Prior to 2007
Professor Nathaniel Whitmal III Satin Faculty Fellow
Nathan Whitmal III, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been selected as the 19th Joseph S. Satin Distinguished Fellow for 2000-2001. The fellowship, established in 1982 by Leonard Satin in memory of his father, is a tribute to four generations of the Satin family, who built the Satin America Corporation into a world leader in supplying remanufactured circuit breakers, switch gear and unit substations for use in electric power distribution. The one-year fellowship carries a substantial stipend to further the recipient's Research and professional interests.
Nathan A. Whitmal III has joined the faculty as assistant professor of ECE. Before coming to WPI, Nate gained faculty experience at DePaul University and substantial industrial experience at Bose Corporation. His interests include audio and acoustics and digital signal processing - particularly as applied to audio signals - including time-frequency and wavelet analysis. Specific Research topics include speech intelligibility enhancements for the hearing-impaired. His Ph.D dissertation is titled "A Wavelet-Based Noise-Reduction Method for Speech Enhancement." Nate received his B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 1986, his M.S. in engineering management from Tufts University's Gordon Institute in 1990, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from Northwestern University in 1997.
January 1, 2000