Resume

 
Permanent Address                                                                                                                                Office  Address
P. O. Box 191262 UTA                                                                     Computer Science and Engineering Department
Arlington, TX 76019                                                                                           The University of Texas at Arlington
                                                                                                                                                       Arlington, Texas 76019
                                                                                                                                                          Phone: (817) 273-3617
Education
Ph. D. Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, May 1980.
Dissertation: "Interfield Hybrid Coding of NTSC Component Video Signals". Funded by Rockwell International.
M.S.  Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at  Arlington, May 1977.
B.S.   Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, August  1975.
Research Interests
•   Pattern recognition and Computer vision: Character recognition, image understanding, motion detection.
¢    Signal processing: Digital filters, discrete transforms, and time series.
¢    Machine Intelligence: Neural networks, autonomous intelligent sensors.
¢    Computer Graphics and Visualization.
Employment
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Department,  University of Texas at Arlington, Sept. 2004-present .
Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Department,  University of Texas at Arlington, Sept. 1989- Aug. 2004.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Department,  University of Texas at Arlington, Sept. 1983 to Sept. 1989.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Teaching jointly in Computer  Science, and Electrical Engineering Departments, University of  Texas at Arlington, June 1980 to Sept. 1983.
Research Assistant, Electrical Engineering Department,  University of Texas at Arlington. Experience with digital television bandwidth  compression techniques (monochrome and color) for network  television signals, orthogonal transforms, and computer  graphic algorithms.
Teaching Assistant, Electrical Engineering Department,  University of Texas at Arlington. Jan. 1977 to Aug. 1978.
Technical Assistant, National Iranian Radio and Television,  Tehran, Iran. Sept. 1973 to Dec. 1975.
Research Assistant, Iran Telecommunication Research Center,  Tehran, Iran. Sept. 1972 to Sept. 1973.
Publications
Journal Papers:
  • A. Rahmani,·M. Samadi, Farhad Kamangar, " Arsenic (III) biosorption from aqueous solution using Holly, Sallow and Poplar sawdust: Kinetics and Equilibrium Studies," Int. Journal of Rapid Commun. and Updating in the Field of Biotic and Abiotic Sys. Volume 20 - No. 3a; pp. 720-726, 2011
  • R. A. Schachar, G. G. Liao, R. D. Kirby, F. Kamangar, Z. E. Musielak1, and G. Rosensteel, “Novel explanation for the shape of the lenticular galaxy bulge and its implication for red spiral galaxy evolution,” Journal of Astronomy & Astrophysics, A&A 505, 613-623, July 2009.
  • Fernandez, R., Abolmaali, A., Kamangar, F., and Le, T., Analysis and Development of a Passive Mechanical Vibration Abatement Device for Traffic Monitoring Cameras, American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 135, No. 5, pp 270-278, May 2009.
  • R A Schachar1, G Liao, R Kirby, F Kamangar, J Savoie, A Abolmaali, and G Rosensteel, “Unexpected shape changes of encapsulated oblate spheroids in response to equatorial traction,” Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical,  (9pp) 41, Dec. 2008
  • G.V. Záruba, M. Huber, F.A. Kamangar, and I. Chlamtac, “Indoor Location Tracking Using RSSI Reading from a Single Access Point,” ACM Journal of Wireless Networks (WINET). vol. 13:2 April 2007.
  • R.A. Schachar, F. Kamangar, “Computer Image Analysis of Ultrasound Biomicroscopy of Primate Accommodation,” Eye, pp 226 – 233 Feb. 2006
  • G.V. Záruba, F.A. Kamangar, M. Huber, and D. Levine, “CONNECT – A Personal Remote Messaging and Monitoring System to Aid People with Disabilities,” IEEE Communications, Vol. 43, No. 9, pp 101-109,  September, 2005.
  • Farhad Kamangar, David Levine, Gergely V. Záruba, Renjith Thomas, “Mobile Agent Connection Establishment and Management (CEMA) - Message Exchange for Pervasive Computing Environments,” Journal of Supercomputing, Vol. 31, Number 1, pp 79-99, Jan. 2005.
  • L. R. Welch, B. A. Shirazi, B. Ravindran, and F. Kamangar, "Instrumentation, Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic, Distributed Real-Time Systems," International Journal of Parallel and Distributed Systems and Networks (IJPDSN), Volume 2, Number 2, pages 105 - 117, 1999.
  • F.A. Kamangar, and K. Behbehani, “An Artificial Neural Network Based Controller for Control of Induced Paralysis Using Vecuronium Bromide,” Annals of Biomedical Engineering, The Journal of the Biomedical Engineering Society, Vol. 25, pp. 1040-1052,  1997.
  • K. Behbehani, F. Lopez, F. C. Yen, E. A. Lucas, J. R. Burk, J. P. Axe and F. A. Kamangar, “Pharyngeal Wall Vibration Detection Using an Artificial Neural Network,” Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing , 35, pp. 193-198, May 1997.
  • M. Missler and F. A. Kamangar, “A Neural Network for Pursuit Tracking Inspired by the Fly Visual System,” Neural Networks Journal, vol. 8, pp. 463-480 1995.
  • R. L. Allen, F. A. Kamangar and E. M. Stokely, “Laplacian and orthogonal wavelet pyramid decompositions in coarse-to-fine registration,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 41, pp. 3536-3541, Dec. 1993.
