PIAIS Staff

Ehsan Akhtarkavan

Junior Research Scientist

  • GENERAL INFORMATION

 

  1. Ehsan Akhtarkavan, Ph.D.

  • Room 5, Floor 3, Khatam Institute for Higher Education, No. 30, Hakim-e- Azam Street. North Shiraz Street, Tehran, Iran
  • (+98)-9123272694
  • (+98)-2144618614
  • e.akhtarkavan@khatam.ac.ir
  • ehsan.akhtarkavan@piais.ir
  • ehsan.akhtarkavan@gmail.com

 

  1. Degrees

  • Ph.D. Computer engineering, University Science Malaysia, June 2012,
    Thesis:
    Multiple-Description Lattice Vector Quantization for Image and Video Coding Based on Coinciding Similar Sublattices of An.
    Supervisor: Associate Prof. M. F. M. Salleh.

  • M.Sc. Computer Engineering – Computer Systems Architecture I.A.U, Science and technology, Arak, Iran, July 2007
    Thesis: Energy Adaptive Cluster-Head Selection for Wireless Sensor Networks
    Main supervisor: Dr. M.T. Manzuri-Shalmani,

    Co-supervisor: Prof. Ali Movaghar.

  • B.Sc. Computer Hardware Engineering, I.A.U, Tehran Central Branch, 2003.

  1. Employment History

  • Faculty member, Assistant Professor, Khatam University, Tehran, Iran, 2014-now.
  • Faculty member, Assistant Professor, Azad University Garmsar Branch, Iran, 2012- 2014.
  • Research Associate, Collaborative Microelectronics Design Excellence Center (CEDEC), Jan 2012- June 2012.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, 1 February 2009 to 30 September 2010.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1 October 2010 to 30 April 2011.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, May 2011 to September 2011.
  • Statistical Software Development Manager, Iranian Students Polling Agency (ISPA), from October 23, 2005 to March 19, 2009.


 

  1. Accomplished projects

  • Development manager of networked data entry and processing software for the project of “A survey of Charity Subscribers preferences”, in Iranian Students Polling Agency (ISPA) from July 23, 2006 to Oct, 22, 2006.
  • Development manager of networked data entry and processing software for the project of “Justice Assessment in Tehran”, in Iranian Students Polling Agency (ISPA) from Dec 21, 2008 to Jan 19, 2009.
  • Development manager of ISPA’s General Sampling Software, in Iranian Students Polling Agency (ISPA) from Dec 21, 2007 to Feb, 19, 2008.
  • Developing the ISPA's Project Management Software, in Iranian Students Polling Agency (ISPA) from Feb 20, 2006 to March 20, 2006.
  • Designer and Administrator of the website of Iranian Students Polling Agency (ISPA), “www.ISPA.ir” website, from March 21, 2005 to Sep 22, 2005.

 

  1. Honors

  • Sanggar Sanjung Award - Publication (Journal) Category winner, 2012.

  1. Current Research Interests

  • Digital image processing/watermarking,
  • Software defined networks,
  • MDC image coding.

I have diverse research interests and enjoy working at an interdisciplinary research team and explore new connections and possibilities.

 

 

  1. Research Awards (grants, contracts, fellowships) including:

  • Title: Hardware implementation of multiple description image coding
    Granting Body: CEDEC
    Amount Awarded: RM10, 800 (RM1, 800 each month for six months)
    Principle-Investigator: Ehsan Akhtarkavan (solo)
    Date of Award: Jan 2012- June 2012.

 

  • Title: Hardware to assist in research for multiple description image/video communication (1001/PELECT/814100).
    Granting Body: USM
    Amount Awarded: RM12, 000 (RM1, 500 each month for 8 months)
    Principle-Investigator: Ehsan Akhtarkavan (solo)
    Date of Award: Feb 2009 to Sept 2010.

 

  • Title: Graduate Teaching Assistant.
    Granting Body: USM
    Amount Awarded: RM 5,500 (RM1, 100 each month for 5 months)
    Principle-Investigator: Ehsan Akhtarkavan (solo)
    Date of Award: Oct 2010 to April 2011.

 

  • Title: Hardware to assist in research for Limited feedback beam forming based cooperative communication system (1001/PELECT/814100).
    Granting Body: USM
    Amount Awarded: RM18, 000 (RM1, 500 each month for 1 year)
    Principle-Investigator: Ehsan Akhtarkavan (solo)
    Date of Award: May 2011 to September 2011.

 

  1. Publications

  1. Refereed publications

  • Ehsan Akhtarkavan, M. F. M. Salleh, “Multiple description lattice vector quantization using multiple A4 quantizers”, IEICE Electronics Express, Vol.17, No.17, 1233-1239.
  • Ehsan Akhtarkavan, M. F. M. Salleh, “Design of Multiple Description Lattice Vector Quantizers Using Coinciding Similar Sublattices”, IEEE Transaction on Image Processing, Vol.21, No.2, Feb 2012.
  • Mahdi Shahrokhi, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, Fatemeh Rostami, Md Azlin Md Said, Syafalni, “A Fuzzy Logic to Predicting Velocities in Primary Sedimentation Tanks,” World Applied Science Journal, 15 (9): 1279-1286, 2011.
  • Ehsan Akhtarkavan, M. F. M. Salleh, “Multiple Descriptions Video Coding Using Coinciding Lattice Vector Quantizer for H.264/AVC and Motion JPEG2000,” World Applied Science Journal, 15 (9): 1279-1286, 2012.
  • S.V.S. Mehri, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, Saeed Erfanian,”Distributed Segment Tree Using MapReduce”, IJECS Volume 3, Issue 6 June, 2014 Page No.6438-6441.
  • S.V.S. Mehri, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, Saeed Erfanian,”Calculating the Area of the Union of Iso-oriented Rectangles Using MapReduce”IJECS Volume 3, Issue 5May, 2014 Page No.5575-5578.
  • Ayat Kazemi, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, "Clustering Algorithm to Reduce Power Consumption in Wireless Sensor Network", ACSIJ Advances in Computer Science: an International Journal, Vol. 3, Issue 4, No.10, and July 2014.
  • Ayat Kazemi, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, "An Optimal Energy-Efficient Clustering Protocol in Wireless Sensor Networks Using Genetic Algorithm", (IJCSIS) International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, Vol. 12, No. 10, 2014.
  • Ehsan Akhtarkavan, Babak Majidi, M. F. M. Saleh, and Jagdish C. Patra,” High Capacity Reversible Data Hiding in Digital Images Using Integer-to-Integer DWT and Lattice Vector Quantization”, submitted to Signal Processing, 13 May 2017.
  • Ehsan Akhtarkavan, Babak Majidi, and M. T. Manzuri, “Secure Communication and Archiving of Low Altitude Remote Sensing Data Using High Capacity Reversible Data Hiding”, submitted to Multimedia Tools and Applications, 21 September 2017. 

 

 

