Nasser Kehtarnavaz is an Erik Jonsson Distinguished Professor in the Department
of Electrical and Computer
Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas.
He was Professor of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M
joining University of Texas at Dallas in 2002. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer
Engineering from Rice University
His research areas include signal and image processing, machine
learning and deep learning, real-time
implementation on embedded processors, and biomedical signal and image analysis. He has authored or
co-authored 10 books
and more than 390 publications in these areas as journal
papers, conference papers,
patents, manuals, and editorials. Dr. Kehtarnavaz has 35 years of academic and industrial experience.
experience has included positions at Texas Instruments, AT&T Bell Labs, US Army
Research Lab, and Houston Health Science Center. He has conducted
52 funded projects as PI or Co-PI,
and has thus far graduated 30
PhD and 35 MS-thesis students.
Dr. Kehtarnavaz has pioneered and introduced
several innovative approaches for students to learn practical
implementation aspects of signal processing concepts. In his latest contribution, he has
anywhere-anytime laboratory paradigm by using smartphones as
processing boards for applied signal
processing and signals and systems
Dr. Kehtarnavaz is
a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of SPIE, a licensed Professional Engineer, and Editor-in-Chief of
Journal of Real-Time Image Processing. He is currently
serving as Chair of IEEE Region 5 Student Activities Committee,
and Chair of
SPIE Conference on Real-Time Image Processing and Deep Learning.
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