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Peter Tay

Peter Tay


College of Engineering and Technology

Engineering and Technology

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2161
Office: 336 Belk Building
Personal Website:


Peter C. Tay, Ph.D., is a Professor in the SET at WCU. Dr. Tay has earned a B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1990, 1995, and 2003, respectively. Dr. Tay did his post-doc research at the University of Virginia (UVa) Virginia Image and Video Analysis (VIVA) and the Hossack Ultrasound Group (HUG) labs under the supervision of Drs. Scott Acton and John Hossack. His teaching expertise is a diverse range of electrical and computer engineering fields. Dr. Tay's research is focused in image and video processing and formation for medical imaging, mostly X-ray and ultrasound applications. While at UVa VIVA and HUG labs, he invented the popular ultrasound despeckling method common refer to as the squeeze box filter (SBF). In addition to many, many academic conference and journal publications, which were of interests to very very few researchers and funded by NIH, NSF, DoD, and other grants, Dr. Tay has over 30 years experience in software development and software engineering with 6 of those years at the Radar Operation Center of the National Weather Service. Dr. Tay continues to work in radar engineering and other national defense related projects.<br><br>For a more unique autobiography of Dr. Tay's expertise and interests please see


  • Ph D, University of Oklahoma
  • MA, University of Oklahoma
  • BS, University of Oklahoma

Teaching Interests

His teaching expertise is a diverse range of electrical and computer engineering fields that include signal, image, video processing, controls, and communications.

Research Interests

Dr. Tay's research interests and expertise are image and video processing and image and video formation for medical and radar applications.

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