Ikhlas Abdel-Qader is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and is the Founder and Director of the Information Technology and Image Analysis (ITIA) Center in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Western Michigan University. She earned her Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, in 1992. Her research expertise and interests include feature extraction, motion estimation, and image compression with applications in medical imaging, nondestructive testing, and intelligent transportation systems. She is also actively involved in promoting engineering careers and research to undergraduate students as well as to middle and high school students. She is a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE); the IEEE Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing Society; and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. She is also a Member of the Society of Women Engineers, a Member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and an Associate Member of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota since 1996.
Biography Updated on 6 June 2006