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  1. N. Quader, A. Hodgson, K. Mulpuri, T. Savage, R. Abugharbieh, “Automatic Assessment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip”. Accepted, International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Brooklyn-USA, April, 2015. [PDF]
  2. C. Wang, B. Yoldemir, R. Abugharbieh, “Improved Functional Cortical Parcellation using a Neighborhood-Information-Embedded Affinity Matrix”. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Brooklyn-USA, April 2015. [PDF]
  3. M. R. Farazi, B. Martin-Harris, N. M. Harandi, S. Fels, R. Abugharbieh, “Swallowing Simulation Using an MBSImP-Based 3D Biomechanical Model”. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Brooklyn-USA, April 2015. [PDF]
  4. M. Bajammal, B. Yoldemir, R. Abugharbieh, “Comparison of Structural Connectivity Metrics for Multimodal Brain Image Analysis”. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Brooklyn-USA, April 2015. [PDF]
  5. N. Harandi, J. Woo, M. Farazi, I. Stavness, M. Stone, S. Fels, R. Abugharbieh, “Subject-Specific Biomechanical Modelling of the Oropharynx with Application to Speech Production”. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Brooklyn-USA, April 2015. [PDF]
  1. B. Ng, B. Yoldemir, R. Abugharbieh, “Stable Overlapping Replicator Dynamics for Subnetwork Identification”. NIPS Workshop on Networks: From Graphs to Rich Data, Montreal-Canada, Dec 2014, pp. 1-9.
  2. M. Farazi, B. Martin-Harris, R. Abugharbieh, S. Fels, “Swallowing Simulation Using an MBSImP-Based 3D Biomechanical Model”. International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE), Amsterdam-Netherlands, Oct 2014.
  3. N. Harandi, J. Woo, M. Stone, R. Abugharbieh, S. Fels, “Inverse Simulation of Subject-Specific Jaw-Tongue-Hyoid Model from Dynamic MR”. International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE), Amsterdam-Netherlands, Oct 2014.
  4. B. Yoldemir, M. Bajammal, R. Abugharbieh, “Dictionary Based Super-Resolution for Diffusion MRI”. MICCAI Workshop on Computational Diffusion MRI (CDMRI), Boston-USA, Sept 2014, pp. 194-204 [PDF]
  5. N. Quader, A. Hodgson, R. Abugharbieh, “Confidence Weighted Local Phase Features for Robust Bone Surface Segmentation in Ultrasound”. MICCAI Workshop on Clinical Image-based Procedures (CLIP), Boston-USA, Sept 2014, pp. 29-36 [PDF]
  6. M. A. Hussain, A. J. Hodgson, R. Abugharbieh. “Robust Bone Detection in Ultrasound Using Combined Strain Imaging and Envelope Signal Power Detection”. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Boston-USA, Sept 2014, pp. 356-363 [PDF] Student Travel Award
  7. A. Amir-Khalili, J.-M. Peyrat, J. Abinahed, O. AlAlao, A. Al-Ansari, G. Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh. “Auto Localization and Segmentation of Occluded Vessels in Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy”. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Boston-USA, Sept 2014, pp. 407-414 [PDF] Best Paper Award, Student Travel Award, Young Scientist Award
  8. M. Nostari, J.-M. Peyrat, J. Abinahed, O. AlAlao, A. Al-Ansari, R. Abugharbieh, G. Hamarneh. “Efficient Multi-Organ Segmentation in Multi-View Endoscopic Videos Using Pre-operative Priors”. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Boston-USA, Sept 2014, pp. 324-331 [PDF]
  9. J. Kawahara, J.-M. Peyrat, J. Abinahed, Osama Al-Alao, A. Al-Ansari, R. Abugharbieh, G. Hamarneh. “Automatic Labelling of Tumourous Frames in Free-Hand Laparoscopic Ultrasound Video”. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Boston-USA, Sept 2014, pp. 676-683 [PDF] Student Travel Award
  10. N. M. Harandi, J. Woo, M. Stone, R. Abugharbieh, S. Fels, “Subject-Specific Biomechanical Modelling of the Tongue: Analysis of Muscle Activations During Speech” 10th international Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP), Cologne-Germany, May 2014 [PDF]
  11. B. Yoldemir, B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, “Effects of Tractography Approach on Consistency Between Anatomical and Functional Connectivity Estimates”. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Beijing-China, April 2014, pp. 250-253 [PDF]
  12. I. Figueroa-Garcia, J. M. Peyrat, G. Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh, “Biomedical Kidney Model for Predicting Tumor Displacement in the Presence of External Pressure”. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Beijing-China, April 2014, pp. 810-813 [PDF]
  13. G. Hamarneh, A. Amir-Khalili, M. Nosrati, I. Figueroa, J. Kawahara, O. Al-Alao, A. Al-Ansari, J. Abi-Nahed, J. M. Peyrat, R. Abugharbieh, “Towards Image-Guided Tumour Identification in Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy”, Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering (MECBME), Doha-Qatar, Feb 2014, pp. 159-162 [PDF]
  14. N. M. Harandi, R. Abugharbieh, S. Fels. “3D Segmentation of the Tongue in MRI: A Minimally Interactive Model-Based Approach”. Journal of Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Special Issue on Imaging & Visualization, Jan 2014, pp. 53-64 [PDF].
