Ekram Khan obtained B.S. (1991 and 1994) and M.S. degrees from Z. H. College of Engineering and Technology, AMU Aligarh (India) and the Ph.D. degree from University of Essex, Colchester, UK, (2003) all in electronics engineering. He joined the Department of Electronics Engineering, AMU Aligarh as a Lecturer in 1993, promoted to Reader in 2003, and currently working as a Professor since March 2009. He was a recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue his Ph.D. degree from University of Essex, UK. He has authored and coauthored over 80 papers in refereed academic journals and international conference proceedings. His areas of research are low complexity image/video coding, video transmission over wireless and IP networks, and video streaming and biomedical image processing. He has received a research award from IBM J. T. Watson Research Lab, USA for the best disruptive idea during ICME-2002. During his stay at Essex, UK, he was involved with a European Union grant (the MELISA project) examining for online segmentation and tracking of sport events. He was one of the coinvestigators of a short-term project funded by Office of Communication (Ofcom), UK, and worked in collaboration with researchers at University of Essex, UK on long-term prediction of bandwidth requirement for future video services. He was the Principal Investigator of a successfully completed AICTE (India) funded project (from 2006 till 2008). He is the Deputy-Coordinator of UGC-funded DRS project (from 2009 to 2014) “Multimedia signal processing” and Coinvestigator of CSIR-funded project (from 2010 to 2012) on video communication over ad hoc network for disaster management. Professor Khan had spent summers of 2005 and 2006 as an Academic Visitor at University of Essex (funded by Royal Society, UK) and has delivered many invited talks at national and international levels. Moreover, he is a Member of IEEE (USA) and Life Member of IETE (India) and SSI (India).
Biography Updated on 8 December 2011