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Andreas Spanias

Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Senior Global Futures Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706

Andreas Spanias is Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU). He is also the director of the Sensor Signal and Information Processing  (SenSIP) center and the founder of the SenSIP industry consortium (also an NSF I/UCRC site). His research interests are in the areas of adaptive signal processing, speech processing, machine learning and sensor systems. He and his student team developed the computer simulation software Java-DSP and its award-winning iPhone/iPad and Android versions. He is author of two textbooks: Audio Processing and Coding by Wiley and DSP; An Interactive Approach (2nd Ed.).  He contributed to more than 300 papers, 10 monographs, 11 full patents, 6 provisional patents and 10 patent pre-disclosures.  He served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and as General Co-chair of IEEE ICASSP-99. He also served as the IEEE Signal Processing Vice-President for Conferences. Andreas Spanias is co-recipient of the 2002 IEEE Donald G. Fink paper prize award and was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2003. He served as Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Signal processing society in 2004. He is a series editor for the Morgan and Claypool lecture series on algorithms and software.  He received recently the 2018 IEEE Phoenix Chapter award with citation:  “For significant innovations and patents in signal processing for sensor systems.”  He also received the 2018 IEEE Region 6  Educator Award  (across 12 states)  with citation: “For outstanding research and education contributions in signal processing.”  He was elected recently as Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University 1988
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University 1985
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University 1983
  • MIT Certificate on Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science Faculty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Short Programs, Cambridge, June 2017.
Research Interests: 

Digital Signal Processing, Speech Processing, Sensor Networks, Machine Learning



  • Andreas Spanias, Ted Painter, Venkatraman Atti, Audio Signal Processing and Coding, Hardcover 544 pages, ISBN: 0-471-79147-4, Wiley, Textbook with theory, problems, and MATLAB computer exercises. March 2007.
  • A. Spanias, Digital Signal Processing; An Interactive Approach 2nd Ed, 399 pages, Textbook with JAVA exercises, ISBN: 978-1-4675-9892-7,Lulu Press On-demand Publishers, Morrisville, NC, May 2014.
  • J. Foutz, A. Spanias, M. Banavar,  Narrowband Direction of Arrival Estimation for Antenna Arrays, Synthesis Lectures on Antennas, Morgan & Claypool Publishers,  Research Monograph, ISBN-13: 978-1598296501, August 2008
  • Karthikeyan N. Ramamurthy, Andreas S. Spanias, MATLAB® Software for the Code Excited Linear Prediction Algorithm: The Federal Standard-1016, Morgan and Claypool Publishers, Synthesis Lectures on Algorithms and Software in Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 1, Pages 1-109: 1-109, ISBN 1608453847, Jan 2010.
  • J. Thiagarajan, A. Spanias, Analysis of the MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3) Algorithm Using MATLAB, Morgan and Claypool Publishers, Synthesis Lectures on Algorithms and Software in Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 3, Pages 1-129, ISBN-10: 1608458016, ISBN-13: 978-1608458011, Nov. 2011.
  • H. Braun, C. Tepedelenlioglu, A. Spanias, M. Banavar, et al., Signal Processing for Solar Array Monitoring, Fault Detection, and Optimization, Power Electronics, Morgan & Claypool, 111 pages, ISBN 978-1608459483, Sep. 2012.
  • An Introduction to Kalman Filtering with MATLAB Examples, N. Kovvali, M.Banavar, A. Spanias Synthesis Lectures on Signal Processing, , Morgan & Claypool Publishers, Ed. J. Mura, v. 6, pp. 1-81, ISBN 13: 9781627051392, September 2013.
  • J. Thiagarajan, K. Ramamurthy, P. Turaga, A. Spanias, Image Understanding Using Sparse Representations,, Synthesis Lectures on Image, Video, and Multimedia Processing, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, ISBN 978-1627053594, 118 pages, Ed. Al Bovik, April 2014.
  • Steve Miller, Xue Zhang, Andreas Spanias, Multipath Effects in GPS Receivers, Synthesis Lectures on Communications, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, ISBN 978-1627059312, 70 pages, Ed. William Tranter, P. 1-70, Dec. 2015.
  • Xue (Sophia) Zhang, Cihan Tepedelenlioglu, Mahesh Banavar, Andreas Spanias, Node Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks, Synthesis Lectures on Communications, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, ISBN: 9781627054850, Ed. William Tranter, 68 Pages, December 2016.
  • S. Zhang, C. Tepedelenlioglu, A. Spanias, M. Banavar, Distributed Network Estimation using Consensus Methods, Synthesis Lectures on Communications, Morgan & Claypool Pub., ISBN 9781681732909, Ed. W. Tranter, Feb 2018.
  • H. Braun, P. Turaga, A. Spanias, S. Jayasuriya, Reconstruction Free Compressive Vision, Morgan & Claypool, ISBN 978-1681735566, Ed. J. Mura, April 2019.


Research Activity: 
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 407Digital Signal Processing
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 598Special Topics
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Honors / Awards: 
  • IEEE Fellow
  • IEEE SPS Distinguished Lecturer
  • IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award from Board of Directors for paper “Perceptual Coding of Digital Audio.”
  • Award from Intel Corporation for "Leadership and Contributions in the Development of the Intel 60172 Signal Processing Architecture."


Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 2000-2002.
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 1994-1997.
Guest Co-Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on Industry Applications, Jan 2000.
Guest Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on Industry DSP Technology, March 2000.

Professional Associations: 

IEEE Fellow