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Curriculum Vitae

 

Ashraf Y. A. Maghari, PhD

Assistant Professor

Computer Science Department

Faculty of Information Technology

The Islamic University of Gaza,  P.O.Box 108

amaghari@iugaza.edu.ps

 

Specialties: Computer vision and Image Processing: 3D Face reconstruction, Face Recognition, Statistical Modelling 

 

Education

PhD: Universiti Sains Malaysia, School of Computer Sciences, Computer Vision and Image Processing, Image Analysis, 2014

Title: Adaptive PCA-based Models To Reconstruct 3D Faces From Single 2D Images. 

 

MSc: Technical University of Clausthal, Institute for Informatics, Germany Diploma in Informatics (Dipl.-Inf.), July 2003

 

Project: Development of a software program and an user interface for the set up, data recording and data analysis of the radio frequency characteristics of electronic components under high temperature load.

Achievement 

Main Seminar “Cluster computing: Multimedia Aspects of database”, 

Main Seminar “Network Programming: TCP/IP”,

Practicum “Software development: Information service science”,

 

B.Sc.: Islamic University of Gaza, Faculty of Science, Gaza

Mathematic and Computer, July 1998

Major: Mathematic, Minor: Computer Science

Project: Pharmacist Helper, database system for Medicament.

 

Publication

Walaa Z. Wahba, Ashraf Y. A. Maghari. “Lossless Image Compression Techniques Comparative Study. International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET) 02/2016; Volume 3(Issue 2):1-9.

Hosam H. A. Mukhairez, Ashraf Y. A. Maghari. “Performance Comparison of Simulated Annealing, GA and ACO Applied to TSP. International Journal of Intelligent Computing Research (IJICR) 12/2015; Volume 6(Issue 4):647 – 654.

Yousef  K. Abu Samra, Ashraf Y. A. Maghari. “Enhancing FP-Growth Performance Using Multi-threading based on Comparative Study. International Journal of Intelligent Computing Research (IJICR) 09/2015; Volume 6(Issue 3):613 – 620.

Ashraf Y. A. Maghari, Iman Yi Liao, Ibrahim Venkat & Bahari Belaton (2015) "Distance-Based 3D Face Reconstruction Using Regularization." Advances in Visual Informatics. Springer International Publishing, IVIC 2015, LNCS 9429, p. 476-493.

Ashraf Y. A. Maghari, "Combining ICA Representations for Recognizing Faces", The 7th International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT 2015), Al Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, May 12-15, 2015.

Ashraf Y. A. Maghari, Iman Yi Liao & Bahari Belaton (2011). Reliable and dynamic learning model for 3D face reconstruction from Single 2D images, Computer Science Postgraduate Colloquium (CSPC2011), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. (Poster Presentation).

Ashraf Y. A. Maghari, Iman Yi Liao & Bahari Belaton (2012). 3D Face Shape Reconstruction from Facial Points Using Regularization, Computer Science Postgraduate Colloquium (CSPC2012) "SMART Research", Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. (Oral Presentation).

A. Y. A. Maghari, I. Yi. Liao & B. Belaton (2012). Quantitative Analysis on PCA-based statistical 3D face shape modeling, In: Computational Modeling of Objects Presented in Images III, 2012, pp.13-18-. International Symposium CompIMAGE2012, Rome, Italy.

Ashraf Y. A. Maghari, Iman Yi Liao and Bahari Belaton “Effect of Facial Feature Points Selection on 3D Face Shape Reconstruction Using Regularization”, the 19th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP2012), Doha, Qatar, November 12-15, 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Vol. 7667, Part V.

Ashraf Y. A. Maghari, Ibrahim Venkat, Iman Yi Liao and Bahari Belaton, 2013. PCA-based Reconstruction of 3D Face shapes using Tikhonov Regularization, International Journal of Advances in Soft Computing and Its Applications (IJASCA). 5(2), 4.

