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2154 Fenton Hall, Dept. of Computer and Information Sciences State University of New York Fredonia, Fredonia, NY 14063 Email: [email protected], or [email protected] Home: (716)-679-9343 Work: (716)-673-3193 WORK EXPERIENCE: Summary: Full Time Positions July 04 - Present Professor, Computer & Information Sciences, SUNY Fredonia, NY July 04 ­ Aug. 10 Founding Chair, Computer & Information Sciences, SUNY Fredonia, NY Sept. 98 - July 04 Professor, Math/CS, State Univ. of New York Fredonia, Fredonia, NY Sept. 01 - June 02 (on Sabbatical leave) Fulbright Senior Scholar, Khazar Univ., Baku, Azerbaijan. Sept. 97 - June 01 Assoc. Chair, Math/CS, State Univ. of New York Fredonia, Fredonia, NY Aug. 95 - Aug. 98 Associate Professor, Math/CS, State Univ. of New York Fredonia, Fredonia, NY June 95 - Aug. 95 Nov. 93 - June 95 July 92 - July 93 July 88 - Aug. 92 June 85 - Dec. 88 Jan. 83 - May 85 Dec. 80 - Apr. 83 June 73 - Dec. 80 Staff Engineer, R & D, Hughes Info. Technology Co. Bellevue, NE Director, Systems Engineering, Intellitek, Omaha, NE Research Associate, Creighton Univ., Cardiac Center, Omaha, NE Director, Dept. of Math and Comp. Sci., Creighton Univ., Omaha Asst. Prof., Dept. of Comp. Sci., Univ. of Nebraska, Omaha, NE Lecturer, Dept. of Decision Sciences & MIS, Concordia Univ., Montreal, Canada Research Assoc., Canada Post Off./Concordia Univ., Montreal, Canada Various Industrial/Business/Academic positions in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Canada

Visiting/Part Time Positions June 94 ­ Present Visiting Professor/Consultant to Universities and High-tech industries in Azerbaijan, Canada, Malaysia, Pakistan, Turkey, UAE and the USA. July 01 ­ Sept. 01 Visiting Professor, Dept. of Comp Sci. and Engineering, Int. Islamic Univ., Malaysia. 5/01 ­ 8/01 Visiting Prof., Dept. of Decision Sciences & MIS, Concordia Univ., Montreal, Canada June 96 ­ Aug. 02 Adj. Prof. Dept. of Computer Sci., Concordia Univ., Montreal, Canada June 11 ­ Aug. 98 Consultant to the United Nations Development Program, TOKTEN for Pakistan June 92 - May 95 Adj. Faculty at Univ. of Nebraska, Creighton and Bellevue Univ., NE May 83 - June 94 Research Associate and Consultant, Tektrend Int., Montreal, Canada (a) Academic Experience State University of New York Fredonia, Fredonia, NY July 2004 to Present Chair (July 04-Aug. 10) & Professor, Dept. of Computer & Information Sciences: Founding Chair of the department. Initiated and led the efforts for setting departmental policies and procedures for administration, faculty/student recruitment, annual assessment of faculty, programs and students, promotion, tenure, mentoring, problem solving and conflict resolution, etc. Course scheduling, student advising, programs marketing, event organization, etc. Chairing/serving on several departmental, college, and university committees. Also involved in program development, curriculum development, grants writing, equipment acquisition, writing brochures, flyers, etc. Teaching (usually left over) advanced courses in Comp. Sci. (see the list above). Research in Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, and Knowledge Engineering. Major Achievements: Creation of the CIS department, program restructure, CS Labs upgrade, Faculty mentoring, Distance learning grants and their implementation. Created new faculty lines and hired three faculty members. Recruited students and add measures for their retention. Prepared all documentation for the new department; Introduced distance learning programs overseas, creation and implementation of MCS Program,

