Marwan Abdellah, born in Cairo, Egypt in 1987. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Biomedical Engineering with distinction from the Systems & Biomedical Engineering Department, School of Engineering at Cairo University in 2009 and 2012 respectively. In 2017, he obtained a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Blue Brain Project at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) under the supervision of Henry Markram and Felix Schurmann.
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. 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.
Currently, he is working as a Post-doctoral Researcher 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.
Abdellah has been awarded a graphics card from NVIDIA during attending a workshop in High Performance Computing at the International Center of Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. His graduation project was honored by ITIDA and Egyptian ministers of Telecommunications & Higher Education during a celebration organized by ITIDA in March 2010.