  • J. O. Smith, K. M. Black, F. A. Kamangar and J. Fitzer, “The University of Texas at Arlington Autonomous Aerial Vehicle- An Overview,” Journal of Applied Intelligence, vol. 2, pp. 299-320, Aug. 1992.
  • F. A. Kamangar and K. R. Rao, “Fast Algorithms for the 2-D Discrete Cosine Transform,” IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. Vol. C-31, pp. 899-906, Sep. 1982.
  • F. A. Kamangar and K. R. Rao, “Interframe Hybrid Coding of NTSC Component Video Signals,” IEEE Transaction on Communication, vol. COM- 29, pp. 1740-1753 1981.
Letters
  • Schachar, R.A., F.A. Kamangar, and Pierscionek, B.K.  “Comments on Edinger-Westphal and pharmacologically stimulated accommodative refractive changes and lens ciliary process movements in rhesus monkeys' Experimental  Eye Research. 84/2 (2007) 298 - 299
  • R.A. Schachar, F.A. Kamangar, “Additional Controls Are Required for Assessing In Vivo Accommodation,” eLetter Journal of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, May. 2006.
  • Ronald A. Schachar, Ali Abolmaali, and Farhad Kamangar, “Comment on the publication: Three-dimensional ultrasound, biomicroscopy environmental and conventional scanning electron microscopy investigations of the human zonula ciliaris for numerical modelling of accommodation; by O. Stachs et al.,” Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Volume 244, Number 8, pp 1062-1063, Mar. 2006.
  • R.A. Schachar, F. Kamangar, “Proper Controls Are Required for Accommodative Experiments,” Journal of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Mar. 2006.
  • R.A. Schachar, F. Kamangar, “Proper evaluation of accommodating IOLs,” Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Volume:32, Issue:1, pp 4-6, Jan. 2006.
Conference Papers:
  • Hua Wang, Heng Huang, Feiping Nie, Farhad Kamangar, Chris Ding. “Maximum MarginMulti-Instance Learning”. Neural Information Processing Systems Conference (NIPS 2011), accepted to appear.
  • Xiao Cai, Feiping Nie, Heng Huang, Farhad Kamangar, “Heterogeneous Image Features Integration via Multi-Modal Spectral Clustering,” The 24th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), pp. 1977-1984. June 2011.
  • J. Davies, F. Kamangar, G. Záruba, M. Huber, V. Athitsos, “Use of RSSI and Time-of-Flight Wireless Signal Characteristics for Location Tracking,” Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, Crete, Greece, May 25-27, 2011.
  • Haijing Wang, Alexandra Stefan, Sajjad Moradi, Vassilis Athitsos, Carol Neidle, and Farhad Kamangar. “A System for Large Vocabulary Sign Search.” Workshop on Sign, Gesture and Activity (SGA), September 2010.
  • Sajjad Moradi, Farhad Kamangar, Heng Huang, “Mixtures of Probabilistic PCA with Missing Data,” International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition (AIPR-10), pp 45-50, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 12-14, 2010
  • Tummalapalli Reddy, David Levine, Farhad Kamangar, Nirmal Ranganathan, “Optimizing Grid Scheduling Based on Local Cluster Scheduling Policies and Resource Availability,”  Iternational Conference on Grid Computing &Applications, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2006.
  • R.A. Schachar, F. Kamangar, “Computer Image Analysis of Ultrasound Biomicroscopy of Primate Accommodation,” American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago, Oct. 15-18, 2005.
  • G. V. Záruba, M. Huber, F.A. Kamangar, I. Chlamtac, “Monte Carlo Sampling Based In-Home Location Tracking With Minimal RF Infrastructure Requirements,” Proceedings of the IEEE Globecom 2004, pp. 3624-3629, Dallas, TX, December 2004.
  • N.M. Chakravarthy, F.A. Kamangar, and D.C. Kung, “Policing Encrypted Data using Mobile Agents,” 2nd IASTED International Conference on Communication and Computer Networks, MIT Cambridge, MA. pp. 219-223, November 2004.
  • N.M. Chakravarthy, F.A. Kamangar, “Piracy-Prevention Framework for Software,” IASTED International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, Marbella, Spain, pp. 271-273, September 1-3, 2004.
  • J. Smith, F. Kamangar, N.Ravi, G.Cowin, K.U.Shah, P.Patel, “A Generalized Agent-Based Framework for the Optimization of Telematics,”, Accepted, IFAC Symposium on Telematics Applications in Automation and Robotics, 21-23 June 2004, Finland.
  • J. Smith, F. Kamangar, N Ravi, G. Cowin, K. Shah, “SensorLogic – Driving the Future of Telematics,” IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, Taipei, Taiwan, Mar. 2004.
  • Nikhil Chakravarthy and Farhad Kamangar, “Application Licensing Using Mobile Agents – ALUMA,”  Hawaii International Conference on Computers, Honolulu, HI, Jan. 2004
  • Farhad Kamangar, David Levine, Gergely V. Zaruba,  and Navakiran Chitturi, “Distributed Network Monitoring using Mobile Agents Paradigm,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'03), Las Vegas, June 2003
  • David Levine, Farhad Kamangar, and Vamsi Putrevu, “Interoperability Issues for a Secure Mobile Agent Platform,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'03), Las Vegas, June 2003
  • David Levine, Renjith Thomas, Farhad Kamangar, and Gergely V. Zaruba, “Mobile Agents for Pervasive Computing Using a Novel Method of Message Passing,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'03), Las Vegas, June 2003
  • Novobilski, Andrew, F. Kamangar. “Bayesian Learning with Selective Subsets of Populations in Genetic Programming,” Proceedings of the Artificial Neural Networks In Engineering ANNIE, Nov. 2002.
