Steven Mann is a Canadian electrical engineer and university professor. He showed an early interest in electronics and constructed a variety of home-made circuits growing up in the greater Toronto area. He attended McMaster University and MIT, where he completed his PhD. He is now a full professor at the University of Toronto within the department of electrical engineering. Mann has experimented extensively with virtual/augmented reality and wearable computers, in which he was an early and important contributor to the field at the MIT Media Lab. He has made important contributions to computational photography and is also the inventor of the ‘chirplet’ transform, a signal processing technique used in medicine, radar, and communications.