Rania Hussein, Ph.D.



Department of Electrical Engineering

University of Washington

Campus Box 352500
185 Stevens Way
Paul Allen Center
Seattle, WA 98195-2500


Affiliation: IEEE Senior member

Research Interest: Image processing, embedded systems, and machine learning.

Email: rhussein@ee.washington.edu

Phone: 206-616-9950

Office: Room CSE 234


YouTube Channel



Courses Taught:

EE 271 Digital Circuit Theory

CSE/EE 474 Introduction to Embedded Systems

BEE 515: Image Processing Applications

BEE 525: Embedded Systems Design.

BEE 425: Microprocessors System Design

BEE 332: Devices and Circuits II



Certificate in Project management, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2017

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, 2006.

M.S. Computer Science, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, 2000

B.S. Computer Engineering, Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Egypt, 1997


Community Service:

I have founded and currently lead an initiative called Many Cultures One Community to promote diversity and inclusion through art, culture, and history; a branch of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound. I am always looking to collaborate with talented volunteers of all backgrounds who share the same interest so feel free to contact me if you want to be part of the team.

Causes I care about: Engineering Education, Diversity, Retention of women and minorities in STEM fields.


Recent Honor:

Distinguished Teaching Award Finalist, University of Washington Bothell, 2017.


Recent Publication:

Viswanathan, Vidya; Hussein, Rania. Application of Image Processing and real-time embedded systems in autonomous cars: a short review, International Journal of Image Processing (IJIP), Volume 11, issue 1, January 2017.


Recent News:

In 2017, I supported and promoted the idea of offering a night exam during the month of Ramadan for Muslim students while making the accommodation available to all students. This initiative was originally proposed by UWB biology professor Bryan White. The idea received extensive local, national, and international media coverage. This resulted in a change of policy at UW-Bothell to adopt this accommodation to become mandatory as of 2018. You can read more about this story in Seattle Times and PJ Media