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Dr Rami Qahwaji

Professor of Visual Computing

Faculty/Dept/School Department of Computer Science
Emailr.s.r.qahwaji@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 236078

Biography

Rami Qahwaji is Professor of Visual Computing at the University of Bradford, the Academic Lead for the Healthcare Technology Unit at the Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ) and the REF Unit of Assessment Coordinator for B11 (Computer Science and Informatics). Rami is originally trained as an Electrical Engineer and had MSc in Control and Computer Engineering and PhD in Imaging and Machine Learning. His research interests include: 2D/3D image processing, machine learning, data science, digital health 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 such as NASA, ESA and the NHS. His research was funded by H2020, EPSRC, Innovate UK, EU FP7, NHS, ERDF, European Space Agency (ESA), TSB, Yorkshire Forward and more. He has over 140 refereed publications including 6 edited books, 10 book chapters, around 45 journal papers, and over 65 invited talks and conference presentations. Rami has also been invited to deliver many Keynote speeches at national and international conferences. He has supervised around 30 completed PhD projects, with another 6 currently in train. He also examined over 20 PhD students at UK and International universities. Rami is Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), Charted Engineer (CEng from Engineering Council, UK), 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 reviewer/ external examiner for over 20 UK and international universities and has a US patent. He is heavily involved in the organisation of international conferences.

Research

Research Groups: Visual Computing

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleA multi-biometric iris recognition system based on a deep learning approach (2018)
AuthorsAl-Waisy, Alaa S.; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Ipson, Stanley S.; Al-Fahdawi, Shumoos; Nagem, Tarek A.M.
 
TitleA multimodal deep learning framework using local feature representations for face recognition (2018)
AuthorsAl-Waisy A.;Qahwaji R.;Ipson S.;Al-Fahdawi S.
JournalMachine Vision and Applications
DOI10.1007/s00138-017-0870-2
 
TitleBionic hand control in real-time based on electromyography signal analysis (2018)
AuthorsTabakov M.;Fonal K.;Abd-Alhameed R.;Qahwaji R.
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
DOI10.1007/978-3-319-90287-6_2
 
TitleDeep learning technology for predicting solar flares from (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) data (2018)
AuthorsNagem, Tarek A.M.; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Ipson, Stanley S.; Wang, Z.; Al-Waisy, Alaa S.
 
TitleA fully automated cell segmentation and morphometric parameter system for quantifying corneal endothelial cell morphology (2018)
AuthorsAl-Fahdawi, Shumoos; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Al-Waisy, Alaa S.; Ipson, Stanley S.; Ferdousi, M.; Malik, R.A.; Brahma, A.
 
TitleAnalysis of cloud-based e-government services acceptance in Jordan: challenges and barriers (2018)
AuthorsAlkhwaldi, A.F.A.; Kamala, Mumtaz A.; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.
 
TitleCorneal confocal microscopy detects a reduction in corneal endothelial cells and nerve fibres in patients with acute ischemic stroke (2018)
AuthorsKhan, A.; Kamran, S.; Akhtar, N.; Ponirakis, G.; Al-Muhannadi, H.; Petropoulos, I.N.; Al-Fahdawi, Shumoos; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Sartaj, F.; Babu, B.; Wadiwala, M.F.; Shuaib, A.; Mailk, R.A.
 
TitleA smartphone camera reveals an ‘invisible’ Parkinsonian tremor: a potential pre-motor biomarker? (2018)
AuthorsWilliams, S.; Fang, H.; Alty, J.; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Patel, P.; Graham, C.D.
 
TitleNew method of Enhancement using Wavelet Transforms applied to SODISM Telescope (2018)
AuthorsAlasta, Amro F.; Algamudi, Abdulrazag; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Ipson, Stanley S.; Hauchecorne, A.; Meftah, M
 
TitleCorneal Confocal Microscopy detects a Reduction in Corneal Endothelial Cells and Nerve Fibres in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke. (2018)
AuthorsKhan A;Kamran S;Akhtar N;Ponirakis G;Al-Muhannadi H;Petropoulos IN;Al-Fahdawi S;Qahwaji R;Sartaj F;Babu B;Wadiwala MF;Shuaib A;Malik RA;
JournalScientific Reports
DOI10.1038/s41598-018-35298-3
 
