DSP Education At Rice University
Baraniuk, Richard G.
DSP Education Lab Connexions
Rice University has a decades-long tradition of both digital signal processing (DSP) research and education, beginning in 1968. Since that time, Rice University has become a world leader and continued to be a pioneer in the DSP field. This paper will focus on the following three areas of activity at Rice. First, a brief history of DSP education and research at Rice will be presented, along with the current state of DSP research and education (Section 2). Second, a DSP Lab course will be presented, which utilizes Riceâ s Texas Instruments Elite DSP Laboratory and the C6x series of DSPs to educate students in the practical art of DSP (Section 3). This course is a 1-semester long series of labs, with a larger DSP project to be completed at the end of the course. Third, a brief overview of the Connexions project will be given, a tool originally developed to advance DSP education at Rice and other institutions (Sections 4 - 8). Connexions is a collaborative, community-driven approach to authoring, teaching, and learning that seeks to provide a cohesive body of high-quality educational content to anyone in the world, for free.