Abdalla G. M. Ahmed

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We describe a simple push-pull optimization (PPO) algorithm for blue-noise sampling by enforcing spatial constraints on given point sets. Constraints can be a minimum distance between samples, a maximum distance between an arbitrary point and the nearest sample, and a maximum deviation of a sample's capacity (area of Voronoi cell) from the mean capacity.(More)
We describe a novel technique for the fast production of large point sets with different spectral properties. In contrast to tile-based methods we use so-called AA Patterns: ornamental point sets obtained from quantization errors. These patterns have a discrete and structured number-theoretic nature, can be produced at very low costs, and possess an(More)
Writing this thesis work was a draining task. It has given me a new insight into how all of those stacks of theses found at The American University in Cairo library actually got there. Those theses represent not only the work of their authors, but also of all the reviewers and advisors who play a role in that long trail from thesis topic selection to its(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether there is a relationship between the findings of routine postpartum ultrasonographic scanning and puerperal uterine complications such as heavy delayed postpartum hemorrhage, retained products of conception, and need for uterine curettage; and to estimate the value of both routine ultrasonographic scanning and clinical data in(More)
A thorough comparison is made between the different implementation schemes of Space-Time and Space-Frequency Block Coded OFDM, showing the features of each alternative, and suggesting typical situations where it excels. New designs are also introduced to complete the comparison set. The issue of mixing diversity modes is addressed, too.