Dr. Abdelmalek ZIDOURI
Electrical Engineering Department
KFUPM, Dhahran, 31261
Tel. +966 3 860 3677
Fax: +966 3 860 3535
“...the instructor should be praised for his obvious interest in the students’ learning. He is liked by the students, and they consider him an effective teacher....”
Dr. A. Khathlan ADC Peer Consultant
“...During our association, I have found Zidouri to be an excellent scientific community member who demonstrated his academic and research abilities, desire to learn more , and initiative upon numerous occasions....I recommend him without any reservation...”
Professor Makoto Sato, Precision and Intelligence Lab. Tokyo Institute of Technology
Eager to transfer knowledge and experience to students and bring them into the twenty-first century using a unique combination of education experience coupled with three years’ industry background in computer systems management and administration.
· Hold Doctor Degree in Applied Electronics, Masters Degree in Control Engineering and Bachelors Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
· Experienced in use of the Internet and educational software for e-learning and online course design and delivery.
· Dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of knowledge and career building.
Education, Honors, and Certifications
PhD in Applied Electronics
Doctor of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of
M.S. Control Engineering
Control Engineering Dept,
Bachelor of Engineering Electrical and Electronics
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Dept,
Cambridge Joint Matriculation Board certification. 1979
Certified in JAVA Programming and Introduction to SQL & PL/SQL under Oracle Academic Initiative Program.
Plan and instruct each subject area using wide variety of teaching aids, motivational and implementation strategies to engage students in active learning.
Incorporate learning modality principles into classroom and individual instruction. Develop and conduct surveys to enhance and improve course content delivery effectiveness and motivation.
Implement technological approaches to subject material. Research educational resources on the Internet. Assist novice students with information retrieval.
Pattern Recognition and Signal Processing
· Character Recognition and Segmentation
· Document Image Analysis and Understanding
· Pattern Classification
· Image and Data Compression
· Run Length Coding
Experienced Advisor and Facilitator
Supervised and conducted various senior projects and Master
Thesis in Electrical Engineering Department and Information and Computer
Science. In industry, Instructed corporate personnel in use of various
software applications, desktop publishing, and drafting programs for
conversion from manual typesetting and drafting to computer assisted methods.
Designed the network expansion and managed the Local Area Network of DTP
· Working knowledge of the Internet
· System installations and debugging; terminal/printer operations
Professional Development in Academia
· Assistant Professor, EE Dept, September 1999 to present
· Student Advisor, EE Dept., September 1999 to present
· Associate Visiting Scholar, Fall 1995
Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of
· Assistant Professor, September 1984 to April 1991
Department of Electronics,
Computer Systems Management
· Network Administrator, January 1997 to August 1999,
Torindo Co., LTD.
· System Engineer, January 1996
Torindo Co., LTD.
· System Administrator and Postmaster, December 1998
Torindo Co., LTD.
IEEE Society Senior Member
Signal Processing Society
Engineering Education Society
Funded Research Projects
Automatic Text Recognition: A Need In Arabization
Journals and Book Chapters:
 S. Chinveeraphan, A. B. C. Zidouri, and M. Sato, "Fast Algorithms for Minimum Covering Run Expression,'' IEICE Trans. Inf. \&. Syst., Vol.E77--D, no. 3, pp. 317--325, March 1994.
 A. Zidouri,
 S. Chinveeraphan, A. B. C. Zidouri, and M. Sato, “Modified Minimum Covering Run Expression of Binary Document Images,'' IEICE Trans. Inf. &. Syst., vol. E78-D, no.4, pp.503--507, April, 1995
 A. Zidouri,
 A. Zidouri, K. Nako, R. Takamatsu, and M. Sato, “A New Character Segmentation Method for Handwritten Documents Based on Multi-scale Analysis”, IIEEJ Journal, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 216—223, March 1995. (In Japanese)
 M. Sarfraz, A. Zidouri and N. Nawaz “On Offline Arabic Character Recognition”, Computer-Aided Intelligent Recognition Techniques and Applications. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd ISBN: 0-470-09414-1, 2005.
 M. Sarfraz, A. Zidouri, and S. A. Shahab, “A Novel Approach for Skew Estimation of Document Images", Journal of Pattern Recognition Analysis and Machine Intelligence, December 2005.
 A. Zidouri and M. Sarfraz, “Multi-Font Arabic Character Recognition” Journal of Pattern Recognition Analysis and Machine Intelligence, December 2005.
 A. Zidouri, “ORAN System: a basis for an Arabic OCR”, The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran Saudi Arabia, Vol. 31 -1B, April, 2006.
 A. Zerguine and A. Zidouri, “Decision Feedback Equalization Based on a Controlled Mixed l2 - lp Norm Adaptive Algorithm”, Accepted June 2006.
 K. mahmood, A. Zidouri and A. Zerguine, “Convergence Behaviour Of An RLS-Based Neural Network Equalizer” Signal processing, Accepted June 2006.
