Calligrapher, artist, biomedical engineer,
scientific visualization expert and passionate with in silico neuroscience.
Marwan Abdellah, born in Cairo, Egypt in 1987. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Biomedical Engineering with distinction from the Biomedical Engineering Department, School of Engineering at Cairo University in 2009 and 2012 respectively. After his graduation, he worked as a Research Engineer at IBE Technologies R&D Department in a 4D ultrasound machines project. Then he moved to work as an Associate Software Engineer at the Biomedical Department in Symbyo Technologies, currently 360imaging. Afterwards, he joined the Multimedia Laboratory in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) to conduct a research on H.264 & Reconfigurable Video Coding. In 2017, he obtained his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Blue Brain Project at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), under the supervision of Henry Markram and Felix Schürmann. Currently, he is working as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow and Scientific Visualization Engineer in the Blue Brain Project at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). He focused in his M.Sc. thesis research on implementing high performance volume rendering techniques for large scale medical data on heterogeneous platforms. He succeeded in constructing a high performance Fourier Volume Render running entirely on CUDA-capable GPUs. His Ph.D. was focused on building computational models of several brain imaging techniques using physically-plausible models. Among his research interests are High Performance Computing, Heterogeneous Computing, Visualization, Scalable Rendering, Computer Graphics & Modeling, Medical Image Processing, Medical Imaging and In Silico Neuroscience. In 2009, Abdellah was awarded a graphics card from NVIDIA for accelerating a 4D ultrasound reconstruction software in a workshop on High Performance Computing at the International Center of Theoretical Physics (ICTP) held in Trieste, Italy. His graduation project was awarded by ITIDA and Egyptian ministers of Telecommunications & Higher Education during a celebration organized by ITIDA in March 2010.