Amar El-Sallam Abd

Dr, BSc MSc Assiut, PhD Curtin

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

    6009 Perth


  • 327 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
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Personal profile


Amar received BSc and MSc in EEng from Assiut University and a PhD from Curtin University.  He is an adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Western Australia. Amar is currently working for Swimming Australia (SA), Australian Institutes of Sport (AIS & WAIS) applying various image processing and computer vision techniques in the areas of sports science and health. He is also a co-inventor and the R&D manager of MyFiziq Ltd (, developping advanced computer vision and image processing techniques for human shape, health and fitness application.   His current research includes signal and image processing, computer vision, wireless communications to name a few.  Amar has over 50 fully refereed publications and technical reports, 2 patents, and involved in a number successful research grants.


BSc (Assiut University),
MSc (Assiut University)
PhD (Curtin University)

Roles and responsibilities

-Signal Processing
-Digital & Analog filters design
-Noise canceling using adaptive filters
-Data compression using filter banks
-Spread spectrum communication systems (CDMA, OFDM)
-Guided Waves and Antennas
-Electrostatic & Electromagnetic fields
-Digital & analog communications and systems
-Electronic devices and circuits

Future research

- Image restoration
- Understanding people's action/motion using automated non-invasive techniques
- Towards the invisibility of objects

Funding overview

Please see Grants in personal webpage

Previous positions

Senior Technology Engineer, MyFiziq LTD
Senior Research Fellow, Swimming Australia, Australia Institute of Sport and Western Australia Institute of Sport

Current projects

Please see my personal webpage


- Digital signal processing and systems
- Digital image processing
- Wireless Communications
- System identification, classification
- Adaptive systems
- Signals separation and restoration
- Modeling, Simulation and Coding of Signal processing and Communication Systems


a bit of French

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Research Output 1998 2017

  • 327 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 42 Conference paper
  • 12 Article
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
4 Citations (Scopus)

A simple but reliable method for measuring 3D Achilles tendon moment arm geometry from a single, static magnetic resonance scan

Alexander, C. F., Lum, I., Reid, S., Clarke, E., Stannage, K., El-Sallam Abd, A., Herbert, R. D. & Donnelly, C. J., 11 Apr 2017, In : Journal of Biomechanics. 55, p. 134-138 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Achilles Tendon
Magnetic resonance
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
272 Downloads (Pure)
imaging method
human body
1 Citation (Scopus)

A new validation technique for estimations of body segment inertia tensors: Principal axes of inertia do matter

Rossi, M., Alderson, J., El-Sallam, A., Dowling, J., Reinbolt, J. & Donnelly, C. J., 2016, In : Journal of Biomechanics. 49, 16, p. 4119-4123

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biomechanical Phenomena
Angular velocity
14 Citations (Scopus)

An RGB-D based image set classification for robust face recognition from Kinect data

Hayat, M., Bennamoun, M. & El-Sallam Abd, A., 1 Jan 2016, In : Neurocomputing. 171, p. 889-900

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Face recognition
Lie groups
Set theory
Facial Expression
Covariance matrix

Validation of a DXA-based method for obtaining inertia tensors: "when pigs fly"

Rossi, M. M., Donnelly, C. J., El-Sallam, A., Dowling, J., Reinbolt, J. A. & Alderson, J., 2016, ISBS Conference Proceedings: 34th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports. Ae, M., Enomoto, Y., Fujii, N. & Takagi, H. (eds.). International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, p. 93-96

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Open Access
X rays

Projects 2011 2014