Professor and Department Head Emeritus, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mississippi State University, USA
Nicolas H. Younan is a Department Head Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University where he previously served as the Department Head and James Worth Bagley Chair from 2009 until 2019. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Mississippi State University, in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Ohio University in 1988. Dr. Younan’s research interests include signal processing and pattern recognition with applications to smart technologies. He has been involved in the development of advanced signal processing and pattern recognition algorithms for data mining, data fusion, feature extraction and classification, and automatic target recognition/identification. Dr. Younan has published over 300 papers in journals and refereed conference proceedings. He has served as the General Chair and Editor for the 4th IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, Co-Editor for the 3rd International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing Images, Guest Editor, Sensors Journal, Remote Sensing, Electronics, Pattern Recognition Letters, and JSTARS, and Co-Chair for the Workshop on Pattern Recognition for Remote sensing (2008-2010). He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing society, serving on two technical committees: Image Analysis and Data Fusion, and Earth Science Informatics (previously Data Archive and Distribution). He also served as the Vice Chair of the International Association on Pattern Recognition (IAPR) Technical Committee 7 on Remote Sensing (2008-2010).