Ikhlas Abdel-Qader

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Ikhlas Abdel-Qader
(269) 276-3146
A-245 Floyd Hall, Mail Stop 5329
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5329 USA
  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University
  • M.S., San Jose State University
  • B.S., Kuwait University
Research interests: 
  • AI, Machine Learning, and Computer Vision. Image and Signal Analysis and Processing for Feature Extraction Challenges and Applications in Medicine, Autonomous Vehicles, and Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Sensor Processing and Development of Hardware for Real Time Applications in signal processing, controls, Power Systems, and Smart Grid
  • General-Purpose GPU Computing, Parallel Computing, and Multithread Optimization

Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader is a professor of electrical and computer engineering. She earned degrees in electrical and computers engineering from North Carolina State University (Ph.D.), San Jose State University (M.Sc.), and Kuwait University (B.Sc.). She is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota. Dr. Abdel-Qader’s research expertise and interests include AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics; image processing, pattern recognition, and feature extraction; computer vision; general-purpose GPU computing, parallel programming, and multithread optimization; signal processing and adaptive filtering for power systems fault detection and for the intelligent monitoring and analysis of smart grid, positioning problems, and sensor-based monitoring systems; signal and image algorithms for smart vehicle, intelligent transportation systems, and ADAS; and biomedical engineering problems focusing on breast cancer modeling and detection, medical imaging systems, computational medicine, and robotic surgery. She received more than $5 million from various agencies such National Science Foundation (NSF), Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Calhoun County, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and Texas Instruments to support her research and teaching interests. She authored or co-authored more than 170 articles and technical reports published in nationally and internationally recognized journals and conference proceedings.

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