Kenneth E. Barner received a B.S.E.E. degree (magna cum laude) from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 1987. He received the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, in 1989 and 1992, respectively.  For his dissertation “Permutation Filters:  A Group Theoretic Class of Non--Linear Filters,” Dr. Barner received the Allan P. Colburn Prize in Mathematical Sciences and Engineering for the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in the engineering and mathematical disciplines.


Dr. Barner was the duPont Teaching Fellow and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Delaware in 1991 and 1992, respectively. From 1993 to 1997 Dr. Barner was an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware and a Research Engineer at the duPont Hospital for Children. He is currently Professor and Chairman in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware, and a Fellow of the IEEE. Dr. Barner is the recipient of a 1999 NSF CAREER award. He was the co--chair of the 2001 IEEE--EURASIP Nonlinear Signal and Image Processing (NSIP) Workshop and a guest editor for a special issue of the EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing on Nonlinear Signal and Image Processing. Dr. Barner is a member of the Nonlinear Signal and Image Processing Board and is co--editor of the book Nonlinear Signal and Image Processing: Theory, Methods, and Applications, CRC Press, 2004. Dr. Barner was the Technical Program co-Chair for ICASSP 2005 and is currently serving on the IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods (SPTM) technical committee, previously served on the IEEE Bio--Imaging and Signal Processing (BISP) technical committee, and is currently a member of the IEEE Delaware Bay Section Executive Committee. Dr. Barner has served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, the IEEE Transaction on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, and the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. Dr. Barner is currently the Editor in Chief of the journal Advances in Human-Computer Interaction, an associate editor for IEEE Signal Processing Letters, a member of the Editorial Board of the EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing, and served as a guest editor for that journal on the Super--Resolution Enhancement of Digital Video and Empirical Mode Decomposition and the Hilbert-Huang Transform special issues. His research interests include signal and image processing, robust signal processing, nonlinear systems, sensor networks and consensus systems, compressive sensing, human-computer interaction, haptic and tactile methods, and universal access. Dr. Barner is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Phi Sigma Kappa.