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Dr Firas Hassan

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECCS Department
Biggs 248
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
419-772-2393
Fax: 
419-772-2404
Professional Experience: 
  • Associate Professor, ECCS Department, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, 2014-present
  • Assistant Professor, ECCS Department, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, 2009-2014
  • Ad-Hoc Graduate Faculty, The University of Akron & University of Toledo, 2008-2015
  • Consultant, Crown Equipment Corporation, New Bremen, OH, 2014
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 2008-2012
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 2008
  • Summer Intern, Interactive Engineering Corporation, Medina, OH, 2007
  • Teaching Assistant, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 2004-2007
  • Research Assistant, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 2004-2006
Education: 
  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • Masters of Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon
Teaching Interests: 
  • Electric Circuits, Signals and Systems, Digital Logic, Electronics, Communication Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Computer Architecture, Digital Image Processing, Information Theory
  • Engineering Economy
  • Capstone Seminar
Research Interests: 
  • Real-time signal, image and video processing
  • Embedded signal, image and video applications
  • Resilient distributed estimations
  • Private key encription algorithms
  • Analog VLSI design
Selected Publications: 

Journal papers

  1. L. Jian, F. Hassan, J. Carletta, "A study of hardware-friendly methods for gradient domain tone mapping of high dynamic range images", Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, pp. 1-17, 2013.
  2. V. Ullagaddi, F. Hassan, V. Devabhaktuni, “Symmetric synchronous stream encryption using images”, Journal of Signal, Image and Video Processing, December 2012.
  3. L. Vytla, F. Hassan, and J.E. Carletta, “A Real-Time Implementation of Gradient Domain High Dynamic Range Compression Using a Local Poisson Solver”, Journal of Real Time Image processing, vol. 6, April 2011.
  4. F. Hassan and J. E. Carletta, “An FPGA-based architecture for a tone mapping operator,” Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, special issue on Field-Programmable Technology for Real-Time Image Processing, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 293-308, Dec 2007.
  5. H. Artail and F. Hassan, “An image retrieval system based on identifying objects of interest,” Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 191-199, 2005.

Technical Conferences

  1. Heath J. LeBlanc, Firas Hassan, Edgar Gomez, and Nesreen Alsbou, “Poster: A Lightweight Localization Algorithm Using V2V and V2I Short Range Communication in Highly Dense Reference Networks”, IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), December 2016.
  2. Heath J. LeBlanc, Firas Hassan, Edgar Gomez, and Nesreen Alsbou, “Poster: Inter-Vehicle Communication Assisted Localization with Resilience to False Data Injection At-tacks”, 1st ACM International Workshop on Smart, Autonomous, and Connected Vehicular Systems and Services (CarSys), a workshop of MobiCom, pp. 64–65, October 2016.
  3. F. Hassan, N. Pax, and S. Khorbotly,  "Reduced-latency architecture for image smoothing exponential filters," Proceedings of IEEE 58th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, August, 2015.
  4. F. Hassan, J. L. Magalini, V. de Campos Pentea, and J. E. Carletta,  "A Booth-like modulo operator," Proceedings of IEEE 58th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, August, 2015.
  5. F. Hassan, M. Limbird, V. Ullagaddi, and V. Devabhaktuni, "A new image stream encryption technique," Proceedings of IEEE 58th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, August, 2015.

Educational Conferences and Student Papers

  1. F. Hassan, J. L. Magalini, V. de Campos Pentea, and R. A. Santos,  "A project-based multi-disciplinary elective on digital data processing techniques," Proceedings of IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), October, 2015.
  2. F. Hassan, T. Germann, and L. Karr, "A hands-on DSP project mixing Entrepreneurial and technical concepts,"  Proceedings of the ASEE north central section meeting, 2015.
  3. H. Leblanc, F. Hassan, N. Alsbou, and K. Al-Olimat, “Combining technical and entrepreneurial skills in an electrical circuits course through project-based learning”, Proceedings of American Society of Engineering Education annual conference and exposition, June 2014.
  4. F. Hassan, “ A student led debate about pros and cons of CDMA and OFDM”, proceedings of ASEE North central section meeting, April, 2014.
  5. F. Hassan, H. LeBlanc, and K. Al-Olimat, “Inculcating an entrepreneurial mindset in engineering education: project approach”, Proceedings of Frontiers in Education Conference, October, 2013.
College of Engineering

Lori Goldsmith

Executive Administrative Assistant
419-772-2371
l-goldsmith@onu.edu
Biggs 201
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed