Abbes Amira

Professor in Visual Communications

F301 Henry Building Paisley
Tel +44 (0) 1418483493
Amira

Biography

Feb 2013- Present 

Professor in Visual Communications

School of Computing, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, United Kingdom

Jan 2011 - Present 

Visiting Professor

University of Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia

Apr 2010 -  Jan 2013 

Reader in Embedded Systems

Nanotechnology and Integrated Bioengineering Center

School of Engineering, Faculty of Computing and Engineering, University of Ulster, Jordanstown, UK

 Sept 2011 -  Jan 2013 

Associate Professor in Embedded Systems

Dept. of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Qatar University, Qatar

Oct 2010 - Aug 2011 

Visiting Professor

University of HENRI POINCARE (UHP),Nancy, France

(Short visits in 2010-2011 and one month visit in April 2011)

May 2006 - Mar 2010 

Senior Lecturer in Embedded Systems

School of Engineering and Design, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering,  Brunel University, UK

 Nov 2001 - Apr  2006 

Lecturer

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

  • Qualifications
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    July 2003 

    Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom

    PGCHET (Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching)

    Dec 2001 

    School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer

    Science, Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom

    Ph.D. in Computer Engineering

  • Research Interests
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    • Image and vision systems
    • Embedded systems
    • Image/video processing and analysis
    • Pattern recognition
    • Connected health and security
  • Research Repository
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    EPSRC (2002-2005)

    Custom Coprocessor based Matrix Algorithms for Image and Signal Processing Applications  

    EPSRC (2005-2006)

    Power Optimisation and Management Techniques for FPGAs based Matrix Algorithms implementation 

    Andor- CAST AWARE (2005-2006)

    Automated Analysis of Low-Light Live-Cell Dynamics Using Multiscale Probabilistic Modelling 

    BRITISH COUNCIL- Singapore (2006-2007)

    Object Recognition on Reconfigurable Hardware for Blind People 

    Miragex LLC (2006-2007)

    Intelligent Video Content Analysis Algorithms for Real Time Object Detection, Tracking, Security and Surveillance applications  

    NVIDIA- Professor Partnership (2008)

    GPU based Computing Hardware for Imaging and computational finance applications 

    Alliance- British Council France (2009-2010)

    Low power reconfigurable architecture for medical imaging and video compression   

    Fundamental Research Grant Schemes (FRGS), Malaysia (2011)

    Efficient Reconfigurable Architectures of Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) for 3-D Medical Image Compression 

    Post-GraduateExchange(Stock Exchange Post-Doc) Fellowship- University of Calabria, Italy (2011)

    Efficient implementation of image processing IP cores on FPGAs. 

    QNRF-NPRP-QATAR (2013-2015)

    Low Power Reconfigurable self-calibrated Multi-Sensing Platform For Gas Applications   

    Internal Grant- Qatar University- QATAR (2012)

    Falls detection System using Shimmer Technology and Multiresolution Analysis   

    University Grant- Qatar University- QATAR (2012)

    An Embedded Multimodal Biometric System: Fusion of Face and Signature

  • Research activity output chapters
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    (Selected)

    • F.Bensaali and A.AmiraDesign and Efficient FPGA Implementation of an RGB to YCrCb ColorSpace Converter Using Distributed ArithmeticProceedings of the International Conference on Field Programmable Logic (FPL 2004), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Verlag, September 1-3, 2004, Belgium.
    • A.Amira, A. Bouridane, P. Milligan and F. Bensaali “Custom Coprocessor based Matrix Algorithms for Image and Signal ProcessingProceedings of the International Conference on Field ProgrammableLogic (FPL2002), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp730-739, Springer Verlag, September 2002, Montpellier,France.
    • A.Amira, A. Bouridane and P. Milligan “Accelerating Matrix Product on Reconfigurable Hardware for Signal ProcessingProceedings of the International Conference on Field Programmable Logic (FPL2001),Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp101-111, Springer Verlag, August 2001, Belfast, UK.
    • Q. Wang, J. Nightingale, R. Wang, N. Ramzan, C. Grecos, X. Wang, A. Amira, and C. Luo, “Mobile Video Cloud Networks”, in J. Rodrigues, K. Lin and J. Lloret (Eds.), Mobile Networks and Cloud Computing Convergence for Progressive Services and Applications (ISBN13: 9781466647817), IGI Global, USA, Nov 2013, pp. 157-182. 
  • Research activity output journals
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    (Selected)

