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Welcome to Chapter XVI



Chapter XVI Committee:


Yilu Murphey


Senior member

Tel: 313-593-5028


Yi Lu Murphey received a M.S. degree in computer science from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, in 1983, and a Ph.D degree with a major in Computer Engineering and a minor in Control Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1989.  Currently she is a professor and the Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  Her current research interests are in the areas of machine learning, pattern recognition, computer vision and intelligent systems for engineering diagnostics and prognostics, optimal vehicle power management, text data mining, and robotic vision systems.  More detail of her research can be found at



Chaomin Luo

V-Chair, Treasurer


Tel: 313-993-3363



Dr. Chaomin Luo received his Ph.D. degree in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 2008, his M.Sc. degree in Engineering Systems and Computing at the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and his B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Southeast University, Nanjing, China. His industry experience includes working as an Electronics Engineer, Hardware Designer and a Director of the Embedded Systems and Intelligent Instrument Lab. After he received his Ph.D, he was an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Institute of Electrical Engineering, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the National Taipei University, from August to December 2008.  He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of Detroit Mercy, as an Assistant Professor in Jan 2009. His research interests lie in two areas. The one is in Intelligent System, Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Automation and Mechatronics. The other is in Electronic Design Automation of VLSI/FPGA Circuits, Embedded Systems and Optimization in Electronic Design Automation.



Steven Muldoon

V-Chair, Professional Activities


Tel: 248-876-1632


Steven E. Muldoon started his career in the United States Army as a Signals Intelligence collection and analysis specialist.  He was assigned to several units and special detachments as part of the 525th Military Intelligence Brigade, including TENCAP (Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities), at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and the EPG (Electronic Proving Grounds) at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from Wayne State University in Detroit, and a Masters of Engineering (Automotive Systems) from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  Steve has been working in the area of Automotive Electronics and Embedded Systems for over 15 years.  He has authored, co-authored and presented technical papers for SAE and IEEE, and is a reviewer for the IEEE Sensors Journal.  He has taught several course topics as an adjunct faculty member at Wayne State University in the Engineering Technology department.  Steve is a Senior Member of IEEE, and is an IEEE representative to ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) TAC (Technology Accreditation Committee) as a Volunteer Program Evaluator.  Steve's academic research interests include Genetic Algorithms, Biologically Inspired Algorithms, Multi-Sensor Fusion, and Multi-Objective Optimization Techniques.  He is currently employed by Robert Bosch LLC, as a Software and Systems Engineer, and is involved in Southeast Michigan IEEE as a Vice-Chair of the Computational Intelligence Society Chapter. 


Mahmoud Abu-Nasr

V-Chair, Technical Activities


Tel: 313-390-1817


Dr. Mahmoud Abou-Nasr received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1977 from the University Of Alexandria, Egypt.  He received the M.S. degree in 1984 and the Ph.D. degree in 1994 from the University Of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, both in Electrical Engineering.  Currently he is with Ford Motor Company, Research and Advanced Engineering, Modern Control Methods and Computational Intelligence Group, where he leads research & development of neural network and advanced computational intelligence techniques for automotive applications.   His research interests are in the areas of neural networks, machine learning, pattern recognition, forecasting, data mining, optimization and control.   He is an adjunct faculty member of the Computer Science Department, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan and was an adjunct faculty member of the operations research department, University of Michigan Dearborn. Prior to joining Ford, he held electronics and software engineering positions with the aerospace and robotics industries in the areas of real-time control and embedded communications protocols.  He is a guest editor of a special issue on “Real World Data Mining Applications,” Annals of Information Systems, Elsevier and associate editor of the DMIN'09-DMIN'11 proceedings.  He is a member of the program and technical committees of IJCNN, WCCI, ISVC and ECAI. He is also a reviewer for IJCNN, MSC, CDC, Neural Networks and IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks & Learning Systems.  Dr.  Abou-Nasr has organized international classification competitions in WCCI 2008 in Hong Kong and IJCNN2011 in San Jose CA.

Hafiz Malik



Tel: 313-593-5677


Coming soon…

Chokhalingam Palayamkottai



Tel: 508-740-1870

Coming soon….


Ling Zhuang



Tel: 248-551-9133


Dr. Zhuang received her Ph.D in computer science from the state key lab of CAD&CG, Zhejiang University, China. Now she works as a research associate in the Department of Radiation Oncology in William Beaumont Hospital, MI. Her mainly interest is medical image analysis, including image registration, image segmentation and soft tissue motion estimation and computer intelligence. She is a member of American Association of Physicist in Medicine, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS). She is a reviewer for the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS), Institute of Physics (IOP) and Physics in Medicine (PMB). She is also the committee member of the 2012 International Conference on Medical Image Analysis and Clinical Application (MIACA’12).








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