Aly Farag


Aly A. Farag, PhD, received the bachelor degree from Cairo University, Egypt and the PhD degree from Purdue University in Electrical Engineering. He joined the University of Louisville in August 1990, where he is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. At the University of Louisville, Dr. Farag founded the Computer Vision and Image Processing Laboratory (CVIP Lab) which focuses on imaging science, computer vision and biomedical imaging. Dr. Farag main research focus is scene analysis, object reconstruction from multimodality imaging, statistical and variational methods for object segmentation and registration. Dr. Farag has co-authored over 350 technical papers in the field of image understanding and co-edited two volumes on Deformable Models for Biomedical Applications (Springer 2007). He is the author of two upcoming textbooks: A course on Digital Signal Processing - Springer, and Statistical Models in Biomedical Image Analysis - Cambridge University Press.Dr. Farag contributed to a number of scientific, industrial and biomedical applications including novel shape representation, visualization of tubular topologies, 3D object reconstruction from video imaging, biomedical visualization, and in computer-assisted early detection of lung and colon cancer. He holds a number of patents in these applications. Dr. Farag has been principal investigator of a number of long-term projects funded by the NSF, DoD, NIH and various federal and industrial organizations. He introduced a number of new subjects into the ECE curriculum, graduated 26 MS and 15 PhD students and trained ten postdoctoral fellows and a number of Co-OP students.Dr. Farag is an associate editor of the British Institution of Engineering and Technology Computer Vision Journal (IET-CV) and was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2000-2004). He was general co-chair of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP-09). He is a regular reviewer for the NSF, NIH and various technical journals and international meetings. He has given a number seminars and invited talks at various universities and research labs worldwide, and has been on tenure and promotion committees of several researchers in the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. In 2002, Dr. Farag was awarded a University Scholar designation for his technical achievements.


  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Cairo University, 1976
  • M.S. in Bioengineering, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 1984
  • M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1981
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1990


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