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Jafar Saniie

Jafar Saniie (IEEE Life Fellow for contributions to ultrasonic signal processing for detection, estimation, and imaging) received his B.S. degree with high honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1974. He received his M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering in 1977 from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1981 from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. In 1981 Dr. Saniie joined the Department of Applied Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland, to research photothermal and photoacoustic imaging. Since 1983 he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology where he is the Department Chair, the Filmer Endowed Chair Professor, and Director of Embedded Computing and Signal Processing (ECASP) Research Laboratory ( ). Dr. Saniie's research interests and activities are in ultrasonic signal and image processing, ultrasonic software-defined communication, artificial intelligence and machine learning, statistical pattern recognition, estimation and detection, data compression, time-frequency analysis, embedded digital systems, system-on-chip hardware/software co-design, Internet of things, computer vision, and deep learning, and ultrasonic nondestructive testing and imaging. Dr. Saniie has been a Technical Program Committee member of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium since 1987 (The Chair of Sensors, NDE and Industrial Applications Group, 2004-2013), Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control since 1994, the Lead Guest Editor for the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (UFFC) Special Issue on Ultrasonics and Ferroelectrics (August 2014), the IEEE UFFC Special Issue on Novel Embedded Systems for Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing (July 2012), and Special Issue on Advances in Acoustic Sensing, Imaging, and Signal Processing published in the Journal of Advances in Acoustics and Vibration, 2013. Dr. Saniie was the General Chair for the 2014 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium in Chicago. He has served as the IEEE UFFC Ultrasonics Awards Chair since 2018. He served as the Ultrasonics Vice President of the IEEE UFFC Society (2014-2017). He has over 370 publications and has supervised 37 Ph.D. dissertations, and 22 MS Theses to completion. Dr. Saniie received the 2007 University (Illinois Institute of Technology) Excellence in Teaching Award.

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