Fauzia Ahmad
Fauzia Ahmad
Associate Professor
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering


Dr. Fauzia Ahmad received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1997 from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Temple University, she was a Research Professor and the Director of the Radar Imaging Lab with the Center for Advanced Communications, College of Engineering, Villanova University. Her research interests lie in the areas of statistical signal and array processing, radar signal processing and imaging, ultrasound imaging, waveform design and diversity, source localization/tracking, and compressive sensing. She has six book chapters and over 200 journal and conference papers in the aforementioned areas. Dr. Ahmad has been a Principal Investigator and a Co-Principal Investigator on various projects with the total research awards exceeding $6.5M. These projects have been funded by the Army Research Office, Army Research Laboratory, Air Force Research Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, National Science Foundation, and Defence Research and Development Canada. Dr. Ahmad is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and IEEE Geoscience Remote Sensing Letters. She also serves on the Editorial boards of the IET Radar, Sonar, & Navigation and SPIE/IS&T Journal of Electronic Imaging. Dr. Ahmad is a member of the Radar Systems Panel of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society (AESS), a member of the Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and a member of the Electrical Cluster of the Franklin Institute Committee on Science and the Arts. She chairs the SPIE Compressive Sensing Conference Series and the IEEE AESS Philadelphia Chapter.

Lab: Multimodal Sensing and Imaging Lab


Tuesday 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Thursday  2:30PM – 3:30PM
Friday 10:00AM – 11:00AM 


  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1997

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, July 2016 – Present
  • Research Professor,  Villanova University, Villanova, PA, August 2013 – June 2016
  • Research Associate Professor, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, March 2005 – July 2013

Recent Publications

  • A. Golato, S. Santhanam, F. Ahmad, and M.G. Amin, “Multimodal sparse reconstruction in guided wave imaging of defects in plates,” Journal of Electronic Imaging, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 043013-1-043012-10, July-August 2016.
  • A. Hassanien, M.G. Amin, Y.D. Zhang, and F. Ahmad, “Dual-function radar-communications: Information embedding using sidelobe control and waveform diversity,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 64, no. 8, pp. 2168-2181, August 2016.
  • M. Leigsnering, F. Ahmad, M.G. Amin, and A.M. Zoubir, “Parametric dictionary learning for sparsity-based TWRI in multipath environments,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 532-547, April 2016.
  • M.G. Amin, F. Ahmad, Y.D. Zhang, and B. Boashash, “Human gait recognition with cane assistive device using quadratic time-frequency distributions,” IET Radar, Sonar and Navigation, vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 1224-1230, December 2015.
  • E. BouDaher, F. Ahmad, and M.G. Amin, “Sparsity-based direction finding of coherent and uncorrelated targets using active Nonuniform Arrays,” IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 22, no. 10, pp. 1628–1632, October 2015.
  • E. BouDaher, Y. Jia, F. Ahmad, and M.G. Amin, “Multi-frequency co-prime arrays for high-resolution direction-of-arrival estimation,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 63, no.14, pp. 3797–3808, July 2015.
  • F. Ahmad, J. Qian, and M.G. Amin, “Wall clutter mitigation using discrete prolate spheroidal sequences for sparse reconstruction of indoor stationary scenes,” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 1549–1557, March 2015.
  • E. Lagunas, M.G. Amin, F. Ahmad, and M. Nájar, “Pattern matching for building feature extraction,” IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 11, no. 12, pp. 2193–2197, December 2014.
  • M. Leigsnering, M.G. Amin, F. Ahmad, and A.M. Zoubir, “Multipath exploitation and suppression in SAR imaging of building interiors,” IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 110–119, July 2014.

Research Interests

  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Array Processing for High-Resolution Imaging and Direction Finding
  • Signal Processing for Passive Radar, Ground Penetrating Radar, and Through-the-Wall Radar Applications
  • Compressive Sensing and Sparse Reconstruction
  • Signal Processing for Assisted Living and Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Ultrasonic Guided-Wave Structural Health Monitoring
  • Coexistence of Radar and Communication Systems
  • Distributed Radar Networks