Turkish program with Ege and IUE; Developed new programs; increased enrollment in CS courses; Developed new courses in Information Sciences and Technology, Created the Newsletter; Organization of several international conferences (including Photonics East 2004 ­ 2007), IWCIA'08, CompIMAGE'10; keynote speaker for ICICT'07 and 2009, developed personnel policies and procedures, etc. State University of New York Fredonia, Fredonia, NY September 1997 - June 2004 Professor, Dept. of Math/Comp. Sci.: Actively involved in department administration. Served on several departmental/university committees; within the department involved in program development, faculty/student recruiting, curriculum development, grants writing, equipment acquisition, etc.; teaching advanced courses in Comp. Sci. (see list above); Research in applications of Image Processing and Pattern Recognition; Also worked on several special projects, e.g., Master Program, Banner, Y2K, and Distance Learning. Major Achievements: Fulbright Scholarship: Azerbaijan 2001-02, CS Labs upgrade (from 4 to 30 machines and 3 servers), Two SUNY Learning Network grants of over $25,000 each and their implementation. Introduced distance learning programs overseas, implementation of CS Program, increased enrollment in CS courses that peaked at the conclusion of my tenure; the US representative on "Islam and Terrorism," conference in Baku, Azerbaijan; Developed new courses in Information technology; Developed International Partnership and Exchange programs; Consultant to the UN and the Air Force; Organized several international conferences. September 1997 - May 2001 Assoc. Chair (CS Prog.), Dept. of Math/Comp. Sci.: Actively involved in the CS part of the department administration. Served on university committees for planning & budget, faculty development and computer resource planning. Within the department involved in CS program administration and coordination, faculty/student recruiting, grants writing, personnel review, curriculum development, lab management, equipment acquisition, etc. Taught advanced courses in Comp. Sci., (see above list); Research in applications of Image Processing and Pattern Recognition. Also worked on many special projects (e.g., Y2K and SLN). Major Achievements: CS Lab upgrade ($110K h/w mostly SCAP funds, $160K s/w - all in grants, $25K physical layout and furniture - mostly through personal requests & SCAP funds), Two SUNY Learning Network Grants and their implementation. Implementation of new CS Program. Kasling Scholarly Award. Organized four SPIE international conferences (98, 99, 00, 01). Microsoft Equipment grants of over $150,000. August 1995 to August 1997 Associate Professor, Dept. of Math/Comp. Sci.: Most of above activities. Creighton University, Omaha, NE August 1988 to August 1992 Director, Computer Science: Administration and coordination of Computer Science programs offered by the Dept. of Mathematics/Computer Science. Duties also include curriculum development, program articulation, Comp. Sci. faculty supervision, graduate level teaching, and research, etc. Major Achievements: CS Lab upgrade ($30K h/w & s/w), Development of Graduate program in Computer Science, Participated in the creation of AIM Institute, Omaha. Articulation agreements, etc. University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE July 1985 to August 1988 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Comp. Sci.: taught high level graduate and undergraduate courses. Concordia University, Montreal, Canada July 1996 - Sept. 2001 Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Computer Science: research and teaching advance courses (summers) January 1983 - May 1985 (Full Time); also during January 1980 - August 1982. Lecturer: Dept. of Decision Sciences and MIS (1983-85).

