Khalid Sayood received his undergraduate education at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and the University of Rochester, Rochester, Ny, USA. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Rochester and the Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex, USA in 1977, 1979, and 1982, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Neb, USA in 1982, where he is currently serving as a Professor of engineering. He spent the period between 1995 and 1997 at the TUBITAK Marmara Research Center and Bogazici University in Turkey. He is the author of Introduction to Data Compression, now in its second edition and the editor of The Lossless Compression Handbook. His principal interest is in the search of patterns in data. He indulges this interest by looking at problems in data compression, joint source-channel coding, and various aspects of bioinformatics.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2010