TI Webinar - April 2021



Modern Lab for Remote Learning:

Hands-On Real-Time Digital Signal Processing

Using Low-Cost Portable Hardware


April 22, 2021 at 1pm CT / 2pm ET

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Due to the pandemic, the vast majority of courses taught in the second half of 2020 proceeded online. Professor Patrick Schaumont from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will discuss the conversion of a Real-time Digital Signal Processing (DSP) course with traditional in-person hands-on labs to a hybrid (in-person and online) setting. This senior-level undergraduate course is built around the development and testing of DSP software. In the online version of the course, students use a small TI microcontroller LaunchPad™ development kit and a USB oscilloscope, and they work in online teams. He will describe the lab projects and highlight the mechanisms that enable the students to collaborate on labs. He will provide early feedback from students from the first offering of the modified course, and conclude with a list of planned improvements.


Attend this webinar to:

  • Learn about converting of a Real-time Digital Signal Processing (DSP) course to an in-person and online setting
  • Development and test of DSP software
  • Highlight the mechanisms that enable the students to collaborate on labs


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Patrick Robert Schaumont
Professor, Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Patrick Schaumont is a Professor in Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 2004 and the MS degree in Computer Science from Ghent University in 1990. He was a staff researcher at IMEC, Belgium from 1992 to 2000. He was a faculty member with Virginia Tech from 2005 to 2019. He joined WPI in 2020. He is a Radboud Excellence Initiative Visiting Faculty with Radboud University, Netherlands from 2020. His research interests are in design and design methods of secure, efficient and real-time embedded computing systems. He served as program co-chair for several conferences in cryptographic and secure engineering, including CHES, HOST, ASHES and FDTC. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2007.