Stuart C. Schwartz, 72, of Princeton died Aug. 27, 2011. He was born in Queens.
Dr. Schwartz was professor emeritus of electrical engineering at Princeton University, where focused his teaching and research in the areas of statistical communication theory, signal and image processing. He also served as associate dean of the Engineering School (1977-80) and as chair of Electrical Engineering from 1985 to 1994. During his administration, the department instituted a computer engineering program and established a major advanced technology center in photonics and opto-electronics materials. Since retiring in 2009, he had continued funded research as a senior university scholar and headed up the Princeton University Emeriti Council.
He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MIT and his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1966.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mimi; his daughter, Julie Mazer; his son, Alan; and five grandchildren.
Services were held Sept. 2 at The Jewish Center, Princeton, with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Princeton Area Community Foundation.