  1. Conference Papers:

  • Ehsan Akhtarkavan, M.T Manzuri, “Energy Adaptive Cluster-Head Selection for Wireless Sensor Networks Using Center of Energy Mass”, 13th international computer conference in Iran, 2008, Kish, Iran, printed in Springer-Verlag CCIS series.
  • Ehsan Akhtarkavan, and M. F. M. Salleh, “Multiple Description Lattice Vector Quantization Using Coinciding Similar Lattices of A4,” Proc. IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ISIEA 2010), Penang, Malaysia, Oct 3-5, 2010
  • Ehsan Akhtarkavan, M. F. M. Salleh, “Multiple Description Lattice Vector Quantizers Using Coinciding Similar Sublattices”, 2010 3rd International Conference on Signal Acquisition and Processing (ICSAP 2011), Singapore, Feb 26-28, 2011.
  • Ehsan Akhtarkavan, M. F. M. Salleh,”Multiple Descriptions Coding for H.264/AVC Using Coinciding A2 Lattice Vector Quantizer,”, IEEE 2011 International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications (ICSIPA 2011), 16-18 Nov. 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Ehsan Akhtarkavan, Mahnoosh Nadjarpoorsiyahkaly,” Image Steganogrphy Using Lattice Vector Quantization and Discrete Wavelet Transform,” 2nd International Conference on Electrical, Computer, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (ICE2015), 27-28 August 2015, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • M. H. Shirafkan, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, “An image steganography scheme based on discrete wavelet transform using lattice vector quantization and Reed-Solomon encoding,” 2nd International Conference on Knowledge-Based Engineering and Innovation (KBEI), 5-6th, Nov. 2015.
  • Pouria Khanzadi, Babak Majidi, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, A Novel Metric for Digital Image Quality Assessment using Entropy-Based Image Complexity, 4th International Conference on  Knowledge-Based Engineering and Innovation (KBEI-2017), Tehran, Iran.
  • Pouria Khanzadi, Babak Majidi, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, Edge Detection Using Determinant-Variance Trace Algorithm Based on Roots- Dimensional Mapping Method, 4th International Conference on  Knowledge-Based Engineering and Innovation (KBEI-2017), Tehran, Iran.
  • Mojtaba Maddahi, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, Babak Majidi, Assessing resilience of LVQ based steganography in digital medical images against steganalysis, 3rd International Congress on Technology, Communication and Knowledge, 28-29 Dec 2016.
  • Mohammad Parmooz, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, and Babak Majidi, “Optimized multi domain recommender system for online shops with big data,” International Conference of engineering and computer science (CCSE2017), Najafabad, Iran, 28-29 Feb 2017.
  • Ardeshir Vaziri, Babak Majidi, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, “Assessment of a new solution for implementation of multiple authentication in online banking based on one time passwords and NFC”, 2nd national conference of new approaches in electrical and computer engineering, Khoramabad, Iran, March 2017 (NAECE2017).
  • Saman Karbasi-Langeroodi, Babak Majidi, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, “Diagnosis and intelligent prescribing of traditional Iranian drugs with help of cross-language text mining in biomedical texts and deep learning”, 2nd international conference on knowledge-based research in computer engineering and IT, 21 Sept. 2017.
  • Saeed Ashrafi, Babak Majidi, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, “Learning path modelling for optimizing job situation with deep analysis of recruitment text data”, 2nd international conference on knowledge-based research in computer engineering and IT, 21 Sept. 2017.
  • Mohammad Faghih, Mehdi Emadi, Masood Rahgozar, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, “optimized inference algorithm for network of people's influence based on information cascades”, 9th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Technology, 18 -19 Oct., 2017.
  • Parisa Nizamand-dobakhshari, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, and Babak Majidi, “Hiding sensitive patients information in medical images using reversible data hiding algorithm based on integer-2-integer DWT”, 2nd international conference on knowledge-based research in computer engineering and IT, 21 September 2017.
  • Hengameh Aghajafari, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, and Babak Majidi, “Audio copyright protection using reversible data hiding algorithm based on A4 Lattice Vector Quantization”, 2nd international conference on knowledge-based research in computer engineering and IT, 21 September 2017.
  • Mehdi Namakshenas, Pouria Khanzadi, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, and Babak Majidi, “Image watermarking based on Row-Column normalization algorithm”, 2nd international conference on knowledge-based research in computer engineering and IT, 21 Sept. 2017.
  • Soheila Yousefi, Ehsan Akhtarkavan, Ali Movaghar, “Optimized convergence steps of LAP routing algorithm in OSPF networks”, 1st National conference on data center, infrastructures and services, Tehran, Iran, 3 July 2017.

 

  1. Book chapter:

  • Ehsan Akhtarkavan and M. F. M. Salleh (2013). Multiple Descriptions Coinciding Lattice Vector Quantizer for H. 264/AVC and Motion JPEG2000, Advanced Video Coding for Next-Generation Multimedia Services, Prof. Yo-Sung Ho (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0929-7, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/54296. Available here.


 

  1. TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Undergraduate courses taught

Graduate courses taught

  • Data structures and algorithms

  • Digital logic circuit design

  • Programming C++, JAVA, Matlab, Python

  • Web development with ASP.NET

  • Advanced computer networks

  • Advanced Network security

  • Network quality of service

  • Advanced operating systems

 

  1. References

  1. Ali Movaghar, Professor,
    Computer Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology,

    Email: movaghar@sharif.edu,
    Home Page: http://sina.sharif.edu/~movaghar.

 

  1. M.T. Manzuri-Shalmani, Associate Professor,
    Computer Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology,
    Email: manzuri@sharif.edu,
    Home Page: http://sina.sharif.edu/~manzuri.

 

  1. Mohd Fadzli Mohd Salleh, Associate Professor,
    School Of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, USM, Engineering Campus  14300, NibongTebal  Pulau Pinang, Malaysia ,
    Email : fadzlisalleh@eng.usm.my,

    Home Page: http://ee.eng.usm.my/index.php/en/21-electronic/104-assc-prof-dr-mohd-fadzli-bin-mohd-salleh.

 

  1. CP Lim, Associate Professor,
    Faculty of Inst. Intelligent Sys Res & Inn, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Deakin University,
    Email: chee.lim@deakin.edu.au,

    Home Page: http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/chee-peng-lim.