Faculty Profile

Dr. Azer Reza

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Syed Azer Reza completed his B.Sc in Electronic Engineering from the Ghulam Ishaq Khan In-stitute of Engineering in 2003. He completed his M.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Darmstadt Uni-versity of Applied Sciences in Germany with a specialization in microwave ceramic filter designs. He received his masters and Ph.D in Optics from the University of Central Florida specializing in Photonic Signal Processing appli-cations for communication and sensing applications. Dr. Reza worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the Laser Interferometer Space Anten-na (LISA) Labs at the University of Florida worked on the design and implementation of a test-bench to verify the relative phase performance of photodetectors that would be used in the LISA space mission. His works have appeared in more than 20 international conferences and journals.

Title Publication Author Year
Improved laser-based triangulation sensor with enhanced range and resolution through adaptive optics-based active beam control Applied Optics Reza S.A., Khwaja T.S., Mazhar M.A., Niazi H.K., Nawab R. 2017
Robust motion-free and error-correcting method of estimating the focal length of a lens Applied Optics Reza S.A., Anjum A. 2017
A MEMS and agile optics-based dual-mode variable optical power splitter with no moving parts Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Khwaja T.S., Suleman H., Reza S.A. 2017
A Novel Method of Wireless Data Transfer Through a Variable Focus Lens-Induced Irradiance Modulation of a Gaussian Beam IEEE Access Reza S.A., Arshad M.A. 2017
A method for fast laser beam spot focus using electrically tunable lenses Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Arshad M.A., Ahsan M., Reza S.A. 2017
High-efficiency measurement of all orbital angular momentum modes in a light beam Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics Rathore H.Y., Sheikh M., Javid U., Ahmed H., Reza S.A. 2017
A high-resolution optical rangefinder using tunable focus optics and spatial photonic signal processing Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Khwaja T.S., Mazhar M.A., Niazi H.K., Reza S.A. 2017
A tunable focus lens-based variable optical delay line for free-space and fiber-optic applications IEEE Photonics Technology Letters Reza S.A., Khwaja T.S., Sheikh M. 2016
A non-invasive remote pressure sensor design for extreme environments using tunable optics with conventional manometry IEEE Sensors Journal Anjum A., Reza S.A., Ahsan M.A. 2016
Nonbulk motion system for simultaneously measuring the refractive index and thickness of a sample using tunable optics and spatial signal processing-based Gaussian beam imaging Applied Optics Reza S.A., Qasim M. 2016
Data transfer through beam steering using agile lensing Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Arshad M.A., Reza S.A., Muhammad A. 2016
Toward the design of a motion-free tunable coupling module for varying spatial beam profiles: Foundations of optimal coupling of a Gaussian mode into a fiber collimator with a dynamic two-lens system Applied Optics Qasim M., Reza S.A. 2015
Digital Micro-mirror Device-based broadband optical image sensor for robust imaging applications Optics Communications Riza N.A., Reza S.A., Marraccini P.J. 2011
Agile lensing-based non-contact liquid level optical sensor for extreme environments Optics Communications Reza S.A., Riza N.A. 2010
Non-contact opto-fluidics-based liquid level sensor for harsh environments Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Riza N.A., Reza S.A. 2010
Smart agile lens remote optical sensor for three-dimensional object shape measurements Applied Optics Riza N.A., Reza S.A. 2010
Variable fiber-optic attenuator using optofluidics Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Reza S.A., Riza N.A. 2009
High dynamic range variable fiber-optical attenuator using digital micromirrors and opto-fluidics IEEE Photonics Technology Letters Reza S.A., Riza N.A. 2009
A liquid lens-based broadband variable fiber optical attenuator Optics Communications Reza S.A., Riza N.A. 2009
Noncontact distance sensor using spatial signal processing Optics Letters Riza N.A., Reza S.A. 2009
High-dynamic-range hybrid analog-digital control broadband optical spectral processor using micromirror and acousto-optic devices Optics Letters Riza N.A., Reza S.A. 2008
Programmable fiber optic splitters using distributed optical MEMS Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Riza N.A., Reza S.A. 2007
Broadband all-digital variable fiber-optic attenuator using digital micromirror device IEEE Photonics Technology Letters Riza N.A., Reza S.A. 2007
Smart value-added fiber-optic modules using spatially multiplexed processing Applied Optics Riza N.A., Reza S.A. 2007
Hybrid analog-digital design microelectromechanical systems spectral processor for simultaneous gain slope and channel equalization controls Optical Engineering Riza N.A., Reza S.A. 2007
Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project II 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Electromagnetic Fields & Waves 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Spring Semester 2015-16 Optical Engineering 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Electromagnetic Fields & Waves 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Spring Semester 2014-15 Optical Communications 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Directed Research Project 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Senior Project II 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Senior Project II 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Electromagnetic Fields & Waves 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Summer Semester 2013-14 Doctoral Thesis Research 1303
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Principles of Optics 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Senior Project II 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Electromagnetic Fields & Waves 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Opto-Electronic Devices 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Independent Study 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Senior Project II 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Electromagnetic Fields & Waves 1201