Mr Amir Haji Rassouliha

BE Isfahan University of Technology, MSc Iran University of Science and Technology

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Biography

Amir obtained his Bachelor of Electronics Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology in 2007 and his Master of Science in Electronics Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology in 2009. His Master of Science thesis was on biomedical image and signal processing. 

He started his career as an engineer in 2009. Amir’s major role in his working career was hardware (FPGA and DSP) implementation of signal and image processing systems. After three years of professional engineering experience, Amir returned to university to work towards a PhD degree at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) in June 2013.

Research | Current

Thesis

3D soft tissue deformation measurement

Biomechanical models of different human body organs are helpful in diagnosis and curing of many diseases. These models have been developed for human soft tissues such as breast and skin, especially for detecting and curing cancer. Amir’s thesis topic is developing a system to measure 3D deformation of these soft tissues. The resulting measurements will be used to characterise tissue properties to feed in the computational models.

His thesis involves machine vision, image processing, instrumentation and hardware implementation. In the machine vision and image processing part he is developing very accurate image registration and camera calibration algorithms for measuring 3D surface deformation of soft tissues (such as breast and skin). In the instrumentation part of his project, he has developed a hand-held device which includes four high-speed cameras to capture synchronised images; and in the hardware part, Amir is using FPGA and GPU-based systems to decrease the computation time of this 3D surface measurement system.

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Distinctions/Honours

  • Best student oral presentation in ABI 2014 research forum.
  • One of 3 engineers selected by the Faculty of Engineering for the 2015 "Engineers in Clinical Residence" program. A one week full-time program to promote relationships, awareness and collaboration between engineers and clinicians, who have an interest in developing innovative clinically-oriented health technology.     
     

Areas of expertise

  • Machine vision,
  • Image processing,
  • Camera calibration, 
  • 3D reconstruction,
  • Hardware implementation (FPGA, DSP, and GPU).

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • HajiRassouliha, A., Taberner, A. J., Nash, M. P., & Nielsen, P. M. F. (2018). Subpixel phase-based image registration using Savitzky-Golay differentiators in gradient-correlation. Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 170, 28-39. 10.1016/j.cviu.2017.11.003
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Martyn Nash, Andrew Taberner, Poul Nielsen
  • Sharifzadeh, H. R., HajiRassouliha, A., McLoughlin, I. V., Ardekani, I. T., Allen, J. E., & Sarrafzadeh, A. (2017). A training-based speech regeneration approach with cascading mapping models. Computers and Electrical Engineering, 62, 601-611. 10.1016/j.compeleceng.2017.06.007
  • Haji Rassouliha, A. (2017). A Toolbox for Precise and Robust Deformation Measurement The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35955
  • HajiRassouliha, A., Taberner, A. J., Nash, M. P., & Nielsen, P. M. F. (2016). Motion correction using subpixel image registration. In M. A. Zuluaga, K. Bhatia, B. Kainz, M. H. Moghari, D. F. Pace (Eds.) Reconstruction, Segmentation, and Analysis of Medical Images, LNCS, volume 10129, 14-23. Athens, Greece: Springer. 10.1007/978-3-319-52280-7_2
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33868
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Taberner, Martyn Nash, Poul Nielsen
  • Hajirassouliha, A., Kmiecik, B., Taberner, A. J., Nash, M. P., & Nielsen, P. M. F. (2015). A low-cost, hand-held stereoscopic device for measuring dynamic deformations of skin in vivo. International Conference Image and Vision Computing New Zealand Auckland: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 10.1109/IVCNZ.2015.7761573
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32551
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Taberner, Martyn Nash, Poul Nielsen
  • Sharifzadeh, H. R., HajiRassouliha, A., McLoughlin, I. V., Ardekani, I. T., & Allen, J. E. (2015). Phonated Speech Reconstruction Using Twin Mapping Models. Paper presented at IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT), Abu Dhabi, U ARAB EMIRATES. 7 December - 10 December 2015. 2015 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SIGNAL PROCESSING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (ISSPIT). (pp. 6).
  • Parker, M. D., Gamage, T. P. B., HajiRassouliha, A., Taberner, A. J., Nash, M. P., & Nielsen, P. M. (2015). Surface deformation tracking and modeling of soft materials. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, 4411-4414. Milan, Italy: IEEE. 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319373
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Taberner, Martyn Nash, Poul Nielsen, Thiranja Babarenda Gamage
  • HajiRassouliha, A. (24/11/2014). Measuring 3D soft tissue deformation using a hand-held portable device. Poster presented at NZ IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society 2014 Workshop, Auckland, New Zealand.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Thiranja Babarenda Gamage, Martyn Nash, Andrew Taberner, Poul Nielsen

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UNISERVICES HOUSE - Bldg 439
Level 5, Room 527
70 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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