Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Western Michigan University (WMU). Dr. Abdel-Qader received funding in excess of $5 millions from various agencies (National Science Foundation, Michigan Department of Transportation, Calhoun County, WMU Foundation, Texas Instruments, and others) to support her research and teaching interests in medical imaging, image analysis, digital signal processing, and non-destructive testing and evaluation of civil infrastructure. Dr. Abdel-Qader’s interests also include retention, mentorship, and promoting engineering careers to middle and high school students. Funded projects include:

 

·          “A Hybrid Indoor Wayfinding System for Blind Users”

 

·         “Development of an Intelligent Box-trainer”

 

·          “Collaborative Research and Research Education in Imaging and Information Visualization”

 

·         “High Speed Wavelet-Based Compression and Transmission of Mammograms over Internet2”

 

·         “Detection of Abnormal Regions in Digital Mammography”

 

·         “Arc Flash Hazard- Assessment, Process Development, and Sample Arc Flash Calculations “Development of an Intelligent Box-trainer”

 

·          “An Algorithm for the Detection of Subsurface Objects in Transportation Infrastructure”

 

·         Development and Validation of a Sensor-Based Health Monitoring Model for the Parkview Bridge Deck

 

·         “Sensor Networks for the Evaluation & Health Monitoring of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Technique”

 

·         “GPR Imaging Evaluation of the Napier Avenue Interchange at the I- 94 Culvert”

 

·         “Ground Penetrating Radar for Bridge Deck Evaluation”

 

·         “Real-Time Digital Signal Processing”

 

·         “Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Motion Estimation Using TMS320C67”

 

·         “Acquisition of Networked Imaging Technology for Characterization, Analysis, and Visualization of Materials, Processes, and Engineered Structures”

 

·         “An Undergraduate Instructional Digital Signal Processing Laboratory”

 

·         “A National Model for Engineering Mathematics Education”

 

·         “Increasing Opportunities and Improving Outcomes for Engineering Students in Engineering and Applied Sciences”

 

·         “Effective Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration to Enhance Student Success in Engineering and Applied Sciences”

 

·         “Promoting Engineering Careers to Females, Minorities, and Economically Disadvantaged Middle School Students”

 

 

Dr. Abdel-Qader is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE); the IEEE Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing Society; and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. She is also a member of the Society of Women Engineer, the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the Honor Society of Eta Kappa Nu, and the Golden Key International Honor Society.

Education
Research Interests
Publications



Education

·         Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

 

·         M.Sc., Electrical Engineering
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

 

·         B.Sc., Electrical Engineering
Kuwait University, Kuwait

 

·         Registered Professional Engineering in the State of Minnesota since 1996



Research Interests and Expertise

·         Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, and Feature Extraction

·         Medical Image Analysis

·         Biomedical Signal Processing

·         Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation

·         Sensor Networks for Health Monitoring of Bridges

·         Time-Varying Image analysis

·         Real-Time Signal Processing

·         Engineering Education (Retention, Mentorship, and K-12 Programs)

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

1.       Kurdi, A., Grantner, J., and Abdel-Qader, I., “Fuzzy Logic Based Hardware Accelerator with Partially Reconfigurable Defuzzification Stage for Image Edge Detection,” International Journal of Reconfigurable Computing, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Voulme 2017, Article ID 1325493, 2017.

 

2.    Awedat. K. Abdel-Qader, I., and Springstead, J., “Prostate Cancer Recognition Based On Mass Spectrometry Sensing Data and Data Fingerprint Recovery,” Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Elsevier, Volume 33, April, 2017, Pages 392-399.

 

3.       Sanda, B., Abdel-Qader, I., and Akanmu, A., “Reducing Tracking Error in RFID Real-Time Localization Systems Using Kalman Filters,” International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR), Information Resources Management Association, IGI Global Publisher, Volume 5, Issue 3, July-September, 2014.