    •  F.Tang, A.Amira, A.Bermak “CMOS On-Chip Stable True-Random ID Generation Using Antenna Effect" IEEE Electron Device Letters (in print)
    • A.Amira, N.Ramzan, M.Saghir, C. Grecos and F. Scherb “A Reconfigurable Wireless Environment for ECG Monitoring and Encryption”, International Journal of Embedded and Real-time Communication systems,Special issue On: Networked Embedded Systems- Design for Scalability and Heterogeneity. (in print).
    • B. K. Mohanty, P. K. Meher, S. Al-Maadeed, and A. Amira “Memory Footprint Reduction for Power-Efficient Realization of 2-D Finite Impulse Response Filters”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems—I: REGULAR PAPERS, issue 99,  pages 1-14, June 2013. 
    • M. Neggazi, M. Bengherabi, Z.Boulkenafet and A.Amira “An Efficient FPGA Implementation of Gaussian Mixture Models Based Classifier: Face Recognition Application”, International Journal on Advanced Technologies, accepted with minor corrections. 
    • A. Ahmad, A. Amira, H. Rabah and Y. Berviller, “Medical Image Denoising on FPGA using Finite Radon Transform”, IET Image Processing – Volume 6, Issue 9, pp. 862 – 870, December 2012. 
    • T. Jaber, A.Amira and P. Milligan, “An Enhanced Approach for Latent Semantic Indexing Using Multiresolution Analysis” IET Image Processing, Volume. 6, Issue. 9, pp. 1236–1245, December 2012. 
    • Mhd. Sharif, M. Abbod, A. Amira and H. Zaidi “Artificial Neural Network-Statistical Approach for PET Volume Analysis and Classification" Journal of Advances in Fuzzy Systems Volume 2012, January 2012.
    • A.  Ahmad, A.  Amira, P.  Nicholl, and B. Krill “FPGA-based  Implementation  of  Constructing  Feature  Vectors  for  Face  Recognition  using  DWT",  Springer  Journal  of  Real-time Image Processing – Special Issue Real Time Biometrics and Secure Media, September 2011.
    • P. Nicholl, A.Ahmad, A. Amira “A Novel Feature Vectors Construction Approach for Face Recognition” Transactions on Computational Sciences, Special Issue on Security in Computing, LNCS 6480, pp.223-248, 2010.
    • Mhd.Sharif, M. Abbod, A. Amira and H. Zaidi “Artificial Neural Network Based System for PET Volume Segmentation” International Journal on Biomedical Imaging, Volume 2010, Article ID 105610, 11 pages, 2010.
    • A. Ahmad, B. Krill, A. Amira and H. Rabah, “Efficient Architectures for 3-D HWT using Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration”, Journal of Systems Architecture - Special Issue onHardware/Software Co-Design, Issue 8, Volume 56, pp 305-316, August 2010.
    • S. Alzu'bi and A. Amira “3D Medical Volume Segmentation Using Hybrid Multi-resolution Statistical Approaches”, Advances in Artificial Intelligence, , Vol. 2010, Article ID 520427, 15 pages, 2010.
    • B. Krill, A. Ahmad, A. Amira and H. Rabah, “An Efficient FPGA-based Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration Framework for Image and Signal Processing IP Cores”, Journal ofSignal Processing: Image Communication- Special issue on Breakthrough Architectures for Image and Video Systems. Issue 5, Volume 5, pp 377-387, May 2010.
    • T. Jaber, A.Amira and P.Milligan “TDM Modelling and Evaluation of Different Domain Transforms for LSI Pattern Recognition” Neurocomputing, Volume 72, Issues 10-12, June 2009, pages 2406-2417 (2009). 
    • S. Chandrasekaran, A. Amira A. Bermak and M. Shi “An Efficient VLSI Architecture and FPGA Implementation of the Finite Ridglet TransformJournal of Real-Time Image Processing, Vol 3, NO 3, pp 183-193, September 2008.
    • Abbes Amira “Reconfigurable Architectures for Imaging: From Algorithm to Power Modelling on FPGAs”. IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Newsletter, Volume 2, ISSUE 5, October 2008.
    • M. Shi, A. Bermak, S. Chandrasekaran, A. Amira and S. Brahim-Belhouari, “A Committee Machine Gas Identification System Based on Dynamically Reconfigurable FPGA” the IEEE Sensors Journal, VOL. 8, NO. 4, April 2008.
    • D. Bouchaffra and A. Amira, "Structural Hidden Markov Models for Biometrics: Fusion of Face and Fingerprint"Pattern Recognition Vol 41, Number 3, pp 852– 867, March 2008
    • P. Meher, S. Chandrasekaran and A. Amira “FPGA Realization of FIR Filters by Efficient and Flexible Systolization Using Distributed Arithmetic” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, VOL. 56, no. 7, pp 3009-3012, July 2008. 
    • P. Nicholl, A. Amira and D. Bouchaffra “A Statistical Multiresolution Approach for Face Recognition using Structural Hidden Markov Models” EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, vol. 2008, Article ID 675787, 13 pages, 2008
    • A. Amira, S. Chandrasekaran, D. Montgomery and I.S.Uzun “A Segmentation Concept for Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Using Multiresolution Analysis” Neurocomputing, Special Issue on Vision Research, Volume 71, Issues 10-12, pp 1954-1965, June 2008
    • A. Amiraand S. Chandrasekaran“Power Modelling and Efficient FPGA Implementation of FHT for Signal Processing”IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration TVLSI, Vol 15 Number 3, pp 286-295, March 2007.
    • D.Montgomery, A. Amiraand H.Zaidi “Oncological PET Volume Segmentation Using a Combined Multiscale and Statistical ModelMedical Physics (The American Association). 34 (2), February 2007.
    • F. Bensaali, A. Amira and R. Sotudeh, "A General Framework for efficient FPGA Implementation of Matrix Product", The Mediterranean Journal of Computers and Networks, pp 124-131, Vol. 3, No. 3, July 2007.
    • I.S.Uzun and A.AmiraA Framework for FPGA based Discrete Biorthogonal Wavelet Transforms ImplementationVision, Image and Signal Processing, IEE Proceedings -Special Issue on Rapid Prototyping Systems- Volume 153, Issue 6, Page(s):721 - 734, Dec. 2006.
    • F.Bensaali and A.AmiraAn FPGA Based Parallel Matrix Multiplier for 3D Affine TransformationsVision, Image and Signal Processing, IEE Proceedings-Special Issue on Rapid Prototyping Systems- Volume 153, Issue 6, Dec. 2006 Page(s):739 - 746.
    • I.S.Uzun and A.AmiraAn FPGA-based Parametrisable System for High-Resolution Frequency Domain Image FilteringJournal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp 895-921 (2005).
    • F.Bensaali and A.AmiraAccelerating Color Space Conversion on Reconfigurable HardwareImage and Vision Computing, Vol 23, pp 935-942 (2005).
    • F.Bensaali, A.Amiraand A.Bouridane “Accelerating Matrix Product on Reconfigurable Hardware for Image Processing ApplicationsIEE Proceedings on Circuits and Systems, Vol 152, No. 3, pp 236-246, June 2005.
    • I.S.Uzun and A.AmiraReal-Time 2-DWavelet Transform Implementation for HDTV CompressionReal-Time Imaging, Special Issue on Spectral Imaging II, Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 151-165, April 2005.
    • I.S. Uzun, A. Amira, A. Bouridane “FPGA Implementations of Fast Fourier Transforms for Real- Time Signal and Image ProcessingIEE Proceedings on Vision, Image and Signal Processing Volume 152, Number 03, pp 283-296 - June 2005.
    • M. A. Tahir, A. Bouridane, F. Kurugollu, and A.AmiraA Novel Prostate Cancer Classification Technique Using Intermediate Memory Tabu SearchEURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, VolumeNo 14, pp 2241-2249, August 2005.
    • F. Bensaali and A. AmiraDesign and Implementation of Efficient Architectures for Color Space ConversionThe ICGST International Journal on Graphics, Vision and Image Processing, pp 37-47, V1,December 2004.
    • A.Amira, A. Bouridane, P. Milligan and A. Belatreche “Design of Efficient Architectures for Discrete Orthogonal Transforms Using a Bit Level Systolic StructuresIEE Proceedings on Computers and Digital Techniques, pp17-24, Vol. 149, No.1, January 2002.
    • A.Amira, A. Bouridane, P. Milligan and M. Roula “Novel FPGA Implementations of Walsh Hadamard Transforms for Signal ProcessingIEE Proceedings on Vision, Image and Signal Processing, pp 377-383,Vol. 148, No. 6, December 2001.
  • Research activity output conference presentations
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    (Selected)

     ·      M. Neggazi, A.Amira and L. Hammami “Efficient Compressive Sensing on the Shimmer Platform for Fall Detection”, the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS2014), 1-5 June 2014, Melbourne, Australia.

