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    I am the Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. I am a member of the US National Academy of Engineers, see IEEE Technical SPOTLIGHT announcement, or the IEEE Signal Processing Society Newsletter announcement, Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors, a corresponding member of the Portugal Academy of Science, an IEEE Fellow, and a Fellow of the AAAS. I am a member of the US National Academies Navy Studies Board. Technology of two of my patents (co-inventor Alek Kavcic) is found in over 3 billion hard-disk-drives (about 60% of all computers sold worldwide in the last 12 years). This was the subject of a $750 Million settlement between CMU and a chip manufacturer (2016), the largest ever IP settlement in the information technologies area. Technology developed in my research group was licensed by Intel (as an add-on library to Intel's IPP library) and Siemens, among others. I co-founded Spiralgen.
    I received several awards, including the IEEE Signal Processing Society Society Award for outstanding technical contributions and leadership in signal processing and the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award for fundamental contributions to statistical signal processing.