Hossein Rabbani, PhD, SMIEEE

Associate Professor

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences

&

Medical Image & Signal Processing Research Centrer

Tel: 98 (31) 3792-5262   

E-mail: h_rabbani@med.mui.ac.ir


Objective and Fields of Interest

                                    Objective: Research in multidimensional signal processing including biosignal analysis and modeling (especially medical image/volume), sparse transforms, noise reduction and estimation problem, image/video restoration, probability models of sparse domain’s coefficients.

                                    Fields of interest:
 
Biomedical signal analysis and processing including multidimensional data, time-frequency analysis tools including x-lets, denoising, statistical signal processing, applied mathematics (currently I am focusing on Statistical & Mathematical Modeling of Medical Signals and Systems).

Education

2013 –2014                  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Duke Eye Center, Durham, United States. 

     -          Research topic: “Automatic Analysis of Various Types of Leakages in Fluorescein Angiograms and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)” 

     -          Supervisor: Prof. Sina Farsiu 

2011                            Postdoctoral Research Scholar, The University of Iowa, Iowa, United States. 

    -           Research topic: “Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Image Analysis” 

    -           Supervisors: Prof. Milan Sonka & Prof. Michael Abramoff

2002 – 2008                Doctoral Researches, Bioelectrics (1st rank in entrance exam)

Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran.    

-             Dissertation research topic: “Medical Image/Volume Noise Reduction in Multidimensional Complex Wavelet Transform Domain Using Bivariate Mixture Models”

-             Supervisor: Prof. Mansur Vafadust

-             Passed Ph.D. courses: advanced digital signal processing, biomedical signal processing, advanced biomedical signal processing, advanced digital image processing , advanced digital communication, spread spectrum, system identification, advanced neural network.

-             Passed the qualifying examination in Sept. 2004.  

2007                      Visiting Research Scholar, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

 -          Research topic: “Statistical modeling of sparse domain’s coefficients and its application to medical image/volume denoising”

 -          Supervisor: Prof. Saeed Gazor

2000 – 2002                Master of Science, Bioelectrics (3rd rank)

Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran.

-          Research areas: motion estimation, wavelet transform (multiwavelet, complex wavelet), image denoising, video restorations (blotches, scratches,…).

-          Dissertation research topic:  Video Restoration based on Motion Estimation in Complex Wavelet Domain

-          Supervisor: Prof. Mansur Vafadust

-          Advisor: Prof. Shohreh Kasaei

-          Passed M.Sc. courses: digital signal processing, biomedical signal processing, digital image processing, medical imaging systems, stochastic processes, statistical pattern recognition, digital control systems, bioinstrument, and neural network.

1997 – 2000                 Bachelor of Science, Communication (1st rank)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Isfahan, Iran.

 -          Dissertation research topic: “Designing and Constructing of Laser Communication between Two Computers

Work Experience

  2003-2013                   Teaching

-       Undergraduate level courses

(B.Sc. students, Amirkabir University of Technology):

·         Statistics and probability

·         Analog and digital communication systems

-        Graduate level courses

(M.Sc. & Ph.D. students, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences):

·         Advanced Biomedical Signal Processing

·         Biological Signal & System Modeling

·         Biomedical Signal Processing

·         Digital Image Processing

·         Digital Signal Processing  

·         Information Technology in Biomedicine

·         Medical Image Processing & Analysis

·         Neural Network

·         Pattern Recognition

·         Stochastic Processes

·         Sparse Transforms and Their Applications in Signal Processing

·         System Identification

 

Supervising and Advising

-       Supervisor: 

PhD dissertation researches entitled (in progress):

·         Combination of graph based algorithms and time-frequency methods for processing of OCTs

·         A new model based on multivariable Gaussianization of optical coherence tomography (OCT) data

·         Seeking an appropriate feature extraction method for breast cancer recurrence prediction based on microarray gene expression data

·         Automatic detection of acute myeloid leukemia in microscopy images using dictionary learning

M.Sc. dissertation researches entitled:

·         Automatic detection of leishman bodies in bone marrow samples from patients with visceral leishmaniasis using level set method

·         Evaluation of asymmetricity of right and left eyes of normal subjects using extracted features from optical coherence tomography (OCT) and color fundus images

·         Automatic diagnosis of malaria based on complete circle-ellipse fitting search algorithm

·         Segmentation of enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT) images using graph cut algorithm based on Gaussian mixture model of wavelet features

·         Forming  projection images from retinal layers on the 3D optical coherence tomography (OCT) data and fusion of them using curvelet transform to form an optimal projection image

                                                    ·         Evaluation of image pre-compensation methods for enhancing visual efficiency in the presence of higher order ocular optical aberrations

                                                    ·         Extraction of 15-lead ECG signal from vectorcardiogram (VCG) signal using partial linear transformation for providing information from posterior side of the heart

·         Detection of foveal avascular zone (FAZ) based on curvelet transform for grading of diabetic retinopathy