  • F. Kamangar, M.A. Masnadi, K. Behbehani, R. Zhang, H. Nazeran, and B.D. Levine, “A Model of  Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity as a Function of Mean Arterial Blood Pressure Using Kalman Filter Estimation Technique,” Proceedings of the the 24th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society IEEE-EMBS, Oct. 23-26, 2002.
  • F. Kamangar, M.A. Masnadi-Shirazi, H. Nazeran, and K. Behbehani, “ECG Compression Using  Cardinal Spline Functions,” Proceedings of the 4th International Biosignal Interpretation Workshop IEEE-IWBI, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy, June 2002.
  • Novobilski, Andrew, F. Kamangar. “A Genetic Algorithm Based Approach for Discovering Temporal Trends Using Bayesian Networks,” Proceedings of the 6th World Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, Orlando, FL,.July 2002.
  • Farhad  Kamangar, David Levine, and Srinivas Bhaktha, "A Secure Environment for Agent Server Resources," Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Management (SAM’02), Las Vegas, Nevada, pp. 50-56, June 2002
  • David Levine, Farhad Kamangar, and Shashi Kanth Lakshmikantha,: “Quality of Service Primitives for Operating System Support of Multimedia Applications,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications, PDPTA '02, , Las Vegas, Nevada. pp 755-759, June 2002
  • Geoffrey Wossum and Farhad Kamangar, " Scalability and Performance Analysis of Multi-Master I2C Protocol in Sensor Networks," Proceedings of the International Conference on VLSI (VLSI’02), Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2002
  • David Levine, Farhad Kamangar and Bilal Wahid, " A Policy Based Permission Framework for Resource Access in Mobile Agent Systems," Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Management (SAM’02), Las Vegas, Nevada, pp. 63-69, June 2002
  • Vijay Murthi, Farhad Kamangar, David Levine, and Jeff Marquis, “Performance Analysis and Scalability of the ThreadmanTM Thread Manager,”. Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications, PDPTA '02, , Las Vegas,. Pp 1004-1009, June 2002.
  • Farhad  Kamangar and Ramesh Yerraballi "Design of a Wearable Computing Environment for Distance Education in TeleCampus,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Internet Computing (IC’2001), Las Vegas, Nevada, pp. 285-291, 2001
  • David Levine, Sunil Pai, Farhad Kamangar, and Ramesh Yerraballi, "A Multimedia Application Using Mobile Agents for Establishing and Managing Streaming Audio Communication,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Internet Computing, Las Vegas, Nevada, pp. 292-298, 2001
  • Novobilski, Andrew, F. Kamangar. "Average percent error based fitness functions for evolving forecast models,” Proceedings of the the 14th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society  Conference (FLAIRS),  FL., 2001
  • Khosrow Behbehani and Farhad Kamangar, “Wavelet-Based Removal of the Baseline Wander from Electrocardiography (ECG) Signals,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing Applications and Technology (ICSPAT), Oct. 2000.
  • Novobilski, Andrew, F. Kamangar. “A Two-Tiered Cognitive Model for Forecasting Time Series Data,” Second International ICSC Symposium on Neural Computation, May 2000
  • Novobilski, Andrew, F. Kamangar. “Inferencing Bayesian Networks from Time Series Data Using Natural Selection,” Proceedings of the the 13th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS), 298-302, May 2000, Orlando FL.
  • Charles D. Cavanaugh, L.R. Welch, Farhad Kamangar, and Behrooz A. Shirazi, "Quality of Service Forecasting for Distributed, Dynamic Real-time Systems," IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium, Dec. 1999.
  • Farhad. Kamangar, and Habib Farahani, “Motion Estimation from a Sequence of Images Using Hopfield Network,” Proceedings of Artificial Neural Networks In Engineering ANNIE, Nov. 7-10, 1999
  • Andy Novobilski and Farhad Kamangar, “A Bayesian Belief Network Approach for Forecasting Using Genetic Search,” The 19th International Symposium on Forecasting , Washington DC, June 27-30, 1999.
  • Farhad Kamangar, Maher Al-Khaiyat, and Jeffrey Smith, “Bayesian Networks for Forecasting Financial Markets,” The 19th International Symposium on Forecasting , Washington DC, June 27-30, 1999.
  • Farhad Kamangar, “Wavelet Analysis for Visualization of Seasonal Patterns in Univariate Time-Series,” The 19th International Symposium on Forecasting , Washington DC, June 27-30, 1999.
  • Sekhavat Sharghi and Farhad Kamangar, “Geometric Feature-Based Matching in Stereo Images,” Proceedings of the Information, Decision and Control Conference, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 65-70, Feb. 1999.
  • Sekhavat Sharghi and Farhad Kamangar, “Stereo Correspondence Using Geometric Relational Matching” Proceedings of the IS&T/SPIE Visual Communications and Image Processing Conference, San Jose, CA, pp. 582-592, Jan. 1999
  • M. Al-Khaiyat, F. Kamangar, “Planar Curve Representation and Matching,” Proceedings of The Ninth British Machine Vision Conference, pp 174-184,  September, 1998
  • Sekhavat Sharghi and Farhad Kamangar, “Stereo Correspondence Using  Relation Matching,” Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Information Sciences JCIS, Oct. 1998.