  15. I. Hacihaliloglu, P. Guy, A. Hodgson, R. Abugharbieh, “Volume-Specific Parameter Optimization of 3D Local Phase Features for Improved Extraction of Bone Surfaces in Ultrasound Images”. International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, Jan 2014 [PDF]
  1. G. Hamarneh, A. Amir-Khalili, M. Nosrati, I. Figueroa, O. Al-Alao A. Al-Ansari, J. Abi-Nahed, J. M. Peyrat, R. Abugharbieh, “Towards Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery for Partial Nephrectomy”, The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (QF-ARC), Doha-Qatar, Nov 2013 [PDF]
  2. A. Amir-Khalili, G. Younes, J. M. Peyrat, J. Abi-Nahed, G. Turkiyyah, R. Abugharbieh, “Patient-Specific Geometry and Texture of Tissue Models for Surgical Simulations”, The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (QF-ARC), Doha-Qatar, Nov 2013 [PDF]
  3. F. Islam, A. Amir-Khalili, J. M. Peyrat, J. Abi-Nahed, A. Al-Ansari, R. Abugharbieh, “Real-Time GPU Implementation of Correlation-Based Dense Matching of Stereo Endoscopic Images for Surface Reconstruction”, The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (QF-ARC), Doha-Qatar, Nov 2013 [PDF]
  4. N. M. Harandi, R. Abugharbieh, S. Fels, “Minimally Interactive MRI Segmentation for Subject-Specific Modelling of the Human Tongue”, MICCAI workshop on Bio-Imaging and Visualization for Patient-Customized Simulations (BIVPCS), Nagoya-Japan, Sep 2013. [PDF] Best Paper Award
  5. A. Amir-Khalili, J. M. Peyrat, G. Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh. “3D Surface Reconstruction of Organs using Patient-Specific Shape Priors in Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery”. MICCAI workshop on Computational and Clinical Applications in Abdominal Imaging (ABDI), Nagoya-Japan, Sept 2013, pp. 184-193 [PDF]
  6. A. Amir-Khalili, M.S. Nosrati, J. M. Peyrat, G. Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh. “Uncertainty-Encoded Augmented Reality for Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: A Phantom Study”. MICCAI workshop on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality (MIAR), Nagoya-Japan, Sept 2013, pp. 182-191 [PDF]
  7. B. Yoldemir, B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh. “Overlapping Replicator Dynamics for Functional Subnetwork Identification” International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Nagoya-Japan, 2013, pp. 682-689 [PDF]
  8. A. Amir-Khalili, R. Abugharbieh, A. Hodgson, “Using Graphics Processing Units to Achieve Real-Time Bone Surface Extraction From Volumetric Medical Ultrasound Image Data Using Local Phase Features”. Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery (CAOS), Orlando-USA, June 2013. [PDF]
  9. B. Yoldemir, B. Ng, T. Woodward, R. Abugharbieh, “Fiber Connectivity Integrated Brain Activation Detection”. International Conference on Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI), July 2013, pp. 135-146 [PDF]
  10. A. Amir-Khalili, A. Hodgson, R. Abugharbieh, “Real-Time Extraction of Local Phase Features From Volumetric Medical Image Data”. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Micro (ISBI), San Francisco-USA, April 2013, pp. 930-933 [PDF]
  11. S. Bernhardt, J. Abi-Nahid, R. Abugharbieh. “Robust Dense Endoscopic Stereo Reconstruction for Minimally Invasive Surgery”. MICCAI workshop on Medical Computer Vision (MCV), Nice-France, Oct 2013, pp. 198-207 [PDF]
  1. B. Ng, G. Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh. “Modeling Brain Activation in fMRI Using Group MRF”. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (TMI), May 2012, volume 31, issue 5, pp.1113-1123 [PDF].
  2. B. Ng, M. J. McKeown, R. Abugharbieh. “Group Replicator Dynamics: A Novel Group-wise Evolutionary Approach for Sparse Brain Network Detection”. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (TMI), March 2012, volume 31, issue 3, pp. 576-585 [PDF].
  3. I. Hacihaliloglu, R. Abugharbieh, A. Hodgson, R. Rohling. “Automatic Bone Localization and Fracture Detection from Volumetric Ultrasound Images Using 3D Local Phase Features”. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (UMB), 2012, volume 38, issue 1, pp. 128–144 [PDF].
