Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602
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Brian D. Jeffs received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University in 1978 and 1982 respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California in 1989, also in electrical engineering. Since 1990 he has been in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University and is currently a professor. He lectures in the areas of digital signal processing, digital image processing, and circuits.
Research interests include digital signal processing for radio astronomy, multiple antenna wireless communications, and digital image restoration and reconstruction. He directs the radio astronomy research group at BYU which is actively developing experimental astronomical instrumentation and signal processing algorithms. This group has recently completed a small array of radio telescope dish antennas located on the roof of the Clyde engineering building. This array can form synthesis images of deep space microwave radio sources and is being used to develop and study algorithms to mitigate man made interference while observing space objects.
Dr. Jeffs has recently completed a year-long sabbatical at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, where he collaborated with ASTRON in developing and analyzing techniques for self calibration of the LOFAR low frequency radio astronomy array.
Previous employment includes Hughes Aircraft Company where he served as a sonar signal processing systems engineer in the anti-submarine warfare group. Current research interests include high data rate digital multiple antenna wireless communications systems, adaptive interference mitigation algorithms for radio astronomy, and blind image restoration.
Dr. Jeffs was a Vice General Chair for IEEE ICASSP-2001, held in Salt Lake City Utah. He was a member of the executive organizing committee for the 1998 IEEE DSP Workshop, and served several years as chair of the Utah Chapter of the IEEE Communications and Signal Processing Societies.
Dr. Jeffs teaches a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of signals and systems, and electronic circuits. At the graduate level his regular lectures include Digital Image Processing (ECEn 678), Advanced Digital Signal Processing (ECEn 777), and Stochastic Processes (ECEn 670). Undergraduate offerings include Introduction to Digital Signal Processing (ECEn 487), Real-time DSP laboratory (ECEn 487 Lab), Probability theory (ECEn 370), Software Radio Senior Project (ECEn 490), Signals and Systems (ECEn 380), Introduction to Circuits (ECEn 212), and Electronic Circuits and Devices (ECEn 313).
The following list itemizes some of the curriculum innovations and new courses developed and introduced by Dr. Jeffs.
The major area of focus for Dr. Jeffs' research includes the related disciplines of digital signal processing, sensor array processing, and digital image restoration. The following list describes research topics Dr. Jeffs has been involved with, with the most recent activities listed first.
Research Grants Received by Brian D. Jeffs
Total awards and contracts as PI: $1,472,171.
Journal Articles Currently in Review
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Abstract Reviewed and Other Conference Articles, Presentations, and Reports