  • V. Rangadass and F. A. Kamangar, “Adaptive Multivariate Time Series Forecasting - A Recurrent Neural Network Approach,”  Proceedings of IASTED International Modeling and Simulation Conference, Pittsburgh, PA,  April 25-27, 1996.
  • F. A. Kamangar and V. Rangadass, “Non-Linear Time Series Forecasting - A Recurrent Neural Network Approach,” Fifteenth International Symposium on Forecasting, Toronto, Canada, June 4-7, 1995.
  • F. T. Sheldon, K. M. Kavi and F. A. Kamangar, “Reliability Analysis of CSP Specifications: A New Method Using Petri Nets,” AIAA Proceedings of Computing in Aerospace 10, pp. 317-326, March  1995.
  • F. J. Lopez, K. Behbehani, and F. A. Kamangar, “An Artificial Neural Network Based Snore Detector,”  Proceedings of 16th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society,  Nov. 3-6, 1994.
  • K. Behbehani and F. A. Kamangar, “A Neural Network-Based Controller for Automatic Regulation of Paralysis During Surgery,” Proceedings of 5th Biomedical Engineering Conference, Tehran, Iran, pp. 410-418, Jan. 5-7, 1993.
  • J. L. Missler and F. A. Kamangar, “A Neural Network for Moving Object Detection and Tracking Inspired by the Fly Visual System,” Proceedings of World Congress on Neural Networks, Portland, OR, pp. 62-67, July 11-15, 1993.
  • F. A. Kamangar and K. Behbehani, “Control of Induced Paralysis Using Recurrent Backpropagation Neural Network,”  Proceedings of 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Diego, CA, pp. 281-283, Oct. 28-31, 1993.
  • R. L. Allen and F. A. Kamangar, “Pose Space Search for Address Block Location in Letter Mail,”  Proceedings of Fifth Advanced Technology Conference, United States Postal Service, Washington, D.C., pp. 1271-1282, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 1992.
  • R. L. Allen and F. A. Kamangar, “Registration and matching using orthogonal wavelets,” Proceedings of IEEE-SP International Symposium on Time-Frequency and Time-Scale Analysis, Victoria, British Columbia, pp. 567-570, Oct. 4-6, 1992.
  • L. A. Leeth, F. A. Kamangar and L. Schkade, “Symbolic Logic and Backpropagation Neural Networks,” Proceedings of Decision Sciences Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, pp. 1722-1724, Nov. 24-26, 1991.
  • F. A. Kamangar and V. Rangadass, “Performance Analysis of a Neural Network-Based Robot Path Planner,” Midcon Technical Conference on Electronic and Electrical Technology, Dallas, Texas, Sept. 11-13, 1990.
  • F. A. Kamangar, R. A. Duderstadt and J. O. Smith, “Implementing the Back-Propagation Algorithm on the Meiko Parallel Computing Surface,”  Proceedings of International Conference on Applications of Transputers, Liverpool, UK, pp. 197-206, August 23-25, 1989.
  • F. A. Kamangar and L. A. Leeth, “Understanding Internal Representations and Generalization Properties in Back-propagation Networks,” Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Washington, D. C., June 18-22, 1989.
  • F. A. Kamangar and E. M. Stokely, “A Local Curvature Operator,”  Proceedings of SPIE Conference on Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision VIII, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  Nov. 5-10, 1989.
  • F. A. Kamangar and S. Underwood, “Modeling of 3-D Depth from 2-D Views by Graphical Interpretation,”  Proceedings of SPIE Conference on Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision VIII, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  Nov. 5-10, 1989.
  • F. A. Kamangar, R. A. Duderstadt and J. O. Smith, “Efficient Implementation of  Connectionist Models on  MIMD Parallel Processors using Chordal Ring Topologies,” Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Washington, D. C., June 18-22  1989.
  • F. A. Kamangar and J. O. Smith, “A Neural Network Based Controller for Robotic Manipulators,”  Proceedings of Nineteenth Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Modeling and Simulation, Pittsburgh, pp. 2043-2050, May 5-6, 1988.
  • F. A. Kamangar and M. J. Cykana, “Recognition of Handwritten Numerals Using a Multilayer Neural Network,”  Proceedings of Third Advanced Technology Conference, Washington, DC, pp. 768-781, May  1988.
  • F. A. Kamangar and M. J. Cykana, "Comparison of ART-1 with Hierarchical Clustering Algorithms," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, Natural and Synthetic, Denver, Colorado, Nov. 28 - Dec. 1, 1988
  • M. J. Cykana and F. A. Kamangar, “Learning Invariant Features of Handwritten Digits Using ART-1,” Proceedings of the IEEE Annual International Conference on Neural Networks, San Diego, CA, July  1988.
  • M. J. Cykana and F. A. Kamangar, “An Integrated Approach to Handwritten Address Reading,”  Proceedings of Third Advanced Technology Conference, Washington, DC, pp. 842-854, May  1988.
  • E. M. Stokely and F. A. Kamangar, “Designing Local Operators Using Optimal Basis Functions,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Philadelphia, PA Apr. 25-29, 1988.
  • F. A. Kamangar, “Applications of Neural Networks in the Recognition of Handprinted Numerals,” Third Annual Symposium on Networks in Brain and Computer Architecture, Denton, TX, Sept.  1987.
  • F. A. Kamangar and K. R. Rao, “Hybrid Coding of NTSC Signals - Channel Error Studies,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Santa Monica, CA, Feb. 9-12, 1981.