  4. I. Hacihaliloglu, A. Brounstein, P. Guy, A.Hodgson, R. Abugharbieh. “3D Ultrasound-CT Registration in Orthopaedic Trauma Using GMM Registration with Optimized Particle Simulation-Based Data Reduction”. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Nice-France, Oct 2012, Volume 7511/2012, pp. 82-89 [PDF]
  5. B. Yoldemir, B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh. “Deconfounding the Effects of Resting State Activity on Task Activation Detection in fMRI”. MICCAI workshop on Multimodal Brain Image Analysis (MBIA), Nice-France, Oct 2012, pp. 51-60 [PDF]
  6. B. Ng, V. Siless, G. Varoquaux , J. B. Poline, R. Abugharbieh, B. Thirion, “Connectivity-Informed Sparse Classifiers for fMRI Brain Decoding”. International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging (PRNI), London-UK, Jul 2012 [PDF]
  7. K. Nand, G. Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh. “Diffusion Tensor Image Processing Using Complex Quaternions”. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Micro (ISBI), Barcelona-Spain, May 2012, pp 538-541 [PDF].
  1. I. Hacihaliloglu, R. Abugharbieh, A. Hodgson, R. Rohling. “Automatic Adaptive Parameterization in Local Phase Feature-Based Bone Segmentation in Ultrasound”. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (UMB), 2011, volume 37, issue 10, pp. 1689-1703 [PDF].
  2. A. Brounstein, I. Hacihaliloglu, P. Guy, A. Hodgson, R. Abugharbieh, “Towards Real-Time 3D US to CT Bone Image Registration using Phase and Curvature Feature Based GMM Matching”. International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Toronto-Canada, 2011, pp. 235-242 [PDF].
  3. B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, G. Varoquaux, J.B. Poline, B. Thirion, “Connectivity-informed fMRI Activation Detection”. International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Toronto-Canada, 2011, pp. 285-292 [PDF].
  4. K. Nand, R. Abugharbieh, B. Booth, G. Hamarneh, “Detecting Structure in Diffusion Tensor MR Images”. International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Toronto-Canada, 2011, pp. 90-97 [PDF].
  5. A. Top, G Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh, “Active Learning for Interactive 3D Image Segmentation”. International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Toronto-Canada, 2011, pp. 603-610 [PDF].
  6. B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, “Generalized Sparse Regularization with Application to fMRI Brain Decoding”. International Conference on Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI), Monastery Irsee-Germany, 2011, pp. 612-623 [PDF].
  7. B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, “Generalized Group Sparse Classifiers with Application in fMRI Brain Decoding”. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Colorado Springs-USA, 2011, pp. 1065-1071 [PDF].
  8. I. Hacihaliloglu, R. Abugharbieh, A. J. Hodgson, P. Guy, “Automated Bone Contour Detection in 3D B- Mode Ultrasound Images Using Optimized Phase Symmetry Features—A Clinical Evaluation for Pelvic Fractures”. Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS), London-UK, 2011, pp. 1-3 [PDF].
  9. B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, “Modeling Spatiotemporal Structure in fMRI Brain Decoding Using Generalized Sparse Classifiers”. International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging (PRNI), Seoul-Korea, pp. 65-68, 2011 [PDF].
  10. I. Hacihaliloglu, R. Abugharbieh, A. J. Hodgson, P. Guy, “Accurate, Automatic Bone Surface Extraction from 3D Ultrasound Scans – First Clinical Results”. Meeting of the Canadian Orthopedic Research Society, St. John's-Canada, 2011.
  11. B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, J.B. Poline, B. Thirion, "Inferring Brain Activation from Spatial Modulations of fMRI BOLD Distribution". Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM), Quebec City-Canada, 2011.
  12. A. Top, G. Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh. “Spotlight: Automated Confidence-based User Guidance for Increasing Efficiency in Interactive 3D Segmentation”. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Workshop on Medical Computer Vision (MCV), Beijing-China, 2011, pp. 204-213 [PDF].
  1. V. Sanchez, R. Abugharbieh, P. Nasiopoulos. “3D Scalable Medical Image Compression with Optimized Volume of Interest Coding”. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (TMI), 2010, volume 29, issue 10, pp. 1808-1820 [PDF].
  2. A. Huang, R. Abugharbieh, R. Tam. “A Novel Rotationally-Invariant Region-Based Hidden Markov Model for Efficient 3D Image Segmentation”. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2010, volume 19, issue 10, pp. 2737 - 2748 [PDF].
  3. B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, G. Hamarneh. “Detecting Brain Activation in fMRI Using Group Random Walker”. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Beijing-China, 2010, Part II 331-338 [PDF].
  4. B. Ng, A. Vahdat, G. Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh. “Generalized Sparse Classifiers for Decoding Cognitive States in fMRI”. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Workshop on Machine Learning in Medical Imaging (MLMI), Beijing-China, 2010, pp. 108-115 [PDF].
