Dr. Braham Barkat

Dr. Braham Barkat

Email: braham.barkat@ku.ac.ae

Dr. Barkat is an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Khalifa University of Science and Technology. From 2000 to 2005, he had been an Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). Prior to that, he was a Research Fellow, in Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia) and Curtin University (Perth, Australia), respectively.


Dr. Barkat’s teachingresponsibilities include developing and delivering postgraduate and undergraduate courses in various areas of Electrical Engineering, such as Probability & Random SignalsDetection & EstimationDigital Audio Signal ProcessingDigital Signal ProcessingData CommunicationsSignals & SystemsDigital Control SystemsFeedback Control SystemsMicro-controllers/Micro-processorsElectrical Circuits I & IIProject Design, and several other fundamental electronics courses.


Dr. Barkat’s researchdeals with the development of signal processing techniques with applications to various engineering problems, such as telecommunications, automotive, bio-engineering, watermarking, and seismic data analysis. He has been successful in attracting many project grants, and his research resulted in close research collaboration with various international research groups.


Besides teaching and research, Barkat’s academic duties include supervisionof postgraduate students (PhD, Masters) and undergraduate students (Final Year Projects). Also, he has been heavily involved in many services, either to the university or to the wider community. In particular, he has chaired several departmental committees including Postgraduate Research Council, Research Committee, Accreditation Committee, and Post-Graduation Committee.

  • Ph.D.Electrical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia (1996–2000)
  • M.S.Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, US (1986–1988)
  • Ingenieur d’EtatElectrical Engineering, Ecole Nationale Polytechnique d’Alger, Alger, Algeria (1980–1985)
  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Seismic Data Analysis
  • Telcommunications

Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. Djurovic, V. Lukin, M. Simeunovic, and B. Barkat. “Quasi Maximum Likelihood Estimator of Polynomial Phase Signals for Compressed Sensed Data”, AEU-International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Vol. 68, No. 7, pp. 631-636, July 2014.
  2. Ali, M. Y., Barkat, B. , Berteussen, K., and Small, J. “A low frequency passive seismic array experiment over an onshore oilfield in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates”, Geophysics, Vol. 78, No. 4, July 2013.
  3. H. Mortazavi, J. P. Oakley and B. Barkat, “Mitigating the Effect of Optical Back-Scatter in Multispectral Underwater Imaging”, Journal of Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 24, No. 7, June 2013.
  4. D. Boutana, B. Barkat and M. Benidir, “Segmentation of Pathological Heart Sound Signal Using Empirical Mode Decomposition”, International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 1, Feb. 2013.
  5. I. Djurovic, S. Djukanovic, M. Simeunovic, P. Rakovic and B. Barkat , “An efficient joint estimation of wideband polynomial-phase signal parameters and direction-of-arrival in sensor array “, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Vol. 2012, Article 43, February 2012.
  6. D. Boutana, M. Benidir and B. Barkat, “Segmentation and Identification of some Pathological Phonocardiogram Signals using Time-Frequency Analysis”, IET Signal Processing, Vol. 5, Issue 6, pp. 527-537, September 2011.
  7. B. Barkat and F. Sattar, “A Time-Frequency and A Time-Scale Based Fragile Watermarking Methods for Image Authentication”, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Vol. 2010, Article ID 408109, 14 pages.
  8. Ali, M. Y., Berteussen, K., Small, J. and Barkat, B. “Low Frequency Passive Seismic Experiments in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Implications for Hydrocarbon Detection”, Geophysical
    Prospecting, Vol. 58, Issue 5, pp. 875-899, Sep. 2010.
  9. Ali, M. Y., Berteussen, K., Small, J. and Barkat, B. “A study of ambient noise over an onshore oilfield in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates”, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 100; No. 1; pp. 392-401, February 2010.

Book Chapters

  1. P. O’Shea and B. Barkat, ”Analysis of Polynomial FM Signals in Additive Noise”, in Time-Frequency Signal Analysis: A comprehensive reference, edited by B. Boashash, chapter 10.4, pages 447-455, Elsevier, Oxford, UK, 2003 (updated and re-printed in 2015).
  2. B. Barkat and B. Boashash, ”IF Estimation of FM Signals in Multiplicative Noise”, in Time-FrequencySignal Analysis: A comprehensive reference, edited by B. Boashash, chapter 10.5, pages 457-463, Elsevier, Oxford, UK, 2003(updated and re-printed in 2015).
  3. B. Barkat, “Instantaneous Frequency Estimation of Quadratic FM Signals corrupted by Multiplicative and Additive Noise”, Chapter 22, in the book Mathematics in Signal Processing, edited by J.G. Mc Whirther, Oxford University Press, 2001.
  4. B. Boashash and B. Barkat, “Introduction to Time-Frequency Signal Analysis”, Chapter 11 in the book Wavelets, Gabor and Time-Frequency Analysis, edited by L. Debnath, Birkhauser-Verlag, Dec.1999.

Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1.  E. Al Murawwi, B. Barkat, and ”Statistical Evaluation of a New Technique for Sweep Frequency Response Analysis”, in Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Power and Energy Conference (PECON 2012), Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Dec. 02-05 2012.
  2. D. Boutana, M. Benidir, and B. Barkat, ”Segmentation of Pathological Heart Sound Signal Using
  3. Empirical Mode Decomposition” in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Signal
  4. Processing Systems, (ICSPS) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dec. 21-22, 2012.
  5. Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS), 2013 IEEE, 22-24 April 2013, Arlington, VA, U.S.A.

Invited Seminars & Conference Presentations / Posters

  1. Tutorial  Session: “Instantaneous  Frequency  Estimation”, at the International Symposium on Signal
  2. Processing and its Applications (ISSPA99), Brisbane, Australia, August 1999.
  3. Invited Speaker (IEEE SP Society, Western Australia Branch): ”Some Aspects of Time-Frequency Analysis”,
  4. The Australian Telecommunications Research Institute, Curtin University, Western Australia, May 4, 2000.

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