Dr. Bernard Sklar has over 50 years of experience in technical design and management positions at Republic Aviation, Hughes Aircraft, Litton Industries, and at The Aerospace Corporation, where he helped develop the MILSTAR satellite system. He is now President of Communications Engineering Services, a consulting company he founded in 1984. He has taught engineering courses at several universities, including UCLA and USC, and has trained professional engineers worldwide. Dr. Sklar has published and presented scores of technical papers, and is recipient of the 1984 Prize Paper Award from the IEEE Communications Society for his tutorial series on digital communications. He is a past chairman of the Los Angeles Council IEEE Education Committee.
Frederic J. Harris is professor of electrical engineering and CUBIC signal processing chair at San Diego State University (SDSU) and an internationally renowned expert on DSP and communication systems. The co-inventor of the Blackman-Harris Filter, his many technical papers include the seminal work "On the use of Windows for Harmonic Analysis with the Discrete Fourier Transform." The author of Multi-rate Signal Processing for Communication Systems, he received his B.S. from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, M.S. from SDSU, and PhD from Aalborg University, and did PhD course work at University of California, San Diego. An IEEE Fellow, he was co-editor-in-chief of Digital Signal Processing. In early 2010 the "Fred Harris Endowed Chair in Digital Signal Processing" fund was established by Eric Johnson and Qualcomm executive Peggy Johnson to help future students pursue careers in the communications specialty of electrical engineering, and to honor Harris's legacy.