Ashraf Y. A. Maghari, Ibrahim Venkat & Bahari Belaton (2013). Reconstruction of 3D Faces by Shape Estimation and Texture Interpolation, The 2nd International Multi-Conference on Artificial Intelligence Technology (M-CAIT 2013), Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, August 28-29, 2013.

Ashraf Y. A. Maghari, Ibrahim Venkat, Iman Yi Liao and Bahari Belaton (2013). Reconstructing3D face shapes from single 2D images using an adaptive deformation model, In: Advances in Visual Informatics (Springer, 2013), pp. 300-310. 3rd InternationalVisual Informatics Conference (IVIC’13), Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.

Ashraf Y. A. Maghari, Ibrahim Venkat, Iman Yi Liao and Bahari Belaton (2013). Effect of Training Sample on Reconstructing 3D Face Shapes from Feature Points, In: Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) (Springer, 2013), pp. 131-140. 6th International Conference on Advances in Information Technology (IAIT2013), Bangkok, Thailand.

Ashraf Y. A. Maghari, Ibrahim Venkat, Iman Yi Liao and Bahari Belaton (2014). Adaptive face modeling for reconstructing 3D face shapes from single 2D images. IET Computer Vision

 

Previous posts  

Lecturer: College of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza August 2006 – January 2011

Academic Supervisor. Computer Education department, college of Education, Islamic University of Gaza September 2003 –January 2011

 Academic Supervisor. Al-Quds Open University (Part Time 2006-2007)

Teaching assistant: college of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, September 2003 – July 2006 

Manager of the computer center, Science and culture center, Alnusairat, Gaza, July 1998 – August 1999 

  

Experience

Islamic University of Gaza, college for Information Technology,

August 2003 – July 2006

Duties: Introduction to Computer, Logic Design, Computer Skills, Computer architecture and Assembly language, Operating System–Lab (Linux), Programming 2 –Lab (Java), Operation Research-discussion, Programming 1-Lab (C/C++) and Software Engineering–Lab. 

 

Islamic University of Gaza, college for Information Technology,

August 2006 – until now

Duties: Teaching Programming2 (Java), Data Structure, Computer Networks, Communication 1, Introduction to Computer, Programming 1(C/C++). 

 

Al-Quds Open University, Middle Gaza Educational Region,

July 2006 – until now

Duties: Computer Skills, Computer in Education.

 

Islamic University of Gaza, Computer Education department,

August 2003 – until now, Academic Instructor

 

 

Technical University of Clausthal, Institute for Electrical information Technology

January 2003 – July 2003, Research assistant

 

Technical University of Clausthal, Computer Center

October 2001 – July 2002, Software Developer  

 

Science and culture center, Alnusairat, Gasa

July 1998 – August 1999 Manager of the computer center

Duties: Testing of computer software, Administration of Network, Teaching application programs (Word, Excel) and Operating Systems windows and Dos.

 

 

Workshops and Activities

 

Workshops:

Programming with PHP, Department of E-Learning, Islamic University of Gaza, a 30 hours training course in from June 11 To July 30, 2006.

Workshop on Advanced Algorithms in Computer Vision and Imaging Using MATLAB. School of Computer Sciences, Penang, Malaysia. 8 & 9 June 2012.

Structured Patent Understanding & Analysis. School of Computer Sciences, Penang, Malaysia. 2 November 2012.4

The Art of Writing Publishable Scientific Manuscript and Beyond. Eastin Hotel, Penang, Malaysia. 3 & 4 June 2013.

Workshop on Advanced Algorithms in Computer Vision and Imaging Using MATLAB. School of Computer Sciences, Penang, Malaysia. 8 & 9 July 2013.

 

Activities:

1. member of Postgraduate Students Committee, 2011/2012

2. member of the organizing committee of Computer Science Postgraduate Colloquium 2012.

 

Special Skills

·        Excellent Very good in German

·        Very good in English

·        Programming with MATLAB, Java, C/C++, Python, Pascal, LabVIEW, SQL, Visual Basic, PHP.

·        Have Driving license from Germany

 

 

 

Awards

 

Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS), Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, 2011-2014