Several Universities in Omaha, Bellevue, NE and Montreal June 1992 - Sept 2001 - Adjunct Assoc. Prof./Faculty, Dept. of Comp. Sci., Concordia University (Assoc. Prof.: July 96 to 97; Prof.: July 98 - Sept 2001), Dept. of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis, University of Nebraska, Omaha (June 94 - May 95); with Dept. of Mathematics, Bellevue Univ. (June 92 - June 94); with Dept. of Management, Marketing, and Systems, Creighton Univ. (Aug. 93 - Dec. 93); and with Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Creighton Univ. (Aug. 93 - May 95). (b) Research Experience InnoSense LLC, Torrance, CA Sept. 2004 ­ Fall 2006 - Research Scientist: Mainly responsible to help develop pattern recognition products and instrumentation, grant writing, etc. TISEC Int., Montreal, Canada June 2000 ­ Fall 2006 Research Scientist: Responsible for developing computerized non-destructive testing methods for flaw characterization in materials. The Cardiac Center, Creighton University July 1992 - July 1993 - Research Associate: Mainly responsible for developing new real-time solutions to electrocardiogram processing, classification, and identification; writing grant proposals; teaching quantitative research methods to medical residents; research presentations, etc. Tektrend International Ltd./Concordia University, Montreal, Canada May 1983 - June 1994 Research Associate: Responsible for developing computerized non-destructive testing methods for flaw characterization in materials. Concordia University, Montreal/Canada Post Office, Ottawa, Canada December 1980 - April 1983 Research Associate for the project of a contract with the Govt. of Canada: Analyzed the pattern matching unit of the mail-sorting machine (NAS-K1). Designed and implemented a new software system to increase the recognition performance and the throughput of machines. Also Research Assistant for other projects. (c) Commercial Experience High Tech Industries in USA, Canada, Azerbaijan and Pakistan June 94 - Present Consultant/Scientist, Advise local companies (e.g., Ultrapak, and small businesses) and academic institutions (JCC, ECC, etc.) on hardware/software, and academic issues. For the United Nations' TOKTEN Program for Pakistan (summer 1998). Also consulted in the area of Y2K, Programs Conversion, Databases, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition for High Tech Industries, e.g., SUNY Fredonia, IREX (Baku), Tisec, Tektrend Int. Inc., Intellitek, InnoSense LLC, Air Force Ins. of Technology, etc. Hughes Information Technology Corporation, Bellevue, USA (June 1995 - August 95) Staff Engineer, Research and Development: Developed Global Weather Information Processing and Classification System by acquiring, ingesting and display of Satellite imagery data and weather patterns. Intellitek, Inc., Omaha, USA (November 1993 - June 1995) Director, Department of Systems Engineering: Developed image database for Home Furnishing and Entertainment industries and multimedia data entry and processing systems. Several other applications in Video cataloging, knowledge engineering and client/server computing. Arabian American Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (July 1976 - September 1977) Material Forecaster, Dept. of Material Supplies and Standardization. Keeping up-to-date log of heavy equipment, data preparation, evaluating and monitoring equipment needs, and inventory control.

State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan (November 1973 - July 1976) Assistant Statistical Officer: Compiling and analyzing statistics on deposits and advances of the scheduled banks of Pakistan and publishing a quarterly booklet on, "Statistics on Scheduled Banks of Pakistan." Pakistan Central Cotton Committee, Tandojam, Pakistan (May 1973 - November 1973) Statistical Investigator: Developed a statistical model using actual samples of the cotton fields. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Ph.D. (Computer Science), Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 1994 Thesis: Feature Selection in the Classification of Time-Variant Patterns. M.C.S. (Computer Science), Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 1981 Thesis: Machine Recognition of Text using Contextual Postprocessing. M.Sc. (Applied Statistics), University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan, 1972 Technical Report: An Aspect of Order Statistic in Normal Distribution. Research Interests: Pattern Recognition and its applications in remote sensing, non-destructive testing, Biomedical engineering, chemometrics; Image/signal processing; Knowledge Based & Decision Systems. SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: Authored/co-authored over 70 articles in journals and proceedings. A few selected ones are listed below: Singh, G. and Siddiqui, K.J, "Microsoft Excel Software Usage for Teaching Science and Engineering Curriculum" Journal of Educational Technology Systems, Vol. 37 (4), 2009. K.J. Siddiqui, A Generic Feature Subset Selection Model for Large Feature Set Problems, IWCIA'08. Singh, G. and Siddiqui, K.J, "Microsoft Excel Software Usage for Teaching Science and Engineering Curriculum" presented at CIT conference, 2008. K.J. Siddiqui, D. Eastwood, "Classification of Synchronous Fluorescence of Petroleum Oil," Proceedings SPIE Conf. on "Adv. Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies III," Boston, Oct 2005. Yi-Hisin Liu, K.J. Siddiqui, "Data Mining and Mathematical Programming," The Fourth International Conference on Electronic Business (ICEB2004), December 5-9, 2004, Beijing, China. A.K. Zaidi, S. Jabbar, K.J.Siddiqui, "Utility for the validation and verification of knowledge bases of intelligent agents," presented and published in SPIE Conference on "Advanced Environmental and Sensing Technology," Boston, November 2000, pp. 300-310. Yi-Hisin Liu, K.J. Siddiqui, C-H. Lin, "Multiple objective linear programming to analyze and classify business information," Chapter in "New Frontiers of Decision Making for the Information Technology Era," World Scientific Publisher, 2000, (Book Chapter). K.J. Siddiqui, "Knowledge Based Weather Image Processing and Classification," IEEE Int. Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium, Singapore, 97, pp. 1944-1947. Y-H. Liu, K.J. Siddiqui, "Using Bicriteria Boolean Linear Programming Model for Parameter Selection in Large Multicategory Classification Problem," Jr. Math and Comp Modeling, Vol. 24, No. 2, 1996, pp. 75-81. K.J. Siddiqui, Y-H. Liu, D.R. Hay, C.Y. Suen, "Feature Selection using a Proximity-Index Optimization Model," Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 15, pp. 1137-1141, 1994. K.J. Siddiqui, Y-H. Liu, "A Proximity-Index Based Optimization Model for Feature Selection," Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing, Vol. 2, Sect. A, 1993, pp. 381-386 (also presented at 8th Int. Conf. on Math. & Comp. Modeling, College Park, April 1991). K.J. Siddiqui, Y-H. Liu, D.R. Hay, C.Y. Suen, "Optimal Waveform Feature Selection using a Pseudo-Similarity Method," J. Acoustic Emission, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1990, pp. 9-16.

