Hi All, Since I myself hate reading long posts I will cut to the chase. I graduate in June with a B.Sc in electrical engineering and am hoping to go for graduate studies. During the last four years I took courses in almost all areas of electrical engineering. The only field I liked AND excelled in (these two items of criteria seemed to be mutually exclusive for the majority of my college years) was the field of signal processing, but there is a small catch here. I found the material to be incredibly abstract (Tons of Matlab simulations) and am hoping I could get involved in something a little more practical when it comes to that field. I would appreciate it if you would share your experiences with me and/or offer any advice you might have to point me in the right direction. Thanks a lot!