  • F. A. Kamangar and K. R. Rao, “Adaptive Coding of NTSC Component Video Signals,”  Proceedings of National Telecommunication Conf., Houston, TX, pp. 36.4.1-36.4.6, Nov. 30 -  Dec. 4  1980.
  • F. A. Kamangar and K. R. Rao, “Interframe Hybrid Coding of NTSC Component Video Signals,”  Proceedings of National Telecommunications Conference, Washington, DC, pp. 53.2.1-53.2.5, Nov.  1979.
Funded Contracts and Grants
Project Title:    Smart Care
PI: Kathryn Daniels
Co-PIs: Carolyn Cason, Gergely Zaruba, Farhad Kamngar, David Levine, Manfred Huber Source of Support:  HRSA Total Award Amount:  $643,500 Total Award Period Covered: 09/01/10-08/31/13 Location of Project:  UTA

 
Funded Grants and Contracts
Agency:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ; Health Resources and Services Administration  HRSA
Funding:
$643,500 Aug. 2010-Aug. 2012
PI:
Kathryn Daniels
Co-PI:
Carolyn Cason, Manfred Huber, Farhad Kamangar, David Levine, Gergely Zaruba
Title:
Smart Care
Agency:
NIH
Funding:
$465,942 Sept. 2007-Aug. 2011
PI:
G.V. Záruba
Co-PI:
D. Schoech, F.A. Kamangar, M. Huber, D. Levine
Title:
Teleherence: Monitoring/Increasing Adherence via Web Telecommunications
Agency:
National Institute of Justice (NIJ-DoJ)
Funding:
$264,879  Sept. 2007-Aug. 2009
PI:
G.V. Záruba
Co-PI:
Farhad Kamangar, M. Huber, D. Levine
Title:
PLR: Mesh Networked, Two-Way Personnel Locator Radios and Relays
Agency:
Texas Department of Transportation  TxDOT   Grant#: 05251
Funding:
$241,508   Oct. 2005-Sept. 2007
PI:
Ali Abolmaali
Co-PI:
Farhad Kamangar, Raul Fernandez, Guillermo Ramirez
Title:
Vibration Reduction and Control for Traffic Cameras
Agency:
College of Engineering, UTA
Funding:
$25,733
PI:
G.V. Záruba
Co-PI:
M. Huber, F. A. Kamangar, Roger Walker, J.C. Chiao, Daniel Engels
Title:
SMT (Surface Mount Technology) Prototyping Workstation
Agency:
Sensor Logic Inc.
Funding:
$85,122   Mar. 2006-Aug. 2007
PI:
Farhad Kamangar
Co-PI:
G.V. Záruba, M. Huber, D. Levine
Title:
Remote Monitoring and Control of Sensor/Actuator Nodes in Cellular Networks
Agency:
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Funding:
$2,112,533   Sept. 2003-Aug. 2005
PI:
Farhad. Kamangar
Co-PI:
Diane Cook, Manfred Huber, Mohan Kumar, David Levine, Dick Schoech, Behrooz Shirazi, Jeffrey Smith, Koshy Varghese, Gergely Zaruba
Title:
Connect - A Personal Remote Messaging and Monitoring Infrastructure for Persons with Disabilities.
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Funding:
$1,357,000, Sept. 2002-Aug. 2005
PI:
S. Chakravarthy
Co-PI:
A. Aslandoga, P. Bergstresser, S. Das, K. De, L. Hollder, F. Kamangar, D. Kung, M. Kumar, D. Levine, J. Oh, J. Yu, G. Zaruba
Title:
Acquisition of High-Performance Distributed Computing and Storage Infrastructure at UTA
Agency:
National Science Foundation, Contract no. STI-0129682
Funding:
$426,361, June 02 - May 05.
PI:
Muhan KumarDiane Cook
Co-PI:
B. Shirazi, S. Das, F. Kamangar, D. Levine
Title:
Pervasive Information Communities Organization (PICO): A Framework for Internet Services of the Future
Agency:
National Science Foundation  ITR Program
Funding:
$1,159,959 Sept. 2001 - Aug. 2004
PI:
Diane Cook
Co-PI:
S. Chakravarthy, S. Das, L. Holder, M. Huber, F. Kamangar, R. Yerraballi
Title:
MavHome: An Intelligent Home Environment
Agency:
National Science Foundation  Educational Innovation
Funding:
$329,915, Jan 2001 - Dec. 2003
PI:
Diane Cook
Co-PI:
L. Holder, F. Kamangar, S. Das, R. Yerraballi
Title:
Integrating Intelligent Agent and Wireless Computing Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum
Agency:
SensorLogic Inc.
Funding:
$25,000, Jan. 2003-Dec. 2003 (Gift)
PI:
F. Kamangar
Co-PI:
 
Title:
Distributed Sensor Networks.
Agency:
National Science Foundation  DUE/CCLI ,  Contract no. DUE -9950697
Funding:
$55,153; Sep. 1999-Aug. 2002 ($24,294 from NSF, $21,000 From UTA,
PI:
Farhad A. Kamangar
Co-PI:
Behrooz Shirazi
Title:
Platform-Independent Remote Data Acquisition and Control Over the Internet.
Agency:
Verio Inc.
Funding:
$98,173,  Jan. 1999-Aug. 2000
 
Received equipment support (5 workstations, 1 server, and other hardware such as printer, scanner, ..) in addition to $98k.
