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Muhammad Moazam Fraz

 

Muhammad Moazam Fraz  

Title

Senior Research Fellow

Contact

Room: CS 3.02

University of Warwick

Gibbet Hill Road, CV4 7AL, Coventry, United Kingdom

Email: moazam dot fraz{at}warwick dot ac dot uk

Research Interests

Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Medical Image Analysis, Computational Pathology, Visual surveillance, Scene/Semantic understanding

Biography

Dr. Muhammad Moazam Fraz completed his PhD (Computer Science) from Faculty of Science Engineering and Computing, Kingston University London in 2013. His research area was the application of machine learning / computer vision techniques for diagnostic retinal image analysis. His PhD thesis was nominated for IET excellence awards 2013. After completing his PhD, he has worked as post doc researcher at Kingston University in collaboration with St George’s University of London and UK BioBank on the development of an automated software tool for epidemiologists to quantify and measure retinal vessels morphology and size; determine the width ratio of arteries and veins as well as the vessel tortuosity index on very large datasets, to enable them to link systemic and cardiovascular disease to the retinal vessel characteristics.

Prior to his PhD, he worked as a software development engineer at Elixir Technologies Corporation (www.elixir.com), a California-based software company. He served with Elixir from 2003-2010 in various roles and capacities, including software developer, development manager and program manager. He is a PMI (www.pmi.org) certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

He is awarded the Rutherford Visiting Fellowship by The Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national center for data science and AI. He is on leave from the position of Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.

As a member of Tissue Image Analytics Lab, he is working on deep learning-based histopathological analytics for oral cancer detection, estimation, patient stratification and survival analysis. He is involved in development of novel deep learning methods for analysis of whole-slide images (WSI) of oral cancer tissue slides, particularly for segmentation of tumour-rich regions in these images and quantification of important histological patterns (such as vascular invasion and perineural invasion). Accurate identification and quantification of histological patterns and tumour areas in the oral cancer WSIs are crucial for determining the cancer grade in an objective manner and for better, systematic stratification of patients for personalised treatment of cancer.

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