Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Receives Prestigious NSF Award
For release: May 12, 2008
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901-678-2843
Dr. Mohammed Yeasin, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering at the University of Memphis’ Herff College of Engineering, received a
$494,919 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Award
for his research in “Co-Analysis of Signal and Sense for Understanding Non-verbal
Communications and Their Applications.” The Career Award is the most prestigious award
junior faculty members can receive from the NSF. The grant will be used to advance
his research and educational programs.
Yeasin joined the U of M faculty in 2005. He leads the Computer Vision, Pattern and
Image Analysis Laboratory and works in the areas of computer vision, data mining,
bio-informatics/computational biology, pattern recognition, and human computer interfaces.
Yeasin has made significant contributions in the research and development of real-time
computer vision solutions for academic research and commercial applications. He has
been involved with several technological innovations, including face detection, classifying
gender, age group, ethnicity, emotions, recognition of human activities in video,
and speech-gesture enabled sophisticated human-computer interfaces. Some of his research
on facial image analysis and hand gesture recognition is used in developing several
commercial products by Videomining Inc.
The Faculty Early Career Award supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars
through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education
and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities
should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education
and research. This award is the fourth that faculty in the Herff College have received
in the past 10 years.
The Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis offers undergraduate
programs in biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering, and
in computer, electronics, and manufacturing engineering technology. Graduate programs
are offered in biomedical (in partnership with the University of Tennessee Health
Science Center), computer, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, and in engineering
For more information about Dr. Yeasin’s research, go online to www.cvpia.org or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org