Ahmed Bouridane

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Ahmed Bouridane received an “Ingenieur d’Etat” degree in electronics from “Ecole Nationale Polytechnique” of Algiers (ENPA), Algeria, in 1982, an M.Phil. degree in electrical engineering (VLSI design for signal processing) from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, U.K., in 1988, and an Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (computer vision) from the University of Nottingham, U.K., in 1992. From 1992 to 1994, he worked as a Research Developer in telesurveillance and access control applications. In 1994, he joined Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, U.K., initially as Lecturer in computer architecture and image processing and later on he was promoted to Reader in Computer Science. He is now a full Professor in Image Engineering and Security and leads the Computational Intelligence and Visual Computing Group at Northumbria University at Newcastle (UK), and his research interests are in machine learning with applications to imaging for forensics and security, quantitative pathology and bi-medical engineering, homeland security and video analytics. He has authored and co-authored more than 350 publications and two research books on imaging for forensics and security; and Biometric Security and privacy.


Prof. Bouridane is a Senior Member of IEEE.


Key Publications:


R. Jiang, A. Bouridane, D. Crookes, E. Celebi and H.-L. Wei “Privacy-Protected Facial Biometric Verification via Fuzzy Forest Learning” IEEE Transaction son Fuzzy Systems (TFS), Vol. 24, Issue 4, pp.779-790, 2015.


Somaya Al-Maadeed, Mehdi Bourif, Richard Jiang and Ahmed Bouridane “Low-Quality Facial Biometric Verification via Dictionary-based Random Pooling” Pattern Recognition 52, 238-248


Mourad Djellab, Abderrahmane Amrouche, Ahmed Bouridane and Noureddine Mehallegue “Algerian Modern Colloquial Arabic Speech Corpus (AMCASC): Regional Accents Recognition within Complex Socio-Linguistic Environments” Springer Language Resources and Evaluation Journal, pp-1-27, 2016.


Richard Jiang, Somaya Al-Maadeed, Ahmed Bouridane, Danny Crookes and Emre Celebi “Face Recognition in Scrambled Domain via Salience-Aware Ensembles of Many Kernels” IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security 11 (8), 1807-1817.


Ahmad Chaddad, Christian Desrosiers, Ahmed Bouridane, Matthew Toews, Lama Hassan, Camel Tanougast “Multi Texture Analysis of Colorectal Cancer Continuum Using Multispectral Imagery” PloS one 11 (2).


[77] Meriem Dorsaf Bounneche, Larbi Boubchir, Ahmed Bouridane, Bachir Nekhoul, Arab Ali-Chérif “Multi-spectral palmprint recognition based on oriented multiscale log-Gabor filters” Neurocomputing Journal, Volume 205, 12 September 2016, Pages 274–286.


R Boubezari, H Le Minh, F Gassemlooy and A Bouridane “Smartphone Camera Based Visible Light Communication” Transactions IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 34, Issue 17, pp4121-4127, 2016.


Faraz Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Atif Tahir, Fouad Khelifi, Ahmed Bouridane and Resheed Almotaeryi “  Robust off-line text independent writer identification using bagged discrete cosine transform features” Elsevier Journal Expert Systems with Applications, Volume 71, 1 April 2017, Pages 404–415.


R Jiang, ATS Ho, I Cheheb, N Al-Maadeed, S Al-Maadeed, A Bouridane “Emotion recognition from scrambled facial images via many graph embedding” Pattern Recognition 67, 2017, 245-251.


Remy Peyret, Ahmed Bouridane, Fouad Khelifi, Muhammad Atif Tahir and Somaya Al-Maadeed “Automatic Classification of Colorectal and Prostatic Histologic tumor Images using Multiscale Multispectral Local Binary Pattern Texture Features and Stacked Generalization” Elsevier Neurocomputing Journal, No. 275, 2018, pp.83-93.


F Khelifi and A Bouridane, Perceptual Video Hashing for Content Identification and Authentication, IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (in press),  DOI: 10.1109/TCSVT.2017.2776159


Baharak Ahmaderaghi, Fatih Kurugollu, Jesus Martinez Del Rincon and Ahmed Bouridane “Blind Image Watermark Detection Algorithm Based on Discrete Shearlet Transform Using Statistical Decision Theory” IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTATIONAL IMAGING, VOL. 4, NO. 1, MARCH 2018, pp.46-59.


O. Lishani, Larbi Boubchir, Emad Khalifa and Ahmed Bouridane “Human gait recognition using GEI-based local multi-scale feature descriptors” Multimedia Tools Applications (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-018-5752-8.


Faraz Ahmad Khan, Fouad Khelifi, Muhammad Atif Tahir, Ahmed Bouridane “Dissimilarity Gaussian Mixture Models for Efficient Offline Handwritten Text-Independent Identification Using SIFT and RootSIFT Descriptors” IEEE Transactions on Information Security and Forensics, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp.289-303.


Tengku Mohd Afendi, Fatih Kurugollu, Danny Crookes, Ahmed Bouridane, Mohsen Farid “Frontal View Gait Recognition with Fusion of Depth Features from a Time of Flight Camera” IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Vol. 14 , Issue 4, pp.1067-1082.


Ruqayya Awan, SomayaAl-Maadeed, Rafif Al-Saady and Ahmed Bouridane “Glandular structure-guided classification of microscopic colorectal images using deep learning” Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering (in press) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compeleceng.2019.106450


X Liu, S Bi, S Fang, A Bouridane “Bayesian Inferred Self-Attentive Aggregation for Multi-Shot Person Re-Identification” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (in press), 2020

Education/Academic qualification

Computing, PhD

1 Jan 198931 Dec 2099

Award Date: 1 Jan 1989


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