 

4.       Abdel-Qader, I., Krause, V., Abu-Amara, F., and Abudayyeh, O., “Comparative Study of Deconvolution Algorithms for GPR Bridge Deck Imaging,” WSEAS Transactions on Signal Processing, World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), Volume 10, February, 2014, Pages 20-31.

 

5.       Abu-Amara, F. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Chaotic Encryption Via Convex Sinusoidal Map,” WSEAS Transactions on Signal Processing, World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), Volume 9, Issue 4, October, 2013, Pages 177-184.

 

6.       Bujanovic, T. and Abdel-Qader, I., “On Wavelet Transform General Modulus Maxima Metric for Singularity Classification in Mammograms,” Open Journal of Medical Imaging, Scientific Research Publishing, Volume 3, Number 1, March, 2013.

 

7.       Alsafasfeh, Q., Abdel-Qader, I., and Harb, A., “Fault Classification of Power Systems Using Fault Signatures and Principal Components AnalysisJournal of Energy and Power Engineering, Scientific Research Publishing, Volume 4, Number 6, November, 2012.

 

8.       Sarfraz, M., Abu-Amara, F., and Abdel-Qader, I., “A Computer Aided Detection Framework for Mammographic Images Using Fisher Linear Discriminant and KNN Classifier,” Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Scientific Research Publishing, June, 2012.

 

9.       Cai, H., Abudayyeh, O., Abdel-Qader, I., Attanayake, U., Barbera J., and Almaita, E. “Bridge Deck Load Testing Using Sensors and Optical Survey,” Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Volume 2012, Article ID 493983, 2012.

 

10.    Zyout, I. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Classification of Microcalcification Clusters Via PSO-kNN Heuristic Parameter Selection and GLCM Features,” International Journal of Computer Applications, Foundation of Computer Science (FCS) Publisher, Volume 31, Number, 2, October, 2011.

 

11. Zyout, I., Abdel-Qader, I., and Jacobs, C., “Classification of MC Clusters in Digital Mammography via Haralick Descriptors and Heuristic Embedded Feature Selection Method,” Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Journal, UbiCC Publishing, Volume 6, Number 4, August, 2011.

 

12. Zyout, I., Abdel-Qader, I., and Jacobs, C., “Embedded Feature Selection using PSO-kNN: Shape-Based Diagnosis of Microcalcification Clusters in Mammography,” International Journal of Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (JUSPN), International Association for Sharing Knowledge and Sustainability (IASKS), Volume 3, Number 1, 2011.

 

13.    Abdel-Qader, I., Abu-Amara, F., and Abudayyeh, O., “Fractals and Independent Component Analysis for Defect Detection in Bridge Decks,” Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Volume 2011, Article ID 506464, 2011.

 

14.    Abudayyeh, O., Barbera J., Abdel-Qader, I., Cai, H., and Almaita, E., “Towards Sensor-Based Health Monitoring Systems for Bridge Decks: A Full-Depth Precast Deck Panels Case Study,” Accepted for publication in Advances in Civil Engineering, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Decmeber, 2010.

 

15.    Abdel-Qader, I., Zyout, I., and Jacobs, C., “Detection of Synthetic and Real Microcalcifications based on the Statistical Analysis of the Original and Highpass Filtered Mammograms,” Journal of Machine Graphics and Vision, Volume 18, Number 3, Pages 267 – 288, 2009.

 

16. Zyout, I., Abdel-Qader, I., and Jacobs, C., Bayesian Classifier with Simplified Learning Phase For Detecting Microcalcifications in Digital Mammograms,” International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, Hindawi Publishing Company, Volume 2009, Article ID 767805, 13 pages, 2009.

 

17. Abu-Amara, F. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Hybrid Mammogram Classification Using Rough Set and Fuzzy Classifier,” International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, Hindawi Publishing Company, Volume 2009, Article ID 680508, 12 pages, 2009.

