## Nader M. Namazi

Department Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Catholic University of America

Washington, DC 20064

Fax: (202) 319-5195

namazi@cua.edu

http://engineering.cua.edu/faculty/profiles/namazi.cfm

http://www.sip.ee.cua.edu

Nader Namazi was with the Michigan Technological University, Houghton, From 1985 to 1992, where he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with continuous tenure. Since 1992, he has been with the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., where he has been the Chairman of EECS from 2005-2008. He is currently an ordinary professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Modeling and Simulation from 1994 to 1996. He is the author of the book *New Algorithms for variable Time Delay and Nonuniform Image Motion Estimation* (Ablex, 1994). His research interests are in image motion detection and estimation, image sequence filtering/restoration, digital communications, chemical agent detection and classification. Dr. Namazi is a senior member of IEEE and member of Eta Kappa Nu. He is also the recipient of the Alpha Delta Gamma Teaching Award.

### EDUCATION

- Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1985.
- M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1981.
- B.S. Electrical Engineering, Iran College of Science and Technology, 1977.

### EMPLOYMENT

- December 1991 to present:

Tenured Ordinary Professor of Electrical Engineering, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. - September 1986 to November 1991:

Tenured Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. - September 1985 to May 1986:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. - March 1985 to May 1985:

Visiting Instructor of Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. - Sept. 1979 to December 1984:

Graduate teaching assistant, University of Missouri-Rolla.

### SUMMER RESEARCH PARTICIPATION

- June 15, 1993, to August 28, 1993, Argonne National Laboratory, applying image processing techniques to nondestructive detection of the contents of luggage and containers.
- May 13, 1996, to August 1, 1996, Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), applying image processing techniques to nondestructive detection of defects in composites.
- Summer 1997, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Chemical Agent Detection and Classification.
- Summer 1998, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Chemical Agent Detection and Classification.
- Summer 1999, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Chemical Agent Detection and Classification.
- Summer 2001, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Radar Schedualing.
- Summer 2003, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Robust Spectral Estimation of a Non-Stationary Signal.
- Summer 2004, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Synchronization and Detection of Data in Free-Space Optical Communication Channel

### PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

- Senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
- IEEE communications Society Group.
- IEEE Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing Group.
- International Association of Science & Technology for Development

### HONOR SOCIETIES

- Associate member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society of North America.
- Member of Tau Beta Pi of District of Columbia.

### MAJOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Application of the estimation theory to signal/image processing, communications, and control problems. Developed innovative algorithms for variable time delay estimation using MAP, ML, and Kalman filtering techniques. Developed new methods for nonuniform frame-to-frame image motion detection and estimation in the presence of noise. Helped to formulate a new approach for image sequence restoration and image segmentation. Developed and implemented new algorithms for chemical agent detection and classification.

### RECOGNITION AWARDS

- Alpha Delta Gamma Instructor of the Month of October 1997.
- The Office of Naval Research and the American Society for Engineering Education for 1997 NAVY-ASEE Summer Faculty Research Program.
- The Office of Naval Research and the American Society for Engineering Education for 1998 NAVY-ASEE Summer Faculty Research Program.
- Recognition Award for contributions as Conference Chairman for the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP98), 1998.
- The Office of Naval Research and the American Society for Engineering Education for 1999 NAVY-ASEE Summer Faculty Research Program.

### SUPPORTED AND FUNDED RESEARCH AWARDS

#### A. External Funding

- National Science Foundation, "Archival Data Extraction, Assessment, and Preservation Infrastructure", 2007-2009, $122,000, not funded.
- Naval Surface Warfare Center, "Adaptive Radar Scheduling for Fire Control Quality", 7/1/2001-10/13/2003, $75,000, funded.
- Office of Naval Research, "A Unified Signal Processing Approach for Detection, Identification, Sensing, and Concentration Evaluation of Chemical Agents", $897,322, Not funded.
- Naval Surface Warfare Center, "A Signature-Based Algorithm for Detection, Identification, and Concentration Evaluation of Chemical Warfare Vapors", November 1999, $25,000, funded.
- N.M. Namazi, "Simultaneous Image Segmentation and Parameter Estimation for Motion Compensated/Background Predictive Image Sequence Coding", The Catholic University of America Fund, May 1995- September 1995, $3k, funded.
- N.M. Namazi, "Nonuiform Image Motion Estimation using Kalman Filtering", The Catholic University of America Fund, May 1994 - September 1994,$3k, funded.
- N.M. Namazi, "A New Iterative and Computationally Efficient Frame-to-Frame Motion Estimator", The DeVlieg Foundation, June 1990-June 1993, $45k, funded.
- N.M. Namazi, "A New Iterative and Computationally Efficient Frame-to-Frame Motion Estimator", National Science Foundation, Jan 1992, $8k, funded.
- N.M. Namazi, "A New Iterative and Computationally Efficient Frame-to-Frame Motion Estimator", National Science Foundation, Jan 1991-Jan 1992 - Support for Undergraduate Women and Minority $11.4k, funded.
- N.M. Namazi, "A New Iterative and Computationally Efficient Frame-to-Frame Motion Estimator", National Science Foundation, June 1990-June 1992, $60k, funded.
- N.M. Namazi, "Application of the ML Criterion to Image Motion Estimation", Michigan Technological University Fund, June 1988-August 1988, $3K, funded.

#### B. Summer Fellowship Grants

- Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), "Adaptive Radar Scheduling for Fire Control Quality", May 2001, funded through Navy/ASEE Summer Fellowship Grant, $16,000.
- Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), "Chemical Agent Detection and Classification", May 1999, funded through Navy/ASEE Summer Fellowship Grant, $15,000.
- Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), "Chemical Agent Detection and Classification", May 1998, funded through Navy/ASEE Summer Fellowship Grant, $15,000.
- Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), "Chemical Agent Detection and Classification", May 1997, funded through Navy/ASEE Summer Fellowship Grant, $15,000.
- Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), "Nondestructive Detection and Classification of Defects in Composites", May 1996, funded through Navy/ASEE Summer Fellowship Grant, $15,000.
- Argonne National Laboratory, June 15, 1993, to August 28, 1993, applying image processing techniques to nondestructive detection of the contents of luggage and containers, $15,000.

### REPORTS

- N. M. Namazi, "Iterative Algorithms for Nonuniform Image Motion Estimation in the Presence of Noise" Final Report to the National Science Foundation, Grant MIP-8912990, Circuits and Signal Processing Program, January 1993.
- N. M. Namazi, "Use of the Kalman Filtering, Element-Sensitive CT, and Binary Hypothesis Testing in Explosive Detection with Fast Neutrons" Report to the Argonne National Laboratory, Engineering Physics Division, Summer 1993.
- N. M. Namazi, "Use of the Extended Kalman Filtering and the GML Algorithm in Thermographic Defect Detection from Noisy Images", Final Report to the NAVY-ASEE faculty summer research, Nondestructive Testing Group, Summer 1996.
- N. M. Namazi, "Chemical Agent Detection and Classification using the Radon Transform", Final Report to the NAVY-ASEE faculty summer research, Dahlgren, VA, Summer 1997.
- N. M. Namazi, "Chemical Agent Detection and Classification", Final Report to the NAVY-ASEE faculty summer research, Dahlgren, VA, Summer 1998.
- N. M. Namazi, "Chemical Agent Detection and Classification", Final Report to the NAVY-ASEE faculty summer research, Dahlgren, VA, Summer 1999.
- N. M. Namazi, "Adaptive Radar Scheduling for Fire Control Quality", Final Report to the NAVY-ASEE faculty summer research, Dahlgren, VA, Summer 2001.