D. Doreen, K.J. Siddiqui, "Incorporating Forecasting into a Decision Support System for a New Venture Planning," Journal of Policy and Information, Vol. 8, No. 12, 1988. D.R. Hay, R.W.Y. Chan, D. Sharp, K.J. Siddiqui, "Classification of Acoustic Emission Signals from Deformation Mechanisms in Aluminum Alloys," J. Acoustic Emission, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1984, pp. 118-129. SELECTED UNPUBLISHED NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS: Several workshops, seminars, and short courses at Many Institutions in Azerbaijan, Canada, Malaysia, Pakistan, Turkey, and UAE in the areas of Computer Science Education, Distance learning, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, and Knowledge Engineering, March/August 2009, December 2007, Summer 2005, January 2004, Summer 2002, Spring 2002, Summer/Fall 2001, and many of SPIE Photonics East Boston, 1999-2007. Siddiqui, K,J, Non-parametric pattern classification, ICICT 2009, Aug. 2009 and "Bridging the Disciplines using Computing," ICICT 2007, IBA, Karachi, Dec. 2007 Several workshops, seminars, and short courses in the areas of Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, and Knowledge Engineering on behalf of UN Development Program for Pakistan, Summer'98. D.D. Doreen, K.J. Siddiqui, Y-H. Liu, "A Decision, Support System for an Integrated Corporate Environment," ORSA/TIMS Joint, National Meeting, Rino, Brazil, July 1991. K.J. Siddiqui, "Knowledge Based Interpretation of Spectral Information," Invited presentation at Lockheed ESC, Las Vegas, July 1991. SELECTED CONTRACTED RESEARCH:

C.Y. Suen, K.J. Siddiqui, "A Study on the Generation of Standard Template Patterns for Optical Character Recognition in Postal Automation," Canada Post Contract No. 13-K-80, Nov. 1980 - January 1983, technical report, Dept. of Computer Science, Concordia University, January 1983, (92 pages).

SELECTED CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION: Organized CompImage2010, IWICA 2008, the SPIE International Conference on, "Advanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies III" in Boston in October 2005. Also on the organizing committee of 2007, 06, 2004 through 2001. Organized the SPIE International Conference on, "Advanced Sensing Technologies for Optical Environmental Monitoring" in Boston in November 2000. Organized two SPIE International Conferences on, "Pattern Recognition, Chemometrics, and Imaging for Optical Environmental Monitoring" and "Global Environmental Monitoring: Critical Technologies for Industrialized and Developing Countries" in Boston in September 1999. On Tech. Prog. Committee, IEEE Geosciences/Remote Sensing Symposium'97 (Singapore), 96 (Lincoln, NE). Member on International Program Committee for the 15th IASTED Conf. Applied Simulation and Modeling, Santa Barbara, May'87. Also for the 12th Montreal (June 85) and 14th IASTEDVancouver (June 86). On Local Arrangements Committee for 7th Int. Conf on Pattern Recognition, Montreal, July/Aug 1984. CONFERENCE CHAIR/ SESSION CHAIR & WORKSHOP DEVELOPMENT: Keynote Speaker, ICICT 2009, Karachi, Pakistan, "Non-parametric Pattern Classification" at IBA, Aug 2009. Keynote Speaker, ICICT 2007, Karachi, Pakistan, "Bridging Disciplines with Computing" at IBA, Karachi, December 2007. Also gave a day workshop on "Knowledge Engineering," to graduate students at IBA.

