Barry Van Veen

Credentials: PhD

Madison, Wisconsin

Barry D. Van Veen received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan, in 1983, and his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado-Denver in 1986. He has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison since 1987, where he is currently the associate chair for graduate and online studies, and the Lynn H. Matthias Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

He has co-authored the book Signals and Systems [Wiley, 1999 (first edition), 2003 (second edition)] with S. Haykin and is the publisher of His current research interests include signal processing and its applications—including the development of algorithms for biomedical signal processing problems.

Dr. Van Veen was a recipient of the 1989 Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation and the 1990 IEEE Signal Processing Society Paper Award. He received multiple teaching awards at the University of Wisconsin, including the 2014 Spangler Award for Technology Enhanced Instruction, the 2015 Chancellors Distinguished Teaching Award, and the 2017 Benjamin Smith Reynolds Award for Teaching Engineers.

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