Faculty Name

Clyde Lettsome, Ph.D.






Ph.D.: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Masters: Engineering Management, Florida Institute of Technology
Masters: Electrical Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology
Bachelors: Electrical Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology


Dr. Lettsome is a digital signal processing, digital communications, and computer design expert with over 16 years of technical, business, education, and research experience. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in the states of Florida and Georgia and is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). 

Dr. Lettsome received degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology (BS and MS) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (PhD). He also received a degree in engineering management from the Florida Institute of Technology (MS) and was a visiting student scholar at Purdue University where he performed research. 

Dr. Lettsome has served as a technical reviewer for the IEEE Signal Processing in Education workshop, a panelist for the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering Exam standard setting study, and as a panelist for the NCEES Software Engineering Licensure Exam standard setting study. Dr. Lettsome has a number of peer-reviewed published conference and journal papers. 

Dr. Lettsome has received a number of awards. He is a recipient of 3 National Science Foundation (NSF) education related fellowships. In 2004 he was recognized as an outstanding graduate student instructor by the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. 

Courses Taught

General Physics I Recitation 
General Physics II Recitation 
General Physics I Lab
Physics II: Electric and Magnetism Lab

Research Interests

Digital Signal and Image Processing
Wavelets and Filter Banks
Image Interpolation
Edge Detection
Digital Communications
Digital/Computer System Design
Computer Networking


Clyde A. Lettsome, Yi-Chang Tsai, Vivek Kaul “Enhanced Adaptive Filter Bank-Based Automated Pavement Crack Detection and Segmentation System” Journal of Electronic Imaging. 21 (4), 043008 (October 15, 2012); doi: 10.1117/1.JEI.21.4.043008

Clyde Lettsome and James Tsai, “An Automated Filter Bank-Based Pavement Crack Detection System Incorporating Standard Compression Coders,” International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology; May 2012.

Clyde A. Lettsome, "Fixed-Analysis Adaptive-Synthesis Filter Banks" Ph.D. Dissertation, Georgia Institute of Technology; March 2009.

Clyde A. Lettsome and Mark J.T. Smith, "Image Interpolation Exploiting Phase Diversity" in IEEE DSP Workshop, Marco Island, Florida; Jan. 2009.

Clyde Lettsome, Mark Smith, and Russell Mersereau, “Fixed Analysis Adaptive Synthesis Filter Banks" in SPIE Defense + Security (SPIE Defense and Security’ 2008), Orlando, Florida; March 2008.

Ying Chen, Clyde Lettsome, Mark Smith and Edward Delp, "A Low Bit-rate Video Coding Approach Using Modified Adaptive Warping and Long-Term Spatial Memory" in Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP'2007), San Jose, California; Jan. 2007.