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Prof.Tamer Rabie Academic RankProfessor

Specialization:

  • Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada, June 1999.

Research Interests:

  • Digital image processing, computer-vision applied to robotic systems and virtual physics-based 3D graphics environment simulation, and steganography for information security.​

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- (Ph.D.), “Animat Vision: Active Vision in Artificial Animals”, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada (January 1999). Supervisor: Dr. Demetri Terzopoulos (from Dept. of Computer Science at Univ. of Toronto). - (M.Sc.), “Adaptive-Neighborhood and Iterative Methods for Image Restoration”, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada (June 1993). Supervisor: Dr. Raj Rangayyan; ranga@enel.ucalgary.ca - (B.Eng. with Honors), Electronics and Communications Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt (July 1989) (Ranked the 6th on a class of 400 graduates that year)..
- September 2019 – present (PROFESSOR) -College of Computing and Informatics, Dept. of Computer Engineering, - September 2013 – (ASS OCIATE PROFESSOR) - College of Engineering, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. - September 2012 – August 2013 (ADJUNCT PROFESSOR) - Intelligent Transportation Systems Center, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. - September 2011 – August 2012 (ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR) - School of Engineering Applied Science and Technology, Canadian University of Dubai, Dubai, UAE. - September 2006 – August 2011 (ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR) - Faculty of Information Technology, Intelligent Systems Program, UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE. - September 2001 – August 2006 (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR) - Faculty of Information Technology, Intelligent Systems Program, UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE. - January 2000 – August 2001 (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR) - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. - October 1998 – December 1999 (POST DOCTORAL FELLOW) - Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. - May 1998 – September 1998 (SOFTWARE ENGINEER) - ISG Technologies Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
- Member of the University's Educational Outcomes Assessment Committee: (2005 – 2006) I was the Faculty of IT (FIT) representative on this University committee, acting as the secretary for this committee, and participating in the organization and delivery of the workshop on Program Outcomes Assessment for new faculty members. My contribution to this workshop included leading and mentoring new FIT faculty members who participated in the workshop in understanding the program outcomes assessment process, its tools, the difference between program outcomes (expectations at time of graduation) and program educational objectives (expectations 3 to 5 years after graduation), and the different individual program assessment plans. The main tasks that the committee members were involved in include: - Reviewing and monitoring the educational outcomes of different colleges and educational programs and recommending improvements if any. - Working with corresponding college assessment committees to help implement recommended changes for improvement. - Further development and maintenances of the committee’s website - Faculty Scientific and Social Activities Committee: (2005 – 2006) proposed the Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) and coordinated research seminars for researchers from FIT faculty as well as external renowned scientists. - Strategic Planning and Assessment Committee: (2005 - 2007) chaired the ABET committee task force to develop instruments and timelines. We developed student, faculty, alumni, and employer surveys for FIT program educational objectives and program outcomes, as well as mapping survey questions to outcomes. - Chair of the FIT recruitment committee: (2006 - 2007) organizing and coordinating interviewing of potential faculty for open positions at the FIT. - Chair of the Technical Task Force for Inspecting and Receiving Equipments supplied for the FIT Project: (2008 - 2009) provided leadership in monitoring the inspection and conformance of equipment being delivered to the FIT building. - Member of the College of Information Technology (FIT) Promotions Committee: (2008 - 2009) reviewed promotion portfolios of faculty members applying for promotion at the FIT, and presenting recommendations to the dean. We have completed promotion recommendations for 8 faculty members during 2008/2009, 4 of which have been promoted to the associate professor rank. - Chair of the FIT search committee: (2009 - 2010) reviewing, organizing and coordinating interviews of potential faculty for open positions at the FIT. - Chair of the Undergraduate Department Accreditation Committee (2013 – present) at Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Sharjah. - Departmental Graduate Studies and Research Coordinator (2015 - present) at Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Sharjah. - Member of the College Research & Graduate Studies Committees (2015 - present) at Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Sharjah. - Member of the Signals and Image Processing Specialty group (2013 – present) at Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Sharjah. - Coordinator of the Autonomous Robotics and Active Vision Research Group (2015 - present) at Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Sharjah.
- Senior Member of the IEEE, and have been previously a member in the IEEE Signal Processing and Computer Societies. - Member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) Association in Toronto, Canada, and licensed as a professional engineer in the province of Ontario since 2001.
