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Dr Amar El-Sallam

Adjunct Research Fellow
Computer Science and Software Engineering, School of

Contact details
Address
School of Computer Science and Software Engineering
The University of Western Australia (M002)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Email
amar.el-sallamabd@uwa.edu.au
Personal homepage
http://people.csse.uwa.edu.au/~elsallam/
Qualifications
BSc MSc Assiut, PhD Curtin
Biography
BSc (Assiut University),
MSc (Assiut University)
PhD (Curtin University)
Key research
- Digital signal processing and systems
- Digital image processing
- Wireless Communications
- System identification, classification
- Adaptive systems
- Signals separation and restoration
- Modeling, Simulation and Coding of Signal processing and Communication Systems
Publications
Note: Not up-to-date

Journals :

1- S. Elaiwat, M. Bennamoun, F. Bousaid and A El-Sallam, ``A Curvelet-based approach for textured 3D face recognition ", Pattern Recognition, 2014.
2- S. Elaiwat, M. Bennamoun, F. Bousaid and A El-Sallam, ``3D Face Recognition Using Curvelet Local Features", IEEE Signal Processing Letter, 2014.
3- M. Rossi, A. Lyttle, A. El-Sallam, N. Benjanuvatra, and B. Blanksby, ``Body segment inertial parameters of elite swimmers using DXA and indirect methods", Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 2013.
4- Yinjie Lei, M. Bennamoun and Amar A. El-Sallam, ``An Efficient 3D Face Recognition Approach Based on the Fusion of Novel Local Low-level Features", Pattern Recognition, 2012.
5- Amar A. El-Sallam, Ajmal S. Mian, ``A Correlation Based Speech-Video Synchronization", Pattern Recognition Volume 32, Issue 6, 15 April 2011, Pages 780-786, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.patrec.2011.01.001, 2011.
6- Amar A. El-Sallam, Ajmal S. Mian, ``Human Body Pose Estimation from Still Images and Video Frames", Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 6111/2010, 176-188, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13772-3_19 , 2010.
7- Amar A. El-Sallam and Farid Boussaid, ``A High Resolution Color Image Restoration Algorithm for Thin TOMBO Imaging Systems", Sensors, no. 6, pp. 4649-4668, 2009
8- Amar A. El-Sallam, Ajmal S. Mian, ``Speech-Video Synchronization Using Lips Movements and Speech Envelope Correlation", Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2009, Volume 5627/2009, 397-407, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02611-9_40 2009.
9- Amar A. El-Sallam and Farid Boussaid, ``Spectral-Based Blind Image Restoration Method for Thin TOMBO Imagers", Sensors Journal, 8(9), pp. 6108-6124, 2008.
10- Amar A. El-Sallam, M. F. Fahmy, G. A. Raheem, ``Signal Separation Using Second and High order Statistics", In International Journal of Circuit Theory and Application, vol. 23, pp. 225-243, May-June 2000.

Technical Reports :

1- A. Lytle, A. El-Sallam, M. Bennamoun, J. Alderson, R. James, T. Warburton , ``Part 1: The Use of a Novel Markerless Athlete Tracking System and 3-Dimensional Pole Plant Kinetics in the Optimisation of Elite Pole Vaulters", Australia Institute of Sport, Canberra, 2012.
2- A. Lytle, A. El-Sallam, M. Bennamoun, J. Alderson, R. James, T. Warburton , ``Part 2: The Use of a Novel Markerless Athlete Tracking System and 3-Dimensional Pole Plant Kinetics in the Optimisation of Elite Pole Vaulters", Australia Institute of Sport, Canberra, 2012.

