Eng. Mohanad Alkhodari is a Research Associate at the Healthcare Engineering Innovation Center (HEIC) under the department of Biomedical Engineering at Khalifa University (KU), UAE. He is also an active reviewer at the Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics (JMIHI). Eng. Alkhodari received his Bachelor’s degree with honor in Electrical Engineering from Abu Dhabi University (ADU), United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2017. He received his Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from American University of Sharjah (AUS), UAE in 2019. Prior to joining KU, he held research appointments at the department of Computer Science and Engineering of AUS and at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of ADU during summer 2019. While pursuing his Master’s degree at AUS, he worked as a Teaching and Research Assistant at the College of Engineering under a full scholarship granted by the university to distinguished students. During his undergraduate studies, he joined the Institute Center for Microsystems (iMicro) at Masdar Institute of KU working on ultrasound systems design as a Research Intern. Additionally, Eng. Alkhodari undertook a practical training in biomedical engineering, specialized in medical equipment and imaging instrumenation, at Health Shield Medical Center (HSMC) of Capital Health, Abu Dhabi in summer 2018.
Eng. Alkhodari has been conducting research in multidisciplinary biomedical engineering areas including biological signal analysis, medical imaging development, and artificial intellegence. He also applies deep/machine learning techniques in several medical applications that highlight mainly cardiovascular dysfunctionality, coronary artery diseases, and cardiac arrhythmias. Furthermore, he investigates other research fields including CT lungs motion-management in image-guided radiation therapy, medical microwave tomography image-recostruction enhancements, and sleep patterns analysis and detection. He authored by far a book chapter and more than 12 scientific papers in international journals and conferences.
During his Master’s studies, Eng. Alkhodari was a representative of the Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Master’s programs for the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Student Chapter at AUS. In spring 2017, he won the first place in the Undergraduate Research Competition (URC) held at ADU with his graduation research of a smartphone thermal imaging system for diabetic patients, out of which he authored and published in a reputable journal. In spring 2019, he won the first place at the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) Innovations in Health Hackathon with a group idea of a smart wearable cap for epileptic patients.