Mohammad Hassan Shirali-Shahreza
Assistant Professor
Center for E-Learning
Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)
Tehran, IRAN

Phone & Fax: (0098) (021) 66405845

E-Mail: hshirali AT aut.ac.ir , shahreza AT shirali.ir , shahreza AT ieee.org
Web Site: http://shahreza.shirali.ir

Membership:

Research Interests:

Neural Networks, Pattern Recognition (OCR), Steganography,
Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Human Apart (CAPTCHA)

Education:

1996 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Computer Hardware),
Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic),
Tehran, Iran.
Ph.D. dissertation: "Off-line Recognition of Farsi Handwritten
Words & Numerals by Neural Networks"

1993-94 Visiting research scholar,
Electrical Engineering Department
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas, USA

1988 M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Computer Hardware),
Sharif University of Technology
Tehran, Iran.
Thesis: "Design and Implementation of FFT Hardware for a
Moving Target Indicator (MTI) Radar".

1986 B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Computer Hardware),
Isfahan University of Technology
Isfahan, Iran.
Fourth year project topic: "A Microprocessor based IC Tester".

Work Experience:

2008-Present Assistant Professor
Virtual Education Graduate College
Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)
Yazd, IRAN

1996-2008 Assistant Professor
Computer Engineering Department
Yazd University
Yazd, IRAN

2001-Present Adjunct Professor
Computer Engineering Department
Shahed University
Tehran, IRAN

1990-2006 Lecturer
Computer Engineering Department
Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic),
Tehran, Iran.

1998-2000 Head of Deptartment
Computer Engineering Department,
Yazd University
Yazd, IRAN

Technical/Professional Experience:

Technical Program Committee of the Fifth International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIHMSP-2009), September 2009.

Technical Program Committee of the Fourth International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIHMSP-2008), August 2008.

Technical Program Committee of the Fourth Iranian Society of Cryptography Conference (ISCC2007), October 2007.

Technical Program Committee of the Third International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIHMSP-2007), November 2007.

Current Courses:

Patent

  1. A System for Distinguishing Human Users from Computer Programs by Persian and Arabic Text, Iranian Patent Number: 41994, Date of Patent: 14 August 2007 (Official Announcement).

Publications

Books:

  1. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, “A Quick Guide to the Algorithms”, Zaman Publishing, Tehran, 2008, (In Persian). (Details)

  2. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, Translation of “Introduction to the Theory of Computation”, M. Sipser, (In Persian). (Details)

Book Chapters:

  1. M. Shirali-Shahreza and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Calling Police Using SMS," Handbook of Research on Next Generation Networks and Ubiquitous Computing, Information Science Reference, ISBN: 978-1-60566-250-3, 2010, pp. 241-250. (Book Website, Abstract)

  2. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "A Survey of Information Hiding," Handbook of Research on Secure Multimedia Distribution, Information Science Reference, ISBN: 978-1-60566-262-6, February 2009, pp. 241-256. (Book Website, Abstract)

Journal Papers:

  1. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "Arabic/Persian Text Steganography Utilizing Similar Letters with Different Codes," Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (AJSE), Vol. 35, No. 1B, 2010, pp. 213-222. (Full Paper)

  2. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and S. Shirali-Shahreza, "Real-Time and MP3 Compression Resistant Steganography in Speech," IET Information Security (IET-IFS), Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2010, pp. 1-7. (Abstract)

  3. S. Shirali-Shahreza, H. Abolhassani, and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Fast and Scalable System for Automatic Artist Identification," IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vol. 55, No. 3, August 2009, pp. 1731-1737. (Abstract)

  4. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "Steganography in Persian and Arabic Unicode Texts Using Pseudo-Space and Pseudo-Connection Characters," Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology (JATIT), Vol. 4, No. 8, August 2008, pp. 682-687. (Full Paper)

  5. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and S. Shirali-Shahreza, "Removing Noises Similar to Dots from Persian Scanned Documents," International Journal of Intelligent Information Technology Application (IJIITA), Vol. 1, No. 2, August 2008, 102-106 (Best Paper Candidate of CCCM 2008). (Full Paper)

  6. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "A Localized and Secure Method for Transferring Bank Information by SMS for Persian Banks," Journal of Multimedia (JMM), Vol. 3, No. 1, May 2008, pp. 23-27. (Full Paper)

  7. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "Nastaliq CAPTCHA," Iranian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE), Vol. 5, No. 2, Summer 2007, pp.109-114, (In Persian). (Full Paper)

  8. F. Adibnia and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "An Adaptive Multipath Routing Based on Local Information," Daneshvar Electrical Journal, Shahed University, Vol. 1, No. 1, August-September 2007, pp. 1-10, (In Persian). (Journal Website)

