Shahram Shirani, Ph.D. , P.Eng.
Senior Member of IEEE


L. R. Wilson/Bell Canada Chair in Data Communications  




I am part of Multimedia Signal Processing Lab which is part of the Signal, Image & Video Processing research thrust in ECE.

My areas of research are:

   Computer Vision

   Biomedical image processing

   Multimedia Computing Systems

   Multimedia Communication Networks

   Signal Compression for Multimedia Communications

   Multimedia Data Indexing and Retrieval

   Multimedia Hardware Architectures

   Multimedia Communication Standards

   Visual Communications

   Image and Video Processing

   VLSI Architectures for Real-Time Signal and Image Processing

   Ultrasonic Imaging


I was a member of editorial board and associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and a member of editorial board and associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia.




B.S., Electrical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, 1989.

M.Sc., Biomedical Engineering (with honor), Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1994.

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2000.


Selected Publications




Image Processing, COMP 4TN4

Computer Organization, COE3DR4

Multimedia Communications ECE728

3D Image Processing and Computer Vision

Engineering Design EE4OI6




Contact Info



Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
ITB A320
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1


Phone: (905)-525-9140 ext. 27943
Fax: (905)-521-2922 


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