  5. J. Rao, R. Abugharbieh, G. Hamarneh. “Adaptive Regularization for Image Segmentation Using Local Image Curvature Cues”. IEEE European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Crete-Greece, 2010, pp. 651-665 [PDF].
  6. L. Tang, G. Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh. “Reliability-Driven, Spatially-Adaptive Regularization for Deformable Registration”. Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration (WBIR), Lübeck-Germany, 2010, pp. 173-185 [PDF].
  7. B. Ng, G. Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh. “Group MRF for fMRI Activation Detection”. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), San Francisco-USA, 2010, pp. 2887-2894 [PDF].
  8. I. Hacihaliloglu, R. Abugharbieh, A. Hodgson, R. Rohling, P. Guy. “Automatically-Optimized Local Phase Features of Ultrasound Images: First Clinical Study”. Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS), Paris-France, 2010, pp. 257-260 [PDF].
  9. R. Dalvi, I. Hacihaliloglu, R. Abugharbieh. “3D Ultrasound Volume Stitching Using Phase Symmetry and Harris Corner Detection for Orthopaedic Applications”. SPIE Medical Imaging (MI), San Diego-USA, 2010, pp. 762330:1-8 [PDF].
  10. I. Hacihaliloglu, R. Abugharbieh, A. Hodgson, R.N. Rohling, P. Guy. “Towards a Novel 3D Ultrasound Based Computer Assisted Surgery System for Orthopaedic Surgery”. Annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities Doctoral Students Conference (APRU DSC), Depok-Indonesia, 2010.
  11. J. Rao, R. Abugharbieh, G. Hamarneh. “Adaptive Regularization for Image Segmentation using Local Image Curvature Cues”. SFU TR 2010-08, 2010 (19 pages), ftp://fas.sfu.ca/pub/cs/TR/2010/CMPT2010-08.pdf.
  12. B. Ng, S. J. Palmer, R. Abugharbieh, M. J. McKeown. “Focusing Effects of L-dopa in Parkinson's Disease”. Human Brain Mapping (HBM), published online in Wiley InterScience, DOI: 10.1002/hbm.20847, 2010, 10 pages [PDF].
  1. I. Hacihaliloglu, R. Abugharbieh, A. Hodgson, R. Rohling. “Bone Surface Localization in Ultrasound Using Image Phase Based Features”. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (UMB), 2009, volume 35, number 9, pp. 1475-1487 [PDF].
  2. V. Sanchez, R. Abugharbieh, P. Nasiopoulos. “Symmetry-Based Scalable Lossless Compression of 3D Medical Image Data”. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (TMI), 2009, volume 28, issue 7, pp. 1062-1072 [PDF].
  3. A. Huang, R. Abugharbieh, R. Tam. “A Hybrid Geometric-Statistical Deformable Model for Automated 3D Segmentation in Brain MRI”. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME), 2009, volume 56, issue 7, pp. 1838-1848 [PDF].
  4. V. Sanchez, P. Nasiopoulos, R. Abugharbieh. “Novel Lossless fMRI Image Compression Based on Motion Compensation and Customized Entropy Coding”. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine (TITB), 2009, volume 13, issue 4, pp. 645-655 [PDF].
  5. S. Palmer, B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, L. Eigenraam, M. J. McKeown. “Motor reserve and Novel Area Recruitment: Amplitude and Spatial Characteristics of Compensation in Parkinson's Disease”. European Journal of Neuroscience, 2009, volume 29, issue 11, pp. 2187-2196 [PDF].
  6. B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, X. Huang, M. J. McKeown. “Spatial Characterization of fMRI Activation Maps Using Invariant 3D Moment Descriptors”. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (TMI), 2009, volume 28, issue 2, pp. 261-268 [PDF].
  7. J. Rao, G. Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh. “Adaptive Contextual Energy Parameterization for Automated Image Segmentation”. International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC), Las Vegas-USA, 2009, pp. 1089–1100 [PDF].
  8. I. Hacihaliloglu, R. Abugharbieh, A. Hodgson, R. Rohling. “Automatic Data-Driven Parameterization for Phase-Based Bone Localization in US Using Log-Gabor Filters”. International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC), Las Vegas-USA, 2009, pp. 944-954 [PDF].
  9. V. Sanchez, R. Abugharbieh, Nasiopoulos. “3D Scalable Lossless Compression of Medical Images Based on Global and Local Symmetries”. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Cairo-Egypt, 2009 [PDF].
  10. B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, M. J. McKeown. “Functional Segmentation of fMRI Data using Adaptive Non-negative Sparse PCA (ANSPCA)”. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), London-UK, 2009, pp.490-497 [PDF].
  11. A. Huang, R. Abugharbieh, R. Tam. “A Fuzzy Region-Based Hidden Markov Model for Partial-Volume Classification in Brain MRI”. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), London-UK, 2009, pp. 474–481[PDF].
