Andreas Spanias, an electrical engineering professor, was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Educator award for IEEE Region 6, which covers 12 western states.
The IEEE Outstanding Educator distinction honors IEEE members who inspire students to appreciate and understand engineering topics and technologies through their teaching, resulting in students who have pursued technical careers or engineering graduate programs. The IEEE cites Spanias’ outstanding research and education contributions in signal processing in the reasoning of its selection.
Spanias, an IEEE Fellow, has received numerous IEEE honors, including the SPS Distinguished Lecturer, the IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award from the board of directors for his paper, “Perceptual Coding of Digital Audio.”
Spanias, who is also director of the SenSIP Center and a senior sustainability scientist in ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability, is an expert in digital signal processing and has contributed various signal analysis methods for compression, de-noising, detection and enhancement to the field.
Spanias is in his 30th year at ASU. He has mentored 30 doctoral students, has authored or co-authored two textbooks and 10 lecture series research monographs, published more than 350 papers and submitted more than 20 patent applications.