Amar El-Sallam Abd

Dr, BSc MSc Assiut, PhD Curtin

  • The University of Western Australia (M002), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Amar received BSc and MSc in EEng from Assiut University and a PhD from Curtin University.  He is Adj. senior reserch fellow at the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Western Australia. Currently, He is a co-founder and the chief sceince officer of MyFiziq Ltd.

Amar has a broad experience with electronics, telecommunications, signal, image and video processing, wave propagation, computer vision, AI and machine learning. and Big Data. This is combined with a strong understanding of computer literacy and programming in several languages and the integration in different platforms including Matlab, C/C++, Objective-C/C++, Python,  FORTRAN, developments of iOS and Android Apps, AWS cloud services, Machine learning  platforms including caffe , Tensorflow/Keras, Onnx, Pytorch, and Apple CoreML.

Amar applied his expertise in a number of scientific, businesses and practical systems including but not limited to: signals, speech, image and video processing, telecommunications, biometrics, security, motion and sport analysis, non-invasive sport and health technologies and medical imaging systems.

He worked for several organizations including the University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Australia Telecommunication CRC, Swimming Australia, Australia Institute of Sport, WA Institute of Sport, and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, and the PROMPT institute. Amar still maintaining strong relationships and collaborations with colleagues in most of these well-known organizations and many other collegaues in Universities and R&D centers in Australia and have a global R&D network of collaborations with colleagues in the USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Dubai, Thailand, Hong Kong to name a few.

Amar published over 70 fully refereed publications, of which 60 journal and conference publications as first author with over 515 google scholar citations and over 339 Scopus citations (as of Jan 2020).  Also he is a co-inventor of over 8 patents with MyFiziq Ltd. Furthermore, he is also a reviewer of several major publishers such as IEEE, Elsevier, and Wiley and being a committee member for R&D conferences. His colaborative work and expertise attracted R&D funding through the University and Government grants



  • A fully automated non-invasive system for the diagnoses, assessment speech and other disorders- The PROPMT institute
  • A novel multi-modality machine learning based approaches for the reconstruction and analysis of an ecologically valid subject specific human models for sport, sport injury and health applications
  • An Automatic Markerless Three-Dimensional Motion Analysis System for Aquatic Environments
  • The use of Markerless athlete tracking system and 3D pole-plant kinetics in the optimization of elite pole-vaulters
  • 3D Motion Analysis System to Study Patients with Tremor after Deep Brain Stimulation
  • An efficient, novel and adaptive signaling system for deep brain stimulation
  • A novel low cost non-invasive multidimensional sensing system for automatic fatigue detection
  • A New Approach to Study the Influence of Body Segments Inertial Parameters in Sport
  • Markerless Human tracking, and action Recognition and Human Biometrics from imagery, videos and speech
  • Digital signal, Image, and video 2D and 3D data and point clouds processing and systems
  • Adaptive and system modeling, identification and classification
  • Segmentation, separation and restoration of signals including speech, images, 2D and 3D shapes,

Future research

  • helping kids and people with disabilities using novel stat of arts techniques in the areas of computer vision and machine learning
  •  sport health and exercise science
  • mHealth

