Ronald Schafer

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Ronald W. SchaferName: Ronald W. Schafer

Born: February 17, 1938 in Tecumseh, Nebraska, USA

Computer related contributions

  • American Electrical Engineer, Professor, and Author.
  • Known for his work with digital signal processing and digital speech coding.
  • Former engineer at Bell Laboratories Acoustics Research Department.
  • Former professor in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.


  • DSP First: A Multimedia Approach (1998)
  • Computer-Based Exercises for Signal Processing Using MATLAB (1998)
  • Discrete-Time Signal Processing (1989)
  • Digital Processing of Speech Signals (1978)
  • Digital Signal Processing (1975)

Honors and awards

  • IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal (2010)
  • IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award (1980)
  • Received the IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer Award
  • Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing
  • Vice-President and President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • Life Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America