Mohammad Ali Maraci

Mohammad Ali Maraci

Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford

About

I'm a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford. My research is focused on developing data analytics and machine learning tools to tackle healthcare challenges in limited-resource settings. I currently work on finding novel image analysis solutions to allow non-experts operate ultrasound machines and interpret such images without requiring an extensive amount training.

I was also part of Oxford Centre for Affordable Healthcare Technologies (Ox-CAHT) during the course of my DPhil, a student lead organization focused on developing affordable medical devices and solutions to be used in limited resource settings.

Awards and Scholarships

University of Oxford EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account Technology Fund (2016-2017)
CDT in Healthcare Innovation Overseas Placement Award (2015)
Wolfson Innovate Highly Commended Prize (2014) – A competition for social innovation.
St Hilda’s College Travel Grant (2014) and Research Grant (2013).
Semi-finalist for the $1m Hult prize regional competition (2014) – Hult prize is one of the largest student competitions to solve the world's toughest challenges.
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)

Thesis

Towards engineering ultrasound image analysis solutions for resource constrained environments.Click to download

Publications

Maraci MA, Napolitano R, Papageorghiou A, Noble JA. Fisher Vector Encoding for Detecting Objects of Interest in Ultrasound Videos. International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 16-19 April 2015, New York, USA.Click to download

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, Boston, USA. Click to download

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, Boston, USA.Click to download

Clifford GD, Arteta C, Zhu T, Pimentel MP, Santos MD, Domingos JS, Maraci MA and Oster J, A scalable mHealth system for non-communicable disease management, IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 10-13 October 2014, Silicon Valley, California, USA.Click to download

Pimentel MP, Santos MD, Maraci MA, Arteta C, Domingos JS, Clifton DA, Clifford GD, A $5 Smart Blood Pressure System, IET Appropriate Healthcare Technologies for Low Resource Settings (AHT), 17-18 September 2014, London, UK.Click to download

Papastylianou T, Behar J, Guazzi A, Jorge J, Laranjeira S, Maraci MA, Clifford GD, Hope RA, Thomson P, Smart handpumps: technical aspects of a one-year field trial in rural Kenya, IET Appropriate Healthcare Technologies for Low Resource Settings (AHT), 17-18 September 2014, London, UK.Click to download

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)

Pimentel MP, Santos MD, Arteta C, Domingos JS, Maraci MA, Clifford GD, Respiratory Rate Estimation from the Oscillometric Waveform Obtained from a Non-Invasive Cuff-Based Blood Pressure Device, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 26-30 August 2014, Chicago, Illinois, USA.Click to download

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

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

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. Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries conference 2013. *Authors with equal contribution. Click to download

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
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/maraci