 A. Alawami, W. Saif, A. Zerguine, A. Zidouri, and L. Cheded “A DFE-based Particle Swarm Algorithm”, IEEE Signal Processing, Submitted, August 2006
 S. Chinveeraphan, A. Zidouri, and M. Sato, “A New Expression Method of Document Images Based on Maximum Matching of Bipartite Graph,'' in Proc. IIEEJ 20th Annual Meeting and Advanced Session, (Tokyo), p.A6, June 9--11 1992
 A. B. C. Zidouri, S. Chinveeraphan, and M. Sato, “A Strokeness Index by MCR Expression for Document Image,'' in Proc. the 1992 IEICE Fall Conf., (Tokyo), pp. D--221, Sept.27--30 1992
 A. Zidouri, S. Chinveeraphan, and M. Sato, “A Stroke Index For Document Image Analysis Based on The MCR Expression Method,'' in Proc.MVA'92 IAPR Workshop on Machine Vision Applications, (Tokyo), pp.503--506, Dec.7--9 1992
 A. Zidouri,
 A. Zidouri, S. Chinveeraphan, and M. Sato, “Arabic Document Image Understanding by MCR expression Method,'' in Proc. ICSS'94 Int. Conf. Signals and Systems, (Algiers), pp.23--27, Sept.24--26 1994
 A. Zidouri, S. Chinveeraphan, and M.
Sato, ``Structural Features by MCR Expression Applied to Printed Arabic
Character Recognition'' in 8th Int. Conf. on Image Analysis and Processing},
 S. Chinveeraphan, A. Zidouri, and M.
Sato, “Stroke Representation by Modified MCR Expression as a Structural
Feature for Recognition,'' in Proc. IWFHR—IV @ 4th Int. Workshop on Frontiers
of Handwriting Recognition, (
 S. Chinveeraphan, A. Zidouri, and M. Sato, ``Stroke Extraction as a Basis for Structural Analysis of Document Images by Modified MCR Expression,'' in Proc. MVA'94 IAPR Workshop on Machine Vision Applications, (Tokyo), pp.135--138, Dec.13--15 1994
 S. Chinveeraphan, A. B. C. Zidouri, and M. Sato, “Fast Algorithms for MCR Expression,'' PRU 93--135, IEICE Technical Report, Feb. 1993
Zidouri, “A Structural Description of
Binary Document Images: Application for Arabic Character Recognition”
 A. Zidouri and M. Sarfraz, “On Optical Character Recognition Of Arabic Text”, The 6th Saudi Engineering Conference, KFUPM, Dhahran, December 2002, Vol. 4. pp.109-118.
 A. Zidouri and M. Sarfraz, Progress Report I for Research Project EE/Autotext/232 “Automatic Text Recognition: A Need in Arabization” October 2002
 A. Zidouri, “
 A. Zidouri, “Powerful Tool
for Arabic Document Understanding”, The First GCC Industrial Electrical &
 A. Zidouri and M. Sarfraz, Progress Report II for Research Project EE/Autotext/232 “Automatic Text Recognition: A Need in Arabization” March 2003
 A. Zidouri, M. Deriche, M. Al-Otaibi, M. Al-Shahrani, M. Al-Mutairi, T.
Al-Maleki, S. Al-Ghunaim, A. Al-Nutaifi, H. Al-Issa, F. Al-Anazi, “Design of an LED-Based Message Board” IEEE
Saudi Arabian Section 10th Technical Exchange Meeting Dhahran,
Saudi Arabia, , proceedings on CD Session V, VLSI & Electronics. pp. 1-4,
 A. Zidouri, M. Sarfraz, S.
N. Nawaz, and M. J. Ahmad, “PC Based Offline Arabic Text Recognition System”,
Seventh International Symposium on Signal Processing and its
 A. Zidouri and M. Sarfraz, Progress Report #3 for Research Project EE/Autotext/232 “Automatic Text Recognition: A Need in Arabization” December 2003
 Ahmed, M.J. Sarfraz, M. Zidouri, A. Al-Khatib, W.G., “License Plate recognition system” ICECS’2003, 10th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems 14-17 pp. 898- 901 Vol.2. Dec. 2003 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
 Nawaz, S.N. Sarfraz, M. Zidouri, A. Al-Khatib, W.G. “Offline Arabic Character Recognition System” ICECS’2003, 10th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems 14-17 pp. 1328- 1331 Vol.3. Dec. 2003 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
 A. Zidouri and M. Sarfraz, Progress Report #4 for Research Project EE/Autotext/232 “Automatic Text Recognition: A Need in Arabization” June 2004
 A. Zidouri, “ORAN: A basis for an Arabic Character Recognition System” 2004 International Symposium on Intelligent Multimedia, Video & Speech Processing The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong October 20-22, 2004
 A. Zidouri, “Feature Index
For Document Image Analysis” The second GCC Industrial Electrical &
Electronics Conference., 23-25 Nov. 2004
 A. Zidouri and M. Sarfraz, Progress Report #5 for Research Project EE/Autotext/232 “Automatic Text Recognition: A Need in Arabization” March 2005
 A. Zidouri, M. Sarfraz, S. A. Shahab and S. M. Jafri “Adaptive dissection based subword segmentation of printed Arabic text" The 9th International Conference on Information Visualisation IV05 6-8 July, London, 2005.
 M. Sarfraz, A. Zidouri, S. A. Shahab and S. M. Jafri, “A Novel Approach for Skew Estimation of Document Images in OCR System" IEEE proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Vision (CGIV 2005) Beijing , China, 26-29 July, 2005.