Javad Sadri / Dr. Javad Sadri
Javad Sadri, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science
Concordia University
1515 St. Catherine W., Room EV 3.233
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 1M8
Email (1): j_sadri [at] encs.concordia.ca
Email (2): sadri_javad [ at ] yahoo.com
Tel: 514-848-2424, Ext: 8743
Fax: 514-848-2830

Research Profiles

Summary of Education & Research
  • Visiting Professor, (Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition & Bioinformatics, McGill University, Canada, 2013-2014)
  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow, (Machine Learning & Bioinformatics, McGill University, Canada, 2010)
  • Industrial Post Doctoral Research Fellow, (Machine Learning & Pattern Recognition, CENPARMI, Canada, 2008)
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, (Pattern Recognition & Image Processing, Concordia University, Canada, 2007)
  • Master of Software Engineering (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad)
  • Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Computer Hardware, Isfahan University of Technology )

Research Interests
  • Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Pattern Recognition, Data Science, and Big Data Analytics
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Image Processing and Machine Vision
  • Handwritten Recognition & OCR
  • HCI & Affective Computing
  • Historical Documents Processing / Documents Image Analysis
  • Industrial/Medical Applications of Pattern Recognition & Soft Computing (Evolutionary Algorithms, Deep Neural Networks, and Fuzzy Logic )
  • Innovative and Knowledge-Based Startup ideas & Entrepreneurship

Recent Research Projects
  • Using machine leraning and pattern recognition for creating assistive technologies for students with learning disabilities
  • Wearable activity detection & recognition based on a network of motion sensors: gyroscope, accelerometer, and e-compass
  • Wearable emotion detection based on data mining of a large physiological and biomedical sensor data" (affective computing)
  • Adaptive feature fusion, feature selection, feature non linear transformation & feature linear mapping in order to maximize separability in the feature space
  • Mineral identification and rock classification based on image processing of thin sections
  • Prediction of conserved regions in the human genome based on evolutionary signatures
  • Finding evolutionary approaches for improving multiple alignments of biological sequences (MSA)
  • Multi-Objective evolutionary optimization based on PSO, using dynamic swarms
  • Automatic processing & recognition of bank check images
  • Off line and on line handwritten recognition, signature verification and document analysis and examination
  • Word spotting in images of historical documents & Historical document image processing
  • Segmentation and recognition of handwritten checks & document images (in Latin, Persian, Arabic, Pashto, Urdu, and Dari scripts)
  • Creating comprehensive databases for handwritten pattern recognition (in Latin, Persian, Arabic, Pashto, Urdu, and Dari scripts)

Awards & Honours
  • Visiting Professor, at MCB, School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, (2013-2014)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Awarded by FQRNT, and MCB, School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (May 2008-May 2010)
  • Industrial Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Awarded by CENPARMI, Computer Science Department, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (May 2007-May 2008)
  • Tutorial Grant, Awarded by IEEE at CEC 2006, (IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Vancouver, Canada, July 6-21, 2006)
  • Teaching Fellowship, Awarded by Computer Science Department, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (Jan. 2006)
  • Teaching Fellowship, Awarded by Computer Science Department, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (Jan. 2005)
  • Best Poster/Paper Presentation, Awarded in the International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwritten Recognition (IWFHR 2004), Tokyo, Japan (Oct. 2004)
  • Power Corporation of Canada Graduate Fellowship, Awarded by Power Corporation (2004-2005)
  • Concordia University Graduate Fellowship, Awarded by the School of Graduate Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (2003-2004)
  • Tuition Fee Waiver, Awarded by the School of Graduate Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (2003-2004)
  • Doctoral Teaching Fellowship, Awarded by the School of Graduate Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (2002-2003)