 

18. Zyout, I, Abdel-Qader, I., and Al-Otum, H., “Progressive Lossy to Lossless Compression of ROI in Mammograms: Effects on Microcalcification Detection,” Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering Journal, IOS Press, Volume 15, Issue 3, Pages 241-251, August, 2008.

 

19.    Abdel-Qader, I., Yohali, S., Abudayyeh, O., and Yehia, S., “Segmentation of Thermal Images for Nondestructive Evaluation of Bridge Decks,” NDT & E International Journal, Elsevier Publishing Company, Volume 41, Number 5, July, 2008.

 

20. Yehia, S., Abdel-Qader, I., Abudayyeh, O.,  Zalt, A., and Meganathan, V.,  “Evaluation of Sensors Performance for Concrete Bridge Applications,” Transportation Research Record (TRR), a Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Number 2050, 2008.

 

21. Abudayyeh, O., Yehia, S., Abdel-Qader, I., and Zalt, A., “GPR Imaging for Bridge Deck Condition Assessment.” Journal of Bridge Structures - Assessment, Design and Construction, Taylor and Francis Publisher, Volume 4, Number 2, June, 2008.

 

22. Yehia, S.,  Abudayyeh, O., Abdel-Qader, I., Zalt, A., “GPR, Chain Drag, and Ground Truth: Correlation of Bridge Deck Assessment Data,” Transportation Research Record (TRR), a Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Number 2044, 2008.

 

23. Abdel-Qader, I. and Abu-Amara, F, “A Computer-Aided Diagnosis System for Breast Cancer Using Independent Component Analysis and Fuzzy Classifier,” Journal of Modeling and Simulation – Special Issue on Computational Intelligence in Medicine, Hindawi Publishing Company, Volume 2008, Article ID 238305, 9 Pages, 2008.

 

24. Yehia, S., Abudayyeh, O, Nabulsi, S., and Abdel-Qader, I., “Detection of Common Defects in Concrete Bridge Decks Using Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Volume 12, Number 2, March, 2007.

 

25. Abdel-Qader, I., Parshad-Rad, S., Abudayyeh, O., and Yehia, S., “PCA-Based Algorithm for Unsupervised Bridge Crack Detection,” Journal of Advances in Engineering Software, Elsevier Publishing Company, Volume 37, Number 12, Pages 771-778.  December, 2006.

 

26. Abdel-Qader, I, Shen, L., Jacobs, C. Abu-Amara, F., and Pashaie-Rad, S., “Unsupervised Detection of Suspicious Tissue Using Data Modeling and PCA,” International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Volume 2006, Article ID 57850, 2006.

 

27. Abdel-Qader, I. and Maddix, M., “Edge Detection: Wavelets versus Conventional Methods on DSP Processors,” International Journal on Machine, Graphics, and Vision, Volume 14, Number 1, 2005.

 

28. Abdel-Qader, I. and Bujanovic, T., “An Integrated Dynamic Scene Algorithm for Segmentation and Motion Estimation,” Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Number 12, 2005.

 

29. Abudayyeh, O., Al Bataineh, M., and Abdel-Qader, I., “An Imaging Data Model for Concrete Bridge Inspection,” Journal of Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 35, Number 8-9, July 2005.

 

30. Abudayyeh, O., Abdel-Qader, I, and Weber, J., “Non-Destructive Technologies and Methods in Bridge Management Systems,’’ Journal of Urban Technology, Carfax Publishing, Taylor and Francis Group, Volume 11, Number 1, April 2004.

 

31. Abdel-Qader, I., “An Undergraduate Research Mentoring Model in Digital Signal and Image Processing,” International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, Volume 41, Number 2, 2004. 

 

32. Abdel-Qader, I., Abudayyeh, O., Kelly, M., “Analysis of Edge Detection Techniques for Crack Identification in Bridges,” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume 17, Number 3, October 2003.

 

33. Abdel-Qader, I., Bazuin, B., Mousavinezhad, H., and Patrick, J., “Real-Time Digital Signal Processing in the Undergraduate Curriculum,” IEEE Transactions on Education, February 2003.