International Fully Refereed Conference Papers:

1- J. Alderson, A. El-Sallam, A. Lyttle, ``The big data future of sports biomechnaics: why advances in our understanding of optimal performance and injury prevention lies in the cloud", ISB2015 Congress, Glasgow, UK, 2015.
2- A. El-Sallam, M. Bennamoun, K. Honda, A. Lyttle, J. Alderson, ``Towards a fully automatic markerless motion analysis system for the estimation of body joint kinematics with application to sport analysis", International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, GRAPP, 2015.
3- I-Zack Lum1, Cyril Donnelly, Siobhan Reid, Caroline Davis, Catherine Elliott, Jane Valentine, Amar El-Sallam, ''Achilles Tendon Moment Arm Geometry in Typically Developing Children", ISB2015 Congress, Glasgow, UK 2015.
4- S. Afaq, M. Bennamoun, F. Boussaid A. El-Sallam ``A Novel Local Surface Description for Automatic 3D Object Recognition in Low Resolution Cluttered Scenes", International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) worshop (Accepted) 2013.
5- S. Afaq, M. Bennamoun, F. Boussaid A. El-Sallam ``3D-Div: A Novel Local Surface Descriptor for Feature Matching and Pairwise Range Image Registration", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2013.
6- S. Sedai, M. Bennamoun, D. Huynh A. El-Sallam, S. Foo, J. Alderson, C. Lind, ``3D Human Pose Tracking using Gaussian Process regression and Particle Filter applied to gait analysis of Parkinson's", The 8th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA) 2013.
7- M. Rossi, N. Benjanuvatra, A. El-Sallam, A. Lyttle, and B. Blanksby, ``Trunk Inertial Parameters Of Elite Male And Female Swimmers: Analysis Using Dxa And Estimation Of Errors From Indirect Estimation Methods", XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB2013), Brazil, 2013 (Accepted)., 2013.
8- Amar A. El-Sallam, M. Bennamoun et. al., ``A low cost 3D markerless system for the reconstruction of athletic techniques", IEEE Workshop on the Applications of Computer Vision, WACV, 2013.
9- Munawar Hayat, M. Bennamoun and Amar A. El-Sallam, ``Clustering of video-patches on Grassmannian manifold for facial expression recognition from 3D videos", IEEE Workshop on the Applications of Computer Vision, WACV, 2013.
10- Amar A. El-Sallam, M. Bennamoun et. al., ``A low cost visual hull based markerless system for the optimization of athletic techniques in outdoor environments", 8th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, GRAPP, 2013.
11- Said Elaiwat, Farid Boussaid, Mohammed Bennamoun, and Amar El-Sallam, ``3D Face Identification Using Curvelet Transform", 1st International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and their Applications ICCSPA, (Accepted), 2013.
12- S.A. Ali Shah, M. Bennamoun, F. Boussaid, and A. El- Sallam, ``Automatic object detection using objectness measure", 1st International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and their Applications ICCSPA, (Accepted), 2013.
13- M. Rossi, A. El-Sallam, N. Benjanuvatra, A. Lyttle, and B. Blanksby, and M. Bennamoun, ``A Novel Approach to Calculate Body Segments Inertial Parameters from DXA and 3D Scanners Data", 4th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2012) (accepted), 2012.
14- Koji Honda, Matt Keys, Andrew Lyttle, Jacqueline Alderson, Mohammed Bennamoun, Amar El-Sallam, ``Freestyle swimming: an insight into propulsive and resistive mechanisms", 30 International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, 2012.
15- Munawar Hayat, M. Bennamoun and Amar A. El-Sallam, ``Fully Automatic Expression Invariant Facial Recognition from 3D Videos", International Conference on Pattern Recognition ICPR, 2012.
16- Munawar Hayat, M. Bennamoun and Amar A. El-Sallam, ``Evaluation of Spatiotemporal Detectors and Descriptors for Facial Expression Recognition", In Proc. of the 5th International Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI), 2012.
17- Amar A. El-Sallam, F. Sohel, and M. Bennamoun , ``Robust Pose Invariant Shape-based Hand Recognition", In Proc. of the IEEE ICIEA Conference, 2011.
18- Amar A. El-Sallam, Ajmal S. Mian, ``A Novel Analytical Approach for Lip Synchronization", IEEE ICIP, pp. 2413-2416, 2010.
