
Re: Q: Engineering or Math?
Posted:
Nov 19, 1997 6:09 AM


fpm@u.washington.edu (Frank Miles) writes:
> I've talked > with quite a few Ph.D. EE students who would have been mathematicians, > except that they realized that the prospects for making a semidecent > salary after graduation was much better with the EE than the math > diploma. Looking at their dissertations, one sees propositions, theorems, > proofs,...
And what is wrong with that?! In many DSP applications it is imperative that theoretical understanding of the problems (and algorithms used to solve them in practice) is achieved before any advances can be made. People would still be stuck at the 33kbaud modem (instead of the 56kbaud achievable now) if PhD students hadn't proved theorems !!
Peter "Yes I did prove a few theorems in my PhD" Kootsookos!
 Peter J. Kootsookos Phone: +353 1 671 8177 MV Technology Ltd Fax: +353 1 671 8470 Unit 24, IDA Enterprise Centre #include <disclaimer.h> Pearse Street, Dublin 2, IRELAND Email: PeterK@_delete_mvt.ie