·         Extraction of nucleolus candidate zone in white blood cells of peripheral blood smear images using curvelet transform

·         A comparison between hp version of finite element method with EIDORS for electrical impedance tomography

·         A comparison between ECG and VCG signals for detection of ischemia location

·         Estimation of somatosensory evoked potentials with multi-adaptive filters

·         A contourlet-based watermarking method for medical images

·         Automatic detection of diabetic retinopathy by extraction of retinal image features in curvelet domain 

·         Estimating depth of anesthesia based on wavelet transform and neuro-fuzzy systems

·         Microcalcification detection in mammographic images using fractal model in wavelet domain

·         Persian script character recognition using PCA

·         A comparison between ECG and VCG for detection of ischemia

       B.Sc. dissertation research entitled:

·         Angle detection for biomaterial based on image processing


-       Advisor: M.Sc. dissertation researches entitled:

·         Medical image compression with multi-wavelet

·         A new adaptive technique for fast and accurate estimation of SSAEP


 Honors

                                                -          My grades in entrance exam of universities were: Mathematics: 98%,  Physics: 86.7%,  Chemistry:  91.2%.

·         I had this opportunity to choose all of the best universities in Iran.

-          B.Sc. Degree with the honor of the 1st rank from Isfahan University of Technology.

-          M.Sc. Degree with the honor of the 3rd rank from Amirkabir University of Technology.

-          1st rank in the Ph.D. entrance exam of Amirkabir University of Technology in bioelectrics.

-          1st rank in the Ph.D. entrance exam of Isfahan University of Technology in communication engineering.

-          Outstanding selected Ph.D. thesis by Iranian Society for Biomedical Engineering.

-          The winner of national prize of “Young Assistant Professors”.


Membership

IEEE Senior Member

Signal Processing Society, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Circuits and Systems Society, Computer Society

SPIE member

Article Reviewer

IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
IEEE Signal Processing Letters
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience & Remote Sensing
IEEE Transactions on Circuits & Systems for Video Technology
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part B: Cybernetics
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
IET Image Processing Journal
IET Signal Processing Journal
IET Computer Vision
Pattern Recognition
Signal Processing
Computers in Biology & Medicine
Digital Signal Processing
Biomedical Signal Processing & Control
Pattern Recognition Letters
Measurement
Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Journal of the Optical Society of America A
Biomedical Optics Express
Applied Optics
PLOS ONE
The Computer Journal
Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
Journal of Visual Image Communication & Representation
Neural Computing & Applications
Journal of Applied Mathematics
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing
Signal, Image and Video Processing (Springer)
Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing (Springer),
Circuits, Systems & Signal Processing (Springer),
Measurement Science Review,
Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications - Progress in Electromagnetic Research (PIER, PIER B,C,M, PIER Letters)
Biomedical Engineering OnLine
International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology
Journal of Research in Medical Sciences
Iranian Journal of Biomedical Engineering
Iranian Journal on Electrical & Computer Engineering
Iranian Journal of Physics Research
Several International IEEE Conferences and National Conferences

Editorial Board Member:

Journal of Isfahan Medical School

Journal of Medical Signals and Sensors (Editor-in-Chief)

Publications

 

International Journal Papers


R. Kafieh, H. Rabbani, M. Sonka, M. D. Abramoff, "Intra-Retinal Layer Segmentation of 3D Optical Coherence Tomography Using Coarse Grained Diffusion Map", Medical Image Analysis, accepted, vol. 17, no. 8, pp. 907-928, Dec. 2013.

R. Kafieh, H. Rabbani, F. Hajizadeh, M. Ommani, S. Kermani, "An Accurate Multimodal 3D Vessel Segmentation Method Based on Brightness Variations on OCT Layers and Curvelet Domain Fundus Image Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 60, no. 10, pp. 2815-2823, Oct. 2013.

M. Sheikhhosseini, H. Rabbani, M. Zekri, A. Talebi, "Automatic Diagnosis of Malaria Based on Complete Circle-Ellipse Fitting Search Algorithm", Journal of Microscopy, vol. 252, no. 3, pp. 189-203, 2013.

H. Danesh, R. Kafieh, H. Rabbani, F. Hajizadeh, “Segmentation of Choroidal Boundary in Enhanced Depth Imaging OCTs Using a Multiresolution Texture Based Modeling in Graph Cuts”, Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, Article ID 479268, 2013.

SH. Hajeb, H. Rabbani, MR. Akhlaghi, "A New Combined Method Based on Curvelet Transform and Morphological Operators for Automatic Detection of Foveal Avascular Zone", Signal, Image & Video Processing (Springer), 2013.

H. Rabbani, M. Sonka, M. D. Abramoff, "Optical Coherence Tomography Noise Reduction Using Anisotropic Local Bivariate Gaussian Mixture Prior in 3-D Complex Wavelet Domain", International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, vol. 2013, Article ID 417491, 23 pages.