Selected Publications, Chapter Books & Patents
  • Toktam Dehghani, Mahmoud Naghibzadeh, Javad Sadri, "Enhancement of Protein Beta-sheet Topology Prediction using Maximum Weight Disjoint Path Cover", Accepted in The Journal of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, May 2018. Available online at: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8360470/ . DOI: 10.1109/TCBB.2018.2837753.
  • Mohammad Soruri, Javad Sadri, and S.Hamid Zahiri, "Gene Clustering with Hidden Markov Model Optimized by PSO Algorithm", Published in the Journal of Pattern Analysis and Applications (PAAA), March 2018, Currently available online at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10044-018-0680-9 .
  • Mehdi Brat Zadeh Jovaini, and Javad Sadri, "Fractal Modelling of Big Data Networks", Accepted in International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (ICPRAI 2018), May 14-17, 2018, Montreal, Canada.
  • Hossein Izadi, and Javad Sadri, "Application of Pattern Recognition in Mineral Segmentation and Identification", Accepted for publication in International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (ICPRAI 2018), May 14-17, 2018, Montreal, Canada.
  • Younes Akbari, Javad Jalili, Javad Sadri, Kazem Nouri, Chawki Djeddi, and Imran Siddiqi, "A Novel Database for Automatic Processing of Persian Handwritten Bank Checks, Accepted for publication in the Journal of "Pattern Recognition", September 2017. Available on-line at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patcog.2017.09.011 .
  • Mostafa Sabzekar, Mahmoud Naghibzadeh, Javad Sadri, "Efficient Dynamic Programming Algorithm with Prior Knowledge for Protein Beta-Strand Alignment", Published in the "Journal Journal of Theoretical Biology (Elsevier)", Volume 417, Pages 43-50, 21 March 2017, Available on-line at: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.01.018 .
  • Mahdi Barat Zadeh Joveini, and Javad Sadri, "Application of Fractal Theory on Motifs Counting in Biological Networks", Published in the Journal of "IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics", November 2016. Available on-line at: URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7775030/?reload=true.
  • Younes Akbari, Kazem Nouri, Javad Sadri, Chawki Djeddi, and Imran Siddiqi, "Wavelet-Based Gender Detection on Off-line Handwritten Documents Using Probabilistic Finite State Automata", Published in the Journal of "Image and Vision Computing (Elsevier)", Volume 59, Pages 17-30, March 2017, Available on-line at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.imavis.2016.11.017.
  • Hossein Izadi, Javad Sadri, Mahdokht Bayati, "An Intelligent System for Mineral Identification in Thin Sections Based on a Cascade Approach", Published in the Journal of "Computers & Geosciences (Elsevier)", Volume 99, Pages 37-49, February 2017. Currently Available on-line at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0098300416305702, February 2017.
  • Javad Sadri, Mohammad Reza Yeganehzad, Javad Saghi, "A Novel Comprehensive Database for Offline Persian Handwriting Recognition", Published in the Journal of "Pattern Recognition (Elsevier)", Volume 60, Pages 378-393, December 2016. Currently available on-line at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031320316300097, December 2016. Link for Downloading our Comprehensive Database
  • Hossein Izadi, Javad Sadri, Nosrat-Agha Mehran, "A New Intelligent Method for Minerals Segmentation in Thin Sections Based on a Novel Incremental Color Clustering", Published in the Journal of "Computers & Geosciences (Elsevier)", Volume 81, Pages 38-52, August 2015, Available on-line at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0098300415000916 , August 2015.
  • Farshid Jafarian, Hossein Amirabadi, Javad Sadri, "Experimental Measurement and Optimization of Tensile Residual Stress in Turning Process of Inconel718 Superalloy", Published in the International Journal of "Measurement (Elsevier)", Volume 63, March 2015, Pages 1-10, ISSN 0263-2241, March 2015, Available on-line at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2014.11.021, March 2015.
  • MehranTaghipour-GorjiKolaie, Ismaeil Miri, S. Mohammad Razavi, Javad Sadri, "Persian Handwritten Digit Recognition Using Particle Swarm Probabilistic Neural Network", Published in the Iranian Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IAEEE) Journal, October 2014, Available on-line (link), October 2014.
  • Javad Sadri, Mohammad Javad Jalili, Younes Akbari, and Atefeh Foroozandeh, "Designing a New Standard Structure for Improving Automatic Processing of Persian Handwritten Bank Cheques", Published in the International Journal of Pattern Analysis and Applications (PAAA), Publisher: Springer-Verlag, May, 2014, Available on-line at: DOI: 10.1007/s10044-014-0385-7, May 2014.
  • Farshid Jafarian, Hossein Amirabadi, Javad Sadri, Hamid Reza Banooie, "Simultaneous Optimizing Residual Stress and Surface Roughness in Turning of Inconel 718 Superalloy", Published in the International Journal of "Materials and Manufacturing Processes", January 2014, Available on-line at: ,DOI: 10.1080/10426914.2013.864413, January 2014.
