Dr. Brian L. Evans is the Engineering Foundation Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
He earned his B.S.E.E.C.S. (1987) degree from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and his M.S.E.E. (1988) and Ph.D.E.E. (1993) degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology. From 1993 to 1996, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1996, he joined the faculty at UT Austin. Prof. Evans’ research bridges the gap between signal processing theory and embedded real-time implementation in the application spaces of digital communications and digital image/video processing. His current research efforts include interference mitigation algorithms for wireless communication systems, powerline communication system testbeds for enabling smart power grids, video display algorithms for cell phones, and design automation tools for multicore embedded systems.
Prof. Evans is an IEEE Fellow "for contributions to multicarrier communications and image display". In multicarrier communications, his group developed the first linear complexity algorithm that allocates resources to optimize bit rates in multiuser OFDM systems (for cellular and WiMax) and is realizable in fixed-point hardware/software. His group also developed the first ADSL equalizer training method that maximizes a measure of bit rate and is realizable in real-time fixed-point software. In image display, his group's primary contribution is in the design, analysis, and quality assessment of image halftoning by error diffusion for real-time processing by printer pipelines.
Prof. Evans has published more than 200 refereed conference and journal papers, and graduated 19 PhD and 9 MS students. In 2008, he was awarded the Gordon T. Lepley Memorial Teaching Award, which is the sole ECE teaching award for faculty. In 2011, he was awarded the university-wide Texas Exes Teaching Award. He received a 1997 US National Science Foundation CAREER Award.