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Professor Mohammad Reza Asharif
Prof. Asharif

Office Hours: Tuesday 15:00 to 17:00 and Friday 15:00 to 17:00
University of the Ryukyus
Department of Information and Computer Engineering
1-Senbaru, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213 Japan
Tel: +81-98-895-8681
Fax:+81-98-895-8727
E-mail:asharif@ie.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

Biography-{Mohammad Reza Asharif} IEEE(S'78-M'81-SM'98)was born in Tehran, Iran,
on December 15, 1951. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in
electrical engineering from the university of Tehran, Tehran,
1973, 1974, respectively and the Ph.D. degree in electrical
engineering from the university of Tokyo, Tokyo in 1981. He was

Head of Technical Department of IIRB college, Iran from 1981 to

1985. Then, he was a senior researcher at Fujitsu Labs. Co.
Kawasaki, Japan from 1985 to 1992. Then, he was an assistant
professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran from 1992 to 1997.

From 1997, Dr. Asharif is a full professor at Department of
Information Engineering, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa,
Japan. He has developed an algorithm and implemented its hardware
for real time T.V. Ghost cancelling. He introduced a new
algorithm for Acoustic Echo Canceler and he released it on VSP
chips. He has contributed many publications to journals and
conference proceedings. His research topics of interest are in
the field of Echo Canceling, Active Noise Control, Adaptive
Digital Filtering, Image and Speech Processing.

 

 

                                                                         <>Professor Mohammad Reza Asharif
 

University of the Ryukyus

Department of Information and Computer Engineering

1-Senbaru, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213 Japan

Tel: +81-98-895-8681

Fax:+81-98-895-8727

E-mail:asharif@ie.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

 

 

 Date of Birth  :   December 15, 1951

 

 Education     :        Ph.D. in  Electrical  Engineering, 1981, University of Tokyo, Japan.  Doctoral Thesis: gA  fully automatic television ghost cancelling by video signal processing in the adaptive recursive LMS digital filterh.

 

M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, 1974, University of Tehran, Iran. Special study of TV color system. Designed and implemented VHF frequency multiplier.

 

                               B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, 1973, University of TehranIran.

                               

Training :               Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, Kawasaki, Japan, April to July 1981. Received training in the field of Digital Signal Processing after obtaining Ph. D. degree from University of Tokyo

 

                                 Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, Kawasaki, Japan, 1979 to 1981.

Received training, facilities, and guidance necessary for the completion of doctor thesis while attending University of Tokyo.

 

National Iranian Radio & TV (NIRT), Tehran, Iran, 1973 to 1974. Received training in electronic hardware repair and maintenance in the TV & FM broadcasting transmitter division.

 

Post, Telephone and Telegraph (PTT), Tehran, Iran, 1972.

Course on Telephone Communication Systems.

 

 

Positions Held :           Full Professor, University of the Ryukyus, Dept. of Information  Engineering. April 1997 to present.

                                 Teaching Digital Signal Processing, Simulation Engineering, Digital Circuit (Undergraduate level); Digital Image Processing (Masterfs Level), Technical Reading & Writing (in English for Masterfs level Japanese students), Acoustic Signal Processing (Doctoral levels).

                                 Head of Graduate Courses at Department of Information Engineering.

                                 Member of Professors' Committee, Member of Research Council of the Faculty of Engineering.

                                 Supervising several theses at Masterfs and Doctoral levels. Examiner on several theses at Masterfs and Ph.D. levels. Making the academic  exchange agreement between Faculties of Engineering, University of the Ryukyus and University of Tehran. Supervisor professor in University of the Ryukyus for a foreign research student who is Ph.D. students in Tehran University and receiving gMonbushoh (Japanese Ministry of Education) scholarship. Supervising many foreign students at Masterfs level. Member of the director committee of the foreign students center at University of the Ryukyus. Member of  Tropical biosphere center at university of the Ryukyus. Member of Committee for establishment of Doctor course at Faculty of Engineering, University of the Ryukyus. Member of self-evaluation committee at Faculty of Engineering, University of the Ryukyus

 

                               Assistant Professor, University of Tehran, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering 1992 to 1997.

                                 Teaching Digital Image Processing, Digital Processing of Speech Signal and Digital Signal Processing at post-graduate levels. Supervising several Masterfs theses. Head of the Research Member of Research Council of the Faculty of Engineering. Member of Research Council of the Faculty of Engineering. Member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Engineering, Engineering Faculty, University of Tehran. Conducting seminar and special research for graduate students. Examiner on several theses at Masterfs and Ph.D. levels.