### M.S. THESIS and Ph.D. DISSERTATION SUPERVISED

- C.H. Lee, "A New Approach to Image Motion Estimation Based on MAP and ML Principles", Michigan Tech. Univ., Houghton, MI, 1987.(MS)
- P.A. Bainbridge, "A New Algorithm for Time Delay Estimation Using Generalized Maximum Likelihood and Kalman Filtering Techniques", Michigan tech. Univ., Houghton, MI, 1988.(MS)
- T.J. Beukema, "FFT Implementation and Analysis of a Frame-to-Frame Motion Estimation Algorithm", Michigan Tech. Univ., Houghton, MI, 1989.(MS)
- S. N. Goksel, "An Implementation and Analysis of the Generalized Maximum Likelihood Algorithm for Image Smoothing", Michigan Tech. Univ., Houghton, MI, 1990.(MS)
- D.W. Foxall, "A New Iterative and Efficient Algorithm for Motion Estimation", Michigan Tech. Univ., Houghton, MI, 1990.(MS)
- B. Biswal, "Implementation of a New Algorithm for Variable Time Delay Estimation", Michigan Tech. Univ., Houghton, MI, 1991.(MS)
- S. Shaltaf, "Application of the Maximum Likelihood Criterion and the EM Technique to Estimation of Affine Modeled Image Motion.", Michigan Tech. Univ., Houghton, MI, 1992.(Ph.D.)
- C.M. Fan, "Image Restoration in the Presence of Noise", Michigan Tech. Univ., Houghton, MI, 1992.(MS)
- J. Lipp, "Image Motion Estimation in Transformed Domains", Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, MI, 1994. (MS)
- P. Penafiel, "A New Framework for Video Compression Using Motion-Compensated Prediction", The Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC, 1995. (Ph.D.)
- Kristine Matthews, "Image Segmentation and Parameter Estimation with Application to Image Sequence Coding", The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 1997. (Ph.D.)
- Maximum Likelihood Image Motion Estimation with Application to Image Sequence Filtering and Restoration", The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 1998. (Ph.D.)
- Charles D. Conner, "Thermographic Defect Detection and Classification from Noisy Infra-Red Thermal Image Sequences", The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 1998 (Ph.D.)
- Ahmed El-Mahdy, "Classification of Multiple Communication Signals Using Optimum Estimation Techniques", The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 1999 (Ph.D.)
- George Foster, "Restoration and Identification of Image Sequences Based on the Detection and Estimation of Image Motion", The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 2002 (Ph.D.)
- Harris R. Burris Jr., "Adaptive Signal Processing Methods for Bit Error Rate Reduction in Optical Communication Systems", The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 2003 (Ph.D.)
- Jose R. Latimer, "Cumulant Filters: Nonlinear Filters for Recursive State Estimation of Systems with Non-Gaussian Process and Measurement Noise", The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 2004 (Ph.D.)
- Vincent Cassella, "A Clustering and Principal Component Approach to Exemplar Based Machine Learning for Classification Identification ", The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 2006 (Ph.D.)
- Micheal A. Fatemi, "An Expectation Maximization Approach Multiple Model Filtering with Application to Tracking and Scheduling", The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 2006 (Ph.D.)

### PUBLICATIONS

#### BOOK

- N.M. Namazi, "New Algorithms for Variable Time Delay and Nonuniform Image Motion Estimation", Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1994.

#### JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

- N.M. Namazi and J.A. Stuller, "A New Approach to Signal Registration with the Emphasis on Variable Time Delay Estimation", IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ASSP-35, No. 12, pp. 1649-1660, Dec. 1987.
- N.M. Namazi and C.H. Lee, "Application of the MAP Principle to Estimation of the Image Motion", International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 119-124, Oct. 1988.
- N.M. Namazi and C.H. Lee, "Nonuniform Image Motion Estimation from Noisy Data", IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ASSP-38, No. 2, pp. 364-366, Feb. 1990.
- N.M. Namazi and B. Biswal, "Convergence Analysis of the Generalized Maximum Likelihood Algorithm in Two-Dimensional Space - Part I: Image Enhancement Problem", International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 110-113, October 1990.
- T.J. Beukema and N.M. Namazi, "FFT Implementation of a Frame-to-Frame Motion Estimator", International Journal on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 175-184 Dec. 1990.
- I. Miskioglu and N.M. Namazi, "Application of the Generalized Maximum Likelihood (GML) Criterion to Evaluation of the Partial Fringe Orders in Photoelasticity", Journal of Experimental Techniques, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 49-52, Jan/Feb. 1991.
- N.M. Namazi,"An Adaptive Realization of the Generalized Maximum Likelihood Algorithm in Two-Dimensional Space", International Journal on Controls and Computers, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 7-11, 1991.
- N.M. Namazi and D.W. Foxall, "Use of the Generalized Maximum Likelihood Algorithm to Estimation of the Markovian Modeled Image Motion", Journal of Optical Engineering, Vol. 30, No. 10, pp. 1486-1489, October 1991.
- S.A. Majlessi and I. Miskioglu and N.M. Namazi, "Automatic Strain Measurement in Metal Forming Processes", International Journal of Microcomputer Applications, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 108-112, 1991.
- N.M. Namazi and D.W. Foxall "On the Convergence of the Generalized Maximum Likelihood Algorithm for Nonuniform Image Motion Estimation", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 116-119, January 1992.
- N.M. Namazi and B. Biswal, "Variable Time Delay Estimation in Colored and Correlated Noise Environment", IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronics Systems, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 597-604, April 1992.
- N.M. Namazi and J.I. Lipp, "Nonuniform Image Motion Estimation Based on the Maximum A Posteriori Principle", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 520-525, October 1992.
- N.M. Namazi and J.I. Lipp, "Nonuniform Image Motion Estimation in Reduced Coefficient Transformed - Domains", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 236-246, April 1993.
- N.M. Namazi and C.M. Fan, "A New Iterative Algorithm for Image Restoration Based on Maximum Likelihood Principle", International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 6-11, January 1994.
- N.M. Namazi, P. Penafiel, and C. M. Fan, "Kalman Filter Formulation of Nonuniform Image Motion Estimation", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Special Issue on Image Sequence Compression, Vol.3, No.5, pp. 678-683, September 1994.
- C.M. Fan, N.M. Namazi, and P. Penafiel, "A New Image Motion Estimation Algorithm Based on the EM Technique", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 348-352, March 1996.
- K.E. Matthews, N.M. Namazi, "A Bayes Decision Test for Detecting Uncovered Background and Moving Pixels in Image Sequences", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 720-728, May 1998.
- C.M. Fan and N.M. Namazi, "Simultaneous Motion Estimation and Filtering of Image Sequences", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 8, No. 12, pp. 1788-1795, December 1999.
- C.M. Fan and N.M. Namazi, "Nonuniform Image Motion Estimation from Noisy and Blurred Image Sequences", International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, August 2001.
- J.C. Caron, N.M. Namazi, C.J. Rollins, R.L. Lucke, P.R. Lynn, "Blind Data Restoration and Enhancement Using an Extracted Filter Function", Applied Optics Letters, Volume 26, Issue 15, 1164-1166, August 2001.
- A.E. El-Mahdy, N.M. Namazi, "Classification of Multiple M-ary Frequency Shift Keying Signals Over Rayleigh Fading Channel", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 50, No. 6, pp 967-974, June 2002.
- J.N. Caron, N.M. Namazi, and C.J. Rollins, "Noniterative blind data restoration by use of an extracted filter function," Applied Optics, 41, 32, 6884, 2002.
- N.M. Namazi, R. Burris, C. Conner, G. Gilbreath, "Synchronization and Detection of Binary Data in Free-Space Optical Communication Systems using Haar Wavelet Transformation", Optical Engineering, 45 015001, January 2006.
- A.E. El-Mahdy, N.M. Namazi, "Turbo equalization of time varying multipath channel under class-A impulsive noise", IEE Proc. Communications, Vol. 153, No 3, pp 341-348, June 2006.
- N. Namazi, R. Burris, G. Gilbreath, "Analytical Approach to the Calculation of Probability of Bit Error and Optimum Thresholds in Free-Space Optical Communication", Optical Engineering, 46, February 2007.

#### EDITED PROCEEDINGS

- N.M. Namazi, "Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing", (SIP-95), Las Vegas, Nevada, November 1995, ACTA Press.
- N.M. Namazi and K. Matthews, "Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing and Applications", (SIPA-96), Annace, France, June 1996, ACTA Press.
- N.M. Namazi and K. Matthews, "Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing", (SIP-96), Orlando, Florida, November 1996, ACTA Press.
- N.M. Namazi and C.M. Fan, "Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing", (SIP-97), New Orleans, LA, December 1997, ACTA Press.
- N.M. Namazi, "Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing", (SIP-98), Las Vegas, Nevada, 1998, ACTA Press.
- N. M. Namazi, "Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing", (SIP-99), Nassau, Bahamas, 1999, ACTA Press.

#### CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

- N. M. Namazi and J.A. Stuller, "A New Approach to Signal Registration with the Emphasis on Variable Time Delay Estimation", Proceedings of the 28th IEEE sponsored Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Louisville, KY, August 1985, pp. 230-235.
- N.M. Namazi and K. Rohani, "A new Iteration Pattern for Time Delay Estimation", Proceedings of the 29th IEEE sponsored Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Lincoln, NE, August 1986, pp. 246-249.
- C.H. Lee and N.M. Namazi, "Image Motion Estimation Based on ML Criterion", Proceedings of the 30th IEEE sponsored Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Syracuse, NY, August 1987, pp. 1246-1249.
- N.M. Namazi and K. Rohani, "Application of the Cross-Correlation Approach to Estimation of the Noisy Time Delay", Proceedings of the 30th IEEE sponsored Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Syracuse, NY, August 1987, pp. 575-578.
- P.A. Bainbridge and N.M. Namazi, "Application of the Kalman Filtering Techniques in Time Delay Estimation", Proceedings of the 31th IEEE sponsored Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, St. Louis, MO, August 1988, pp. 969-972.
- I. Miskioglu and N.M. Namazi, "Application of the Generalized Maximum Likelihood (GML) Criterion to Evaluation of the Partial Fringe Orders in Photoelasticity", Proceedings of the Spring Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Cambridge, MA, May 1989, pp. 250-255.
- N.M. Namazi and S.N. Goksel and I. Miskioglu, "A Novel Approach to Image Enhancement Using the Generalized Maximum Likelihood Algorithm", Proceedings of the 32nd IEEE sponsored Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Urbana, Illinois, August 1989, pp. 317-320.
- S.N. Goksel and N.M. Namazi, "FFT Implementation of the Generalized Maximum Likelihood Algorithm for Image Smoothing", Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE sponsored Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, August 1990, pp. 1139-1141.
- N.M. Namazi and B. Biswal, "A New Delay-Lock Tracker Based on Minimum Mean Square Error Criterion", Proceedings of The IEEE OCEANS'90 Conference, Washington, D.C., September 1990, pp. 273-278.
- S. Shaltaf and N.M. Namazi, "Application of the EM method to Affine Motion Estimation", Proceedings of the 35th IEEE sponsored Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Washington, D.C., August 1992, pp. 1324-1327.
- N. M. Namazi, P. Penafiel, and C. M. Fan, "Kalman Filter Formulation of Nonuniform Image Motion Estimation", Proceedings of the 36th IEEE sponsored Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Detroit, MI, August 1993, pp.733-736.
- N.M. Namazi and C.H. Lee, "Application of the MAP Principle to Estimation of the Image Motion", Proceedings of the 15th IASTED International Conference in Applied Simulation and Modeling, Santa Barbara, CA, May 1987, pp. 257-262.
- K. Rohani and N. M. Namazi, "A New Method for Time Delay Estimation", Proceedings of the 17th IASTED International Symposium on Identification and Simulation, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 1987, pp. 46-48.
- N.M. Namazi, "Convergence Analysis of the Generalized Maximum Likelihood Algorithm in Two-Dimensional Space, Part I: Image Motion Estimation Problem", Proceedings of the 17th IASTED International Symposium on Simulation and Modeling, Lugano, Switzerland, June 1989, pp.311-315.
- N.M. Namazi, "Convergence Analysis of the Generalized Maximum Likelihood Algorithm in Two-Dimensional Space, Part II: Image Enhancement Problem", Proceedings of the 17th IASTED International Symposium on Simulation and Modeling, Lugano, Switzerland, June 1989, pp.302-306.
- N.M. Namazi, "An adaptive Realization of the Generalized Maximum Likelihood Algorithm in Two-Dimensional Space, Part I", Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Control and Signal Processing, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 1989, pp. 71-74.
- N.M. Namazi, "An adaptive Realization of the Generalized Maximum Likelihood Algorithm in Two-Dimensional Space, Part II", Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Control and Signal Processing, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 1989, pp. 75-78.
- T.J. Beukema and N.M. Namazi, "An Iterative and Efficient Algorithm for Frame-to-Frame Motion Estimation", Proceedings of the IASTED International Symposium on Robotics and Manufacturing, Santa Barbara, CA, Nov. 1989, pp. 120-124.
- S.A. Majlessi and I. Miskioglu and N.M. Namazi, "Automatic Strain Measurement in Metal Forming Processes", Proceedings of the IASTED International Symposium on Microcomputer Applications, Los Angeles, CA, December 1989, pp. 30-33.
- N.M. Namazi and D.W. Foxall, "Use of the Generalized Maximum Likelihood Algorithm to Estimation of the Markovian Modeled Image Motion", Proceedings of the SPIE 1990 International Symposium on Optical and Opteoelectronic Applied Science and Engineering, San Diego, CA, July 1990, pp. 233-243.
- N.M. Namazi and D.W. Foxall, "A New Iterative Scheme for Frame-to-frame Image Motion Estimation Based on Maximum A Posteriori Principle", Proceedings of the IASTED International Symposium on Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, New York, October 10-12, 1990, pp. 48-51.
- N.M. Namazi, "On the Convergence of the Maximum a Posteriori Algorithm for Frame-to-Frame Motion Estimation", Proceedings of the IASTED International Symposium on Robotics and Manufacturing, Santa Barbara, CA, Nov. 1990, pp. 1-4.
- N.M. Namazi, "A New Iterative Method for Waveform Estimation with application to Image Motion Estimation", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP91), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 1991, pp. 2417-2420.
- S. Shaltaf and N.M. Namazi, "Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Affine Modeled Image motion", Proceedings of the SPIE 1991 International Symposium on Optical and Opteoelectronic Applied Science and Engineering, San Diego, CA, July 1991, pp. 609-621.
