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Dr. Rassoul Amirfattahi (Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering


Address: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology,
Isfahan, 84156-83111, Iran
Tel: (+98) 311 391 53 82
Fax: (+98) 311 391 2451
E-mail: Fattahi@cc.iut.ac.ir

Personal Information
Date of Birth: October 16, 1969
Marital Status: Married, with two children
Nationality: Iranian

Education
Department of Elect. Eng., Amirkabir University 1996-2002
of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran
Ph.D. degree in Elect. Eng.
First rank in Ph.D. entrance exam (Total Average without Thesis : 17.4).
Thesis title: Speech production modeling of prelingually-deaf Farsi-Speaking patients after
multichannel cochlear implantation.

Department of Biomed. Eng., Amirkabir University 1993-1996


of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran
M.S. degree in Biomed. and Bioelect. Eng.
High rank in M.Sc. entrance exam (Total Average : 17.5).
Thesis title: Design and manufacture of body surface potential mapping (BSPM) system for detection
of acute heart arrhythmias.

Department of Elect. and Comp. Eng., 1988-1993


Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran
B.S. degree in Elect. Eng.
High rank in B.S graduating class (Total Average : 17.1).
Project title: Digital control of speed and shaft-position of a DC-motor using 8085 microprocessor
and personal computers.

Teaching Experience

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A) Undergraduate Courses

1. Electrical circuit theory


2. Fundamentals of Electronics system design
3. Microprocessors and Digital Circuits
4. Discrete-Time Signals and Systems
5. Microcomputer Interfacing and Peripheral System Design
6. Electronics and Microprocessor Lab.

B) Graduate and Post-Graduate Courses

1. Discrete-Time Signal Processing


2. Digital Processing of Speech signals
3. Biomedical Signal Processing and Signal Analysis
4. Medical and Biomedical Instrumentation
5. Stochastic Processes
6. Advanced Topics in Digital Signal Processing
7. Modeling of physiological systems

Research
Research Area

Discrete-time signal processing, Speech analysis, Speech of hearing-impaired


and cochlear implantation, Digital image processing, Medical imaging, Modeling of physiological
systems, Biomedical signal processing and non-invasive diagnosis.

Publications

Conference Papers
1. R.Amirfattahi, H.Sarmadi, M.Zardoshti, H.Ghafourifard, A.Eftekharhoseini, “Comparing of
some interpolation methods for the quality improvement of body surface potential mapping
(BSPM)”, in 8th Iranian conference on Biomedical Engineering, 1996, Amirkabir university of
technology, Tehran, Iran (in Farsi)
2. H.Sheikhzadeh, R.Amirfattahi, “Objective long-term assessment of speech quality changes in
prelingual cochlear implant children”, in International conference on spoken language processing
(ICSLP-2000), 2000, Beijing, China
3. R. Amirfattahi, H. Sheikhzadeh, S. Abdi, S.A. Seyyedsalehi, “Oral vowel nasalization in speech
of prelingually deaf Farsi-speaking children after multichannel cochlear implantation”, in 10th
Iranian conference on Biomedical Engineering, 2001, Tarbiat Modarres university, Tehran, Iran (in
Farsi)
4. H. Safizadeh, M. Parvizi, R. Amirfattahi, "Computer-Based Recognition of Farsi Handwritten
Texts", in 3rd conference on machine vision, image processing and applications, 2005, University of
Tehran, Iran (in Farsi)
5. M. Karimi, R. Amirfattahi, S. Sadri, S. Marvasti, "Noninvasive detection and classification of
coronary artery occlusions using wavelet analysis of heart sounds with neural networks", in 3rd
international IEE conference on medical applications of signal processing (MASP2005), 2005,
London, UK.
6. R. Amirfattahi, K. Shojaeian, "Detection of acute ventricular arrhythmias using wavelet analysis
of electrocardiogram signals", in 12th Iranian conference on Biomedical Engineering, 2005, Sahand
University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran (in Farsi)

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7. M. Karimi, R. Amirfattahi, S. Sadri, "Noninvasive detection of coronary artery stenoses using
digital processing of phonocardiography", in 12th Iranian conference on Biomedical Engineering,
2005, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran (in Farsi)
8. M. Navidpanah, R. Amirfattahi, M.R. Ahmadzadeh, "Steel sheet surface defects classification
using artificial neural networks", in 84 steel symposium, 2006, Isfahan University of Technology,
Isfahan, Iran (in Farsi).
9. M. Navidpanah, R. Amirfattahi, M.R. Ahmadzadeh, "Clustering of steel surface defects by
using artificial neural networks and simple computational indices", in 11th International conference
of Computer Society of Iran, 2006, IPM Center, Tehran, Iran (in Farsi)
10. M. Yektaeian, R. Amirfattahi, "Objective quality evaluation of speech communication channels
using dynamic spectral features", in 14th Iranian Conference of Electrical Engineering (ICEE2006),
2006, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
11. I. Hoseini, M. Rahmati, M.S. Sadri, N. Shams, R. Amirfattahi, "An FPGA based facial
component extractor using wavelet-based salient points", in 2nd IEEE International Conference on
Information and Communication Technologies, from Theory to Application (ICTTA'06), 2006,
Damascus, Syria.
12. A. Movahedian, O. Taheri, I. Hoseini, R. Amirfattahi, "Hiding Data in Color Halftone Images
using Error Diffusion with Nonlinear Thresholding", in 2nd IEEE International Conference on
Information and Communication Technologies, from Theory to Application (ICTTA'06), 2006,
Damascus, Syria.
13. O. Taheri, A. Movahedian, S. Sadri, R. Amirfattahi, I. Hoseini, " Dot Diffusion with
Nonlinear Thresholding to Hide Data in Halftoned Images", in 2nd IEEE International Conference on
Information and Communication Technologies, from Theory to Application (ICTTA'06), 2006,
Damascus, Syria.
14. O. Taheri, A. Movahedian, S. Samavi, R. Amirfattahi, " Watermarking for halftoned images
using error diffusion with nonlinear thresholding", in 19th IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical
and Computer Engineering (CCECE2006), 2006, Ottawa Ontario, Canada.
15. A. Movahedian, O. Taheri, S. Sadri, R. Amirfattahi, " Data hiding in halftone images using
error diffusion halftoning with adaptive thresholding", in 19th IEEE Canadian Conference on
Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE2006), 2006, Ottawa Ontario, Canada.
16. N. Borjian, S. Sadri, R. Amirfattahi, "Motion Tracking by Adaptive Mesh", in 4th Iranian
Conference on Machine Vision and Image Processing (MVIP2007), 2007, Mashad, Iran (in Frasi)
17. M. Shahedi, R. Amirfattahi, F. Torkamani Azar, S. Sadri, "Digital mammograms
segmentation for Accurate Detection of Breast Tissue", in 4th Iranian Conference on Machine Vision
and Image Processing (MVIP2007), 2007, Mashad, Iran (in Frasi)
18. M. Sharifzadeh, R. Amirfattahi, S. Sadri, "Surface Defect Detection Using Digital Processing
of Steel Sheet Images", in 4th Iranian Conference on Machine Vision and Image Processing
(MVIP2007), 2007, Mashad, Iran (in Frasi)
19. N. Einakchi, R. Amirfattahi, S. Sadri, "Panorama Image Construction Using Rotational
Transform and Scaling determination", in 4th Iranian Conference on Machine Vision and Image
Processing (MVIP2007), 2007, Mashad, Iran (in Frasi)
20. S. Kazeminia, R. Amirfattahi, M. Mahmoodvand, "Design of a Full-Automatic Process for
Finding the Matched Rib in Peugeot 206 Torsion Bar", in 4th Iranian Conference on Machine Vision
and Image Processing (MVIP2007), 2007, Mashad, Iran (in Frasi)
21. A. Taheri, R. Amirfattahi, "Slag Slopping in Isfahan Iron and Steel Company Converters Using
Digital Processing of Oxygen Lance Propagated Sounds", in 85 steel symposium, 2007, Amirkabir
University of Technology (The Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran (in Farsi)
22. M. Sharifzadeh, R. Amirfattahi, S. Sadri, "Automatic Detection of Steel Surface Defects Using
Digital Image Processing Algorithms", in 15th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering
(ICEE2007), 2007, Tehran, Iran (in Frasi)
23. N. Borjian, S. Sadri, R. Amirfattahi, "Mesh Constructing by Neighboring Test", in 15th Iranian
Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE2007), 2007, Tehran, Iran (in Frasi)
24. M. Kazemi, R. Amirfattahi, M. mansoori, "Non-Invasive Detection of Heart Pumping Using
Digital Processing of Heart Sounds and RBF Neural Network", in 15th Iranian Conference on
Electrical Engineering (ICEE2007), 2007, Tehran, Iran (in Frasi)
25. E. Nasr, Sh. Samavi, R. Amirfattahi, "Lossless Compression of ECG Signals Based on 2D
Prediction", in 15th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE2007), 2007, Tehran, Iran (in
Frasi)
26. M. Shahedi, R. Amirfattahi, F. Torkamani Azar, S. Sadri, "Accurate Breast Region Detection
In Digital Mammograms Using a Local Adaptive Thresholding Method", in 8th International
Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS2007),2007, Santorini
Island, Greece.

