Overview

  • Dr. Iftekharuddin obtained his B.Sc. degree from Bangladesh Institute of Technology in 1989. He received an M.S. and a Ph.D. both in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton in 1991 and 1995 respectively. Dr. Iftekharuddin was a principal research engineer at Timken Research, Canton, OH before joining to NDSU. There he was involved in research in signal and image processing, neural networks applications, time-frequency analysis, sensors and embedded system design. Prior to Timken, Dr. Iftekharuddin was a senior systems engineer at BDM Federal in Dayton, OH. There he was involved in software development, software process improvement, and automatic target recognition (ATR) research.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2018 A feasibility study of autism behavioral markers in spontaneous facial, visual, and hand movement response dataIEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 353-361.
    2018 Analysis of crowdsourced images for flooding detectionLecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics. 140-149.
    2017 A feasibility study of autism behavioral markers in spontaneous facial, visual, and hand movement response dataIEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.
    2017 An improved silhouette for human pose estimationSPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.
    2017 Quantitative MR image analysis for brain tumorLecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics. 10-18.
    2017 Real-time epileptic seizure detection using EEGIEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering. 2146-2156.
    2016 Non-intrusive optimal imaging of face to probe physiological traits in autism spectrum disordersJournal of Optics and Laser Technology. 221-228.
    2011 Efficacy of Texture, Shape, and Intensity Feature Fusion for Posterior-Fossa Tumor Segmentation in MRI.  206-213.
    2011 Multi-Modal Radar-Enabled Sensor System Integrating COTS Technology for Surveillance and Tracking
    2011 Transformation Invariant On-Line Target Recognition.  906-918.
    2010 Adaptive Hierarchical Architecture for Visual Recognition.  B2.
    2010 Convergence in Optical and Digital Pattern Recognition.  DPR1.
    2010 Dialog Act Classification Using Acoustic and Discourse Information of MapTask Data.  289-311.
    2010 Large-Scale Pose Invariant Face Recognition Using Cellular Simultaneous Recurrent Network
    2009 Automatic Detection and Tracking of Targets in Infrared Images.  832-842.
    2009 Fractal-based Brain Tumor Detection in Multimodal MRI.  23-42.
    2008 A Robust Spatial Domain Binary Signature Watermarking Technique.  13-34.
    2007 Biologically inspired computational model for automatic target recognition.  7-10.
    2005 Analytical derivation of distortion constraints and their verification in a learning vector quantization-based target recognition system.  067202.
    2005 Statistical analysis of fractal-based techniques in brain tumor detection.  671-678.
    2003 A fractal analysis of tumor in brain MR images.  352-362.
    2003 Detection and tracking of rotated and scaled targets by use of Hilbertwavelet transform.  4718-4735.
    2003 Optical pattern recognition algorithms, architectures and applications: introduction to feature issue..  4647-4687.
    2002 Harmonic wavelet joint transform correlator: analysis, algorithm and application to image de-noising.  3307-3315.
    2001 A Signed Digit Adder Using Electronically Addressable Spatial Light ModulatorOptical Engineering. 2442-2445.
    2001 Optical Computing Systems, Materials and Devices.  2369-2370.
    2000 Optical Computing Arithmetic and Systems.  389-390.
    2000 Orthogonal wavelets in nonlinear speckle reduction for improved target recognition.  1211-1217.
    1999 A Graphical Approach for Multiple Valued Logic Minimization.  462-467.
    1999 Characterization of Intensity-Coded Multivalued Logic Circuit Implementation.  508-513.
    1998 Scale and translation-invariant detection of targets varying in fine details.  876-883.
    1997 Heterodyne detection using hexagonal pixel geometry.  7023-7027.
    1996 Amplitude-coupled MACE for automatic target recognition applications.  1009-1014.
    1996 Discritized amplitude-modulated phase-only filter.  93-100.
    1996 Optimization of Amplitude-Modulated Inverse filter.  103-112.
    1996 Wavelet pre-processed amplitude modulated phaseonly filter for recognition applications.  2088-2093.
    1995 A feature-based wavelet neural net for optical character recognition.  3143-3150.
    1995 Study of field-of-view overlap for night vision.  190-193.
    1994 Butterfly interconnection network: design of multipliers, flip-flop and shift register.  1457-1462.
    1994 Comparison between optical interconnection processors: Folded perfect shuffle and 3-D butterfly.  265-270.
    1993 Detection of noise-free and noisy signal: effect of different staring focalplane-array pixel geometry.  2649-2656.
    1993 Gaussian-to-bessel beam transformation using a split refracting system.  2252-2256.
    1993 Heterodyne detection using a diffraction-free beam: background noise effect.  3144-3148.
    1993 Polarization-encoded optical shadow casting: edge detection using Roberts operator.  190-193.

