Brian L. Evans
Biography:Prof. Brian L. Evans is an IEEE Fellow "for contributions to multicarrier communications and image display". In multicarrier communications, his group developed the first linear complexity algorithm that allocates resources to optimize bit rates in multiuser OFDM systems (for cellular and WiMax) and is realizable in fixed-point hardware/software. His group also developed the first ADSL equalizer training method that maximizes a measure of bit rate and is realizable in real-time fixed-point software. In image display, his group's primary contribution is in the design, analysis, and quality assessment of halftoning by error diffusion for real-time processing by printer pipelines. (Error diffusion is two-dimensional data conversion by sigma-delta modulation.) He has graduated 16 PhD students and published more than 180 refereed conference and journal papers. He received a 1997 National Science Foundation CAREER Award.