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Professional Highlights 1. Qualifications: • First Rank in Iraq, General Baccalaureate Exams, average mark 99%. • BSc (Electrical Engineering, University of Baghdad, 30/06/1983), • MSc (Electronics & Communication Engineering, University of Baghdad, 31/01/1989), • PhD (Signal Processing/ Computer Engineering, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia on 28/3/2002). 2. Research Areas and Interests: Signal Processing (SP), Electronics, Communications, Computer Science, Mathematics. 3. Recent Positions: • Research Associate, QUT, Australia, 1999-2001, • Research Fellow, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering (SECE), RMIT University, Australia, 2001, • Senior Lecturer (Permanent), SECE, RMIT, 2002-2004, • Associate Professor (Permanent), SECE, RMIT, 2005-2010, • Professor (Adjunct) at RMIT, Australia, 2010-2013 (After moving to UoK, Iraq) • Professor (Adjunct) at Bac-Ha International University, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2008-2011, • Professor, University of Kufa (UoK), Najaf, Iraq, 2010-present; • Professor (Adjunct), School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University (ECU), 2014-. • Invited as a Visiting Professor by many universities, e.g., Alcatel-Lucent Center at ECOLE SUPÉRIEURE D'ÉLECTRICITÉ, France (which was approved by RMIT in 2008 as a Research Leave Award). 4. PhD / MSc Supervision: 25 PhD’s, 4 MSc’s. • Senior Supervisor for 15 PhD’s + 1 Masters at RMIT, Australia 2001-2011: 15 PhD’s + 1 Master completions 2001-2011. PhD Theses are downloadable from RMIT website. • Second Supervisor for 7 PhD’s, 2001-2009 at RMIT; 1 at NUV, Hanoi, Vietnam. • Senior supervisor for 2 PhD's and 3 Master at UoK 2011-2014. • Currently supervising 5 MSc students at UoK. 5. Awards: • RMIT Publications Awards 2005, 2006 (also shared 2004 Award with Professor Richard Harris). • RMIT Teaching Award, 2007. • Best Paper Awards: IEEE TENCON, Melbourne, 2005; DSPCDC, Taiwan, 2006. • IEEE First Award for PhD Projects (3 times) at RMIT Annual
Signal Processing (SP), Electronics, Communications, Computer Science, Mathematics.
Digital Signal Processing
• Zahir M. Hussain, Amin Z. Sadik, and Peter O'Shea, Digital Signal Processing: An Introduction with MATLAB and Applications, Springer, 2011 (Book).

• Zahir M. Hussain, An Introduction to Digital Image Processing, Kufa University Press, 2011 (Book).

• M. Mechee, F. Ismail, Z. M. Hussain, Z. Siri, “Direct numerical methods for solving a class of third-order partial differential equations,” (Elsevier) Applied Mathematics and Computation, 247, 663-674, 2014.

• A. N. Hashim and Z. M. Hussain, "Novel Image-Dependent Quality Assessment Measures," Journal of Computer Science, 2014.

• Asmaa Nazar Almoosawy, Zahir M. Hussain, Fadel A. Murad, “Frequency Estimation of Single-Tone Sinusoids under Additive and Phase Noise,” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, v.5, no.8, 2014.

• Asmahan Flieh Hassan, Zahir M. Hussain, Dong Cai-lin, “An Information-Theoretic Measure for Face Recognition: Comparison with Structural Similarity,” International Journal of Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence, v.3, no.10, 2014.

• Asmahan Flieh Hassan, Dong Cai-lin, Zahir M. Hussain, “An Information-Theoretic Image Quality Measure: Comparison with Statistical Similarity,” Journal of Computer Science, 2014.

• A. N. Hashim and Z. M. Hussain, "Local and Semi-Global Feature-Correlative Techniques for Face Recognition," International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, v.5, no.8, 2014.

• N. A. S. Alwan and Z. M. Hussain, "Image Quality Assessment for Different Wavelet Compression Techniques in a Visual Communication Framework," Modelling and Simulation in Engineering, 2013.

• Seedahmed S. Mahmoud, Zahir M. Hussain, Irena Cosic, and Qiang Fang, “A blind equalization algorithm for biological signals transmission,” Elsevier Digital Signal Processing, vol. 22, no. 1, 2012.

• Seyed Mehdi Lajevardi, Zahir M. Hussain, "Automatic facial expression recognition: feature extraction and selection," Signal, Image and Video Processing, v.6, no.1, 2012.

• Khalifa Al-Mawali, Zahir M. Hussain, “Low Complexity Discrete Bit-loading for OFDM Systems with Application in Power Line Communications,” International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, v4, pp372-376, 2011.

• Fawaz S. Al-Qahtani, Arun K. Gurung, Salam A. Zummo, Seedahmed S. Mahmoud, Zahir M. Hussain, “Performance Evaluation of Generalized Selection Combiners Over Slow Fading with Estimation Errors,” Wireless Personal Communications, Springer, vol.56, no.2, 2011.

• Seyed Mehdi Lajevardi, Zahir M. Hussain, “Higher Order Orthogonal Moments for Invariant Facial Expression Recognition,” Digital Signal Processing (Elsevier), vol.20, no.6, Dec. 2010.

• Nuha A. S. Alwan and Zahir M. Hussain, “An unbiased channel estimator for space-time block coding under Rayleigh Fading,“ The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (Springer), vol. 35, no.1-B, 2010.

• Fawaz S. Al-Qahtani, Salam A. Zummo, Arun K. Gurung, Zahir M. Hussain, “Spectral efficiency of maximum ratio combining (MRC) over slow fading with estimation errors,” Digital Signal Processing (Elsevier), Vol. 20, Issue 6, 2010.

• S. M. Lajevardi, Z. M. Hussain, “Novel Higher-order Local Autocorrelation-like Feature Extraction Methodology for Facial Expression Recognition,” IET Image Processing, vol. 4, no. 2, 2010.

• Khaizuran Abdullah, Seedahmed Mahmoud, Zahir M. Hussain, “Performance Analysis of an Optimal Circular 16-QAM for Wavelet Based OFDM Systems,” International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, vol.2, no.9, 2009.

• Seyed Mehdi Lajevardi, Zahir M. Hussain, “Feature extraction for facial expression recognition based on hybrid face regions,” Advances in Electrical and Computer Engineering Journal, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2009.

• Seyed Mehdi Lajevardi, Zahir M. Hussain, “Hybrid feature contraction for facial expression recognition,” AMSE -B: Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition, vol. 52, no.1, 2009.

• Fawaz Al-Qahtani, Salam A. Zummo, Arun K. Gurung, Zahir M. Hussain, “Spectral Efficiency Evaluation for Selection Combining Diversity (SCD) scheme over Slow Fading,” IET Communications, Vol.3, no.9, 2009.

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