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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.