 

34. Abdel-Qader, I., “Computation of Displacement Fields in Noisy Images,” Journal of Machine Graphics and Vision, Volume 6, Number 3, December 1997.

 

35. Abdel-Qader, I., Rajala, S., Snyder, W., and Bilbro, G., “Energy Minimization Approach to Motion Estimation,” Journal of Signal Processing, Volume 28, Number 3, September 1992.

 

Conference Proceedings

1.    Kline, A., Aller, B., Abdel-Qader, I., and Tsang, E., “The S-STEM Scholars Program: A Look Back and Lessons,” Proceedings of the 2017 ASEE Zone 2 Spring Conference: Engineering Everywhere for Everyone, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March, 2017.

 

2.    Alluhaidan, M. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Retinex-based Enhancement System for Poor Visibility Incliment Weather Images,” Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI'16), Las Vegas, NV, December, 2016.

 

3.    Alsafasfeh, M., Abdel-Qader, I., and Bazuin    , B., “Multicore System for Real Time Feature Extraction from Thermal Video in Non-destructive Testing Applications,” Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI'16), Las Vegas, NV, December, 2016.

 

4.    Jaber, A. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Impact of APs Selection Scheme on Compressive Sensing-Fingerprinting Based IPS Performance,” Proceedings of the 7th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference, New York, NY, October, 2016.

 

5.    Hashim, H. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Generalized Solutions for THD Investigation in Cascaded Multicell Multilevel Converters Modulated with Selective Harmonic Elimination PWM Switching Method,” Proceedings of the 7th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, New York City, NY, October, 2016.

 

6.    Al-Moukhles, H. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Impact of APs Selection Scheme on Compressive Sensing-Fingerprinting Based IPS Performance,” Proceedings of the 7th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, New York City, NY, October, 2016.

 

7.    Abdullah, O. and Abdel-Qader, I., “K-Means-Jensen-Shannon Divergence for a WLAN Indoor Positioning System,” Proceedings of the 7th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, New York City, NY, October, 2016.

 

8.    Hassan, M. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Decision Boundary Analysis of Nonlinearly Combined Classifier Systems,” Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing, Stanford, Palo Alto, CA, August, 2016.

 

9.    Awedat. K. Abdel-Qader, I., and Springstead, J., “Mass Spectrometry Sensing Data For Robust Cancer Classification,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Grand Forks, ND, May, 2016.

 

10. Abdullah, O and Abdel-Qader, I., “A PNN- Jensen-Bregman Divergence Symmetrization for a WLAN Indoor Positioning System,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Grand Forks, ND, May, 2016.

 

11. Alajmi, M. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Fault Detection and Localization in Solar Photovoltaic Arrays Using the Current-Voltage Sensing Framework,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Grand Forks, ND, May, 2016.

 

12. Al Anssari, H. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Vision Based Monitoring System for Alzheimer’s Patients Using Controlled Bounding Boxes Tracking,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Grand Forks, ND, May, 2016.

 

13. Jaber, A. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Hybrid Histograms of Oriented Gradients-Compressive Sensing Framework Feature Extraction for Face Recognition,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Grand Forks, ND, May, 2016.

 

14. Abdullah, O., Abdel-Qader, I., and Bazuin, B., “A Probability Neural Network-Jensen-Shannon Divergence for a Fingerprint Based Localization,” Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Princeton, NJ, March 2016.

 

15. Hussein, S., Abdel-Qader, I., and Abudayyeh, O., “Morphology Based Framework for Improved Roadway Visibility in Inclement Weather Conditions,” Proceedings of the Western New York Image and Signal Processing Workshop, Rochester, NY, December 2015.

 

16. Hassan, M. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Performance Analysis of Majority Vote Combiner for Multiple Classifier Systems,” Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (IEEE ICMLA'15), Miami, FL, December, 2015.

 

17. Tong, Z., Abdel-Qader, I., and Abu-Amara, F., “Heart Sound Separation Using Independent Component Analysis,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Developments in Systems Engineering, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December, 2015.

