Tamer F. Rabie

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This work develops a new robust statistical framework for blind image denoising. Robust statistics addresses the problem of estimation when the idealized assumptions about a system are occasionally violated. The contaminating noise in an image is considered as a violation of the assumption of spatial coherence of the image intensities and is treated as an(More)
Our project aims at supporting the creation of sustainable and meaningful longer-term human-robot relationships through the creation of embodied robots with face recognition and natural language dialogue capabilities, which exploit and publish social information available on the web (Facebook). Our main underlying experimental hypothesis is that such(More)
Coronary artery thrombosis is often initiated by platelet activation on collagen-rich subendothelial layers in the disrupted atherosclerotic plaque. The activating platelet collagen receptor glycoprotein VI (GPVI) noncovalently associates with the Fc receptor gamma-chain (FcRgamma), which signals through its immunoreceptor-tyrosine-based activation motif(More)
We employ a virtual marine world inhabited by realistic artificial animals as an ALife laboratory for developing and evaluating zoomimetic perception and learning algorithms. In particular, we propose active perception strategies that enable artificial marine animals to navigate purposefully through their world by using computer vision algorithms to analyze(More)
Platelet interaction with subendothelial collagen is crucial for hemostasis and thrombosis. Under conditions of elevated shear, platelet adhesion and activation on collagen requires the coordinated action of glycoprotein (GP) Ib and GPVI, which may be physically and functionally linked in the platelet membrane. While the surface expression of GPIb can be(More)
Although existing robotic systems are interesting to interact with in the short term, it has been shown that after some weeks of quasi-regular encounters, humans gradually lose their interest, and meaningful longer-term human-robot relationships are not established. An underlying hypothesis driving the proposed project is that such relationships can be(More)
Lipid-rich atherosclerotic plaques are vulnerable, and their rupture can cause the formation of a platelet- and fibrin-rich thrombus leading to myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke. Although the role of plaque-based tissue factor as stimulator of blood coagulation has been recognized, it is not known whether plaques can cause thrombus formation through(More)