19- Amar A. El-Sallam, ``Restoration of a high resolution image from multiple blurred, low resolution and noisy images", the IEEE Biomedical Engineering conference, Dec. 2008.
20- Amar A. El-Sallam, ``Model Selection-Based Blind Adaptive Channel Estimation Algorithms for Parsimonious Receivers in CDMA Systems", the IEEE ISSNIP, Dec. 2008.
21- Amar A. El-Sallam, ``Model Selection-Based Blind Channel Estimation Method for Parsimonious MIMO-COFDM Systems", the IEEE International Workshop On Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP08, Oct. 2008.
22- Amar Abd El-Sallam, Sven Nordholm and Hai Huyen Dam ``On the Selection of Significant Channel Parameters for OFDM Systems: A Hypotheses Testing Based Approach," In the IEEE 12th Asia Pacific conference on Communications (APCC'06), September 2006.
23- Amar Abd El-Sallam, Hai Huyen Dam and Sven Nordholm ``A Hierarchical MDL Based Approach for the Selection of Significant Channel Parameters in OFDM Systems," In the IEEE 12th Asia Pacific conference on Communications (APCC'06), September 2006.
24- Amar Abd El-Sallam, Yee Hong Leung and Abdelhak M. Zoubir, ``To The Selection of Significant Multipath Components For Parsimonious DS-CDMA RAKE Receivers: A Covariance Bootstrap Based Approach," In Proc. of the IEEE 11th Asia-Pacific Conf. in Communications, (APCC'05), Perth, Australia, October 2005.
25- Amar Abd El-Sallam, Yee Hong Leung and Abdelhak M. Zoubir, ``A Frequency Domain Sphericity Test Based Approach For Parsimonious RAKE Receiver in CDMA systems," In Proc. of the 8th International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications (ISSPA'05), Sydney, Australia, July 2005.
26- Amar Abd El-Sallam and Abdelhak M. Zoubir, `` Fast Adaptive Channel Estimation Algorithms For CDMA Systems," In Proc.of the IEEE Inter. Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP'05), Philadelphia, PA, USA, March 2005
27- Amar A. Abd El-Sallam and Abdelhak M. Zoubir, `` A Frequency Domain Based Approach for Low Complexity RAKE Receivers in CDMA Systems," In Proc.of the IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP'03), vol. 1, pp. 327-330, St. Louis, MO, USA, September 2003.
28- Amar Abd El-Sallam, Yee Hong Leung and Abdelhak M. Zoubir, ``An F-Statistic Frequency Domain Based Approach To The Optimum Design of RAKE Receiver Structures For CDMA Systems," In Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT'03), vol. 1, pp. 367-370, Darmstadt, Germany, December 2003.
29- Amar A. Abd El-Sallam, Salim Kayhan and AbdelhakM. Zoubir, ``Bootstrap and Backward Elimination-Based Approaches for Model Selection," In Proc. of the 3rd Intl. Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA'03), vol. 1, pp. 152-157, Rome, Italy, September 2003.
30- Amar A. Abd El-Sallam, Salim Kayhan and Abdelhak M. Zoubir, ``Two Backward Elimination Based Approaches for Low Order Model Selection," In Proc. of the 7th International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications (ISSPA'03), vol. 2, pp. 535-538, Paris, France, July 2003.
31- Amar A. Abd El-Sallam, Abdelhak M. Zoubir and Samir Attallah, ``A Bootstrap-Based RAKE Receiver for CDMA Systems," In Proc. of IEEE Globecom'02, vol. 2, pp. 1073-1077, Taiwan, November 2002.
32- Amar Abd El-Sallam, Abdelhak M. Zoubir and S. Attallah, ``Low Order Channel Estimation for CDMA," In Proc. of the 3rd Australian Communications Theory Workshop (AusCTW'02), pp. 105-108., Canberra, Australia, February. 2002.
33- Amar A. Abd El-Sallam, M. F. Fahmy, G. A. Raheem, ``System Identification Using Higher order Statistics", In Proc. of 16th National Radio Science Conference, NRSC'99, URSI, C38, Cairo, Feb 1999.
34- Amar A. Abd El-Sallam, M. F. Fahmy, G. A. Raheem, ``Two Rapidly Convergent Algorithms for Signal Separation", In Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS'99., vol 3, pp.13-16 Florida, USA, 1999.
35- Amar A. Abd El-Sallam, M. F. Fahmy, G. A. Raheem, ``Signal Separation Using Second order Statistics", In Proc. of the European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design, ECCTD'99, Italy, 1999.
36- Amar A. Abd El-Sallam, M. F. Fahmy, G. A. Raheem, ``A Rapidly Convergent System Identification Using Higher Order Statistics (Blind Deconvolution)", In Proc. of 15th National Radio Science Conference, NRSC'98, URSI, C7, Cairo, Feb 1998.