 

18. Fattah, A. and Abdel-Qader, I, “Performance and Comparison Analysis of Speed Control of Induction Motors using Improved Hybrid PID-Fuzzy Contorller,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, DeKalb, IL, May, 2015.

 

19. Albehadili, A. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Digital Distance Relay Performance in Shunt FACTS-Compensated Transmission Lines,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, DeKalb, IL, May, 2015.

 

20. AlAzawee, W. and Abdel-Qader, J. “Using Morphological Operations Erosion Based Algorithm for Edge Extraction,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, DeKalb, IL, May, 2015.

 

21. Hassan, M. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Analysis of Multiple Classifier System Using Product Combining Rule,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, DeKalb, IL, May, 2015.

 

22. Hussein, K. Abdel-Qader, I., and Hussain, M.  “Hybrid Fuzzy PID Controller for Buck-Boost Converter in Solar Energy-Battery Systems,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, DeKalb, IL, May, 2015.

 

23. Sanda, B., Abdel-Qader, I., and Akanmu, A., “Kalman Filters for Reducing Error in RFID Real-Time Localization Systems,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Milwaukee, WI, June, 2014.

 

24. Krause, V., Abdel-Qader, I., and Abudayyeh, O., “Removing Interference from Above Ground Reflectors in Ground Penetrating Radar Data,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Milwaukee, WI, June, 2014.

 

25. Kline, A., Aller, B., Abdel-Qader, I., and Tsang, E., “Increasing Opportunities and Improving Outcomes for Undergraduate Students in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Western Michigan University,” NSF Grantees Poster Session, ASEE Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Education , Indianapolis, IN, June 2014.

 

26. Abdel-Qader, I., Lentner, J., and Halderson, C., “A Women’s Network for Mentoring Female Engineering Students: Opportunities and Challenges,” Proceedings of the ASEE North Central Section Conference, American Society for Engineering Education, Rochester, MI, April, 2014.

 

27. Maxwell, G., Munoz, O., St. Louis, N., Aller, B., Kline, A., and Abdel-Qader, I., “Building to Learn and Learning to Build:  The Baja Experience,” Proceedings of the ASEE North Central Section Conference, April 2013, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, April 2013.

 

28. Hammad, S., Akanmu, A. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Spatial Mapping Approach to Components Tracking using RTLS system,” Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Conference, State College, PA, April 2013.

 

29. Zyout, I. and Abdel-Qader, I., “An Improvement of Texture-Based Classification of Microcalcifaction in Mammography Using PSO-SVM Approach,” Proceedings of the 5th International conference on Communications, Computers, and Applications (MIC-CCA2012), Istanbul, Turkey, October, 2012.

 

30. Abukhait, J., Abdel-Qader, I., Oh, J., and Abudayyeh, O. “Occlusion Invariant Tilt Angle Computation for Automated Road Sign Condition Assessment,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Indianapolis, IN, May, 2012.

 

31. Abukhait, J., Abdel-Qader, I., Oh, J., and Abudayyeh, O. “Road Sign Detection and Shape Recognition Invariant to Sign Defects,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Indianapolis, IN, May, 2012.

 

32. Krause, V., Abdel-Qader, I, and Abudayyeh, O. “Detection and Classification of Small Perturbations in GPR Scans of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Indianapolis, IN, May, 2012.

 

33. Attanayake, U., Abudayyeh, O., Aktan, H. M., Abdel-Qader, I., Mansiz, C., and Almaita, E. “Assessing full-depth deck joint durability using embedded sensors and FE simulations,” The Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2012, Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Como, Italy, July, 2012.

 

34.    Abdel-Qader, I., Sarfaz, M., Abu-Amara, F., “Detection of Breast Abnormalities via Fisher Linear Discriminant and Nearest Neighbor Classifier,” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT'11), Amman, Jordan, May, 2011.

