Ivan Selesnick

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
2 Metrotech Center
New York 11201

tel: (718) 260-3416
fax: (718) 260-3906
office: 2MTC 10.004


My research interests are in digital signal processing, sparsity in signal processing, and wavelet-based signal/image/video processing. My recent research focuses on using sparse signal representations and approximations to develop new methods for filtering, signal separation, deconvolution, etc. I have also recently worked on the design, implementation, and applications of new oriented multi-dimensional wavelet transforms; and on the development of non-Gaussian probability models for statistical signal processing.


I have also taught EE 140: Analog and Digital Communication, EE 4414: Multimedia Communication II, and EE 2013: Fundamentals of Electric Circuits I.

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  • Biographical Sketch

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    I received the BS, MEE, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1990, 1991, and 1996 from Rice University, Houston, TX. I joined Polytechnic University in 1997, where I am currently an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In 1997, I was a visiting professor at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany.

    I received an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in 1997, and a National Science Foundation Career award in 1999. In 2003 I received the Jacobs Excellence in Education Award from Polytechnic University. As a PhD student I received a DARPA-NDSEG fellowship in 1991. My PhD dissertation received the Budd Award for Best Engineering Thesis at Rice University in 1996 and an award from the Rice-TMC chapter of Sigma Xi.

    I have been an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2002-2007) and of IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2007-2009). I am currently an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2009-2015) and an area editor for the same journal (2010-2015). I have also been a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee. I was one of the organizers of the IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposia (SPMB 2011 and SPMB 2012).