Rafik A. Goubran

Rafik A. Goubran
Carleton University, Canada
Dean, College of Engineering

Current Position:
Professor and Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design

Current International Activities:
GEDC Member

National/Regional/Global Interests:
Engineering Education, IEEE Conference Committees

Academic Leadership Experience:
Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University, 2007 - Present
Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, 1987 - 1990
Chair, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, 1997-2000, 2001-2006
Acting Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design, 2006
Chair, Council of Ontario Deans of Engineering, 2009-2011
Member, Research Ethics Board of the Ottawa Heart Institute, 2006-2009
Founding Director, Ottawa Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering (OCIBME), 2006-2009

Areas of Research:
Digital Signal Processing and its applications in audio processing and biomedical engineering.
Design of Smart indipendent living environments for senior

Selected Published Articles and Works:
Has Published over 170 Journal and Conference papers and 10 patents in these areas; supervised or co-supervised 17 Ph.D. and 54 Master's students.

- D. Townsend, M. Holzman, R. Goubran, M. Frize, F. Knoefel, "Relative Thresholding with Under Mattress Pressure Sensors to Detect Central Apnoea," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 60, no. 10, October 2011, pp. 3281-3289.

- Trevor Burton, Rafik Goubran, "A Generalized Proportionate Subband Adaptive Second-Order Volterra Filter for Acoustic Echo Cancellation in Changing Environments," IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 19, no. 8, August 2011, pp. 2364-2373.

- A. Arcelus, I. Veledar, R. Goubran, F. Knoefel, H. Sveistrup, M. Bilodeau, "Measurements of Sit-to-Stand Timing and Symmetry from Bed Pressure Sensors," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 60, no. 5, May 2011, pp. 1732-1740.

- D. Townsend, M. Holzman, R. Goubran, M. Frize, F. Knoefel, "Measurement of Torso Movement with Delay Mapping Using an Unobtrusive Pressure-Sensor Array," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vo. 60, no. 5, May 2011, pp. 1751-1760

- L. Ding, A. Radwan, M. S. El-Hennawey, R. A. Goubran, "Measurement of the Effects of Temporal Clipping on Speech Quality," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and measurement, volume 55, issue 4, August 2006, pp. 1197-1203.

Awards and Accomplishments:
Fellow, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 
Member, Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario

Education:
B. Sc. in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Cairo University, 1978
M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Cairo University, 1981
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, 1987