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Dr. Mohammad Ahad

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Assistant Professor

Office: Blg 255 Rm 1325
Phone: (912) 478-5858
Email: mahad@georgiasouthern.edu

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Education:
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2007)
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

Industrial and Other Related Experience:
Post-doctoral fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston (2007 – 2009)
Graduate instructor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (summer 2007)
IC designer, Transwitch Corporation, Raleigh, NC (summer internship, 2001)

Areas of Expertise:
Bioinstrumentation, biosensor, biosignal modeling, embedded systems, FPGA based digital system design using VHDL.

Teaching Interests:
Classroom and lab instruction of digital design using DE2 board, program design for engineers, engineering computing, digital computation, circuit analysis, digital signal processing. Also have teaching interest in introduction to computer engineering, computer system design, embedded system, electronics and power electronics.

Research Interests:
Bioinstrumentation, biosensor, biosignal modeling, embedded systems, FPGA based digital system design using VHDL.

Recent Selected Journal Publications:
1. Mohammad A. Ahad, M. Ferdjallah, ‘Simulation techniques of EMG generation to analyze remodeling of aging muscle’, American Journal of Biomedical Engineering, (in press)
2. L Wang, Mohammad A. Ahad, A. McEwan, J Li, S. Rutkove, ‘Assessment of alterations in the electrical impedance of muscle after experimental nerve injury via finite element analysis’, IEEE transaction of biomedical engineering, Jun 58 (6): 1585-91, 2011
3. Mohammad A. Ahad, S. Rutkove, ‘Correlation between muscle electrical impedance data and neurophysiologic parameters after experimental neurogenic injury’, Physiological Measurement. 10;31(11): 1437-1448, 2010
4. Mohammad A. Ahad, P. Narayanaswami, L. Kasselman, S.B. Rutkove, ‘The effect of subacute denervation on the electrical anisotropy of skeletal muscle: implications for clinical diagnostic testing’, Journal of Clin Neurophysiol. Jun;121(6):882-6, 2010
5. Mohammad A. Ahad, P.M. Fogerson, G.D. Rosen, P. Narayanaswami, S.B. Rutkove, ‘Electrical characteristics of skeletal muscle in immaturity, adulthood and after sciatic nerve injury, and their relation to muscle fiber size’ Physiological Measurement. 30(12):1415-27, 2009
6. Mohammad A. Ahad, Seward Rutkove, “Electrical Impedance Myography at 50 kHz in the rat: technique, reproducibility, and the effects of sciatic injury and recovery”, Journal of Clin Neurophysiol, Aug;120(8):1534-8, 2009
7. M Ferdjallah, J. Wertsch, Mohammad A. Ahad, G. Phongsamart and KC. McGill, “Nerve Conduction Topography in Geriatric Hand Assessment,” Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, vol. 42,(6), 1-7, 2005

Conference Papers:
1. Ahmed Hasnain Jalal, Sajib Roy and Mohammad A. Ahad, ‘Comparative analysis of the performance of polymer based opto-chemical sensor in detecting ammonia in diverse mediums’, In proc of IEEE SE Conf, Jacksonville, FL 2013.
2. Ahmed Hasnain Jalal, Sajib Roy and Mohammad A. Ahad, “Evanescent-based Clad-modified Polymer Optical Fiber Sensor for Ammonia gas detection”, accepted for publication in the proc of International Conference on Engineering Research, Innovation and Education (ICERIE) 2013, Bangladesh.
3. Mohammad A. Ahad, Travis Orth, Nazmul Islam, Mohammed Ferdjallah, “Simulation of EMG signals for aging muscle”, Conf. Proc. of IEEE Southeast Conference, Orlando, FL, 2012.
4. Abdoul Simpore, Mohammad A. Ahad, “Effect of pathological changes on computer generated action potentials in lower limb muscles of children with cerebral palsy”, Conf. Proc. of IEEE Southeast Conference, Orlando, FL, 2012.
5. Mohammad A. Ahad, Seward Rutkove, ‘Alterations of electrical properties of muscle in neurogenic disease state and their effects on finite element analysis of electrical impedance myography’, Conf Proc on International Conf of Electrical Bio-impedance (ICEBI) and Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT), Florida, April, 2010.
6. Mohammad A. Ahad and Seward Rutkove, “Finite element analysis of electrical impedance myography in the rat hind limb”, Conf Proc IEEE EMBS. 1:630-3, Sep. 2009.
7. Mohammad A. Ahad, Seward Rutkove, “Multifrequency electrical impedance myography: Alterations in rat sciatic crush”, abstract in proc in AANEM conference in San Diego, CA, Oct, 2009.
8. Mohammad A. Ahad, Seward Rutkove, “The effect of neurogenic injury on the electrical properties of skeletal muscle”, abstract in proc in AANEM conference in San Diego, CA, Oct, 2009.
9. Mohammad A. Ahad, Jacqueline J. Wertsch and Mohammed Ferdjallah, “Effect of Motor Unit Distribution on Computer Generated Action Potential” Muscle & Nerve 2006; 34:530.
10. Mohammad A. Ahad, Abdullah Al Zaman, Mohammed Ferdjalllah and Jacqueline J. Wertsch, “Analysis of Computer Generated Action Potentials During Simulated Aging Process,” proc. in IEEE Midwest Symp. on Circuits and Systems, Cincinnati, OH, 2005, pp. 1774-1777.
11. Abdullah Al Zaman, Mohammad A. Ahad, Mohammed Ferdjalllah and Jacqueline J. Wertsch, “A New Approach for Muscle Fatigue Analysis in Young Adults at Different MVC Levels ,” proc. in IEEE Midwest Symp. on Circuits and Systems, Cincinnati, OH, 2005, pp. 499-502.
12. Mohammad A. Ahad, Abdullah Al Zaman, Mohammed Ferdjalllah and Gerald F. Harris, “Multichannel Grid Electrode Interface for EMG Mapping,” Proc. in IEEE Midwest Symp. on Circuits and Systems, Cincinnati, OH, 2005, pp. 1770-1773.
13. Abdullah Al Zaman, Xiaolin Luo, Mohammad A. Ahad, Mohammed Ferdjalllah,”Muscle fatigue analysis of healthy adults using TVAR model with instantaneous frequency estimation”, proc. in SSST, Crookville, TN, 2006.
14. GyuTae Kim, Mohammad A. Ahad, M. Ferdjallah, “Correlation of muscle fatigue indices between intramuscular and surface EMG signals”, proc in IEEE SE conf, Richmond VA, 2007.
15. Abdullah Al Zaman, Mohammad A. Ahad, Mohammed Ferdjallah, “A new TVR modeling in cascaded form for nonstationary signals”, proc. in ICASSP, Tuscalusa, France, 2006.
16. Mohammad A. Ahad, S. K. Islam, “Design of a cable equalizer using 0.5µm CMOS process”, Proc. of Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, March 13, New Haven, CT 2002.

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