Previously, Dr. Stearns was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico. He retired in 1996 after 27 years at Sandia.
Dr. Stearns has taught and advised dissertation research at several universities throughout the U.S., including Kansas State and Stanford Universities, and the Universities of Central Florida, Colorado, and New Mexico. He has guided the dissertation research of over 25 doctoral students at UNM and elsewhere.
Dr. Stearns is a Fellow of the IEEE. His Fellow citation reads, "For contributions to education in digital and adaptive signal processing systems and algorithms." He has served in various IEEE activities and has published a number of papers in signal processing, adaptive signal processing, and related areas. He is author or coauthor of the following texts:
Digital Signal Processing with Examples in MATLAB (2nd Ed.) (2011)
Digital Signal Processing with Examples in MATLAB (2003)
Signal Processing Algorithms in MATLAB (1996)
Signal Processing Algorithms in Fortran and C (1993)
Digital Signal Analysis, 2nd Ed. (1990)
Signal Processing Algorithms (1987)
Adaptive Signal Processing (1985)
Digital Signal Analysis, 1st Ed. (1975)