 

35.    Abudayyeh, O., Attanayake, U., Abdel-Qader, I., Aktan, H., Almaita, E., and Barbera, J., “An Information System for a Sensor-Based Bridge Health Monitoring System,” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT'11), Amman, Jordan, May, 2011.

 

36. Zyout, I. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Characterization of Clustered Microcalcifications Using Multiscale Hessian Based Feature Extraction,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Normal, IL, May, 2010.

 

37. Alsafasfeh, Q., Abdel-Qader, I., and Harb, A., “Symmetrical Pattern and PCA Based Framework for Fault Detection and Classification in Power Systems,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Normal, IL, May, 2010.

 

38. Yehia, S., Abdel Qader, I., Meganathan, V., and Abudayyeh, O., “Electrically Conductive Concrete for Infrastructure Applications,” Proceedings of the HPC-Safe, Affordable, and Efficient Concrete Bridge Conference, St. Louis, MO, May, 2008.

 

39. Abu-Amara, F. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Using Independent Component Analysis,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Chicago, IL, May, 2007.

 

40. Zyout, I., Abdel-Qader, I., and Al-Otum, H., “Embedded ROI Coding of Mammograms Via Combined SPIHT and Integer Wavelet Transforms,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Chicago, IL, May, 2007.

 

41. Krause, V., Abdel-Qader, I., Abudayyeh, O., and Yehia, S., “An Image Segmentation Algorithm for the Detection of Rebar in Bridge Decks from GPR Scan,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Chicago, IL, May, 2007.

 

42. Abdel-Qader, I., Yohali, S., Abudayyeh, O., and Yehia, S., “Nondestructive Evaluation of Bridge Decks Using Infrared Image Analysis,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Chicago, IL, May, 2007.

 

43. Zalt, A., Meganathan, V., Yehia, S., Abudayyeh, O., and Abdel-Qader, I., “Evaluating Sensors For Bridge Health Monitoirng,” Proceedings of IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference,  Chicago, IL, May, 2007.

 

44. Tsang, E., Halderson, C., Abdel-Qader, I., Aller, B., Butt, S., Kline, A., Miller, D., Place, T., Yehia, S., and Kallen, K., “Assessment Of Faculty Mentoring Strategies Of Student Learning Communities At Western Michigan University College Of Engineering And Applied Sciences,” Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference, San Diego, CA, October, 2006.

 

45. Yehia, S., Abudayyeh, O., Nabulsi, S., Abdel-Qader, I., and Siddagangappa, J., “GPR Imaging Evaluation of the Napier Avenue Interchange on I-94 Culvert,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, Cancun, Mexico, July 2005.

 

46. Abdel-Qader, I., Ahmed, K., Pashaie-Rad, S., and Abudayyeh, O., “A Local PCA Algorithm for Inspection of Concrete Bridges,” Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Cancun, Mexico, July, 2005.

 

47. Abdel-Qader, I., Nithianandan, N., Bruce, L., Miller, D., and Venkataraman, A., “Lossless Wavelet Compression for Tele-Mammography,” Proceedings of the IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Milwaukee, WI, August 2004.

 

48. Abdel-Qader, I., Ahmed, K., and Abudayyeh, O., “Linear Structure Modeling and PCA Algorithm for Bridge Crack Detection,” Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Milwaukee, WI, August 2004.

 

49. Abdel-Qader, I. and Bujanovic, T., “Segmentation Via Annealed Motion Estimates,” Proceedings of the IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Milwaukee, WI, August 2004.

 

50. Bourouha, M. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Cross-Layer Design of a Dynamic Resource Allocation Control for the Next Multimedia Wireless Generation 1xEV-DV Systems,” Proceedings of the IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Milwaukee, WI, August 2004.

 

51. Abdel-Qader, I. and Maddix, M., “Real-Time Edge Detection Using TMS320C6711 DSP,” Proceedings of the IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Milwaukee, WI, August 2004.

