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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sheila S. Hemami

Professor & Department Chair

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
409 Dana Research Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Office: 407 Dana
Tel: 617-373-7878
email: hemami@ece.neu.edu

Research Interests

  • Multimedia signal processing
  • Image & video compression & transmission
  • Visual psychophysics

Biography

Sheila S. Hemami received the B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Michigan in 1990, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1992 and 1994, respectively. She was with Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, California in 1994 and was with the School of Electrical Engineering at Cornell University from 1995-2013.

Dr. Hemami's research interests broadly concern communication of visual information from the perspectives of both signal processing and psychophysics. She was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 2009 for her for contributions to robust and perceptual image and video communications.

Dr. Hemami has held various visiting positions, most recently at the University of Nantes, France and at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland. She has received numerous university and national teaching awards, including Eta Kappa Nu's C. Holmes MacDonald Award. She was a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2010-11, and has held various technical leadership positions in the IEEE.

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