     N. Ja'Afar, A. Ahmad, A. Amira “Distributed Arithmetic Architecture of Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) with Hybrid Method”2013IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems, December 8-11 2013, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    A.A.Si Ali, A. Amira, F. Bensaali, M. Benammar “Hardware PCA for Gas Identification Systems Using High Level Synthesis on the Zynq SoC” 2013IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems, December 8-11 2013, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    A.A. S. Ali, A. Amira, F. Bensaali “Custom IP Cores for Robust Data Analysis and Pattern Recognition Algorithms Used in Gas Applications” 2013IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems, December 8-11 2013, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    N.Ramzan, A.Amira, C.Grecos “Evaluation of SVC for Adaptive P2P Video Streaming” 2013IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems, December 8-11 2013, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    A.A.Si Ali, A. Amira, F. Bensaali, M. Benammar “PCA IP-Core for Gas Application on the Heterogenous Zynq Platform” The 25th International Conference on Microelectronics, 15-18 December 2013, Beirut – Lebanon.

    S. Mohamad, F.Tang, A.Amira, A.Bermak, M.Benammar A Low Power Temperature Sensor based on a Voltage to Time Converter Cell” The 25th International Conference on Microelectronics, 15-18 December 2013, Beirut – Lebanon.

    N.Ramzan, A.Amira and C.Grecos “Efficient Transmission of MultiView Video Over Unreliable Channels”, 2013 IEEE Conference on Image Processing, Melbourne, Australia, September 2013.

    J.S.S.Kutty, F.Boussaid, A.Amira “A High Speed Configurable FPGA Architecture for K-Mean Clustering” 2013 IEEE Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2013), 19-23 May 2013, Beijing, China.

    M. Neggazi, M. Bengherabi, Z.Boulkenafet and A.Amira “An Efficient FPGA Implementation of Gaussian Mixture Models Based Classifier: Face Recognition Application”, the ninth IEEE International Workshop on Systems, Signaland their Applications (WOSSPA2013), 12-15 May 2013, Algiers, Algeria.

    A. Amira, F. Scherb and G. Fisher “A Connected Health Environment for ECG Encryption, Biometric and Visualization”BCS Health Informatics Scotland Conference 2013, 18-19 September 2013, Edinburgh, UK.

    S. Mohamad, F.Tang, A.Amira, A.Bermak, M.Benammar “A Low Power Oscillator Based Temperature Sensor for RFID Applications”, the 5th Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ASQED 2013), 26-28 August, Penang, Malaysia.

    BK. Mohanti, A. Amira, S. Almaadeed “Systolic Architecture for Hardware Implementation of Two-Dimensional Non-Separable Filter-Bankthe IEEE Design and Test Symposium (IDT 2012), Doha, Qatar, 15-17 December 2012.

    M. Neggazi, A. Amira, H. Latifa “A Multi-scale Analysis and Compressive Sensing Based Energy Aware Fall Detection Systemthe IEEE Design and Test Symposium (IDT 2012), Doha, Qatar, 15-17 December 2012.

    H.Rabah,A. Amira,and A.Ahmad“Design and Implementaiton of a Fall Detection System using Compressive Sensing and Shimmer Technology” the 24th IEEE Conference on Microelectronics ICM2012, Algiers, 17-20 December 2012.

    A. Ahmad, N. H. Ja’afar and A.Amira “FPGA-based Implementation of 3-D Daubechies for Medical Image Compression” 2012 IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering (IECBES 2012), 17-19 December 2012, Malaysia.

    J. Alipal, N. H. Ja’afar, A. Ahmad and A.Amira “Efficient Analysis of DWT Thresholding Algorithm for Medical Image De-noising 2012 IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering (IECBES 2012), 17-19 December 2012, Malaysia.

    Y. Elmir, S. Almaadeed, A.Amira and A. Hassaine “Face and Signature Based Multi-Modal Biometric Authentication System using Max of Scores Based Fusion” the 19th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP2012), November 12-15, 2012, Doha, Qatar.

    N. Almaadeed, A.Amira and A. Aggoun “Audio-Visual Feature Fusion for Person  Identification” the 19th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP2012), November 12-15, 2012, Doha, Qatar.

    P. Zicari, A. Amira, G.Fischer, J. Mclaughlin “An Embedded System for on Field Testing of Human Identification Using ECG Biometric”  the 11th International Conference on Information Sciences, Signal Processing and their applications (ISSPA2012), 2-5 July 2012, Montreal, Canada.

    M. Neggazi, A. Amira, H. Latifa “A Wireless Reconfigurable System for Falls Detection” the 11th International Conference on Information Sciences, Signal Processing and their applications (ISSPA2012), 2-5 July 2012, Montreal, Canada.

    P.Blache, H. Rabah ,  A. Amira “High Level Prototyping and FPGA Implementation of the Orthogonal Matching Pursuit Algorithm” the 11th International Conference on Information Sciences, Signal Processing and their applications (ISSPA2012), 2-5 July 2012, Montreal, Canada.

    B. Krill, A. Amira, A. Ahmad “FPGA Optimised 3-D Cyclic Convolution Using Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration” the 11th International Conference on Information Sciences, Signal Processing and their applications (ISSPA2012), 2-5 July 2012, Montreal, Canada.

    A. Ahmad, N. H. Ja’afar and A.Amira “Rapid Prototyping of Three-Dimensional Transform for Medical Image Compression” the 11th International Conference on Information Sciences, Signal Processing and their applications (ISSPA2012), 2-5 July 2012, Montreal, Canada.

    B. Krill, A. Amira, H. Rabah“Generic Virtual File Systems for Reconfigurable Devices” The 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits & Systems (ISCAS 2012), 20-23 May 2012, Seoul, Korea.

    L. Zhang, L. Zhang,  P. Mudge, A. Amira, W. Balachandran “Improved Performance of Guided Wave Ultrasonic Testing for Long Rang Inspection of Pipelines using Multi-Channel Systems” Proceedings of the 3rd International Gas Processing Symposium, March 5 – 7, 2012, Doha, Qatar.

    Mhd. S. Sharif, M. Abbod, A.Amira“Neuro-Fuzzy Based Approach for Analysing 3D PET Volume” Fourth International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE ’2011),  Dubai,UAE, 6th-8th December 2011.

    Mhd. S. Sharif, M. Abbod, A.Amira“PET Volume Analysis Based on Committee Machine for Tumour Detection and Quantification” Fourth International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE ’2011),  Dubai,UAE, 6th-8th December 2011.

    B. Krill and A. Amira“Efficient Reconfigurable Architectures of Generic Cyclic Convolution” The15th IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics (ISCE2011), Singapore, 14-17 June 2011.

    Mhd. S. Sharif, M. Abbod, B. Krill, A.Amira, and H.Zaidi “Automatic PET Volume Analysis and Classification Based on ANN and BIC” The15th IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics (ISCE2011), Singapore, 14-17 June 2011.