M. Golabakhsh, H. Rabbani, "Vessel Based Registration of Fundus and OCT Projection Images of Retina Using a Quadratic Registration Model", IET Image Processing, vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 768-776, Nov. 2013.

M. Etehadtavakol, E.Y.K. Ng, V. Chandranc, H. Rabbani, "Separable and Non-separable Discrete Wavelet Transform based Texture Features and Image Classification of Breast Thermograms", Infrared Physics & Technology, vol. 61, pp. 274-286, Nov. 2013.

R. Kafieh, H. Rabbani, M. Sonka, M. D. Abramoff, “Curvature Correction of Retinal OCTs Using Graph-Based Geometry Detection", Physics in Medicine & Biology, vol. 58, pp. 2925-2938, 2013.

H. Rabbani and S. Gazor, "Local Probability Distribution of Natural Signals in Sparse Domains," International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, accepted, 2013.

H. Rabbani, S. Gazor, "Video Denoising in 3-D Complex Wavelet Domain Using Local Bessel K-Form Prior", IET Image Processing, vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 1262-1274, Dec. 2012.

M. Esmaeili, H. Rabbani, A. M. Dehnavi, A. Dehghani, “Automatic Detection of Exudates and Optic Disk in Retinal Images Using Curvelet Transform", IET Image Processing, vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 1005-1013, Oct. 2012.

SH. Hajeb, H. Rabbani, MR. Akhlaghi “Diabetic Retinopathy Grading by Digital Curvelet Transform", Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, vol. 2012, Article ID 761901, 11 pages, 2012.

SH. Hajeb, H. Rabbani, A. M. Dehnavi, MR. Akhlaghi, SH. H. Javanmard, “Analysis of Foveal Avascular Zone for Grading of Diabetic Retinopathy Severity Based on Curvelet Transform", Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology (Springer), vol. 250, no. 11, pp. 1607-1614, Nov. 2012.

R. Soltanzadeh, H. Rabbani, A. Talebi, “Extraction of Nucleolus Candidate Zone in White Blood Cells of Peripheral Blood Smear Images Using Curvelet Transform”, Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, vol. 2012, Article ID 574184, 12 pages, 2012.

M. Esmaeili, H. Rabbani, A. Mehri, “Automatic Optic Disk Boundary Extraction by the Use of Curvelet Transform and Deformable Variational Level Set Model”, Pattern Recognition, vol. 47, no. 7, pp. 2832-2842, July 2012.

H. Rabbani, M. P. Mahjub, E. Farahabadi, A. Farahabadi, A. Mehri, “An Entropy-Based Method for Ischemia Diagnosis Using ECG Signal in Wavelet Domain”, Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, vol. 16, no. 11, pp. 1473-1482, 2011.

Hossein Rabbani, “Statistical modeling of low SNR magnetic resonance images in wavelet domain using Laplacian prior and two-sided Rayleigh noise for visual quality improvement”, Measurement Science Review, vol. 11, no. 4., pp. 125-130, 2011.

Farhad Rahimi and Hossein Rabbani, "A dual adaptive watermarking scheme in contourlet domain for DICOM images", BioMedical Engineering OnLine, 10:53, 2011.

A. Mehri, E. Farahabadi, H. Rabbani, A. Farahabadi, M. P. Mahjub, N. Rajabi, “Detection and Classification of Cardiac Ischemia by Using Vectorcardiogram Signal via Neural Network”, Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 136-142, 2011.

H. Rabbani, S. Gazor, “Image Denoising Employing Local Mixture Models in Sparse Domains”, IET Image Processing, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 413-428, Oct. 2010.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, S. Gazor, R. Nezafat, “Wavelet-Based 3D Medical Image Denoising Using Bivariate Laplacian Mixture Model”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 56, no. 12, pp.2826-2837, Dec. 2009.

H. Rabbani, “Image Denoising in Steerable Pyramid Domain Based on a Local Laplace Prior”, Pattern Recognition, vol. 42, pp. 2181-2193, Sept. 2009.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, S. Gazor, P. Abolmaesumi, "Speckle Noise Reduction of Medical Ultrasound Images in Complex Wavelet Domain Using Mixture Priors", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 55, no.9, pp. 2152-2160, Sept. 2008.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, "Image/Video Denoising Based on a Mixture of Laplace Distributions with Local Parameters in Multidimensional Complex Wavelet Domain", Signal Processing, vol. 88, pp. 158-173, Jan. 2008. H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, "Wavelet Based Image Denoising Based on a Mixture of Laplace Distributions”, Iranian Journal of Science & Technology, Transaction B., Engineering, vol. 30, no. B6., pp. 711-733, 2006.

Book Chapters

Alireza Mehri Dehnavi, Nilufar Salehpour, Hossein Rabbani, Eiman Farahabadi, Amin Farahabadi,  Automatic Analysis of Vectorcardiogram Signal for Detection of Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiovascular Disease, ISBN 978-1-922227-28-7, Publisher: iConcept Press, 2013.

