American Journal of Biomedical Engineering

American Journal of Biomedical Engineering provides a forum for the publication of the latest developments in biomedical engineering, and reflects the essential multidisciplinary nature of the subject. The journal publishes in-depth critical reviews, scientific papers and technical notes.


Ahmad Taher Azar

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Biomedical Engineering

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Computers and Information, Benha University, Egypt

Research Areas

Soft computing, Computational intelligence, Control System Analysis, Systems Engineering, System Dynamics, Robotics and Systems, Process Control, Intelligent control systems, Modeling of biomedical Systems, Statistical Analysis, Decision Making Analysis

Education

2006-2009Ph.DSystems and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt
2002-2006M.ScSystems and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt

Experience

2012–CurrentlyComputer and Software Engineering Department, Misr University for Science & Technology (MUST), 6th of October City, Egypt.
2011–2012Assistant Professor, Electrical Communication & Electronics, Systems Engineering department, Modern Sciences and Arts, University (MSA), 6th of October City, Egypt.
2007-2009Assistant lecturer, Biomedical Engineering Department, Misr University for science andTechnology, 6th of October City, Egypt.
2006-2007Assistant lecturer, Systems and Biomedical Engineeringdepartment, Tenth of Ramadan City University, Tenth of Ramadan City, Egypt.
2002-2006Teaching Assistant, Systems and Biomedical Engineering department, Tenth of Ramadan City University, Tenth of Ramadan City, Egypt.
2001-2002Maintenance Engineer, BM-Egypt Company, Cairo, Egypt.
2000-2001Maintenance Engineer, Medical Scientific Commercial Agency (MESCA) for Medical Instruments

Academic Achievement

2006, Academic Excellence Award, Budapest University For Applied Science, Hungary
2008, System Dynamics Society Scholarship, Athens, Greece
2010, Listed in the 27th Edition of Who's Who in the World, Marquis Who's Who, USA.
2011, Listed in the 29th Edition of Who's Who in the World, Marquis Who's Who, USA.

Membership

Egyptian Engineering Society
Professional member in the Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Vice President Of Egypt System Dynamics Chapter
Vice chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Egypt Chapter
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Technical Committee on Computational Collective Intelligence
IEEE Control Systems Society
Int. System dynamics Society Member
UK Chapter Group of System Dynamics
Saudi Society of Nephrology
KES International Intelligent Member Community Portal
Academic Member of KES Focus Group on Agent and Multi-agent Systems

Publications: Journals

[1]  Azar AT, Mohamed Abdalla S.A, Wahba K, Massoud W (2007) Association between Dialysis Dose Improvement and Nutritional Status among Hemodialysis Patients. Am J Nephrol.; 27(2):113-9.
[2]  Azar AT (2008) Estimation of Accurate and New Method for Hemodialysis Dose Calculation. Clinical Medicine: Urology Journal, Issue 1: pp 15-21.
[3]  Azar AT (2008) Biofeedback Systems and Adaptive Control Hemodialysis Treatment. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl.; 19(6):895-903.
[4]  Azar AT (2009) The Influence Of Maintenance Quality On Hemodialysis Efficiency. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl.; 20(1):49-56.
[5]  Azar AT (2009) Effect of Dialysate Temperature on Hemodynamic Stability among Hemodialysis Patients. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl.; 20(4):596-603.
[6]  Azar AT (2009) Increasing Dialysate Flow Rate Increases Dialyzer Urea Clearance And Dialysis Efficiency: An In Vivo Study", Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl.; 20(6):1023-9.
[7]  Azar AT, Kandil AH, Wahba KM (2010) Effect of slowing blood flow technique on post-dialysis urea rebound and equilibrated dialysis dose. Journal of Engineering and Applied Science. 57(4): 297-311.
[8]  Azar AT (2011) Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy system as a novel approach for predicting post-dialysis urea rebound. International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (IJISTA), 10(3): 302–330.
[9]  Azar AT (2011) A Novel System for Hemodialysis Efficiency Monitoring. Int. J. Healthcare Technology and Management (IJHTM); 12(2):132 – 167.
[10]  Azar AT (2011) Neuro-Fuzzy System for Cardiac Signals Classification. International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control (IJMIC); 13(1/2): 108– 116.
[11]  Azar AT, Wahba KM (2011) Artificial Neural Network for Prediction of Equilibrated Dialysis Dose without Intradialytic Sample. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl.; 22(4):705-711.
[12]  Azar AT (2011) Biomedical engineering specialization and future challenges. International Journal of biomedical Engineering and Technology (IJBET); 6(2): 163:177.
[13]  Azar AT. System Dynamics As A Useful Technique For Complex Systems. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IJISE), Accepted in July 11, 2010, under Publishing.
[14]  Azar AT. System dynamics for ultrafiltration control during hemodialysis. International Journal of biomedical Engineering and Technology (IJBET), 9(1): 1-24.
[15]  Azar AT. Assessment of hemodialysis Adequacy: A novel regression analysis formula. International Journal of biomedical Engineering and Technology (IJBET), Accepted in April 11, 2011, under Publishing.
[16]  Azar AT, Balas VE, Olariu T. Statistical Methods and Artificial Neural Networks Techniques in Electromyography. International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA), 1(1), 39-47.
[17]  Azar AT. A novel ANFIS Application for Prediction of Post-Dialysis Blood Urea Concentration. International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (IJISTA), Accepted, under Publishing.
[18]  Azar AT. Multi-Adaptive Neural-Fuzzy System as a Novel Predictor of in-vivo Blood Side Dialyzer Urea Clearance. International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT). Accepted, under publishing.
[19]  Azar AT. Faster Neural Network Learning Algorithms For Medical Applications. Neural Computing and Applications. Accepted, under publishing.
[20]  Azar AT. Overview of Type-2 Fuzzy logic systems. International Journal of Fuzzy System Applications (IJFSA). Accepted under publishing.