    A. Ahmad, A. Amira, P. Nicholl, B. Krill Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration of 2-D Haar Wavelet Transform (HWT) for Face Recognition SystemsThe15th IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics (ISCE2011), Singapore, 14-17 June 2011.

     A. Gupta, A.Ahmad, Mhd. S. Sharif and A. Amira “Rapid Prototyping of AES Encryption for Wireless Communication System on FPGA” The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics (ISCE2011), Singapore, 14-17 June 2011.

    T. Jaber, A.Amira and P.Milligan “Textual Noise Analysis And Removal For Effective Search EnginesThe International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing, and Communication Systems (PECCS 2011), 5-7 March 2011, Algarve, Portugal.

    A. Ahmad and A. Amira “FPGA-based Architectures for 3-D Medical Image Compression” , The IEEE Image Processing, Image Analysis and Real Time Imaging Workshop, 17 December  2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    P. Nicholl, A. Ahmad, and A.Amira “Optimal Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) Features for Face Recognition” The IEEE 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS 2010), 6-9 December 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    A. Ahmad , A. Amira, H. Rabah, and Y. Berviller “FPGA-based Architectures of Finite Radon Transform for Medical Image De-noising” The IEEE 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS 2010), 6-9 December 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Mhd. S. Sharif, M. Abbod, A.Amira, and H.Zaidi “Novel Hybrid Approach Combining ANN and MRA for PET Volume Segmentation” The IEEE 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS 2010), 6-9 December 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    A. Ahmad , A.Amira, M. Guarisco,H. Rabah and Y. Beviller  “Efficient Implementation of A 3-D Medical Imaging Compression System Using CAVLC” The IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP2010), 26-29 September, Hong Kong.

    A. Ahmad , A.Amira, Y. Beviller and H. Rabah “FPGA based Architectures of Finite Radon Transform for Medical Image Denoising” The Malaysian United Kingdom, Ireland Engineering Science Conference UMIST 2010, 23-25 June, Belfast, United Kingdom.

    A. Ahmad, A. Amira, Y. Beviller and H. Rabah “Rapid Prototyping of Finite Radon Transform (FRAT) for Medical Imaging Applications2nd European Workshop on Visual Information Processing - EUVIP2010, 5-7 July, Paris, France.

    B. Krill, A. Ahmad, A. Amira, and H. Rabah “A New FPGA-Based Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration Design Flow and Environment for Image Processing Applications” 2nd European Workshop on Visual Information Processing - EUVIP2010, 5-7 July, Paris, France.

    T. Jaber, A.Amira and P.Milligan “Textual Noise Analysis And Removal For Effective Search Engines2nd European Workshop on Visual Information Processing - EUVIP2010, 5-7 July, Paris, France.

    M. Guarisco , H. Rabah,Y. Beviller, S.Weber and A.Amira “Dynamically Reconfigurable Architecture for Real-time Adaptation of H264/AVC-SVC Video Streams”  The Sixth IEEE Workshop on Embedded Computer Vision, in Conjunction with the Twelfth IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference, 13-18 June, 2010, San Francisco, USA.

    H. Taha, A. Sazish, A. Ahmad and A. Amira, “Efficient FPGA Implementation of a Wireless Communication System Using Bluetooth Connectivity”, The 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS2010), 30 May– 02 June, 2010, Paris, France.

    Mhd.S. Sharif, A. Amira, H. Zaidi, “Intelligent Approach for PET Volume Analysis”, The 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS2010), 30 May– 02 June, 2010, Paris, France.

    Mhd.S. Sharif, A. Amira, H. Zaidi, “3D Oncological PET Volume Analysis Using CNN and LVQNN”, The 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS2010), 30 May– 02 June, 2010, Paris, France.

    A. Ahmadand A. Amira, “FPGA-based Architectures for 3-D Medical Image Compression”, The 1st Malaysia Glasgow Doctoral Colloquium (MGDC), 20-21 January, 2010, Glasgow, Scotland.

    A. Ahmad and A. Amira, “Dynamic Partial Reconfigurable 3-D Haar Wavelet Transform IP Cores Design”, The 2nd UK-Malaysia Engineering Conference (UK-MEC), 8-9 April, 2010, London, United Kingdom.

    A. Amira, “Power Management and Modeling on Reconfigurable Hardware for ImagingThe 2009 Emerging Technologies Retreat, Research and Business Opportunities Ahead (CMOSET),Vancouver, BC, Canada, Septembre 23-25, 2009.

    A.N. Sazish, Mhd S.Sharifand A. AmiraHardware Implementation and Power Analysis of HWT for Medical ImagingThe 16th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS 2009), Hammamet, Tunisia, 13-16 December, 2009.

    Mhd S. Sharif and A. AmiraAn Intelligent System for PET Tumour Detection and Quantification” Accepted for publication at the The IEEE Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2009), Cairo, 07-11 Nov 2009.

    A.N. Sazish, S.Chandrasekaranand A. AmiraEfficient Systolic Architecture and Power Modeling for Finite Ridglet TransformThe 5th IEEE Workshop on Embedded Computer Vision , Kuyoto, Japan, 3rd October 2009.

    A.Ahmad and A. AmiraEfficient Reconfigurable Architectures for 3D Medical Image Compression” The IEEE Conference on Field Programmable Technology, FPT 2009,Sydney, 9-11 December 2009.

    A. Ahmad, B. Krill, A. Amira, H. Rabah3D Haar Wavelet Transform with Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration for 3D Medical Image CompressionThe IEEE Conference on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BIOCAS 2009), Beijing, 26-28 November 2009.

    S.Chandrasekaran and A.AmiraHigh Performance FPGA Implementation of the Mersenne TwisterIEEE International Symposium on Design, Electronic, Test and Applications DELTA2008, January 23-25, Hong Kong.

    P.Nicholl and A.Amira “DWT/PCA Face Recognition using Automatic CoefficientSelectionIEEE International Symposium on Design, Electronic, Test and Applications DELTA2008, January 23-25, 2008, Hong Kong.

    T. Jaber, A.Amira and P.Milligan “Performance Evaluation of DCT and Wavelet Transform for LSIProceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Circuits and Systems ISCAS 2008, May 18-21, 2008, Seattle, USA.

    H. Benaliouche, A. Amira, M.C. Batouche “A Comparative Study of Wavelet based Methods on Medical Image Segmentation”, The Maghrebian Conference on Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence (MCSEAI 2008), 28-30 April, Oran, Algeria.

    A.N. Sazish and A. AmiraAn Efficient Architecture for HWT Using SparseMatrix Factorisation and DA Principles” The IEEE Asian Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, APCCAS, Maco, Nov 30th- Dec 3rd 2008 (Invited).

