Luay Y. Taha, Ph.D., S.M., IEEE

Luay Taha
Assistant Teaching Professor, Electrical Engineering
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Force Advanced Technology Center, 208A
    Biography

    Luay Y. Taha received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Basra University, the M.Sc. degree in Control and Instrumentation from the University of Technology, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Windsor, Canada, in 2019. He also received a Ph.D. degree in Micro-Engineering and Nano Electronics from UKM University, in 2009. In 2002, he has joined Emirates Airlines/Emirates Aviation University and in 2009, he was promoted to the Assistant Professor rank and appointed as a Program Manager of Electronics Engineering while in Jan. 2014, he was promoted to the Associate Professor rank. In 2017, he was appointed as a sessional instructor at the University of Windsor, to teach different undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and in 2019, he was appointed as a postgraduate fellow to develop new algorithms in the biomedical signal separation of ECG signals using blind source separation techniques. Currently, Dr. Taha is an assistant teaching professor at Penn State Altoona. His research interests include programmable instrumentation, energy harvesting using piezoelectric and electrostatic approaches, and blind source separation of ECG and speech signals. Dr. Taha is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of IEEE signal processing society, a member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and a member of the IEEE Educational Activities.

    Research Interests
    • Programmable instrumentation.
    • Energy harvesting using piezoelectric and electrostatic approaches.
    • Blind source separation of ECG and speech signals.
    Publications

    Modak, Sudipta, Esam Abdel-Raheem, and Luay Yassin Taha. "A Novel Adaptive Multilevel Thresholding Based Algorithm For QRS Detection." Biomedical Engineering Advances (2021): 100016. Weblink: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bea.2021.100016

    Sudipta Modak, Luay Yassin Taha and Esam Abdel-Raheem, ‘Single Channel QRS Detection Using Wavelet and Median Denoising with Adaptive Multilevel Thresholding’. The 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT), Louisville, Kentucky, USA, Dec. 9 - 11, 2020. Date Added to IEEE Xplore: 22 April 2021. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9408699?casa_token=qefTNIfeYvAAAAAA:jF7E7jivyxJ3BPeNgiDFFUdMSIAf8HLeB4H-X6VscLZ_83tn4Mz363NlTJvXyiUczxDnedGoqg

    Sudipta Modak, Luay Yassin Taha and Esam Abdel-Raheem, ‘A Novel Method of QRS Detection Using Time and Amplitude Thresholds with Statistical False Peak Elimination’. IEEE Access, vol.9, pp. 46079-46092, 18 March 2021, https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9381193

    Luay Yassin Taha and Esam Abdel-Raheem, ‘A Null Space-Based Blind Source Separation for Fetal Electrocardiogram Signals’. MDPI Sensors, June 2020, vol.20, issue 12, pp 1–28. https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/20/12/3536/pdf

    Luay Yassin Taha and Esam Abdel-Raheem, ‘Fetal ECG Extraction Using Input Mode and Output Mode Adaptive Filter With Blind Source Separation”. Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, vol. 43, Issue: 4, Fall 2020, pp. 295 - 304. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9190084

    Luay Taha and Esam Abdel Raheem, “Extraction of Fetal ECG Signal with Ectopic Beats Using Blind Source Separation Based Null Space Approach)”, Accepted in the 33th annual IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE’2020), London ON. August 2020.

    Luay Yassin Taha and Esam Abdel-Raheem, ‘EEG signal Extraction Utilizing Null Space Approach’, The 2019 IEEE international symposium on signal  processing and information technology (ISSPIT), Ajman, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates. DOI:10.1109/ISSPIT47144.2019.9001818.

    Luay Yassin Taha and Esam Abdel-Raheem, ‘A Computationally Efficient Blind Source Extraction Using Idempotent Transformation Matrix’. Circuits systems and signal processing, May 2019, vol. 38, issue 5, pp 2245–2265.

    Luay Yassin Taha and Esam Abdel-Raheem, ‘Efficient blind source extraction of noisy mixture utilizing a class of parallel linear predictor filters. IET signal processing, Available online: vol. 12, issue: 8, pp. 1009 – 1016 ,10 2018.

