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Mohamed Almekkawy

Assistant Research Professor

Affiliation(s):

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

W105 Westgate Building

mka9@psu.edu

814-863-5141

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Biomedical Devices and Systems; Computational Science; Signal and Image Processing

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 Almekkawy, Anita Carevic, Ahmed Abdou, Jiayu He, Geunseop Lee and Jesse L Barlow, 2019, "Regularization in ultrasound tomography using projection-based regularized total least squares", Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, pp. 1-24
  • I.A. Shehata Elhelf, H. Albahar, U. Shah, A. Oto, E. Cressman and Mohamed Almekkawy, 2018, "High intensity focused ultrasound: The fundamentals, clinical applications and research trends", Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, 99, (6), pp. 349-359
  • Jingwei Xu, Yi Zheng, Mohan Chirala and Mohamed Almekkaway, 2018, "An FPGA Implementation of Resource-Optimized Dynamic Digital Beamformer for a Portable Ultrasound Imaging System", Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal, 3, (4), pp. 59-71
  • Mohamed K. Almekkaway, Islam A. Shehata and Emad S. Ebbini, 2015, "Anatomical-based model for simulation of HIFU-induced lesions in atherosclerotic plaques", International Journal of Hyperthermia, 31, (4), pp. 433-442
  • Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2015, "Anatomical-based model for simulation of HIFU-induced lesions in atherosclerotic plaques", International Journal of Hyperthermia, 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", The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 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

  • Anita Carevic, Xingzhao Yun and Mohamed Almekkawy, 2019, "Adaptive truncated total least square on distorted born iterative method in ultrasound inverse scattering problem", SPIE
  • Anita Carevic, Ahmed Abdou, Ivan Slapnicar and Mohamed Almekkawy, 2019, "Employing methods with generalized singular value decomposition for regularization in ultrasound tomography", SPIE
  • James Cunningham, Yi Zheng, Thyagarajan Subramanian and Mohamed Almekkawy, 2018, "Improved Real-Time Capability for Nonlinear Seperable Harmonic Filtering of Ultrasound Images Using a Damped Regularization Method With In-Vivo Results", IEEE
  • Poojitha Kale, J. Vinita Acharya, Jayant Acharya, Thyagarajan Subramanian and Mohammed Almekkawy, 2018, "Normalized Transfer Entropy as a Tool to Identify Multisource Functional Epileptic Networks", IEEE
  • Anita Carevic, Ali E. Abdou, Jesse L Barlow and Mohamed Almekkawy, 2018, "Using Filter Factors for Regularization in Ultrasound Tomography", IEEE
  • James Cunningham, Yi Zheng, Thyagarajan Subramanian and Mohamed Almekkawy, 2018, "Regularization methods for solving third-order volterra filter with improved convergence speed: In-vivo application", IEEE
  • Mohamed Almekkawy, Anita Carevic, Xingzhao Yun, Ivan Slapnicar, Ali Abdou, Geunseop Lee and Jesse L Barlow, 2018, "Solving the ultrasound inverse scattering problem of inhomogeneous media using different approaches of total least squares algorithms", SPIE
  • 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"
  • P. Kale, T. Gilmour, V. Acharya, J. Acharya, T. Subramanian and Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2017, "Prediction of Multifocal Epileptogenic Zones using Normalized Transfer Entropy"
  • J. Cunningham, T. Subramanian and Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2017, "Adaptive l 0-norm Sparse Third Order Volterra Filter for Transcranial Ultrasound Image Enhancement: In-Vivo Results"
  • A. Lee, Mohamed K. Almekkawy, P. Kale, T. Gilmour, T. Subramanian, M. Sather, V. Acharya and J. Acharya, 2017, "Can normalized transfer entropy be used as an informational transfer measure of ictal pathophysiology in patients undergoing stereo-EEG for epilepsy surgery", American Epilepsy Society
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mohamed K. Almekkawy, I. A. Shehata, A. Haritonova, J. Ballard, A. Casper and E. Ebbini, 2017, "Image-based numerical modeling of HIFU-induced lesions", 1816, (1)
  • J. Cunningham, Y. Zheng, T. Subramanian and Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2017, "Regularization Methods for Solving Third-Order Volterra Filter with Improved Convergence Speed: In-Vivo Application"
  • A. Carevic, X. Yun, G. Lee, I. Slapnicar, Jesse L Barlow and Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2017, "Solving the ultrasound inverse scattering problem of inhomogeneous media using different approaches of total least squares algorithms"
  • Mohamed K. Almekkaway, Islam A. Shehata, Alyona Haritonova, John Ballard, Andrew Casper and Emad Ebbini, 2017, "Image-based numerical modeling of HIFU-induced lesions", Author(s)
  • 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"

Abstracts

  • I Shehata, H Abdelaal, A Almekkawy, H Albahar and Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2018, "The Emerging Role of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in cancer Immunomodulation"
  • Jesse L Barlow, A Carevic, X Yun, I Slapnicar and Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2018, "Adaptive Truncated Total Least Squares for an Inverse Scattering Problem from Ultrasound Tomography"
  • Rebholz and Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2018, "Multidimensional Motion Estimation with Stochastic Interpolation via Disjunctive Kriging,"
  • A Carevic, Jesse L Barlow and Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2018, "Projection Based Total Least Square Algorithm for Ultrasound Tomography"
  • A Carevic, Jesse L Barlow, I Slapnicar and Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2018, "Regularization of Inverse Scattering Problem in Ultrasound Tomography"
  • D. McMahon and Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2017, "Optimization of Transcostal Phased-array Refocusing Using Iterative Sparse Semidefinite Relaxation Method"
  • A. Lee, Mohamed K. Almekkawy, P. Kale, T. Gilmour, T. Subramanian, M. Sather, V. Acharya and J. Acharya, 2017, "Can Normalized Transfer Entropy Be Used as an Informational Transfer Measure of Ictal Pathophysiology in Patients Undergoing Stereo-EEG for Epilepsy Surgery?"
  • Jesse L Barlow, A. Carevic, X. Yun and Mohamed K. Almekkawy, 2017, "Adaptive Truncated Total Least Squares for an Inverse Scattering Problem from Ultrasound Tomography"
  • 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

  • Paper highlights on the cover of the International Journal of Hyperthermia., International Journal of Hyperthermia., 2015

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