Hossein Rabbani, Alireza Mehri Dehnavi and Mehrab Ghanatbari, Estimation the Depth of Anesthesia by the Use of Artificial Neural Network, Artificial Neural Networks - Methodological Advances and Biomedical Applications, ISBN 978-953-307-243-2, Edited by: Kenji Suzuki, Publisher: InTech, April 2011. 

Selected International Conference Papers

          R. Shams, H. Rabbani, “A comparison between x-lets in denoising cDNA microarray images”, in Proc. IEEE 2014 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Florence, Italy, May 4-9, 2014, pp. 2483-2487.

          R. Kafieh, H. Rabbani, “Combination of graph theoretic grouping and time-frequency analysis for image segmentation with an example for EDI-OCT”, in Proc. IEEE 2014 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Florence, Italy, May 4-9, 2014, pp. 5115-5119.

A. Soltani, S. Sadri, H. Rabbani, A. Doost-Hosseini, "Vessel Centerlines Extraction from Fundus Fluorescein Angiogram Based on Hessian Analysis of Directional Curvelet Subbands", accepted in IEEE 2013 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Vancouver, Canada, May 26-31, 2013.

R. Kafieh, H. Danesh, H. Rabbani, M. Sonka, M. D. Abramoff, "Vessel Segmentation in Images of Optical Coherence Tomography Using Shadow Information and Thickening of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer", accepted in IEEE 2013 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Vancouver, Canada, May 26-31, 2013.

R. Kafieh, H. Rabbani, M. Sonka, M. D. Abramoff, “Intra-Retinal Layer Segmentation of Optical Coherence Tomography Using Diffusion Map”, accepted in IEEE 2013 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Vancouver, Canada, May 26-31, 2013.

R. Kafieh, H. Rabbani, M. D. Abramoff, M. Sonka, “OCT image alignment using diffusion maps”, accepted in IEEE 2013 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Vancouver, Canada, May 26-31, 2013.

Raheleh Kafieh, Hossein Rabbani, “Optical coherence tomography noise reduction over learned dictionaries with introduction of complex wavelet for start dictionary”, accepted in Wavelets & Sparsity XV, Part of SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, United States Aug. 25-29, 2013.

R. Shams, H. Rabbani, “A comparison between x-lets in denoising cDNA microarray images”, accepted in Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXVI, Part of SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, United States Aug. 25-29, 2013.

SH. Hajeb, H. Rabbani, “Automatic detection of micro-aneurysms in retinal images based on curvelet transform and morphological operations”, accepted in Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXVI, Part of SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, United States Aug. 25-29, 2013.

Hossein Yousofi, Hossein Rabbani, Peyman Adibi,Automatic fuzzy based level set method for segmentation of Barrett's esophagus in endoscopy images”, accepted in Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXVI, Part of SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, United States Aug. 25-29, 2013.

Raheleh Kafieh, Hossein Rabbani, “Combination of graph theoretic grouping and time-frequency analysis for image segmentation with an example for EDI-OCT”, accepted in Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXVI, Part of SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, United States Aug. 25-29, 2013.

Tahereh Mahmudi, Raheleh Kafieh, Hossein Rabbani,Comparison of macular OCTs in right and left eyes of normal people”, accepted in Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXVI, Part of SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, United States Aug. 25-29, 2013.

Monireh Sheikhhosseini, Hossein Rabbani, Maryam Zekri, Ardeshir Talebi,Automatic diagnosis of malaria by use of least square circle-ellipse fitting search”, accepted in Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXVI, Part of SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, United States Aug. 25-29, 2013.

Omid Sarrafzadeh, Hossein Rabbani, Ardeshir Talebi, “The best features selection for Leukocytes classification in blood smear microscopic images”, accepted in Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXVI, Part of SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, United States Aug. 25-29, 2013.

SH. Gashmard, A. Mehri, H. Rabbani, "A New Combined Method for Character Recognizing in Farsi Printed Scripts Using PCA",  in Proc. ACM International Workshop on Natural Language Processing, Aug. 3-5, 2012, Chennai, India, pp. 812-815.

N. Salehpour, A. Mehri, H. Rabbani, M. Behjati, “Partial Linear Transformation of Vectorcardiogram to 12 Lead Electrocardiogram Signals”, in Proc. IEEE 12th International Conference on Bioinformatics & Bioengineering, Larnaca, Cyprus, November 11-13, 2012, pp. 91-94.

M. Golabakhsh, H. Rabbani, M. Esmaeili, “Detection and Registration of Vessels of Fundus and Oct Images Using Curvelet Analysis”, in Proc. IEEE 12th International Conference on Bioinformatics & Bioengineering, Larnaca, Cyprus, November 11-13, 2012, pp. 594-597.