- N.M. Namazi and J. Lipp, "A Parameter Estimation Approach to Frame-to-Frame Image Motion Estimation", Proceedings of the SPIE 1991 International Symposium on Optical and Opteoelectronic Applied Science and Engineering, San Diego, CA, July 1991, pp. 659-670.
- N.M. Namazi and C.M. Fan, "A New Iterative Algorithm for Image Restoration Based on Maximum Likelihood Principle", Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, San Diego, CA, May 1992.
- N. M. Namazi, P. Penafiel, and C. M. Fan, "Nonuniform Image Motion Estimation Using Kalman Filtering", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP' 94), Adelaide, South Australia, April 1994, pp. V229-V232.
- P. Penafiel and N. M. Namazi, "A New Framework to Video Compression Using Motion-Compensated Prediction", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP' 95), Detroit, MI, May 8-12, 1995.
- K. Matthews and N. M. Namazi, "A Baysian Approach to Uncovered Background and Moving Pixel Detection", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP' 95), Detroit, MI, May 8-12, 1995.
- C. M. Fan and N. M. Namazi, "Estimation of Nonuniform Image Motion Parameters in the Presence of Noise Using the EM Algorithm", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP' 95), Washington, DC, October 1995.
- K. Matthews and N. M. Namazi, "Simultaneous Motion Parameter Estimation and Image Segmentation Using the EM Algorithm", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP' 95), Washington, DC, October 1995.
- K. Matthews and N. M. Namazi, "Simultaneous Motion Parameter Estimation and Image Segmentation for Image Sequence Coding", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP' 96), Atlanta, GA, May 1996.
- K. Matthews and N. M. Namazi, "Simultaneous Parameter Estimation and Image Segmentation for Image Sequence Coding", Proceedings of VCIP'96, Orlando, FL, March 1996.
- C. D. Conner, N. M. Namazi, I. Perez, "Thermographic Defect Detection from Noisy Images Using the GML Algorithm", Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP-96), Orlando, FL, November 1996.
- K. Matthews, N. Namazi, B. Sonies, and B. Solomon, "Symmetry Detection and Hypothesis Testing for Tumor Localization", Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP-96), Orlando, FL, November 1996.
- C. M. Fan and N. M. Namazi, "Simultaneous Motion Estimation and Filtering of Image Sequences", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP' 97), Santa Barbara, October 1997.
- C. Conner N. M. Namazi, "Thermographic Defect Detection and Classification Using the EM Algorithm", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP' 97), Santa Barbara, CA, October 1997.
- C. M. Fan and N. M. Namazi, "Nonuniform Image Motion Estimation from Noisy and Blurred Image Sequences", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP' 98), Chicago, IL, October 1998.
- H. R. Burris, A. C. Ting, J. X. Qiu, N. M. Namazi, "Kalman Filter Based Estimation of the Concentration of Air Pollution from Absorption Spectra", Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP-98), Las Vegas, Nevada, October 1998.
- G. J. Foster and Nader M. Namazi, "Detection of Motion in Sequences Using Reduced Order Statistics," Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP-99), Nassau, Bahamas, October 1999.
- Charles D. Conner and Nader M. Namazi, "Recursive Estimator for Systems Based Upon Partial Differential Equations," Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP-99), Nassau, Bahamas, October 1999.
- George Foster and Nader Namazi, "Detection of Motion in Image Sequences Using a Reduced Order Likelihood Ratio Test," Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP' 2000), Vancouver, Canada, September 2000.
- George Foster and Nader Namazi, "Edge Adaptive Restoration of Noisy Blurred Images" Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP?2001), Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2001.
- H. Burris, A. Reed, N. Namazi, M. Vilchech, M. Ferraro, "Use of Kalman Filtering in Optical Communication Systems with Multiplicative Noise", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP?2001), Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2001.
- Abbas Fatemi, Nader Namazi, "Evaluation of Measurement Update Interval for an Adaptive Radar Scheduler", IEEE 34rd Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, March 17-19, 2002.
- George Foster, Nader Namazi, "Interpolation and Gradient Estimation of Images Using the Discrete Cosine Transform", IEEE 34rd Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, March 17-19, 2002.
- H. Burris, A. Reed, N. Namazi, W. J. Scharpf, M. J. Vilchech, M. F. Stell, M. R. Suite, "Adaptive Thresholding for Free-Space Optical Communication Receivers with Multiplicative Noise", 2002 IEEE Aerospace Conference at Big Sky, Montana, March 9-16, 2002.
- Jose R. Latimer, Nader Namazi, "Cumulant Filters ? A Recursive Estimation Method for Systems with Non-Gaussian Process and Measurement Noise", IEEE 35rd Southeastern Symposium on Systems, 2003.
- N. M. Namazi, R. Burris, C. Conner, G. Gilbreath, "Synchronization and Detection of Binary Data in Free-Space Optical Communication Sysytems using Haar Wavelet Transformation", SPIE, Denver, CO, July 2004.
- N. M. Namazi, R. Burris, G. Gilbreath, "Analytical Approach to Calculation of Probability of Bit Error and Optimum Thresholds in Free-Space Optical Communication", SPIE, San Diego, CA, July 2005.
- N. Namazi, K. Grant, R. Burris, C. Moore, R. Mahon, W. Rabinovich, G. Gilbreath, "Demodulation of Analog Data in Free-Space Optical Communication Systems using Discrete Wavelet Transformation", SPIE, San Diego, CA, July 2006.
- N. M. Namazi, R. Burris, G. Gilbreath, M. Suite, "Demodulation of FM Data in Free-Space Optical Communication Systems using Discrete Wavelet Transformation", SPIE, San Diego, CA, July 2007.

