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Mohamed Almekkawy

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Engineering

W105 Westgate

mka9@psu.edu

814-863-5141

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

Signal and image processing, Medical Imaging, optimization, numerical modeling, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

 
 

 

Education

  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Cairo University, 2006
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), 2010
  • Ph D, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), 2014

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2015, "Anatomical-based model for simulation of HIFU-induced lesions in atherosclerotic plaques", 31, (4)
  • Mohamed K. Almekkawy, Yasaman Adibi, Fei Zheng, Mohan Chirala and Emad S. Ebbini, 2014, "Two-dimensional speckle tracking using zero phase crossing with Riesz transform", The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 136, (4), pp. 2280-2280
  • A. Singal, A. Hamel, M. Larson, H. Kelner, Mohamed K. Almekkawy, Mohamed K. Almekkawy and P. Eckman, 2014, "Peripheral Pulse Wave Analysis Technique to Detect Aortic Valve State in Continuous-flow LVADs", 33, (4), pp. S75
  • Ashish Singal, Mitsuhiro Oura, Mohamed K. Almekkawy, Aimee Hamel, Matt Larson and Peter Eckman, 2013, "Device Optimization Using Pulse Wave Analysis Techniques", Journal of Medical Devices, 7, (2), pp. 020903

Conference Proceedings

  • A. Carevic, X. Yun, G. Lee, I. Slapnicar, Jesse L Barlow and Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2018, "Reconstruction of ultrasound tomography for cancer detection using total least squares and conjugate gradient method"
  • X. Yun, A. Carevic, G. Lee, I. Slapnicar, Jesse L Barlow and Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2018, "Solving the ultrasound inverse scattering problem of inhomogeneous media using different approaches of total least squares algorithms"
  • Mohamed K. Almekkawy, Daniel McMahon, Hanan Alqarni and Jiayu He, 2017, "Optimization of Transcostal Phased-array Refocusing Using Sparse Semidefinite Relaxation Method", IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • Mohamed K. Almekkawy, James Cunningham, Yi Song, Hadeel Albahar and Thyagarajan Subramanian, 2017, "In-vivo transcranial ultrasound imaging of induced Substantia Nigra hyperechogenicity using adaptive sparse Third Order Volterra Filter", IEEE
  • Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2017, "Image-based numerical modeling of HIFU-induced lesions", 1816, (1)
  • James Cunningham, Justice Lee, Thyagarajan Subramanian and Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2017, "Transcranial enhanced Ultrasound Imaging of induced substantia nigra in brain using adaptive Third Order Volterra Filter: In-vivo results", IEEE
  • Mohamed K. Almekkawy and Emad Ebbini, 2017, "Two-dimensional speckle tracking using parabolic polynomial expansion with Riesz transform", IEEE
  • Admir Horta, Eric Gernux, Matt Couceiro, Dieter Haemmerich and Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2016, "Body temperature control circuit", IEEE
  • Mohamed K. Almekkawy, Jingwei Xu and Mohan Chirala, 2014, "An optimized ultrasound digital beamformer with dynamic focusing implemented on FPGA", IEEE
  • Mohamed K. Almekkawy, J. R. Ballard, D. Liu, A. J. Casper, Y. Wan and E. Ebbini, 2012, "Multiple-frequency phased array patterns for therapeutic ultrasound", 1481, (1), pp. 9-13
  • Mohamed K. Almekkawy, A. Casper, J. Ballard and E. Ebbini, 2012, "Nonlinear modeling of pulsed and CW HIFU beams for dual-mode ultrasound arrays", 1481, (1), pp. 3-8
  • J. R. Ballard, D. Liu, Mohamed K. Almekkawy, E. S. Ebbini, A. Casper and A. Haritonova, 2011, "Multiple-frequency phased array pattern synthesis for HIFU surgery"
  • Mohamed K. Almekkawy, A. M. Mahmoud, A. Zavochikove and A. E. Salama, 2005, "Reliable design of the CAN bit synchronization block"
  • J. Cunningham, T. Subramanian and Mohamed K. Almekkawy, , "Adaptive l 0-norm Sparse Third Order Volterra Filter for Transcranial Ultrasound Image Enhancement: In-Vivo Results"

Abstracts

  • Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2017, "Can normalized transfer entropy be used as an informational transfer measure of ictal pathophysiology in patients undergoing stereo-EEG for epilepsy surgery"
  • Mohamed K. Almekkawy, I. Shehata, A. Casper, J. Ballard, M. Troutman and E. Ebbini, 2012, "Modeling Thermal Lesion Formation in Atheromatous Plaque Tissue using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU): comparison within vivo results"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Chair of the Ultrasound Session, International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, April 2017 - April 2017
  • Co-chair of the “Computer Simulation” session, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference 2016, August 2016
  • Paper highlights on the cover of the International Journal of Hyperthermia., International Journal of Hyperthermia., 2015

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Presenter, Scholarship and Research Integrity Requirement (SARI), January 2016 - December 2016

Service to External Organizations:

 


 

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