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Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security

Arif Ghafoor

CERIAS Fellow

Title

Professor 

Office

MSEE 236 

Office Phone

(765) 494-0638 

Education

B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology (Lahore, Pakistan). M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. 

Prior Appointments

Faculty member of the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Syracuse University 

Research Areas

Multimedia Databases, Distributed Computing, and Broadband Multimedia Communication. 

Key Areas

Assurable Software and Architecture Identification, Authentication, Privacy 

Notable Experience

Director of Distributed Multimedia Systems Laboratory.This facility has been funded by various government and private organizations, including the U.S. Dept. of Defense, the National Science Foundation, NYNEX Corporation, AT&T Foundation, IBM, Intel Corp., Siemens Research Corporation, and Fuji Electric Company of Japan, among others. Invited frequently to give seminars and tutorials at various leading IEEE and ACM conferences, including keynote speeches at the 13th British National Conference on Databases (1995) and 1997 IEEE Workshop on Resource Management in Computer Systems and Networks. Consultant to GE, the DoD, and the UNDP. Served on various IEEE and ACM Conferences Program Committees. Currently, serving on the editorial boards of numerous journals including ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal and the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Databases. Guest/Co-Guest Editor for various special issues of numerous journals including ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal, the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, International Journal on Multimedia Tools and Applications, IEEE Journal on the Selected Areas in Communications and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. 

Notable Awards

IEEE Computer Society 2000 Technical Achievement Award.
IEEE 2007 Outstanding Achievement Award.
 

Notable Affiliations

Fellow of the IEEE. 

Publications

Over 130 technical papers in leading journals and conferences. Co-edited a book entitled "Multimedia Document Systems in Perspectives" (Kluwer Publisher), co-authored a book entitled "Semantic Models for Multimedia Database Searching and Browsing" (Kluwer Publisher). 

Biography

Arif Ghafoor received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan in 1976. He received his M.S., M.Phil and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 1977, 1980, and 1984 respectively. After his graduation he joined the faculty of the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Syracuse University, New York. In spring 1991, he joined the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN., where currently he is a Professor, and the Director of Distributed Multimedia Systems Laboratory. This laboratory is a modern research facility to conduct research in multimedia databases, distributed computing, and broadband multimedia communication. This facility has been funded by various government and private organizations, including the U.S. Dept. of Defense, the National Science Foundation, NYNEX Corporation, AT&T Foundation, IBM, Intel Corp., Siemens Research Corporation, Fuji Electric Company of Japan, among others. Dr. Ghafoor has been actively engaged in research areas related to parallel and distributed computing, and multimedia information systems. He has published over 130 technical papers in leading journals and conferences. He has been invited frequently to give seminars and tutorials at various leading IEEE and ACM conferences, including keynote speeches at the 13-th British National Conference on Databases (1995) and 1997 IEEE Workshop on Resource Management in Computer Systems and Networks . He has been consultant to GE, the DoD, and the UNDP. Dr. Ghafoor has served on various IEEE and ACM Conferences Program Committees. Currently, he is serving on the editorial boards of numerous journals including ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal and the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Databases. He has served as a Guest/Co-Guest Editor for various special issues of numerous journals including ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, International Journal on Multimedia Tools and Applications, IEEE Journal on the Selected Areas in Communications and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. He has co-edited a book entitled "Multimedia Document Systems in Perspectives" (Kluwer Publisher), and has co-authored a book entitled "Semantic Models for Multimedia Database Searching and Browsing" (Kluwer Publisher).