Faculty Profile for Dr. Semih Aslan

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Dr. Semih Aslan
Associate Professor — Ingram School of Engineering
IGRM 2203
phone: (512) 245-1826

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Semih Aslan is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Texas State University, where he joined in 2011. He previously worked as a Senior FPGA Design Engineer with Motorola and full-time instructor at ITT Technical Institute. At ITT Technical Institute, Dr. Aslan worked with minority students as a full-time instructor and assistant dean for over 10 years on the west side of Chicago. Dr. Aslan is the founding director of the System Modeling and Green Technology (SMART) Lab in the Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State. He currently advises graduate and undergraduate senior students on green energy, multi-processor system design and data analysis projects and has numerous publications.

Teaching Interests

EE 4355: Analog and Mixed-Signal Design
EE 3326: Numerical and Scientific Data Analysis Using Python
EE 3350: Electronics I
EE 3370: Signals and Systems
EE 4323: Digital Image Processing
EE 4350: Electronics II
EE 4352: Introduction to VLSI Design
EE 4377: Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
EE 5320: Advanced Computer Architecture and Arithmetic
EE 5323: Digital Image Processing
EE 5330: Embedded and Real-Time Computing (Spring 2017)
EE 5377: Statistical Signal Processing
ENGR 5310: Probability, Random Variables, & Stochastic Processes for Engineers

Research Interests

Computer Architecture
DSP and Digital Image Processing
Embedded System Design
Hardware Design with FPGAs and VLSI
Hardware Performance Optimization
Renewable Energy

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Sharotry, A., Jimenez, J. A., Wierschem, D., Mendez Mediavilla, F. A., Koldenhoven, R. M., Valles, D., … Aslan, S. (2021). A Digital Twin Framework for Real-Time Analysis and Feedback of Repetitive Work in the Manual Material Handling Industry (pp. 2637–2648). https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC48552.2020.9384043
  • Almusaied, Z., Asiabanpour, B., & Aslan, S. (2018). Optimization of Solar Energy Harvesting: An Empirical Approach. Journal of Solar Energy, 2018. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9609735
  • Smith, E., Koldenhoven, R. M., Farrell, J. W., Li, Y., Aslan, S., Resendiz, M. D., … Valles Molina, D. (n.d.). Development of an Augmented Reality Handwashing Tool for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Las Vegas, NV, USA: IEEE.
  • Valles Molina, D., Umali, L. A. R., Paveglio, T., Brinson, J. N., Hyder, M., Jackson, G. E., … Liu, T. (2023). Data Collection and Real-Time Facial Emotion Recognition in iOS Apps With CNN-Based Models. Seattle, WA, USA: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/AIIoT58121.2023.10174520
  • Davio, R. L., Pantuso, M., & Aslan, S. (2023). Ensuring Water and Energy Resilience at Camp Bowie During a Disaster.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: IEEE ctx Achievement Awards, IEEE. January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: IEEE ctx Achievement Awards, IEEE. January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: IEEE CTX Achievement Awards, IEEE. January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: IEEE CTX Achievement Awards, IEEE. January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: IEEE CTX Achievement Awards, IEEE. January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Selected Grants

  • Asiabanpour, Bahram (Principal), Aslan, Semih (Co-Principal), Ortiz, Araceli Martinez (Co-Principal), Jimenez, Jesus (Co-Principal), Kim, Yoo-Jae (Co-Principal), Salamy, H (Co-Principal). Designing green-engineering summer camp, Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)-Engineering Summer Program, State, $12500. (Funded: June 2014). Grant.
  • Jimenez, Jesus (Principal), Aslan, Semih (Co-Principal), Koutitas, Georgios (Co-Principal), Mendez, Francis A (Co-Principal), Valles Molina, Damian (Co-Principal), Wierschem, David C (Co-Principal). Using Industry 4.0 Digital Twins to Model Human Labor in Smart Material Handling Systems, Toyota Material Handling, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $197411.11. (Submitted: December 14, 2018, Funded: August 14, 2019 - August 13, 2020). Grant.
  • Aslan, Semih (Principal), Molina, Damian Valles (Co-Principal), Starks, James (Principal). STTR Phase I: Real-Time Mineral Data Collection and Identification Module, NSF, Federal, $276000. (Funded: May 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023). Grant.
  • Valles Molina, Damian, Liu, Ting (Co-Principal), Resendiz, Maria D (Supporting), Aslan, Semih (Supporting), Farrell, John Wayland (Supporting), Li, Yumeng (Supporting), Rolfe, Rachel M. (Supporting). REU Site: Undergraduate Research Experiences in Machine Learning, Analytics, and Augmented Reality for Smart and Connected Health, National Science Foundation, Federal, $344029. (Submitted: August 2021, Funded: January 2022 - December 2024). Grant.
  • Aslan, Semih (Principal), Stern, H (Co-Principal). Through-The-Earth Data Transmission Systems to Enable Buried Environmental Sensors, NEC Corporation of America, $69000. (Funded: 2016 - 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

IEEE Central Texas Section
December 31, 2023-Present
Bobcat Day
Reviewer / Referee
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II
April 1, 2020-Present
Reviewer / Referee
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
April 1, 2020-Present
Reviewer / Referee
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I
March 12, 2020-Present