Associate Professor

Contact InformationGeorge Freeman

Phone: 519-888-4567 x32876
Location: EIT 4163


Biography Summary

George Freeman is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Waterloo.

His current research interests include signal processing for digital communications, optimal lossless data compression algorithms, and storage and recognition applications in speech and image coding.

In addition to his research contributions, Professor Freeman has received the Dedicated Service Award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers for recognition of his exceptional service to their academic staff associations.

Research Interests

  • Signal processing
  • Wavelet analysis
  • Medical image processing
  • Speech recognition
  • Data-compression


  • 1984, Doctorate, PhD, University of Waterloo
  • 1979, Bachelor's, BASc, University of Waterloo


  • BME 121 - Digital Computation
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • ECE 608 - Quantitative Methods in BME
    • Taught in 2017, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Mohamed, Samar Samir and Li, JM and Salama, Magdy MA and Freeman, George H and Tizhoosh, Hamid R and Fenster, A and Rizkalla, K, An automated neural-fuzzy approach to malignant tumor localization in 2D ultrasonic images of the prostate, Journal of digital imaging, 24(3), 2011, 411 - 423
  • Fok, Stanley and Wang, David WL and Ni, Liya and Freeman, George, A Pilot Study of Video Compression Techniques for Stereoscopic Telepresence Applications, Presence, 18(2), 2009, 139 - 155
  • Mohamed, SS and Li, J and Salama, Magdy MA and Freeman, G, Prostate tissue texture feature extraction for suspicious regions identification on TRUS images, Journal of digital imaging, 22(5), 2009, 503 - 518
  • Alajlan, Naif and Kamel, Mohamed S and Freeman, George H, Geometry-based image retrieval in binary image databases, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 30(6), 2008, 1003 - 1013
  • Alajlan, Naif and El Rube, Ibrahim and Kamel, Mohamed S and Freeman, George, Shape retrieval using triangle-area representation and dynamic space warping, Pattern Recognition, 40(7), 2007, 1911 - 1920