- Progressively Trainable and Adaptable Intelligent Humanoid Robots for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Awarded 100,000 dhs from University of Sharjah for this collaborative research project for 2015- 2017. This research project award is a significant step towards starting fruitful collaboration with the Sharjah Autism Center for developing robotics applications to help rehabilitate autistic children. This robotics research project together with the newly established Robotics & Computer Vision lab in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at the University of Sharjah will have a significant impact by opening research ideas for our graduate students for pursuing their thesis in a related topic while allowing them to practically apply their research and see the results. It will also impact our undergraduate students through opening new exciting areas for their senior design projects. - FaceBots: Robots utilizing and publishing social information in FaceBook: This is a Microsoft Research Award for US$50,000 aiming at supporting the creation of sustainable and meaningful human-robot relationships through exploitation and publishing of social information available on the World Wide Web (Facebook). Media coverage include an article in Gulf News (Major UAE Newspaper) in April 2008, titled “UAE laboratory will help develop robots”, (http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/08/04/25/10208339.html). This research project is jointly investigated by Dr. Nikolaos Mavridis and myself. My focus in this project was on the implementation of algorithms for computer vision based face recognition for the purpose of enabling the robot to recognize familiar human faces thus allowing natural interaction between the robot and the human. - ‘C-Cube’ IBM Cell Centre of Competency research project: This project aims at enriching IBM’s new Cell Broadband Engine (Cell BE) processor with applications and libraries, developing research tools, simulators and infrastructures, training and education, and software enabling and regional customer support. This IBM Shared University Research Award, which is in the form of an equipment grant comprising a 3-blade (27-core) IBM Cell BE Machine, will help us establish the first Cell Center of Competency (C-cube) in the Middle-East at the College of IT at the UAE University. There were ten winners worldwide, including 4 outside the USA. Winners in USA include University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, Georgia Tech and other major universities. Winners outside the USA include the top engineering school in China (Tsinghua University), the UAE University, Universities of Dublin and Barcelona. The award was covered by the international press including CNN. My achievements in this project include delivering Image Processing, 2D graphics, and Video Processing and Surveillance applications on the IBM Cell BE and benchmarking the performance of these applications against single core processors, while the long term involvement includes Real-Time Virtual Vision Simulation the goal of which is the design and development of highly realistic virtual reality simulators for computer vision research. - An Innovative Mobile-Vision-Based Approach to Traffic Surveillance in Urban Corridors: As adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Centre, I have conducted collaborative research work in Active Computer Vision-based Traffic Surveillance and Control through a 2-year (2001-2002) CITO funded collaborative research project focused on the development of a mobile, bus-mounted active vision system for traffic monitoring in urban corridors, as required by Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). This research project was in collaboration with Lockheed Martin Canada, the City of Toronto, the Toronto Transit Commission, the University of Toronto, and Ryerson University. This project was awarded the top award of $200,000. In his email to me, Vic DiCiccio, former Vice President of Research at CITO, writes: “The Machine Vision Evaluation Panel was delighted by the close partnering you have arranged with the City of Toronto and Lockheed Martin. They thought it was great that the City might actually allow you to influence the traffic signals to provide priority for buses.”
