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George Freeman

Associate Professor

Contact InformationGeorge Freeman

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

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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 For Digital Communications
  • Optimal Lossy
  • Lossless Data Compression Algorithms
  • Storage And Recognition Applications
  • Speech And Image Coding
  • Communication & Information Systems

Education

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

Courses

  • BME 121 - Digital Computation
  • ECE 608 - Quantitative Methods in Biomedical Engineering

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Li, J and Mohamed, SS and Salama, MMA and Freeman, GH, Image Restoration and Enhancement-Subband-Adaptive and Spatially-Adaptive Wavelet Thresholding for Denoising and Feature Preservation of Texture Images, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4633, 2007, 24 - 37
  • 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
  • Li, J and Mohamed, SS and Salama, MMA and Freeman, GH, Biomedical Image Analysis-Prostate Tissue Texture Feature Extraction for Cancer Recognition in TRUS Images Using Wavelet Decomposition, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4633, 2007, 993 - 1004
  • El Rubé, Ibrahim and Alajlan, Naif and Kamel, Mohamed S and Ahmed, Maher and Freeman, George H, MTAR: a robust 2D shape representation, International Journal of Image and Graphics, 6(03), 2006, 421 - 443
  • Alajlan, Naif and Kamel, Mohamed S and Freeman, George, Multi-object image retrieval based on shape and topology, Signal Processing: Image Communication, 21(10), 2006, 904 - 918
  • Ghazel, Mohsen and Freeman, George H and Vrscay, Edward R, Fractal-wavelet image denoising revisited, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 15(9), 2006, 2669 - 2675
  • Freeman, G and Lee, Joong C and Ettouney, Mohammed M, Multihazard design of tall buildings, Proc., Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, 2005
  • Ahadi, SM and Sheikhzadeh, H and Brennan, RL and Freeman, GH, A Weighted Overlap Add-based Front-end for Speech Recognition, Journal of Iranian Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1(2), 2004, 15 - 20
  • Chiu, Bernard and Freeman, George H and Salama, MMA and Fenster, Aaron, Prostate segmentation algorithm using dyadic wavelet transform and discrete dynamic contour, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 49(21), 2004
  • Freeman, GH and Chiu, B and Salama, MMA, Prostate segmentation algorithm using dyadic wavelet transform and discrete dynamic contour, Physics in Medicine & Biology: An official journal of the Institute of Physical Sciences in Medicine(21), 2004, 4943 - 4960
  • Abutalebi, Hamid Reza and Sheikhzadeh, Hamid and Brennan, Robert L and Freeman, George H, A hybrid subband adaptive system for speech enhancement in diffuse noise fields, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 11(1), 2004, 44 - 47
  • Ghazel, Mohsen and Freeman, George H and Vrscay, Edward R, Fractal image denoising, IEEE Transactions on image processing, 12(12), 2003, 1560 - 1578
  • Soleimanipour, Majid and Zhuang, Weihua and Freeman, George H., Optimal resource management in wireless multimedia wideband CDMA systems, IEEE transactions on mobile computing, 1(2), 2002, 143 - 160
  • Erler, Kevin and Freeman, George H, An HMM-based speech recognizer using overlapping articulatory features, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 100(4), 1996, 2500 - 2513
  • Erler, Kevin and Freeman, George H, An articulatory-feature-based HMM for automated speech recognition, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 95(5), 1994, 2873 - 2873
  • Chen, CF and Freeman, G, A technique for designing dyadic controllers, Journal of dynamic systems, measurement, and control, 112(1), 1990, 147 - 153
  • Freeman, George H. and Blake, Ian F. and Mark, Jon W., Trellis source code design as an optimization problem, IEEE transactions on information theory, 34(5), 1988, 1226 - 1241