    Books

    Year Title
    2016 Field Guide to Image Processing (Reprint).  SPIE Press.
    2016 Fractal-based diagnosis and segmentation of brain tumors.  Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience.
    2012 Field Guide to Image Processing.  SPIE Press.

    Chapters

    Year Title
    2011 Efficacy of Texture Features for Brain Tumor SegmentationHorizons in Cancer Research. New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
    2008 CNS Tumor Prediction Using Gene Expression Data Part IEncyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence. IGI Global.
    2008 CNS Tumor Prediction Using Gene Expression Data Part IIEncyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence. IGI Global.
    2007 A biologically inspired dynamic model for object recognitionNeurodynamics of Cognition and Consciousness. Springer.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2017 Aerosol detection using lidar-based atmospheric profiling
    2017 Constrained versus unconstrained learning in generalized recurrent network for image processing
    2017 Deep learning of texture and structural features for multiclass Alzheimer's disease classification
    2017 Improved brain tumor segmentation by utilizing tumor growth model in longitudinal brain MRI.  10134.
    2017 Object recognition using cellular simultaneous recurrent networks and convolutional neural network
    2015 Analysis of facial muscle activation in children with autism using 3D imaging.  337-342.
    2011 Analysis of gene expression variation in GBM recurrence
    2011 Identifying Glaucoma with Multi-fractal Features from Optical Coherence Tomography
    2011 Multiresolution Texture Models for Brain Tumor Segmentation in MRI
    2010 Efficacy of Fractal Analysis in Identifying Glaucomatous Damage
    2010 Image registration under affine transformation using cellular simultaneous recurrent networks
    2010 Improved Dynamic Learning in the Maze Traversal Problem via Clustering
    2010 Multi-Modal Sensor System Integrating COTS Technology for Surveillance and Tracking
    2010 Predicting Visual Field Loss in Glaucomatous Patients Using Fast–Fourier Analysis (FFA) of GDx-VCC Scanning Laser Polarimetry
    2010 Wide Angle IR detection Through a Conical Mirror: Some Preliminary Results
    2009 Binary Image Registration using Cellular Simultaneous Recurrent Networks.  61-67.
    2009 Efficacy of texture, shape and intensity features for robust posterior-fossa tumor segmentation in MRI
    2009 Gray Scale Image Registration Using Cellular Simultaneous Recurrent Neural Networks.  74420 C1-C12.
    2009 Recurrent Network-Based Face Recognition Using Image Sequences.  41-46.
    2008 A Biologically-Inspired Computational Model for Transformation Invariant Target Recognition.  1050-1057.
    2008 Class Specific Gene Expression Estimation and Classification in Microarray Data.  1679-1686.
    2008 Dialog Act Classification using Acoustic and Discourse Information of MapTask Data.  1473-1480.
    2008 Multifractal modeling, segmentation, prediction and statistical validation of posterior fossa tumors
    2008 Single Camera Based Object Detection and Tracking for Mobile Robots
    2007 A Biologically Inspired Neural Network Model to Transformation Invariant Object Recognition.  66950O.
    2006 A reinforcement learning approach in rotated image recognition and its convergence analysis
    2006 Brain Tumor Detection in MRI: Technique and Statistical Validation.  1983-1987.
    2006 Detection of Emotional Expressions in Speech.  307-312.
    2006 Gene Expression Based CNS Tumor Prototype for Automatic Tumor Detection.  846-850.
    2006 Learning an Image Lexicon.  302-306.
    2006 Marker Gene Selection Evaluation Using Parallel Coordinates.  302-306.
    2006 Multiresolution Object Recognition using Dual Heuristic Programming.  8378-8384.
    2006 Visualizing Differentially Expressed Genes
    2005 A Chaos Synchronization-Based Dynamic Vision Model for Image Segmentation
    2005 Automatic Brain-Tumor Detection in MRI: Methodology and Statistical Validation.  2012-2022.
    2005 Natural Image Classification in Non Linear Network Model.  59070P-1 – P11.
