Alaa Eldin Abdelaal

Alaa Eldin Abdelaal

I am a Vanier Scholar and PhD candidate at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Depratment at the University of British Columbia. I am working as a research assistant at The Robotics and Control Laboratory. I am co-advised by Dr. Tim Salcudean and Dr. Gregory Hager. I completed my M.Sc. degree at the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University where I worked as a research assistant at the Network Systems Lab (NSL) under the supervision of Dr. Mohamed Hefeeda. I received my B.Sc. degree in Computers and Systems Engineering from Mansoura University, Egypt. For further information, please see my CV.



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Publications:

1. Alaa Eldin Abdelaal, Jordan Liu, Nancy Hong, Gregory D. Hager, Septimiu E. Salcudean. “Parallelism in Autonomous Robotic Surgery”. In IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 6.2:1824–1831, 2021. Also accepted for presentation at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2021. [pdf]
2. Alaa Eldin Abdelaal, Apeksha Avinash, Megha Kalia, Gregory D. Hager, Septimiu E. Salcudean. “A multi-camera, multi-view system for training and skill assessment for robot-assisted surgery”. In the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 15:1369–1377, 2020. [pdf]
3. Alaa Eldin Abdelaal, Gregory D. Hager, Septimiu E. Salcudean. “Multimodal Training by Demonstration for Robot-Assisted Surgery”. In Proc. of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), HRI Pioneers Workshop, Cambridge, UK, March 2020. [pdf]
4. Apeksha Avinash, Alaa Eldin Abdelaal, Septimiu E. Salcudean. “Evaluation of Increasing Camera Baseline on Depth Perception in Surgical Robotics”. In Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Paris, France, May 2020. [pdf]
5. Alaa Eldin Abdelaal, Prateek Mathur, Septimiu E. Salcudean. "Robotics in Vivo: A Perspective on Human-Robot Interaction in Surgical Robotics". Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems, 3:221–242, 2020. [pdf]
6. Alaa Eldin Abdelaal, Maram Sakr, Apeksha Avinash, Shahed Khan Mohammed, Armaan Kaur Bajwa, Mohakta Sahni, Soheil Hor, Sidney Fels, Septimiu E. Salcudean. "Play Me Back: A Unified Training Platform for Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery". In IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 4.2:554–561, 2019. Also presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Montreal, QC, Canada, May 2019 [pdf]
7. Apeksha Avinash, Alaa Eldin Abdelaal, Prateek Mathur, Septimiu E. Salcudean. "A "Pick-Up" Stereoscopic Camera with Visual-Motor Aligned Control for the da Vinci Surgical System: A Preliminary Study". In the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 14.7:1197–1206, 2019. [Winner of Best Bench-to-Bedside Award at the 10th International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions (IPCAI), Rennes, France 2019]. [pdf]
8. Alaa Eldin Abdelaal, Tamir Hegazy, Mohamed Hefeeda. "Event-based Control as a Cloud Service". In Proc. of the American Control Conference (ACC), Seattle, WA, May 2017. [pdf]
9. Alaa Eldin Abdelaal, Maram Sakr, Richard Vaughan. "LOST Highway: a Multiple-Lane Ant-Trail Algorithm to Reduce Congestion in Large-Population Multi-Robot Systems". In Proc. of the 14th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), Edmonton, Alberta, May 2017. [pdf]

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