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School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Faculty

Thomas FischerThomas Fischer

Emeritus Faculty

Office: EME 404
Phone: (509) 335-4960







  • Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 1979
  • Master of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts
  • Bachelor of Science, Sc.B., Brown University

Professional Experience:

  • Washington State University, 1989-present
  • Texas A&M University, associate professor, 1984-1988
  • Texas A&M University, assistant professor, 1979-1983

Professional Recognition:

  • IEEE Fellow
  • IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors, 1995-1997
  • Senior (Prize Paper) Award, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 1993
  • Associate Editor for Source Coding, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 1989-1992
  • Secretary, Signal Processing and Communication Electronics Technical Committee of the IEEE Communication Society, 1989-1991
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Teaching Award, Texas A&M University, 1988