### INVITED TALKS AND TUTORIALS

- "A New Method For Variable Time Delay Estimation", University of Southwestern Louisiana, July 1990.
- "Detection and Estimation of Image Motion with Application to Video Compression", MEITRES Corporation, August 1994.
- "Fundamentals of Kalman Filtering with Applications", (Tutorial), International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP-95), Las Vegas, NE, November 1995.
- "Kalman Filtering and Smoothing with Applications", (Tutorial), International Conference on Signal and Image Processing and Applications (SIPA-96), Annecy, France, June 1996.
- "Kalman Filtering and Smoothing with Applications", (Tutorial), International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP-96), Orlando, FL, November 1996.
- "Detection and Estimation of Image Motion ", Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA, June 1997.
- "Kalman Filtering and Smoothing with Applications", (Tutorial), International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP-97), New Orleans, LA, November 1997.
- "Kalman Filtering and Smoothing with Applications", (Tutorial), International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP-98), Las Vegas, Nevada, October, 1998.

### PANELIST

- Served as a panelist of the NSF Minority Graduate Fellowship Program, February 1998, February 1999, and February 2000.
- Served as a panelist for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, August 1999.

### EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

- IASTED International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, 1994 to 1996.

### CONFERENCES ORGANIZED AND CHAIRED

- Organized and chaired the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP-95) in Las Vegas, NE, November 1995, in cooperation with IEEE Signal Processing Society.
- Organized and chaired the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing and Applications (SIPA-96) in Annecy, France, June 1996.
- Organized and chaired the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP-96) in Orlando, FL, November 1996.
- Organizing and chairing the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP-97) in New Orleans, LA, December 1997.
- Organizing and chairing the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP-98) in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 1998.
- Organizing and chairing the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP-99) in Nassau, Bahamas, October 1999.

### REVIEW BOARD

- IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.
- IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.
- IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP).

### SELECTED COURSES TAUGHT

- Basic Electric Circuits
- Probability and Statistics
- Signals and Systems
- Introduction to Linear Systems
- Communication Systems
- Fundamentals of Kalman Filtering and Smoothing
- Fundamentals of Digital Image Processing
- Digital Communication
- Digital Signal Processing
- Random Signal Analysis
- Communication Theory
- Adaptive Signal Processing
- Optimum Signal Processing
- Detection and Estimation Theory