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Professor Wageeh Boles
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Electrical Engineering & Robotics
Discipline *
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
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PhD (University of Pittsburgh), MSc (University of Pittsburgh), BSc (Assiut University)

Professional memberships
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Professor Boles is a member of IEEE, APRS, ALTF, and AaeE.


Engineering Education, Identification of humans:iris, palm or facial features, Image processing, Object recognition, Video/image based inspection, Video/image based measurements & classification, Video/image based security

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Areas of expertise

  • Engineering Education
  • Image processing and computer vision and applications
  • Identification of humans using iris, palm or facial features
  • Video/image-based surveillance
  • Object recognition
  • Video/image-based measurements & classifications

Wageeh Boles is a full Professor, Electrical Engineering and Robotics, Science and Engineering Faculty, QUT.

Professor Boles was an Assistant Professor at Penn State University, USA, prior to joining QUT where he held the positions of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor. From 1999 to 2004, Wageeh held the position of Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning), at the Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, QUT, and served as Chair, Faculty Academic Misconduct Committee, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia.

Wageeh has been successful in obtaining numerous competitive research and teaching development grants and has more than 200 publications as journal and conference papers, book chapters, theses, and learning and teaching software packages (some of these publications are accessible from this link). He conducted pioneering research for developing new image processing techniques and adopting them to various applications such as biometric human identification using iris and palm images, object recognition and his work received international recognition.

Professor Boles has also published widely in the areas of technology and education, work integrated learning, curriculum design, and the study and utilisation of learners’ cognitive styles in the design and implementation of computer based learning solutions. In 2007, he was elected National President of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, AaeE.

Professor Boles has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and leadership. While working at the University of Pittsburgh, Wageeh was awarded two Outstanding Teaching Assistant Medals. At QUT, he won the Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, FBEE, teaching excellence award and the University’s Outstanding Academic Contribution Award in Teaching and Leadership in 1999. In 2004, he won the National Engineers Australia and the AaeE Award for Excellence in Teaching and Leadership. He also won the Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award in 2007. In December 2008, Wageeh won the FBEE Dean’s excellence award for outstanding contributions to student learning.

Professor Boles was the recipient of a 2007 Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Associate Fellowship. In May 2011, Wageeh was privileged to receive one of only 5 National Teaching Fellowships that are awarded to high-profile leaders from universities across Australia. More details about this fellowship and the resources it produced can be found here.

Wageeh was nominated for the inaugural David Gardiner QUT Teacher of the Year Award in 2014, and in 2015, he was also nominated for a Principal Fellowship of the United Kingdom Higher Education Academy. Prof Boles was awarded the national Distinguished Member Award, from the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, in 2015.

In 2016, Wageeh was recognised as a Principal Fellow of the United Kingdom Higher Education Academy. Professor Boles was appointed as Academic Lead Learning and Teaching, at the School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics, and as an Accredited Mentor, at the QUT Academy for Learning and Teaching, in 2019.

This information has been contributed by Professor Wageeh Boles.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.