Chapters in Books 1. Tamer Rabie, “Data Secrecy: An FFT Approach”, in Advanced Techniques in Multimedia Watermarking: Image, Video and Audio Applications, IGI Global, Chapter 2, pages 21-35, April 2010. (ISBN13: 9781615209033 |ISBN10: 1615209034 |EISBN13: 9781615209040 |DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-903-3) (B) 2. Gasser Auda, Tamer Rabie, Ahmed El-Rabbany, Amer Shalaby, and Baher Abdulhai, “An Active-Vision Intelligent Traffic Monitoring System”, in Recent Research Developments in Pattern Recognition, vol. 4, Chapter 1, pp. 1-13, Transworld Research Network (ISBN: 81-7895-157-6), November 2004. Refereed Journals 1. Tamer Rabie, Mohammed Baziyad, Talal Bonny, and Raouf Fareh, “Toward a Unified Performance Metric for Benchmarking Steganography Systems”, https://doi.org/10.1142/S0218126620500425, Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers, (World Scientific Publishing Company), published in vol. 29, No. 3, to appear March 15, 2020.(Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor 0.595) 2. Talal Bonny, Tamer Rabie, Mohammed Baziyad, Walid Balid, “SHORT: Segmented Histogram Technique for Robust Real-Time Object Recognition”, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer Verlag, (ISSN: 1380-7501,DOI: 10.1007/s11042-019-07826-4), June 3, 2019. (Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor 1.541) 3. Raouf Fareh, Mohammed Baziyad, Mohammad H. Rahman, Tamer Rabie, and Maamar Bettayeb, “Investigating Reduced Path Planning Strategy for Differential Wheeled Mobile Robot”, DOI:10.1017/S0263574719000572,Robotica, Cambridge University Press, May 14, 2019. (Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor 1.177) 4. Raouf Fareh, Tamer Rabie, Said Grami, Mohammed Baziyad, “A Vision-Based Kinematic Tracking Control SystemUsing Enhanced-PRM For Differential Wheeled Mobile Robot”, International Journal of Robotics and Automation,ACTA Press, Accepted April 22, 2019. (Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor 1.065) 5. Tamer Rabie, and Mohammed Baziyad, “The Pixogram: Addressing High Payload Demands for Video Steganography”, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2898838, IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 21948 – 21962, Feb. 2019.(Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor 3.557) 6. Talal Bonny, Tamer Rabie, and AH Abdul Hafez. “Multiple histogram-based face recognition with high speed FPGA implementation”, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer Verlag, (ISSN: 1380-7501,https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-018-5647-8), vol. 77, No. 18, Sept. 2018. (Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor 1.541) 7. Tamer Rabie, Mohammed Baziyad, Ibrahim Kamel, “Enhanced high capacity image steganography using discrete wavelet transform and the Laplacian pyramid”, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer Verlag, (ISSN: 1380-7501, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-018-5713-2), Feb. 1, 2018. (Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor 1.541) 8. Tamer Rabie, “Training-less Color Object Recognition for Autonomous Robotics”, Information Sciences, Elsevier, (ISSN: 0020-0255, DOI: 10.1016/j.ins.2017.08.015), Dec. 2017, vol. 418-419C, pp. 218–241 (Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor 4.305) 9. Tamer Rabie, Mohammed Baziyad, “Visual fidelity without sacrificing capacity: an adaptive Laplacian pyramid approach to information hiding”, Journal of Electronic Imaging, SPIE—The International Society for Optical Engineering (ISSN: 1017-9909, ttps://doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.26.6.063001), Nov. 2017, vol. 26, No. 6. (ThomsonReuters Impact Factor 0.78) 10. Tamer Rabie, Ibrahim Kamel, Mohammed Baziyad, “Maximizing Embedding Capacity and Stego Quality: CurveFitting in the Transform Domain”, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer Verlag, (ISSN: 1380-7501, DOI:10.1007/s11042-017-4727-5), May 2017, vol. 77, No. 7, pp. 8295-8326. (Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor 1.541) 11. Tamer Rabie, Ibrahim Kamel "Toward optimal embedding capacity for transform domain steganography: a quad-tree adaptive-region approach", Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer Verlag, (ISSN: 1380-7501, DOI:10.1007/s11042-016-3501-4), vol. 76, No. 6, March 15th 2017. (Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor 1.541) 12. Tamer Rabie, Ibrahim Kamel "High-capacity steganography: a global-adaptive-region discrete cosine transform approach", Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer Verlag, (ISSN: 1380-7501, DOI: 10.1007/s11042-016-3301-x), vol. 76, No. 5, March 1st 2017. (Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor 1.541) 13. Tamer Rabie, Ibrahim Kamel "Toward optimal embedding capacity for transform domain