    Mhd S. Sharif, A.N. Sazish, and A. Amira “An Efficient Algorithm and Architecture for Medical Image Segmentation and Tumour Detection” The IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, Baltimore, 20-22 Nov 2008 (Invited).

    A. Amira“Multiresolution Analysis on Reconfigurable Hardware for Imaging”FPGAs, GPUs and Accelerators for High Performance Computing Workshop, Imperial College, London, 17-18 Sep 2008.

    A. Amira“Multiresolution Analysis on Reconfigurable Hardware for Imaging”Conference on Design and Architectures for Signal and Image Processing, DASIP 2008, 24-26 Nov 2008, Brussels (Invited).

    S. Chandrasekaran, A.Amira, A .Bermak and M.Shi “Performance Enhanced Voltage Scaling in FPGAs” IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Circuits ISIC 2007, 26-28 September, Singapore.

    M.Shi, S. Chandrasekaran, A.Bermak and A.Amira “FPGA Based Run Time Reconfigurable Gas Discrimination System” Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Circuits ISIC 2007, 26-28 September, Singapore.

    A. Amira, S. Chandrasekaran and D. Skinner “A Fast Hybrid LSI Approach for Intelligent Information Retrieval” Proceedings of the 4th IET Visual Information Engineering 2007 Conference (VIE2007), London 25-27 July 2007.

    A. Amira, F.Bensaali and S.Chandrasekaran “A General Framework for Efficient FPGA Implementation and Power Modelling of Image Processing Cores” Proceedings of the 4th IET Visual Information Engineering 2007 Conference (VIE2007), London 25-27 July 2007.

    S. Chandrasekaran, A. Amira “Novel Sparse OBC Based Distributed Arithmetic Architecture for Matrix Transforms” Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Circuits and Systems ISCAS 2007, 27-30 May, New Orleans, USA.

    T. Jaber, A.Amira and P.Milligan “Empirical Study of a Novel Approach to LSI for Text Categorisation” Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Signal Processing and Its Applications ISSPA 2007, February 11-15, Sharjah, UAE.

    F.Bensaali, A.Amira and R. Sotudeh “Floating-Point Matrix Product on FPGA” Proceedings of the 2007 ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA ’2007, May 13-16, Amman, Jordan.

    S. Chandrasekaran and A.Amira “A New Behavioural Power Modelling Approach for FPGA based Custom Cores” Proceedings of the NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS2007), Edinburgh 5-8 August 2007.

    P. Nicholl, A.Amira, D. Bouchaffra and R. Perott “Multiresolution Hybrid Approaches for Automated Face Recognition” Proceedings of the NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS2007), Edinburgh 5-8 August 2007.

    T. Jaber, A. Amiraand P.Milligan “A Novel Approach for Lexical Noise Analysis and Measurement in Intelligent Information Retrieval” Proceedings of International Conference on Pattern Recognition ICPR 2006, August 20-24 August 2006, Hong Kong.

    S. Chandrasekaran and A.Amira“Powering Down FPGAs: Design Optimisation and High Level Modeling” Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications FPL 2006, pp 961-962, Madrid, August 28-30.

    S. Chandrasekaran and A. AmiraFPGA Implementation and Power Modeling of The Fast Walsh Transform” Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications FPL 2006, pp 893- 896 Madrid, August 28-30.

    A.Amira, F. Bensaali, I.S. Uzun and A. AhmedSaid “Matrix Algorithm Cores Generator on Reconfigurable Hardware for Image Processing” Proceedings of the 9th annual NASA International Conference on Programmable Logic Devices for Military and Aerospace applications MAPLD, Washington DC, USA, 26-28 September 2006.

    S. Chandrasekaran and A. Amira“FPGA Implementation and Power Modeling of FWT for Pattern Recognition” Proceedings of the 9th Annual NASA International Conference on Programmable Logic Devices for Military and Aerospace Applications MAPLD, Washington DC, USA, 26-28 September 2006.

    S. Chandrasekaran and A. Amira“Multi-Level Parallelism for Power and Energy Aware Design Verified Using Novel Functional Level Power Analysis and Modelling (FLPAM)” Proceedings of the 9th Annual NASA International Conference on Programmable Logic Devices for Military and Aerospace Applications MAPLD, Washington DC, USA, 26-28 September 2006.

    F.Bensaali, A.Amiraand S.Chandrasekaran “Power Modeling and Efficient FPGA Implementation of Color Space Conversion” Proceedings of 13th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), December 10-13, 2006, Nice, France.

    S.Minghua, A.Bermak, S.Chandrasekaran and A.Amira“An Efficient FPGA Implementation of Gaussian Mixture Models-Based Classifier Using Distributed Arithmetic” Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), December 10-13, 2006, Nice, France.

    F.O’Rourke, A.Behera and A.Amira“Mathematical and Computational Models of Tumour Segmentation and Tracking” Angiogenesis, Vol 9 No 1, Springer, 2006.

    A.Amiraand Peter Farrell “An Automatic Face Recognition System Based on Wavelet Transforms” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 05), pp 6252-6255, Kobe, Japan 23-26 May 2005.

    I.S. Uzun and A. Amira“Design and FPGA Implementation of Finite Ridgelet Transform” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 05), pp 5826-5829, Kobe, Japan 23-26 May 2005.

    D. Montgomrey, A.Amiraand F.Murtagh “An Automated Volumetric Segmentation System Combining Multiscale And Statistical Reasoning” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 05), pp 3789-3792, Kobe, Japan 23-26 May 2005.

    D. Montgomrey, A.Amiraand F.Murtagh “Automated Multiscale Segmentation of Volumetric Biomedical Imagery Based On A Markov Random Field Model” Opto Ireland, Imaging and Vision -6 April 2005.

    S. Chandrasekaran and A.Amira“An Area Efficient Low Power Inner Product Computation for Discrete Orthogonal Transforms” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2005). 11-14, September 2005, Genova, Italy.

    S. Chandrasekaran and A.Amira“High Speed / Low Power Architectures for the Finite Radon Transform” Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL 2005), Tampere, Finland, August 2005.

    S. Chandrasekaran and A.Amira”High Speed Energy Efficient Architectures for Finite Ridgelet Transform” The 8th annual NASA International Conference on Programmable Logic Devices for Military and Aerospace applications MAPLD, Washington DC, USA, September 2005.

    S. Chandrasekaran, A.Amiraand F.Bensaali “FPGA Implementation of Reduced Bit Plane Motion Estimation” The 8th annual NASA International Conference on Programmable Logic Devices for Military and Aerospace applications MAPLD, Washington DC, USA, September 2005.