    Taha, L.Y. and Abdel-Raheem, E., ‘Extraction of Fetal Electrocardiogram signals using Blind Source Extraction Based Parallel Linear Predictor Filter’. The 2018 IEEE international symposium on signal processing and information technology (ISSPIT), Louisville, KY, USA, USA. DOI: 10.1109/ISSPIT.2018.8642696.

    Rita T. Abdulmunam, Luay Y. Taha, Paul Ivey, “Wind Energy Harvesting Systems: A Better Understanding of their Sustainability “. Journal of Clean Energy Technologies, vol. 5, No. 5, September 2017.

    Luay Taha and Esam Abdel Raheem, “A null space approach for complete and overcomplete blind source separation of autoregressive source signals”, the 30th annual IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE’2017), Windsor ON., pp. 147-150.

    Al-LaithTaha, Luay Taha and Esam Abdel Raheem, “FastICA Architecture Utilizing FPGA and Iterative Symmetric Orthogonalization for Multivariate Signals” in the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT), Abu Dhabi, pp. 279-284.

    Rita T. Abdulmunam, Luay Y. Taha, Paul Ivey, “Simulation and Experimental Study of a Multi-Poles Variable Capacitor for Electrostatic Wind Energy Harvester”, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, 2015, pp. 1-12. Available online: http://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/havuz/elk-1212-87.pdf

    Rita T. Abdulmunam, Luay Y. Taha, Paul Ivey. “Electrostatic Harvester for Wind Energy Harvesting and Wind Speed Remote Sensing “, the 28th annual IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE’2015), Halifax, Nova Scotia, pp. 412-417.

    Rita T. Abdulmunam, Luay Y. Taha, Paul Ivey, “Wind Energy Harvesting using Electrostatic Converter for Wireless Sensor Networks”, 14th International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment OPTIM 2014, May 22-24, 2014, Brasov, Romania.

    Rita T. Abdulmunam, Luay Y. Taha, Paul Ivey, “Modeling of low power electrostatic wind energy harvester for macro scale applications”, International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 6 (2012) pp 912-917.

    Rita T. Abdulmunam, Luay Y. Taha, Paul Ivey, “Design consideration for electrostatic energy harvester”, Applied Mechanics and Materials vol. 110-116 (2012) pp 5173-5178.

    Luay Y. Taha, B. Y. Majlis and Ahmad AL- Ali, “Analysis of a MEMS piezoelectric microgenerator using network placement method “, IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE2012, Kuala - Lumpur, Malaysia, Sep 2012.

    Abdulmunam, R. T., Taha, L. Y., Ivey, P. C, “Simulink model of an integrated rotary electrostatic energy harvester”, Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM), 2012 13th International Conference, Romania, pp. 1006–1011, May 2012.

    Luay Y. Taha, B. Y. Majlis and Ahmad AL- Ali, “Design of MEMS Piezoelectric microgenerator using Voltage and Power Optimization; Proc. of the ICSE2010 conference, Kuala - Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 June – 30 June 2010, pp 313 – 316.

    Luay Y. Taha, B. Y. Majlis and Ahmad AL- Ali, “Modelling and Analysis of a transformerbased MEMS piezoelectric vibration type microgenerator “, Published paper in the IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE2006, Kuala - Lumpur, Malaysia, 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2006.

    L. Y. Taha, B. Y. Majlis and A. A. Ahmad, “Directional study on MEMS microgenerator”; International Conference on MEMS and Nanotechnology, ICMN’06 14-15 March 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 182-189.

    Education

    Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Windsor, Canada.
    Ph.D. in Micro Engineering and Nano Electronics, UKM University.
    M.Sc. in Control and Instrumentation, University of Technology.
    B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Basra University.

    Papers and Presentations

    Modak, Sudipta, Esam Abdel-Raheem, and Luay Yassin Taha. "A Novel Adaptive Multilevel Thresholding Based Algorithm For QRS Detection." Biomedical Engineering Advances (2021): 100016.