• Ph.D., Southern Methodist, 1984
  • M.S.E.E., Southern Methodist, 1980
  • B.S.E.E., Southern Methodist, 1978
  • B.S., Pars College (Iran), 1971


  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Pattern Analysis
  • Computer vision
  • Microcontrollers
  • Embedded Systems
  • Microelectronics
  • Circuits Analysis

Research Interests

  • Signal processing
  • Pattern recognition
  • Robotic vision
  • Medical imaging
  • Adaptive filtering
  • Microcontrollers
  • Embedded systems


Bahman Rezaie, Ph.D., joined St. Mary’s University of San Antonio in 1983. He has served as Faculty, Program Director, and Chairperson in the Department of Engineering as well as Interim Dean of the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology. He has numerous contributions and achievements throughout his tenure at St. Mary’s.  

In late 1990s, Rezaie led and heavily contributed to the migration of the St. Mary’s Institution into the technology era using $2.1 million grant from DOE to accomplish this task. At the same time, he introduced inclusion of laptop for every student who registered at the University.

Throughout his tenancy, he has been instrumental in establishing the Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Engineering Management, and Mechanical Engineering programs here at St. Mary’s University. He also spearheaded accreditation of Electrical and Computer Engineering programs in the Engineering Department.

Furthermore, he was the architect of two successful concentrations in the Engineering Science area, namely the Premed and the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) known as drone’s technology. Recently, he has embarked on a fundraising effort for the Engineering Department to establish an endowment for the maintenance of the laboratories in the Department.

Rezaie’s main research interest lies in the area of signal and image processing. In particular, development of new techniques and algorithms for pattern recognition, which are among the fundamental techniques in signal processing. The rapidly increasing resolution and size of images demand a more efficient pattern matching algorithms to accelerate the identification and registration processes. These algorithms are among the crucial ingredients of image understanding as well as machine and deep learning.

Rezaie earned his B.S. in Physics, ranked 1st in class, from Pars College, Iran, and his second B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Suma Cum Laude, from Southern Methodist University. He continued his education at SMU and earned M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Rezaie is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi honorary societies of engineering.

Awards and Recognitions

  • University Professor, awarded in 2023 in recognition of broad and extraordinary contributions by the faculty persons who have also served in academic administration at St. Mary’s University
  • President’s Excellence Award, in recognition of exceptional service and promoting a culture of excellence at St. Mary’s University, 2019
  • Marianist Heritage Award, January,2011
  • Minnie Stevens Piper Professor in state of Texas, 2001
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Graduate School, St. Mary’s University, 1993-94
  • Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, St. Mary’s University, 1991-92
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, School of Science, Engineering and Technology, St. Mary’s University, 1987-88


“Pattern Matching using Partial Fourier Spectrum,” B. Rezaie and S. Shahhosseini, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Volume 26, Number 7, July 2016, pp. 1229-1241.

 “Sequential Image Registration for Astronomical Images,” B. Rezaie and S. Shahhosseini, ISM 2012, IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, 10-12 December 2012, Irvine, California.

“Women and the Engineering Profession: the Stereotypical Engineer, ” Suzanne N. Cory, Bahman Rezaie, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Volume 14, No. 2, pp. 141 – 157, 2008.

“Assessment of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction From Technetium-99M-Methoxy Isobutyl Isonitrile Multiple-Gated Radionuclide Angiocardiography,” Davis, M.H.,  Rezaie, B.,  Weiland, F.L., IEEE Transaction on Medical Imaging, Vol. 12, No. 2, June 1993, pp. 189-199.

“Carpal Scaphoid Bone Fracture Detection By Image Processing Techniques,” Rezaie, B.,  Miner, J.,  Mexican American Engineers Society (MAES) National Symposium Proceeding, San Antonio, TX., April 1992, pp. 132-144.

“Digital Image Processing of Laminar Boundary Layer Data,” Park, J.T.; Muller, M.A., and Rezaie, B., The Winter Annual Meeting of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Fluids Engineering Division, FED-Vol.85, San Francisco, CA., December 1989, pp. 87-95.

“Registration of Rotated Images,” Rezaie, B., Maghsoudi, R., SPIE’s proceeding, Vol. 757, January, 1987, pp. 48-57.

“Image Registration Using a Fast-Adaptive Algorithm,” Rezaie, B., Maghsoudi, R., SPIE’s proceeding, Vol. 757, January 1987, pp. 58-63.

“Algorithms For Fast Image Registration,” Rezaie, B., Srinath, M.D., IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. AES-20, No.6, Nov. 1984, pp. 716-728.

“Image Registration Using Stochastic Models,” Rezaie, B., Srinath, M.D., IEEE Region 5 Conference, Houston, Texas, April 1983.

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