I completed my PhD from the University of Sussex, England, in Biomedical Engineering at the BioInformatics & Machine Learning Lab. Before coming to the UK, I did my MSc at the University of Canberra, Australia, and the BSc in Biomedical Engineering at Cairo University, Egypt.

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. I was also a visiting professor at the MIP lab within the Institute of BioEngineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – Lausanne (EPFL) from 2015-2016. Previously, I worked as a research fellow at the University of Oxford (BioMedia lab at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering during the period 2013-2015), and as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Surrey (Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing in 2011).

My work is mainly concerned with computational image analysis and segmentation, with particular interest in computer-aided diagnosis for improving tissue characterization and understanding of tumor behavior. I am also interested in fractal theory and how it can be devoted to derive nature-inspired algorithms for biological vision and modelling.  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.