Communication, Networking, Image and Signal Processing (CNSIP) Research in (ECE)

A Rich History

Purdue University has a rich and long history in communications and signal processing. For example, did you know the the following facts?

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  • Reginald Fessenden, former head of Purdue's Electrical Engineering Department, became the first person to broadcast speech and music by radio on December 24, 1906;
  • The first commercial broadcast station in Indiana was constructed by Purdue Professor Achatz and D. L. Curtner in 1920;
  • In 1929, Roscoe George started working on an all-electronic television. The TV was completed in 1932, and was one of the first electronic TV receivers ever built. The actual TV is currently on display in Prof. Delp's VIPER lab. Click here for more details.
  • Purdue's first television station, W9XG, began broadcasting on December 31, 1931. Click here for more details.
  • Purdue awarded the first PhD in digital image processing in 1959.
  • The first MARS rover used image compression technology developed at Purdue by Prof. Delp.
  • Much off the early work in spred spectrum communication was done at Purdue by George Cooper and his students.
  • Technologies developed at Purdue can be found in both the hardware and software of the vast majority of HP inkjet printers sold today, as well as many LaserJet products.



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BSEE 2004, current Ph.D. student researching signal and image processing.

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