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About the Author

Richard Lyons is a consulting systems engineer and lecturer with Besser Associates in Mt. View, CA. He earned a BSEE from the University of Akron, and attended one year of graduate studies in advanced engineering mathematics at Johns Hopkins University (Applied Physics Lab), Columbia MD. Lyons has been the Lead Hardware Engineer for numerous signal processing systems for both the National Security Agency (NSA) and TRW Inc. (now Northrop Grumman Corp.). His duties comprised system design, development, testing, and installation. He specialized in signal processing algorithm evaluation and system performance testing.

As a lecturer with Besser Associates and an instructor for the University of California Santa Cruz Extension, Richard has delivered digital signal processing seminars and training courses at numerous technical conferences as well as to companies such as Motorola, Lockheed Martin, Texas Instruments, Conexant, Northrop Grumman, Lucent, Nokia, Qualcomm, Honeywell, National Semiconductor, General Dynamics, and Seimens (now Infinion).

The author of numerous articles on DSP topics, he is an Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Processing magazine where he created and edits the magazine's "DSP Tips & Tricks" column. Lyons is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu honor society, and is learning how to make one-rail shots on a pool table. He can be contacted at: r.lyons@ieee.org.