Hichem Frigui

Dr. Hichem Frigui

Professor of computer engineering and computer science and director of the Multimedia Research Lab

Dr. Hichem Frigui is a professor of computer engineering and computer science and director of the Multimedia Research Lab at the University of Louisville's J.B. Speed School of Engineering. His research includes machine learning; data mining; audio, image, and video processing; and multi-sensor information fusion.

Frigui has developed and applied algorithms from the above fields to a wide range of applications including: detection of buried landmines and other explosive devices using ground penetrating radar and wideband electro-magnetic induction sensors; segmentation and analysis of sports video; analysis of video simulating medical crises; analysis of exhaled breath data and computed tomography (CT) images for the diagnosis of lung cancer; analysis of stable isotope assisted metabolomics (SIAM) data to facilitate the identification of metabolites in biochemical pathways; and computational tools for predicting material properties;

Frigui’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, and Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation. He has coauthored more than 210 technical publications and received the National Science Foundation's CAREER award for outstanding young scientists. 

Frigui earned his undergraduate, master's and Ph.D. at the University of Missouri, Columbia, all in computer and electrical engineering.