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Researcher: William (Bill) Sethares

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Areas of Expertise
  • Applied physics
  • Computing
  • Information
  • Power
  • Signal processing
  • Acoustics
  • Image processing
  • Communications
  • Optimization
  • Stability of algorithms
  • Convergence analysis
  • Equalization
  • Perception based audio
  • Timbre and tuning
  • Methods of detecting periodicities in data records
  • Automatically detect rhythmic structures in musical performances
Web Site Bill Sethares' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 9,386,965 - Ultrasound machine providing composite image data, issued July 2016.
  • 7,230,984 - Methods and system for equalizing data in multicarrier receiver systems, issued June 2007.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20140371587 - Ultrasound machine providing composite image data, published December 2014.
  • 20120259224 - Ultrasound machine for improved longitudinal tissue analysis, published October 2012.
  • 20030210743 - Methods and system for equalizing data in multicarrier receiver systems, published November 2003.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Conditional granger causality and partitioned granger causality: Differences and similarities. Malekpour S, Sethares WA. Biol Cybern. 2015 Dec;109(6):627-37. doi: 10.1007/s00422-015-0665-3. Epub 2015 Oct 16.

  • Piecewise linear slope estimation. Ingle AN, Sethares WA, Varghese T, Bucklew JA. Conf Rec Asilomar Conf Signals Syst Comput. 2014 Nov;2014:420-422.

  • Rapid automated target segmentation and tracking on 4d data without initial contours. Chebrolu VV, Saenz D, Tewatia D, Sethares WA, Cannon G, Paliwal BR. Radiol Res Pract. 2014;2014:547075. doi: 10.1155/2014/547075. Epub 2014 Aug 3.

  • The least-squares invertible constant-q spectrogram and its application to phase vocoding. Ingle AN, Sethares WA. J Acoust Soc Am. 2012 Aug;132(2):894-903. doi: 10.1121/1.4731466.

View Bill Sethares' publications at Google Scholar.
Recent Artistic Works
  • National Chung Hsing University, Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering
  • Dotcast Inc., Wonzoo Chung
Research Tools
  • MATLAB Programs
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-262-5669
Current University UW–Madison
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 2556 Engineering Hall
Address Line 2 1415 Engineering Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., Brandies University, Mathematics, 1978
Master's Degree M.S., Cornell University, Electrical Systems, 1982
PhD Ph.D., Cornell University, Electrical Engineering, 1987
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Composite Images for Clearer Ultrasound