    I.S. Uzun and A. Amira“A Framework for FPGA based Discrete BiorthogonalWavelet Transforms Implementation” Proceedings of EUSIPCO 2005.4-8 September, Antalya, Turkey.

    F.Bensaali and A.Amira“Floating-Point Matrix Multiplication on Reconfigurable Hardware” Proceedings of the EPSRC PREP05 Conference, Lancaster University, 30th March to 1st April 2005, UK.

    S.Chandrasekaran and A.Amira“A Novel Methodology for Temporal Partitioning in Self Reconfigurable Driven Multicontext FPGA” Proceedings of the EPSRC PREP05 Conference, Lancaster University, 30th March to 1st April 2005, UK.

    P.Nicholl, A.Amiraand R.H.Perrott “An Automated Grid-Enabled Face Recognition System Using Hybrid Approaches” Proceedings of the EPSRC PREP05 Conference, Lancaster University, 30th March to 1st April 2005, UK.

    D. Montgomrey and A.Amira“A Novel Multiscale Segmentation System for Cerebral Lesion Identification in T1Weighted Brain Volumes” Proceedings of the EPSRC PREP05 Conference, Lancaster University, 30th March to 1st April 2005, UK.

    S.Chandrasekaran and A.Amira“An FPGA Based Accelerator for the Finite Ridgelet Transform” Proceedings of the ICSIT’05, International Conference on Computer Systems and Information Technology, pp 659-664, Algiers 17-19 Jul 2005.

    F.Bensaali and A.Amira“Floating-Point Matrix Multiplication for 3D Affine Transformations on Reconfigurable Hardware” Proceedings of the ICSIT’05, International Conference on Computer Systems and Information Technology, pp 689-695, Algiers 17-19 Jul 2005.

    D.Montgomery and A.Amira“Automated Multiscale Segmentation of Oncological Cerebral MR Image Volumes” Proceedings of the ICSIT’05, International Conference on Computer Systems and Information Technology, pp 440-445, Algiers 17-19 Jul 2005.

    A.Amiraand S.Mc Earlen “A Novel Hybrid Approach to LSI for Information Retrieval” Proceedings of the ICSIT’05, International Conference on Computer Systems and Information Technology, pp 259-266, Algiers 17-19 Jul 2005.

    F.Bensaali, A.Amiraand A.Bouridane “An Efficient Architecture for Color Space Conversion Using Distributed Arithmetic” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS04), Vancouver, pp 265-268, Canada, 23-26 May 2004. (Selected and republished at Celoxica’s website. http://www.celoxica.com/techlib/).

    A.AhmedSaid, A.Amiraand A.Bouridane “Accelerating MUSIC Algorithm On Reconfigurable Hardware for Source Localisation” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS04), pp 369-372, Vancouver, Canada, 23-26 May 2004. (Selected and republished at Celoxica’s website. http://www.celoxica.com/techlib/)

    I.S.Uzun, A.Amiraand A.Bouridane “An Efficient Architecture For 1-D Discrete Biorthogonal Wavelet Transforms” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS04), pp697-700, Vancouver, Canada, 23-26 May 2004. (Selected and republished at Celoxica’s website. http://www.celoxica.com/techlib/).

    D. Montgomrey, A.Amira, F.Murtagh “A Non-Separable Lifting Approach For 3D Image Compression” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2004), pp 137-140, Montreal, Canada, May 17-21.

    A.Bouridane, K. Fouad, A.Amira, F.Kurougollu and S.Boussekta “A Very Low Bit-Rate Embedded Color Image Coding with SPIHT” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2004), pp689-692, Montreal, Canada, May 17-21.

    A.Amiraand A.Bouridane “Accelerating DOTs on Reconfigurable Hardware for Signal Processing” Proceedings of the 3me Conference sur le Genie Electrique CGE’03, 15-16 February 2004, Algeria.

    F.Bensaali, A.Amiraand A.Bouridane “An FPGA Based Color Space Converter Using Distributed Arithmetic” Proceedings of the 3me Conference sur le Genie Electrique CGE’03, 15-16 February 2004, Algeria.

    F.Bensaali and A.Amira“Design and Hardware Implementation of An Efficient Architecture For Color Space Conversion” Proceedings of the EPSRC PREP04 Conference, pp 64-65, 5 - 7 April 2004 at the University of Hertfordshire, UK.

    A.AhmedSaid and A.Amira“Block SVD Image Filtering on FPGA” Proceedings of the EPSRC PREP04 Conference, pp31-32, 5 - 7 April 2004 at the University of Hertfordshire, UK.

    I.S. Uzun and A. Amira“An Efficient VLSI Architecture for Forward and Inverse 1-D For Discrete BiorthogonalWavelet Transform for Signal Processing” Proceedings of the EPSRC PREP04 Conference, pp 105-106, 5 - 7 April 2004 at the University of Hertfordshire, UK.

    I.S. Uzun and A. Amira“An FPGA Based Frequency Domain Image Processing System For Biometric Recognition” Proceedings of the EPSRC PREP04 Conference, pp 101-102, 5 - 7 April 2004 at the University of Hertfordshire, UK.

    D. Montgomrey, A.Amira, F.Murtagh “Wavelet Based 3D Image Compression Using a Non-Separable Lifting Framework” Proceedings of the EPSRC PREP04 Conference, pp 153-154, 5 - 7 April 2004 at the University of Hertfordshire, UK.

    A.AhmedSaid and A.Amira“Accelerating SVD On Reconfigurable Hardware For Image Denoising” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2004), Singapore, October 24-27, 2004.

    I.S. Uzun and A. Amira“Design And FPGA Implementation of Non-Separable 2-D Biorthogonal Wavelet Transforms For Image/Video Coding” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2004), Singapore, October 24-27, 2004.

    M. A.Tahir, A. Bouridane, F.Kurugollu and A.Amira“Accelerating the Computation of GLCM and Haralick Texture Features on Reconfigurable Hardware” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2004), Singapore, October 24-27, 2004.

    M. A.Tahir, A. Bouridane, F.Kurugollu and A.Amira“Feature Selection using Tabu Search for Improving the Classification Error Rate of Prostate Needle Biopsies” Proceeding of the 17th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2004), Cambridge, UK.

    I.S.Uzun and A.Amira“FPGA Implementation of Non-Separable Symmetrically Extended 2-D Discrete Biorthogonal Wavelet Transform” Proceedings of the Irish Signals and Systems Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, 30th June-2nd July 2004.

    F. Bensaali and A.Amira“An FPGA Based Color Space Converter Using Distributed Arithmetic” Proceedings of the Irish Signals and Systems Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, 30th June-2nd July 2004.

    A.AhmedSaid and A.Amira“SVD image filtering on FPGA” Proceedings of the Irish Signals and Systems Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, 30th June-2nd July 2004.

