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Roberto Bamberger
Division of Higher Education
Microsoft Corporation

Roberto Bamberger received his BEE and PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1986 and 1990 respectively. Bamberger was an assistant professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University from January of 1991 through May of 1997. During that period, Bamberger's research program focused on the design, implementation, and application of non-separable, multidimensional multirate filter banks, and subband image and video compression. In May of 1997, Bamberger assumed the role of director of Computing and Educational Media Services for the College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University in order to better focus his energies on the integration and utilization of technology in the educational enterprise. As director of Computing and Educational Media Services, Bamberger served as the College's liaison to the WSU Center for Teaching and Learning and as an advisor to the WSU's vice provost for Technology and Learning. Bamberger served on several committees dealing with the design and implementation of online and technology enhanced learning solutions at Washington State University. In February of 1998, Bamberger joined Microsoft Corporation where he is a marketing manager in the Education Customer Unit. Bamberger is responsible for shaping Microsoft's Faculty Development Initiatives.

Bamberger was founder and director of the Signal Processing Instructional Facility (SPIF Lab) at Washington State University. The SPIF Lab features interactive multimedia based tools for teaching concepts related to linear systems theory. Bamberger was also active in developing multimedia based instructional materials for a variety of courses including introductory courses on signals and systems and digital image processing. The Educational Media Services Laboratory is a multidisciplinary, student-staffed service unit within the College of Engineering and Architecture, available to the WSU community at large, to foster and develop online and technology enhanced learning environments.

In addition to his teaching and research programs, Bamberger served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and is a member of the editorial board for the journal Computer Applications in Engineering Education. Bamberger served as advisor to the WSU Student Branch of the IEEE and as the assistant director of the WSU Cougar Marching Band. He has worked with Asymetrix Learning Systems on the development of Internet Based Testing systems and as a technical consultant to Wolfram Research Inc. Bamberger has served as a reviewer for several National Science Foundation programs and various journals. Recently, Bamberger was a judge in the international "Paul Allen Outstanding Online Course Award". Bamberger is also a member of the editorial board of the Scrivner journal, Interactive Learning Environments.

Bamberger received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Outstanding Paper Award in the area of Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing in 1995. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and Kappa Kappa Psi honor societies.

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