Philip Schniter is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and IEEE Information Theory Society. Since 2013 he has been elected to serve on the IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel (SAM) Technical Committee, and from 2005-2010 he was elected to serve on the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications and Networking (SPCOM) Technical Committee. He was recently a guest editor for the IEEE JSAC Special Issue on Full-duplex Wireless Communications and Networks, and he served from 2005-2009 as an Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He was the General Chair of the 2016 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, for which he served as the Technical Chair in 2013, the Vice Technical Chair in 2012, and the Area Chair for Signal Processing and Adaptive Systems in 2011. He also served as the Signal Processing Area Chair for the 2017 International Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing (BASP) Frontiers workshop. Previously, Dr. Schniter served as technical co-chair (with Wei Ye) for the 2008 ACM International Workshop on UnderWater Networks (WUWNet), as technical co-chair (with Elza Erkip) for the 2006 IEEE Communication Theory Workshop (CTW), and he organized special sessions for the 2016 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, the 2014 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, the 2013 IEEE International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP), and the 2009 IEEE Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing Workshop (UASP). He regularly serves on technical program committees for the IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), the IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GLOBALSIP), the IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP), the IEEE International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP), the Workshop on Compressed Sensing Theory and its Applications to Radar, Sonar and Remote Sensing (CoSeRa), the IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM), the IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communication (SPAWC), the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), and the Workshop on Adaptive Sensor Array Processing (ASAP).
While pursuing his Ph.D. degree, Dr. Schniter received a Schlumberger Fellowship and an Intel Foundation Fellowship. He was awarded the 1999 Prize Paper Award from the IEEE Energy Development and Power Generation Committee for work relating to his M.S. thesis. In 2003, he received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and, in 2005, the OSU College of Engineering Lumley Research Award. With graduate student Adam Margetts, he co-authored a paper that was a finalist in the student paper contest at the IEEE ICASSP-2005 conference. With graduate student Arun Kannu, he co-authored a paper that was a winner in the student paper contest at the IEEE SPAWC-2005 conference. In 2012, his graduate student Justin Ziniel won First Place in the OSU Hayes Graduate Research Forum. With graduate student Jason Parker and collaborator Volkan Cevher, he won the 2016 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award. Most recently, he won the 2017 Qualcomm Faculty Award.
Dr. Schniter's areas of research include signal processing, machine learning, information theory, communication theory, compressed sensing, and sensor networks. His sources of funding include the National Science Foundation, MIT Lincoln Labs, Qualcomm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Office of Naval Research, Sandia National Labs, and Motorola Labs.