    M.A. Tahir, A.Bouridane, F.Kurugollu and A.Amira“Improving Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Using Tabu Search” Proceedings of the Irish Signals and Systems Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, 30th June-2nd July 2004.

    A.Amiraand A.Bouridane “An FPGA based Accelerator for Discrete Hartley and Fast Hadamard Transforms” Proceedings of the IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Cairo, Egypt, December 27-30, 2003.

    A.AhmedSaid, A.Amiraand A.Bouridane “Efficient Systolic Array for Singular Value and Eigenvalue Decomposition” Proceedings of the IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Cairo, Egypt, December 27-30, 2003.

    M. A. Tahir, M. A. Roula, A. Bouridane, F. Kurugollu, and A. Amira“An FPGA based Coprocessor for Calculating Grey Level Co-Occurrence Matrix” Proceedings of the IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Cairo, Egypt, December 27-30, 2003.

    I.S.Uzun, A.Amiraand A.Bouridane, “A High-Speed/Low-Power Architecture For 1-D Discrete BiorthogonalWavelet Transform” Proceedings of the IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Cairo, Egypt, December 27-30, 2003.

    F.Bensaali, A.Amiraand A.Bouridane “An FPGA Based Coprocessor for Large Matrix Product Implementation” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology (FPT’03), pp 292 - 295, Tokyo, JAPAN, December 15-17, 2003.

    F.Bensaali, A.Amiraand A.Bouridane “An FPGA Based Coprocessor for 3D Affine Transformations” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology (FPT’03), pp 288 - 291, Tokyo, JAPAN, December 15-17, 2003.

    I.S.Uzun, A.Amiraand A.Bouridane “FPGA Implementations of Fast Fourier Transforms for Real- Time Signal and Image Processing” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology (FPT’03), pp 102 - 109, Tokyo, JAPAN, December 15-17, 2003. (Selected and republished at Celoxica’s website. http://www.celoxica.com/techlib/)

    A.AhmedSaid, A.Amiraand A.Bouridane “Improved SVD Systolic Array and Implementation on FPGA” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology (FPT’03), pp 35 - 42, Tokyo, JAPAN, December 15-17, 2003.

    A.Amira“An FPGA based System for Discrete Hartley Transforms” Proceedings of The IEE Visual Information Engineering VIE, pp 137-140, ISBN 0582967578, Surrey 7-9 July 2003, UK.

    A. Amiraand A.Bouridane “An FPGA Implementation of Discrete Hartley Transforms” Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Applications ISSPA, pp 625 - 628, 1-4 July 2003, Paris, FRANCE.

    D. Montgomery, F. Murtagh and A.Amira“A Wavelet based 3D Image Compression System” Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Applications ISSPA, pp 65 - 68, 1-4 July 2003, Paris, FRANCE.

    M. Roula, A. Bouridane, F. Kurugollu and A. Amira“Multispectral based Classification of Nuclei in Prostatic Neoplasia” Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Applications ISSPA, pp 37 - 40, 1-4 July 2003, Paris, FRANCE.

    I.S.Uzun, A.Amira, A.Ahmedsaid and F.Bensaali “Towards a General Framework for an FPGAbased FFT Coprocessor” Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Applications ISSPA, pp 617 - 620, 1-4 July 2003, Paris, FRANCE.

    A.Amira“An FPGA Based Parameterisable System For Discrete Hartley Transforms Implementation” Proceedings of the International Conference on Image Processing ICIP, II - pp 567-70 vol.3, 14-17 September, Barcelona, Spain.

    D. Montgomery, F. Murtagh and A. Amira“3D Image Compression Using Wavelet” Proceedings of the ITT conference 2003, 22-23 October 2003, Letterkenny, Ireland.

    D.Montgomery, A.Amira, F.Murtagh and X.Qiao, “Novel Lifting Based 3D Wavelet Decompositions for Image Compression” Proceedings of The Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference (IMVIP 2003), pp249-256, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, September 3-5, 2003.

    I.S. Uzun, A. Amira, F. Bensaali and A. AhmedSaid, “An FPGA Based Parametrisable System for Processing Large 2-D FFTs” Proceedings of The Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference (IMVIP 2003), pp143-150, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, September 3-5, 2003.

    X. Qiao, F. Murtagh, A. Amira, D. Montgomery “3D Medical Data Compression Codec Based on SPIHT” Proceedings of The Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference (IMVIP 2003), pp 195-202, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, September 3-5, 2003.

    I.S.Uzun, A.Amiraand F.Bensaali “An FPGA-Based Accelerator for Fast Fourier Transforms” Proceedings of The 10th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS 2003), pp 192-195, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, December 14-17, 2003.

    F.Bensaali, A.Amira, I.S.Uzun and A.AhmedSaid “An FPGA Implementation of 3D Affine Transformations” Proceedings of The 10th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS 2003), pp 715-718, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, December 14-17, 2003.

    M. A. Tahir, M. A. Roula, A. Bouridane, F. Kurugollu, and A. Amira“An FPGA based Coprocessor for GLCM Texture Futures”, Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS 2003), pp 1006-1009, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, December 14-17, 2003.

    Kurugollu, A. Bouridane, A. Amira, and M.Roula “Color image thresholding based on minimization of fuzzy Linear index measure and fuzzy logic fusion” Proceedings of the Global Technology Conferences, Texas, USA, March 2003.

    A.Amiraand F. Bensaali “An FPGA based Parametrisable System for Matrix Product Implementation” Proceedings of The IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems Design and Implementation (SIPS2002), pp 75-79, October 1-18, 2002.

    A.Amira, B.McCollum and P.Corr “Intelligent based Reconfigurable Hardware Design Systems” Proceedings of The SPIE Regional Meeting On Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, Opto Ireland, 5-6 September 2002.

    A.Amiraand F.Bensaali “An FPGA based Coprocessor for Matrix Algorithms Implementation” Proceedings of The SPIE Regional Meeting On Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, Opto Ireland, 5-6 September 2002.

    A.Amira, A. Bouridane, M.Roula and F. Kurugollu “An FPGA Based Parametrisable System for Discrete Orthogonal Transforms Implementation” Proceedings of the XI European Signal Processing Conference, Vol I/III, pp 591-594, September 3-6, 2002 Toulouse, France.

    M. Roula, J. Diamond, A. Bouridane, P. Miller and A.Amira“A Multispectral Computer Vision System for Automatic Grading of Prostatic Neoplasia” Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2002), 7-10 July 2002, Washington, USA.

    M. Roula, A. Bouridane, F. Kurugollu and A.Amira“Unsupervised Segmentation Of Multispectral Images Using Edge Progression And Cost Function” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP2002) New York, USA. 22-25 September 2002.