  12. B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, G. Hamarneh, M. J. McKeown. “Random Walker Based Estimation and Spatial Analysis of Probabilistic fMRI Activation Maps”. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Workshop on Statistical Modeling and Detection Issues in Intra- and Inter-Subject Functional MRI Data Analysis, London-UK, 2009, pp. 37-44 [PDF].
  13. B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, M. J. McKeown. “Discovering Sparse Functional Brain Networks Using Group Replicator Dynamics”. Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI), Williamsburg-USA, 2009, pp. 76-87 [PDF].
  14. B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, M. J. McKeown. “Detecting Maximal Directional Changes in Spatial fMRI Response Using Canonical Correlation Analysis”. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Boston-USA, 2009, pp. 650 - 653 [PDF].
  15. I. Hacihaliloglu, A. J. Hodgson, R. Abugharbieh, R. N. Rohling. “Assessing Surface Localization Accuracy in 3D Local Phase Ultrasound Images Using CT Reference Images”. Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS), Boston-USA, 2009, pp. 137-140 [PDF].
  16. B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, M. J. McKeown. “Adverse Effects of Template-based Warping on Spatial fMRI Analysis”. SPIE Medical Imaging (MI), Orlando-USA, 2009, pp. 72621Y:1-12 [PDF].
  17. R. Dickie, G. Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh. "Live-Vessel: Interactive Vascular Image Segmentation with Simultaneous Extraction of Optimal Medial and Boundary Paths". SFU TR 2009-23, 2009 (30 pages),ftp://fas.sfu.ca/pub/cs/TR/2009/CMPT2009-23.pdf.
  18. J. Rao, G. Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh. “Automatic Spatially-Adaptive Balancing of Energy Terms for Image Segmentation". ArXiv:0906.4131v2 [cs.CV], 2009 (12 pages), http://arxiv.org/abs/0906.4131. Earlier version appeared as SFU TR 2009-10, 2009 (12 pages), ftp://fas.sfu.ca/pub/cs/TR/2009/CMPT2009-10.pdf.
  1. A. Uthama, R. Abugharbieh, S. J. Palmer, A. Traboulsee, M. J. McKeown. “SPHARM-Based Spatial fMRI Characterization with Intersubject Anatomical Variability Reduction". IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (JSTSP), special issue on fMRI Analysis for Human Brain Mapping, 2008, volume 2, issue 6, pp. 907-918 [PDF].
  2. M. Poon, G. Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh. “Efficient Interactive 3D Livewire Segmentation of Complex Objects with Arbitrary Topology”. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 2008, volume 32, issue 8, pp. 639–650 [PDF].
  3. M. J. McKeown, A. Uthama, R. Abugharbieh, S. Palmer, M. Lewis, X. Huang. “Shape (But Not Volume) Changes in the Thalami in Parkinson Disease”. BMC Neurology, 2008, volume 8:8 (8 pages) [PDF].
  4. V. Sanchez, P. Nasiopoulos, R. Abugharbieh. “Efficient Lossless Compression of 4-D Medical Images Based on the Advanced Video Coding Scheme”. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine (TITB), 2008, volume 12, number 4, pp. 442-446 [PDF].
  5. B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, M. J. McKeown. “Enhanced fMRI Response Detection and Reduced Latency through Spatial Analysis of BOLD Signals”. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Workshop on Analysis of Functional Medical Images, NYC-USA, 2008, pp. 81-88 [PDF].
  6. I. Hacihaliloglu, R. Abugharbieh, A. J. Hodgson, R. N. Rohling. “Bone Segmentation and Fracture Detection in Ultrasound Using 3D Local Phase Features”. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), NYC-USA, 2008, pp. 287–295 [PDF].
  7. R. Dalvi, R. Abugharbieh, “Fast Feature Based Multi Slice to Volume Registration Using Phase Congruency”. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Vancouver-Canada, 2008, pp. 5390-5393 [PDF].
  8. A. Huang, R. Abugharbieh, R. Tam, “Image Segmentation Using an Efficient Rotationally Invariant 3D Region-Based Hidden Markov Model”. IEEE CVPR Workshop on Mathematical methods for Medical Image Analysis (MMBIA), Anchorage-USA, 2008, pp. 1-8 [PDF].
  9. I. Hacihaliloglu, R. Abugharbieh , A. J. Hodgson , R. N. Rohling , P. O’Brien , P. Guy, “Surgical Tool Localization from 3D Ultrasound Volumes Using 3D Phase-Based Features”. Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS), Hong Kong-China, 2008, pp. 225-228 [PDF].
  10. B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, M. J. McKeown, “Inferring Functional Connectivity Using Spatial Modulation Measures of fMRI Signals within Brain Regions of Interest”. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Micro (ISBI), Paris-France, 2008, pp. 572-575 [PDF].
