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Adjunct Professor Zahir M. Hussain

Adjunct Professor

Staff Member Details
Email: z.hussain@ecu.edu.au

Zahir is an Adjunct Professor within the School of Engineering.

Background

  • 1999-2001: Research Associate, QUT, Australia
  • 2001: Research Fellow, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering (SECE), RMIT University, Australia
  • 2002-2004: Senior Lecturer (Permanent), SECE, RMIT
  • 2005-2010: Associate Professor (Permanent), SECE, RMIT
  • 2010-2013: Professor (Adjunct) at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2008-2011: Professor (Adjunct) at Bac-Ha International University, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2010-present: Professor, University of Kufa (UoKufa), Najaf, Iraq
  • 2014-present: Adjunct Professor, School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University (ECU)
  • Invited as a Visiting Professor by many universities, e.g., Alcatel-Lucent Center at ECOLE SUPÉRIEURE D'ÉLECTRICITÉ, France (which was approved by RMIT in 2008 as a Research Leave Award).

Awards and recognition

National and International Awards

  • Granted the “Distinguished Academic Award” by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Iraq, 15 April 2012.

University and National Teaching Awards

  • RMIT Publications Awards2005, 2006 (also shared 2004 Award with Professor Richard Harris).
  • RMIT Teaching Award, 2007.

Other

  • Best Paper Awards: IEEE TENCON, Melbourne, 2005; DSPCDC, Taiwan, 2006.
  • IEEE First Award for PhD Projects (3 times) at RMIT Annual PG Conferences 2004, 2005, 2006.
  • Received a letter of “Appreciated Reviewer” from the IEEE in 2006.

Research areas and interests

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Alwan, N., Hussain, Z. (2021). Short Word-Length Entering Compressive Sensing Domain: Improved Energy Efficiency in Wireless Sensor Networks. Information (Basel), 12(10), Article number 415. https://doi.org/10.3390/info12100415.
  • Mohammed, H., Hussain, Z. (2021). Hybrid mamdani fuzzy rules and convolutional neural networks for analysis and identification of animal images. Computation, 9(3), Article number 35. https://doi.org/10.3390/computation9030035.
  • Almayyali, H., Hussain, Z. (2021). Deep Learning versus Spectral Techniques for Frequency Estimation of Single Tones: Reduced Complexity for Software-Defined Radio and IoT Sensor Communications. Sensors, 21(8), Article number 2729. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21082729.
  • Alwan, N., Hussain, Z. (2021). Deep learning techniques for noise-resilient localisation in wireless sensor networks. International Journal of Sensor Networks, 36(2), 59-67.
  • Alwan, N., Hussain, Z. (2021). Deep Learning Control for Digital Feedback Systems: Improved Performance with Robustness against Parameter Change. Electronics, 10(11), Article Number 1245. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10111245.
  • Alwan , N., Hussain, Z. (2021). Frequency Estimation from Compressed Measurements of a Sinusoid in Moving-Average Colored Noise. Electronics, 10(15), Article Number 1852. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10151852.
  • Mohammed, H., Hussain, Z. (2021). Detection and Recognition of Moving Video Objects: Kalman Filtering with Deep Learning. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 12(1), 154-157. https://doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2021.0120118.

Conference Publications

Book Chapters

  • Alwan, N., Hussain, Z. (2020). Energy-Efficient Distributed Localization for Wireless Sensor Networks. Cooperative Localization and Navigation: Theory, Research and Practice (389-402). CRC Press.

Conference Publications

  • Abdali, N., Hussain, Z. (2020). Reference-free Detection of LSB Steganography Using Histogram Analysis. 2020 30th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC) (Article number 9315037). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITNAC50341.2020.9315037.
  • Abed, M., Al-Asfoor, M., Hussain, Z. (2020). Architectural heritage images classification using deep learning with CNN. Proceedings of 2nd International Workshop on Visual Pattern Extraction and Recognition for Cultural Heritage Understanding co-located with 16th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries (IRCDL 2020) (1-12). CEUR-WS.
  • Hussain, Z. (2020). Energy-Efficient Systems for Smart Sensor Communications. 2020 30th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC) (Article number 9315030). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITNAC50341.2020.9315030.

Journal Articles

  • Alwan, N., Hussain, Z. (2019). Compressive Sensing with Chaotic Sequences: An Application to Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks. Wireless Personal Communications: an international journal, 105(3), 941-950. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-019-06129-z.
  • Aljanabi, MA., Hussain, Z., Shnain, NA., Lu, SF. (2019). Design of a hybrid measure for image similarity: a statistical, algebraic, and information-theoretic approach. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 52(sup4), 2-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/22797254.2019.1628617.
  • Chang, A., Memon, T., Hussain, Z., Kalwar, I., Chowdhry, B. (2019). Design and Analysis of Single-Bit Ternary Matched Filter. Wireless Personal Communications: an international journal, 106(4), 1915-1929. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-018-5729-y.

Journal Articles

  • Alwan, N., Hussain, Z. (2018). Compressive sensing for localisation in wireless sensor networks: an approach for energy and error control. IET Wireless Sensor Systems, 8(3), 116-120. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-wss.2016.0112.
  • Aljanabi, M., Hussain, Z., Lu, SF. (2018). An Entropy-Histogram Approach for Image Similarity and Face Recognition. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2018(2018), Article no. 9801308. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9801308.

Book Chapters

  • Alwan, NA., Hussain, Z. (2017). Gradient descent localization in wireless sensor networks. Wireless Sensor Networks - Insights and Innovations (39-59). Intech Open. https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.69949.

