Professor Rami Qahwaji is a Professor of Visual Computing at Bradford University (UK). He is originally trained as an Electrical Engineer and had MSc in Control and Computer Engineering both from University of Mustansiriyah (Baghdad). He received PhD in Computer Vision Systems in 2002. His research interests include: space weather, 2D/3D image processing, machine learning and the design of machine vision systems with proven track record in the fields of solar/satellite imaging, medical imaging, data visualisation and applied data mining working with medical and industrial collaborators. He has led raised over million pounds in funding from EPSRC, EU FP7, NHS, ERDF, European Space Agency, Yorkshire Forward, and more. He has over 120 refereed publications including 6 edited books, 10 book chapters, 40 journal papers, and over 65 invited talks and conference presentations and publications. So far, he has supervised 20 completed PhD projects, with another 6 currently in train. He is Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), Charted Engineer (CEng), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a member of various professional organisations, and has refereed research proposals for various national and international funding bodies. He has acted as external examiner for research purposes for more than 15 UK and international universities and has a US patent. He is heavily involved in the organisation of various international conferences.
Professor Raed A. Abd-ALHAMEED is a Professor of electromagnetic and radio frequency engineering at the University of Bradford. He is the senior academic responsible for electromagnetics research in the Mobile and Satellite Communications Research Center, University of Bradford. Currently, he is the leader of the Communication Research Group and head of RF, antenna design and electromagnetics research in the School of Engineering, Design and Technology, Bradford University. The expertise developed in the center, in particular the highly realistic analysis of antenna design process in the presence of large multilayer scatterers, using the Bradford-developed hybrid modelling techniques (MoM, FEM, FDTD, FDFD, and subgridding FDTD methods). He is Principal Investigator for the EPSRC-funded project “Multi-Band Balanced Antennas with Enhanced Stability and Performance for Mobile Handsets”. He has also been a named co-investigator in several funded research projects; including: 1) nonlinear and demodulation mechanisms in biological tissue (Department of Health, Mobile Telecommunications, and Health Research Programme) and 2) assessment of the potential direct effects of cellular phones on the nervous system (EU Funds: collaboration with six other major research organizations across Europe). He is the leader for several successful knowledge transfer programmes such as Pace PLC, YW PLC, Datong PLC, WiMAC, Emkay Ltd and ITEG Ltd. He is also a Research Visitor for Wrexham University, Wales, since September 2009, covering the wireless and communications research areas. He has published over 400 academic journal and conference papers and is coauthor of two books and several book chapters. He was awarded the certificate of excellence with grade “Outstanding” on 8th Feb. 2011, and the Business Innovation award on 13th April 2011, for the knowledge Transfer Partnerships with Pace Company for the period Jan. 2009 to March 2011, Certificate No. KTP007277, titled: Design, develop test a novel MIMO antenna system for wireless device communications. He is the Chair of several successful workshops on energy efficient and reconfigurable transceivers (EERT) approach towards energy conservation and reduction that addresses the biggest challenges for the future wireless systems. He was invited as keynote speaker for several international conferences such as, ICST, ITA and EPC; in addition to chairing many research sessions. He was appointed as Guest Editor for the IET Science, Measurements and Technology Journal in 2009. His current research interests include hybrid electromagnetic computational techniques, EMC, antenna design, low SAR antennas for mobile handset, bioelectromagnetics, RF mixers, active antennas, beam steering antennas, MIMO antennas, energy efficient PAs, and RF predistorter design including biological cell modelling for breast cancer applicationsProf. Abd-Alhameed is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of Higher Education Academy, and a Chartered Engineer in the UK.
Dr Stan Ipson, is a Senior Lecturer in the Electronic Imaging and Media Communications department at the University of Bradford. Originally trained as a physicist, with a first class Honours degree in Applied Physics and a PhD in Theoretical Nuclear Physics, his current research expertise includes image processing, pattern recognition and the design of machine vision systems. His imaging research interests have covered a variety of applications including video-rate de-blurring of millimetre wave images, vision based control of industrial machinery, face recognition, recognition of cursive Arabic handwriting, ASIC based motion detection for surveillance using multiple cameras, photogrammetry applied to rural and urban landscapes and the detection of solar features. He has over 70 book and journal publications. His current research interests include solar imaging, space weather, machine learning, and 3D modelling from 2D images.
Dr Saeed Sharif is a research associate at the Centre for Visual Computing, University of Bradford. He is currently working on the efficient cornea modelling project. Saeed received his PhD at Brunel University, London. His research and teaching interests include but are not limited to biomedical image analysis, medical equipment, artificial intelligence technologies, computer vision, medical image segmentation, radiotherapy, tumour analysis, 3D medical imaging systems, biomedical image and signal acquisition (MRI, PET), and optimisation approaches. He had first class honour bachelor degree in biomedical engineering, and first class honour postgraduate diploma degree in biomedical engineering. Saeed has participated in many IEEE international conferences such as ICIP and ISCAS. He has served as a reviewer for IET Image Processing Journal, Elsevier Computers in Biology and Medicine Journal. He has published over 15 journal and conference articles. He received many academic and research awards such as ResCon2012 and Academic Mastery Certificate. He became an Associate of The Higher Education Academy in 2012.
Rania AlZubaidi, is a PhD student at Bradford University, and she belongs to medical imaging research group. She earned her MSc in 2007 and BSc in 2004 in computer science from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST). She has worked as full-time lecturer at Philadelphia University in Jordan for four years. Before that, she has worked as a high school computer teacher in Jordan for three years. Rania also worked as a technical assistant and Arabic teacher for foreign at Middlebury College in USA in summer of 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2011. She became Zend certified engineer in PHP 5.3 in 2012. Her research interests include data mining, information retrieval, text classification and clustering, and her new research interest is medical image processing. She can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alaa Al-Waisy is a PhD student at Bradford University, He received his BSc in 2009 and MSc in 2011 in computer science from Al-Anbar University. He has worked as a lecturer at Al-Ma'aref University College (Iraq) for three years. Through this period he has taught many subjects, such as the operating system, logic design and object oriented programming (OOP) and he has supervised on a number of bachelor's projects at the computer science department in different areas such as image processing, pattern recognition, visual cryptography and texture classification. Al-Waisy served as the head of the labs unit at Al-Ma'aref University College. His research interests include: pattern recognition, image processing, computer vision, medical imaging, designing and implementing unimodal and multimodal biometric systems.
Shumoos Taha is a PhD student at Bradford University, She earned her BSc in 2009 and MSc in 2011 in computer science from Al-Anbar University. She has worked as a lecturer at Al-Ma'aref University College (Iraq) for one year. Through this period she has taught three subjects, such as Software engineering, Logic Design and Computational Theory and she has supervised on a two of the bachelor's projects at the computer science department in the image processing field. Her research interests include: Software engineering, database systems and image processing. Her current research is a medical image segmentation and classification.