  • Sarvenaz Hamidi, Mahmoud Naghibzadeh,Javad Sadri, " Protein Multiple Sequence Alignment Based on Secondary Structure Similarity``, Published in the Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI 2013), Mysore, India, August 2013. Available on-line at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6637352/ , August 2013.
  • Hossein Izadi, Javad Sadri, Nosrat Agha-Mehran, "Intelligent Mineral Identification Using Clustering and Artificial Neural Networks Techniques``, Published in the Proceedings of The First Iranian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (PRIA 2013), Birjand, March 2013.
  • Mohammad Reza Mashaal, Javad Sadri, "Persian Calligraphy Using Genetic Algorithm``, Published in the Proceedings of The First Iranian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (PRIA 2013), Birjand, March 2013.
  • Farzad Nadi, Javad Sadri, Atefeh Foroozandeh, "A Novel Method for Slant Correction of Persian Handwritten Digits and Words``, Published in the Proceedings of The First Iranian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (PRIA 2013), Birjand, March 2013.
  • S. Hojjat Hashemi, Hadi Dastani and Javad Sadri, "A New Data Analysis Technique to Examine Crack Tip Opening Angle Values Tested in API X65 Pipe Steel", Published in the Journal of Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures (FFEMS), February 2013, Available on-line at: doi: 10.1111/ffe.12028, February 2013.
  • Farshid Jafarian, Hosein Amirabadi, Javad Sadri, "Integration of Finite Element Simulation and Intelligent Methods for Evaluation of Thermo-Mechanical Loads During Hard Turning Process", Published in the Journal of Engineering Manufacture (JEM), Vol. 227, No. 2, pp. 235-248, February 2013, Available on-line at: doi: 10.1177/0954405412466995, February 2013.
  • Zahra Davarian, Jalili A. Faroughian, Javad Sadri, "English to Persian Machine Translation System Using Lexical Functional Grammar for Translating Compound and Complex Structures", Published (in Persian) in the Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of The Linguistics Society of Iran, Tehran, Iran, February 2013.
  • Javad Sadri, Younes Akbari, Mohammad J. Jalili, "Automatic Processing of Persian Handwritten Bank Checks Based on a New Structure", Published in The Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Electronic Banking and Payment systems, Tehran, Iran, January 2013.
  • Atefeh Foroozandeh, Younes Akbari, Mohammad J. Jalili and Javad Sadri, "A Novel and Practical System for Verifying Signatures on Persian Handwritten Bank Checks", Published in The International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI), Vol. 26, No. 06, December 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0218001412560149.
  • Younes Akbari, Mohammad J. Jalili, Atefeh Foroozandeh and Javad Sadri, "Effects of Image Enhancement and Slant Correction on the Improvement of the Recognition Rate on Segmented Digits from Persian Handwritten Documents", Published in The Proceedings of The First International Conference on Persian Language Processing (ICPLP 2012), Semnan, Iran. Published (in Persian) in September 2012.
  • Atefeh Foroozandeh, Younes Akbari, Mohammad J. Jalili and Javad Sadri, "Persian Signature Verification Based on Fractal Dimension Using Testing Hypothesis", Published in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR 2012), Bari, Italy, Published in September 2012.
  • Hamed Abdy, Elham Shahriarpour, and Javad Sadri, "Biclustering of Gene Expression Data Using a Combination of Greedy Search and Binary Gravitational Search Algorithm", Submitted to the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics, June 2012 (in Review).
  • Hadi Dastani, S. Hojjat Hashemi and Javad Sadri, "Identification of Crack Tip Location in DCB Specimen Using Optical Methods", Publisehed In the Proceedings of The International Conference on Experimental Solid Mechanics and Dynamics (X-Mech-2012), Tehran, Iran, March 2012.
  • Esmail Miri, S. Mohammad Razavi, and Javad Sadri, "Performance Optimization of Neural Networks in Handwritten Digit Recognition Using Intelligent Fuzzy C-Means Clustering", Proceedings of International eConference on Computer and Knowledge Engineering (ICCKE-2011), Mashhad, Iran, October 2011.
  • Sima Soltani, Javad Sadri, Hassan Ahmadi Torshizi, "Hierarchical Cluster-Based Under-Sampling Approach for Extremely Imbalanced Datasets (Application to Gene Classification )", Proceedings of International eConference on Computer and Knowledge Engineering (ICCKE-2011), Mashhad, Iran, October 2011.
  • Javad Sadri, Younes Akbari, Mohammad Javad Jalili, Ahmad Farahi, Maliheh Habibi, "A New System for Recognition of Handwritten Persian Bank Checks", Proceedings of International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2011), Beijing, China, September 2011.
  • Javad Sadri, Abdoulaye Banire Diallo, and Mathieu Blanchette "Predicting Site-Specific Human Selective Pressure Using Evolutionary Signatures", Published in the Journal of "Bioinformatics", Vol. 27, Issue 13, Pages i266-i274, (ISMB 2011), Available on-line at: doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btr241, July, 2011.