N. Salehpour, A. Mehri, H. Rabbani, M. Behjati, “Posterior ECG: Producing a new electrocardiogram signal from vectorcardiogram using partial linear transformation”, in Proc. IEEE 12th International Conference on Bioinformatics & Bioengineering, Larnaca, Cyprus, November 11-13, 2012, pp. 95-98.

J. Jalili, H. Rabbani, R. Kafieh, A. Mehri, “Forming Projection Images From Each Layer of Retina Using Diffusion Map Based OCT Segmentation”, in Proc. 11th IEEE International Conference on Information Science, Signal Processing and their Applications, Quebec, Canada, 2012, pp. 930-934.

S. Mohammadpour, A. Mehri, H. Rabbani, V. Lakshminarayanan, “A Pre-Compensation Algorithm for Different Optical Aberrations Using an Enhanced Wiener Filter and Edge Tapering”, in Proc. 11th IEEE International Conference on Information Science, Signal Processing and their Applications, Quebec, Canada, 2012, pp. 935-939.

R. Kafieh, H. Rabbani, M. Forouhandeh, Circular symmetric Laplacian mixture model in wavelet diffusion for dental image denoising, accepted in SPIE Medical Imaging , California, 2012.

E. Farahabadi, A. Farahabadi, H. Rabbani, M. Parsa Mahjoub, “Detection of QRS Complex in Electrocardiogram Signal Based on a Combination of Hilbert Transform, Wavelet Transform and Adaptive Thresholding,” in Proc. IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, China, 2012, pp. 170-173.

E. Farahabadi, A. Farahabadi, A. Mehri Dehnavi, H. Rabbani, M. Parsa Mahjoub, “Ischemia Detection via Dynamic Time Warping and Fuzzy Rules”, in Proc. IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2012, pp. 166-169.

H. Rabbani, S. Gazor, “Local probability distribution of natural signals in sparse domains”, in Proc. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Prague Congress Centre (PCC), May 22-27, 2011, pp. 1289-1292,

The Winner of ICASSP 2011 Travel Grant.

R. Kafieh, H. Rabbani, “Wavelet-Based Medical Infrared Image Noise Reduction Using Local Model for Signal and Noise”, in Proc. 2011 IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP2011), Nice, France, 2011, pp. 549-552.

A. Shirazi, H. Ahmadi Noubari, A. Mehri Dehnavi and H. Rabbani, "Application of wavelets and fractal-based methods for detection of microcalcification in mammograms: a comparative analysis using neural network", Proc. SPIE 8285, 82857E, 2011.

M. Esmaili, H. Rabbani, A. Mehri, A. Dehghani, “A new curvelet transform based method for extraction of red lesions in digital color retinal images”, in Proc. 2010 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Hong Kong, 26-29 Sept. 2010, pp.  4093-4096, The Winner of IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Grant.

H. Rabbani, “Video deblurring in complex wavelet domain using local Laplace prior for enhancement and anisotropic spatially adaptive denoising for PSF detection”, in Proc. 2010 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Hong Kong, 26-29 Sept. 2010, pp. 3329-3332.

M. Ghanatbari, A. Mehri Dehnavi, H. Rabbani, A. Mahuri, “A comparative study of the output correlations between wavelet transform, neural and neuro fuzzy networks and BIS index for depth of anesthesia”, accepted in IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ISIEA 2010), Malaysia, 3-6 Oct. 2010,  pp.655-659.

F. Rahimi, H. Rabbani, “A Visually imperceptible and robust image watermarking scheme in contourlet domain”, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, China, 24-28 Oct. 2010, pp. 1817-1820.

R. Soltanzadeh, H. Rabbani, “Classification of three types of red blood cells in peripheral blood smear based on morphology”, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, China, 24-28 Oct. 2010, pp. 707-710.

P. Akbary, H. Rabbani, “Removing power line interference and ECG signal from EMG signal using matching pursuit”, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, China, 24-28 Oct. 2010, pp. 1714-1717.

A. Farahabadi, E. Farahabadi, H. Rabbani, A. Mehri, M. P. Mahjoob, “An entropy-based method for ischemia diagnosis using ECG signal in wavelet domain”, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, China, 24-28 Oct. 2010, pp. 195-198.

A. Shirazinowdeh, H. Ahmadinoubari, A. Mehridehnavi and H. Rabbani,  “Application of wavelets and fractal-based methods for detection of Microcalcification in Mammograms: A Comparative Analysis using Neural Network”, accepted in 2010 International Conference on Signal and Information Processing, 14-15 Dec. 2010, China.

Z. Mirzadeh, R. Mehri, H. Rabbani, A fast method for video deblurring based on a combination of gradient methods and denoising algorithms in Matlab and C environments”, accepted in IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging 2010, San Jose Convention Center San Jose, Proc. SPIE Vol. 7529, CA United States, 17 - 21 January 2010.

