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

    6009 Perth


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I have over 20 years of experience in engineering and science and one of the first few scientists who introduced with colleagues digital twins of athletes and patients over 10 years ago. I completed my PhD at Curtin University in 2006 then I worked between Curtin and the University of Western Australia (UWA) until 2015. I worked on and secured several research grants and have over 70 refereed scientific publications as a first author, and many other publications as a co-author in various projects and over 25 patents.  I also supervised (and still supervise) Honours, Masters, and PhD students. My expertise spans various fields including data (collection, analysis, modelling, sceince), signal, speech and image processing, wave propagation, electronics, telecommunications, computer vision, machine learning, sport science exercise and health, python, C++, Matlab, Tensorflow, pyTorch, openCV, AWS, iOS dev., Android dev to name a few.

From 2010-2016, I worked on challenges outside academia; I worked with Swimming Australia and Australia Institute of Sports in joint projects with UWA. In early 2014 at UWA, I worked on smart Apps dealing with human data which attarceted some bussiness and around Oct 2014, Shrinkme Ltd was born (became MyFiziq in 2015, then Advanced Human Imaging and now Advanced Health intelligence or AHI). I was a key personal, co-inventor, a senior manager, a team leader, and the founding engineer of Shrinkme/AHI. At AHI, I became the chief science officer in 2017 then the chief research engineer in 2022. In 2017, I was also the principal inventor of another company called Body Composition Technologies or BCT (50% owned by AHI).  I applied my diverse expertise in several areas including the state of the art work I've done for AHI and BCT where I lead the data collection, processing and modelling of one of the world largest human imageries, 3D, clinical data and DEXA medical images. Currently, I’m the chief technology engineer of a brand new startup company, I’m also a senior research fellow at Curtin and UWA Uni. helping with projects that deal with signals; image and video processing; computer vision, AI and machine learning, big data.

In my careers, I also developed marker and markerless motion analysis techniques for elite athletes with Swimming Australia, AIS, and WAIS. I also collaborated in projects with SCGH hospital dealing with patients with Parkinson’s disease, functional movements’ assessment and a non for profit project aiming to help children with disabilities in collaboration with colleagues at Curtin, the US PROMPT institute and the Federal Government.


  • Developed systems and methods for marker and  markerless human movement analysis with major sport organization including Swimming Australia, Australia Initiate of Sports, and other health organizations (unpublished - Trade secrets)
  • 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 signalling 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 modelling, 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
  • digital human models
  • analysis of human movements  using novel machine learning methods
  • mHealth

Funding overview

  • 2023
  1. Roslyn Ward, SMMAT Team (Amar El-Sallam, et. al), NHMRC Near-miss WANMA Award of $100K.
  • 2021/22
  1. Roslyn Ward, SMAAT Team (Amar El-Sallam, et. al), MRFF Chronic Neurological Conditions grant. Project title:  Developmental Delay: Enabling early and accurate detection of speech impairment through a web-based assessment application” Secured funding ~$310k.
  • 2020
  1. Roslyn Ward, Amar El-Sallam, et. al, "Facilitating the diagnosis of speech sound disorders through automatic facial tracking and speech processing: A tool for speech language pathologists”. NHMRC, Curtin University, Funds requested ~$1.xm (Near-miss WANMA Award of $100K was garnted).
  • 2018/19: 
  1. Roslyn Ward, GeoffStrauss, and Amar El-Sallam, " The PROMPT motor-speech probe protocol: acquisition of normative data”. Curtin University, Funds Approved: ~$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).

Previous positions

  • Current: Chief Technology Engineer, AGJA Pty Ltd.
  • Current: Adjunct Senior Research Fellow: School of Computer Science & Software Engineering, UWA
  • Current: Adjunct Senior Research Fellow: Curtin University, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Dec. 2022-March 2023: Chief Research Engineer : Advanced Health intelligence (previously ShrinkME/MyFiziq)
  • 2014-Dec 2022: Chief Science officer: MyFiziq Ltd then Advanced Human Imaging (previously ShrinkMe and Now Advanced Human Health Intelligence)
  • 2015-Dec 2022: Chief Science officer: ShrinkMe Ltd,(MyFiziq Limited then Advanced Human Imaging
  • 2014-Dec 2015: Snr Technology Engineer, keypersonal & Co-: ShrinkMe Pty Ltd (MyFiziq Ltd then Advanced Human Imaging and now Advanced Health Intelligence)
  • 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


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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Telecommunications, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.), Low order channel estimation for CDMA systems


Award Date: 1 Dec 2006

Electrical, Electronics and Communication Engineeing, Master of Science, Signal separation using second and higher order statistics, Assiut University


Award Date: 1 Dec 1998

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


Award Date: 1 Dec 1995

External positions

Chief Technology Engineer, AGJA Pty Ltd

May 2023 → …

Chief Research Engineer, Advanced Health Intelligence (previously ShrinkMe/MyFiziq/AHI)


Chief Science officer, Advanced Human Imaging (previously MyFiziq/ShrinkMe)


Adj. Senior Reserch Fellow, Curtin University

2019 → …

Snr Tech Eng. , MyFiziq Pty Ltd

Jan 2015Jul 2015

Chief Science office, MyFiziq Ltd


Chief science office, MyFiziq Ltd


Volunteer Scientist, PROMPT Institute

2014 → …

Snr Tech Engineer & Co, ShrinkMe Ltd (now Advanced Health Intelligence)


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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