Al-Ghaib, Huda Ali
Title:
Assistant Professor - Computer Engineering
Office:
CS520t
Phone:
(801) 863-5599
Mail Code:
129
Last Updated: 7/25/17 -

1. Experiences

1.1. Assistant Professor

Computer Science Department

Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

August 2015 - Present

Responsibilities:

‪- Researcher in digital image processing applications in the medical field


- Teaching junior and senior students courses in computer engineering and computer science


- Develop curriculum for Master's program in digital image processing and pattern recognition

- Member of ABET committee for the computer engineering program

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Member of the Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities (URSCA)


- Member of the Scholarly and Creative Activities Council (SCAC)
Member of the Power Dynamics and Developing Student Metacognition

- 
Journal papers reviewer

 1.2. Graduate Teaching Assistant

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama

August 2011 - May 2015 

Responsibilities:

Assisted with Graduate Courses:

- Digital Image Processing: Review of Spatial filters and realizations. Edge and wedge detectors. Derivative matrices and  different notch filters. Periodic images, their transformation and scanning, and their 2-D Fourier transforms. Rational vectors and image filtering

- Digital Signal Processing: Theory and applications of signal processing by digital techniques. Difference equations, z transform theory, digital-filter design, fast Fourier transform, quantization effects, and discrete estimation. Applications in digital filtering, signal processing, and data analysis and smoothing

- Graduate Capstone: The purpose of this course is for students to perform research in a subject gained from courses taken at the graduate level. Students are introduced to rhetorical theory, training in oral and written technical presentations on individual research, journal articles, or design projects

Taught Undergraduate Labs:

- Digital Signal Processing: Design and programming of digital processing algorithms such as DFT, FFT, IIR, and FIR filtering

- Fundamentals of Computer, Electrical and Optical Engineering: Lab work provides hands-on experience with electrical, computer, and optical systems. Oral and written presentation of projects are required. Students will become familiar with modern computational and design tools, engineering ethics, and modern library resources tools. Introduction to the fundamentals of voltage, current, power, Boolean algebra, binary arithmetic, logic gates, computer architecture, computer networks, and optics 

1.3. Graduate Research Assistant

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama

October 2009 - May 2014

Responsibilities:

Performed research in:

- Digital Signal/Image Processing

- Pattern Recognition and Medical Imaging Applications

- Information Assurance

1.4. System Engineer

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Baghdad, Iraq

March 2007 - August 2009

Responsibilities:

- Performed various administrative responsibilities in the ministry headquarters

- Participated in the design, configuration, and administration of the departmental networks

- Responsible for the network operation, maintenance by ensuring Internet connectivity, security and the proper implementation of data backup policies and procedures

- Responsible for procurement recommendations of the various ICT software and equipments

- Responsible for maintenance and administration of the departmental computer hardware

- Responsible for training staff on the use of the various computer systems

2. Education

2.1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Electrical Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama

January 2012 - May 2015

Dissertation Title: Temporal Mammogram Segmentation for Improving Early Breast Cancer Detection

Major: Digital Signal Processing

Minor 1: Computer Science

Minor 2: Mathematics

2.2. M.S.E Electrical Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama

August 2009 – November 2011

Thesis Title: Lossy Image Compression Using Wavelet Transform

Major: Digital Signal Processing

Minor: Computer Science

2.3. B.S. in Computer Engineering and Information Technology

University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq

September 2002 - June 2006

3. Honors and Awards

3.1. Outstanding Graduate Student 2014

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama 

3.2. Fulbright Fellowship 2009 - 2011

Baghdad, Iraq

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries” 

4. Attended Seminars

4.1 Hands On Breast Imaging Course by Dr. László Tabár, Scottsdale, Arizona, October 2013

4.2 Achieving Quality Imaging Digital Tomosynthesis Course by Shelly Lille, Birmingham, Alabama, June 2013

4.3 Image Processing with MATLAB by MathWorks Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina, May 2011

5. Publications

5.1 Journals and Magazines

- Huda Al-Ghaib, Melanie Scott, and Reza Adhami, An Overview of Mammogram Analysis. Accepted in queue for publication, IEEE Potentials Magazine, January 2015

- Huda Al-Ghaib, Yi Wang, and Reza Adhami, A New Machine Learning Algorithm for Breast and Pectoral Muscle Segmentation. European Journal of Advances in Engineering and Technology, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 21-29, January 2015

- Huda Al-Ghaib, Reza Adhami, and Yi Wang, Margin Setting Algorithm for Mammogram Segmentation and Registration. International Journal of Advances in Engineering and Technology, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 1927-1938, February 2015

- Yi Wang, Reza Adhami, Jian Fu, and Huda Al-Ghaib, A Novel Supervised Learning Algorithm for Salt and Pepper Noise Reduction. Springer International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics, Volume 6, Issue 4, Pages 687-697, August 2015

- Huda Al-Ghaib and Reza Adhami,  Denoising Process Based on Arbitrarily Shaped Windows. CSC International Journal of Image Processing(IJIP), Volume 9, Issue 6, Pages 304-310, 2015

5.2 Conferences

- Huda Al-Ghaib, Reza Adhami, and Hai Dinh, Improved Method of Pectoral Muscle Detection Based on Two Straight Line Fitting Algorithm. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Automation and Information and Communications Technology (IAICT), pages 64-69, Bali, Indonesia, August 2014

- Huda Al-Ghaib and Reza Adhami, On the Digital Image Additive White Gaussian Noise Estimation. IEEE International Conference on IndustrialAutomation and Information and Communications Technology (IAICT), pages 90-96, Bali, Indonesia, August 2014

- Huda Al-Ghaib and Reza Adhami, Effect of AWGN Parameters Estimation on Accurate Denoising Process. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition (IPCV), Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2014 

- John Miller, Huda Al-Ghaib, and Reza Adhami, Minimal Haar Wavelet Transform for FPGA. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition (IPCV), Las Vegas,Nevada, July 2013

- Huda Al-Ghaib and Reza Adhami,  An E-learning Interactive Course for Teaching Digital Image Processing at The Undergraduate Level in Engineering. IEEE International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL), Villach, pages 1-5, Austria, September 2012

- Huda Al-Ghaib, Reza Adhami, and Hai Dinh,  An Improved Image Compression Technique Based on Diagonal Edge Estimation. Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation (IMETI), Orlando, Florida, July 2012

- Jonathan Cross, Huda Alghaib, and Reza Adhami,  Eigenface Recognition Technique for ID Confirmation. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Ica, Peru, November 2010