M. Esmaili, H. Rabbani, A. Mehri, A. Dehghani, “Extraction of retinal blood vessels by curvelet transform”, in Proc. 2009 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 7-11, 2009, pp. 3353-3356, The Winner of IEEE ICIP Student Author Participation Award.

M. Esmaili, H. Rabbani, A. Mehri, A. Dehghani, “Automatic optic disk detection by the use of curvelet transform”, accepted in 9th IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine (ITAB), Cyprus, 5-7 November, 2009.

M. Ghanatbari, A. Mehri, H. Rabbani, A. Mahuri, “Estimating the depth of anesthesia by applying sub-parameters to an artificial neural network during general anesthesia”, accepted in 9th IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine (ITAB), Cyprus, 5-7 November, 2009.

A. Farahabadi, E. Farahabadi, H. Rabbani, A. Mehri, M. P. Mahjoob, “Noise removal from Electrocardiogram Signal Employing an Artificial Neural Network in Wavelet Domain”, accepted in 9th IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine (ITAB), Cyprus, 5-7 November, 2009.

H. Rabbani, “Shape adaptive estimation of variance in steerable pyramid domain and its application for spatially adaptive image enhancement”, in Proc. 2009 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Taipei, Taiwan, April 19 - 24, 2009.

H. Rabbani, “Image denoising in steerable pyramid domain based on a local Laplace prior”, Accepted in IEEE Signal Processing Society 2008 International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 2008, Queensland, Australia, Oct. 8-10, 2008.

H. Rabbani, “Video denoising in 3-D complex wavelet domain using local Bessel K-form prior and MAP estimator”, Accepted in IEEE International Conference in Multimedia & Expo (ICME), Hannover, Germany, June 23-26, 2008.

H. Rabbani, “Image denoising in complex wavelet domain employing a mixture of bivariate Cauchy models with local parameters”, Accepted in 16th European Conference on Signal Processing (Eusipco2008), Lausanne, Switzerland, August 25-29, 2008.

H. Rabbani, “Statistical modeling of low SNR magnetic resonance images in wavelet domain using Laplacian prior and two-sided Rayleigh noise for visual quality improvement”, in Proc. 5th IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Information Technology and Application in Biomedicine in conjunction with 2nd International Symposium & Summer School on Biomedical and Health Engineering, Shenzhen, China, May 30-31, 2008.

H. Rabbani, “Abdominal CT image denoising based on a Laplace distribution with local variance in steerable pyramid domain”, in Proc. 5th IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Information Technology and Application in Biomedicine in conjunction with 2nd International Symposium & Summer School on Biomedical and Health Engineering, Shenzhen, China, May 30-31, 2008.

H. Rabbani, “A fast method for despeckling in wavelet domain using Laplacian prior and Rayleigh noise”, in Proc. 5th IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Information Technology and Application in Biomedicine in conjunction with 2nd International Symposium & Summer School on Biomedical and Health Engineering, Shenzhen, China, May 30-31, 2008.

H. Rabbani, “Video noise reduction employing a Bessel k-form prior with local parameters for modeling contourlet coefficients”, Accepted in SPIE International Conference on Mathematics of Data/Image Pattern Recognition, Compression, and Encryption with Applications XI, San Diego, CA, 10-14 Aug., 2008.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, I. Selesnick, “Local Cauchy distribution for video denoising in 3D complex wavelet domain”, in Proc. SPIE International Conference on Applications of Digital Image Processing XXX, vol. 6696, San Diego, California, USA, Aug. 26–30, 2007.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, I. Selesnick, “Video denoising based on a Laplace distribution with local variance in 3D complex wavelet domain”, in Proc. SPIE International Conference on Wavelets XII, vol. 6701, San Diego, California, USA, Aug. 26–30, 2007.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, I. Selesnick, “Modeling statistical properties of wavelets using a mixture of bivariate Cauchy models and its application for image denoising in complex wavelet domain”, in Proc. SPIE International Conference on Wavelets XII, vol. 6701, San Diego, California, USA, Aug. 26–30, 2007.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, S. Gazor, “Image denoising in curvelet transform domain using Gaussian mixture model with local parameters for distribution of noise free coefficients”, in Proc. 4th IEEE-EMBS International Summer School and Symposium on Medical Devices and Biosensors (ISSS-MDBS 2007), Catharine's College, Cambridge, UK, Aug. 19-22, 2007.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, S. Gazor, “Medical volume noise reduction employing a Laplace distribution with local variance for modeling contourlet coefficients”, in Proc. 4th IEEE-EMBS International Summer School and Symposium on Medical Devices and Biosensors (ISSS-MDBS 2007), Catharine's College, Cambridge, UK, Aug. 19-22, 2007.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, S. Gazor "A simple inter- and intrascale statistical model for video denoising in 3-d complex wavelet domain using a local Laplace distribution", Accepted in International workshop on Video Processing and Recognition, Canada, May 28-30, 2007.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, I. Selesnick, S. Gazor " Image denoising employing a mixture of circular symmetric Laplacian models with local parameters in complex wavelet domain", in Proc. 32nd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Hawai‘i Convention Center, Honolulu, USA, April 15 - 20, 2007.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost "Image denoising in complex wavelet domain using a mixture of bivariate Laplacian distributions with local parameters ", in Proc. of SPIE Visual Information Processing XVI, vol. 6575, USA, April 9-13, 2007.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadust, S. Gazor, "Image denoising based on a mixture of Laplace distributions with local parameters in complex wavelet domain", in Proc. 13th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Atlanta, October 8-11, 2006.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadust, I. Selesnick, S.Gazor "Image denoising based on a mixture of bivariate Laplacian models in complex wavelet domain", in Proc. IEEE Signal Processing Society 2006 International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 2006, Victoria, BC, Canada, October 3-6, 2006.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, S. Gazor, I. Selesnick, "Image denoising based on a bivariate Cauchy distribution with local scaling factor in complex wavelet domain", in Proc. IEEE Signal Processing Society 12th Digital Signal Processing Workshop & 4th Signal Processing Education Workshop, Jackson Lake Lodge, Wyoming, USA, September 24-27, 2006.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadust, S. Gazor "Medical image noise reduction using a mixture of bivariate Gaussian distributions with local parameters in complex wavelet domain", in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering , Singapore, December 11-14, 2006.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, I. Selesnick, "Wavelet based image denoising with a mixture of Gaussian distributions with local parameters", in Proc. 48th IEEE International Symposium ELMAR-2006 focused on Multimedia Signal Processing and Communications, Zadar, CROATIA, June 07-09, 2006.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadust, S. Gazor, "Video denoising based on a bivariate Cauchy distribution in 3-d complex wavelet domain", in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications, United Arab Emirates, February 12 – 15, 2007.

