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Jafar Saniie, Ph.D.

Jafar Saniie
Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Filmer Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Office: 

Siegel Hall 103

Phone: 

312.567.3412

Fax: 

312.567.8976

Email: 

Education 

Ph.D., EE, Purdue University, 1981
M.S., BME, Case Western Reserve University,1977
B.S.E.E. (with High Honors), University of Maryland, 1974

Expertise 

Digital signal and image processing, digital logic design, ultrasonic imaging, pattern recognition, detection and estimation, diffraction tomography, nondestructive testing.

Research 

Professor Jafar Saniie joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology in 1983. He received his PhD from the School of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University. He is currently ECE Chair, Filmer Endowed Chair professor, and Director of the Embedded Computing and Signal Processing Research laboratory.

Saniie’s research interests and activities are in ultrasonic signal and image processing, statistical pattern recognition, neural networks, data compression, estimation and detection, smart sensors, machine vision, and embedded digital and computing systems. In particular, he has performed extensive work in the areas of frequency diverse ultrasonic target detection techniques, order statistics, embedded signal processing architectures and system-on-chip design for ultrasonic imaging applications. Over the years, his research has been funded by NSF, ONR, DoD, EPRI, University of Chicago, and Argonne National Laboratory.

Saniie has supervised 32 PhD and 22 MS dissertations to completion. He has over 300 publications in technical journals, conference proceedings, book chapters, and technical reports. He has been the research advisor to students who received Bendix Award (1986), the IEEE Region 4 Best Paper Award (1986), IEEE Ultrasonics Best Student Paper Award (2006, 2013), and ECE Best PhD Paper Competition (2007 and 2008). He received the 2007 University Excellence in Teaching Award, and received the 2006 ECE Outstanding Faculty Award for Excellence and Contributions to Electrical and Computer Engineering Programs.

Saniie’s recent professional activities include serving as the Vice President of Ultrasonics (2014-2017), IEEE UFFC Society, General Chair for the 2014 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Publication Chair for the 2013 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (1994 - present), and Lead Guest Editor of three specials issues in ultrasonic imaging and system-on-chip design. He has been recognized as an IEEE Fellow for contributions to Ultrasonic Signal Processing in Detection, Estimation, and Imaging. He has received numerous recognitions for his service to the IEEE Ultrasonics Society.

Publications 

2016

  • Patient Centered Real-Time Mobile Health Monitoring System
    W.-J. Yi, J. Saniie
    E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks
  • A Comparative Study of Singular Spectrum Analysis and Empirical Mode Decomposition for Ultrasonic NDE
    Y. Lu, J. Saniie
    2016 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
  • Performance Analysis of System-on-Chip Architectures for Ultrasonic Data Compression
    B. Wang, P. Govindan, J. Saniie
    2016 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
  • Reconfigurable Accelerator Design Platform for Ultrasonic Signal Processing and Imaging Applications
    P. Gal, J. Saniie
    2016 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
  • Ultrasonic Reflectivity Function Estimation using Cepstrum Sparse Deconvolution
    J. Lu, R. Demirli, J. Saniie
    2016 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
  • Design Architecture for Patient Centered Real-time Mobile Health Monitoring System
    W.-J. Yi, T. Gonnot, J. Saniie
    Sensor Technology Tech-book sponsored by KSEA
  • Architecture of a Protocol Standard for Cohesive Home Automation Device Interactions
    T. Gonnot, W.-J. Yi, J. Saniie
    Sensor Technology Tech-book sponsored by KSEA
  • Architecture of the Reconfigurable Ultrasonic System-on-Chip Hardware Platform
    S. Gilliland, P. Govindan, J. Saniie
    IET Circuits, Devices and Systems
  • Ultrasonic Signal Acquisition and Processing Platform based on Zynq SoC
    B. Wang, J. Saniie
    2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology
  • Security Assessment for Personal Health Data Management System
    P. Wu, W.-J. Yi, J. Saniie
    2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology
  • Managing Quality of Service in Wireless Body Area Networks using CoAP
    E. Monsef, M. Gonzalez, W.-J. Yi, J. Saniie
    2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology
  • Integrated Machine Vision and Communication System for Blind Navigation and Guidance
    T. Gonnot, J. Saniie
    2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology
  • Implementation of Elementary Functions for FPGA Compute Accelerators
    S. Gilliland, J. Saniie, F. Martinez
    2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology
  • Eye Tracking using Monocular Camera for Gaze Estimation Applications
    G. Yang, J. Saniie
    2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology
  • Design Flow of Vehicle License Plate Reader Based on RGB Color Extractor
    Y. Jia, T. Gonnot, J. Saniie
    2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology
  • Architecture and Design Flow of Telehealth Monitoring System using STM32 Platform
    S. Kaki, J. Saniie
    2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology
  • 6LoWPAN-enabled Fall Detection and Health Monitoring System with Android Smartphone
    W.-J. Yi, O. Sarkar, T. Gonnot, E. Monsef, J. Saniie
    2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology
  • Matrix Operations Design Tool for FPGA and VLSI Systems
    S. Aslan, J. Saniie
    Circuits and Systems -
  • Hardware and Software Architectures for Computationally Efficient Three-dimensional Ultrasonic Data Compression
    P. Govindan, B. Wang, P. Ravi, J. Saniie
    IET Circuit and System