TitleA multimodal deep learning framework using local feature representations for face recognition (2017)
AuthorsAl-Waisy, Alaa S.; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Ipson, Stanley S.; Al-Fahdawi, Shumoos
 
TitleA COMPARISON of FLARE FORECASTING METHODS. I. RESULTS from the "aLL-CLEAR" WORKSHOP (2016)
AuthorsBarnes G.;Leka K.;Schrijver C.;Colak T.;Qahwaji R.;Ashamari O.;Yuan Y.;Zhang J.;McAteer R.;Bloomfield D.;Higgins P.;Gallagher P.;Falconer D.;Georgoulis M.;Wheatland M.;Balch C.;Dunn T.;Wagner E.
JournalAstrophysical Journal
DOI10.3847/0004-637X/829/2/89
 
TitleA Comparison between Vector Algorithm and CRSS Algorithms for Indoor Localization using Received Signal Strength (2016)
AuthorsObeidat, Huthifa A.N.; Dama, Yousif A.S.; Abd-Alhameed, Raed A.; Hu, Yim Fun; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Noras, James M.; Jones, Steven M.R.
 
TitlePrediction and warning system of SEP events and solar flares 4 for risk estimation in space launch operations (2016)
AuthorsGarcia-Rigo, A.; Nunez, M.; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Ashamari, Omar; Jiggens, P.; Perez, G.; Hernández-Pajares, M.; Hilgers, A.
 
TitlePrediction and warning system of SEP events and solar flares for risk estimation in space launch operations (2016)
AuthorsGarciá-Rigo A.;Núñez M.;Qahwaji R.;Ashamari O.;Jiggens P.;Pérez G.;Hernández-Pajares M.;Hilgers A.
JournalJournal of Space Weather and Space Climate
DOI10.1051/swsc/2016021
 
TitleA fully automatic nerve segmentation and morphometric parameter quantification system for early diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy in corneal images (2016)
AuthorsAl-Fahdawi, Shumoos; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Al-Waisy, Alaa S.; Ipson, Stanley S.; Malik, R.A.; Brahma, A.; Chen, X.
 
TitleA comparison of flare forecasting methods, I: results from the “All-clear” workshop (2016)
AuthorsBarnes, G.; Leka, K.D.; Schrijver, C.J.; Colak, Tufan; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Ashamari, Omar; Yuan, Y.; Zhang, J.; McAteer, R.T.J.; Bloomfield, D.S.; Higgins, P.A.; Gallagher, P.T.; Falconer, D.A.; Georgoulis, M.K.; Wheatland, M.S.; Balch, C.
 
TitleIn vivo confocal microscopic corneal images in health and disease with an emphasis on extracting features and visual signatures for corneal diseases: a review study (2016)
AuthorsAlzubaidi, R.; Sharif, Mhd Saeed; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Ipson, Stanley S.; Brahma, A.
 
TitleMedical image classification based on artificial intelligence approaches: A practical study on normal and abnormal confocal corneal images (2015)
AuthorsQahwaji, Rami S.R.; Ipson, Stanley S.; Sharif, Mhd Saeed; Brahma, A.
 
TitleIdentification of photospheric activity features from SOHO/MDI data using the ASAP tool (2015)
AuthorsAshamari, Omar; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Ispon, Stanley S.; Schöll, M.; Nibouche, O.; Haberreiter, M.
 
TitleAn efficient intelligent analysis system for confocal corneal endothelium images (2015)
AuthorsSharif, Mhd Saeed; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Shahamatnia, E.; Alzubaidi, R.; Ipson, Stanley S.; Brahma, A.
 
TitlePreparation of 2D sequences of corneal images for 3D model building (2014)
AuthorsElbita, Abdulhakim M.; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Ipson, Stanley S.; Sharif, Mhd Saeed; Ghanchi, Faruque
 
TitlePrediction of Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE)/Extreme Ultraviolet Spectro-Photometer (ESP) Irradiance from Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)/Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) Images Using Fuzzy Image Processing and Machine Learning (2013)
AuthorsColak, Tufan; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.
 
TitleSolar flare prediction using advanced feature extraction, machine learning and feature selection (2013)
AuthorsAhmed, Omar W.; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Colak, Tufan; Higgins, P.A.; Gallagher, P.T.; Bloomfield, D.S.
 
