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Prof Ahmed Bouridane


Department: Computer and Information Sciences


Ahmed Bouridane received the "Ingenieur d'Etat" degree in electronics from "Ecole Nationale Polytechnique" of Algiers (ENPA), Algeria, in 1982, the M.Phil. degree in electrical engineering (VLSI design for signal processing) from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, U.K., in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (computer vision) from the University of Nottingham, U.K., in 1992. From 1992 to 1994, he worked as a Research Developer in telesurveillance and access control applications.  In 1994, he joined Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, U.K., initially as Lecturer in computer architecture and image processing and later on he was promoted to Reader in Computer Science.  He is now a full Professor in Image Engineering and Security at Northumbria University at Newcastle (UK), and his research interests are in imaging for forensics and security, biometrics, homeland security, image/video watermarking and cryptography.  He has authored and co-authored more than 250 publications and one research book. Prof. Bouridane is a Senior Member of IEEE.

0191 227 3606

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Biometric Security, Image and Video processing and Media Forensics

Sponsors and Collaborators

Qatar Science Foundation, Algerian Forensic Lab.

Prof S Bourennane (France),

Dr C Tanougast (France),

Prof M Sawan (Canada)

Dr S Almaadeed (Qatar)

Current/Recent Projects

[1] Automatic Handwritten Arabic Writer, Funded by Qatar Foundation, October  2010- September 2013 ($159,000).

Automated Classification and Diagnosis of Tissue Patterns in Colorectal Tumours Using Non-Visible Multispectral Imagery, funded by Qatar Science Foundation, January 2014 - December 2016 ($156,000)

Key Publications

F Khelifi, A Bouridane and F Kurugollu "Joined Spectral Tress for Scalable SPIHT-based Multispectral Image Compression" IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 10, No. 3, pages 316-329, April 2008.

C Tanougast, M Janiaut, Y Berviller, S Weber, H Rabah and A Bouridane, "An Embedded and Programmable System Based FPGA for Real Time MPEG Stream Buffer Analysis" IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 19, No. 2, February 2009, Pages 237-249.

"Imaging for Forensics and Security: From Theory to Practice" 
Research Book: ISBN: 978-0-387-09531-8 (Springer Publishers), 2009.

W R Boukabou and A Bouridane "Enhancing Face Recognition Using Directional Filter Banks" Elsevier Journal of Digital Signal Processing, Vol. 23, Issue 2, 2013, pp.586-594.

Abdallah Meraoumia, Salim Chitroub and Ahmed Bouridane "2D and 3D palmprint information, PCA and HMM for an improved person recognition performance " IOS Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering,  Vol. 20 (2013) 303-319 (Impact factor : 3.45)

M. A. Tahir, F. Yan, P. Koniusz, M. Awais, M. Barnard, K. Mikolajczyk, A. Bouridane and J. Kittler "Robust and Scalable Visual Category and Action Recognition System using Kernel Discriminant Analysis with Spectral Regression" IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 15, No. 7, 2013, pp.1653-1664.

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