Chi-Tsong Chen

1. Signals and Systems: A Fresh Look

One year before my retirement in 2011, I developed Signals and Systems: A Fresh Look as my retirement gift to my students and to anyone else interested in the material. Signals and Systems is now a required course in most EE and ECE programs and more than thirty textbooks, including my own, are available. However, after teaching the course for over two decades and realizing that much of what I taught was not used in practice, I developed, after another decade of pondering and searching, this book at the end of my teaching career.

Signals and Systems: A Fresh Look can be downloaded as a FREE PDF (5MB, 405pp) using the preceding link. A hardcopy can also be ordered from Amazon for $22. A handwritten solutions manual is available.

2. Education and Employment

BS in Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1958.

MS in Electrical Engineering, Hsinchu Chaio Tung University, 1960.

PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1966.

Stony Brook University, Assistant Professor (1966-), Associate Professor (1969-), Professor (1974-2011); IEEE Fellow.

Visiting Professor, various universities in China and in Taiwan.

3. Publications

Linear System Theory and Design, 4th ed., Oxford University Press, 2013.

Signals and Systems, 3rd ed., Oxford University Press, 2004.

Digital Signal Processing: Spectral Computation and Filter Design, Oxford University Press, 2001.

Analog and Digital Control System Design: Transfer Function, State-space and Algebraic Methods, Oxford University Press, 1993.

50+ technical articles.

4. Personal

Chi-Tsong Chen was born in 1936 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He married Bih-Jau Gau in April 1963, and remained married until her death in 2008. He passed away on December 16, 2022 in Queens, New York. He is survived by three children and seven grandchildren.