Nabil Sarhan

Dr. Nabil J. Sarhan's CV


  • Received the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University.

Work Experience:

  • Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University (current)
  • Director of Wayne State Multimedia Systems and Deep Learning Research Laboratory (current)
  • Graduate Program Director of Electrical and Computer Engineering (past)

Consulting Experience

  • Served as a Consulting Expert on numerous patent infringement cases related to media streaming.
  • Served as a Consulting Expert on corporate litigation cases related to networking, anonymous e-mails, and secure multimedia products.
  • Served as an External Expert for numerous university and program review and accreditation.
  • Served as an External Expert for university program and course reforms.
  • Served as an Expert on Specialty Occupation Evaluation of three H1-B visa cases for Software Engineer and Project Engineer positions.


  • Internationally recognized expert computer systems in with special interests in multimedia computing and networking and the design of large-scale computer vision, automated video surveillance, and video streaming systems. The aspects include deep learning, cross-layer optimization, distributed processing, and energy efficiency.
  • Published extensively in top venues.
  • Have been awarded a US Patent on automated video surveillance systems.
  • My research projects have been primarily sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Major Service:

  • Served as the Chair of the Interest Group on Media Streaming of the IEEE Multimedia Technical Committee.
  • Served as the Co-Director of the IEEE Multimedia Communication Technical Committee Review Board.
  • Served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology.
  • Served as Guest Editor and Reviewer for prestigious journals and magazines.
  • Have been involved in the organization of numerous international conferences.
  • Served as a Panelist for the National Science Foundation and the National of Health and as a Site Review Panelist for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Major Awards/Honors:

  • IEEE SEM Outstanding Professional Award
  • WSU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • WSU College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Penn State Graduate Student Teaching Award, CSE Dept.
  • IEEE Senior Member