National Fully Refereed Conference Papers:

1- Amar Abd El-Sallam, ``Blind Adaptive Channel Estimation & Tracking Algorithms For CDMA Systems ," In Proc. of the Postgraduate Electrical Engineering and Computing Symposium (PEECS'04), pp. 136-143, Perth, Australia, 2004.
2- Amar Abd El-Sallam, Yee Hong Leung ``Rapidly convergent blind adaptive channel estimation algorithms for CDMA Systems," In Proc. of the Australian Telecommunication Cooperative Research Centre (ATcrc) Workshop, pp. 63-76 Perth, Australia, Oct. 2004.
3- Amar Abd El-Sallam, ``A Low Complexity Bootstrap-Based Rake Receiver For CDMA Systems," In Proc. of the Postgraduate Electrical Engineering and Computing Symposium (PEECS'03), pp. 108-112, Perth, Australia, 2003.
4- Amar Abd El-Sallam, ``A Frequency Domain Based Approach For Reduced Complexity RAKE Receivers In CDMA Systems," In Proc. of the Australian Telecommunications Cooperative Research Centre (ATcrc) Workshop, pp. 42-45 Melbourne, Australia, October 2003.
5- Amar Abd El-Sallam, ``Low Order Bootstrap Based RAKE Receivers for CDMA Systems," In Proc. Of the 3rd Inter University Postgraduate Electrical Engineering Symposium (IUPEES'02), Rockingham, Australia, October 2002.

Thesis :

1- Amar A. El-Sallam, ``Low order Channel Estimation for CDMA Systems", Curtin University, Feb. 2006.
2- Amar A. El-Sallam, ``System Identification and Signal Separation using Second and Higher order Statistics", Assiut University Dec. 1998.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
-Signal Processing
-Digital & Analog filters design
-Noise canceling using adaptive filters
-Data compression using filter banks
-Spread spectrum communication systems (CDMA, OFDM)
-Guided Waves and Antennas
-Electrostatic & Electromagnetic fields
-Digital & analog communications and systems
-Electronic devices and circuits
Future research
- Image restoration
- Understanding people's action/motion using automated non-invasive techniques
- Towards the invisibility of objects
Funding received
Please see Grants in personal webpage
Languages
Arabic, English, a bit of French
Memberships
Member IEEE
Honours and awards
2011: An Acknowledgment from Swimming Australia with a T-shirt signed by elite swimmers.
2007: An Acknowledgment Reference letter from the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Curtin University of Technology.
2001-2007: Highly Evaluated and Highly Regarded by students and staff alike from Curtin University of Technology.
2001-2006: International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, (IPRS) Scholarship, Curtin University of Technology.
2001-2006: Australia Telecommunications Cooperative Research Centre (ATcrc) Top-up scholarship, Curtin University of Technology.
2001-2006: Western Australia Telecommunications Research Institute (WATRI) scholarship, Curtin University of Technology.
2003: Best Presentation Prize from the Postgraduate Graduate Electrical Engineering & Computing Symposium (PEECS03), Curtin University
2000: A certificate of appreciation from the Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, Egypt.
1995: Best undergraduate project, from the Arab Organization for Industrialization and Military equipment (AOI), Egypt.
Previous positions
Assiut University
Curtin University
Western Australia Telecommunication Research Institute
Current external positions
Senior Technology Engineer, MyFiziq LTD
Senior Research Fellow, Swimming Australia, Australia Institute of Sport and Western Australia Institute of Sport
Current projects
Please see my personal webpage
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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