Mohammad Ali Maraci

About

I'm a graduate reading for DPhil at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation, at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. I joined the CDT in healthcare innovation program in 2011, as part of my journey back to academia, due to a strong emphasis on the academic aspects as well as the commercial aspects of research in this program. I currently work on finding novel image analysis solutions in order to allow non-experts to easily operate ultrasound machines and interpret such images without requiring an extensive amount training, under the supervision of professor Alison Noble.

Research

I am currently a research student under the supervision of Professor J. Alison Nobel. My project is mainly focused on engineering ultrasound image analysis solutions for resource-constrained areas.

I am also part of Oxford Centre for Affordable Healthcare Technologies (Ox-CAHT), a student lead organization focused in developing affordable medical devices to be used in developing countries.

Awards and Scholarships

Wolfson Innovate Highly Commended Prize (2014)

Finalist for the $1m Hult prize regional competition (2014)

St Hildas College Research Grant (2013)

CDT Research Symposium Poster Presentation Prize (2013)

ESRC grant for New Mobile Citizen and Water Point Sustainability in rural Africa (2012)

DFID grant for Smart Water Systems phase 2 (2011)

Dell Best Innovation Leveraging Technology Award (2012)

John Fell Fund for Mobile Water Systems (2011)

CDT Postgraduate Studentship in Healthcare Innovation (2011)

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Qualification (2008)

Publications

Maraci MA, Napolitano R, Papageorghiou A, Noble JA. Object Classification in an Ultrasound Video Using LP-SIFT Features. Medical Computer Vision workshop (MCV), MICCAI 2014.

Maraci MA, Napolitano R, Papageorghiou A, Noble JA. Searching for Structures of Interest in an Ultrasound Video Sequence. Machine Learning in Medical Imaging workshop (MLMI), MICCAI 2014.

Maraci MA, Napolitano R, Papageorghiou A, Noble JA. Searching for Structures of Interest in an Ultrasound Video Sequence with an Application for detection of Breech. Proceedings of the 24th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology - ISUOG 2014, 14-17 September 2014. (Abstract)

Maraci MA, Napolitano R, Papageorghiou A, Noble JA. Fetal Head Detection on Images from a Low-Cost Portable USB Ultrasound Device Conference. Proc. of Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA) 2013. Click to download paper

Maraci MA, Napolitano R, Papageorghiou A, Noble JA. Automatic Fetal Head Detection on video clips from a Low-Cost Portable USB Ultrasound (US) Device. Proceedings of the 23rd World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology - ISUOG 2013, 6-9 October 2013. (Abstract). Click to download paper

Behar J*, Guazzi A*, Jorge J*, Maraci MA*, Laranjeira S*, Papastylianou T*, Thomson P*, Clifford GD., Hope RA. Software Architecture to Monitor Handpump Performance in Rural Kenya. Proceedings of Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries conference 2013. *Authors with equal contribution. Click to download paper

Contact Details

Institute of Biomedical Engineering Department of Engineering Science Old Road Campus Research Building University of Oxford Headington Oxford OX3 7DQ, UK.

mohammad.maraci (at) eng.ox.ac.uk