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Roland Priemer

Associate Professor Emeritus

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Building & Room:

1123 SEO


851 S. Morgan St, MC 154, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-5491


Research Interests

Optimal and adaptive digital signal processing

Fuzzy logic

Neural networks

Microprocessor based applications.

Professional Achievements

Director of Undergraduate Studies, 1999-2010.

Recipient of the 2008 College of Engineering Harold A. Simon Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Recipient of the 2006 College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award.

Recipient of the 2004 University of Illinois at Chicago Excellence in Teaching Award.

Finalist-Silver Circle Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2007, 2004, and thirteen previous years.

Created the ECE courses:

115, Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
317, Digital Signal Processing I
367, Microprocessor-Based Design
417, Digital Signal Processing II
418, Statistical Digital Signal Processing
516, Optimal and Adaptive Digital Filters
560, Fuzzy Logic

Selected Publications


  1. Introductory Signal Processing, World Scientific Pub, 1991, pp 749.
  2. MATLAB for Electrical and Computer Engineering Students and Professionals: with Simulink,IET, 2013, pp 643.


Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology, 1969

M.Sc.. Electrical Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology, 1966

B.Sc. Electrical Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology, 1965

Intellectual Property


Analog Voltage Maximum Selection and Sorting Circuits, with Thomas Dranger, USP 6,188,251, 2/13/01.

Extraction of One or More Discrete Heart Sounds From Heart Sound Information, with Vivek Nigam, USP 7,351,207, 4/1/08.

Extraction of Heart Sound of Fetus from Heart Sound Information that Comprises Plurality of Mixtures of Plurality of Heart Sounds of Plurality of Fetuses, with Vivek Nigam, USP 7,435,224, 10/14/08.