Mohamed A. Helala
PhD Student in Computer Science, Faculty of Science, UOIT
P: (905) 721-8668 ext: 2387
mohamed.helala "at" uoit "dot" ca
(2007-2011) A Software engineer in HOI/Aste R&D department. I developed a DXF engine for generating Autocad files and a software system for automatic generation of drawings.
A timeline for my research activities and developed projects.
1/1/2015 - 1/03/2015
15/5/2014 - 1/06/2014
18/02/2014 - 30/05/2014
1/06/2013 - Present
1/06/2013 - Present
Creating view dependent mosaics
1/05/2012 - 1/09/2012
Road boundary detection using our traffic video analysis pipeline.
1/01/2012 - 30/05/2012
1/01/2010 - 1/11/2010
"Fast Estimation of Large Displacement Optical Flow Using Dominant Motion Patterns & Sub-Volume PatchMatch Filtering.", Mohamed A. Helala, Faisal Z. Qureshi, 14th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 2017 (Best Paper Award).
"A Formal Algebra Implementation for Distributed Image and Video Stream Processing.", Mohamed A. Helala, Ken Q. Pu, Faisal Z. Qureshi, Proc.10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC), Paris, France, September 2016.
"Constructing Image Mosaics Using Focus Based Depth Analysis.", Mohamed A. Helala, Faisal Z. Qureshi, IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), Lake Placid, NY, USA, March 2016.
"Automatic Parsing of Lane and Road Boundaries in Challenging Traffic Scenes.", Mohamed A. Helala, Faisal Z. Qureshi, Ken Q. Pu, SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging, 2015.
"Towards Efficient Feedback Control in Streaming Computer Vision Pipelines.", Mohamed A. Helala, Ken Q. Pu, Faisal Z. Qureshi, 2nd Workshop on User-Centered Computer Vision (UCCV) in conjunction with ACCV 2014, Singapore, Nov. 2014.
"Accelerating Cost Volume Filtering Using Salient Subvolumes and Robust Occlusion Handling.", Mohamed A. Helala, Faisal Z. Qureshi, 12th Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), Singapore, Nov. 2014.
"A Stream Algebra For Computer Vision Pipelines.", Mohamed A. Helala, Ken Q. Pu, Faisal Z. Qureshi, 2nd Workshop on Web-scale Vision and Social Media (VSM) in conjunction with CVPR 2014, Columbus, Ohio, June. 2014.
"Mosaic of Near Ground UAV Videos Under Parallax Effects", Mohamed A. Helala, Luis A. Zarrabeitia, Faisal Z. Qureshi, Proc. 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC), Hong Kong, China, Oct. 2012.
"Road Boundary Detection in Challenging Scenarios", Mohamed A. Helala, Ken Q. Pu, Faisal Z. Qureshi, Proc. 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance (AVSS) , Beijing, China, Sept. 2012.
"Quantitative image search based on feature integration", Mohamed A. Helala Master Thesis, Benha University , Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 2010.
"A Content Based Image Retrieval Approach Based On Principal Regions Detection", Mohamed A. Helala, Mazen M. Selim, Hala H. Zayed, International Journal of Computer Science Issues (IJCSI), Vol. 9, Issue 4, No 1, Jul. 2012.
"An Image Retrieval Approach Based on Composite Features and Graph Matching", Mohamed A. Helala, Mazen M. Selim, Hala H. Zayed, Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computer and Electrical Engineering (ICCEE), Dubai, Emirate, Dec. 2009.
Discussion GroupA weekly seminar where all students in the visual computing lab discuss recent research in computer vision and graphics.
BlogMy Personal Blog
ReadingCurrently, I'm reading the book "Decision Forests for Computer Vision and Medical Image Analysis". This book dives into the theory and applications of random forests in computer vision. I like playing with the Sherwood library that accompanies the book.
2017Best Paper Award - Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV)
2015Honorable Mention in IBM HackStreams Challenge
2011Awarded the Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS) Award
2011Nominated for Fulbright scholarship by the binational Fulbright commission in Egypt(only 10 nominations in all fields each year)[Left for commitment with the OTS award]
2011Egyptian Government PhD Scholarship Award [Left for commitment with the OTS award]
2004The Honor Degree for Academic Distinction
2004Dean’s Gold Medal for Graduating First Place in B.Sc. Electrical and Computer Engineering