    M.Roula, A. Bouridane and A.Amira“Aid for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis by Multispectral Analysis of histopathological images” Proceedings of the 5th Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference (IMVIP), pp.264, September 2001, Maynooth, Ireland

    M. Roula, A. Bouridane, A.Amira, P. Sage and P. Milligan “A Novel Technique for an Unsupervised Texture Segmentation” Proceedings of the International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp 58-61, October 7-10, 2001 Greece.

     A. Amira, A. Bouridane, P. Milligan and M.Roula “An FPGA Implementation of Walsh Hadamard Transforms for Signal Processing” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 7-11, 2001, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

     A.Amira, A. Bouridane and P. Milligan “An FPGA Based Walsh Hadamard Transforms” Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Vol 2, 569 -572, May 6 - 9, 2001, Sydney, Australia.

     A.Amira, A. Bouridane and P. Milligan “RCMAT: a Reconfigurable Coprocessor for Matrix Algorithms” Proceedings of the 9th ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), pp 228, February 11-13, 2001, Monterey, California, USA.

     A.Amira, A. Bouridane, P. Milligan and M. Nibouche “A Virtex FPGA Implementation of Matrix Product Based on 2-D Bit Level Systolic Architecture” Proceedings of The first International Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), November 2000, Boumerdes, Algeria.

    A.Amira, A. Bouridane and P. Milligan “A Novel Architecture for Walsh Hadamard Transforms Using Distributed Arithmetic Principles” Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS’2K), Vol1, pp182-185, December 17-20, 2000, Beirut, Lebanon.

     A.Amira, A. Bouridane, P. Milligan and P. Sage “A High Throughput FPGA Implementation of A Bit-Level Matrix Product” Proceedings of The IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems Design and Implementation (SIPS), pp. 356-364, 11-13 October 2000, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA.

     A.Amira, A. Bouridane and P. Milligan “A Parameterised FPGA Implementation of Discrete Orthogonal Transforms Using a Bit Level Structure” Proceedings of the 4th Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference (IMVIP), pp.35-41, August 2000, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

     A.Amira, A. Bouridane, P. Milligan and P. Sage “A High Throughput FPGA Implementation of A Bit-Level Matrix-Matrix Product” Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), August 2000, Lansing, Michigan, USA.
  • Research activity output source of funding
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    EPSRC (2002-2005)

    Custom Coprocessor based Matrix Algorithms for Image and Signal Processing Applications”  

    EPSRC (2005-2006)

    Power Optimisation and Management Techniques for FPGAs based Matrix Algorithms implementation” 

    Andor- CAST AWARE (2005-2006)

    Automated Analysis of Low-Light Live-Cell Dynamics Using Multiscale Probabilistic Modelling 

    BRITISH COUNCIL- Singapore (2006-2007)

    Object Recognition on Reconfigurable Hardware for Blind People 

    Miragex LLC (2006-2007) 

    Intelligent Video Content Analysis Algorithms for Real Time Object Detection, Tracking, Security and Surveillance applications  

    NVIDIA- Professor Partnership (2008)

    GPU based Computing Hardware for Imaging and computational finance applications 

    Alliance- British Council France (2009-2010)

    Low power reconfigurable architecture for medical imaging and video compression   

    Fundamental Research Grant Schemes (FRGS), Malaysia (2011)

    Efficient Reconfigurable Architectures of Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) for 3-D Medical Image Compression 

    Post-GraduateExchange(Stock Exchange Post-Doc) Fellowship- University of Calabria, Italy (2011)

    Efficient implementation of image processing IP cores on FPGAs. 

    QNRF-NPRP-QATAR (2013-2015)

    Low Power Reconfigurable self-calibrated Multi-Sensing Platform For Gas Applications   

    Internal Grant- Qatar University- QATAR (2012)

    Falls detection System using Shimmer Technology and Multiresolution Analysis   

    University Grant- Qatar University- QATAR (2012)

    An Embedded Multimodal Biometric System: Fusion of Face and Signature

  • Membership of Research Groups / Centres / Institutes
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     Member of Audio-Visual Communications & Networks Research Centre (AVCN)
  • Professional Membership(s)
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  • Senior member of IEEE 
  • Senior member of ACM
  • Fellow of IET
  • Fellow of HEA
  • Member of the IAENG International Association of Engineers
  • Referee for the “Engineering and Physical Research Council (EPSRC), United Kingdom”, “Undergraduate Research Experience Program, Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Qatar Foundation”, “Czech Science Foundation”
  • Referee for John Wiley and Sons (reviewing book proposals).
  • Regular reviewer for a number of international journals and conferences such as “IEEE Trans on Computers”, “IEEE Trans on Neural Networks”, “IEEE Trans on VLSI Systems”, “IEEE Trans on Biomedical Circuits and Systems” “IEEE Trans on Circuits and Systems I and II ”,  “IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks”, “IEEE Trans. on CAD”, “IEEE Trans. on Image Processing”,  “Signal Processing Journal” and other journals from “Springer Verlag”, “ACM”, “Elsevier” and “IET”, International Conferences: ISCAS, ICASSP,SIPS, ICIP, ISSPA, FPT, FPL, ICEC’S, Globecom.      
  • Member of the advisory boards of international institutions and organisations
  • Guest editorships in Elsevier journals
  • Member of the European Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC)
  • Member of the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation (HiPEAC)
  • Member of the MRSN, (Many-core and Reconfigurable Supercomputing Network)
  • Member of the Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence (VPH NoE)
  • Conference Chair, Co-chair, Session Chair of many IEEE conferences
  • Invited talks, tutorials in many IEEE conferences (ICIP, ISSPA, ICV, IMVIP….etc)
  • Short courses at many international institutions and organisations
  • Conferences: Member of numerous International and Technical program Committees
  • Member of the exhibition team with Invest NI at CEBit2002
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  • Useful information
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    • Editors: A.Bouridane, A.Amira and F. Kurugollu “Proceedings of the Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference 2005 (IMIVP 2005)”.
    • Associate Editor of the International Journal on Information Technology, 2004-2005
    • Guest Editors: D.Bouchaffra and A.Amira “Feature Generation and Machine Learning for Robust Multimodal Biometrics” Pattern Recognition Vol41, Number 3, March 2008.
    • Guest Editors: Djamel Bouchaffra, Ce Zhu, Abbes Amira, Chu-Song Chen, Mohamed Abdel-MottalebMachine Learning Paradigms for Modeling Spatial and Temporal Information in Multimedia Data Mining” Eurasip Journal on Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Publication date: December 2010.
    • Member of the Editorial Board of:The International Journal of Computer Vision and Signal Processing ISSN 2186-1390.
    • Member of the Editorial Board of: The EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing