Aly A. Farag

University of Louisville, USA

Aly A. Farag, holder of a Ph.D. degree, received the B.S. degree from the Cairo University, Egypt and the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in electrical engineering. He also holds an M.S. degrees from the Ohio State University and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He joined the University of Louisville in August 1990, where he is currently a Professor of electrical and computer engineering. At the University of Louisville, Dr. Farag founded the Computer Vision and Image Processing Laboratory (CVIP Lab) which focuses on imaging science, computer vision, and biomedical imaging. Dr. Farag main research focus is scene analysis, object reconstruction from multimodality imaging, statistical and variational methods for object segmentation and registration. Dr. Farag has coauthored over 350 technical papers in the field of image understanding and coedited two volumes on Deformable Models for Biomedical Applications (Springer 2007). He is the author of two upcoming textbooks: A course on Digital Signal Processing, Springer and Statistical Models in Biomedical Image Analysis, Cambridge University Press. Dr. Farag is an Associate Editor of the British Institution of Engineering and Technology Computer Vision Journal (IET-CV) and was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. He is the General Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Technology (ICMT’11). He was the General Cochair of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP-09). He works as a Regular Reviewer for the NSF, NIH, and various technical journals and international meetings. He has given a number of keynote presentations, tutorials, seminars, and invited talks at various universities and research labs worldwide and has been on tenure and promotion committees of several researchers in the US, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. In 2002, Dr. Farag was awarded a University Scholar (distinguished university professor) designation for his technical achievements.

Biography Updated on 29 June 2011

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