James Kaiser

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James Kaiser
Born 1929
Piqua, Ohio
Residence United States
Citizenship American
Fields Digital signal processing
Institutions Bell Labs
Alma mater University of Cincinnati
Thesis Constraints and performance indices in the analytical design of linear controls (1959)
Doctoral advisor George C. Newton, Jr.
Known for

Kaiser window

Teager-Kaiser energy operator
Notable awards

James Frederick Kaiser is an American electrical engineer noted for his contributions in signal processing. He is an IEEE Fellow and has received many honors and awards, including the IEEE Centennial Medal, the IEEE W.R.G. Baker Award, the Bell Laboratories Distinguished Technical Staff Award, and the IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal.[1][2]


Kaiser was born in Piqua, Ohio and earned his electrical engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1952. He then moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his masters and doctorate degrees in 1954 and 1959, respectively.[1] Following his doctorate, he received a three-year appointment as an assistant professor at MIT but decided to take a leave of absence to work at Bell Labs. Although the arrangement was due to only last for a year, he enjoyed the work so much that he elected to stay.[1] While at Bell Labs, he worked on a variety of projects in signal processing for human speech and hearing, later focusing his attention on filter design for digital signals.[3] During the Bell System break up in 1984, he moved to Bellcore. After he retired from Bellcore, he served as a visiting professor at Duke University and Rutgers University.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Goldstein, Andrew; Abbate, Janet (11 February 1997). "Oral-History:James Kaiser - Engineering and Technology History Wiki". Center for the History of Electrical Engineering. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  3. ^ McMahon, Russ (17 July 2007). "His UC professors prepared him well and he not only excelled in his specialty, but worked with some of the leading computing pioneers of our time". University of Cincinnati Computing History. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "EE 370, March 13, 1997". Stanford University. Retrieved 18 June 2017.