  9. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "M-Quiz by SMS with Cheat Prevention Feature," Iranian Journal of Information Science and Technology (IJIST), Vol. 5, No. 1, January 2007, pp. 1-9. (Abstract)

  10. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "Persian/Arabic Baffletext CAPTCHA," Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS), Vol. 12, No. 12, December 2006, pp. 1783-1796. (Paper)

  11. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "PERSIAN/ARABIC CAPTCHA," IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (IJCSIS), Vol. 1, No. 2, October 2006, pp. 63-75. (Abstract)

  12. M. H. Shirali-Shahreza and S. Shirali-Shahreza, "A Robust Page Segmentation Method for Persian/Arabic Document," WSEAS Transactions on Computers, WSEAS, November 2005, Vol. 4, Issue 11, pp. 1692-1698. (Journal Website)

  13. K. Faez and M. H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Recognition of Fixed Font Printed Farsi Text Using Pseudo-Words," Amirkabir Journal of Science & Technology, Vol. 7, No. 28, Summer 1995, pp. 291-300, (In Persian). (Journal Website)

Conference Papers:

  1. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and S. Shirali-Shahreza, "Skin Region Based Method for Reducing Motion Estimation Time," Proceedings of 10th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT 2010), Luxor, Egypt, December 15-18, 2010, pp. 254-259. (Abstract)

  2. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and S. Shirali-Shahreza, "Effect of MFCC Normalization on Vector Quantization Based Speaker Identification," Proceedings of 10th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT 2010), Luxor, Egypt, December 15-18, 2010, pp. 250-253. (Abstract)

  3. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and S. Shirali-Shahreza, "Large Corpus of Iranian Music," Proceedings of 9th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT 2009), Ajman, UAE, December 14-17, 2009, pp. 568-573. (Abstract)

  4. S. Shirali-Shahreza, H. Abolhassani, and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Compact Music Track Representation and its Application in Artist Similarity," Proceedings of The 2nd International Workshop on Machine Learning and Music (MML 2009) (In conjunction with ECML-PKDD 2009), Slovenia, September 7, 2009, pp. 13-18. (Workshop Proceedings)

  5. S. Shirali-Shahreza, H. Abolhassani, H. Sameti and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Spoken CAPTCHA: A CAPTCHA System for Blind Users," Proceedings of The 2009 ISECS International Colloquium on Computing, Communication, Control, and Management (CCCM 2009), Sanya, China, August 8-9, 2009, Vol. 1, pp. 221-224. (Abstract)

  6. S. Shirali-Shahreza, H. Abolhassani, and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Using Minimum Matching for Clustering with Balancing Constraints," Proceedings of The 2009 ISECS International Colloquium on Computing, Communication, Control, and Management (CCCM 2009), Sanya, China, August 8-9, 2009, Vol. 1, pp. 225-228. (Abstract)

  7. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and S. Shirali-Shahreza, "Reducing Motion Estimation Time with Skin Detection," Proceedings of The 2009 IEEE International Workshop on Imaging Systems and Techniques (IST 2009), Shenzhen, China, May 11-12, 2009, pp. 67-70. (Abstract)

  8. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "Analysis of Iranian Defaced Websites," Proceedings of The Second International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining(WKDD 2009), Moscow, Russia, January 23-25, 2009, pp. 31-34. (Conference Website)

  9. S. Shirali-Shahreza and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Bibliography of Works Done on CAPTCHA," Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Intelligent System & Knowledge Engineering (ISKE 2008), Xiamen, China, November 17-18, 2008, pp. 205-210. (Abstract)

  10. M. Shirali-Shahreza and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Advanced Nastaliq CAPTCHA," Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Cybernetic Intelligent Systems 2008 (CIS 2008), London, United Kingdom, September 9-10, 2008, pp. 335-337. (Abstract)

  11. A. Akhlaghi, F. Aadibnia, and M. H. Shirali-Shahreza, "A queue-based analysis for Denial of Service attacks on Voice over IP proxies," Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST 2008), Tehran, Iran, August 27th–28th, 2008, pp. 19-24. (Abstract)

  12. M. Shirali-Shahreza and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "An Improved Version of Persian/Arabic Text Steganography Using "La" Word," Proceedings of the 6th National Conference on Telecommunication Technologies 2008 (NCTT 2008), Putrajaya, Malaysia, August 26th–28th, 2008, pp. 372-376. (Abstract)

  13. S. Shirali-Shahreza. H. Beigy, and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Knapsack Model for Pixel Based Skin Detection," Proceedings of the Fourth IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIH-MSP 2008), Harbin, China, August 15-17, 2008, pp. 581-584. (Abstract)

