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Dr.Yasser Ismail

  • Dr. Yasser Ismail
  • Associate Professor
  • Electrical Engineering Department
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  • Phone: (225) 771-4672
  • Office: Pinchback, Room 424

Dr. Yasser Ismail received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Mansoura University – Egypt in 1999 and 2002. Dr. Ismail received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from University of Louisiana at Lafayette - USA in 2007 and 2010. He worked as an assistant professor at Umm Al-Qura University - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, University of Bahrain - Kingdom of Bahrain, Mansoura University – Egypt, and Zewail City of Science and Technology – Egypt. Dr. Ismail joined the Electrical Engineering Department at Southern University and A&M College (SU) in August 2017. He worked as an assistant professor at five (5) international universities. His areas of expertise are Smart traffic-based machine learning systems design, Internet of Video Things (IoVT), digital video processing algorithms/architectures levels, VLSI and FPGA design (low-power and high-speed performance embedded systems), and wireless and digital communication systems. Dr. Ismail has published two (2) books, four (4) book chapters, and over fifty (50) articles in high-ranked journals and conferences. He served as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed conferences and journals. He served as a session chair and as a member of the organizing committee of several international conferences. Dr. Ismail served as a member of several Editorial Boards 2018 – present. He also served as an NSF panel reviewer 2019 – present. He served as a PI and Co-PI of twelve (12) funded grants from NSF, State, and international fund agencies. He was awarded the Southern University “Best Researcher Award” for the year 2019. Dr. Ismail participated and organized several STEM programs and activities for the undergraduate and K-12 students at the College of Sciences and Engineering and magnet high schools. He successfully supervised ten (10) graduated master's students and two (2) Ph.D. students. Dr. Ismail developed the curriculum of three (3) new courses at the College of Sciences and Engineering, SU. He worked as an external moderator for some courses at the University of Bahrain (UoB) – 2020.


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Research Interests:
  • Smart traffic-Based Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML): Develop smart systems-based Deep Learning algorithms that can automatically count different objects. Such systems and algorithms are very helpful in designing new smart cities.
  • Internet of Video Things (IoVT): Design video surveillance systems, for homeland security applications that match the allowed hardware complexity of the Internet of Video Things (IoVT) infrastructure.
  • Digital Video Processing Algorithms/Architectures levels: Develop video processing algorithms and architectures. My research involves Video Compression algorithms and architectures, specifically Motion Estimation and Compensation, DCT transform, and Vector Quantization.
  • VLSI and FPGA Design (Low-Power and High-Speed Performance Embedded Systems): Design video systems taking into consideration optimizing the encoding speed and study the effect on both the area and power consumption of the designed systems. Systems are tested and implemented in either FPGA or ASIC flow design.
  • Wireless and Digital Communication Systems: Design several techniques and systems that help in compressing the transmitted bit-rate of a speech signal over wireless communication channels
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