Nick Younan
Professor and Head
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mississippi State University

PhD in Electrical Engineering
Ohio University, 1988

Web: www.ece.msstate.edu

Email: younan@ece.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-3721

Research Interests
Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition, Automated Target Detection, Image Fusion, and Image Information Mining

Current Research Projects
Development of a knowledge-based discovery system for image infornation mining, a semantic-driven knowledge discovery system for wide area monitoring, using simulated OCO measurements for assessing terrestrial carbon pools in Southern United States, and small satellite technologies.

Most Current Publications:
Pushkar Pradham, Nicolas H. Younan, and Roger L. King, Concepts of Image Fusion in Remote Sensing Applications, in Image Fusion: Algorithms and Applications, Edited by Tania Stathaki, Elsevier Science, May 2008.

Vijay P. Shah, Nicolas H. Younan, and Roger L. King, An Efficient Pan-sharpening Method via a Combined Adaptive PCA Approach and Contourlets, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol 46, No.5, pp. 1323-1335, May 2008.

Chris Ruffin, Roger L. King, and Nicolas H. Younan, On A Combined Derivative Spectroscopy and Savitzky-Golay Filtering Method for the Analysis of Hyperspectral Data, GIScience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 1-15, March 2008.

Qian Du, Nicholas H. Younan, Roger King, and Vijay P. Shah, On the Perfornance Evaluation of Pan-sharpening Techniques, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, Vol 4, No.4, pp. 518-522, October 2007.

J.E. Ball, L.M. Bruce, N.H. Younan, Hyperspectral pixel unmixing via spectral band selection and DC insensitive singular-value decomposition, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, Volume 4, No.3, pp. 382-386, July 2007.

Vijay P. Shah, Nicolas H. Younan, Surya S. Durbha, and Roger L. King, A Systematic Approach to Wavelet-Decomposition-Level Selection for Image Information Mining from Geospatial Data Archives, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 45, No.4, pp. 875-878, April 2007.

Surya D. Durbha, Roger L. King, and Nicolas H. Younan, Support Vector Machines Regression for Retrieval of Leaf Area Index from Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer, Remote Sensing of Environment. Vol. 107, Issues 1-2, pp. 348-361, March 2007.

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