Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Ezzatollah Salari




EECS Department
The University of Toledo
Toledo,OH 43606 
Tel: (419) 530-6002 
Office: NI 2037 
E-mail: Esalari@utnet.utoledo.edu 


  • EECS 4330/5 - Image Analysis and Computer Vision
  • EECS 6320/8 - Data Compression for Multimedia Communication
  • EECS 6370/8 - Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks
  • EECS 6300/8 - Random Signals and Optimal Filters
  • EECS 4380/5 - Digital Signal Processing
  • EECS 3300 - Probabilistic Methods in Engineering


pattern recognition & machine learning, image/video/signal processing, and data compression for multimedia applications.


  • PhD: G. Kaveh Ahmadi
  • MS: D. Shrestha Ujjwal, Zarean Zeinab


E. Salari received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University in 1978 and 1982, respectively. He is at present a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Toledo, where he is involved in teaching and research in the areas of image analysis and computer vision, data compression for multimedia communication, neural networks, and signal processing. He has contributed extensively in several areas of image processing and neural networks including image and video compression, motion analysis, image representation, object recognition and application of neural networks to image enhancement and restoration. Dr. Salari worked as a research fellow at NASA Langley, Goddard and Lewis (Glenn) research centers during the summers of 1987, 1988, 1990 and 1991 on various image processing projects. He also served as graduate director of EECS Department from 2000-2005.


  • Kaveh Ahmadi, Ezzatollah Salari, “Small Dim Object Tracking Using Frequency and Spatial Domains Information,” Pattern Recognition, Vol. 58, pp. 227-234, 2016.
  • Kaveh Ahmadi, Ezzatollah Salari, “Small Dim Object Tracking Using Multi Objective Particle Swarm Optimization (MOPSO) Technique,” Image Processing, IET, 9(9), pp. 820-826, 2015.
  • Kaveh Ahmadi, Ahmad Javaid, Ezzatollah Salari, “An Efficient Compression Scheme based on Adaptive Thresholding in Wavelet Domain Using PSO,” Signal Processing: Image Communication, Vol. 32, pp. 33-39, 2015.
  • P. K. Kanaparthi and E. Salari," Detection and Recognition of U. S. Speed Signs from Grayscale Images for Intelligent Vehicles,", Intl. Journal of Advanced Computer Science, Vol.3, No. 3, PP. 139- 143, 2013.
  • Y. Zhang, E. Salari, and S. Zhang, “Reducing Blocking Artifacts in JPEG Compressed Images Using an Adaptive Neural Network based Algorithm”, Neural Computing and Applications, Vol. 22, pp. 3-10, 2013.
  • E. Salari and G. Bao, “Super-resolution Using an Enhanced Papoulis-Gerchberg Algorithm”, IET Image Processing, Vol. 6, Issue 7, pp. 959 - 965, Oct. 2012.
  • Y. Zhang , W. Li, and E. Salari, "Handoff Determination for a Hybrid Channel Allocation Algorithm in Wireless and Mobile Networks,”, Journal of Interconnection Networks, Vol.13, Nos. 3 & 4, 11 pages, 2012.
  • Y. Zhang and E. Salari, “Modeling and analysis of a Hybrid CAC Scheme in Heterogeneous Multimedia Wireless Networks”, International Journal of Handheld Computing Research, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 23-36, 2012.
  • L. Ying and E. Salari, “Beamlet Transform Based Technique for Pavement Image Processing and Classification”, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Journal, Vol 25, PP. 572-580, 2010.
  • Y. Zhang and E. Salari, “A Hybrid Channel Allocation Algorithm with Priority to Handoff Calls in Mobile Cellular Networks” J. Computer Communications, Vol 32, PP. 880-887, 2009.
  • Y. Zhang and E. Salari, “Utilization Analysis and Comparison for Multimedia Wireless Networks”, Intl. J.Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing Vol 3, No. 3, PP. 185- 190, 2008.
  • J. Wei and E.Salari, "Fast and Robust Fixed-Length Packetization Algorithm for Set Partitioning in Hierarchical Trees Bit-Stream over Packet Erasure Channels," Journal of Electronic Imaging 16(1), 2007.
  • J. Wei and E. Salari, "Optimal Packetization Scheme for Embedded Multimedia Bit streams Using Genetic algorithms," Intl. Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, Vol 16, No. 3, 2006.
  • E. Salari and X. Li, "Channel optimized Robust Image Coding Over Noisy Channels", Optical Engineering, Vol. 45, No. 12, 2006.
  • S. Zhang and E. Salari, "A Competitive Learning Vector Quantization with Evolution Strategies for Image Compression", Optical Engineering, Vol. 44, No. 2, Feb 2005.
  • X. Li and E. Salari, "Predictive Quadtree Expansion Technique for Image Compression in Wavelet Transform Domain", J. of Electronic Imaging, Vol. 13, No.4, pp., 878-885, Oct. 2004.
  • E. Salari and S. Zhang, "An Integrated Recurrent Neural Network for Image resolution Enhancement from Multiple of Image Frames", IEE Proc., Vision, Image and Signal Processing, Vol 150, No. 5, pp. 299-305, Oct. 2003.
  • E. Salari and S Zhang, "Neural Network Based Image Restoration Using Scaled Residual with Space-Variant Regularization", Intl. Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, Vol 12, pp. 247-253, 2002.
  • Jeff Mackey, E. Salari, P. Tin, "Modulation, Alignment and Calibration Methods for Phase-Modulated Optical Polarimeters", Optical Engineering, 42 (05), pp. 1460-1466, May 2003.
  • S. Zhang and E. salari, "Reducing Artifacts in Coded Images Using a Neural Network Aided Adaptive FIR Filter", Vol. 50, pp. 249-269, J. Neurocomputing, 2003.
  • S. Zhang and E. Salari, "A Neural Network Based Nonlinear Filter for Image Enhancement", Intl. J. of Imaging Systems and Technology, Vol. 12, 56-62, 2002.
  • Jeffrey R Mackey, E. Salari, P. Tin, "Optical Material Stress Measurement Using Two Orthogonally Polarized Sinusuidally Intensity-Modulated Semiconductor Lasers", J. Measurement Science and Technology 13, pp 179-185, 2002.
Last Updated: 6/27/22