  11. A. Uthama, R. Abugharbieh, S. J. Palmer, A. Traboulsee, M. J. McKeown, “Invariant 3D SPHARM Features for Characterizing fMRI Activations in ROIs while Minimizing Effects of Intersubject Anatomical Variability”. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro (ISBI), Paris-France, 2008, pp. 560-563 [PDF].
  12. V. Sanchez, P. Nasiopoulos, R. Abugharbieh. “Efficient 4D Motion Compensation Based Lossless Compression of Dynamic Volumetric Medical Image Data”. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Las Vegas-USA, 2008, pp. 549-552 [PDF].
  13. K. Ming, R. Abugharbieh, C.F. Jones, C. Greaves, A. Yung, P. Kozlowski, W. Tetzlaff, and P.A. Cripton, “Technique for Quantitative Analysis of Cervical Myelopathy using Magnetic Resonance Imaging”. Cervical Spine Research Society Meeting, Austin-USA, 2008.
  14. K. Ming, R. Abugharbieh, C.F. Jones, C. Greaves, A. Yung, P. Kozlowski, W. Tetzlaff, and P.A. Cripton, “In Vivo and Non-Invasive Analysis Of Spinal Cord Deformations for Rodent Research using Magnetic Resonance Imaging”. National Neurotrauma Society Symposium, Orlando-USA, 2008.
  15. K. Ming, R. Abugharbieh, C.F. Jones, C.Y. Greaves, A. Yung, W. Tetzlaff, P. Kozlowski, P. A. Cripton, “Finite Element Model Validation of Spinal Cord Deformation Analysis Based on MR Imaging Data”. Northwest Biomechanics Symposium (NWBS), Boise-USA, 2008.
  16. G. Hamarneh and R. Abugharbieh. "Proceedings of the First MICCAI Workshop on Analysis of Functional Medical Images". Workshop held in conjunction with the 2008 International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), NYC-USA, 2008 (137 pages), [PDF].
  1. R. Saab, O. Yılmaz, M. J. McKeown, R. Abugharbieh. “Underdetermined Anechoic Blind Source Separation via lq-Basis-Pursuit”. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (TSP), 2007, volume 55, issue 8, pp. 4004 – 4017 [PDF].
  2. M. Poon, G. Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh. “Live-Vessel: Extending Livewire for Simultaneous Extraction of Optimal Medial and Boundary Paths in Vascular Images”. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Brisbane-Australia, 2007, pp. 444-451 [PDF].
  3. B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, M. J. McKeown. “Characterizing Task-Related Temporal Dynamics of Spatial Activation Distributions in fMRI BOLD Signals”. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Brisbane-Australia, 2007, pp. 767-774 [PDF].
  4. B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, S. J. Palmer, M. J. McKeown. “Joint Spatial Denoising and Active Region of Interest Delineation in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging”. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Lyon-France, 2007, pp. 3404-3407 [PDF].
  5. R. Dalvi, R. Abugharbieh, D. C. Wilson, D. R. Wilson. “Multi-Contrast MR for Enhanced Bone Imaging and Segmentation”. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Lyon-France, 2007, pp. 5620-5623 [PDF].
  6. I. Hacihaliloglu , R. Abugharbieh , A. J. Hodgson , R. N. Rohling , P. O’Brien , P. Guy. “Distal Radius and K-Wire Localization in 3D Ultrasound Using Local Phase Information”. Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS), 2007, Heidelberg-Germany, pp. 572-575.
  7. A. Uthama, R. Abugharbieh, A. Traboulsee, M. J. McKeown. “Invariant SPHARM Shape Descriptors for Complex Geometry in MR Region of Interest Analysis”. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Lyon-France, 2007, pp. 1322-1325 [PDF].
  8. R. Dalvi, R. Abugharbieh, M. Pickering, P. Smith. “Registration of 2D to 3D Joint Images Using Phase-Based Mutual Information”. SPIE Medical Imaging (MI), San Diego-USA, 2007, pp. 651209 1-9 [PDF].
  9. M. Poon, G. Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh. “Segmentation of Complex Objects with Non-Spherical Topologies from 3D Medical Images using 3D Livewire”. SPIE Medical Imaging (MI), San Diego-USA, 2007, pp. 651231 1-10 [PDF].
  10. K. Ming, R. Abugharbieh, C. F. Jones, A. Yung, P. Kozlowski, W. Tetzlaff, P. A. Cripton, “Computational MR Image Analysis for Spinal Cord Injury Studies”. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Scientific Meeting (ISMRM), Toronto-Canada, 2007
  11. M. J. McKeown, A. Uthama, R. Abugharbieh, S. Palmer, M. Lewis, X. Huang “MRI in Parkinson's Disease Identifies Shape, But Not Volume, Changes in the Thalamus”. World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders, Amsterdam-Netherland, 2007.
