Prof. Hamarneh's professional experience extends over 20 years. He obtained his Ph.D. from Chalmers Univ. of Tech. in 2001, was a Post-doc fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and at the Dept. Med. Biophysics at the Univ. of Toronto. Since 2003, he has been on the Computing Sciences faculty at Simon Fraser Univ. His research area is Medical Image Analysis (MIA) (computer vision and 3D image processing for biomedical imaging applications). He is a leader on a large number of technical projects in collaboration with local and int'l health centers. Dr. Hamarneh is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Under Dr. Hamarneh's leadership, members of his group won several awards (e.g. 6 best papers), recognitions, and media coverage. His group secured funding from NSERC, CIHR, MSFHR, MITACS, NIH, and the Qatar Foundation.
Furthermore, he played a leading role in the organization of major workshops: Two highly successful workshop at the Banff International Research Station on "Math. Methods for Medical Image Analysis" and "Geometry for Anatomy", as well as the first MICCAI workshop on functional medical image analysis.
Prof. Hamarneh has over 200 scientific publications in high impact journals and peer-reviewed conferences, 7 book chapters, and several software contributions with tens of thousands of downloads, e.g. TurtleSeg, MATITK, N-SIFT, I-DO, and VascuSynth. He has given many invited talks at top universities and companies. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE TM. He has been on the editorial board of JIVC; a reviewer for int'l high impact journals: J MedIA, IEEE TMI, PAMI, TBME, SIAM Imaging Science, NeuroImage, etc. He served on the program and review committees of many int'l conferences/workshops: MICCAI, CVPR, ICCV, IPMI, MMBIA, ISBI, etc.
Dr. Hamarneh is the co-founder/director of the Medical Image Analysis Lab at SFU, a founding member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter - Vancouver Section, Rehabilitation Aimed at Muscle Performance (RAMP), and the SFU Centre for Disability Independence Research and Education (CDIRE). He is a member of the Int'l Society on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) and the Vancouver Brain Research Centre, a NeuroDevNet Network Investigator, and a Faculty/Mentor in the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Bioinformatics Training Program.