Chaired SPIE International Conferences on, "Advanced Environmental and Chemical Sensing" and "Chemometrics, and Imaging for Optical Environmental Monitoring" in Boston in 2005, 2000, and 1999. Co-organized/participated in SPIE Conference on, "Global Environmental Monitoring: Critical Technologies for Industrialized and Developing Countries" in Boston in September 1999. Organized and taught workshops on, "Computing (Technology) & Problem Solving," and "Knowledge Engineering," to Academe and Professionals through UN's TOKTEN program for Pakistan, Summer 1998. Organized and taught workshops on, "Computing (Technology) & Problem Solving across Disciplines," and "MS Office," to SUNY Faculty and Staff via Summer Workshops Programs, respectively in May 97 and 98. Chaired sessions on "Weather Info. Systems" and "Data Analysis" at IGARSS'96 and IGARSS'97 (Singapore). Chaired sessions on various areas in the 11th, 12th, and 13th Third World Studies Conferences, Omaha, USA, during October 1988, October 89, and October 90. ACADEMIC SUPPORT MATERIAL: D.R. Hay, R.W.Y. Chan, J.R. Hay, K. Siddiqui, "Pattern Classification Handbook," Handbook for the Course on "Engineered Pattern Recognition Systems for Non-Destructive Evaluation," Montreal, May 1988. K.J. Siddiqui, F. Farhoomand, "How to Access CYBER and IBM-PC and a Short Guide to SPSS and STATPAK," students' Manual for QUAN 221 and MASC 643 courses in the Faculty of Commerce and Administration at Concordia University, Montreal, June 1984, updated in Dec. 1984. RESEARCH SUPERVISION: Supervised a large number of graduate and undergraduate students in their courses/research projects through the departments of Computer Science and DSMIS at Concordia University during 1982-85 and at University of Nebraska during 1985-88, at Creighton University during 1988-92, and at SUNY Fredonia during 1995-present. GRANTS / AWARDS: President's Award for Excellence, SUNY Fredonia, 2007. Fulbright Senior Scholarship for Azerbaijan, 2001/2002. SUNY SLN grants 2000, and 1998: Received $20K and $25K to develop on-line CIS degree programs. Kasling Lecture Award for Outstanding Scholarly Activities, at SUNY Fredonia, 1998. SUNY Fredonia: Scholarly Incentive Award 1998 for "Development of a Knowledge Based Image Processing and Classification System," Award 1997 for "Image Enhancement and Classification System for Complex Images and Rugged Terrain," Award 1996 for "Development of a Prototype of a Knowledge Based System for Speaker Independent Classification of Speech." Over $63K and $82K software grants from Microsoft in 1996 and 1997 to equip labs at SUNY - Fredonia. Fellowship'86 of the Univ. of Nebraska for "Multifont Text Processing System Using N-gram Statistics." ARTICLES/BOOKS/BOOKS REVIEW: - Yi-Hisin Liu, K.J. Siddiqui, C-H. Lin, "Multiple objective linear programming to analyze and classify business information," Chapter in "New Frontiers of Decision Making for the Information Technology Era," World Scientific Publisher, 2000, (Book Chapter). - K.J. Siddiqui and D. Eastwood (Eds.), Pattern Recognition, Chemometrics, and Imaging for Optical Monitoring: 20-21 Sept, 1999, Boston, MA. - Reviewer for IEEE Computer, Trans. on GARSS, Pattern Recognition Letters, and for Computer Science books for Scott & Jones Publishers, Wiley, etc. Jan. 1997 to present. - Solicited and Reviewed papers for SPIE Conf.: Advanced Environmental and Chemical Sensing Technology, Boston, Nov. 2000, 2001, 2003-2005 and for SPIE Conf.: Environmental Monitoring, Boston, Sept. 1999 and for IEEE Conf. on Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium: Weather Information Systems, IGARSS'96, Lincoln, NE. Also reviewed papers for 15th and 14th IASTED Conf.: Applied Simulation and Modeling.

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