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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)Research Group Members
- 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 Journal47(1): 99-106. .
- 2012."Weave Matching and Dating of Van Gogh's Paintings: An Interdisciplinary Approach."The Burlington Magazine153(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
- 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
Research Group Members
In the News
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