Sen M. Kuo

Professor, Electrical Engineering
Tel: 815-753-0557


  • BS (1997), National Taiwan Normal University
  • M.S. (1983), University of New Mexico
  • Ph.D. (1985) in Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico

Research Interests

Real-time digital signal processing systems and applications, active noise and vibration control, acoustic echo and noise cancellation, speech enhancement, biomedical and healthcare systems and applications.

Work Experience

  • Department of Electrical Engineering, NIU (1985-present)
  • Texas Instruments (1993, sabbatical leave), and consultant for many industrial companies.

Professional Associations and Honors

  • Senior member, IEEE
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (2006)
  • Member of Editorial Board, Research Letters in Signal Processing (2007)
  • Guess Editor, EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing (2007/2008)
  • Faculty of the Year Award (2001)
  • IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Chester Sall Award for the First Place Transactions Paper (1993)
  • First Place in EE Times International DSP Design Contest (1991)

Selected Publications

  • Seven US patents, two books, and three book chapters on active noise control, including Active Noise Control Systems - Algorithms and DSP Implementations (Wiley 1996)
  • Four books on real-time digital signal processing systems and applications:
    1. Embedded Signal Processing with the Micro Signal Architecture (Wiley 2007)
    2. Real-Time Digital Signal Processing: Implementations and Applications (Wiley 2006)
    3. Digital Signal Processors: Architectures, Implementations, and Applications (Prentice Hall 2005)
    4. Real-Time Digital Signal Processing: Implementations, Applications, and Experiments with the TMS320C55x (Wiley 2001)
  • Published 70 journal papers including a paper titled “Integrated Automotive Signal Processing and Audio System,” IEEE Trans. on Consumer Electronics, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 522-532, August 1993, which received IEEE Chester Sall Award for the First Place Transactions Paper in 1993, and smart sensors, “Active Noise Control: A Tutorial Review,” in Proceedings of The IEEE, vol. 87, no. 6, pp. 943-973, June 1999.
  • Published 149 papers in conference proceedings, including a paper titled “Digital Signal Processing Algorithms and Implementations on Active Noise Control Systems,” which is the Keynote Speech at Active 06, September 2006.

Research Projects

  • Many federal and industrial sponsored projects, include National Science Foundation.
  • Served as consultant for several companies.

Other Significant Projects/Interests

Smart sensors, digital audio applications, and digital communications.


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