  • Freeman, George H and Mark, Jon W and Blake, Ian F, Trellis source codes designed by conjugate gradient optimization, IEEE transactions on communications, 36(1), 1988, 1 - 12
  • Freeman, G, A TECHNIQUE FOR DESIGNING DYADIC CONTROLLERS,
  • Li, J and Mohamed, SS and Salama, Magdy MA and Freeman, George H, Subband-adaptive and spatially-adaptive wavelet thresholding for denoising and feature preservation of texture images, International Conference Image Analysis and Recognition, January 2007, 24 - 37
  • Li, J and Mohamed, SS and Salama, Magdy MA and Freeman, George H, Prostate tissue texture feature extraction for cancer recognition in TRUS images using wavelet decomposition, International Conference Image Analysis and Recognition, January 2007, 993 - 1004
  • Bishop, William and Freeman, George H, The Use of C# as a First Programming Language., FECS, January 2006, 97 - 103
  • El Rube, Ibrahim and Alajlan, Naif and Kamel, M and Ahmed, Maher and Freeman, G, Efficient multiscale shape-based representation and retrieval, International Conference Image Analysis and Recognition, January 2005, 415 - 422
  • Ghazel, M and Ward, RK and Abugharbieh, R and Vrscay, ER and Freeman, GH, Simultaneous fractal image denoising and interpolation, PACRIM. 2005 IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and signal Processing, 2005., January 2005, 558 - 561
  • El Rube, Ibrahim and Alajlan, Naif and Kamel, Mohamed and Ahmed, Maher and Freeman, G, Robust multiscale triangle-area representation for 2D shapes, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2005, January 2005
  • Ghazel, Mohsen and Freeman, George H and Vrscay, Edward R and Ward, Rabab K, Wavelet image denoising using localized thresholding operators, International Conference Image Analysis and Recognition, January 2005, 149 - 158
  • Ghazel, Mohsen and Vrscay, Edward R and Freeman, George H and Ward, Rabab K and Abugharbieh, Rafeef, Joint fractal-wavelet image denoising interpolation, Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2005., January 2005, 972 - 975
  • Alajlan, Naif and El Badawy, Ossama and Kamel, Mohamed S and Freeman, G, Envelope detection of multi-object shapes, International Conference Image Analysis and Recognition, January 2005, 399 - 406
  • Lee, Jeong-Jin and Freeman, George H, On the correlation of the DWT coefficients, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2004. Canadian Conference on, January 2004, 1073 - 1076
  • Ahadi, Seyed Mohammad and Sheikhzadeh, Hamid and Brennan, Robert L and Freeman, George H, An energy normalization scheme for improved robustness in speech recognition., INTERSPEECH, January 2004
  • Lee, Jeong-Jin and Freeman, George H, Joint AR parameter and order estimation in a general noise environment, ICASSP, January 2004
  • Chiu, BCY and Freeman, GH and Salama, MMA and Fenster, A and Rizkalla, K and Downey, DB, A segmentation algorithm using dyadic wavelet transform and discrete dynamic contour, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2003. IEEE CCECE 2003. Canadian Conference on, January 2003, 1481 - 1484
  • Ahadi, SM and Sheikhzadeh, H and Brennan, RL and Freeman, GH and Chau, E, On the use of dynamic spectral parameters in speech recognition, Signal Processing and Information Technology, 2003. ISSPIT 2003. Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Symposium on, January 2003, 757 - 760
  • Abutalebi, Hamid Reza and Sheikhzadeh, Hamid and Brennan, Robert L and Freeman, George H, Affine projection algorithm for oversampled subband adaptive filters, Multimedia and Expo, 2003. ICME'03. Proceedings. 2003 International Conference on, January 2003
  • Abutalebi, Hamid Reza and Sheikhzadeh, Hamid and Brennan, Robert L and Freeman, George H, Convergence improvement for oversampled subband adaptive noise and echo cancellation., INTERSPEECH, January 2003
  • Abutalebi, HR and Sheikhzadeh, H and Brennan, RL and Freeman, GH, Evaluation of a hybrid subband adaptive system for noise reduction in mobile and vehicular applications, Proc. IEEE Workshop on DSP in Mobile and Vehicular Systems, Nagoya, Japan, January 2003