PI:
Farhad A. Kamangar
Title:
Forecasting of Financial Markets by using Cooperative Intelligent Agents.
Agency:
Automation & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI)
Funding:
$20,000, May 2000 - Aug. 2000
PI:
Diane Cook
Co-PI:
L. Holder, F. Kamangar, S. Das, R. Yerraballi
Title:
Remote Site Monitoring, Measurement, and Control
Agency:
Verio Inc.
Funding:
$18,000,  May 1999-May. 2000
PI:
Farhad A. Kamangar
Title:
Real-time Analysis and Visualization of Computer Networks.
Agency:
Motorola Inc.
Funding:
Equipment donation (American Robot, Estimated value $75,000) Oct. 1990
PI:
Farhad A. Kamangar
Co-PI
Kai Yeung
Title:
Neural Network Controller.
Agency:
United  States  Postal Service Technology Resource Department.
Funding:
$21,000, Jan. 1989- Feb. 1990
PI:
Farhad A. Kamangar.
Title:  
Feature extraction for the Advanced Research in the Use of Contextual Information for Automatic Postal Address Interpretation.
Agency:
ElectroCom Automation Inc.  
Funding:
$11,775, Aug. 1988 - May 1989
PI:
Farhad A. Kamangar
Title:
Modeling a back-propagation neural network on a Meiko computing surface
Agency:
Teledyne Geotech Inc.  
Funding:
$75,299, Jan. 1988 - Dec. 1989
PI:
Lynn Peterson
Co-PI::
Farhad A. Kamangar
Title:
Expert System for Design of Seismic Sensors
Agency:
Automation & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI) .  
Funding:
$12,425,  Jan. 1988 - Sept. 1989
PI:
Farhad A. Kamangar
Title:
Partitioning Connectionist Models on Parallel Computers
Agency:
Automation & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI) .  
Funding:
$27,065, Sept.1987 - Sept.1989
PI:
Farhad A. Kamangar
Title:
Implementation of Image Processing Algorithms on Parallel Computers.
Agency:
Automation & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI)
Funding:
$3,500, Sep. 1987 - Dec. 1987
PI:
Farhad A. Kamangar
Title:  
Parallel Algorithms in 3-d Modeling of Curved Surfaces.
Agency:
United  States  Postal Service Technology Resource Department
Funding:
$45,562, May 1987 - Aug. 1988
PI:
Farhad A. Kamangar
Title:
Applications of Neural Networks in the Recognition of Handwritten Numerals.
Agency:
Bell Helicopter Textron.
Funding:
$34,000, Jan. 1987 - June 1987
PI:
Pei Hsia
Co-PI:
Farhad A. Kamangar
Title:
Software Verification Using Artificial Intelligence.
Agency:
United  States  Postal Service Technology Resource Department
Funding:
$16,559, Jan. 1987 - May 1987
PI:
Farhad A. Kamangar
Title:
Invariant Algorithms for Recognition of Handprinted Characters.
Agency:
Medic International Inc.
Funding:
$15,000, Sept. 1986 - Dec. 1986
PI:
Farhad A. Kamangar
Title:
Analysis of Image processing Algorithms in Nuclear Medicine Imaging System.
Agency:
Intel Corporation equipment grant.
Funding:
$25,000 Equipment grant, Nov. 1984- Dec. 1985
PI:
Farhad A. Kamangar
Title:
3-Dimensional Graphic Package with Hierarchical Data Structure.
Patents
  • G.V. Záruba, M. Huber, F.A. Kamangar, D.Levine, “Location and Tracking System, Method and Device Using Wireless Technology,” patent pending, January 2006 (11/335,337)
  • Nikhil M. Chakravarthy, Farhad A. Kamangar, “Software licensing using mobile agents,”  January 2005.  USPTO #: 20050246285
  • Farhad Kamangar, “Virtual Address System for Postal Services,” Mar. 2008, EFSID: 3041229
Professional and Honor Societies
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics (ACM SIGGRAPH).
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
IEEE Signal Processing Society
Eta Kappa Nu.
Tau Beta Pi.
Omega Rho.
Metroplex Institute for Neural Dynamics (MIND)
Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing Society.
Committee Activities:
University
Chair of the CSE Department Tenure and Promotion Committee, UTA 2004-present
Member of the Graduate Assembly Committee, UTA 2003-present
Member of Graduate Program Creation Committee, UTA 2004-present
Member of the College of Engineering Grade Appeal Committee, UTA, 2003-Present
Member of the CSE Department Graduate Studies Committee, UTA, 1989- Present
CSE Department Engineering Week Representative, UTA, 1997- Present
Member of the CSE Department Tenure and Promotion Committee, UTA, 1989- 2004.
Chair of the CSE Department Facilities Committee, UTA, 1988-2003
Member of the UTA Undergraduate Assembly 2001-2003
Member of the Graduate Admissions Committee, CSE Department, UTA, 1991 - 1995.
Chair of the CSE Department Intelligent Systems Technical Stem, UTA, 1994-1996
Member of University Parking Appeal Committee, UTA, 1994-1996
Coordinator of the CSE Department Research Paper Option program, UTA, 1994-1995
Member of the CSE Department Seminar Program, Spring Semester 1991
Member of the CSE Department Ph.D. Admissions Committee, UTA, 1987- 1992
Member of the CSE Department Undergraduate Studies Committee, UTA, 1986- 1993
Member of the CSE Department Task force to develop Ph.D. guidelines UTA, 1990
CSE Department Perspectives Representative, UTA, 1987- 1990
Member of the North Texas Commission Panel to study applied neural sciences.
