Reza Hashemian

Professor, Electrical Engineering
Tel: 815-753-9930, Fax : 815-753-1289


 Ph.D. (1968), M.S. (1965) in Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison Wisc.

Research Interests:

  • Analog Circuit Design Methodologies, Fixator-Norators, and poles and zeros
  • Digital Design with FPGAs
  • Huffman coding and Image compression
  • Remotely Accessible Laboratories (RLA) for Hardware (FPGAs) Design
  • Computer Arithmetic for DSP applications

Work Experience

  • Faculty at the Department of Electrical Engineering, NIU (1987 – Present)
  • MOS modeling/characterization and VLSI design engineer at Signetics Corporation, Sunnyvale, California (1984-1987)
  • Department of Electrical Engineering, Sharif University (1968-1984)
  • Vice president for research and Industrial cooperation, Sharif University, Tehran, Iran (1983-1984)
  • Director of the "Research and Product Center", Iranian Radio and Television Association (1980-1982)
  • Associate Director and then Director of the Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC), Sharif University, Tehran, Iran (1974-1979)

Professional Associations and Honors

  • Member and then Life Member of IEEE (1965-present)
  • An executive member of the IEEE, Iran Section, 1970 – 72

Selected Publications

  • “Extraction of Poles and Zeros of an RC Circuit with Roots on the Real Axis,” IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. II, Exp. Briefs, vol. 61, no. 8, pp. 624-628, August 2014
  • “Fixator-Norator Pairs vs Direct Analytical Tools in Performing Analog Circuit Designs,” IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. II, Exp. Briefs, vol. 61, no. 8, pp. 569 - 573, August 2014
  • “Identification and Extraction of All Real Axis Poles and Zeros in RC and RL Circuits”, IEEE Inter. Conf. on Electro/Information Technology EIT2015, Northern Illinois University, Naperville, IL, May 21 - 23, 2015.
  •  “S-Plane Bode Plots - Identifying Poles and Zeros in a Circuit Transfer Function,” Proceedings of the IEEE LASCAS 2015 Conference, Montevideo, Uruguay, February 24 – 27, 2015
  • “vLab, A High Speed Multi-Accesses Parallel Processing Remote Laboratory Access for FPGA Design Technology”, Proceeding of the IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology EIT2014, pp 377 – 381, DOI: 10.1109/EIT.2014.6871794, Milwaukee, WI, June 5 - 7, 2014.
  • "A New Number Method for Conversion of a 2’s Complement to Canonic Signed Digit Number System and its Representation," 30th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, November 3-6, 1996.
  • "Memory Efficient and High Speed Search Huffman Coding," IEEE Trans. on Communications, IECMBT, vol.43, no.10, pp.2576-2581, October, 1995. 
  • "Design and Hardware Implementation of a Memory Efficient Huffman Decoding", IEEE Trans. on Consumer Electronics, vo.40, no.3, pp.345-352, August, 1994.
  • "Square Rooting Algorithms for Integer and Floating-Point Numbers," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. C 39, no.8, pp. 1025-1029 August 1990.
  • " Application of Fixator-Norator Pairs in Designing Active Loads and Current Mirrors in Analog Integrated Circuits ", IEEE  Trans. on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, Vol. 20, Issue 12, pp 2220 – 2231, December 2012.  
  •  “A Low-Cost Server-Client Methodology for Remote Laboratory Access for Hardware Design” accepted for presentation, FIE2009, San Antonio, Texas, on October 18 – 21, 2009.
  • " Condensed Table of Huffman Coding, A New Approach to Efficient Coding ", IEEE  Trans. on Communications, Vol. 52, no. 1, pp 6 – 8, January 2004.
  • " Direct Huffman Coding Using Table Of Code Lengths ", IEEE International Conference on Information Technology (ITCC 2003), at Las Vegas, Nevada, April 28 – 30, 2003.