Mirza Faisal Beg, Ph.D., P. Eng.

Professor, School of Engineering Science

Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied Science


Co-Director, Medical Image Analysis Laboratory
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar

B.Tech. (Hons.), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University

Phone: (778)782-5696 (office), Fax: (778)782-4951

Email:

Office: ASB 8857, 8888 University Drive, Simon Fraser University

Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

 

 
 

 Publications, Open Positions

Check out our research on Opthalmic Imaging @ SFU

Here is a photo of me with the team for the Ascent for Alzheimers at the summit of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, September 13, 2010.

 

Here are some photos from the APEGBC 2012 President's Award Ceremony (October 26, 2012) where I was recognized with a Meritorious Achievement Award. Here's a video.

 

Here are some photos from the Faculty of Applied Science award ceremony where I was recognized for excellence in teaching.

 

Check out the talks at the recent Workshop on Mathematics of Brain Imaging we organized here at SFU.

 

 

 

 

Research Interests

Methods: Computational anatomy, algorithms for segmentation and non-rigid registration of medical images, statistical shape analysis of anatomical shapes and time series of functional and structural images. Computational Brain/Retina Anatomy and applications in diagnosis of brain/eye diseases and following their progression over time.

Current Lab Members

  1. Dr. Karteek Popuri, Post-doctoral Research Scientist, PhD, University of Alberta (2013), B-Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
  2. Donghuan Lu, PhD candidate (2013 - )
  3. Pradeep Kumar Reddy, Ph.D. candidate (2008 - ), MS (2005), Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai 
  4. Sieun Lee, Ph.D. candidate (September 2009 - ), B.A.Sc. (SFU, 2009)
  5. Amanmeet Garg, Ph.D. candidate (January 2011 - ), M.A.Sc (SFU, 2011, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology)
  6. Matthew Giassa, M.A.Sc candidate (September 2010 - ), B.A.Sc. (SFU, 2010)

Alumni

LinkedIn Group For Alumni of ENSC-MIAL

  1. Evgeniy Lebed, Ph.D. (Fall 2008 - defended May 6, 2013), MS (2008), University of British Columbia, currently Research Scientist, Macdonald Dewittler and Associates
  2. Weiguang Gavin Ding, M.A.Sc (September 2011 - May 2013), B.A.Sc (B.E. Automation, School of Advanced Engineering, Beihang University, 2010)
  3. Shuo Samuel Liu, M.A.Sc candidate (January 2012 - April 2013 ), B.A.Sc. (SFU 2011)
  4. Andy B. Wu, Ph.D. candidate (September 2010 - April 2012), M.FRM (SFU, 2008), M.A.Sc (SFU, 2007), B.Eng (Wuhan Institute of Technology, China, 2002)
  5. Jingyun Chen, Ph.D. (Sep 2006 - defended November 2011), MS (Tsinghua, 2006), BS(Tsinghua, 2004)
  6. Ali Khan, Ph.D.. candidate (Sep 2006 - defended April 2011), B.A.Sc (SFU, 2006), NSERC PGS-M Scholar, CGS-D Scholar
  7. Eli Gibson, M.A.Sc. candidate (Jan 2007 -2009 ), B.A.Sc (SFU, 2006), NSERC PGS-M Scholar, PGS-D Scholar, currently PhD student, UWO
  8. Shahab Ansari, M.A.Sc candidate (Sep 2005 - 2008), BE (NED), MS (McMaster, 2005), currently Lecturer, GIK Institute of Technology, Pakistan
  9. Sebastiano Barbieri Ph.D.candidate (Apr 2008 - Dec 2008), MS (2008), BS(2006), Universitšat des Saarlandes, Saarbrucken
  10. Behrang Nosrat Makouei, M.A.Sc (SFU, 2008), B.A.Sc (Sharif, 2004), Defended March 2008, currently PhD Student, Univ of Texas, Austin
  11. Vinay Kotamraju, M.A.Sc (SFU, 2008), BE (NIT-Rourkela, 2004), Defended March 2008, currently Scientist at Apple
  12. Ali Khan, Undergraduate NSERC USRA (May - Aug 2006), COOP (Jan-Aug 2004), now PhD student at SFU
  13. Ryan Dickie, Undergraduate, COOP (Jan-April 2006), NSERC USRA (May - Aug 2006), NSERC PGS-M Scholar, now MASC student, UBC
  14. Eli Gibson, Undergraduate NSERC USRA (May - Aug 2006)
  15. Joanne Hui Chen, COOP (Jan - August, 2005)
  16. Stephen Wong, COOP, defended B.A.Sc thesis October 2007
  17. Peter Wang, SFU COOP term (Sep-Dec 2006).
  18. Ryan Dickie, SFU Undergraduate Thesis in Engineering Science, Defended Jan 2007.
  19. Jennard Dy, SFU Undergraduate Thesis in Engineering Science, Defended Spring 2008
  20. Ganesh Swami, COOP, Jan-Aug 2007, defended B.A.Sc. thesis August 2010.

Teaching  (here are some evaluations I've received for my teaching)

  1. Spring 2015: ENSC 474/895 - Medical Image Processing and Analysis
  2. Fall 2014: ENSC 801 - Linear System Theory
  3. Summer 2014: ENSC 383 - Feedback Control Systems
  4. Spring 2014: ENSC 474/895 - Medical Image Processing and Analysis
  5. Summer 2013: ENSC 383 - Feedback Control Systems
  6. Spring 2011:  ENSC 474/895 - Medical Image Processing and Analysis
  7. Spring 2011: APMA 990 - Mathematical Image Processing and Analysis (Co-taught with Dr. Steve Ruuth)
  8. Summer 2010: Feedback Control Systems
  9. Spring 2009: APMA 990 - Mathematical Image Processing and Analysis (Co-taught with Dr. Steve Ruuth)
  10. Spring 2009: ENSC 474 - Medical Image Processing and Analysis
  11. Spring 2008: ENSC 474 - Medical Image Processing and Analysis (summary of topics covered)
  12. Fall 2007: Computational Anatomy and Medical Image Analysis (summary of topics covered)
  13. Fall 2006: ENSC 801 - Linear System Theory (here is a summary of topics covered in this course)
  14. Fall 2006: ENSC 383 - Feedback Control Systems
  15. Summer 2006: ENSC 460/895 - Digital Image Processing and Analysis.
  16. Fall 2005:  ENSC 801 - Linear Systems Theory.
  17. Summer 2005: Digital Image Processing, ENSC 460/895.
  18. Fall 2004: Linear Systems Theory, ENSC 801
  19. Summer 2004: Digital Image Processing, ENSC 460.

LDDMM - Large Deformation Diffeomorphic Metric Mapping

LDDMM at CIS.

Check out recent work at our Autobrainmapping.ca website.

Service

I took part in a fund raising event to raise funds for research into Alzheimer's for the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia by hiking up Mt. Kilimanjaro (got a certificate from the park). We reached the summit of Kilimanjaro on September 13, 2010. Here is a set of pictures I collected to showcase our journey.