Member of the Automation and Robotics Research Institute task force, UTA 1987-1992
Member of the CSE Department Research Activities Committee, UTA 1984-1985
Member of the CSE Department Applications of Computers Committee, UTA 1984-1985
Member of the CSE Department Computer Organization and Architecture Committee, UTA 1984-1985
Member of the CSE Department Technical Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems Committee, UTA 1984-1988 (chair)
Associate Member of the CSE Department Graduate Studies Committee, UTA, 1984-1989
Conference
Member of the program committee, Sixteenth International FLAIRS Conference, Special track on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM), 2003.
Member of the organizing committee, First IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing
and Communications (PerCom), 2003.
Member of the program committee, Seventeenth International FLAIRS Conference, Special track on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM), 2004.
Session Chair 2001 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications PDPTA, 2001
Consulting:
ElectroCom Automation Inc., Arlington, TX. Recognition of Handwritten Numerals.
Medic International Inc., San Antonio, TX. Design and implementation of software algorithms for nuclear medicine imaging system.
Recognition Equipment Inc.  Dallas, TX. Survey of character recognition algorithms for postal services.
Rockwell International, Collins Commercial Telecommunications, Dallas, Texas. Design and analysis of all-digital transmultiplexer, May 1980 to Sept. 1985.
Major activities during these 5 years of consulting:
*      Design and analysis of an interactive software system for simulation of digital transmultiplexer.
*      Design and coding of a program for optimization of digital filter coefficients.
*      Software simulation of 2600 Hz. in-band signal processor.
*      Design and assembly of an interface board for NEC-7720 signal processor chip (Built and tested the board).
*      Design of the protocol and Coding of a communication routine to link IBM/PC and NEC- 7720 EVAKIT.
*      Development and coding of assembly routines for TI TMS320 signal processor chip.
Courses Taught
Undergraduate:
CSE_1310   Introduction to Computers and Programming
CSE_1311   Introductory Programming for Engineers and Scientists
CSE-2306    Computer Programming and Applications
CSE-3307    Systems Engineering
CSE-3341    Assembly Language Programming
CSE-3345    Discrete Structures for Computer Science
CSE-3346    Systems Programming
CSE-3442    Microcomputer Design I
CSE-4301    Computational Methods for Engineers
CSE-4303    Computer Graphics
CSE-4313    Introduction to Signal Processing
CSE-4316    CSE-4316 Computer System Design Project I
CSE-4317    CSE-4316 Computer System Design Project II
CSE-4342    Microcomputer Design II
CSE-4392    Computer Vision
EE-2315 Circuit Analysis I
EE-2316 Circuit Analysis II
EE-3217 Linear Circuits and Systems
EE-3302 Energy Conversion
EE-3303 Electronics I
EE-3304 Electronics II
EE-4332 Electronics Devices
Graduate:
CSE-5302    Computer Graphics
CSE-5307    Computer Networks
CSE-5312    Formal Methods
CSE-5315    Advanced Computational Methods for Engineers
CSE-5319    Assembly Language
CSE-5320    Systems Programming
CSE-5335    Advanced Micro Systems Design
CSE-5345    Discrete Structures
CSE-5368    Neural Networks
CSE-5392    PL/I Programming
CSE-5392    Computer Vision
CSE-5407    Digital Logic and Computer Organization
CSE-5441    Microcomputer Systems I
CSE-6321    Image Processing
CSE-6328    Signal Processing
New Courses Developed:
Developed curricula and offered for the first time:
CSE-6321 Image Processing
CSE-6328/CSE-4313 Signal Processing
CSE-5368 Neural Networks. The course materials for CSE 5368 have been prepared for multimedia presentation and distance delivery.
Developed new curricula:
CSE-5302/CSE-4303 Computer Graphics
CSE-3307 Systems Engineering
CSE-2308/CS-5319 Assembly Language Programming
Awards
  • Designated by the graduating seniors as the individual who made the most significant contribution to their education. Teaching award, College of Engineering, UTA, May 1987.
  • Recipient of Robert Q Lee award for the excellence in teaching in the College of Engineering, UTA, Feb. 1997. Only one such award is given each year at the college level (among approximately 100 faculty members in the college).
  • “Outstanding Teaching Award,” Department of Computer Science and Engineering, May 2002.
  • Inducted in the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Texas at Arlington, 2005.
  • Faculty Development Leave Award, Fall 2006-Spring 2007. 
Student and Academic Advising:
Graduate Advisor, CSE Department, UTA, 1994 - 1996.
Faculty Advisor, ACM/IEEE –CS  1999-2002
Faculty Advisor, Tau Beta Pi.  Honor Society 1996-2000
Faculty Advisor, Iranian Culture Club Student Organization 1997-2001
Graduate Students (Supervised):
Ph.D.
  • Steve Emmons, “Application of Information Theory Concepts in Managing Large-Scale Distributed Systems”, Ph.D. Dissertation (In progress).
