Dr. Beena Ahmed
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Texas A and M University
Education Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2004 Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, 1993 Experience Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2016 - Present Senior Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2015 - 2016 Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2009 - 2015 Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2007 - 2009 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, RMIT University, Melbourne, 2002 - 2005 Systems Engineer, Paklog, Rolls Royce Industrial Power Australia, 1996 - 1997 Applications Engineer, Zelin, Lahore, 1994 - 1995 Applications Engineer, Innovative Engineering and Technology, Lahore, 1993 – 1994 Awards Best QNRF Undergraduate Research Experience Project (UREP) in 2012 in Social Sciences area and fifth overall for “An Investigation into Specific Skills Requiring Enhancement in Qatari High School Students to Succeed in an Engineering Education” Best paper award at IEEE Educon, Amman, Jordan, April 2011, for paper ‘Robotics: Its Effectiveness as a Tool to Teach Engineering Design and Computer Programming’ Winner, Visualization Development Competition 2009, "Simulation of Human Brain Wave Activity"
Signal processing Pattern classification Noise estimation and reduction Speech processing EEG processing Sleep Analysis Stress monitoring
A. Parnandi, V. Karappa, T. Lan, M. Shahin, J. McKechnie, K. Ballard, B. Ahmed, R. Gutierrez-Osuna, 'Architecture of an Automated Therapy Tool for Childhood Apraxia of Speech', ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, November 2015, Volume 7(3), pp. 1-23
B. Ahmed, H. Khan, J. Choi, R. Gutierrez-Osuna, 'ReBreathe: A calibration protocol that improves stress/relax classification by relabeling deep breathing relaxation exercises', IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, April 2016, Volume 7(2), pp. 150-161
R. Chaparro-Vargas, B. Ahmed, N. Wessel, T. Penzel, D. Cvetkovic, 'Insomnia Characterization: From Hypnogram to Graph Spectral Theory', IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Engineering, 2016, in press