Prof. Rashid Ansari

Prof. Rashid Ansari

University of Illinois at Chicago/UIC

Prof. Rashid Ansari is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UIC and IEEE Fellow. He received a doctorate degree in electrical engineering and computer science at Princeton University in 1981. He was a researcher in Bell communication research institute and professor in the department of electronic engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He worked as the associate editor of the authoritative periodical in signal processing field, such as IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, and so on. the editorial board member of the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, and the member of the organization planning committee of IEEE international conference many times. He was the chairman of the 96 international conferences on Visual Communication & Image Processing. Currently, he is a member of the digital signal processing technical committee of IEEE Circuits and Systems and also a member of images, video, and multidimensional signal processing technical committee. His main research fields are signal processing and communication, video image processing, multimedia communication, and medical image processing.


  • Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at UIC

    Aug 2019 - Present 


  • Professor and Department Head at UIC

    May 2014 - 2019


  • Professor and Acting Department Head, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

    Feb 2012 - 2014


  • Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

    Jan 2005 - Jan 2012


  • Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

    Aug 2001 - Dec 2004


  • Associate Professor

    Jul 1995 - Aug 2001