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Khan M. Iftekharuddin, Fellow SPIE


Director, Vision Lab

Dr. Khan Iftekharuddin is a professor and Batten Endowed Chair in Machine Learning in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Old Dominion University (ODU). He has been serving as an Interim Dean in Batten College of Engineering and Technology since 2021. He served as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies (ADR) for 2017 - 2021. He concurrently serves as a director of ODU Vision Lab since 2011. Prior to the ADR position, Dr. Iftekharuddin served as Chair of ECE Department at ODU for 2013-2017. He received his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Dayton, OH.

Dr. Iftekharuddin has recently been cited among top 2% of the most cited researchers worldwide throughout their careers, 2020, Research by Stanford University. He is awarded Old Dominion University's 2020 Faculty Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement Award. He obtained the best researcher award from three different academic institutions: ODU's Batten College of Engineering and Technology Research Excellence Award for 2014; University of Memphis's Herff Outstanding Faculty Research Award in the college of Engineering and Technology for 2011; and North Dakota State University's Researcher of the Year Award in college of Engineering and Architecture for 2000, respectively. His research interests include computational modeling, AI and machine learning, stochastic medical imaging analysis, radiogenomics for precision medicine, biologically inspired human-machine interaction and recognition, and sensing and cyberphysical system among others among others. His lab has consistently ranked among top four teams in Global Brain Tumor Segmentation and Patient Survivability Prediction Challenges co-organized by MICCIA and NCI since 2014. He has served as the PI for over $14 million externally funded research projects and successfully led multiple national and international collaborative research projects. Different federal and private funding agencies and industries such as NSF, NIH, NASA, ARO, AFRL, NAVY, US DOT, the Whitaker Foundation, FedEx and Timken Research among others have funded his research. He holds four US patents as co-inventor. He is author of one book, several book chapters, and nearly two hundred refereed journal and conference papers.

Dr. Iftekharuddin has organized several symposiums, special sessions and workshops on Biologically Inspired Computational Vision in IEEE and SPIE conferences since 2003. He is a lead conference chair and organizer of an annual conference on Photonic Devices and Algorithms for Computing in SPIE's International Symposium on Optical Science, Engineering and Instrumentation (1999-2007) and Optical Information Processing since 2008. He has been serving as the Chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society's Vision and Speech Task force since 2007. He serves as a senior editor for Optical Engineering journal, and associate editor for a number of journals including IEEE Transaction on IoT, IEEE Transaction on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transaction on Man, Machine and Cybernetics, IEEE Transaction on Image Processing, and Artificial Intelligence Review. He is an elected fellow of SPIE, a senior member of IEEE, INNS and OSA.

Dr. Iftekharuddin coauthored a book titled, "Digital Image Processing", in SPIE's Field Guide series. He is the principal author of about two hundred refereed journal papers and conference proceedings; and eleven book chapters respectively. He us a co-inventor of four US patents. He also has two patent applications pending. He serves as an associate editor for the following journals: Optical Engineering, (2010 - present), International Journal of Image Processing (2008 - present) and International Journal of Tomography & Statistics (2006 - Present). He also serves on the editorial board of the Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization (2012 - Current). He is a coeditor for multiple journal special issues including Applied Optics, Optical Engineering, Optics and Laser Technology, and Digital Signal Processing.

He had been invited to serve as charter member for NIH's Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics (BCHI) study section (2009 - 2013) and Biomedical Imaging Technology (BMIT) study section (2015-2019), respectively. He also routinely serves on many NIH's panels in Imaging, Data Analytics, Alzheimer and Cancer, and NSF's Energy, Power and Adaptive System (EPAS), Smart and Connect Community and other panels, NASA, NSERC (Canada), Swiss National Foundation, and ARO on a regular basis. He is a fellow of SPIE, a senior member of both IEEE and OSA.


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