Dr. Nader Rafla received his MSEE and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio in 1984 and 1991 respectively. His Doctoral research concentrated on object recognition and localization from range image data, force-torque and touch sensors’ data.
From 1991 to 1996, he was an Associate Professor in the department of Manufacturing Engineering at the Central State University. Where he taught courses related to the electrical engineering component of the program. In the mean time, he developed and was involved in a research program in applied image processing.
In January, 1997, He joined the newly developed electrical and computer engineering program at Boise State University where he is currently an Associate professor. He led the development and starting of the MS of Computer Engineering; He taught several courses and supervised numerous MS thesis and Senior Design Projects. He also has conducted research and consulted in R&D for Micron Technology, Hewlett Packard and others.
Dr. Rafla’s area of expertise is systems on a programmable chip and embedded & microprocessor-based system design; and implementation and hardware architectures of digital image and signal processing algorithms applied to recognition, identification, inspection, automation and control. He is a senior member of the IEEE organization and several societies.