M. N. S. Swamy received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in mathematics from the University of Mysore, India, the Diploma degree in electrical communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, He was made an Honorary Professor with National Chiao Tong University, Taiwan, in 2009, which is equivalent to an Honorary Doctorate at that institution. He is currently a Research Professor and holds an Honorary Concordia Chair in Signal Processing in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Concordia University, where he served as the Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1970 to 1977,and the Dean of Engineering and Computer Science from 1977 to 1993. He has also taught with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, Canada, the University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, and the Department of Mathematics, University of Saskatchewan. He has published extensively in circuits, systems, and signal processing (over 350 peer-reviewed journal articles and over 300 conference papers), and holds six patents. He is a co-author of seven book chapters and several books including Graphs, Networks and Algorithms (New York, Wiley, 1981), Graphs: Theory and Algorithms (New York, Wiley, 1992), Switched Capacitor Filters: Theory, Analysis and Design (Prentice Hall International UK Ltd., 1995), Wireless Communication Systems (Cambridge University Press, U.K., 2010), Modern Analog Filter Analysis and Design (Wiley-VCH, Germany, 2010) and Neural Networks and Statistical Learning (Springer –Verlag, London, 2013).  A Russian Translation of the first book was published by Mir Publishers, Moscow, in 1984, while a Chinese version was published by the Education Press, Beijing, in 1987.  He has supervised/co-supervised 40 doctoral and 48 Masters’ theses and has mentored over 50 post-doctoral fellows and research associates.

      He is a fellow of a number of professional societies including the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Institution of Engineers and Technologists (U.K.). He has served the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in various capacities such as the President, Vice President (publications), Associate Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems.  He is a recipient of many IEEE Circuits and Systems Society awards, including the Education Award in 2000, the Golden Jubilee Medal in 2000, and Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award. The Indian Institute of Science, a premier research institution of India has established a Gold Medal and a Scholarship in his name. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing (CSSP) since1999.

He was awarded in 1993 the commemorative medal for the 125 Anniversary of Canada issued by the Governor General of Canada, in recognition of the significant contributions made to Canada and the community.  Recently, CSSP has instituted a Best Paper Award in his name in recognition of his contributions.


Some Recent Ph. D. Thesis Co-Supervised

1.      Hamidreza Sadreazami, Contorlet Domain Image Modeling and Its Applications in Watermarking and Denoising, April 2016

2.      M. Al-Shatnawi, Prediction of Indel Flanking Regions and Its Application in the Alignment of Multiple Protein Sequences, September 2015

3.      Jianfeng Gu, ‘Direction of Arrival Estimation and Tracking with Sparse Arrays’,  November 2013

4.      Milad Lankarny, ‘Identification of Dynamics, Parameters and Synaptic Inputs of a Single Neuron using Bayesian Approach’, October 2013

5.      Ms. Ola Elbakry, ‘Analysis of Gene Expression Microarray Time Series Data’, April 2013

6.      Rajeev Yadav, ‘Automatic Classification of Neural Signals in Epilepsy’, January 2012

7.      Nikhil Gupta, ‘Video Modeling and Noise Reduction in Wavelet Domain’, November 2011

8.      Yan Wu, ‘Finite Element-Based Interpolation Methods for Spatial and Temporal Resolution Enhancement for Image Sequences’, April 2010


Some Recent Journal Publications

1.      Jianfeng Gu, S.C. Chan, Weiping Zhu, and M.N.S. Swamy ‘Joint DOA Estimation and Source Signal Tracking with Kalman Filtering and Regularized QRD RLS algorithm’, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems-Part II, Vol. 60, January 2013, pp. 46-50

2.      Yong Zhao and M.N.S. Swamy, ‘Analysis and Design of Two-Dimensional Nearly-Orthogonal Symmetric Wavelet Filter Banks’, Multi-dimensional Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 24, March 2013, pp. 199-218

3.      J. He, M.O. Ahmad and M.N.S. Swamy, ‘Near-Field Localization of Partially Polarized Sources with a Cross-Dipole Array’, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 49, April 2013, pp. 857-870

4.      Saad Bouguezel, M.O. Ahmad and M.N.S. Swamy, ‘Binary Discrete Cosine and Hartley Transforms’, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems-Part I, Vol. 60, April 2013, pp. 989-1002

5.      Ola El Bakry, M.O. Ahmad and M.N.S. Swamy,‘Inference of Gene Regulatory Networks with Variable Time Delay from Time-Series Microarray Data’, accepted for publication in  IEEE/ACM Trans. on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Vol. 10, May/June 2013, pp. 671-687

6.      Dalei Wu, Weiping Zhu and M.N.S. Swamy, ‘Compressive Sensing based Speech Enhancement in Nonsparse Noisy Environments’, IET Signal Processing, Vol. 7, July 2013,  pp. 450-457

