Alumnus Greg Wakefield retires as faculty at University of Michigan
Professor Greg Wakefield retired as a faculty member of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Michigan at the end of May. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota in 1986 under the guidance of Professor Mos Kaveh. While working on his PhD in ECE he was also pursuing a doctoral degree in psychology at the University, which he finished in 1988 while serving as assistant professor in EECS at Michigan.
Wakefield's expertise is in the in the field of signal processing. A highly accomplished pianist himself, during his time at the University of Michigan he crossed disciplinary boundaries and facilitated several collaborations between signal processing and music. A man of many talents, Wakefield took voice lessons with operatic tenor and teacher, the renowned George Shirley, the Joseph Edgar Maddy Distinguished University Professor of Voice. Wakefield presented his senior recital in the spring of 2006.