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Dr. Mohamed A. Deriche



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Dr. Mohamed Deriche received his undergraduate degree from the National Polytechnic School of Algeria in 1985. He then joined University of Minnesota, USA, where he completed his MS and PhD in 1988, and 1992 respectively. He worked as a Post Doctorate Fellow with the University of Minnesota Radiology Department in the area of MRI. He then joined the Queensland University of Technology, Australia, as a Lecturer in 1994, then Associate Professor in 2000. In 2001, he joined the EE Department at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia, where he is currently leading the signal processing group.

He was awarded the ``Best Electrical Engineering Student'' in 1985. He has published over one hundred fifty refereed papers. He delivered a number of tutorial and invited talks at international conferences. He is a recipient of the IEEE third Millennium Medal for 2000. In 2006, he received the Shauman award from best researcher in the Arab world in the area of engineering sciences, and in 2009, he received the excellence in research award at KFUPM.

Dr. Deriche supervised more than 20 PhD and Master students and more than 60 BS theses in the areas of signal & image processing.  He completed more than 20 Major Funded Research Projects including grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia.  



My Research Interests

Multiscale Signal Processing, Wavelets, Fractals, Speech Audio  and Image Processing, Biometrics (fingerprints, face, iris, speech, multimodal),  Biomedical Signal Processing
Dr. Deriche's research involves the development of novel methods for modeling and processing one and two-dimensional signals, with focus on problems of compression, recognition, and information theoretic concepts. The main applications of interest include high quality audio, person identification, multiple classifier combination, multimedia, and computed imaging.

Most of Dr. Deriche's work involves the use of multiresolution techniques including wavelets and fractals adapted to signal statistics. For fingerprints, he developed a new approach using wavelets and LVQ that outperformed the standard FBI based compression. In Audio, he developed a novel approach using wavelets and warped linear prediction with excellent results. In Biometrics, he developed a novel approach for the combination of multimodality person identification. Recently, he has been working on developing new statistical approaches for registering medical images obtained through different modalities by enhancing the traditional ICP algorithm.


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P.O. Box   1427 , KFUPM, Dhahran, 31261, Saudi Arabia.

Office Location:

Building 59, Room 2083


My Office Hours

Sunday 11:00-12:00 AM, Wednesday 1:00-2:00 pm,  or by appointment

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