 

52. Abdel-Qader, I., Kawshif, A., and Abudayyeh, O., “Feature Extraction Using PCA and Cluster Analysis,” Proceedings of the Fourth IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 2003.

 

53. Miller, D., Dozeman, M., Westphal, G., and Abdel-Qader, I., “A Hybrid Analog/Digital Circuit for Experiments in Controlling Chaos,” Proceedings of the 45th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Tulsa, Oklahoma, August 2002.

 

54. Abdel-Qader, I., Bazuin, B., and Mousavinezhad, H., “Teaching Real-Time Digital Signal Processing: Challenges and Opportunities,” Proceedings of the 2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Montreal, Canada, June 2002.

 

55. Abdel-Qader, I. and Mousavinezhad, H., “Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Experiments,” Poster Session at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Montreal, Canada, June 2002.

 

56. Severance, F., Miller, D., Abdel-Qader, I., and Atashbar, M., “Mobile Robot Summer Institute,” Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Montreal, Canada, June 2002.

 

57. Abdel-Qader, I., Mousavinezhad, H., and Kelly, M., “Real-Time Image Processing Using the TI 6711 DSK,” Proceedings of the ASEE Midwest Conference, Rochester, Michigan, April 2002.

 

58. Mousavinezhad, H., and Abdel-Qader, I., “Digital Signal Processing in Theory and Practice,” Proceedings of the 2001 Frontiers In Education Conference, Reno, Nevada, October 2001.

 

59. Atashbar, M., Abdel-Qader, I., and Bab-Hadiashar, A., “Real-Time Edge Detection Implementation,” Proceedings of the Second IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Rochester, MI, June 2001.

 

60. Abdel-Qader, I., Mousavinezhad, H., and Ogunfunmi, T., “DSP Laboratory Experiences at the Undergraduate Level,” Proceedings of the Annual ASEE Conference, Albuquerque, June 2001.

 

61. Mousavinezhad, H., Abdel-Qader, I., Kosaraju, N., and Jeyachandran, S., “Theory and Applications of Digital Signal Processing,” Proceedings of the ASEE - North Central Section Conference, Cleveland, OH, April 2001.

 

62. Abdel-Qader, I., Rajala, S., and Snyder, W., “Motion Estimation From Noisy image Data,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustic Speech and Signal Processing, Minneapolis, MN, April 1993.

 

63. Abdel-Qader, I., and Rajala, S., “Optimum Displacement Estimates Using Mean Field Annealing,” Proceedings of the SPIE/IS&T Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Science and Technology, San Jose, California, February 1993.

 

64. Rajala, S., Abdel-Qader, I., Bilbro, G., and Snyder, W., “Motion Estimation Applied to Magnetic Resonance Images,” Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, Durham, NC, June 1992.

 

65. Rajala, S., Abdel-Qader, I., Bilbro, G., and Snyder, W., “Motion Estimation Optimization,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustic Speech and Signal Processing, San Francisco, CA, March 1992.

 

66. Abdel-Qader, I. and Rajala, S., “Motion Estimation by Mean Field Annealing,” Proceedings of the IEEE 7th Multidimensional Signal Processing Workshop, Lake Placid, NY, 1991. 

 

Technical Reports

1.    Abdel-Qader, I., Gomez, P., Bilal, G., and Hashim H., “Arc Flash Risk Assessment,” Final Report, the City of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI, Michigan Department of Transportation, January, 2017.

 

2.    Abudayyeh, O., Aktan, H., Attanayake, U., and Abdel-Qader, I., “Development and Validation of a Sensor-Based Health Monitoring Model for the Parkview Bridge Deck,” Final Report Number RC-1564, the Michigan Department of Transportation, January, 2012.

 

3.    Abu-Amara, F., Abdel-Qader, I., and Abudayyeh, O., “Automated Framework for Defect Detection in Concrete Bridge Decks Using Fractals and Independent Component Analysis,” Technical Report Number ITIA-2010-03, Information Technology and Image Analysis (ITIA) Center, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, July, 2010.