  • Soheil Shafiee  “Compressive sensing in medical imaging” Ph.D. Dissertation (In progress)
  • J. Smith, “A Framework For The Optimization Of Self-Organized Distributed Autonomous Agents On A Dynamic Network Of Heterogeneous Intelligent Sensors And Actuators” Ph.D. Dissertation,  May 2004
  • A. Novobilski, “Forecasting of Time Series Data Using Naturally Selected Bayesian Networks,” Ph.D. Dissertation,  May 2000
  • S. Sharghi, “Feature Point-based Stereo Correspondence from Stereo Images Using Geometric Relational Matching,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Dec. 1998
  • V. Rangadass, “Time Series Analysis using Neural Networks,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Dec. 1996
  • R. Allen, “Motion Analysis Using Orthogonal Wavelets in the Spatio-Temporal Filtering Paradigm,” Ph.D. Dissertation, May 1993
  • J. M. Missler, “A Neural Network for Moving Object Detection and Tracking Inspired by the Fly Visual System,” Ph.D. Dissertation, May 1993
Master:
  • Matt Middleton, “Learning techniques, dynamics, and control systems,” Master Thesis, Dec. 2010.
  • Justin Graham  “Motion detection and object tracking”,  Master Thesis, Dec. 2010.
  • Joshua Davis, ““Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM),” Master Thesis, Dec. 2008..
  • Tauheed Ahmed, “Adaptive Particle Swarm Optimizer for Dynamic Environments,” Master Thesis, Dec. 2004
  •  Robert Martin, “A Dynamic Mesh for Cloth Modeling and Simulation Using Interacting Particles,” Master Thesis, Dec. 2004.
  • Sujata Wani, “3D Reconstruction of Architectural Scenes From Single 2-D Perspective Sketches,” Master Thesis, Dec. 2004.
  • Nicholas Knize, “Recognition of Music Scores,” Master Thesis, Aug. 2004.
  • R. Issa, “Cellular texture generator for architectural models,” Master Thesis, May 2003.
  • J. Wossum, “Performance Analysis of Multi-Master I2C Protocol in Sensor Networks,” Master Thesis, May 2002
  • B. Adcock, “Object Reconstruction System,” Master Project, May 2001
  • Jithendra Kudrekod, “Dynamic Programming Based Feature Matching for Three-Dimensional Scene Reconstruction,” Master thesis, May 2001.
  • S. Musani," Development of Personal WebBot for better E-Commerce," Master Project, May 2001
  • C. Jakkampudi, “Web Searching Tools,” Master Project, Dec. 2000
  • R. Nagarajan, “Realistic Images of Spiral Phyllotaxis (RISP),” Master Project, May 1998
  • H. Farahani, “Motion Analysis Using Hopfield Network,” Master Thesis, Dec. 1997
  • M. Al-Khaiyat, “Concentric Circles Information for the Representation and Matching of Planar Curves,” Master Thesis, Dec. 1995
  • J. Spiess, “Fuzzy-Based 2-D String Matching for Image Retrieval,” Master Thesis, May 1995
  • J. Hall, “Gray-Scale Interpolation of missing Slice Data in 3-Dimensional Reconstruction of A Volume Prior to Volume Rendering,” Master Thesis, May 1993
  • A. Kunzman, “Real-Time Non-Uniformity Correction of an Infrared Focal Plane Array Using Neural Networks,” Master Thesis, Dec. 1993
  • S. Shen, “Fingerprint Recognition System,” Master Project, May 1993
  • T. C. Lu, “3D Surface Reconstruction by Integration of Feature Matching,” Master Project, Nov. 1992
  • D. Gentry, “Point Correspondence in Stereo Images,” Master Thesis, (1991-1992, Student resigned before graduation)
  • T. Phung, “Printed Circuit Board Layout Algorithm,” Master Project, May 1991
  • W.-M. Jeng, “Macintosh-Like User Interface on the Sun Workstation,” Master Project, Aug. 1989
  • J. Jackson, “Modeling of 3-Dimensional Objects from Engineering Drawings,” Master Thesis, (1988-1989, Student resigned before graduation).
  • C. Macia, “Boundary Contour System Neural Networks for Connecting Broken Characters,” Master Thesis, Aug. 1989
  • M. Suryam, “Segmentation of Multiply Connected Numerals using Critical Points,” Master Thesis, Aug. 1989
  • R. Duderstadt, “Topology and Routing Issues for Partitioning Neural Networks on Parallel MIMD Computers,” Master Thesis, May 1989
  • A. Farci, “The 'ART' of Character Recognition,” Master Thesis, Aug. 1989
  • A. Novobilski, “A Method for Adaptive Boundary Approximation of Octree Encoded Volumes by Cubic Surface Patches,” Master Thesis, May 1988
  • J. O. Smith, “A Neural Network Based Controller for Robotic Manipulators,” Master Thesis, Aug. 1988
  • F. Abu-Ennab, “Invariant Recognition of Handprinted Numerals,” Master Thesis, Aug. 1987
  • W. H. Yu-Shin, “Design and Implementation of Assembler and Interpreter for IBM/370 On IBM/PC,” Master Project, May 1986
  • W.-L. Hu, “A Tutorial of Hidden Surface Removal Problems,” Master Project, May 1986
  • M. Vergnes, “Invariant Transforms in Pattern Recognition,” Master Thesis, Aug. 1986
  • L. Kao, “Syntactic Pattern Recognition and Application in Recognition of Handprinted Characters,” Master Project, Dec. 1985
  • V.-H. Wang, “An Efficient Algorithm for Five Layer Channel Routing,” MS Project, Aug. 1985
  • Y. W. Ngai, “Design and Implementation of 2-Dimensional CAD System for Engineering Drawing,” Master Project, Dec. 1985
  • S. M. Chowdary, “Dynamic Data Structure for a 3-D Interactive Graphic Package,” MS Project, Aug. 1984