S. Hamid Nawab, Ph.D.

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Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Professor, NeuroMuscular Research Center

Hearing Research Center
NeuroMuscular Research Center

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Phone: (617) 353-4461; Fax: (617) 353-6766
Email: hamid@bu.edu
Office: PHO 433; Office hours: By appointment

Research Interests

Signal processing for brain signals from electrical transmissions of neural activity; Signal processing for cognition signals from mutually interacting physical stimuli of human perception; computational signal processing; artificial intelligence for signal processing; short-time and short-space signal processing.

Current Research

Dr. Nawab’s current research is concerned with the exploration of novel algorithms, architectures and design environments for the processing and understanding of biosignals. This includes projects in auditory scene analysis, decomposition of indwelling and surface EMG signals, and wearable sensors for patient monitoring.

Selected Recent Publications

S.H. Nawab, R.P. Wotiz, C.J. De Luca “Decomposition of Indwelling EMG Signals” Journal of Applied Physiology Vol. 105: 700-710 (August 2008)

C.J. De Luca, A. Adam, R. Wotiz, L.D. Gilmore, S.H. Nawab “Decomposition of Surface EMG Signals” Journal of Neurophysiology 96: 1646-1657 (2006)

C.J. De Luca, J.J. Buccafusco, S.H. Roy, G. De Luca, S.H. Nawab “The Electromyographic signal as a Presymptomatic Indicator of Organophosphates in the Body” Muscle & Nerve Vol. 33, No. 3: 369-376 (2006)

Z. He, M. Bystrom, S.H. Nawab “Bi-Directional Conversion Between DCT Coefficients of Blocks and Their Sub-blocks” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing Vol. 33, No. 8: 2835-2841 (2005)

Brynmor Davis, S.H. Nawab “The Relationship of Transform Coefficients for Differing Transforms and/or Differing Sub-block Sizes” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing Vol. 52, No. 5: 1458-1461 (2004) abstract