 

4.    Alsafasfeh. Q. and Abdel-Qader, I., “Pattern Recognition For Fault Detection, Classification, and Localization in Electrical Power Systems,” Technical Report Number ITIA-2010-02, Information Technology and Image Analysis (ITIA) Center, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, June, 2010.

 

5.    Abdel-Qader, I., Abu-Amara, F., Krause, V., and Abudayyeh, O., “Comparative Study of Deconvolution Algorithms for GPR Bridge Deck Imaging,” Technical Report Number ITIA-2010-01, Information Technology and Image Analysis (ITIA) Center, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, January 2010.

 

6.       Barbera, J., Abudayyeh, O., Abdel-Qader, I., and Almaita, E., “The Design and Implementation of a Sensor Networks System for the Health Monitoring of Concrete Bridges,” Technical Report Number CCE-09-01, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Western Michigan University, April 2009.

 

7.    Abudayyeh, O., Yehia, S., and Abdel-Qader, I., “Sensor Networks for the Evaluation and Health Monitoring of Bridge Decks Under the Rapid Bridge Construction Technique,” Final Report, Calhoun County Road Commission, December 2008.

 

8.    Zalt, A., Meganathan, V., Yehia, S., Abudayyeh, O., and Abdel-Qader, I., “Health Monitoring of Concrete Bridges Utilizing Sensor Technology,” Technical Report, Western Michigan University, CCE-07-03, July 2007.

 

9.    Yehia, S., Abudayyeh, O., and Abdel-Qader, I., “GPR Scans of the J-Drive Bridges Over I-69,” Final Report, the Michigan Department of Transportation-Southwest Region Office, May, 2006.

 

10. Yohali, S., Abdel-Qader, I., Abudayyeh, O., and Yehia, S., “Segmentation of Thermal Images for Nondestructive Testing Applications,” Technical Report 2005-101, the Information Technology and Image Analysis (ITIA) Center, Western Michigan University, May 2005.

 

11. Yehia, S., Abudayyeh, O., and Abdel-Qader, I., “Interstate 94 GPR Scan in Benton Harbor, MI: Culvert, Soil and Pavement Evaluation At Exit 30,” Final Report, the Michigan Department of Transportation-Southwest Region Office, December, 2005.

 

12. Nabulsi, S., Abudayyeh, O., Yehia, S.,  and Abdel-Qader, I., “The Detection of Common Concrete Bridge Deck Defects Using Thermography, Impact Echo, and Ground Penetrating Radar,” Technical Report Number CEM-05-01, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, WMU, Kalamazoo, MI, January 2005.

 

13. Ahmed, K., Abdel-Qader, I., Abudayyeh, O., “Feature Detection using Linear Structure Modeling and PCA,” Technical Report 2004-101, The Information Technology and Image Analysis (ITIA) Center, Western Michigan University, November 2004.

 

14. Bujanovic, T. and Abdel-Qader, “MATLAB Simulation of Deterministic Mean Field Annealing Algorithm,” Technical Report, ECE Department, WMU, Kalamazoo, MI, July 2003. 

 

15. Al-Bataineh, M., Abudayyeh, O., and Abdel-Qader, I., “An Imaging System for Concrete Bridge Inspection,’’ Technical Report Number CEM-02-13, Department of Construction Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Industrial Design, WMU, Kalamazoo, MI, December 2002.

 

16. Abdel-Qader, I., Kelly, M., and Abudayyeh, O., “Imaging Techniques for Crack Detection in Bridges,” Report No. CEM-02-08, WMU, Kalamazoo, MI, July 2002.

 

17. Abudayyeh, O., Weber, J., and Abdel-Qader, I, “A Survey of Non-Destructive Testing Techniques for Bridge Condition Evaluation,’’ Technical Report Number CEM-00-05, Department of Construction Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Industrial Design, WMU, Kalamazoo, MI, August 2000.

 

 

 

 

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