Hello there! I am a Visiting Pre-doctoral Fellow at Northwestern University's Department of Pathology and a Ph.D. candidate at Emory University's Department of Computer Science (Biomedical Informatics track). I hold an M.B.B.Ch (a.k.a M.D. in the U.S.) from Cairo University in Egypt and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. I work in the interdisciplinary field of Computational Pathology, and intend to pursue a physician-scientist career, addressing fundamental clinical needs using machine learning. I work under supervision of Dr. Lee A.D. Cooper and Dr. David M. Gutman.
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 after graduation.
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).