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Mohamed Hefny

Dr. Mohamed Hefny

Assistant Professor
DepartmentInformation Technology Management
EducationPEng, PMP, PhD
OfficeTRS 2-013
Phone416-979-5000 x 7523

Overview

Dr. Mohamed S. Hefny is an interdisciplinary scientist, engineer, and academic. He received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Queen's University in 2014. His research spans the spectrum from mathematical theories, through computer technologies, to clinical applications.

Dr. Hefny has a successful publication record in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He earned several prestigious, international and national, awards and scholarships. He also has 10 years of industrial experience including hands-on development and management. In addition, he is a community volunteer and active reviewer.

Dr. Hefny is interested in using data science and knowledge engineering to better understand disease occurrence and progression for prevention, early diagnosis, and effective treatment. He is currently focused on using differential-geometry and statistical-analysis to study biomedical data. He developed a novel topological data analysis framework for analyzing anatomical structures with immediate knowledge-to-action clinical applications.

Refereed Journal Articles and Conference Proceedings

Mohamed S. Hefny, Jacob J. Peoples, Michelle Zec, David R. Pichora, and Randy E. Ellis. "Atlas-Based Scaphoid Fixation Planning," In Proceedings of the Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) 2016.

Mohamed S. Hefny, Jacob J. Peoples, Michelle Zec, David R. Pichora, and Randy E. Ellis. "Topologically Consistent Triangulation for Computer Assisted Surgery Planning," International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Vol. 11, No. SUPP 1, 2016, pp. S109–S111.

Mohamed S. Hefny, Toshiyuki Okada, Masatoshi Hori, Yoshinobu Sato and Randy E. Ellis. "A Liver Atlas Using the Special Euclidean Group," A. Frangi et al. (Eds.): MICCAI 2015, Part II, LNCS 9350, pp. 238–245, 2015.

Mohamed S. Hefny, John F. Rudan, and Randy E. Ellis. "Lie Group Shape Models: A Core Technology for a Computer-Assisted Surgery Open Framework," In Proceedings of the Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) 2015.
Mohamed S. Hefny, John F. Rudan, and Randy E. Ellis. "Computer Assisted Hip Resurfacing Planning Using Lie Group Shape Models," International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2015, 707–715.
Mohamed S. Hefny, John F. Rudan, and Randy E. Ellis "A Matrix Lie Group Approach to Statistical Shape Analysis of Bones," Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol. 196, 2014, 163–169.
Mohamed S. Hefny, David R. Pichora, John F. Rudan, and Randy E. Ellis. "Manifold Statistical Shape Analysis of the Distal Radius," International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Vol. 9, No. SUPP 1, 2014, S35–S42.
Mohamed S. Hefny and Randy E. Ellis "A Statistical Shape Model of Femoral Head-Neck Cross Sections Using Principal Tangent Components," The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, 2013, 89–92.
Mohamed S. Hefny, John F. Rudan, and Randy E. Ellis "Next Generation Bone Morphology Analysis: a Principal Tangent Component Framework," Bone and Joint Journal, Vol. 95-B, No. SUPP 28, 2013, 122.
Mohamed S. Hefny, Andrew W.L. Dickenson, Andrew E. Giles, Gavin C.A. Wood and Randy E. Ellis "The Aspherical Human Hip: Implication for Early Osteoarthritis," Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol. 184, 2013, 195–201.
Mohamed S. Hefny and Randy E. Ellis "Wavelet-Based Variational Deformable Registration for Ultrasound," The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) 2010, 1017–1020.
Mohamed S. Hefny and Randy E. Ellis "A Swarm Intelligence Approach To Ultrasound Segmentation of Bone Surfaces," In Proceedings of the Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) 2009.
Mohamed S. Hefny, Purang Abolmaesumi, Zahra Karimaghaloo, David G. Gobbi, Randy E. Ellis, and Gabor Fichtinger "Quantification of Edematic Effects in Prostate Brachytherapy Interventions", D. Metaxas et al. (Eds.): MICCAI 2008, Part II, LNCS 5242, pp. 493–500, 2008.
Ashraf M. Abdelbar and Mohamed S. Hefny "An Efficient LP-Based Admissible Heuristic for Cost-Based Abduction," Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 17, 2005, 297–303.

Undergraduate

Course Code Course Title
ITM 102 Business Information Systems I
ITM 90AB Capstone Project
ITM750 IS Project Management
  • PhD, Computer Science, Queen's University, Canada
  • MSc, Computer Science, the American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • BSc, Computer Science, the American University in Cairo, Egypt
Year Award
2016   Best Reviewer Award – SIEMENS/IPCAI 
2015 Young Investigator Award – NDI/IPCAI 
2015 NVIDIA Hardware Grant – NVIDIA Corporation
2014–2015 NSERC-CREATE Postdoctoral Fellowship – NSERC 
2014–2015 NSERC-CREATE Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Award – NSERC 
2014–2015 University Research Services Post-Doctoral Travel Award – Queen's
2012–2013 NSERC-CREATE Graduate Scholarship – NSERC
2011–2012 SPIE Scholarship in Optics and Photonics – SPIE
2011–2012 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) – OMTCU
2010–2011 SPIE Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering – SPIE 
2009–2011 Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) – NSERC
2009–2010 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) – OMTCU
2009–2010 Graduate Student Conference Award – Queen's
2008–2009 Excellence in Teaching Assistantship Award – School of Computing
2008–2009 Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST) – Queen's
2008–2009 Graduate Student Conference Award – Queen's
2008–2009 Textbook and Technology Grant – OMTCU
2007–2008 Queen's Graduate Award (QGA) – Queen's
1999–2000 The Graduate Merit Fellowship Award – the American University in Cairo