  • Mohammad Soruri, Farid Jafarian, and Javad Sadri, "New Method for Human DNA Sequencing Using HMM & Overlap and Save Method", Proceedings of the the Human Genome Meeting (HGM, March 2011), pp. 179, Dubai, UAE, March 2011.
  • Ali Darzi, Siroos Razmjoei, and Javad Sadri, "Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization for Solving 2D and 3D HP Protein Folding Problem", Proceedings of the Human Genome Meeting (HGM, March 2011), pp. 177-178, Dubai, UAE, March 2011.
  • Mehran Taghipour, Javad Sadri, Esmaiel Miri, and Mehrdad Taghipour, "A Constricted Particle Swarm Optimization Method for Pairwise Alignments of Biological Sequences", Proceedings of the Human Genome Meeting (HGM, March 2011), pp. 185, Dubai, UAE, March 2011.
  • Elham Shahriarpour, Hamed Abdy, and Javad Sadri, "Using Multi-Objective Gravitational Search Algorithm (MOGSA) for Biclustering of Gene Expression Microarray Data", Proceedings of the Human Genome Meeting (HGM, March 2011), pp. 182-183, Dubai, UAE, March 2011.
  • Javad Sadri, C. Y. Suen, T. D. Bui, "Statistical Characteristics of Slant Angles in Handwritten Numeral Strings and Effects of Slant Correction on Segmentation", International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI), Vol. 24, No.1, pp. 97-116, March 2010.
  • Javad Sadri, Mohamed Cheriet, "A New Approach for Skew Correction of Documents Based on Particle Swarm Optimization", Proceedings of the International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2009), pp. 1066-1070, Barcelona, Spain, July 2009.
  • S. Izadi, Javad Sadri, F. Solimanpour, C. Y. Suen, "A Review on Persian Script and Recognition Techniques", Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Volume 4768, pp. 22-35, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, March 2008.
  • H. Alamri, Javad Sadri, C. Y. Suen, N. Nobile, "A Novel Comprehensive Database for Arabic Off-Line Handwriting Recognition", Published in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR 2008), pp. 664-669, Montreal, Canada, August 2008.
  • M. I. Shah, Javad Sadri, C. Y. Suen, N. Nobile, "A New Multipurpose Comprehensive Database for Handwritten Dari Recognition", Published in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR 2008), pp. 635-640, Montreal, Canada, August 2008.
  • Javad Sadri, C. Y. Suen, T. D. Bui, "A Genetic Framework Using Contextual Knowledge for Segmentation and Recognition of Handwritten Numeral Strings", Published in the Journal of Pattern Recognition, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 898-919, March 2007.
  • Javad Sadri, S. Izadi, F. Solimanpour, C. Y. Suen, T. D. Bui, "State-of the-Art in Farsi Script Recognition", Published in the Proceedings of the International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications (ISSPA 2007), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, February 2007.
  • F. Solimanpour, Javad Sadri, C. Y. Suen, "Standard Databases for Recognition of Handwritten Digits, Numerical Strings, Legal Amounts, Letters and Dates in Farsi Language", Published in the Proceedings of the International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwritten Recognition (IWFHR 2006), pp. 3-7, La Baule, France, October 2006.
  • Javad Sadri, C. Y. Suen, T. D. Bui, "A New Clustering Method for Improving Plasticity and Stability in Handwritten Character Recognition Systems", Published in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2006), pp. 1130-1133, Hong Kong , August 2006.
  • Javad Sadri, and C. Y. Suen, "A Genetic Binary Particle Swarm Optimization Model", Published in Proceedings of IEEEWorld Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI 2006), pp.2671-2678, Vancouver BC. Canada, July 2006.
  • Javad Sadri, C. Y. Suen, T. D. Bui, "Segmentation of Handwritten Numeral Strings in Farsi and English Languages", Published in the Proceedings of Third Iranian Conference on Machine Vision and Image Processing & applications (MVIP2005), Vol. 1, pp.305-311, Tehran, Iran, Feb. 2005, (Selected as one of the best papers of the conference).
  • Javad Sadri, C. Y. Suen, T. D. Bui, "A New Approach for Segmentation and Recognition of Handwritten Numeral Strings", Published in the Proceedings of Document Recognition and Retrieval XII part of the IS&T/SPIE International Symposium on Electronic Imaging (EI 2005), SPIE Vol. 5657, pp. 92-100, San Jose, CA, USA, January 2005.
  • Javad Sadri, C. Y. Suen, T. D. Bui, "Automatic Segmentation of Unconstrained Handwritten Numeral Strings", Published in the Proceedings of The Ninth International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (IWFHR 2004), pp. 317-322, Tokyo, Japan, Oct., 2004. (Received the best poster/paper presentation award in IWFHR, Oct. 2004, Tokyo, Japan).
  • Javad Sadri, C. Y. Suen, T. D. Bui, "Application of Support Vector Machines for Recognition of Handwritten Arabic/Persian Digits", Published in the Proceedings of the Second Conference on Machine Vision and Image Processing & Applications (MVIP 2003), Vol. 1, pp. 300-307, Tehran, Iran, Feb. 2003.