    2004 A Fractal Based Medical Image Analysis Interface for Tumor Detection
    2004 Biology Inspired Automatic Segmentation of Brain Images with Chaos Synchronization
    2004 Probabilistic detection and tracking of IR targets
    2004 Reinforcement Learning in Multiresolution Object Recognition.  1085-1090.
    2003 An automated statistical analysis of fractal-based algorithms for brain tumor detection
    2003 Automated Tracking and Classification of Infrared Images
    2003 Automated brain data segmentation and pattern recognition using ANN
    2003 Distorted IR target detection and tracking using composite filters.  73-84.
    2003 Fringe-adjusted JTC Based Target Detection and Tracking Using Subframes from a Video Sequence
    2003 Multiresolution-fractal feature extraction and tumor detection: analytical modeling and implementation.  801-812.
    2003 Segmentation of Brain Tissue and Tumor Area from 2D MRI Images, Using Pulse Coupled Neural Network
    2003 Wavelet-based computation of the fractal dimension on fBm images
    2002 Correlators for rank order shape similarity measurement
    2002 Mega voltage image segmentation and ambient noise removal
    2002 New metric for 3D optical pattern recognition system.  183-190.
    2002 Role of multiresolution attention in automated object recognition.  2255-2260.
    2001 A biological model for distortion-invariant target recognition.  559-564.
    2001 Image search over the net.  62-67.
    2001 Intra-class classification of tumor in brain MR images
    2000 A fractal analysis approach to identification of tumor in brain MR images.  4:3064-3066.
    2000 An Efficient Target Recognition System for Rotated Synthetic Aperture Radar Images
    2000 Characterization of joint harmonic wavelet transform (JHWT) in image de-noising
    2000 Constraints in distortion invariant target recognition system simulation
    1999 A harmonic wavelet joint transform correlator for improved target recognition
    1999 An integrated visual workbench for sensor signal analysis
    1999 Detection of targets varying in fine details, rotation and translation
    1999 Determination of the exact angle of rotation in target recognition applications
    1998 Nonlinear speckle reduction using orthogonal wavelets
    1996 Heterodyne Detection for Staring Hexagonal Detector Array
    1996 Heterodyne detection using hexagonal pixel geometry
    1996 Risk Management and System Engineering Discipline
    1996 Smart detection of targets varying in fine details
    1996 Wavelet packet-based nonlinear speckle reduction in optical synthetic aperture radar image analysis
    1995 A neural-wavelet feature-based character recognition system
    1995 A radial basis wavelet neural net for character recognition purposes
    1995 Wavelet pre-processed amplitude-modulated phase-only filter for target recognition
    1994 Performance analysis of trinary amplitude binary phase only filter
    1993 A robust feature extracted Amplitude-Modulated Phase-Only filter-based character recognition system
    1993 Acquisition of noise-free and noisy signal: effect of different pixel geometry
    1993 Comparison between optical interconnection processors: Folded perfect shuffle and 3-D butterfly
    1993 Generalized technique for laser beam diameter measurement using an aperiodic-periodic ruling
    1993 Practical implementation of an Amplitude- Modulated Phase-Only filter
    1993 The performance analysis of the Amplitude-Modulated Phase-Only filter
    1992 A systematic approach to find the possible minimum minterms in MSD binary addition
    1992 Design of 2x2 bit multiplier and nxn bit PIPO shift register using butterfly interconnection network
    1992 Design of some computational building blocks using soliton based GEO module
    1992 Edge-detection using polarization based optical shadow casting
    1992 Effect of background radiation noise on heterodyne detection efficiency using diffraction-free beam
    1992 Study of field-of-view overlap for night vision application
    1991 Design of refracting system for generating a diffractionfree beam

