Nabil Sarhan

Nabil Sarhan

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

5050 Anthony Wayne Drive , Detroit MI 48202
Engineering
Room 3109

ar8660@wayne.edu
313-577-2860

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Nabil Sarhan

Biography

Dr. Nabil J. Sarhan is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Wayne State University and the Director of Wayne State Computer Systems and Deep Learning Research Laboratory. He served as the Graduate Program Director of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Chair of the College of Engineering Faculty Assembly.

Dr. Sarhan received the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University and the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at Jordan University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Sarhan is an internationally recognized expert in computer systems, multimedia, video streaming, computer vision, and automated video surveillance. His is also interested in deep learning, hardware accelerators for AI, and spiking neural networks. He has published extensively in top venues and has recently been awarded a US Patent on the design of automated video surveillance systems. His research projects have been primarily sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Silicon Mechanics, and Sun Microsystems.

Dr. Sarhan served as the Chair of the Interest Group on Media Streaming of the IEEE Multimedia Communication Technical Committee and as the Co-Director of the IEEE Multimedia Communication Technical Committee Review Board. He served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and is currently serving as an Editor of the ETRI Journal. He served as a Guest Editor and Reviewer for prestigious journals and magazines. Dr. Sarhan has been involved in the organization of numerous international conferences in various capacities, including General Chair, Chair, Technical Program Committee Co-Chair, Publicity Chair, Track Chair, Session Chair, and Technical Program Committee Member. In addition, he has participated as a Panelist in major international conferences. Dr. Sarhan served as a Panelist for the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health and as a Site Review Panelist for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Dr. Sarhan has served as a Consulting Expert in numerous patent infringement cases related to methods, systems, software, websites, and mobile apps for media streaming, video streaming, video storage, video delivery, video/audio sharing, and video recording, involving major cellular networks, mobile operating systems makes, smartphone manufacturers, media streaming, and social media companies. He has also served as a Consulting Expert in intellectual property and other corporate litigation cases related to secure multimedia products for medical applications, encryption, anonymity, and IP addresses.


Dr. Sarhan has been actively involved in international educational reform, review, and accreditation activities. He served as an external expert for reforming computer science and computer engineering programs and courses. He also served as a chair or member of numerous panels for review and accreditation of universities and programs, including electrical and computer engineering, software engineering, and electrical engineering.

Dr. Sarhan is the recipient of the IEEE SEM Outstanding Professional of the Year Award, the Wayne State University President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Sarhan is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Education

Courses Taught

  • Scalable and Secure Internet Services and Architectures: ECE CE 7650, Graduate, WSU
  • Advanced Computer Architecture: ECE 7660, Graduate, WSU
  • Computer Networking: ECE 5650, Graduate, WSU
  • Computer Architecture: ECE 4680, Undergraduate, WSU
  • Special topics on Multimedia: ECE 7995, Graduate, WSU
  • Special topics on Multimedia Networking: ECE 7995: Graduate, WSU
  • Special topics on Multimedia Systems and Networks: ECE 7995: Graduate, WSU
  • Data Structures and Algorithms: ECE 4050/CS 5050, Undergraduate, WSU
  • Microcomputer Systems and Programming: CSE 312, Undergraduate, Penn State
  • Computer Programming for Engineers: CMPSC 201c, Undergraduate, Penn State
  • Introduction to Algorithmic Processes: CMPSC 101, Undergraduate, Penn State

Research Interests

Computer systems, deep learning, video streaming, multimedia, computer vision, automated video surveillance, hardware accelerators for AI, and spiking neural networks.

Research Projects

  • Design of computer vision systems for optimizing the detection/recognition accuracy
  • Prediction of epileptic seizures with deep learning
  • Design of analog neural network accelerators
  • Compute-in-time deep neural network accelerators
  • Analytical modeling of deep learning accuracy in computer vision applications
  • Optimal control of PTZ cameras in automated video surveillance systems
  • Towards resource-efficient automated video surveillance systems
  • Efficient delivery of video-on-demand streams to heterogeneous receivers
  • Reconfigurable high-performance cluster for computing and medical engineering applications
  • Sun's center of excellence in open source computing and applications
  • Efficient delivery of video-on-demand streams to heterogeneous receivers

Publications

 

Professional Affiliations

 Senior Member, IEEE

Awards and Honors

  • Received two Certificate of Appreciation Awards from IEEE SEM Section for significant contributions to the Spring Section Conference, May 2, 2019.
  • Served as Co-Chair of the Technical Program Committee of ACM SIGMM Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV), 2018.
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation Award from the IEEE SEM Section for the dedicated leadership and significant contribution to IEEE SEM Humanitarian Technology Conference and to the success of IEEE SEM activities, July 9, 2016.
  • Served as General Chair of the Fifth IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Experience for Multimedia Communications (QoEMC 2016), Washington, DC USA, December 8, 2016.
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation Award from the IEEE SEM Section for being an invited speaker and for outstanding contribution to the success of the IEEE SEM Section Spring 2015 Conference, April 28, 2015.
  • Served as the Chair of the Interest Group on Media Streaming, IEEE Multimedia Communication Technical Committee, 2012 - 2014.
  • Served as the Guest Editor for Multimedia, IEEE COMSOC MMTC E-Letter, Special Issue on Cloud Computing, Vol. 8, No. 6, November 2013.
  • Served as a Guest Editor for Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal, Special Issue on Real-time Multimedia Computing, 65(2), July 2013.
  • Served as Chair of the Multimedia Computing and Communications (MCC) Symposium, 2015.
  • Served as Co-Chair of the Technical Program Committee of the International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communication (ICNC 2014), 2014.
  • Served as Chair of the Green Computing, Networking, and Communications Symposium (GCNC), 2014.
  • Served as Co-Director of the IEEE Multimedia Communication Technical Committee Review Board, 2010 - 2012.
  • Received the 2009 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Wayne State University, April 28, 2009.
  • Received The 2008 Outstanding Professional Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Southeastern Michigan Section for many accomplishments in multimedia computing and networking research and university teaching profession, March 2008 (at Engineering Society of Detroit Banquet) and April 2008 (at IEEE-SEM Spring Conference).
  • Received The 2007 College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Engineering, Wayne State University, April 2008.
  • Received 2007-2008 Wayne State University Research Award/Grant, March 2008.
  • Received a Certificate of Appreciation Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Southeastern Michigan Section for outstanding contribution as an invited speaker at the Spring 2008 Section Conference, April 2008.
  • Received the Computer Science and Engineering Graduate Student Teaching Award, Computer Science and Engineering Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, March 2001.

 

Other Professional Experience

  • Consulting Expert on numerous patent infringement cases related to media streaming.
  • Consulting Expert on corporate litigation cases related to networking, anonymous e-mails, and secure multimedia products.
  • External Expert for numerous university and program review and accreditation.
  • External Expert for university program and course reforms.
  • Expert, Specialty Occupation evaluation of numerous H-1B visa cases for Software Engineer, Hadoop Developer, Database Administrator, Project Engineer, and PLM Engineer positions.

Patents

 Nabil. J. Sarhan. US Patent 9,313,463: “Automated Video Surveillance Systems”, April 12, 2016.

Laboratory Web Site

 Wayne State Computer Systems and Deep Learning Lab