Invited Papers
  • Javad Sadri, S. Izadi, F. Solimanpour, C. Y. Suen, T. D. Bui, "State-of- the-Art in Farsi Script Recognition", Invited Paper, Published in the Proceedings of the International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications (ISSPA 2007), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 2007.
  • C. Y. Suen, S. Izadi, Javad Sadri, F. Solimanpour, "Farsi Script Recognition-A Survey", Invited Paper, Published in the Proceedings of Summit on Arabic and Chinese Handwriting, University of Maryland, USA, pp.101-110, Sept. 2006.

Chapter Books
  • Javad Sadri, Chapters & Sections, titled: "Tools for Image Pre-Processing", "Segmentation of Handwritten Numeral Strings", and "Holistic Word Recognition". In the Book "Character Recognition Systems, a Guide for Students & Practitioners". Published in September 2007, by John Wiley & Sons Inc. USA. ISBN: 978-0-471-41570-1

Patents
  • Javad Sadri, Younes Akbari, Mohammad J. Jalili, and Atefeh Foroozandeh, Title: "A New Structure for Persian Handwritten Bank Checks in Order to Improve their Automatic Processing", Accepted and Registered in September 2012.

Teaching
  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  • Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
  • Multimedia and Image Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Control Systems and their Applications
  • Comparative Studies of Programming Languages
  • Computer Networks & Protocols
  • Web Programming
  • System Hardware
  • Mathematics for Computer Sciences I & II (Discrete Mathematics)

Invited Papers/Speaker
  • Javad Sadri, "Genetic Based Particle Swarm Optimization (GBPSO)", Guest Speaker in Machine Learning Course, School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in fall 2008.
  • C. Y. Suen, S. Izadi, Javad Sadri, F. Solimanpour, "Farsi Script Recognition-A Survey", In Proceedings of International Summit on Arabic and Chinese Handwriting (SACH06), pp. 101-110, Sept. 2006, University of Maryland, USA. (Invited Paper).
  • Javad Sadri, "Global Optimization and Evolutionary Algorithms", Invited speaker in Machine Learning Seminar, at the Departement dinformatique et de recherche operationnelle, University of Montreal, June 2006, Montreal, Canada.

