Dr. Nabil J. Sarhan is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Wayne State University and the Director of Wayne State Computer Systems and Deep Learning Research Laboratory. He served as the Graduate Program Director of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Chair the College of Engineering Faculty Assembly.
Dr. Sarhan received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at Jordan University of Science and Technology.
Dr. Sarhan is an internationally recognized expert in computer systems, multimedia, video streaming, networking, computer vision, and automated video surveillance. He is also interested in deep learning, hardware accelerators for AI, and spiking neural networks. He has published extensively in top venues and has recently been awarded a US Patent on the design of automated video surveillance systems. His research projects have been primarily sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Silicon Mechanics, and Sun Microsystems.
Dr. Sarhan served as the Chair of the Interest Group on Media Streaming of the IEEE Multimedia Communication Technical Committee and as the Co-Director of the IEEE Multimedia Communication Technical Committee Review Board. He served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and is currently serving as an Editor of the ETRI Journal. He served as a Guest Editor and Reviewer for prestigious journals and magazines. Dr. Sarhan has been involved in the organization of numerous international conferences in various capacities, including General Chair, Chair, Technical Program Committee Co-Chair, Publicity Chair, Track Chair, Session Chair, and Technical Program Committee Member. Besides, he has participated as a Panelist in major international conferences. Dr. Sarhan served as a Panelist for the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health and as a Site Review Panelist for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Dr. Sarhan has served as a Consulting Expert in numerous patent infringement cases related to methods, systems, software, websites, and mobile apps for media streaming, video streaming, video storage, video delivery, video/audio sharing, and video recording, involving major cellular networks, mobile operating systems makes, smartphone manufacturers, media streaming, and social media companies. He has also served as a Consulting Expert in intellectual property and other corporate litigation cases related to secure multimedia products for medical applications, encryption, anonymity, and IP addresses.
Dr. Sarhan has been actively involved in international educational reform, review, and accreditation activities. He served as an external expert for reforming computer science and computer engineering programs and courses. He also served as a chair or member of numerous panels for review and accreditation of universities and programs, including electrical and computer engineering, software engineering, and electrical engineering.
Dr. Sarhan is the recipient of the IEEE SEM Outstanding Professional of the Year Award, the Wayne State University President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Sarhan is a Senior Member of the IEEE.