Journal Articles

  • Shnain, NA., Hussain, Z., Lu, SF. (2017). A Feature-Based Structural Measure: An Image Similarity Measure for Face Recognition. Applied Sciences (APPS), 7(8), Article Number: 786. https://doi.org/10.3390/app7080786.
  • Ali, A., Hussain, Z., Mechee, M., Khalaf, Z. (2017). Schoenberg logarithmic image similarity in Prewitt-Gabor-Zernike domain. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 14(9), 828-842. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2017.828.842.
  • Albermany, S., Nathim, M., Hussain, Z. (2017). CRADG: A chaotic RADG security system. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12(16), 4118-4122. https://doi.org/10.3923/jeasci.2017.4118.4122.

Conference Publications

  • Shnain, N., Lu, S., Hussain, Z. (2017). HOS image similarity measure for human face recognition. 2017 3rd IEEE International Conference on Computer and Communications, ICCC 2017 (1621-1625). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CompComm.2017.8322814.

Journal Articles

  • Mechee, M., Hussain, Z., Mohammed, HR. (2016). On the reliability and stability of direct explicit Runge-Kutta integrators. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 12(5), 3959-3975.
  • Razzaq, AN., Hussain, Z., Mohammed, HR. (2016). Structural Geodesic-Tchebychev Transform: An Image Similarity Measure for Face Recognition. Journal of Computer Science, 12(9), 464-470. https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2016.464.470.
  • Baqer, S., Hussain, Z. (2016). An adaptive approach for image contrast enhancement using local correlation. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 12(6), 4893-4899.

Journal Articles

  • Jassim, HH., Hussain, Z., Shaaban, HR., Al-Dbag, KB. (2015). Blurring and deblurring digital images using the dihedral group. International Journal of Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence, 4(12), 22-28.

Journal Articles

  • Hashim, AN., Hussain, Z. (2014). Local and Semi-Global Feature-Correlative Techniques for Face Recognition. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 5(8), 157-167.
  • Almoosawy, AN., Hussain, Z., Murad, FA. (2014). Frequency Estimation of Single-Tone Sinusoids under Additive and Phase Noise. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA), 5(9), 101-106. https://doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2014.050916.
  • Mechee, M., Ismail, F., Hussain, Z., Siri, Z. (2014). Direct numerical methods for solving a class of third-order partial differential equations. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 247(2014), 663-674. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amc.2014.09.021.
  • Hassan, AF., Cai-Lin, D., Hussain, Z. (2014). An information-theoretic image quality measure: Comparison with statistical similarity. Journal of Computer Science, 10(11), 2269-2283. https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2014.2269.2283.
  • Hashim, A., Hussain, Z. (2014). Novel image-dependent quality assessment measures. Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 10(8), 1548-1560. https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2014.1548.1560.
  • Hassan, AF., Hussain, Z., Cai-Lin, D. (2014). An Information-Theoretic measure for Face Recognition: Comparison with Structural Similarity. International Journal of Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence, 3(11), 7-13.

Journal Articles

  • Alwan, NA., Hussain, Z. (2013). Image Quality Assessment for Different Wavelet CompressionTechniques in a Visual Communication Framework. Modelling and Simulation in Engineering, 2013(2013), Article no. 818696. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/818696.

Journal Articles

  • Mahmoud, SS., Fang, Q., Hussain, Z., Cosic, I. (2012). A blind equalization algorithm for biological signals transmission. Digital Signal Processing, 22(1), 114-123.
  • Lajevardi, SM., Hussain, Z. (2012). Automatic facial expression recognition: feature extraction and selection. Signal, Image and Video Processing, 6(1), 159-169. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11760-010-0177-5.

Books

  • Hussain, Z., Sadik, AZ., O'Shea, P. (2011). Digital Signal Processing: An Introduction with MATLAB and Applications. Springer.

Journal Articles

  • Al-Qahtani, FS., Gurung, AK., Zummo, SA., Mahmoud, SS., Hussain, Z. (2011). Performance Evaluation of Generalized Selection Combiners Over Slow Fading with Estimation Errors. Wireless Personal Communications: an international journal, 56(2), 207-236. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-009-9829-6.
  • Al-Mawali, KS., Sadik, AZ., Hussain, Z. (2011). Low Complexity Discrete Bit-Loading for OFDM Systems with Application in Power Line Communications. International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, 4(6), 372-376. https://doi.org/10.4236/ijcns.2011.46043.

Journal Articles

  • Lajevardi, SM., Hussain, Z. (2010). Novel higher-order local autocorrelation-like feature extraction methodology for facial expression recognition. IET Image Processing, 4(2), 114-119. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-ipr.2009.0100.
  • Al-Qahtani, F., Zummo, SA., Gurung, AK., Hussain, Z. (2010). Spectral efficiency of maximum ratio combining (MRC) over slow fading with estimation errors. Digital Signal Processing, 20(1), 85-96.
  • Lajevardi, SM., Hussain, Z. (2010). Higher order orthogonal moments for invariant facial expression recognition. Digital Signal Processing, 20(6), 1771-1779. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsp.2010.03.004.

Journal Articles

  • Abdullah, K., Mahmoud, SS., Hussain, Z. (2009). Performance Analysis of an Optimal Circular 16-QAM for Wavelet Based OFDM Systems. International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, 2(9), 836-844. https://doi.org/10.4236/ijcns.2009.29097.
  • Lajevardi, SM., Hussain, Z. (2009). Feature Extraction for Facial Expression Recognition based on Hybrid Face Regions. Advances in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 9(3), 63-67. https://doi.org/10.4316/AECE.2009.03012.
  • Al-Qahtani, F., Zummo, S., Gurung, A., Hussain, Z. (2009). Spectral efficiency evaluation for selection combining diversity (SCD) scheme over slow fading. IET Communications, 3(9), 1443-1451. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-com.2008.0482.
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