Profile

Dr. Mohamed S. Hefny is an interdisciplinary scientist, engineer, and academic. He received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Queen's University in 2014. His research spans the spectrum from mathematical theories, through computer technologies, to clinical applications.

Dr. Hefny is interested in using data science and knowledge engineering to better understand disease occurrence and progression for prevention, early diagnosis, and effective treatment. He is currently focused on using differential-geometry and statistical-analysis to study biomedical data. He developed a novel topological data analysis framework for analyzing anatomical structures with immediate knowledge-to-action clinical applications.

Dr. Hefny has a successful publication record in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He earned several prestigious, international and national, awards and scholarships. He also has 10 years of industrial experience including hands-on development and management. In addition, he is a community volunteer and active reviewer.

Affiliations

Member

2018 - Present
The Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology, Toronto

Affiliate Scientist

2018 - Present
Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, Toronto

Assistant Professor

2017 - Present
Ryerson University, Toronto

Adjunct Assistant Professor

2016 - Present
Queen's University, Kingston

NSERC-CREATE Postdoctoral Fellow

2014 - 2016
Queen's University, Kingston

Awards

NVIDIA Hardware Grant, NVIDIA Corporation, 2017

Best Reviewer Award, SIEMENS/IPCAI, 2016

Young Investigator Travel Award, NDI/IPCAI, 2015

NVIDIA Hardware Grant, NVIDIA Corporation, 2015

NSERC-CREATE Postdoctoral Fellowship, NSERC, 2014–2015

NSERC-CREATE Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Award, NSERC, 2014–2015

University Research Services Post-Doctoral Travel Award, Queen's University, 2014–2015

NSERC-CREATE Graduate Scholarship, NSERC, 2012–2013

NSERC-CREATE Graduate Student Travel Award, NSERC, 2012–2013

SPIE Scholarship in Optics and Photonics, SPIE, 2011–2012

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), OMTCU, 2011–2012

SPIE Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering, SPIE, 2010–2011

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS), NSERC, 2009–2011

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), OMTCU, 2009–2010

Graduate Student Conference Award, Queen's University, 2009–2010

Excellence in Teaching Assistantship Award, Queen's University, 2008–2009

OGS in Science and Technology (OGSST), Queen's University, 2008–2009

Graduate Student Conference Award, Queen's University, 2008–2009

Textbook and Technology Grant, OMTCU, 2008–2009

Queen's Graduate Award (QGA), Queen's University, 2007–2008

The Graduate Merit Fellowship Award, the American University in Cairo, 1999–2000

Teaching

Assistant Professor, ITM90AB Capstone Project, Ryerson University, 2017

Assistant Professor, ITM750 IS Project Management, Ryerson University, 2017

Adjunct Assistant Professor, MECH-896 Professional Development, Queen's University, 2015

Curriculum Developer, Computer Assisted Surgery Training, Queen's University, 2014

Curriculum Developer, Innovation Management Training, Queen's University, 2014

Teaching Fellow, CISC-271 Scientific Computing, Queen's University, 2011

Guest Lecturer, CISC-881 Continuous Coordinate Transformations, Queen's University, 2011

Guest Lecturer, CISC-271 Scientific Computing, Queen's University, 2010

Teaching Assistant, CISC-271 Scientific Computing, Queen's University, 2010

Teaching Assistant, CISC-271 Scientific Computing, Queen's University, 2009

Teaching Assistant, CISC-330 Computer-Integrated Surgery, Queen's University, 2008

Teaching Assistant, CISC-466 Algorithms II, Queen's University, 2008

Publications

Mohamed S. Hefny, Jacob J. Peoples, Michelle Zec, David R. Pichora, and Randy E. Ellis. "Atlas-Based Scaphoid Fixation Planning," In Proceedings of the Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS), 2016.

Mohamed S. Hefny, Jacob J. Peoples, Michelle Zec, David R. Pichora, and Randy E. Ellis. "Topologically Consistent Triangulation for Computer Assisted Surgery Planning," International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Vol. 11, No. SUPP 1, pp. S109–S111, 2016.

Mohamed S. Hefny, Toshiyuki Okada, Masatoshi Hori, Yoshinobu Sato and Randy E. Ellis. "A Liver Atlas Using the Special Euclidean Group," A. Frangi et al. (Eds.): MICCAI 2015, Part II, LNCS 9350, pp. 238–245, 2015.

Mohamed S. Hefny, John F. Rudan, and Randy E. Ellis. "Lie Group Shape Models: A Core Technology for a Computer-Assisted Suregry Open Framework," In Proceedings of the Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) 2015.

Mohamed S. Hefny, John F. Rudan, and Randy E. Ellis. "Computer Assisted Hip Resurfacing Planning Using Lie Group Shape Models," International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Vol. 10, No. 6, 707–715, 2015.

Mohamed S. Hefny, John F. Rudan, and Randy E. Ellis "A Matrix Lie Group Approach to Statistical Shape Analysis of Bones," Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol. 196, 163–169, 2014..

Mohamed S. Hefny, David R. Pichora, John F. Rudan, and Randy E. Ellis. "Manifold Statistical Shape Analysis of the Distal Radius," International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Vol. 9, No. SUPP 1, S35–S42, 2014.

Mohamed S. Hefny and Randy E. Ellis "A Statistical Shape Model of Femoral Head-Neck Cross Sections Using Principal Tangent Components," The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, 89–92, 2013.

Mohamed S. Hefny, John F. Rudan, and Randy E. Ellis "Next Generation Bone Morphology Analysis: a Principal Tangent Component Framework," Bone and Joint Journal, Vol. 95-B, No. SUPP 28, 122, 2013.

Mohamed S. Hefny, Andrew W.L. Dickenson, Andrew E. Giles, Gavin C.A. Wood and Randy E. Ellis "The Aspherical Human Hip: Implication for Early Osteoarthritis," Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol. 184, 195–201, 2013.

Sharyle Fowler, Mohamed S. Hefny, Elvis C.S. Chen, Randy E. Ellis, Dale Mercer, Diederick Jalink, Andrew Samis, and Lawrence C. Hookey "A Prospective, Randomized Assessment of a Spatial Orientation Device in Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery," Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Journal, Vol. 37, Issue 1, 123–127, 2011.

Mohamed S. Hefny and Randy E. Ellis "Wavelet-Based Variational Deformable Registration for Ultrasound," The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 1017–1020, 2010.

Mohamed S. Hefny and Randy E. Ellis "A Swarm Intelligence Approach To Ultrasound Segmentation of Bone Surfaces," In Proceedings of the Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS), 2009.

Mohamed S. Hefny, Purang Abolmaesumi, Zahra Karimaghaloo, David G. Gobbi, Randy E. Ellis, and Gabor Fichtinger "Quantification of Edematic Effects in Prostate Brachytherapy Interventions", D. Metaxas et al. (Eds.): MICCAI 2008, Part II, LNCS 5242, pp. 493–500, 2008.

Ashraf M. Abdelbar and Mohamed S. Hefny "An Efficient LP-Based Admissible Heuristic for Cost-Based Abduction," Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 17, 297–303, 2005.

Mohamed S. Hefny and Hassanein H. Amer "Design of an Improved Watchdog Circuit for Micro-controller-Based Systems." The 11th International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM'99), 1999.

Memberships

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), 2012-Present

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2007-Present

The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS), 2007-Present

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2007-Present

The Project Management Institute (PMI), 2007-Present