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Professor Amr Ahmed

Head of Department of Computer Science

Computer Science



Amr’s research interest and expertise is focused on the applications of AI/ML with computer vision and image/video processing for analysis, understanding, and interpretation of visual contents (Images and Videos) as well as related textual contents. His current (and previous) research topics include:

  • Supporting Medical Diagnosis and health-related applications, including:
    • Liver Characterisation
    • Lesion detection, segmentation, and classification.
    • Personalised Health screening & monitoring.
    • CBIR and fusion of multimodal data for diagnosis.
  • Integration of knowledge with computer vision for semantic scene understanding.
  • Contents-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR).
  • Video Annotation and Video and scene understanding, semantic analysis.
  • Video Matching & Similarity.
  • Handwriting recognition, especially in Arabic.

    Prof. Ahmed has successfully supervised a number of PhD and MSc by research students, and couple of RAs on his research projects. He is a Member of various professional bodies, including the British Computer Society (MBCS) and IAENG {International Association of Engineering}. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc. degree (by research) in Computer and Systems Engineering, from Ain Shams University, Egypt, in 1993 and 1998 respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Computer Graphics and Animation from the University of Surrey, U.K., in 2005.

    Amr worked in the industry for several years, including in Sharp Labs of Europe (SLE), Oxford (UK), as a Research Scientist, and other Engineering Consultants companies abroad. He also worked as a Research Fellow, at the University of Surrey, before joining the academic staff at the University of Lincoln in 2005.

    For more information about the current, previous, and future research areas and news, please have a look at Amr’s blog on “