Emam E. Abdel Fatah

Research Assistant Professor - Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department

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Dr. Emam ElHak Abdel Fatah received his BS in Biomedical and Systems Engineering from Cairo University in 2002. After completing his undergraduate degree, Dr. Abdel Fatah began working for IBM in the development of 3D/4D ultrasound systems through which he gained in depth knowledge of ultrasound physics, computer vision, and visualization. He then went on to work for the IBM Websphere Business Integration department (WBI). At IBM, Dr. Abdel Fatah was part of the Websphere business modeler and workflow suite development team where he acquired valuable knowledge of business process management (BPM) and workflow. Dr. Abdel Fatah is also co-founder of BKI Technologies, a medical imaging company specializing in automatic karyotyping software. After his industrial experience, Dr. Abdel Fatah began his graduate studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. During his doctoral studies, he applied his experience in medical imaging, statistical modeling, computer vision, pattern recognition, and professional software in various research areas in biomedical engineering and anthropology. Dr. Abdel Fatah received his PhD in 2012. He has been a part of many consulting projects for different prosthetic and implant design companies, including the first gender knee and hip implants. Dr. Abdel Fatah’s research interests focus on process modeling and its application in pathway optimization; use of pervasive and social computing in medicine; medical image analysis; applications of pattern recognition and computer vision in machine learning; and mathematical and statistical modeling of anatomical structures and its application in both medicine and anthropology.

Focus Areas: Medical Imaging | Pattern Recognition | Machine Learning | Computer Vision | Signal Processing | Mathematical Modeling | Anthropology | System Integration

Skills and Expertise: Research and Development | Medical Imaging Physics and Analysis | Computer Vision | Pattern Recognition | Software Design and Development | System Integration | Mathematical Modeling | Biomechanics

Selected Publications:

Improving Sex Estimation from Crania Using a Novel Three-dimensional Quantitative Method (in print)
E.E. Abdel Fatah, N.R. Shirley, Jantz, and M.R Mahfouz, Journal of Forensic Science,
Restoration of Full Anatomy from Partial Bones
E.E. Abdel Fatah and M.R. Mahfouz, Salt Lake City, Utah. 11th International Symposium of Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE), 2013.
Three Dimensional Articulating Cartilage Modeling Using Statistical Atlases
E.E. Abdel Fatah and M.R. Mahfouz, Salt Lake City, Utah. 11th International Symposium of Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE), 2013.
A Three-dimensional Analysis of Bilateral Directional Asymmetry in the Human Clavicle
E.E. Abdel Fatah, N.R. Shirley, M.R. Mahfouz, and B.M. Auerbach, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 149, no. 4, pp. 547-59, 2012.
Three-dimensional Morphology of the Knee Reveals Ethnic Differences
M. Mahfouz, E.E. Abdel Fatah, L.S. Bowers, and G. Scuderi, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 470, no. 1, pp. 172-85, 2012.
Automatic and Manual Methodology for 3-Dimensional Measurements of Distal Femoral Gender Differences and Femoral Component Placement
M.R. Mahfouz, E.E. Abdel Fatah, B.C. Merkl, and J.W. Mitchell, Journal of Knee Surgery, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 294-304, 2009.
Automatic Three Dimensional Distal Radius Analysis Using Statistical Atlases
E.E. Abdel Fatah, M.R. Mahfouz, and L.N. Bowers, Waikoloa, Hawaii. 22nd Annual Congress of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, 2009.
Automatic Methods for Characterizing of Sexual Dimorphism of Adult Femora: Distal Femur
M.R. Mahfouz, B.C. Merkl, E.E. Abdel Fatah, R. Booth Jr., and J.N. Argenson, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 447-456, 2007.
Body Mass Estimation from Human Femoral Midshaft Cross-Sectional Area
M.K. Moore, E.E. Abdel Fatah, and M.R. Mahfouz, American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement, vol. 44, pp. 173-174, 2007.
Patella Sex Determination by 3D Statistical Shape Models and Nonlinear Classifiers
M. Mahfouz, A. Badawi, B. Merkl, E. Abdel Fatah, E. Pritchard, K. Kesler, M. Moore, R. Jantz, and L. Jantz, Forensic Science International, vol. 172, no. 2-3, pp. 161-170, 2007.