Contact Information:

UIC Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, 1020 Sciences and Engineering Offices (SEO), 851 South Morgan St.(M/C 154) Chicago, IL 60607.

Office: 1027 SEO

Laboratory: Multimedia Communications Laboratory

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Princeton University, 1981

M.Tech. Electrical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1977

B.Tech. Electrical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1975

Fellow of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Jan., 1999, with the citation: “For contributions to multirate digital signal processing and digital filter banks.”

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 1998–2000.

Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 1993–1998.

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, 1989–1993.

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits & Systems, 1987–1989.

Conference Chair of SPIE/IEEE Conference on Visual Communication and Image Processing, jointly with M. J. T. Smith, Orlando, FL, Mar. 1996.

Radiological Soc. of North America, Certificate of Merit for exhibit on medical image compression research, 1994.

Bellcore President’s Recognition Award, Orator speech synthesizer research, 1993.

Professor Ansari’s primary research interest is in signal processing and communications. Topics of research include image and video processing, layered video compression and packetized transmission, multi-modal signal analysis, multirate filter banks and wavelets, and speech processing.