S. Hamid Nawab, Ph.D.

Hamid NawabProfessor
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982

Information Systems and Sciences Laboratory

(617) 353-4461

office: PHO 433
office hours: Monday, 12:00–1:00 PM

Honors, Awards, and Editorships

  • 2005 College of Engineering Service Award
  • 1998 College of Engineering Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 1993 Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering

Classes Taught

  • EK130 Introduction to Engineering
  • EC401 Signals and Systems
  • EC416 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
  • EC512 Enterprise Client-Server Software Systems Design
  • EC516 Digital Signal Processing
  • EC716 Advanced Digital Signal Processing
  • EC760 Advanced Topics in Photonics
  • EC850 Graduate Teaching Seminar

Research Interests

  • computational signal processing
  • applied artificial intelligence
  • analysis algorithms for EMG signals
  • analysis algorithms for patient activity signals
  • analysis algorithms for auditory signals

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