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27. R. Mohammadi, R. Amirfattahi, "Implementation of Sub-Band Coding on Farsi Speech
Language", Accepted in 5th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering
(ELECO2007), 5-9 December 2007, Bursa, Turkey.
28. R. kafieh, R. Amirfattahi, "Detection of Ventricular Arrhythmias Using Geometrical Location
of Roots in AR-Model", Accepted in 5th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics
Engineering (ELECO2007), 5-9 December 2007, Bursa, Turkey.
29. N. Borjian, S. Sadri, R. Amirfattahi, "Adaptive Forward-Tracking Mesh Model", in 12th
International conference of Computer Society of Iran, 2007, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
(in Farsi)
30. Y. Rahimi, R. Ghaderi, R. Amirfattahi, "Automatic Separation of Multi-Chromosome Images
From One-Chromosome Images Using Neural Networks", in the 1st National Data Mining
Conference, 2007, AmirKabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (in Farsi)
31. E. Negahbani, R. Amirfattahi, B. Ahmadi, M. Mehri, M. Rouzbeh, "Analysis of
Electroencephalogram, Revealing the Processing Algorithm of Depth of Anesthesia Monitor", in the
1st National Data Mining Conference, 2007, AmirKabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (in
Farsi)
32. R. Amirfattahi, B. Ahmadi, E. Negahbani, M. Mansouri, M. Taheri, "Comparison of
Adaptive and Fixed Segmentation in Different Calculation Methods of Electroencephalogram Time-
Series Entropy for Estimating Depth of Anesthesia ", in The International Special Topic Conference
on
Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine (ITAB2007), 2007, Tokyo, Japan
33. M. Yektaeian, R. Amirfattahi, "Comparison of Spectral Subtraction Methods Used in Noise
Suppression Algorithms", in The 6th International Conference on Information, Communications and
Signal Processing (ICICS2007), 2007, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

B) Journal Papers
1. R.Amirfattahi, H.Sarmadi, M.Zardoshti, H.Ghafourifard, A.Eftekharhoseini, “ Improvement
of Signal to Noise Ratio in Electrocardiogram for the Preparing of Body Surface Potential Mapping
(BSPM)”, Daneshvar (Scientific Journal of Shahed University), Vol.4, No.13,14, pp. 57-64, 1997
(in Farsi)
2. H.Sarmadi, R.Amirfattahi, M.Zardoshti, H.Ghafourifard, A.Eftekharhoseini, “ Comparing of
Some Interpolation Methods for the Quality Improvement of Body Surface Potential Mapping
(BSPM)”, Daneshvar (Scientific Journal of Shahed University), Vol.4, No.13,14, pp. 49-56, 1997
(in Farsi)
3. F. Okhovat, A. Musavi, M. Keihani, R. Amirfattahi, "Frequency Analysis of Normal Auditory
Brain Response (ABR)", Audiology (The Scientific Education and Research Journal of Rehabilitation
School of Iran University of Medical Sciences), Vol.14, No.13, pp.30-33, 2000 (in Farsi)
4. R.Amirfattahi, H.Sheikhzadeh, “Vowel Production Changes in Farsi-Speaking Children with
Prelingual Deafness after Multichannel Cochlear Implantation”, Amirkabir ( Scientific Journal of
Amirkabir University of Technology ), Vol.12, No.46, pp.209-227, 2001 (in Farsi)
5. M.H.Khalesi, R.Amirfattahi, H.Sheikhzadeh, M.T.Khorsandi, M.Motesaddi, S.Abdi, “Effect
of Auditory Feedback on Speech Production after Cochlear Implantation”, Actamedica Iranica
( Scientific Journal of Tehran University of Medical Sciences ), Vol.59, No.5, pp. 1-9, 2001 (in Farsi)
6. R. Amirfattahi, H. Sheikhzadeh, S. Abdi, S.A. Seyyedsalehi, “Quantitative Assessment of Oral
Vowel Nasalization and Voicing of Fricative Consonants using MBE Analysis in Speech of
Prelingually-Deaf Farsi-Speaking Children after Multichannel Cochlear Implantation”, International
Journal of Engineering Sciences ( Scientific Journal of Iran University of Science and Technology ),
Vol.14, No.3, pp.171-190, 2003 (in Farsi)

7. R. Amirfattahi, H. Sheikhzadeh, S. Abdi, S.A. Seyyedsalehi, “The Effects of Auditory Feedback


on Fundamental Frequency Contours of Farsi-Speaking Hearing-Impaired Adults after Multichannel
Cochlear Implantation”, Sharif ( Scientific Journal of Sharif University of Technology ), Vol.19,
Vol.25, pp.110-119, 2004 (in Farsi)
8. M. Kazemi, R. Amirfattahi, M. Mansoori, "Non-Invasive Detection of Heart Pumping Using
Digital processing of Heart Sounds and RBF Neural Network", The Scientific Journal of Iran IEEE,
Isfahan Branch, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 8-10, 2007 (in Farsi)