7.      M. Lankarny, W.P. Zhu, M.N.S. Swamy and T. Toyotzumi, ‘Inferring trial-to-trial excitatory and inhibitory synaptic inputs from membrane potential using Gaussian Mixture Kalman Filtering’, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, Vol. 7, September 2013, Article 109, pp. 1-17

8.      C.M. Chang and M.N.S. Swamy, ‘Analytical Synthesis of Odd/Even Nth-Order Elliptic Cauer Filter Structures Using OTRAs’, Int. J. of Circuit Theory and Applications Vol. 41, December 2013, pp. 1248-1271

9.      M. A. Haque, M.O. Ahmad, M.N.S. Swamy, M.K. Hasan and S.Y. Lee, ‘Adaptive Projection Selection for Computed Tomography’ IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, Vol. 22, Decemeber 2013, pp. 5085-5095

10.  M. Lankarny, W.P. Zhu, and M.N.S. Swamy, Joint Estimation of States and Parameters of Neuronal Hodgkin Huxley Model using Kalman Filtering’, Neurocomputing, Vol. 136, 2014, pp. 289-299

11.  Dalei Wu, Weiping Zhu and M.N.S. Swamy, ‘The Theory of Compressive Sensing Matching Pursuit Considering Time-domain Noise with Application to Speech Enhancement’, IEEE Trans. on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, Vol. 22, March 2014, pp. 682-696

12.  M.Z.A. Bhotto, M.O. Ahmad, and M.N.S. Swamy, ‘Robust Shrinkage Affine-Projection Sign Adaptive-Filtering Algorithm for Impulsive Noise Environments’, IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, Vol. 62, July 2014, pp. 3349-3359

13.  H. Sadreazami, M.O. Ahmad, and M.N.S. Swamy, ‘A Study of Multiplicative Watermark Detection in the Contourlet Domain Using Alpha-stable Distributions, accepted for publication in IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, Vol. 23, October 2014, pp. 4348-4360

14.  A.A. Dewan, M.O. Ahmad, and M.N.S. Swamy, ‘A Method for Automatic Segmentation of Nuclei in Phase-Contrast Images Based on Intensity, Convexity and Texture’, IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Vol. 8, October 2014, pp. 716-728

15.  M. Al-Shatnawi, M. O. Ahmad, and M.N.S. Swamy,Prediction of Indel Flanking Regions in Protein Sequences using a Variable-Order Markov Model’,  Bioinformatics, Vol. 31, January 2015, pp. 40-47

16.  Jianfeng Gu, W.P. Zhu and MN.N.S. Swamy,  ‘Joint 2-D DOA Estimation via Sparse L-shaped Array’, IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, Vol. 63, No. 5, March 1, 2015, pp. 1171-1181

17.  M.Z.A. Bhotto, M.O. Ahmad, and M.N.S. Swamy, An Improved Fast Iterative Shrinkage Thresholding Algorithm for Image Deblurring’, SIAM Jour. on Imaging Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2015, pp. 1640-1657

18.  Jianfeng Gu, W.P. Zhu and MN.N.S. Swamy, ‘‘Fast and Efficient DOA Estimation Method for Signals with Known Waveforms using Nonuniform Linear Arrays”, Signal Processing, Vol. 114, September 2015, pp. 265-276

19.  C.M. Chang, A.M. Soliman and M.N.S. Swamy, ‘Analytical Synthesis of Voltage-Mode Even/Odd-Nth-Order DDCC and FDCCII-Grounded Resistor and Capacitor Universal Filter Structures’, Int. J. of Circuit Theory and Applications, Vol. 43, October 2015, pp. 1263-1310

20.  M. Al-Shatnawi, M. O. Ahmad, and M.N.S. Swamy, ‘MSAIndelFR: aAscheme for Multiple Protein Sequence Alignment using Information on Indel Flanking Regions, BMC Bioinformatics, Vol. 16, November 2015, pp. 1-11

21.  H. Sadreazami, M.O. Ahmad, and M.N.S. Swamy, ‘A Robust Multiplicative Watermark Detector for Color Images in Sparse Domain, IEEE Trans. On Circuits and Systems - II , Vol. 62, December 2015, pp. 1159-1164

22.  M.N.S. Swamy, ‘Modified CFOA, Its Transpose and Applications’, Int. J. of Circuit Theory and Applications’, Vol. 44, February 2016, pp. 514-526

23.   H. Sadreazami, M.O. Ahmad, and M.N.S. Swamy, ‘Multiplicative Watermark Decoder in Contourlet Domain Using the  Normal Inverse Gaussian Distribution’ IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 18, February 2016, pp. 196-207

24.  Chen Hua, Chunping Hou, Wei Liu, Weiping Zhu and M.N.S. Swamy, ‘Efficient Two-Dimensional Direction of Arrival Estimation for a Mixture of Circular and Non-Circular Sources’, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 16, April 2016, pp. 2527-2536.