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Amr Ahmed

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science

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Biography

Dr Ahmed is an Associate Professor of Computer Vision and Image Analysis, in the School of Computer Science. Before joining the University of Nottingham, he held several research and academic positions (since 2005) in various UK universities (including Surrey and Lincoln). He also worked in the industry for several years, including in Sharp Labs of Europe (SLE), Oxford (UK), as a Research Scientist, and other Engineering Consultants companies abroad.

Amr successfully supervised a number of PhD and MSc by research students, and couple of RAs on his research projects. He is a Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and the IEEE Computer Society. He received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc. degree (by research) in Computer and Systems Engineering, from Ain Shams University, Egypt, in 1993 and 1998 respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Computer Graphics and Animation from the University of Surrey, U.K., in 2004.

Expertise Summary

Amr's main expertise is in Computer Vision, Image and Video analysis, and particularly for Medical and Health-related applications.

For more information about the current, previous, and future research areas, please have a look at Amr's blog & webpage on "http://amrahmed.net"

Research Summary

Amr's research interest and expertise is focused on the applications of computer vision and image/video processing for analysis, understanding, and interpretation of visual contents (Images and… read more

Current Research

Amr's research interest and expertise is focused on the applications of computer vision and image/video processing for analysis, understanding, and interpretation of visual contents (Images and Videos). His current (and previous) research topics include:

  • · Video Analysis: Matching, Similarity, annotation, scene understanding and Semantic Analysis.
  • · Medical Image/Video Analysis health-related applications, including::
    • Digital Pathology (e.g. Detection and Classification of BE).
    • CAD (Computer Aided Diagnosis) systems, e.g.:
      • Liver Characterization.
      • Lesion detection, segmentation, and classification.
    • Personalized Health screening & monitoring (non/less-invasive approaches).
    • CBIR and fusion of multimodal data for diagnosis.
    • Surgery planning and Virtual Training.
  • Integration of knowledge with computer vision for semantic analysis and diagnosis.
  • Contents-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR).
  • Handwriting recognition, especially in Arabic.

Past Research

  • Video Shot-boundaries detection. (Sharp-Labs)
  • Automatic 3D motion editing and synthesis of realistic 3D character animation (from MOCAP).
  • Handwriting Recognition (of Arabic).

Future Research

Computer Vision and Image/Video Analysis in:

  • (continue) Medical & health (Pathology, Cancer, Retina,...etc.)
  • Crops monitoring.
  • Animal monitoring.
  • Food quality.

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