The Catholic University of America

Nader M. Namazi, Ph.D.

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
202-319-6153 phone
202-319-5195 fax


B.S.E.E., Iran University of Science and Technology, 1977
M.S.E.E., Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly the University of Missouri - Rolla, 1981
Ph.D., Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly the University of Missouri - Rolla, 1985

Nader Namazi was with the Michigan Technological University, Houghton, from 1985 to 1992, where he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with continuous tenure. Since 1992, he has been with the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., where he served as the Chairman of EECS from 2005 - 2008. He is currently professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Modeling and Simulation from 1994 to 1996. His research interests are in image motion detection and estimation, image sequence filtering/restoration, digital communications and classification. Dr. Namazi is a senior member of IEEE and member of Eta Kappa Nu. He is also recipient of the Alpha Delta Gamma Teaching Award.

Representative Publications
N. M. Namazi, "New Algorithms for Variable Time Delay and Nonuniform Image Motion Estimation", Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1994 (Book)

C. M. Fan, N. M. Namazi, and P. Penafiel, "A New Image Motion Estimation Algorithm Based on the EM Technique", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 348-352, March 1996.

K. E. Matthews, N. M. Namazi, "A Bayes Decision Test for Detecting Uncovered Background and Moving Pixels in Image Sequences", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 720-728, May 1998.

C. M. Fan and N. M. Namazi, "Simultaneous Motion Estimation and Filtering of Image Sequences", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 8, No. 12, pp. 1788-1795, December 1999.

J. C. Caron, N. M. Namazi, C. J. Rollins, R. L. Lucke, P. R. Lynn, "Blind Data Restoration and Enhancement Using an Extracted Filter Function", Applied Optics Letters, Volume 26, Issue 15, 1164-1166, August 2001.

A. E. El-Mahdy, N. M. Namazi, "Classification of Multiple M-ary Frequency Shift Keying Signals Over Rayleigh Fading Channel", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 50, No. 6, pp 967-974, June 2002.

J.N. Caron, N.M. Namazi, and C.J. Rollins, "Noniterative blind data restoration by use of an extracted filter function," Applied Optics, 41, 32, 6884, 2002.

N.M. Namazi, R. Burris, C. Conner, G. Gilbreath, "Synchronization and Detection of Binary Data in Free-Space Optical Communication Systems using Haar Wavelet Transformation", Optical Engineering, 45 015001, January 2006.

A.E. El-Mahdy, N.M. Namazi, "Turbo equalization of time varying multipath channel under class-A impulsive noise", IEE Proc. Communications, Vol. 153, No 3, pp 341-348, June 2006.

N. Namazi, R. Burris, G. Gilbreath, "Analytical Approach to the Calculation of Probability of Bit Error and Optimum Thresholds in Free-Space Optical Communication", Optical Engineering, 46, February 2007.