    Research Overview

  • Research interest: Signal and image processing, neural networks applications, time-frequency analysis, sensors and embedded system design, cybersecurity
  • Grants

  • Graph-based representations and multifidelity machine learning for anthropometrics-based human identity recognition  awarded by US Army 2017 - 2020
  • REU Site: Cybersecurity Research in a Multidisciplinary Environment  awarded by National Science Foundation 2017 - 2020
  • Quantitative Image Modeling for Brain Tumor Analysis and Tracking  awarded by NIBIB/NIH 2016 - 2020
  • Estimating Road Inundation Levels Due to Recurrent Flooding from Image Data  awarded by USDOT Mid?Atlantic Transportation Sustainability Center Regional University Transportation Center Consortium (MATS UTC) 2017 - 2018
  • Estimating road inundation levels due to recurrent flooding form image data  awarded by University of Virginia 2017 - 2018
  • Automation & Testing of In-Situ Tool Wear Prototype  awarded by Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) 2017
  • CCAM In-Situ Tool Wear Measurement  awarded by Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) 2016 - 2017
  • REU Supplement to Collaborative Research: High Performance Cellular Simultaneous Recurrent  awarded by NSF 2015 - 2017
  • LiDAR for Air Quality Measurement  awarded by USDOT Mid?Atlantic Transportation Sustainability Center Regional University Transportation Center Consortium (MATS UTC) 2014 - 2017
  • Collaborative Research: High Performance Cellular Simultaneous Recurrent Network based Pattern Recognition  awarded by NSF 2013 - 2017
  • Development of In-situ Tool Wear Measurement  awarded by Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) 2015 - 2016
  • Mapping Experimental Flight-Test Results Using Sub-Scale Aerial Vehicles to Full-Scale NAS Operational Environment  awarded by NASA / Langley Research Center 2014 - 2016
  • REU Supplement to Collaborative Research: High Performance Cellular Simultaneous Recurrent Network based Pattern Recognition  awarded by NSF 2014 - 2016
  • Full Motion Video Analysis for Human Characterization and Activity Analysis  awarded by AFOSR/ Air Force Research Lab 2013 - 2016
  • Collaborative Research: Development of Super-Resolution and Real-time Optical Nanoscopy for Biomedical Research  awarded by ODU Office of Research 2015
  • 3D facial expression and visual stimuli analysis for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Multidisciplinary Seed Funding  awarded by ODU Office of Research 2014 - 2015
  • Transportation for Livability by Integrating Vehicles and the Environment (TransLIVE)  awarded by Tier 1 Multi-University Transportation Centers, US DOT 2012 - 2015
  • Breast Mammogram Segmentation and Visualization Research, Mentored Research for Undergraduate student  awarded by Undergraduate Research Program for Honors College, ODU 2013
  • Overhead Image Segmentation and Labeling  awarded by DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Lab 2013
  • A proposal for brain tumor research grant development  awarded by Office of Dean , Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, ODU 2012 - 2013
  • Digital Receiver Technology  awarded by Navy/URS Technologies 2012 - 2013
  • Innovative Computing in Engineering and Medicine Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program  awarded by Office of Dean, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, ODU 2012 - 2013
  • Multiresolution-Fractal Modeling of Brain Tumor  awarded by NCI/NIH 2010 - 2013
  • Wind River's System's University Partner Program: Workbench Developers Toolkit 2.2.2 Linux Edition 2010 - 2013
  • High Power Laser Radar System for atmospheric research  awarded by NASA Langley 2012
  • Collaborative Network for Bio-motivated Smart Vision and Pattern Recognition (SVPR) Systems  awarded by SRI, University Paris 13 2011 - 2012
  • Integration of Radar Data with Various Sensory Modalities for Robust Identification and Decision Support  awarded by Fed-Ex-FIT 2010 - 2011
  • Analysis of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Data for Glaucoma Discrimination  awarded by Southern College of Optometry (Assisi Foundation) 2009 - 2011