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums

[1]  Azar A, Massoud W and El Sayed E (2006) The Effect Of Improving Kt/V Values On Rate Of Hospitalization Among Dialysis Patients. 25th Annual Congress Of The Egyptian Society of Nephrology, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, February 14-17.
[2]  Azar A, Mohamed Abdalla SA and Wahba K (2006) Analyzing the Dynamic Implications For Improving Hemodialysis Session Performance By System Dynamics Approach. 24th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Nijmegen, Netherlands, July 23 – 27.
[3]  Azar A, Mohamed Abdalla SA, Wahba K and Massoud W (2006) Automated Feedback Control For Hemodialysis System. Third Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference (CIBEC'06), Cairo, Egypt, December 21-24.
[4]  Azar A, Mohamed Abdalla SA, Wahba K and Massoud W (2006) System Dynamics Modeling versus Urea Kinetic Modeling. Third Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference (CIBEC'06), Cairo, Egypt, December 21-24.
[5]  Azar A, Wahba, K and Mohamed, Abdalla SA (2007) System Dynamics Highlights the Effect of Maintenance on Hemodialysis Performance. The 25th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Boston, Massachusetts USA, July 29 – August 2.
[6]  Azar AT, Mohamed, Abdalla S.A, Wahba, K and Massoud W (2008) Novel Modeling Technique for Hemodialysis Efficiency Assessment. 2nd International conference on Advanced Control Circuits & systems (ACCS’08), March 30-April 2, Cairo, Egypt.
[7]  Azar AT, Kandil AH, Wahba K and Massoud W (2008) Prediction Of Postdialysis Blood Urea Concentration Using Artificial Neural Network. 2nd International conference on Advanced Control Circuits & systems (ACCS’08), March 30-April 2, Cairo, Egypt.
[8]  Azar AT, Kandil AH, Wahba K and Massoud W (2008) Adaptive Control Hemodialysis System: Conceptualization and Research Design. 2nd International conference on Advanced Control Circuits & systems (ACCS’08), March 30-April 2, Cairo, Egypt.
[9]  Azar A and Wahba K (2008) Biofeedback Control Of Ultrafiltration For Prevention Of Hemodialysis-Induced Hypotension. 26th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, July 20 – 24, Athens, Greece.
[10]  Azar A and Wahba K (2008) Association between Neural Network and System Dynamics to Predict Dialysis Dose During Hemodialysis. 26th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, July 20 – 24, Athens, Greece.
[11]  Azar AT, Kandil AH, Wahba K, Elgarhy AM and Massoud W (2008) "Neuro- Fuzzy System for Post-dialysis Urea Rebound Prediction", IEEE 4th Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference (CIBEC’08), Cairo, Egypt, Dec 18- 20.
[12]  Azar AT, Balas VE, Olariu T (2010) Artificial Neural Network For Accurate Prediction Of Post-Dialysis Urea Rebound. SOFA 2010, 4th International Workshop on Soft Computing Applications, pp. 165-170, 15–17, Arad, Romania.
[13]  Azar AT, Balas VE (2010) Artificial Neural Network For Electromyographic Classification. International Symposium Research and Education in Innovation Era, 3rd Edition (ISREIE 2010), November 11-12, Arad, Romania.
[14]  Azar AT, Balas VE, Olariu T (2011) Classification Of EEG-Based Brain- Computer Interfaces. MedDecSup 2011: International Workshop on Next Generation Intelligent Medical Decision Support System. September 18-19, Targu, Mures, Romania.
[15]  Azar AT (2011) HemoDiaDynamics as a novel system for dialysis Efficiency Monitoring. CIN '2011-6th Congress Of Nephrology In Internet.
[16]  Azar AT, Balas VE, Olariu T (2012) Classification and Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy. MedDecSup 2012: International Workshop on Next Generation Intelligent Medical Decision Support System. July 10-11, Sofia, Bulgaria

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  Azar AT (2010) Fuzzy Systems. IN-TECH, Vienna, Austria, ISBN 978-953-7619-92-3.
[2]  Azar AT (2012) Modeling Techniques of Hemodialysis System. Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin/Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3642274572
[3]  Azar AT (2012) Modeling and Control of Dialysis Systems: Solutions Manual. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG Germany. ISBN 978-3-8473-2333-4
[4]  Azar AT (2012) Biofeedback Systems and Soft Computing Techniques of Dialysis. Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin/Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-642-27557-9.
[5]  Azar AT and Eljamel MS (2012) Medical Robotics. In Sobh, T. and Xiong, X. Prototyping of Robotic Systems: Applications of Design and Implementation, IGI Global, USA, ISBN: 978-1466601765.
[6]  Azar AT (2012) Overview of Biomedical Engineering. In Joel J.P.C.; Isabel de la Torre Diez, and Beatriz Sainz de Abajo. Telemedicine and E-Health Services, Policies and Applications: Advancements and Developments, IGI Global, USA, ISBN: 978-1466608887. pp. 112-139.