 

                                Senior Researcher, Fujitsu Laboratories Limited Co., Communications Processing Technology Laboratory, Kawasaki, Japan, 1985 to 1992. Research of various topics in Digital Signal Processing, Speech Signal Processing, Image Signal Processing including Acoustic Noise Canceling, Acoustic Echo canceling, Adaptive Digital Filtering, and Low Bit-Rate Image Coding. Preparing technical papers for Transactions and International & National Conferences; submitting patents and memorandums. Invention and implementation of a new algorithm for Acoustic Echo Canceling called FBAF (Frequency Bin Adaptive Filtering). Responsible for training Engineers from Universities for short training course who visiting  Fujitsu Laboratories.

                                

                               Assistant Professor & Head The Faculty of Voice & Vision, National Iranian Radio & TV (NIRT), Tehran, Iran, 1981 to 1985. of Dept. of Technical Education. Instructing various courses in the Communications field and Radio & T.V. technologies such as Communications theory, Antenna and Wave Propagation, etc. and administration of the technical education department.

 

                              Chief Engineer for Maintenance and Repair, National Iranian Radio & TV (NIRT). Tehran, Tabriz, Urumiheh, Iran, 1974 to 1977.  Responsible for TV & FM Transmitters & Relay for a continuous broadcasting.

 

Language

Proficiencies :          English:  fluent in speaking, reading and writing

                                                         Japanese: fluent in speaking, reading and writing      

Farsi (Persian): fluent in speaking, reading and writing

French : some fluency

 

Memberships:      Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) of U.S.A, since 1978. Senior Member since 1998

 

                                 Institute of Electronics and Communication Engineers of Japan (IECE), 1978 to 1981.

 

                                 Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers of Japan (IEICE), 1978 to 1992 and continuing from 2000 up to now

 

                                 Institute of Television Engineers of Japan (ITE), 1978 to 1981.

 

Awards Received:

1-      Best Researcher Professor Award received (Yen 100,000) from the Faculty of Engineering, University of the Ryukyus for papers & Conferences contributions in academic year 2008.

2-      Best Presenting Award received from APIS 2009, Okinawa, Japan by Mr. Mahdi Khosravy, Ph.D. student in my lab.

3-      Best Presenting Award received from APIS 2009, Okinawa, Japan by Mr. M.D. Hossain Foisal, Ph.D. student in my lab.

 

 

 

 

Papers Reviewer,

Conferences TPC &

International Advisor,

Conferences Chairman: Due to my long career in the filed of Digital Signal Processing, Echo and Noise Canceling, Speech and Image Processing, Communications and Robotics Engineering, I am recognized as an international reviewer for various International Journal Transactions papers evaluation and International Conferences Proceedings papers evaluation or I was assigned as a Technical Program Committee (TPC) and/or International Advisor of International Conferences. In the following the list of the name of some of these societies  such as Journals, Transactions and International Conferences are given. It is necessary to be mentioned here that each year I am assigned to some more than ten papers to review:

 

1-      IEEE (USA) Transactions on Speech, Audio and Signal Processing (each year one to two papers).

2-      IEE (UK) Electronics Letters ( since 1997, each year two to three papers)

3-      ICCf05 (Korea), Technical Program Committee (TPC)and Reviewer ( more than V papers)

4-      ASMEiUSAjJournals, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (JMSE). (each year 1 to 2 papers).

5-      ISA Transactions ( since 2002, each year 1 to 2 papers).

6-      International Workshop on Acoustic Echo and Noise Control IWAENCf03- IWAENCf01 ( some 6 papers)

7-      EUSIPCOf04  ( some Q papers)

8-      International Symposium on Telecommunications, ISTf03, ISTf05 the only International advisor from Japan, Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chairman of two sections (each year) and Reviewer (each year some 7 to 8 papers).

9-      Iranian Journal of Electrical and Computer EngineeringiIJECEj

      (each year one to two papers)

10- Scientica Iranica (each year one to two papers).

11-IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS 2002)

12-The 11th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2007 (each year 3 papers).

13-IEICE Journal of Special Issue in SIP (Reviewer).

14- Sessionfs Chair ICCIT, 2007 Korea.

15- Committee Program Chair APIS 2009, Okinawa, Japan.

16- Sessionfs Chair (2 sessions) APIS 2009, Okinawa, Japan.

<>                                17- Sessionfs Chair ITC-CSCC, 2009 Jeju-Korea.

                                18-etc.

 

Scholarships:   DAAD Scholarship, T.H. Darmstadt, Institute of Communication Technology, Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany Visiting Professor,  Summer, 1994,.

                               

                                Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS), Fujitsu Laboratories Limited Co. Kawasaki, Japan,  post Doctoral research, April to July 1981.

 

    Monbusho Scholarships, Courtesy of the Ministry of Education of Japan, for Ph.D. studies at the University of Tokyo,  Tokyo, Japan,1977 to 1981.

 

    University of Tehran scholarship awarded last three years of B.Sc. and all M.Sc. studies, Tehran, Iran, 1970 to 1974.      


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