Department of Computer Science

Hady Ahmady (Parham) Phoulady Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Office Location

117 Science Bldg.

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2017

T/TH 2:30 - 4:00 pm or by appointment.

Phone

(207)780-4499

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering January 2013 – May 2017,University of South Florida, Tampa, FL - Dissertation: Adaptive Region-Based Approaches for Cellular Segmentation of Bright-Field
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering January 2013 – August 2015 University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Ph.D. in Discrete Mathematics January 2012 – Changed major University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • M.Sc. in (Pure) Mathematics August 2009 – November 2011 Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden - Thesis: Brownian Motions and Scaling Limits of Random Trees and Graphs
  • M.Sc. in Financial Mathematics August 2009 – May 2011 Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden - Thesis: Monte Carlo Methods in American Put Option Pricing
  • B.Sc. in Pure Mathematics August 2001 – May 2007 Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

Research Interests

Research Interests:  Medical Image Analysis, Machine Learning, Biomedical Image Segmentation

Recent Publications

Accepted/Published - P. R. Mouton, H. Ahmady Phoulady, D. B. Goldgof, L. O. Hall, M. Gordon, D. Morgan “Unbiased Estimation of Cell Number Using the Automatic Optical Fractionator”, Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, accepted on November 14, 2016. 

H. Ahmady Phoulady, D. B. Goldgof, L. O. Hall, P. R. Mouton, “Automatic Quantification and Classification of Cervical Cancer via Adaptive Nucleus Shape Modeling”, The International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2016, Phoenix, Arizona.

H. Ahmady Phoulady, D. B. Goldgof, L. O. Hall, P. R. Mouton, “An Approach to Detect and Segment Overlapping Cells in Multi-Layer Cervical Cell Volume Images”, 2016 IEEE 13th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), April 2016, pp. 201–204.

H. Ahmady Phoulady, D. B. Goldgof, L. O. Hall, P. R. Mouton, “Nucleus Segmentation in Histology Images with Hierarchical Multilevel Thresholding”, SPIE Medical Imaging Symposium: Digital Pathology, International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2016, pp. 979 111–979 116.

H. Ahmady Phoulady, B. Chaudhury, D. B. Goldgof, L. O. Hall, P. R. Mouton, A. Hakam, and E. M. Siegel. “Experiments with Large Ensembles for Segmentation and Classification of Cervical Cancer Biopsy Images”, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Oct 2014, pp. 870–875. 

B. Chaudhury, H. Ahmady Phoulady, D. B. Goldgof, L. O. Hall, P. R. Mouton, A. Hakam, and E. M. Siegel. “An ensemble algorithm framework for automated stereology of cervical cancer”, Image Analysis and Processing ICIAP 2013, vol. 8156. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, pp. 823–832.

Presentations

Posters and Presentations

P. R. Mouton, H. Ahmady Phoulady, D. B. Goldgof, L. O. Hall, M. Gordon, D. Morgan, “Tg4510 Mice Provide an Effective Model for Testing Neuroprotective Therapies in Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease”

Alzheimer’s platform presentation at: 46th annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience, November 12-16, 2016; San Diego, CA. - H. Ahmady Phoulady, D. B. Goldgof, L. O. Hall, P. R. Mouton, “Detection and Segmentation of Overlapping Cells in Multi-Layer Cervical Cell Volume Cytology Images”

Poster session presented at: 8th Annual College of Engineering Research Day, University of South Florida, November 5, 2015; Tampa, FL – Best poster award recipient. - H. Ahmady Phoulady, D. B. Goldgof, L. O. Hall, P. R. Mouton, “Automatic Stereology of Substantia Nigra Using a Novel Segmentation Framework Based on the Balloon Active Contour Model”

Poster session presented at: 45th annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience, October 17-21, 2015; Chicago, IL. - H. Ahmady Phoulady, D. B. Goldgof, L. O. Hall, P. R. Mouton, “An Approach for Overlapping Cell Segmentation In Multi-Layer Cervical Cell Volumes”

Method presented at: International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), April 16-19, 2015; New York, NY – Ranked first in the Overlapping Cervical Cytology Image Segmentation Challenge.

Awards and Recognition

Honors and Awards

College of Engineering Research Day Best Poster Award Recipient 2015 University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Winner of the Challenge: Segmentation of Overlapping Cervical Cells from Multilayer Cytology Preparation Volumes 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), New York, NY

Spirit of Innovation Award Scholarship 2015 University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Graduate Student Research Challenge Grant 2012 University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Qualified RoboCup Rescue Simulation Team 2002 Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran Silver Medal (Second Rank) in Iranian National Olympiad in Informatics 2000 Tehran, Iran