C. Richard Johnson, Jr.
C. Richard Johnson, Jr. was born in Macon, GA in 1950. He received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, along with the first PhD minor in Art History granted by Stanford, in 1977. After 4 years on the faculty at Virginia Tech, he joined the Cornell University faculty in 1981, where he is the Geoffrey S. M. Hedrick Senior Professor of Engineering and a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow.
At the start of 2007, following 30 years of research on adaptive feedback systems theory and blind equalization in communication receivers, Professor Johnson accepted a five-year appointment as an Adjunct Research Fellow of the Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) to facilitate the interaction of art historians and conservation specialists with algorithm-building signal processors. In 2012, Professor Johnson was appointed a Scientific Researcher of the Rijksmuseum
Digital Signal Processing (Primary Specialization: 1977-1991: Adaptive Feedback Systems Theory; 1991-2005: Blind Equalization in Digital Communication Receivers; 2005-present: Signal Processing Algorithms in Support of Painting Analysis)
- Applications of adaptive signal processing in communication and control systems
- Applications of image processing to analysis of old master paintings
- Digital feedback control design
- 2012. "Canvas Matches in Vermeer: A Case Study in the Computer Analysis of Fabric Supports." Metropolitan Museum Journal 47 (1): 99-106. .
- 2012. "Weave Matching and Dating of Van Gogh's Paintings: An Interdisciplinary Approach." The Burlington Magazine 153 (112-122). .
- 2001. Theory and Design of Adaptive Filters. Prentice-Hall. .
- 2011. Software Receiver Design. Cambridge University Press. .
- 1986. Stability of Adaptive Systems: Passivity and Averaging Analysis. MIT Press. .
Selected Awards and Honors
- Fulbright Research Scholar (Institute of International Education) 2005
- Stephen H. Weiss Presidental Fellow (Cornell University) 2004
- Fellow (IEEE) 1989
- C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teacher (Eta Kappa Nu) 1983
- Oustanding Young Electrical Engineer (Eta Kappa Nu) 1982
- BEE (Electrical Engineering), Georgia Institute of Technology, 1973
- MS (Electrical Engineering), Stanford University, 1975
- Ph D (Electrical Engineering), Stanford University, 1977