TitleA multi-wavelength analysis of active regions and sunspots by comparison of automatic detection algorithms (2013)
AuthorsVerbeeck, C.; Higgins, P.A.; Colak, Tufan; Watson, F.T.; Delouille, V.; Mampaey, B.; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.
 
TitleDetection of Dust Storms Using MODIS Reflective and Emissive Bands (2013)
AuthorsEl-Ossta, Esam E.A.; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Ipson, Stanley S.
 
TitleProgress in space weather modeling in an operational environment (2013)
AuthorsTsagouri, I.; Belehaki, A.; Bergeot, N.; Cid, C.; Delouille, V.; Egorova, T.; Jakowski, N.; Kutiev, I.; Mikhailov, A.; Nunez, M.; Pietrella, M.; Potapov, A.; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Tulunay, Y.; Velinov, P.; Viljanen, A.
 
TitleRepresentation of solar features in 3D for creating visual solar catalogues (2011)
AuthorsColak, Tufan; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Ipson, Stanley S.; Ugail, Hassan
 
TitleMachine learning-based investigation of the association between CMEs and filaments (2010)
AuthorsAl-Omari, M.; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Colak, Tufan; Ipson, Stanley S.
 
TitleTowards an understanding of user acceptance to use biometrics authentication systems in E-Commerce: Using an extension of the technology acceptance model (2010)
AuthorsAl-Harby F.;Qahwaji R.;Kamala M.
JournalInternational Journal of e-Business Research
DOI10.4018/jebr.2010070103
 
TitleMachine leaning-based investigation of the associations between CMEs and filaments (2010)
AuthorsAl-Omari M.;Qahwaji R.;Colak T.;Ipson S.
JournalSolar Physics
DOI10.1007/s11207-010-9516-5
 
TitleA New Technique for the Calculation and 3D Visualisation of Magnetic Complexities on Solar Satellite Images (2010)
AuthorsAhmed, Omar W.; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Colak, Tufan; Dudok De Wit, T.; Ipson, Stanley S.
 
TitleAutomated Solar Activity Prediction: A hybrid computer platform using machine learning and solar imaging for automated prediction of solar flares (2009)
AuthorsColak, Tufan; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.
 
TitleThe human face of e-business: Engendering consumer initial trust through the use of images of sales personnel on e-commerce web sites (2008)
AuthorsAldiri K.;Hobbs D.;Qahwaji R.
JournalInternational Journal of e-Business Research
DOI10.4018/jebr.2008100105
 
TitleEfficient technique to detect the region of interests in mammogram images (2008)
AuthorsAbdallah M.;AbuBaker A.;Qahwaji R.;Saleh M.
JournalJournal of Computer Science
DOI10.3844/jcssp.2008.652.662
 
TitleAutomated Prediction of CMEs Using Machine Learning of CME – Flare Associations (2008)
AuthorsQahwaji, Rami S.R.; Colak, Tufan; Al-Omari, M.; Ipson, Stanley S.
 
TitleRecognition of off-line printed Arabic text using Hidden Markov Models. (2008)
AuthorsAl-Muhtaseb, Husni A.; Mahmoud, Sabri A.; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.
 
TitleAutomated McIntosh-Based Classification of Sunspot Groups Using MDI Images (2007)
AuthorsColak, Tufan; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.
 
TitleAutomatic Short-Term Solar Flare Prediction Using Machine Learning and Sunspot Associations. (2007)
AuthorsQahwaji, Rami S.R.; Colak, Tufan
 
TitleRobust self embedding watermarking technique in the DWT domain for digital colored images (2007)
AuthorsAl-Tahan Al-Nu'aimi A.;Qahwaji R.
JournalJournal of Digital Information Management
 
TitleMultidimensional encryption algorithm for computer networks (2007)
AuthorsAqel M.;Abdul-Ahad A.;Qahwaji R.
JournalInternational Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science and Technology
 
TitleHybrid imaging and neural networks techniques for processing solar images (2006)
AuthorsQahwaji, Rami S.R.; Colak, Tufan
 
TitleAutomatic Detection and Verification of Solar Features (2006)
AuthorsQahwaji, Rami S.R.; Colak, Tufan
 
TitleAutomatic detection and verification of solar features (2005)
AuthorsQahwaji R.;Colak T.
JournalInternational Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology
DOI10.1002/ima.20053
 
TitleDetecting edges in noisy face database images (2003)
AuthorsQahwaji, Rami S.R.
 