  12. S. Palmer, M. J. McKeown, B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh. “3D-Texture of BOLD fMRI Activation in Parkinson's Disease Reveals Recruitment of Ipsilateral Cerebello-Thalamo-Cortical Loops Modulated by L-dopa and Increasing Movement Frequency”. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San-Diego-USA, 2007.
  13. K. Ming, R. Abugharbieh, C. F. Jones, A. Yung, W. Tetzlaff, P. Kozlowski, P. Cripton. “In Vivo MR Image Based Deformation Analysis for Spinal Cord Injury Studies”. Northwest Biomechanics Symposium, Eugene-USA, 2007.
  14. R. Dalvi, R. Abugharbieh, D. C. Wilson, D. R. Wilson. “Highly-Automated 3D Segmentation of Femoral Bone from Hip MRI”. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Scientific Meeting (ISMRM), Berlin-Germany, 2007.
  15. G. Hamarneh, R. Abugharbieh. “Proceedings of the BIRS Workshop on Mathematical Methods for Medical Image Analysis (MMMIA), held at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS), Banff-Canada, Nov 2007 (11 pages), [PDF].
  1. M. J. McKeown, S. Palmer, W. Au, R. McCaig, R. Saab, R. Abu-Gharbieh. “Cortical Muscle Coupling in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Bradykinesia”. Journal of Neural Transmission, 2006, Suppl 70, pp. 31-40 [PDF].
  2. M. J. McKeown, Z. Wang, R. Abugharbieh, T. Handy. “Increasing the Effect Size in Event-Related fMRI Studies: Getting More in Less Time with ICA Denoising”. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, special issue on fMRI, 2006, volume 25, number 2, pp. 91-101 [PDF].
  3. I. Hacihaliloglu, R. Abugharbieh, A. Hodgson, R. Rohling. “Enhancement of Bone Surface Visualization From 3D Ultrasound Based On Local Phase Information”. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Vancouver-Canada, 2006, pp. 21-24 [PDF].
  4. M. Abbaspour, R. Abugharbieh, M. Podder, B. Tripp, S. Tebbutt. “Hybrid Spot Segmentation in Four-Channel Microarray Genotyping Image Data”. IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT), Vancouver-Canada, 2006, pp. 11-16 [PDF].
  5. A. Huang, R. Abugharbieh, R. Tam, A. Traboulsee. “Hybrid Framework for Automatic 3D Brain Extraction and Segmentation”. IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT), Vancouver-Canada, 2006, pp. 107-111 [PDF].
  6. R. Saab, O. Yılmaz, M. J. McKeown, R. Abugharbieh. “Blind Separation of Anechoic Under-determined Speech Mixtures using Multiple Sensors”. IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT), Vancouver-Canada, 2006, pp. 642-646 [PDF].
  7. B. Ng, R. Abugharbieh, M. J. McKeown. “Characterizing fMRI Activations within Regions of Interest (ROIs) Using 3D Moment Invariants”. CVPR’s Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Image Analysis (MMBIA), New York-USA, 2006, pp. 63 (8 pages) [PDF].
  8. A. Huang, R. Abugharbieh, R. Tam, A. Traboulsee. “Automatic MRI Brain Tissue Segmentation Using a Hybrid Statistical and Geometric Model”. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Arlington-USA, 2006, pp. 394-397 [PDF].
  9. S. Tootoonian, R. Abugharbieh, X. Huang, M. J. McKeown. “Shape vs. Volume: Invariant Shape Descriptors for 3D Region of Interest Characterization in MRI”. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Arlington-USA, 2006, pp. 754-757 [PDF].
  10. V. Sanchez, P. Nasiopoulos, R. Abugharbieh. “Lossless Compression of 4D Medical Images Using H.264/AVC”. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Toulouse-France, 2006, pp. II 1116-1119 [PDF].
  11. A. Huang, R. Abugharbieh, R. Tam, T. Traboulsee. “Brain Extraction Using Geodesic Active Contours”. SPIE Medical Imaging (MI), San Diego-USA, 2006, pp. 61444J 1-8 [PDF].
  12. M. Abbaspour, R. Abugharbieh, S. Tebbutt, M. Podder. “Fully-Automated Analysis of Multi-Resolution Four-Channel Microarray Genotyping Data”. SPIE Medical Imaging (MI), San Diego-USA, 2006, pp. 61443M 1-8 [PDF].
  13. M. J. McKeown, B. Ng, M. Lewis, R. Abugharbieh, X. Huang. “Task and Hand Dominance-Specific “Focusing” Effect of L-Dopa in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and Normal Subjects”. Movement Disorder Society (MDS) International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Kyoto-Japan, 2006.
  14. A. Huang, R. Abugharbieh, R. Tam, A. Traboulsee, “Automatic Cortex Extraction and Gray/White Matter Segmentation from T1-Weighted MRI with Geodesic Active Contours”. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Scientific Meeting (ISMRM), Seattle-USA, 2006.