  14. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "A New Synonym Text Steganography," Proceedings of the Fourth IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIH-MSP 2008), Harbin, China, August 15-17, 2008, pp. 1524-1526. (Abstract)

  15. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "An Anti-SMS-Spam Using CAPTCHA," Proceedings of the 2008 ISECS International Colloquium on Computing, Communication, Control, and Management (CCCM 2008), Guangzhou City, China, August 3-4, 2008, Vol. 2, pp. 318-321. (Abstract)

  16. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and S. Shirali-Shahreza, "Removing Noises Similar to Dots from Persian Scanned Documents," Proceedings of the 2008 ISECS International Colloquium on Computing, Communication, Control, and Management (CCCM 2008), Guangzhou City, China, August 3-4, 2008, Vol. 2, pp. 313-317 (Best Paper Candidate of CCCM 2008). (Abstract)

  17. A. Sahafi, D. Bahrepoor, and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "A Novel Middleware Model for Web Based Programming," Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies: from Theory to Applications (ICTTA’ 08), Damascus, Syria, April 7-11, 2008. (Abstract)

  18. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "Steganography in SMS by Sudoku Puzzle,"Proceedings of the 6th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA 2008), Doha, Qatar, March 31 - April 4, 2008, pp. 844-847. (Abstract)

  19. M. Shirali-Shahreza and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Finding Lost People with Amnesia’s Disease by SMS," Proceedings of the First International e-City Conference (e-City 2008), Tehran, Iran, February 20-21, 2008, (In Persian). (Abstract)

  20. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "Designing and Implementing Two Internet Based Exam Systems Using Synchronous and Asynchronous Models," Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT 2008), Phoenix Park, Korea, February 18-20, 2008, pp. 2135-2139. (Abstract)

  21. M. Shirali-Shahreza and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Online PIX CAPTCHA," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing,Communications and Networking (ICSCN 2008), Chennai, India, January 4-6, 2008, pp. 582-585. (Conference Website)

  22. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "New Solution for Password Key Transferring in Steganography Methods,"Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Multimedia Applications (ICCIMA 2007), Sivakasi, India, December 13-15, 2007, Vol. 4, pp. 123-125. (Abstract)

  23. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "Finding a Person With Amnesia’s Disease by Mobile Phone," Proceedings of International Conference on Robotics, Vision, Information and Signal Processing 2007 (ROVISP07), Penang, Malaysia, November 28-30, 2007, pp. 681-682. (Conference Website)

  24. M. Shirali-Shahreza and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Steganography in Sudoku Puzzle," Proceedings of the Third Conference on Information and Knowledge Technology Faculty of Engineering (IKT 2007), Mashad, Iran, November 27-29, 2007. (Abstract, Full Paper)

  25. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "Sending Mobile Software Activation Code by SMS Using Steganography," Proceedings of the Third IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIH-MSP 2007), Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, November 26-28, 2007, Vol. 1, pp. 554-557. (Abstract)

  26. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "Localized CAPTCHA for Illiterate People," Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent & Advanced Systems (ICIAS 2007), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 25-28, 2007, pp. 675-679. (Abstract)

  27. M. Shirali-Shahreza and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Text Steganography in SMS," Proceedings of the International Conference on Convergence Information Technology (ICCIT 2007), Gyeongju, Korea, November 21-23, 2007, pp. 2260-2265. (Abstract)

  28. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "Multilingual CAPTCHA," Proceedings of 5th IEEE International Conference on Computational Cybernetics (ICCC 2007), Gammarth, Tunisia, October 19-21, 2007, pp. 135-139. (Abstract)

  29. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "Intelligent Transportation System for Respiratory Patients," Proceedings of the International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems 2007 (ICCAS 2007), Seoul, KOREA, October 17-20, 2007, pp. 1430-1433. (Abstract)

  30. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "Text Steganography in Chat," Proceedings of the Third IEEE/IFIP International Conference in Central Asia on Internet the Next Generation of Mobile, Wireless and Optical Communications Networks (ICI 2007), Tashkent, Uzbekistan, September 26-28, 2007. (Abstract)

  31. M. Shirali-Shahreza and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Mobile Banking Services in the Bank Area," Proceedings of the International Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Information Technology (SICE 2007), Kagawa, JAPAN, September 17-20, 2007, pp. 2682-2685. (Abstract)

  32. V. Aghaei-Froushani and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "The Impact of Network Processors in Response Time and Link Utilization in Opnet," Proceedings of the 10th Iranian Student Conference on Electrical Engineering (ISCEE 2007), Isfahan, Iran, September 4-6, 2007. (Abstract)

