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Adjunct Professor Zahir M. Hussain

Zahir is an Adjunct Professor within the School of Engineering.


  • 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.


  • 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

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Alwan, N., Hussain, Z., (2017), Gradient descent localization in wireless sensor networks. Wireless Sensor Networks - Insights and Innovations, 39-59, United Kingdom, Intech Open, DOI: 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 , Switzerland, MDPI AG, DOI: 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, United States, Science Publications, DOI: 10.3844/ajassp.2017.828.842.
  • 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, Research India Publications.
  • 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, Research India Publications.
  • 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, Science Publications, DOI: 10.3844/jcssp.2016.464.470.
  • 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, New York, United States, The Science and Information Organisation Inc..
  • 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, United States, Science Publications, DOI: 10.3844/jcssp.2014.2269.2283.
  • 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, The Science and Information Organization, DOI: 10.14569/IJACSA.2014.050916.
  • 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, The Science and Information Organization.
  • 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, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.amc.2014.09.021.
  • Hashim, A., Hussain, Z., (2014), Novel image-dependent quality assessment measures. Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 10(8), 1548-1560, New York, USA, Springer New York LLC, DOI: 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, United States, The Science and Information Organization Inc..
  • 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, DOI: 10.1155/2013/818696.
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