  • Ahadi, Seyed Mohammad and Sheikhzadeh, Hamid and Brennan, Robert L and Freeman, George H, An efficient front-end for automatic speech recognition, Electronics, Circuits and Systems, 2003. ICECS 2003. Proceedings of the 2003 10th IEEE International Conference on, January 2003, 128 - 131
  • Ghazel, Mohsen and Freeman, GH and Vrscay, ER, Fractal-wavelet image denoising, Image Processing. 2002. Proceedings. 2002 International Conference on, January 2002
  • Lee, Jeong-Jin and Freeman, George H, Accuracy of the estimator of Gaussian autoregressive process, Signals, Systems and Computers, 2002. Conference Record of the Thirty-Sixth Asilomar Conference on, January 2002, 1762 - 1766
  • Soleimanipour, Majid and Freeman, George H and Zhuang, Weihua, A partially decentralized resource-management scheme for IMT-2000, Global Telecommunications Conference, 2000. GLOBECOM'00. IEEE, January 2000, 1548 - 1553
  • Soleimanipour, Majid and Zhuang, Weihua and Freeman, George H, Optimal resource management in multimedia WCDMA systems, Global Telecommunications Conference, 2000. GLOBECOM'00. IEEE, January 2000, 1544 - 1547
  • Soleimanipour, Majid and Zhuang, Weihua and Freeman, George H, Modeling and resource allocation in wireless multimedia CDMA systems, Vehicular Technology Conference, 1998. VTC 98. 48th IEEE, January 1998, 1279 - 1283
  • Soleimanipour, Majid and Freeman, GH and Zhuang, W, An algorithm for maximal resource utilization in wireless multimedia CDMA communications, Vehicular Technology Conference, 1998. VTC 98. 48th IEEE, January 1998, 2594 - 2598
  • Lesani, F and Freeman, GH, High-quality image compression using a wavelet transform and left-neighbour-parent dependencies, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1997. Engineering Innovation: Voyage of Discovery. IEEE 1997 Canadian Conference on, January 1997, 133 - 136
  • Soleimanipour, Majid and Freeman, GH, A realistic approach to the capacity of cellular CDMA systems, Vehicular Technology Conference, 1996. Mobile Technology for the Human Race., IEEE 46th, January 1996, 1125 - 1129
  • Demirciler, Ediz S and Freeman, GH, Multibandwidth wavelet-transform image coding using zerotrees, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1995. Canadian Conference on, January 1995, 148 - 151
  • Erier, K and Freeman, G, Using articulatory features for speech recognition, Communications, Computers, and Signal Processing, 1995. Proceedings., IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on, January 1995, 562 - 566
  • Freeman, George H, Divergence and the construction of variable-to-variable-length lossless codes by source-word extensions, Data Compression Conference, 1993. DCC'93., January 1993, 79 - 88
  • Freeman, George H, A positional representation for noiseless compression, Information Theory, 1993. Proceedings. 1993 IEEE International Symposium on, January 1993, 119 - 119
  • Freeman, George H, Asymptotic convergence of dual-tree entropy codes, Data Compression Conference, 1991. DCC'91., January 1991, 208 - 217
  • Chen, CF and Freeman, G, A technique for designing dyadic controllers, 1988 American Control Conference, January 1988, 384 - 388
  • Freeman, George H, STRUCTURE IN TRELLIS WAVEFORM CODING, Proceedings of the... Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, January 1986
  • Freeman, George H and Mark, Jon W and Blake, Ian F, PERFORMANCE OF JOINT SOURCE AND CHANNEL TRELLIS CODES, Canadian Communications & Energy Conference:[papers], January 1979
  • Sheikhzadeh, Hamid and Abutalebi, Hamid Reza and Brennan, Robert L and Freeman, George H, Reduction of diffuse noise in mobile and vehicular applications, DSP for In-Vehicle and Mobile Systems, , 168 manuscript pages
  • Blake, Ian F and Freeman, George H and Stubley, Peter R, On the enumeration of dyadic distributions, Sequences II, , 11 manuscript pages
  • Soleimanipour, Majid and Freeman, GH and Zhuang, W, Modeling and resource management in wireless multimedia wcdma systems,
  • Freeman, George Hugh, Source and Channel Matching with Dual-tree Entropy Codes,
  • Freeman, George H, Design and analysis of trellis source codes, January