Pr. Nidhal BOUAYNAYA
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering
(Rowan University, New Jersey, USA)
Pr. Nidhal Carla Bouaynaya received the B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National School of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Telecommunications (ENSEA), France, in 2002, the M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, in 2002, the M.S. diploma (DEA) in Signal and Image Processing from ENSEA, France, in 2003, the M.S. degree in Mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, in 2007. From August 2007 till August 2013, she was an Assistant then Associate Professor with the Department of Systems Engineering at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, USA.
In September 2013, she joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rowan University, New Jersey, USA, where she is currently an Associate Professor. Her research interests are in signal, image and video processing, dynamical systems and machine learning. Dr. Bouaynaya won the Best Student Paper Award at SPIE Conference on Visual Communication and Image Processing (SPIE VCIP'06) in 2006, the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics in 2013 (GENSIPS’13) and the Runner-up Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine in 2015 (BIBM'15). She is also the winner of the UALR Faculty Excellence Award in Research in 2013 and the 2017 winner of Rowan Excellence Award in Research.
Her research is funded by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF), United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJ DoT), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). She is also interested in entrepreneurial endeavors. In 2017, she Co-founded and is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of MRIMATH, LLC, a start-up company in medical imaging.