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
University before joining University of Texas at Dallas in 2002. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer
Engineering from Rice University in 1987.

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.
His industrial experience has included positions
at Texas Instruments, AT&T Bell Labs, US Army TACOM
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 introduced an
anywhere-anytime laboratory paradigm by using smartphones as processing boards for applied signal
and signals and systems laboratory courses. 

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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