Selected National Conference Papers


MR. Naeemabadi, N. Amirahmadi Chomachar, M. R. Hosseini, H. Rabbani, “Online heart rate measurement using 8-bit microcontrollers in mobile monitoring”, in Proc. 19th Iranian Conference of Electrical Engineering (ICEE2011), 17-19 May 2011, Amirkabir Univ. of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

SH. Gashmard, A. Mehridehnavi and H. Rabbani, “Persian script character recognition using PCA”, in Proc. 17th Iranian Conference of Biomedical Engineering (ICBME2010), 3-4 November 2010, Isfahan, Iran.

A. Farahabadi, E. Farahabadi, H. Rabbani, A. Mehri, M. P. Mahjoob, “Analysis of Frank VCG and Synthesized VCG for Selection of Optimal Vector Cardiogram”, in Proc. 17th Iranian Conference of Biomedical Engineering (ICBME2010), 3-4 November 2010, Isfahan, Iran.

F. Rahimi, H. Rabbani, S. Kermani, “A Dual Adaptive Watermarking Scheme in Contourlet Domain for DICOM Images”, in Proc. 17th Iranian Conference of Biomedical Engineering (ICBME2010), 3-4 November 2010, Isfahan, Iran.

A. Shirazinowdeh, H. Rabbani, A. Mehridehnavi and H. Ahmadinoubari, “Detection of Cancerous Zones in Mammograms using Fractal Modeling and Classification by Probabilistic Neural Network”, in Proc. 17th Iranian Conference of Biomedical Engineering (ICBME2010), 3-4 November 2010, Isfahan, Iran.

M. Esmaeili, H. Rabbani, A. Mehri, A. Dehghani, “Enhancement of Retinal Images using Curvelets”, in Proc. 17th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE2009), Iran University of Science and Technology, 12 -14 May, 2009.

M. Ghanatbari, H. Rabbani, “Salt & Pepper Noise Reduction Based on Neural Network and Recursive Gaussian Filter”, in Proc.  5th Iranian Conference on Machine Vision and Image Processing (MVIP2008), University of Tabriz, 4-6 November 2008.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, " Video Denoising Based on a Gaussian Distributions with Local Variance in 3-D Complex Wavelet Domain", in Proc. of 12th International Computer Society of Iran Computer Conference (CSICC 2007), Tehran, 20-22 February 2007.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, "Edge Detection with Complex Wavelet Transform", in Proc. 7th Iranian Congress of Medical Physics, Ahwaz, 13-15 February 2007.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, S. Kasaei, "Scratch Removal with Kalman Filter in Complex Wavelet Domain", in Proc. 11th International Computer Society of Iran Computer Conference (CSICC 2006), Tehran, 24-26 January 2006.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, S. Kasaei,"Scratch Removal with Kalman Filter in 3D Wavelet Domain", in Proc. 11th International Computer Society of Iran Computer Conference (CSICC 2006), Tehran, 24-26 January 2006.

L. Ghaedi, A. Mehri, H. Rabbani, "A Nonlinear Adaptive Method for Removal of Power-line Noise from ECG", in Proc. 12th Iranian Conference of Biomedical Engineering (ICBME2005), Tabriz, 16-18 November 2005.