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Theses Supervised
A) Selected B.S. Projects
1. “ Design and Manufacture of a Z80 Microprocessor-Based System for Connecting a Printer to Five
Computers”, M.Kolahdouz Esfahani, Sh.Kouchmeshki, 1997
2. “ Design and Manufacture of a Prototype Z80 Microprocessor-Based System Including a Matrix
Keyboard, 7-Seg Display and a Standard Printer Port”, M.Shirazi, M.Ostadali Makhmalbaf,
M.Mousavi Bojnourdi, 1999
3. “ Hardware and Software Identification of MPF-1: A Laboratory Z80 Microprocessor-Based
System”, R.Imani, 1996
4. “ An Introduction to MC68000 Microprocessor: Hardware, Software, Programming and
Interfacing”, A.Mohammadi, 1995
5. “ Computer Simulation of Digital Controllers Using MATLAB Package”, M.H.Saber, 1998
6. “ Design and Manufacture of a Digital Thermometer Using Z80 Microprocessor”, A.M.Mobasser,
2000
7. “Design and Manufacture of a DC-Motor Driver Using 8051-Microcontroller”, M.Nasr Esfahani,
B.Barati, 2004
8. "Computer-based ECG monitoring system", A. Barahimi, A.Jamali, 2004
9. "Automatic detection of maximum coincidence grooves in two sides of Peugeot 405 back torsion
bar using 8051 microcontroller", S. Kazeminia, M. Mahmoodvand, M. A. Mohammadi, 2004
10. "Computer-based heart sounds monitoring system", L.Salehi, 2006

A) Selected M.S. Theses

1. “ Frequency Analysis of Normal ABR Traces”, M.Okhovat Gilani, 1999


2. “Computer-Aided Design of Filtered Natural Sound Test for a Group of 2 to 5 Years Old Children
in Tehran”, M.Eslami, 2000
3. “Persian Discrete Speech Recognition”, E.Hani, 2005
4. “Noninvasive Detection of Coronary Artery Occlusion using Time-Frequency Analysis of
Phonocardiogram signal”, M.Karimi, 2005.
5. "Real-time defect detection of cold rolled steel mills", M. Sharifzadeh, 2005
6. "Surface inspection and defect classification of cold rolled steel mills", M. Navidpanah, 2006.
7. "Speech compression using sub-band coding techniques", M. Mohammadi, 2006
8. "ECG arrhythmia detection using wavelet transform", K. Shojaeian, 2006
9. "System modeling and identification using DNA and RNA computing", A. Naghsh, 2006.
10. "A new MPEG-4 HVXC speech coding for Farsi speaking language", A. Yektaeian, 2005
11. "Remote reading of home counters using information and communication technology (ICT)", N.
Hadizadeh,2005.
12. "Segmentation of digital mammography images for detection of small abnormalities", M.
Shahedi, 2007.

Administrative Activities
1. Administrator of the 1st student seminar on Industrial Automation (7-8
November, 2005) which have been held in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department under participation of student scientific society of department.
2. Deputy of student affairs in Electrical and Computer Engineering department
from May, 2005.
3. Head of Digital Signal processing research laboratory in Electrical and
Computer Engineering department.
4. Administrator of the 10th student conference on Electrical Engineering which
will be held in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department on September
2007 under participation of student scientific society of department.
5. Executive director of "Feedback", the scientific student journal of Electrical
and Computer Engineering which is publishing by the student scientific society of
department.

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Scientific Association Membership
1. Member of Iranian society of iron and steel from May, 2005.
2. Member of Iranian society of Biomedical Engineers from June, 2003.
3. Member of Iranian society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers from June,
2006.

Selected Industrial Research Projects


1. "Noninvasive detection of coronary artery occlusions using digital processing
of heart sounds", supported by research deputy of Isfahan University of
technology.
2. "Design of industrial automation system for casting section of Isfahan Azarin
melting company using PLC's", supported by SAPCO, Iran Khodro.
3. "Natural gas pipeline inspection using ultrasound technology", supported by
Iran Gas National Co.
4. "Recently used methods for gas measurements and low-temperature effects on
home and industrial gas counters", supported by Iran Gas National Co.
5. "Analysis and simulation of industrial glass production process to reduce
process loss and increase production speed", supported by SAPCO, Iran Khodro.
6. "Supervising of design and manufacturing of intelligent lock system",
supported by Isfahan science and technology town
7. "Supervising of design and manufacturing of Electronics parking system",
supported by Isfahan science and technology town