Book
TitleApplied signal and image processing: Multidisciplinary advancements (2011)
AuthorsQahwaji R.;Green R.;Hines E.
JournalApplied Signal and Image Processing: Multidisciplinary Advancements
DOI10.4018/978-1-60960-477-6
 
TitleProceedings of Cyberworlds 2009 (2009)
AuthorsUgail, Hassan; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Earnshaw, Rae A.; Willis, P.J.
 
Book Chapter
TitleEnd-users' acceptance of biometrics authentication to secure E-commerce within the context of saudi culture: Applying the utaut model (2013)
AuthorsHarby F.;Qahwaji R.;Kamala M.
JournalIT Policy and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
DOI10.4018/978-1-4666-2919-6.ch061
 
TitleEnd-users' acceptance of biometrics authentication to secure e-commerce within the context of Saudi culture: Applying the UTAUT model (2012)
AuthorsAl Harby F.;Qahwaji R.;Kamala M.
JournalGlobalization, Technology Diffusion and Gender Disparity: Social Impacts of ICTs
DOI10.4018/978-1-4666-0020-1.ch019
 
TitleArabic optical character recognition: Recent trends and future directions (2011)
AuthorsAl-Muhtaseb H.;Qahwaji R.
JournalApplied Signal and Image Processing: Multidisciplinary Advancements
DOI10.4018/978-1-60960-477-6.ch019
 
TitleRecent advances in corneal imaging (2011)
AuthorsElbita A.;Qahwaji R.;Ipson S.;Ahmed T.;Ramaesh K.;Colak T.
JournalApplied Signal and Image Processing: Multidisciplinary Advancements
DOI10.4018/978-1-60960-477-6.ch016
 
TitleThe importance of gender, IT experience, and media-rich social cues on initial trust in e-commerce websites (2010)
AuthorsAldiri K.;Hobbs D.;Qahwaji R.
JournalEncyclopedia of E-Business Development and Management in the Global Economy
DOI10.4018/978-1-61520-611-7.ch070
 
TitleAutomated prediction of CMEs using machine learning of CME-Flare associations (2009)
AuthorsQahwaji R.;Colak T.;Al-Omari M.;Ipson S.
JournalSolar Image Analysis and Visualization
DOI10.1007/978-0-387-98154-3_19
 
TitleAutomated mcintosh-based classification of sunspot groups using MDI images (2009)
AuthorsColak T.;Qahwaji R.
JournalSolar Image Analysis and Visualization
DOI10.1007/978-0-387-98154-3_7
 
TitleVideo Indexing and Retrieval in Compressed Domain Using Fuzzy-Categorization. (2006)
AuthorsFang, H.; Qahwaji, Rami S.R.; Jiang, Jianmin
 
Other Publication
Other typeArticle
TitleNew method of enhancement using wavelet transforms applied to SODISM telescope (2018)
AuthorsAlasta A.;Algamudi A.;Qahwaji R.;Ipson S.;Hauchecorne A.;Meftah M.
JournalAdvances in Space Research
DOI10.1016/j.asr.2018.08.002
 
Other typeArticle
TitleA smartphone camera reveals an ‘invisible’ Parkinsonian tremor: a potential pre-motor biomarker? (2018)
AuthorsWilliams S.;Fang H.;Alty J.;Qahwaji R.;Patel P.;Graham C.
JournalJournal of Neurology
DOI10.1007/s00415-018-9060-z
 
Other typeReviews
TitleIn vivo confocal microscopic corneal images in health and disease with an emphasis on extracting features and visual signatures for corneal diseases: A review study (2016)
AuthorsAlzubaidi R.;Sharif M.;Qahwaji R.;Ipson S.;Brahma A.
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
DOI10.1136/bjophthalmol-2015-306934
 
Other typeArticle
TitleAutomated prediction of solar flares using neural networks and sunspots associations (2007)
AuthorsColak T.;Qahwaji R.
JournalAdvances in Soft Computing
DOI10.1007/978-3-540-70706-6_29