DSP is more kindred with electrical engineering than with computer science, how ever there are topics of DSP like MP3 encoding, JPEG compression and sound analysis can be understood by a computer engineer (with a previous strong math background in Z transform and Fourier series).
For a BS in computer science that only have very basic knowledge in electronic, is there a way to name that kind of specialization in DSP? I.e. someone who is looking to create DSP algorithms that can be run from a computer but not looking to implement them in a custom piece of hardware.
My question is mostly related for a computer science student who wants to apply for a master degree in an international university (no knowledge in analogic circuits, hardware description languages or microprocessors)
Would applied math, be a better approach??