Tariq S Durrani
2017 IEEE Region 8 Director-elect candidate

TARIQ S DURRANI (M '82, SM '86, F '89)

Research Professor
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow G1 1XW Scotland, UK.

Tariq Durrani was University Deputy Principal (2000-2006) with major responsibility for University-wide strategic developments in Computing/Information Technology Infra-structure, Entrepreneurship, Staff Development and Lifelong Learning. He joined Strathclyde as a Lecturer in 1976, was made Professor in 1982; Department Head (1990-1994) of one of the largest UK EEE Departments. He was Chair, Institute for Communications and Signal Processing (2006-2007), and Head, Centre of excellence in Signal and Image Processing (2008-2009). Currently he is Research Professor in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Strathclyde.

He has been Vice President (Natural Sciences 2007-2010), and is Vice President (International 2012-2013) of the Royal Society of Edinburgh - the National Academy of Scotland; Council (Board) Member, Scottish Funding Council - which distributes $3.0 billion equivalent funding annually to universities and colleges. He was Director of the UK Government DTI Centre for Parallel Signal Processing (1989-1991), and the UK Research Council/DTI Scottish Transputer Centre (1991-1995) at Strathclyde.

He has held several Directorships in key organizations - public/private, national/international.

Research Interests
Communications, Signal Processing, Technology Management, Higher Education Management. He has authored six books, and over 350 publications. He has supervised over forty PhD theses.

Consultant
To Governments in UK, US, Portugal, The Netherlands, European Commission, and several companies. Managed over sixty projects in last twenty-five years.

Visiting/External Appointments
Princeton, University of Southern California, Stirling University (UK), Chinese University of Hong Kong, Khalifa University, Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), and UESTC Chengdu (China).

A full CV can be found here.

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