steganography: a quad-tree adaptive-region approach", Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer Verlag, (ISSN: 1380-7501, DOI:10.1007/s11042-016-3501-4), vol. 76, No. 6, March 15th 2017. (Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor 1.541) 14. Tamer Rabie, Ibrahim Kamel "High-capacity steganography: a global-adaptive-region discrete cosine transform approach", Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer Verlag, (ISSN: 1380-7501, DOI: 10.1007/s11042-016-3301-x), vol. 76, No. 5, March 1st 2017. (Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor 1.541) 15. Raouf Fareh, Maarouf Saad, Sofiane Khadraoui, and Tamer Rabie. “Lyapunov-Based Tracking Control For Nonholonomic Wheeled Mobile Robot”, International Journal of Electrical, Computer, Energetic, Electronic and Communication Engineering, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol:10, No:8, pp. 973-978,2016. 16. Tamer Rabie, Ibrahim Kamel “On the Embedding Limits of the Discrete Cosine Transform”, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer Verlag, (ISSN: 1380-7501, DOI: 10.1007/s11042-015-2557-x) , vol. 75, No. 10, May 2016. (Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor 1.541) 17. Tamer Rabie, "Lossless Quality Steganographic Color Image Compression", International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, ISSN: 2158-107X, DOI: 10.14569/IJACSA.2015.060416, May 2015; vol. 6, No.4, pp. 114-123 (indexed in Thomson-Reuters Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index, Research Gate Impact Factor 0.63) 18. Tamer Rabie, Driss Guerchi "Spectral Magnitude Speech Steganography", International Journal of Computer Applications FCS® (Foundation of Computer Science - ISSN 0975-8887, DOI: 10.5120/20329-2547), 116(5):1-6, April 2015. (Google Scholar Impact Factor 0.715) 19. Tamer Rabie, “Rapid 2D-3D Conversion for Low-Cost 3D Television”, International Journal of Computer Applications FCS® (Foundation of Computer Science - ISSN 0975-8887, DOI: 10.5120/17816-8751), 102(6):1-7, September 2014. Editor’s Choice Award. (Google Scholar Impact Factor 0.715) 20. Tamer Rabie, Hashir K. Kidwai, Fadi N. Sibai “Massive video surveillance parallelization on the Cell broadband engine processor”, IBM Journal of Research and Development, Special issue on "Technologies From Emerging Markets", vol. 54, No. 6, Paper 11, pages: 11:1 - 11:8, Nov./Dec. 2010 (ISSN: 0018-8646, Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor (2010): 4.86, Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor (2016): 1.083) Refereed Conferences 1. Baraa Al Jilani, Tamer Rabie, and Mohammed Baziyad, “Autonomous motion tracking for dynamic objects using a temporal quadtree algorithm”, 2019 International Conference on Aviation and Space Technology - Advances in Science and Engineering Technology (ASET 2019), Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai, March 26-28, 2019. 2. Tamer Rabie, Mohammed Baziyad, Ibrahim Kamel, “High Payload Steganography: Surface-Fitting the Transform Domain”, International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and their Applications (ICCSPA’19),American University of Sharjah (AUS), March 19-21, 2019. 3. Mohammed Baziyad, Tamer Rabie, Ibrahim Kamel, "Extending steganography payload capacity using the L*a*b*color space", 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (IEEE IIT'18), Al Ain, UAE,Nov. 18-19, 2018. 4. Mahmoud A. Y. Abdallah, Mohammed Saeed Baziyad, Raouf Fareh and Tamer Rabie "Tracking Control for Robotic Manipulator Based on FABRIK Algorithm", Advances in Science and Engineering Technology Multi-Conference (ASET’18), Dubai Men’s College, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE, February 6-7, 2018. 5. Waleed Obaid, Tamer Rabie, and Mohammad Baziyad, "Real-Time Color Object Recognition and Navigation for QUARC QBOT2", International Conference on Computer and Applications (ICCA'17), pp. 102-106, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 06-07, 2017. (http://www.ijcis.info/icca17.htm) 6. Raouf Fareh, Tamer Rabie, Mohammed Baziyad, "Tracking Control For Wheeled Mobile Robot Using RGBD Sensor", 2017 4th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies (CoDIT'17),Barcelona, April 5-7, 2017 at Barcelona, Spain (website: http://codit2017.com) 7. Saif ur-Rehman Muhammad, Tamer Rabie, Saleh Suleiman, "A Novel Wireless Mesh Network for Indoor Robotic Navigation", Proc. of the 5 th International Conference on Electronic Devices, Systems, and Applications (ICEDSA2016, DOI: 10.1109/ICEDSA.2016.7818485), pp. 1-4, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 6-8 December 2016. 8. Raouf Fareh, Maarouf Saad, Sofiane Khadraoui, and Tamer Rabie, "Lyapunov-Based Tracking Control for Nonholonomic Wheeled Mobile Robot", ICCDSR 2016: International Conference on Control, Dynamic Systems, and Robotics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Aug 04-05, 2016. 9. Raouf Fareh, Tamer Rabie “Tracking trajectory for non-holonomic mobile manipulator using distributed control strategy”, 10th International Symposium on Mechatronics and its Applications, American University of Sharjah, December 8-10 , 2015. 10. Tamer Rabie, “High-Capacity Steganography”, 2013 6th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP 2013), Vol. 2, pp.858-863, Hangzhou, China, 16-18 Dec. 2013. (Print ISBN: 978-1-4799-2763-0)
