Celia Shahnaz, Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB), received Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Canada, 2009 and currently a Professor, Department of EEE, BUET, Bangladesh. She has published more than 120 international journal/conference papers. She is a recipient of the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship/Fellowship for pursuing her Ph.D. study in Canada & Bangladesh Academy of Science (BAS) gold model for her contribution in science and Technology
Her research interests include the areas of Deep learning, pattern recognition and machine learning for audio, video, biomedical and power signals, signal processing for speech analysis and speech enhancement, multimodal emotion recognition, digital watermarking, audio-visual recognition for biometric security, multimedia communication, control system, robotics, and humanitarian technology. Recently, her papers have received best paper awards in biomedical Engineering tracks at TENCON 2017 and at IEEE WIECON-ECE 2016, in Humanitarian Challenge track at R10 HTC 2017, and the best interactive poster award at ICIVPR 2017. Her paper has been selected for the top ten best paper awards in the Student Paper Contest of the 2018 and 2014 IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), College Station, Texas, USA and Knoxville, TN, USA, respectively. She was the winner, the Best Student Paper Award, 2008 IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks and Signal Processing (ICNNSP), Zhenjiang, China. She was selected as one of the finalists of the Student Research Presentation Competition in the 2009 SYTACOM Workshop, Montreal, QC, Canada.
She is the 2018-19 Member, Technical Committee, Image, Video, and Multimedia (IVM), Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) and 2018 Editorial board member, IET Signal Processing. She is the mentor of Ist and 2nd prize winning projects in the IEEE IAS CMD Robotics Contest 2019 and 2018, USA, respectively and that of Ist prize winning project in the Category HEALTH FACILITY in IEEE IAS CMD Humanitarian Project Contest 2017, USA. She is the supervisor of 5th rank winning team in Signal processing cup (SPCUP) competition in ICASSP 2015, Australia.