Ashraf Zaher

Kuwait University Kuwait

Dr. Ashraf Zaher joined AUK in the AY13/14 and is currently the Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). He was awarded both his B.Eng. (Honors) in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 1988 and his M.Eng. in Automatic Control Engineering in 1994 from Mansoura University, Egypt. He received his first Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Oakland University, Michigan, USA in 2001, and his second Ph.D. in Control Engineering from Oakland /Mansoura Universities (joint supervision) in 2004.He is a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the ECE Department and he was the chair of the College Curriculum Committee for CAS, and a member in the ABET Steering Committee for both the ECE and the CSIS Departments. Within the ECE Department, he is the chair of the Course Assessment Committee, the Assessment and Curriculum Committee, Budget Committee and the ABET Accreditation Committee. Before joining AUK, he was an Associate Professor in Kuwait University for nine years in the Engineering Physics program, Department of Physics, College of Sciences. He was a research scholar and a visiting assistant professor at Oakland University, Electrical and Systems Engineering department from January 1998 until August 2002. During his stay in USA, he worked with both General Motors and Valeo Automotive, Michigan, USA, as a consultant and programmer in their research and development branches. He participated in many projects, received many grants, and published several technical reports in the field of virtual engineering applications in the Automotive industry. In addition, he was among the training team for ALBA Company in Bahrain, when he worked in Bahrain Training Institute in 1995. Dr. Ashraf has plenty of publications in both international journals and conferences and is an associate editor in the American Control Conferences, as well as a reviewer in many periodicals. His research interests include virtual engineering, nonlinear dynamics, hybrid signal processing, engineering physics, and chaos. He is a member of IEEE, AACC and AIP.

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The signal processing task is a very critical issue in the majority of new technological inventions and challenges in a variety of applications in both science and engineering fields. Classical signal processing techniques have largely worked with mathematical models that are linear, local, stationary, and Gaussian. They have always favored closed-form tractability over real-world accuracy. These constraints were imposed by the lack of powerful computing tools. During the last few decades, signal processing theories, developments, and applications have matured rapidly and now include tools from many areas of mathematics, computer science, physics, and engineering. This book is targeted primarily toward both students and researchers who want to be exposed to a wide variety of signal processing techniques and algorithms. It includes 27 chapters that can be categorized into five different areas depending on the application at hand. These five categories are ordered to address image processing, speech processing, communication systems, time-series analysis, and educational packages respectively. The book has the advantage of providing a collection of applications that are completely independent and self-contained; thus, the interested reader can choose any chapter and skip to another without losing continuity.

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