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Majid Rabbani

Professor of Practice

Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

585-475-4205
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Majid Rabbani

Professor of Practice

Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Education

BS, Aria-Mehr University of Technology (Iran); MS, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

585-475-4205

Currently Teaching

EEEE-499
0 Credits
One semester of paid work experience in electrical engineering.
EEEE-781
3 Credits
This course studies the fundamental technologies used in image and video compression techniques and international standards such as JPEG and MPEG. At the highest level, all visual data compression techniques can be reduced to three fundamental building blocks: transformation or decomposition (examples are discrete cosine transform or DCT, wavelets, differential pulse code modulation or DPCM and motion compensation), quantization (strategies include scalar vs. vector quantization, uniform vs. nonuniform, Lloyd-Max and entropy-constrained quantization) and symbol modeling and encoding (the concept of Markov source and its entropy, context modeling, variable length coding techniques such as Huffman and arithmetic coding and Golomb-Rice coding). This course studies all of these fundamental concepts in great detail in addition to their practical applications in leading image and video coding standards. The study cases include a comprehensive review of the JPEG lossless compression standard (based on pixel prediction and Huffman coding), the JPEG lossy compression standard (based on DCT and Huffman coding), a detailed study of wavelet decomposition and a brief overview of the MPEG family of standards (employing motion compensation in addition to aforementioned techniques).
EEEE-602
3 Credits
In this course the student is introduced to random variables and stochastic processes. Topics covered are probability theory, conditional probability and Bayes theorem, discrete and continuous random variables, distribution and density functions, moments and characteristic functions, functions of one and several random variables, Gaussian random variables and the central limit theorem, estimation theory , random processes, stationarity and ergodicity, auto correlation, cross-correlation and power spectrum density, response of linear prediction, Wiener filtering, elements of detection, matched filters.
EEEE-678
3 Credits
In this course, the student is introduced to the concept of multi rate signal processing, Poly phase Decomposition, Transform Analysis, Filter Design with emphasis on Linear Phase Response, and Discrete Fourier Transforms. Topics covered are: Z- Transforms, Sampling, Transform Analysis of Linear Time Invariant Systems, Filter Design Techniques, Discrete Fourier Transforms (DFT), Fast Algorithms for implementing the DFT including Radix 2, Radix 4 and Mixed Radix Algorithms, Quantization Effects in Discrete Systems and Fourier Analysis of Signals.
EEEE-281
3 Credits
Covers basics of DC circuit analysis starting with the definition of voltage, current, resistance, power and energy. Linearity and superposition, together with Kirchhoff's laws, are applied to analysis of circuits having series, parallel and other combinations of circuit elements. Thevenin, Norton and maximum power transfer theorems are proved and applied. Circuits with ideal op-amps are introduced. Inductance and capacitance are introduced and the transient response of RL, RC and RLC circuits to step inputs is established. Practical aspects of the properties of passive devices and batteries are discussed, as are the characteristics of battery-powered circuitry. The laboratory component incorporates use of both computer and manually controlled instrumentation including power supplies, signal generators and oscilloscopes to reinforce concepts discussed in class as well as circuit design and simulation software.
EEEE-779
3 Credits
This is an introductory course in digital image processing. The course begins with a study of two dimensional (2D) signal processing and transform methods with applications to images. Image sampling is discussed extensively followed by gray level description of images and methods of contrast manipulation including linear/nonlinear transformations, histogram equalization and specification. Image smoothing techniques are considered including spatial and frequency domain low pass filtering, AD-HOC methods of noise removal and median filtering. Following this, methods of image sharpening are studied including derivatives and high pass filtering. Edge and line detection algorithms are discussed using masks and Hough transforms. Finally, methods of image segmentation, restoration, compression and reconstruction are also discussed. Several extensive computer lab assignments are required.
EEEE-670
3 Credits
This course provides a rigorous introduction to the principles and applications of pattern recognition. The topics covered include maximum likelihood, maximum a posteriori probability, Bayesian decision theory, nearest-neighbor techniques, linear discriminant functions, and clustering. Parameter estimation and supervised learning as well as principles of feature selection, generation and extraction techniques, and utilization of neural nets are included. Applications to face recognition, classification, segmentation, etc. are discussed throughout the course.