Reviewer for International Journals
  • Journal of: "Neural Computing and Applications", Springer
  • Journal of: "LNCS Transactions on Computational Science"
  • Journal of: "IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Part B: Cybernetics"
  • Journal of: "Recent Patents on Computer Science"
  • Journal of: "Pattern Analysis And Applications"
  • Journal of: "Image and Vision Computing"
  • Journal of: "International Journal on Knowledge Based Systems (Elsevier)"
  • Journal of: "Recent Patent in Signal Processing", Reviewer & Member of Editorial Board
  • Journal of: "Signal Processing (Elsevier)"
  • Journal of: "Pattern Recognition Letter"
  • Journal of: "International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence" (IJPRAI).
  • Journal of: "International Journal of Document Analysis and Recognition" (IJDAR)
  • Journal of: "Pattern Recognition"
  • Journal of: "Journal of the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers" (IEICE: society on information and communication technologies of Japan) (occasional reviewer)
  • Journal of: "Journal of Machine Learning Research" (JMLR) (occasional reviewer)
  • Journal of: "IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence" (IEEE PAMI), (occasional reviewer)
  • Journal of: "IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks", (occasional reviewer)

Reviewer and Committee Member for International Conferences
  • Publicity Chair and Program Committee Member of The Frist Mediterranean Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence , Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Larbi Tebessi University, Tebessa, Algeria, November 22-23, 2016.
  • Program Committee Member of The International Conference on Computer and Knowledge Engineering (ICCKE), Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, October 13-14, 2016.
  • General Chair and Organizer: "The First Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (PRIA 2013)" , Birjand, March 6-8, 2013.
  • Conference: "The Tenth Asian Conference on Computer Vision", (ACCV 2010), in Queens Town, New Zealand, Nov. 2010.
  • Workshop: "IEEE International Workshop on Data Mining and ArtificialIntelligence", (DMAI 2009), Australia, Dec. 2009.
  • Conference: "The Ninth Asian Conference on Computer Vision", (ACCV 2009), China, 2009.
  • Conferences: "International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition", (ICDAR 2003, ICDAR 2007, ICDAR 2009).
  • Workshop: "IEEE International Workshop on Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence", (DMAI 2008), Bangladesh, Dec. 2008.
  • Conference: "Third Iranian Conference on Machine Vision and Image Processing & Applications", (MVIP 2005), Tehran, Iran, 2005.
  • Conference: "17th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2004)", Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2004.
  • Conference: "International Workshop on Syntactical and Structural Pattern Recognition", (SSPR 2004) Lisbon, Portugal, 2004.

