Steven L. Grant, Ph.D.

(also known as, Steven L. Gay)

Email Address:
Address:       228 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
               University of Missouri - Rolla
               Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone Number:  573 341 4893
Fax Number:    573 341 4893 

Steven L. Gay  Steven L. Grant






Personal Information:

I was born in Kansas City, Missouri and was raised on a small farm near there.  As a boy growing up on a farm I learned what hard work was at an early age (its physical labor) and decided to avoid it as much as possible.  So, I went to University of Missouri--Rolla and got a B.S. in electrical engineering. I then joined Bell Labs and went to Caltech on the OYOC (one year on campus) program to get my M.S. in E.E. in 1981.  In 1983, I indulged a youthful indiscretion and went to ITT Defense Communications Division to do some speech coding research.  After two years I returned to AT&T via what was then called AT&T Information Systems, where I did more speech coding research.  In 1987 I transferred to the DSP Development department of what is now Lucent Micro Electronics to do DSP32 and DSP16 applications engineering.  In 1990 I went to Lucent Network Wireless and in 1991 to Bell Labs’ Acoustics Research where I later became supervisor.  During my employ at Bell Labs, I received my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University in 1994. In 2002 I went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory where I did research on nonlinear equalizers and active SONAR.  Finally, in 2004, I came home to Missouri and I am here again at UMR in Rolla, this time as a professor in the electrical and computer engineering department.

My main interests include SONAR, nonlinear equalization, acoustic echo cancellation, and efficient and fast converging/tracking adaptive filters. While I enjoy theory, I also have a proclivity for building things.  I like to be surrounded by spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, signal generators, and PC's stuffed with DSP cards.   
When I was at Bell Labs I often demonstrated a Stereo Teleconferencing System my group and I had built.  One time our guest was the King of Jordan. Here are some pictures of that visit.

Publications and Patents:

Here is a list, only a few are available in PDF.  Email me for the rest.


Advances in Network and Acoustic Echo Cancellation (spring of 2001):


Published by Springer-Verlag.

Jacob Benesty and I were the co-chairs of the 6'th International Workshop on Acoustic Echo and Noise Control (IWAENC'99) which was held September 1999 in Pocono Manor, PA.  From this, we co-edited a book, Acoustic Signal Processing for Telecommunication,

that is now available from the Kluwer Academic Press.