Ed Richter

Ed Richter

Professor of Practice

Electrical & Systems Engineering

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MS, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2001
BS, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 1985


Designs and develops bio-medical signal processing systems including analog instrumentation, digital circuits with microcontrollers and FPGAs and application programming. Teaches electrical and computer engineering lab courses in FPGA design and development and signal processing and communications.


Ed Richter came to Washington University as a full time research associate in 1998 to work on the commercialization of the Magneprint project after 10 years in industry. Since 1998, he has collaborated with research faculty in the Electrical & Systems Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Physics and Psychiatry departments. His main focus is signal processing applications implemented on a variety of platforms including ASIC, FPGA, DSP, microcontroller and Desktop computers. He also teaches several courses a year across the engineering school.