Meet our Researcher: Dr Ali Kattan

Earth-Day-2014Dr Ali Kattan is a member of the BRAINetwork Research Team. He is currently a lecturer at Ishik Universty in Iraq. He was a former postgraduate student and postdoctoral fellow of Prof Dr Rosni Abdullah of the School of Computer Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Prof Dr Rosni was his supervisor and is also a co-researcher of BRAINetwork.

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Dr Ali Kattan

Although Dr Ali Kattan has qualifications in computer sciences (B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D.), nevertheless, his academic experience is transdisciplinary with strong ties to Engineering, Neuroscience, Education as well as the industry. He utilises ideas from biology to inform his research in Computer Sciences. Dr Ali Kattan specialises in Artificial Intelligence and Parallel Implementation focusing on Optimization, Computational Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks. This is not limited to theoretical research boundaries, but is extended to actual implementation in the form of usable software to apply the ideas and concepts to an actual problem.

During his post-doctoral period Dr Ali Kattan was working in collaboration with BRAINetwork at Universiti Sains Malaysia to facilitate for value added tools for neuroscientists in the form of decision support systems and expert systems. Advances in neuroimaging technologies and other instrumentations such as EEG, fMRI and Motion Analysis Systems, etc. have enabled Neurologists to conduct a more thorough research that addresses many areas like learning, education, disabilities, brain injuries. Most of these technologies provide a form of digital output data using special software. This data can be further analyzed and studied to provide yet more insights and provide researchers with value added information. This is the focus of Dr Ali’s research in BRAINtwork, and we are proud to have him as our co-researcher.

Below are a few of the research papers published by Dr Ali and Prof Rosni in 2013. You can click on the images to view the abstract/ paper.

Screen Shot 2014-04-27 at 7.33.45 AMScreen Shot 2014-04-27 at 7.42.17 AMScreen Shot 2014-04-27 at 8.24.38 AMAli Kattan and Rosni Abdullah, (2013) A Dynamic Self-Adaptive Music-Inspired Optimization Algorithm for the Hippocampus Localization in Histological Images:A Preliminary Study, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 104-111, 2013.

Ali Kattan, Rosni Abdullah, (2013) Solving Continuous Optimization Problems using a Dynamic Self-Adaptive Harmony Search Algorithm, International Journal of Soft Computing and Software Engineering (JSCSE), ISSN: 2251-7545 & DOI: 10.7321/jscse.

Ali Kattan, Rosni Abdullah, (2013) A dynamic self-adaptive harmony search algorithm for continuous optimization problems, Journal of Applied Mathematics & Computation, Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amc.2013.02.074

Ali Kattan, Rosni Abdullah, Zong Woo Geem, 2011. Artificial Neural Network Training and Software Implementation Techniques, Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA.

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