1. Supervisor of M.Sc. Student in Computer Engineering (2017-Present): Thesis Title: “Real-Time Color Object Identification and Navigation for Autonomous Robotics” 2. Supervisor of Ph.D. Student in Engineering Management PhD Program (2016-Present): Tentative Thesis Title: "Autonomous Palm Tree Drone System" 3. Computer Numerical Control Printed Circuit Board Machine 4. In-vehicle Drowse Detection Vision System 5. Healthcare Robotics & Wearable System 6. Intelligent Humanoid Robots for Autism Rehabilitation 7. Smart Sustainable Road System 8. The Learning Robot
1.Awarded University of Sharjah seed fund for project proposal: “Active Vision Humanoid Robot Navigation & Control” 2014. 2."Every picture tells a (secret) story", Jen Thomas, July 21, 2012, The National newspaper coverage of research work by Dr. Tamer Rabie, http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/every-picture-tells-a-secret-story 3.“UAE laboratory will help develop robots”, Microsoft Research Award coverage in Gulf News (Major UAE Newspaper), April 2008, http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/08/04/25/10208339.html 4.Best Paper Award from UAE University Research Affairs for: Tamer Rabie, “Robust Estimation Approach for Blind Color Video Denoising”, The Seventh Annual U.A.E. University Research Conference, pp. 81-87, Al-Ain, U.A.E., April 22-24, 2006.
1. Editor for International Journal of Computer & Software Engineering (2013-Present) (https://www.graphyonline.com/journal/editorial_board.php?journalid=IJCSE#0) 2. Associate Editor, International Journal on Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Data Mining (CVMLDM: http://cvmldm.avestia.com/board/) (2014-present) 3. Editorial Board member, International Research in Computer Science (2017-Present) (http://igrps.org/international-journal-of-research-in-computer-science.php) 4. Associate Editor for the Journal of Image Processing and Analysis (JIPA) (http://jipa.avestia.com/board/) (2013-2014) 5. Reviewer for the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) and appointed as a member of the Technical Committee on Computer Vision and the Technical Committee on Image Processing since September 2001. Duties include serving as an expert advisor to IASTED by helping in the planning and organization of IASTED activities such as meetings and publications, assisting in reviewing paper submissions, suggesting keynote speakers for international conferences, suggesting conference topics and procedures. 6. Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing for years 2010/2011. 7. Member of the Advisory and Program Committee and reviewer for the International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR) (2004-2008). 8. Program Committee Member , CSIT2016 (The 7th International Conference on Computer Science & Information Technology) 2016. 9. Member of the International Program Committee and reviewer for The 14th IASTED International Conference on Computer Graphics and Imaging (CGIM 2013), February 12 – 14, 2013, Innsbruck, Austria. 10. Member of the International Program Committee and reviewer for The Thirteenth IASTED International Conference on Computer Graphics and Imaging (CGIM 2012), June 18 – 20, 2012, Crete, Greece.
- Teaching Computer Engineering and Computer Science courses with competence can only be achieved through mutual interaction between the professor and the students. Although reading lecture material from textbooks and class notes is valuable, true learning is accomplished through the students own work and effort in solving problems that emerge throughout the course being studied. This can be achieved through take-home assignments, but is better accomplished through in-class discussions and interactive exercises where the student has access to the professor as well as modern learning aids such as electronic discussion boards and web-based course management tools. - My teaching strategy in class starts by motivating students’ enthusiasm to learn the subject being taught. Once this has been accomplished, the student becomes the center of the learning process and the instructor becomes a facilitator of knowledge for the student. - My teaching philosophy, thus, advocates student-centered learning with emphasis on student active participation in class.
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