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Professor Raouf Hamzaoui

Job: Head of Research for the Faculty of Technology

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering, Media and Sustainable Development

Research group(s): Centre for Electronic and Communications Engineering

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 207 8096

E: rhamzaoui@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.tech.dmu.ac.uk/~hamzaoui/

 

Personal profile

Raouf Hamzaoui received the MSc degree in mathematics from the University of Montreal, Canada, in 1993, the Dr.rer.nat. degree from the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1997 and the Habilitation degree in computer science from the University of Konstanz, Germany, in 2004. He was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science of the University of Leipzig, Germany and with the Department of Computer and Information Science of the University of Konstanz. In September 2006, he joined DMU where he is a Professor in Media Technology, Head of Research of the Faculty of Technology, and Co-director of the Centre for Electronic and Communications Engineering. Raouf Hamzaoui is an IEEE Senior member. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems on Video Technology, ISRN Communications and Networking, and Journal of Multimedia. He has published more than 70 research papers in books, journals, and conferences. His research has been funded by the EU, DFG, DAAD, and industry and received best paper awards (ICME 2002, PV’07, CONTENT 2010, MESM’2012).

Research group affiliations

Centre for Electronic and Communications Engineering (CECE)

Multimedia Communications and Signal Processing Group

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

  • Ahmad, S., Hamzaoui, R., Al-Akaidi, M., Adaptive unicast video streaming with rateless codes and feedback, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 20, pp. 275-285, Feb. 2010.
  • Röder, M., Cardinal, J., Hamzaoui, R., Efficient rate-distortion optimized media streaming for tree-structured packet dependencies, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 9, pp. 1259-1272, Oct. 2007.  
  • Röder, M., Hamzaoui, R., Fast tree-trellis list Viterbi decoding, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 54, pp. 453-461, March 2006.
  • Röder, M., Cardinal, J., Hamzaoui, R., Branch and bound algorithms for rate-distortion optimized media streaming, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 8, pp. 170-178, Feb. 2006.
  • Stankovic, V., Hamzaoui, R., Xiong, Z., Real-time error protection of embedded codes for packet erasure and fading channels, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 14, pp. 1064-1072, Aug. 2004.
  • Stankovic, V., Hamzaoui, R., Saupe, D., Fast algorithm for rate-based optimal error protection of embedded codes, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 51, pp. 1788-1795, Nov. 2003.
  • Hamzaoui, R., Saupe, D., Combining fractal image compression and vector quantization, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 197-208, 2000.
  • Hamzaoui, R., Fast iterative methods for fractal image compression, Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision 11,2 (1999) 147-159.

 

Research interests/expertise

  • Image and Video Compression
  • Multimedia Communication
  • Channel Coding
  • Image and Signal Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Algorithms

Areas of teaching

Signal Processing

Image Processing

Data Communication

Media Technology

Qualifications

Master’s in Mathematics (Faculty of Sciences of Tunis)

MSc in Mathematics (University of Montreal)

Dr.rer.nat (University of Freiburg)

Habilitation in Computer Science (University of Konstanz)

Courses taught

Signal Processing

Multimedia Communication

Digital Image Processing

Mobile Wireless Communication

Research Methods

Pattern Recognition

Error Correcting Codes

Membership of professional associations and societies

IEEE Senior Member

IEEE Signal Processing Society

IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee 

Current research students

Shadan Khattak, FT, PhD student since October 2010

Mustafa Al-Rifaee, FT, PhD student since October 2009

Osama Quzmar, PT, PhD student since October 2009

Akram Abed Al-Qader, PT, PhD student since October 2009

Ahmad Mazhar, FT, PhD student since October 2008

Professional esteem indicators

Editorial Board Member IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology |

Editorial Board Member Journal of Multimedia |

Editorial Board Member ISRN Communications and Networking|

Associate Editor Pattern Recognition 

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