Hello there! I am a physician-scientist in training, working in the interdisciplinary field of Computational Pathology. I obtained my M.B.B.Ch. (also known as M.D. in the U.S.) from Cairo University, and my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Informatics from Emory University in Atlanta, GA under the supervision of Dr. Lee A.D. Cooper.
I am a physician by training, and have some exposure to anatomical pathology, particularly breast cancer, through my Ph.D. work. I look forward to formalizing and significantly expanding my knowledge in pathology through residency.
In data science, I mainly work with the following tools/languages:
Programming (*, proficient): Python*, MATLAB*, SQL*, Bash, R, JAVA.
Noteworthy python libraries: tensorflow, keras, pytorch, openslide.
Miscellaneous: Linux, git, docker, RESTful API, Latex.
What do I do?
My dissertation work utilizes crowdsourcing (engaging non-experts to produce data) and machine vision to discover prognostic histologic and genomic elements in breast cancer. A binding theme is the curation of datasets and tools to enable the development of "explainable" models that are amenable to understanding by pathologists and oncologists. I also have a long-standing interest in medical education, mentorship, medical entrepreneurship, and open science.
For more details, feel free to explore the rest of this site or to take a look at my C.V. here. (last updated: July, 2021).