  • Complex Warfare Systems  awarded by Fed-Ex-FIT Center for Large-Scale Complex Systems (CLCS) 2008 - 2010
  • Wind River's System's University Partner Program: VxWorks Developers Toolkit 2.2.1, VxWorks Edition 2007 - 2010
  • Visual Pattern Recognition for Biometric and Biomedical Applications  awarded by UIC International Links Grant 2008 - 2009
  • Grid-to-grid neural networks for innovative pose invariant face recognition  awarded by NSF 2007 - 2008
  • Improving Medical Utility of Fractal-Based Techniques in Detecting Small Cancerous and Hard-to-detect Abnormalities  awarded by University of Memphis Research Foundation 2007 - 2008
  • Robot Vision: A Proposal for Object Characterization in Autonomous Tug Project  awarded by Fed-Ex-FIT Center for Advanced Robotics 2006 - 2008
  • Improving sensitivity and specificity of fractal-based brain tumor and abnormality detection  awarded by Whitaker Foundation 2005 - 2006
  • A multiresolution wavelet-fractal approach to abnormal tissue identification in brain MR images  awarded by Whitaker Foundation 2002 - 2005
  • Developing Effective Strategies and Performance Metrics for Automatic Target Recognition  awarded by ARO 2001 - 2004
  • Wind River's System's WindLink(TM) University Partner Program 2001 - 2004
  • Optics for Scientists and Engineer Laboratory Course  awarded by NSF course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) 2001 - 2003
  • A biologically inspired model for distortion-invariant recognition  awarded by New faculty research initiation grant, University of Memphis Research Foundation and College of Engineering & Technology 2001 - 2002
  • Virtual Computer Organization Laboratory  awarded by TAF Grant, University of Memphis 2001 - 2002
  • Infrastructure Development for Intelligent Image Recognition Research  awarded by ND EPSCoR/NSF 2000 - 2002
  • Content based Image Alignment for x-ray Images  awarded by St. Jude's Research Hospital 2001
  • Effect of parametric variations in synthetic radar imagery  awarded by AFRL/AFOSR 2001
  • Applicability of digital watermarking for satellite imagery  awarded by NASA (UMAC) 2000 - 2001
  • Data Analysis and Algorithm Development for Smart bearings - phase II  awarded by Timken Research 2000
  • Design and test of a Repeater for connecting 2 CAN network links  awarded by Phoenix Intl. 2000
  • High temperature SiC pressure sensor research  awarded by ND EPSCoR/NASA 2000
  • Laboratory configuration for enhanced student learning  awarded by NDSU office of the VP for Academic Affairs 2000
  • Motorola PowerPC boards 2000
  • A travel grant for research initiation on microsensor application in ice detection  awarded by ND EPSCoR, NASA SEED grant 1999 - 2000
  • An unconventional non-invasive approach to cancerous tumor detection: 3-dimentional fractal geometry  awarded by ND EPSCoR/NIH IDeA SEED Grant 1999 - 2000
  • Data analysis and algorithm development for smart bearings - phase I  awarded by Timken Research 1999 - 2000
  • A proposal for cross-compilation integration in improvement of the course: Computer Organization (COMP/EE 374)  awarded by NDSU Office of the VP of Academic Affairs 1999
  • A proposal for cross-compilation-based lab development  awarded by NDSU President's funds for faculty development and software purchase 1999
  • Applications of neural networks in traffic analysis - phase I  awarded by Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute 1999
  • Project #0011611, Rolling mills sensorization  awarded by Timken research internal research grant 1998 - 1999
  • Project #0010126, Data collection and prototype algorithm development for conditioning monitoring of automotive bearing - phase I  awarded by Timken research internal research grant 1997 - 1998
  • Serial-parallel interface bus monitor II  awarded by Rosemount Inc 1998 -
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton 1995
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton 1991
  • B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh Institute of Technology 1989
  • Full Name

  • Khan Iftekharuddin