M. Daliri, H. Rabbani, M. Rafinia, "Angle Detection for Biomaterial based on Image Processing Methods", in Proc. 7th Annual Research Congress of Iranian Medical Sciences Students, Tehran, 30 May-1 June 2006.

National Journal Papers

Z. Amini, H. Rabbani, "EEG- based Seizure detection by Gaussian Process model", Journal of Isfahan Medical School, accepted, 2013.

SH. Gashmard, A. Mehri, H. Rabbani, “Character Recognition in Farsi Printed Scripts Using Principal Component”, Journal of Isfahan Medical School, vol. 29, no. 174, special issue (biomedical engineering), 2012.

F. Rahimi, H. Rabbani, S. Kermani, “Comparison between Medical Image Watermarking in Wavelet, Contourlet, Curvelet and Complex Wavelet Domains”, Journal of Isfahan Medical School, vol. 29, no. 171, 3rd week, March 2012.

R. Soltanzadeh, H. Rabbani, A. Talebi, “Automatic Extraction of Nucleus and Cytoplasm in White Blood Cells of Peripheral Blood Smear”, Journal of Isfahan Medical School, vol. 29, no. 174, special issue (biomedical engineering), 2012.

H. Rabbani, “Debluring of medical ultrasonic images using Lease Squared Method for Detection and Non-Isotropic Window-Based Denoising and Wavelet-based Denoising for Enhancement”, Iranian Journal of Biomedical Engineering, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-14, 2010.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, "Abdominal CT Image Enhancement in Complex Wavelet Domain Using MMSE Estimator and Laplacian Mixture Prior", Iranian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 162-169, 2010.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, S. Kasaei, "Edge Detection Using Complex Wavelet Transform", Esteghlal Journal of Engineering, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 17-35, 2009.

H. Rabbani, M. Vafadoost, "Wavelet Based Image Denoising with Local Mixture Laplace Model", Amirkabir Journal of Science and Technology, vol. 66, pp. 81-88, 2007.

A. Farahabadi, E. Farahabadi, H. Rabbani, M. Rezvani, "An Automatic Method for Measuring The Angle of Lumbar Lordosis", accepted.

Submitted Papers (Under Review)

"Selection of The Best Features For Leukocytes Classification in Blood Smear Microscopic Images"

"Posterior ECG: Extracting V7,V8,V9 leads of Electrocardiogram Signal from Vectorcardiogram Using Partial Linear Transformation"

"Image Analysis in In-Vivo Stem Cell Tracking", accepted.

"R Peak Detection in Electrocardiogram Signal Based on an Optimal Combination of Wavelet Transform, Hilbert Transform and Adaptive Thresholding", accepted.

"The hp-version of Finite element method for Electrical Impedance Tomography with EIDORS", accepted.

"Interdisciplinary Researches in Iran", accepted.

"Classification of Benign and Malignant Lesions in Mammograms Based on Detection of Cancerous Zones Using Fractal Modeling and Wavelet Transform"

 

Under Preparation Papers

"Statistical Modeling of Speckle in Optical Coherence Tomography Images"

"Automatic Symptomatic Exudate-Associated Derangement (SEAD) Detection in Optical Coherence Tomography"

"A New Curvelet Based CAD-System for Automatic Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy"

"Image Modeling Using Spherically Invariance Random Processes"

"Gauss-Taylor Expansion: A New Model for Statistical Modeling of Images in Sparse Domains"

"On the Local EM Algorithm"

"A New Speckle Noise Reduction Method in a Bayesian Framework"

"A Two-Step Video Denoising Method Based on an Accurate Estimation of Local Variance in a Bayesian Framework "

"A New Curvelet Transform Based Method for Extraction of Red Lesions in Digital Color Retinal Images".

 

References

Prof. Saeed Gazor

Tell: (613) 533-6591

Fax: (613) 533-6615

Email: saeed.gazor@ece.queensu.ca

http://www.ece.queensu.ca/faculty/gazor/index.html

Prof. Shohreh Kasaei

Tell: 98 (21) 6616-4631

Fax: 98 (21) 6607-2570

Email: skasaei@sharif.edu

http://sharif.edu/~skasaei/

Prof. Reza Nezafat

Tell: (617) 667-1747

Fax: (617) 975-5480

Email: rnezafat@bidmc.harvard.edu

Prof. Mansur Vafadust

Tell: 98 (21) 6454-2362

Fax: 98 (21) 6646-8186

Email: vmansur@aut.ac.ir

Prof. Ivan Selesnick

Tell: (718) 260-3416
Fax: (718) 260-3906

Email: selesi@poly.edu

http://taco.poly.edu/selesi/

Prof. Purang Abolmaesumi

Tell: (613) 533-2767

Fax: (613) 533-6513

Email: purang@cs.queensu.ca

http://media.queensu.ca/purang/