  15. A. Huang, R. Abugharbieh, R. Tam, A. Traboulsee. “Automatic Brain Extraction of T1-Weighted MR”. American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting (ARRS), Vancouver-Canada, 2006.
2005 and prior[ Top ]
  1. R. Saab, Ö. Yilmaz, M. J. McKeown, R. Abugharbieh. “Underdetermined Sparse Blind Source Separation With Delays”. Signal Processing with Adaptive Sparse Structured Representations Workshop (SPARS), Rennes-France, 2005 [PDF].
  2. M. Ghazel, R. Ward, R. Abugharbieh, E. Vrscay, G. Freeman. “Simultaneous Fractal Image Denoising and Interpolation”. IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing, Victoria-Canada, 2005, pp. 558-561 [PDF].
  3. M. Ghazel, R. Ward, R. Abugharbieh, E. Vrscay. “Joint Fractal-Wavelet Image Denoising and Interpolation”. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Saskatoon-Canada, 2005, pp. 972-975 [PDF].
  4. M. J. McKeown, R. Saab, R. Abu-Gharbieh. “A Combined Independent Component Analysis (ICA)/ Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD) Method to Infer Corticomuscular Coupling”. IEEE International Conference on Neural Engineering, Arlington-USA, 2005, pp. 679-682 [PDF].
  5. R. Saab, M. J. McKeown, L. Myers, R. Abu-Gharbieh. “A Wavelet Based Approach for the Detection of Coupling in EEG Signals”. IEEE International Conference on Neural Engineering, Arlington-USA, 2005, pp. 616-620 [PDF].
  6. M. J. McKeown, M. Gadala, R. Abu-Gharbieh. “Compensation of Intra-Frame Head Motion in PET Data with Motion Corrected Independent Component Analysis”. SPIE Medical Imaging (MI), San Diego-USA, 2005, pp. 678-684 [PDF].
  7. G. Hamarneh, R. Abu-Gharbieh, T. McInerney. “Medial Profiles for Modeling Deformation and Statistical Analysis of Shape and their Use in Medical Image Segmentation”. International Journal of Shape Modeling, 2004, volume 10, number 2, pp. 187-209 [PDF].
  8. R. Abu-Gharbieh, G. Hamarneh, T. Gustavsson, C. Kaminski. “Flame Front Matching and Particle Image Velocimetry for Resolving Interactions of Chemistry and Turbulence in Flames”. Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision, 2003, volume 19, number 3, pp. 199-218 [PDF].
  9. R. Abu-Gharbieh, G. Hamarneh, T. Gustavsson, C. Kaminski. “Flame Front Tracking by Laser Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Advanced Image Analysis”. Optics Express, 2001, volume 8, number 5, pp. 278-287 [PDF].
  10. R. Abu-Gharbieh, C. Kaminski, T. Gustavsson, G. Hamarneh. "Flame Front Matching and Tracking in PLIF Images Using Geodesic Paths and Level Sets". IEEE ICCV Workshop on Variational and Level Set Methods in Computer Vision, Vancouver-Canada, 2001, pp. 112 -118 [PDF].
  11. R. Abu-Gharbieh, J. Persson, M. Försth, A. Rosén, A. Karlström, T. Gustavsson. “Compensation Method for Attenuated Planar Laser Images of Optically Dense Sprays”. Applied Optics, 2000, volume 39, number 8, pp. 1260-1267 [PDF].
  12. R. Abu-Gharbieh, J. Persson, M. Försth. "Compensating Laser Sheet Images of Optically Dense Sprays". Swedish Symposium on Image Analysis (SSAB), Goteborg-Sweden, 1999.

  13. G. Hamarneh, R. Abu-Gharbieh, T. Gustavsson. "Review- Active Shape Models - Part I: Modeling Shape and Gray Level Variation". Swedish Symposium on Image Analysis (SSAB), Uppsala-Sweden, 1998, pp. 125-128 [PDF].
  14. R. Abu-Gharbieh, G. Hamarneh, T. Gustavsson. "Review- Active Shape Models - Part II: Image Search and Classification". Swedish Symposium on Image Analysis (SSAB), Uppsala-Sweden, 1998, pp. 129-132 [PDF].
  15. R. Abugharbieh. “Image Analysis Applied to Spray Characterization”. Chalmers University of Technology, 1998, Technical Report R008/1998.
  16. T. Gustavsson, R. Abu-Gharbieh, G. Hamarneh, Q. Liang. "Implementation and Comparison of Four Different Boundary Detection Algorithms for Quantitative Ultrasonic Measurements of the Human Carotid Artery". IEEE Computers in Cardiology (CIC), Lund-Sweden, 1997, volume 24, pp. 69-72 [PDF].

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