William A. Sethares received the B.A. degree in mathematics from Brandeis University and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He is currently Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and a Research Scientist in the Conservation department at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Research interests include adaptation and learning in signal and image processing with emphasis on the visual and the auditory, and he is author of Tuning, Timbre, Spectrum, Scale (Springer 2004) and Rhythm and Transforms (Springer 2007). Current work on image processing focuses on applications in cultural heritage, art history, and conservation.