Thomas W. Parks

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Thomas W. Parks (born March 16, 1939 in Buffalo, New York) is an American electrical engineer and Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. He is best known for his contributions to digital signal processing, especially digital filter design and computation of the fast Fourier transform. His recent work is in the area of demosaicing.


Academic career

Tom Parks received his bachelors in electrical engineering from Cornell in 1961. He worked for General Electric for two years, then returned to Cornell to earn his masters and PhD degrees. Upon graduation in 1967 he joined the electrical engineering faculty at Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he began teaching and working in the nascent field of digital signal processing. [1] In 1972 he and James McClellan published an influential paper on digital filter design. Since 1986 Parks has been at Cornell. [2] He has co-authored more than 150 books and papers. [3]

Affiliations and awards

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