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Bradley W. Dickinson, Longtime Princeton Professor

Professor Dickinson died on Jan. 22.


Bradley W. Dickinson, 63, of Lawrenceville, died on Jan. 22, 2012 in Trenton. A professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University for 37 years, Bradley was born in St. Marys, Penn. to William and Maxine Dickinson.

He received his bachelor's degree from Case Western Reserve University and his master's and Ph.D. from Stanford University. He was appointed as assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Princeton University in 1974 and promoted to professor of electrical engineering in 1985. In 1987, he was elected as a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Professor Dickinson was an expert in video and image processing, signal processing and artificial neural networks. Author of the book "Systems: Analysis, Design and Computation" (1991), he held two patents in video data compression. He was a founding co-editor of the journal Mathematics of Control, Signals and Systems and served as the associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Engineering and Applied Science from 1991 to 1994.

Professor Dickinson will be deeply missed by his family, friends, colleagues, and former students. He is survived by his wife, Colette and daughter, Betsy of Lawrenceville; his son, James and daughter-in-law, Jennifer of Jersey City; his sisters Barbara Tornatzky and Susan Reis and his brother Kirk Dickinson.

Services were held on Jan. 30, 2012 at Kimble Funeral Home in Princeton with burial in Princeton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Learning Ally at 20 Roszel Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.

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