Funding overview

  • 2018: 
  1. Roslyn Ward, GeoffStrauss, and Amar El-Sallam, " The PROMPT motor-speech probe protocol: acquisition of normative data”. Curtin University, Funds Approved: ~$US500,000.00.
  • 2014
  1. Amar El-Sallam, Andrew Lytlle, Jacquline Alderson, M. Doyle, E. Phillipps, "Image Reconstruction and Machine learning as the future of Sporting 3D Video Analysis", Australian Institute of Sports. Funds requested: $?
  • 2013
  1. Amar El-Sallam,  "A Novel four dimensional (4D) vision system for non-invasive, ecologically valid analysis of human motion", ARC Discovery Early Career. Funds requested: $?
  • 2012: 
  1. Mohammed Bennamoun, Ferdous Sohel, Amar El-Sallam, Michael Hahn, ‘’Hyperspectral Survey of Road Conditions by a Vehicle Mounted Multisensor System”, Group of Eight Daad German Research Cooperation. Funds Approved: ~$20,000.00.
  • 2011: 
  1. Andrew Lytle, A. El-Sallam, Jacqueline Alderson, Mohammed Bennamoun, “The use of markerless athlete tracking system and 3D pole-plant kinetics in the optimisation of elite pole-vaulters”, Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). Funds Approved: ~$90,500.00.
  2. Andrew Lytle, A. El-Sallam, M. Bennamoun, J. Alderson, R. James, and T. Warburton, “The use of a Novel Markerless Athlete Tracking System and 3D Pole Plant Kinetics in the Optimisation of Elite Pole Vaulters”, Australian Institute of Sport, 2011. Amount received: $63,250.00.
  3. Lind Christopher, Jacqueline Alderson, Mohammed Bennamoun and A. El-Sallam, "Automatic markerless 3D motion analysis system to study patients with tremor after deep brain stimulation". Funds Approved: $30,000.00.
  4. Mohammed Bennamoun, Michael Millward, Ferdous Sohel, A. El-Sallam, Abd-Krim Seghouane, ''Hyper-Spectral Imaging for Early Detection of Human Skin Precancerous Lesions", UWA Research Collaboration Awards. Funds Approved: $12,000.00
  • 2010, I was invloved in writting and worked in the following grants: 
  1. An automatic markerless three-dimensional (3D) motion analysis system for aquatic environments, Funding approved ~$254,329  (ARC Linkage Grant).
  2. A three dimensional video-based vision system for future robots, Funding approved ~$315,000  (ARC Discovery Grant).

Please see more details in my personal webpage (not up to date)

Previous positions

  • 2015-Current: Chief Science officer and Co-Founder: MyFiziq Limited
  • Current: Adjunct Senior Research Fellow: Curtin University, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Current: Adjunct Senior Research Fellow: School of Computer Science & Software Engineering, UWA
  • 2014-2015: Senior Research Fellow: Swimming Australia and WA Institute of Sports.
  • 2014-2015: Research Assistant Professor: School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, UWA
  • 2009-2013: Research Assistant Professor: School of Computer Science & Software Engineering, UWA.
  • 2010-2013: Research Assistant Professor: School of Computer Science & Software Engineering, University of Western Australia.
  • 2008-2010: Postdoctoral Research Fellow: (School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering) and (School of Computer Science & Software Engineering), University of Western Australia.
  • 2006- 2007 : Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Western Australia Telecommunication Research Institute (WATRI)
  • 2005-2006: A Research Assistant, a lecturer, a tutor and a laboratory demonstrator - The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University
  • 2004 (April- Oct.): A visiting Researcher – CSP group, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • 2001-2005: PhD student, a tutor and a laboratory demonstrator - The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University
  • 1997-2001: Tutor, Lab demonstrator, Lecturer and projects’ supervisor - The Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, Egypt,
  • 1996-1997: Telecommunications and Signal Processing Engineer


a bit of French

Education/Academic qualification

Telecommunications, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.)


Award Date: 1 Dec 2006

Electrical, Electronics and Communication Engineeing, Master of Science, Assiut University


Award Date: 1 Dec 1998

Electrical, Electronics and Communication Engineeing, Bachelor of Science, Assiut University


Award Date: 1 Dec 1995

External positions

Adj. Senior Reserch Fellow, Curtin University of Technology

2019 → …

Co-Founder, MyFiziq Ltd

2014 → …

Chief science officer, MyFiziq Ltd

2014 → …

Volunteer Scientist, The PROMPT Institute

2014 → …

Industry keywords

  • Digital Health
  • Clinical Trials
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Diagnostics
  • Medical Devices
  • Disability
  • Not for Profit
  • Defence

Research expertise keywords

  • Image and signal processing
  • Speech recognition
  • Machine learning
  • Computer vision
  • Computer vision: classification via clustering, spectral clustering and fast eigen-solvers, face recognition and object detection, action classification in RGB videos and in-depth maps
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Biometrics
  • Biomarkers
  • Sport and physical activity and obesity
  • Motion capture
  • Speech enhancement
  • Noise analysis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Security
  • Medical imaging
  • 3D biometrics
  • 3D face recognition
  • 3D imaging and visualisation
  • 3D modelling
  • 3D reconstruction/recognition
  • 3D reconstructions and volumetric analysis
  • 3D shape analysis
  • 3D reconstruction of medical images
  • Cloud computing
  • Movement disorders
  • Moving Target Defense
  • Predictive modelling
  • Classification
  • Image set classification
  • Imagery


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