Reading Group - Signal Processing & Wavelets

Meeting Time: Wednesdays 3:00-4:30ish
Meeting Place: alternating between VGH/SFU

The overall goal of this reading group is to

Hence I suggest to go over three main books in this areas: (I am not affiliated with any of the linked people. In fact I have asked the publisher, whether they can offer a discount if I am offering a research seminar based on those books! So before you buy - wait a few more days! The links were just for your info - to get a starting point. Plus there are images of the books!)

I suggest to meet once a week to go over chapters or parts of them and to:


Discrete-Time Signal Processing

The Oppenheim/Shafer book is really like a Signal Processing bible. I strongly believe that the basic concepts should become part of a graphics curriculum. I am expecting that we'll be going through this book until sometime in the fall. It is big and everything in there is quite important. I would suggest the following schedule:

June 13
2:30
SFU-GL Torsten Ch 1 - Introduction
Ch 2.0-2.4 Discrete-Time Signals and Systems I
June 22
4:30
SFU-GL Anna Ch 2.5-2.6 Discrete-Time Signals and Systems II
June 29
4:30
VGH-MIRG Uli Ch 2.7-2.11 Discrete-Time Signals and Systems III
Ch 3 - The z-Transform.
July 4
3:30
SFU-GL David Appendix A +
Ch. 2.10-2.11 Discrete-Time Signals and Systems IV
Ch. 3.1-3.2 The z-Transform I
July 11
3:30
VGH-MIRG Paul Ch. 3.2-3.5 The z-Transform II
Ch. 4.1-4.2 - Sampling of Continuous-Time Signals I
July 18
4:00
SFU-GL Jeff Ch. 4.2-4.4 - Sampling of Continuous-Time Signals II
July 25 New Orleans   Siggraph :)
August 1
3:30
VGH-MIRG Melanie Ch. 4.5-4.6 - Sampling of Continuous-Time Signals III
August 8
3:30
SFU-GL Torsten Ch. 4.7-4.10 - Sampling of Continuous-Time Signals VI
August 15
- September 5
beach   break :)
September 13
3:00
VGH-MIRG Torsten Ch 5.1-5.2 - Transform Analysis of Linear Time-Invariant Systems I
September 20
3:00
SFU David Ch 5.3 - Transform Analysis of Linear Time-Invariant Systems II
September 27
3:00
SFU David Ch 5.4-5.8 - Transform Analysis of Linear Time-Invariant Systems III
October 4
3:00
VGH-MIRG Paul Ch 6.1-6.4 - Structures for Discrete-Time Systems I
October 11
3:00
Salt Lake City   Visualization '00
October 18
3:00
SFU Steve Ch 6.5-6.6 - Structures for Discrete-Time Systems II
October 25
3:00
SFU Torsten Ch 6.7 - Structures for Discrete-Time Systems III
November 1
3:00
VGH-MIRG Torsten/David Ch 6.8-6.10 - Structures for Discrete-Time Systems IV
Ch 7.0 - Filter Design Techniques I
November 8
3:00
SFU David Ch 7.1-7.2 - Filter Design Techniques II
November 15
2:30
VGH-MIRG Torsten Ch 7.3-7.7 - Filter Design Techniques III
November 22
3:00
SFU Paul Ch 8.1-8.6 - The Discrete Fourier Transform I
November 29
2:30
VGH-MIRG Paul Ch 8.7-8.9 - The Discrete Fourier Transform II
Ch 9 - Computation of the Discrete Fourier Transform
December 6
3:00
SFU David Ch 9 - Computation of the Discrete Fourier Transform
December 13
3:00
VGH-MIRG David Ch 10.1-3 - Fourier Analysis of Signals Using the Discrete Fourier Transform I
December 20
3:00
SFU Torsten Ch 10.4-7 - Fourier Analysis of Signals Using the Discrete Fourier Transform II
Ch 11 - Discrete Hilbert Transforms


The Fourier Transform and Its Applications

So the Fourier Transform is really the heart of Signal Processing and plays a crucial role in many fields. Hence it needs a little special attention. Bracewell's book (in it's 3rd edition - the first edition appeared in 1965!) is surely one of the most used (and referenced) books for Fourier Transforms. I would suggest the following schedule:

See the Spring 2001 webpage.


Wavelets And Filter Banks

I have heard many people recommending this book as the entry point into Wavelets. Apparently Strang can explain things well. Plus they have been offering wavelet tutorials for years, so they must be up to something. I would suggest the following schedule:

See the Fall 2001 webpage.


Last modified: July 8, 2001
Torsten Möller / torsten@cs.sfu.ca