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Dr.Ismail Shahin Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL, U.S.A, August 1998.

Research Interests:

  • Digital signal processing, Speaker recognition, Speech processing and recognition, Talking condition and emotion recognition, Language recognition, Accent recognition, Gender recognition using voice, Age recognition using voice.

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- Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 1998. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL, U.S.A. - M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, August 1994. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL, U.S.A. - B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, August 1992. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL, U.S.A.
- University of Sharjah, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, September 1999 - Present. - Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL, U.S.A, August 1998 - August 1999 (Electrical Engineering Department - Computer Science Department - College of Applied Sciences and Arts).
- Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. - Member of the editorial board of International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (IJAER). - Member of the International Conference on Computer, Communication and Information Technologies (ICCCIT) scientific committee. - Member of the editorial board of Rising Vision Journal of Information Technology and Applications (RVJITA). - Editorial board member for the International Journal of Advances in Power Systems (IJAPS). - International advisory board member for the International Journal of Electrical, Electronics & Computer Science Engineering (IJEECSE).
Journal Publications:  I. Shahin, “Speaker identification in a shouted talking environment based on novel third-order circular suprasegmental hidden Markov models,” Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, DOI: 10.1007/s00034-015-0220-4, Vol. 35, issue 10, October 2016, pp. 3770-3792.  I. Shahin, “Employing emotion cues to verify speakers in emotional talking environments,” Journal of Intelligent Systems, Special Issue on Intelligent Healthcare Systems, DOI: 10.1515/jisys-2014-0118, Vol. 25, issue 1, January 2016, pp. 3-17.  I. Shahin and Mohammed Nasser Ba-Hutair, “Talking condition recognition in stressful and emotional talking environments based on CSPHMM2s,” International Journal of Speech Technology, Vol. 18, issue 1, March 2015, pp. 77-90, DOI: 10.1007/s10772-014-9251-7.  I. Shahin, “Novel third-order hidden Markov models for speaker identification in shouted talking environments,” Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 35, October 2014, pp. 316-323, DOI: 10.1016/j.engappai.2014.07.006.  S. I. Badran, S. Ahmadi, D. Menzies, and I. Shahin, “An efficient separation for convolutive mixtures,” International Journal of Computer, Information Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 5, April 2014. pp. 583-587.  I. Shahin, “Employing both gender and emotion cues to enhance speaker identification performance in emotional talking environments,” International Journal of Speech Technology, Vol. 16, issue 3, September 2013, pp. 341-351, DOI: 10.1007/s10772-013-9188-2.  I. Shahin, “Speaker identification in emotional talking environments based on CSPHMM2s,” International Scientific Journal Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 26, issue 7, August 2013, pp. 1652-1659, http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/ j.engappai. 2013.03.013.  I. Shahin, “Gender-dependent emotion recognition based on HMMs and SPHMMs,” International Journal of Speech Technology, Vol. 16, issue 2, June 2013, pp. 133-141, DOI: 10.1007/s10772-012-9170-4.  I. Shahin, “Speaker identification investigation and analysis in unbiased and biased emotional talking environments,” International Journal of Speech Technology, Vol. 15, issue 3, September 2012, pp. 325-334, DOI: 10.1007/s10772-012-9156-2.  I. Shahin, “Studying and enhancing talking condition recognition in stressful and emotional talking environments based on HMMs, CHMM2s and SPHMMs,” Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, Vol. 6, issue 1, June 2012, pp. 59-71, DOI: 10.1007/s12193-011-0082-4. Conference Publications:  I. Shahin, “Emirati speaker verification based on HMM1s, HMM2s, and HMM3s,” 13th International Conference on Signal Processing (ICSP 2016), Chengdu, China, November 2016, pp. 562-567.  I. Shahin and Mohammed Nasser Ba-Hutair, “Emarati speaker identification,” 12th International Conference on Signal Processing (ICSP 2014), HangZhou, China, October 2014, pp. 488-493.  I. Shahin, “Speaker identification in shouted talking environments based on novel third-order hidden Markov models,” The 4th International Conference on Audio, Language and Image Processing (ICALIP2014), Shanghai, China, July 2014, pp. 352-357.  I. Shahin, “Speaker identification in emotional talking environments using both gender and emotion cues,” The First International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and their Applications (ICCSPA’13), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, February 2013.  I. Shahin, “Speaker identification investigation and analysis in two distinct emotional talking environments,” 11th International Conference on Signal Processing (ICSP 2012), Beijing, China, October 2012, pp. 493-498.
- Local supervisor of a Ph.D. dissertation: “Efficient Multiband Algorithms for Blind Source Separation” at the De Montfort University, Leicester, England. - Internal examiner to the master thesis: “Computer-Aided Quranic Recitation Error Detection” at the University of Sharjah.
- Recipient of “Annual Incentive Research Award for Distinguished Members”, 2012/2013. - Recipient of “Sharjah Islamic Bank Award for Distinguished Research”, 2013/2014. - The College of Engineering nominee for the 2013/2014 Sharjah Islamic Bank Faculty Award (every college has one nominee). - The College of Engineering nominee for the 2012/2013 Sharjah Islamic Bank Faculty Award (every college has one nominee). - The College of Engineering nominee for the 2010/2011 Sharjah Islamic Bank Faculty Award. - The second place prize for the best research paper in the field of basic sciences (College of Engineering and College of Science) in the Fifth Scientific Research Forum at the University of Sharjah, April 2009.
- Associate chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. - Living & Transportation Committee Chair of the Intel Science Competition – Arab World 2011. Finance and Registration Chair of the 20th International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM 2008). Publicity Chair of the 5th International Workshop on Signal Processing and its Applications (WoSPA 2008). - Social Events Chair of the International Conference on Information Sciences, Signal Processing and its Applications (ISSPA 2007). - Reviewer of many journals: International Journal of Speech Technology, IET Signal Processing Journal, Journal of Franklin Institute, International Journal of Computers and Applications, EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Signal Processing Journal, Journal of Engineering. - Reviewer of many conferences, symposiums, and workshops: ICECS 2003, ICCCP ‘2005, ISCAS 2006, ISSPA 2007, ICSPC 2007, ICM 2008, WoSPA 2008, ISSPIT 2009, JIEEEC 2011, EUSIPCO 2011, ICCIT-2012, EUSIPCO 2012. - Judge of “Think Sciences” competition, UAE, April, 2013 and April 2014. - Judge in the IEEE Student Competition in the IEEE UAE Student Day, IEEE/UAE, May 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2014.
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