Bruce W. Suter received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering in 1972, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science in 1988 from the University of South Florida, Tampa, U.S.A.
In 1998, he joined the technical staff at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, where he was the founding Director of the Center for Integrated Transmission and Exploitation (CITE). He has held visiting appointments at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His current research interests are focused on compressive sensing, and their applications to signal and image processing. His previous positions include academia at the U. S. Air Force Institute of Technology and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, together with industrial positions at Honeywell Inc. and Litton Industries. He is a former associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and the author of a widely accepted monograph Multirate and Wavelet Signal Processing (Academic Press: 1998).
Dr. Suter has made very important contributions to the development of aerospace systems through his work on the theory and practice of the wavelet transform, as well as other time-frequency tools. He was among the first, and in several cases the very first, to realize the importance of a number of generalizations of wavelets that are now widely studied and used. These include multirate signal processing, vector wavelets, pre-filtering for multiwavelets, extremely fast Fourier transform (FFT) devices, the use of non-separable wavelet filters for video processing, and time-frequency distributions that exhibit particularly useful and elegant parallelisms between the continuous and discrete representations. Aerospace applications of wavelet theory include paradigms for the computer-aided design of filter banks and for parallel algorithm development, as well as patents for a enhanced performance for network cache and for network coding.
Dr. Suter is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. He has received a number of awards for his engineering and research contributions. These include the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Fellow, an AFRL-wide award for his accomplishments in the theory, application, and implementation of signal processing algorithms, the Arthur S. Flemming Award, a government-wide award for his pioneering Hankel transform research, the General Ronald W. Yates Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for his patented Fourier transform processor, and the Fred I. Diamond Award for best laboratory research publication. He is author of over a hundred technical publications.
In closing, Dr. Suter has demonstrated an ability to conceive, develop, and implement a broad range of cutting-edge scientific and technical, bridging gaps between government and industry; and the Air Force has benefited greatly from his efforts. In recognition of his outstanding accomplishments, he became an AFRL Fellow in 2005. His innovative blend of theory and applications makes him an ideal candidate for a position on the AESS Board of Governors.