I completed my PhD from the University of Sussex, England in 2010 in Biomedical Engineering at the BioInformatics & Machine Learning Lab. Before coming to the UK, I did my MSc at the University of Canberra, Australia in 2003, and the BSc in Biomedical Engineering at Cairo University, Egypt 2001.
Currently I am a visiting professor at the Image Processing & Analysis group within the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at Yale University, coming from the University of Jordan. Previously, I was a visiting professor at the MIP lab within the Institute of BioEngineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) from 2015-2016. I was also a research fellow at the University of Oxford (BioMedia lab at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering during the period 2013-2015), and a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Surrey (Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing during summer 2011).
My work is mainly concerned with computational image analysis and segmentation, with particular interest in improving tissue characterization and understanding of tumor behavior. The work done in biomedical imaging covered CT and ultrasound modalities for problems such as assessing tumor aggressiveness, response to treatment, and tumor grading and segmentation in microscopic imaging. Research was reported in more than 31 publications in journals and conference proceedings, 1 co-edited book and 4 book chapters.
Participations and Activities
• IEEE technical English workshop (2010) Abu Dhabi Men’s College, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
• Enterprisers, Judge Business School (2008) University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
• International student ambassador (2002) University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia.
• Trainee at King Hussien Medical Center (1998) Royal Medical Services, Amman, Jordan.