Recent Graduate Students
  • Farnoush Fatemipour, Ph.D. Student, Thesis Title: Deep Learning Methods and Applications (To be defined..), Joint with Prof. T.D. Bui, 2017-Present.
  • Toktam Dehghani, Ph.D. Student, Thesis Title: "Determining Beta-Sheets Topology in Homologous Proteins by Constructing Structural Consensus and Utilizing Graph Algorithms", 2014-Present.
  • Mostafa Sabzekar, Ph.D. Student, Thesis Title: " Heuristic Dynamic Programming and Improvement of Beta-strands Alignment for Protein Beta-sheets Structure Determination", Graduated in September 2017.
  • Younes Akbari, Ph.D. Student, Thesis Title: "Writer Identification and Verification Based on Offline Handwriting Samples of Persian Script", Graduated in July 2017.
  • Farzad Nadi, Master Student, "Recognition and Verification of Legal amounts and Courtesy amounts in Persian Handwritten Bank Checks." Graduated in July 2015
  • Farshid Jafarian, Ph.D. Student, Thesis Title: "Integration of Finite Element Simulation and Intelligent Methods for Evaluation of Thermo-Mechanical Loads, Graduated in September 2014".
  • Mohammad Reza Yganehzad, Master Student, "Improving Detection of Malicious Web Site Users Based on Web Log Mining, Graduated in 2014".
  • Asma Karimi, Master Student, Thesis title: "Analysis of Persian Phonemes and Simulation of a Speaker Recognition System Based on Acoustic Features". Graduated in February 2014.
  • Maliha Abbasi, Master Student, Thesis title: "Designing a New System for Automatic Sorting of Handwritten Persian Mails Based on Segmentation and Recognition of their Postal Codes". Graduated in February 2014.
  • Mehdi BaratZadeh Jovaini, Master Student, Thesis title: "A New Approximation Algorithm for Detection of Motifs in Complex Networks". Graduated in February 2014.
  • Mohsen Daymeh, Master Student, Thesis title: "Is Handwriting an Inherited Trait? Investigation of Heritability in Handwritings Based on Image Processing Algorithms". Graduated in February 2014.
  • Masomeh Aliabadi, Master Student, Thesis title: "Automatic Gender Detection from Persian Handwriting Samples ". Graduated in February 2014.
  • Vajeheh Es-haghian, "A New Intelligent Algorithm Based on Image Processing for Peptic Ulcer Detection.", Graduated in February 2014.
  • Samaneh Sotudeh Chafi, Master Student, Thesis title: "Introducing a Pattern for English to Persian Translation of Polysemous Words based on Context based Technique through Distributional Semantic Approach". Graduated in September 2013.
  • Hossain Mohammadi Khajeh, Master Student, Thesis title: "Text Extraction from Persian Signboards Using Image Processing Techniques". Graduated in September 2013.
  • Sarvenaz Hamidi, Master Student, Thesis title: "Multiple Protein Sequence Alignment Based on Protein Family Structures".Graduated in July 2013.
  • Zahra Davarian, Master Student, Thesis title: "English to Persian Machine Translation System Using Lexical Functional Grammar for Translating Compound and Complex Structures". Graduated in February 2013.
  • Solaiman Monasizadeh, Master Student, Thesis title: "Automatic Quality Control and Classification of Grains". Graduated in February 2013.
  • Hamoon Niko, Master Student, Thesis title: "Clustering and Segmentation Based on a New Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization Method". Graduated in September 2012.
  • Mohammad Aliabadi, Master Student, Thesis title: "Word Spotting in Persian Handwritten Historical Documents". Graduated in September 2012.
  • Hadi Dastani, Master Student, Thesis title: "Determination of Strain Filed at the Vicinity of Crack Tip Using Image Processing Algorithms". Graduated in September 2012.
  • Tahereh Masomi, Master Student, Thesis title: "Off-line Persian Signature Verification and Recognition On Handwritten Bank Checks". Graduated in September 2012.
  • Elham Shahriarpour, Master Student, Thesis title: "Recognition of Legal Amount Words in Farsi Bank Checks". Graduated in January 2012.
  • Mohammad Soruri, Master Student, Thesis title: "Alignment and Classification of Bioilogical Sequences Using Hidden Markove Models Optimized by PSO". Graduated in January 2012.
  • Seyed Morteza Hosseiny, Master Student, Thesis title: "A New Evolutionary Optimization Algorithm Based on the Simulation of Water Cycle in Nature". Graduated in January 2012.
  • Majid Sazvar, Master Student, Thesis title: "Scalable Reasoning on Dynamic RDFS/OWL Knowledge-Bases", Graduated in October 2011.
  • Tayebeh Abedeni, Master Student, Thesis title: "Creation a Model for Performance Evaluation of Academic Library Websites", Graduated in September 2011.
  • Esmaiel Miri, Master Student, Thesis title: "Recognition of Persian Handwritten Digits Based on a New Clustering Technique". Graduated in August 2011.
  • Sima Soltani, Master Student, Thesis title:" Prediction of Disease Genes Based on the Regulatory Information Using Machine Learning Techniques". Graduated in July 2011.
  • Javad Jalili, Master Student, Thesis title: "Creation of a Standard Structure for Persian Bank Check Image Processing". Graduated in July 2011.
  • Younes Akbari, Master Student, Thesis title: "Recognition of Courtesy Amounts in Farsi Bank Checks". Graduated in July 2011.
  • Mohammad Alibaygi, Master Student, Thesis title: "Recognition of Persian Typewritten Sub-words", Graduated in January 2011.

Memberships
  • ISCB : The International Society for Computational Biology, Since July 2011.
  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Since December 2004.
  • IEEE Computer Society (in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Since July 2004.

Miscellaneous Links

Useful links for Entrepreneurs and Startups

Useful links for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Useful links for Machine Learning

Useful links for Visual Learning
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