  33. M. Shirali-Shahreza and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "A New Solution for Password Key Transferring in Steganography Methods by CAPTCHA through MMS Technology," Proceedings of the First International Conference on Information and Emerging Technologies (ICIET 2007), Karachi, Pakistan, July 6-7, 2007, pp. 137-142. (Abstract)

  34. S. Shirali-Shahreza, M. T. Manzuri-Shalmani, and M. H. Shirali-Shahreza, "A Skew Resistant Method for Persian/Arabic Text Segmentation," Proceedings of the First IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Image and Signal Processing (CIISP 2007), Honolulu, HI, USA, April 1-5, 2007, pp. 115-120. (Abstract)

  35. K. Fouladi, B. Najar-Arabi, and M. H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Mathematical Expression Recognition Using Construction and Reduction of Expression Spatial Graph," Proceedings of the 4th Iranian Conference on Machine Vision and Image Processing (MVIP 2007), Mashad, Iran, February 14-15, 2007, Vol. 2, pp. 850-859, (In Persian). (Abstract)

  36. S. Shirali-Shahreza, M. T. Manzuri-Shalmani, and M. H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Page Segmentation of Persian/Arabic Printed Text Using Ink Spread Effect," Proceedings of the SICE - ICASE International Joint Conference 2006 (SICE - ICCAS 2006), Busan, KOREA, October 18-21, 2006, pp. 259-262. (Abstract)

  37. M. H. Shirali-Shahreza and S. Shirali-Shahreza, "Persian/Arabic Text Font Estimation Using Dots", Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT 2006), Vancouver, Canada, August 27-30, 2006, pp. 420-425. (Abstract)

  38. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "A New Approach to Persian/Arabic Text Steganography," Proceedings of the 5th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science (ICIS 2006), Honolulu, HI, USA, July 10-12, 2006, pp. 310-315. (Abstract)

  39. M. Shirali-Shahreza and M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Secure Bank Receipts Transfer Using SMS," Proceedings of the 3rd Ahwaz E-Commerce Seminar (ECAhwaz 2006), Ahwaz, Iran, June 26-27, 2006, (In Persian).

  40. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Taking Internet Based Exam by Using Synchronous and Asynchronous Models," Proceedings of the Electronic Learning Conference (ELC 2006), Zanjan, Iran, May 24-25, 2006, pp. 72-85, (In Persian). (Conference Website)

  41. M.H. Shirali-Shahreza and M. Shirali-Shahreza, "Reviewing and Proposing Optimized Methods for Announcing Exam Grades on the Web," Proceedings of the Electronic Learning Conference (ELC 2006), Zanjan, Iran, May 24-25, 2006, pp. 59-71, (In Persian). (Conference Website)

  42. S. Shirali-Shahreza, M. T. Manzuri-Shalmani, and M. H. Shirali-Shahreza, "Preparing Persian/Arabic Scanned Images for OCR," Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies: from Theory to Applications (ICTTA’06), Damascus, Syria, April 24- 28, 2006, Vol. 1, pp. 1332-1336. (Abstract)

  43. M.H. Shirali Shahreza and M. Shirali Shahreza, "PERSIAN/ARABIC CAPTCHA," Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Applied Computing 2006 (AC2006), San Sebastian, Spain, February 25-28, 2006, pp. 258-265. (Abstract)

  44. M. J. Tabrizi and M. H. Shirali-Shahreza, "A New Page Segmentation Method For Persian Documents," Proceedings of 15th IASTED International Conference on Applied Informatics, Austria, 1997.

  45. M. H. Shirali-Shahreza, K. Faez, and A. Khotanzad, “Recognition of handwritten Persian/Arabic numerals by orthogonal moments and decision combination NNs,” Proceedings of International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT96), Istanbul, Turkey, April 1996, Vol. 2, pp. 856-859.

  46. M. H. Shirali-Shahreza, K. Faez, and A. Khotanzad, "Recognition of handwritten Persian/Arabic numerals by shadow coding and edited probabilistic neural network," IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP-95), Washington, DC, USA, October 23-26, 1995, Vol. 3, pp. 436-439. (Abstract)

  47. M. H. Shirali-Shahreza, K. Faez, and A. Khotanzad, “Recognition of handwritten Persian numerals by Legendre moments features and a probabilistic neural network classifier,” Proceedings of International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT95), Bali Indonesia, 3-5 April 1995, pp. 165-168.

  48. M. H. Shirali-Shahreza, K. Faez, and A. Khotanzad, “Recognition of handwritten Farsi numerals by Zernike moments features and a set of class-specific neural network classifiers,” Proceedings of The International Conference on Signal Processing Applications & Technology (ICSPAT'94), Dallas, Texas, USA, October 18 - 21, 1994, vol. II, pp. 998-1003.