Dr. Mahmoud El-Sakka - Experience - Supervision
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Experience - Supervision

Students Supervision:
  • University of Western Ontario, Computer Science Department:

    • Students currently working under my direct supervision


    • Post-Doctoral Fellow Supervision

      • Khaled Hasona, Fall 13-Summer 14, "Image denoising", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

    • PhD thesis completed under my direct supervision

      • AbdulWahab Kabani, September 2012--April 2017, "Improving Deep Learning Image Recognition Performance Using Region of Interest Localization Networks", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)
      • Monagi Alkinani, January 2012-April 2017, "Patch-based Denoising Algorithms for Single and Multi-view Images", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)
      • Ali K. Hamou, September 2004-April 2017, "Basic Science to Clinical Research: Segmentation of Ultrasound and Modelling in Clinical Informatics", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)
      • Amr Abdel-Dayem, September 2002--April 2007, "Computer Aided Diagnostic for Carotid Artery Ultrasound and Breast Mammogram Images", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)
      • Abdelkader H. Ouda, September 2000--December 2004, "Digital Watermarking Techniques for Image Security and Hidden Communication", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)

    • MSc theses completed under my direct supervision

      • Farhan Bashar, September 2014--December 2015, "BM3D Image Denoising Using Learning-Based Adaptive Hard Thresholding", Computer Science Department, Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada (Abstract)
      • Asif Khan, September 2014--December 2015, "Adaptive Non-Local Means Using Weight Thresholding", Computer Science Department, Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada (Abstract)
      • Golam Maruf, September 2013--December 2014, "Improved Non-local Means Algorithm Based on Dimensionality Reduction", Computer Science Department, Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada (Abstract)
      • Mahmud Hasan, September 2013--December 2014, "BM3D Image Denoising Using SSIM Optimized Wiener Filter", Computer Science Department, Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada (Abstract)
      • Md. Mahedi Hasan, September 2012--April 2014, "Adaptive Edge-guided Block-matching and 3D filtering (BM3D) Image Denoising Algorithm", Computer Science Department, Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada (Abstract)
      • Seereen Noorwali, January 2011--June 2013, "Semi-automatic Tracking of the Hyoid bone and the Epiglottis Movements in Digital Videofluoroscopic Images", Computer Science Department, Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada (Abstract)
      • Asadduzzaman Babu, September 2011--April 2013, "Ratio-based Edge Detection Inspired Speckle Reducing Anisotropic Diffusion", Computer Science Department, Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada (Abstract)
      • Istiaque Hossain, September 2010--April 2012, "Semi-automatic Assessment of Hyoid Bone Motion in Digital Video Fluoroscopic Images", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)
      • Walid Ibrahim, September 2007--December 2008, "Scale-Space Tracking for Anisotropic Diffusion", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)
      • Sherif Moursi, September 2006--December 2007, "Semi-Automatic Snake Based Segmentation of Carotid Artery Ultrasound Images", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)
      • Ali Zia, September 2005--July 2007, "Texture-Based Segmentation of Carotid Artery Ultrasound Images", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)
      • Nathanael J. Brittain, September 2003--April 2005, "Two Dimensional Dictionary Based Image Compression", degree conferred on Spring 2005 convocation, Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)
      • Ali K. Hamou, September 2001--June 2003, "Segmentation of Carotid Artery Ultrasound Images", degree conferred on Autumn 2003 convocation, Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)
      • Zhi-Yong Chen, January 2002--April 2003, "New Improvements on Time Complexity and Compression Ratio for Lossless Binary Tree Predictive Coding", degree conferred on Spring 2003 convocation, Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)
      • Jinhui Qin, September 2000--October 2001, "A New Wavelet-based Method For Contrast/Edge Enhancement", degree conferred on Spring 2002 convocation, Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)

    • M.Sc. Course-work Directed Studies Supervision

      • Khaled Alyemni, summer 2016, "Iterative Adaptive Non-local Means for Image Denoising", Computer Science Department, Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada (Abstract)
      • Hawazin Ibrahim, summer 2015, "Improvements to Super-Spatial Structure Prediction Algorithm", Computer Science Department, Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada (Abstract)
      • Monagi Alkinani, Fall 2011, "Context-Based Multiple Dictionaries LZ Image Compression", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)
      • Wonho Park, Summer 2004, "Experiments on Lossy Compression of Volumetric Medical Images", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)

    • Undergraduate thesis completed under my direct supervision

      • Radek Mos, September 2011--April 2011, "Context-based Compression", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)
      • Samuel Wong, September 2009--April 2011, "Context-based Compression", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
      • Jonathan Smith, September 2004--April 2004, "Morphological Image Processing", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

    • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) Supervision

      • Zain Sirohey, summer 2017, "Toward Better Image Denoising Schemes", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
      • Muhammed Ahmed, summer 2015, "Toward a Better Lossless Image Compression", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

    • Undergraduate Summer Research Assistant Supervision

      • Ossama Mahmoud, summer 2017, "Image Similarity Measures", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

    • Science without Borders Undergraduate Supervision

      • William Tustumi, summer 2016, "Adaptive Context-based Lossless Image Compression", Computer Science Department, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

  • University of Waterloo, Systems Design Engineering Department:

    • Co-supervised (with Dr. M. Kamel, University of Waterloo) a team of two Ph.D. students (Nayer Wanas and Amer Dawoud) and one M.Sc. student (Ossama Elbadawy) working on an industrial project, "Cheque Data Extraction and Recognition", for NCR Canada Limited, July 1999--April 2000.
    • Co-supervised (with Dr. M. Kamel, University of Waterloo) a team of two Ph.D. students (Haikal Hichri and Ramin Farshard) working on an industrial project, "Development of Software Modules required for High-Level Label Inspection", for VRP Web Technology Inc., September 1998--December 1999.
    • Co-supervised (With Dr. M. Kamel, University of Waterloo) a team of one Ph.D. student (Nayer Wanas) and one M.Sc. student (Ossama Elbadawy) working on an industrial project, "Image Database Clustering and Adaptive Amount Recognition", for NCR Canada Limited, July 1998--February 1999.
    • Co-supervised (With Dr. Khaled Hassanein, NCR Canada Limited) a team of two students (Amuthini Ponnuthurai and Sasha Kasapinovic) working on their fourth-year project, "Digital Image Security/Authentication for Financial Documents", September 1998--April 1999.
    • Supervised a first-year co-op student (Aymen Younis) on the development of image processing demos/tools, Summer 1998

  • Alexandria University, Computer Science and Automatic Control Department:

    • Co-supervised a team of six students working on their third-year project, "Arithmetic and Logic Unit Implementation Using MSI Discrete Components", 1990--1991
    • Co-supervised a team of six students working on their fourth-year project, "Non-linear Optimization Techniques: A Performance Study", 1988--1989

Labs Supervision
  • University of Waterloo, Systems Design Engineering Department:
    • Coordinated, administered, and maintained computing equipment of the Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) research group, 1993--present

  • Alexandria University, Computer Science and Automatic Control Department:
    • Supervised 31 students in a second-year Logic Design lab, 1987-1992
    • Supervised 31 students in a first-year Electrical Circuits lab, 1987-1990
    • Supervised 31 students in a second-year Data Structures lab, 1990-1992

  • Air Defense College:
    • Supervised 50 students in a second-year Logic Design lab, 1986-1987