author of the book Digital Communications (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1983, 1st ed., and 1989, 2nd ed.) and co-author of the books, Digital Signal Processing (New York: Macmillan, 1992, 2nd ed.); Digital Signal Processing Laboratory (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1991); Advanced Digital Signal Processing (New York: Macmillan, 1992); Digital Processing of Speech Signals (New York: Macmillan, 1993) and Communication Systems Engineering (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1994).

Selected Publications

Partial Response Equalizer Performance in Digital Magnetic Recording Channels. With D. Tyner, IEEE Trans. on Magnetics, 4194-4208, November 1993.

Reduced-Complexity Simultaneous Beam-Forming and Equalization for Underwater Acoustic Communications. With M. Stojanovic and J. Catipovic, Proc. Oceans '93, Victoria, B.C., October 18-21, 1993.

Adaptive Multichannel Combining and Equalization for Underwater Acoustic Communications. With M. Stojanovic and J. Catipovic, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 94, 1621-1631, September 1993.

Adaptive Receivers for Underwater Acoustic Communications: Their Relation to Beamforming and Diversity Combining. With M. Stojanovic and J. Catipovic, Proc. COMCON 4, Rhodes, Greece, June 1993.

Fading Channel Tracking Properties of Several Adaptive Algorithms for the North American Digital Cellular System. With J. Lin and F. Ling, Proc. Vehicular Tech. Conf., Secaucus, NJ, May 1993.

Joint Data Detection and Channel Estimation for Rapidly Fading Channels. With M. Erkurt, Conference Rec. GLOBECOM'92, 91-914, December 6-9, 1992.

An Algorithm for Multichannel Coherent Digital Communications over Long Range Underwater Acoustic Telemetry Channels. With M. Stojanovic and J. Catipovic, Proceedings Oceans'92, 577-582, October 26-29, 1992, Newport, RI.

Joint Data and Channel Estimation for TDMA Mobile Channels. With J. Lin and F. Ling, Proc. IEEE Int. Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 235-239, October 19-21, 1992, Boston, MA.

Operator Approach to Performance Analysis of Root-MUSIC and Root-Min-Norm. With H. Krim and P. Forster, IEEE Trans. on Signal Proc., 40, 1687-1696, July 1992.

Blind Equalization with Memory Nonlinearity Criterion. With C. Chen and C.L. Nikias, Journal of Optical Engineering, 31, 1200-1210, June 1992.