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Malek Adjouadi, Ph.D.
Florida International University
Areas of Interest:
image processing, multimodality neuroimaging, Alzheimer basic research
Biography & Research:
Malek Adjouadi is a Professor with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University. He is the founding director of the Center for Advanced Technology and Education funded by the National Science Foundation since 1993. He received his BS degree from Oklahoma State University and his MS and Ph.D. degrees all in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida. Malek's earlier work on computer vision to help persons with visual impairment and blindness led to his testimony to the US Senate on the committee of Veterans Affairs on the subject of technology to help persons with disabilities. Malek is a founding member of the Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions. He served twice as a National Science Foundation Committee of Visitors to review programs at the National Science Foundation Computer and Information Science Directorate, with the Computer and Network Systems Division. He was an invited member to the Second Annual C.W. Bill Young Federal R&D Agency Workshop at the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., October 2-3, 2014 on the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity. As major Advisor, Malek graduated 33 Ph.D. students and 51 MS students who collectively published 91 journal and 230 conference articles. His research interests are in image and signal processing with applications to neuroscience focusing on epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease, and assistive technology research involving the design of computer interfaces and systems to help persons with motor and visual disabilities.