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    Dr Bashir Al-Diri

    Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader

    School of Computer Science
    College of Science

    About Bashir Al-Diri

    Dr. Bashir Al-Diri Bashir joined the Lincoln School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln in 2009. His main research is concerned with the development of computer vision algorithms to analyse retinal blood vessels for characterization of diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Al-Diri developed a robust fully automated system for retinal vascular segmentation and measurement, which provides a unique combination of good segmentation and superior measurement performance. It is thus uniquely well-suited to act as a base for research into the diagnosis of vascular diseases that cause measurable changes to the geometry of retinal vessels. Dr. Al-Diri research includes computer vision, medical image analysis, automated surveillance, artificial intelligence, speech recognition, language corpus and lexical analysis, and applications of active contour models.

    Department Responsibilities

    Program leader for MSc Computer Science Member of Faculty of Science Board of Studies

    Subject Specialism

    Computer Vision


    • PGCE HETL, University of Lincoln (2010)
    • Ph.D., Computer Vision; University of Lincoln (2008).
    • M.Sc.; Computer Science; The University of Jordan (2002).
    • B.Sc.; Computer Science; Mu’tah University (1989).

    Professional Affiliations

    • Fellow of the HE Academy
    • Member of the IEEE.
    • Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
    • Member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG).

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Al-Diri is the editor-in-chief of the “International Journal of Advances in Computer Science and its Applications - IJCSIA” journal. Al-Diri was an organizing committee member for 2nd International Conference on Integrative Biology Summit. August 04-05, 2014 Chicago, USA; and he was invited speaker at the “3rd International Conference on Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology” (Ophthalmology-2013) on April 15-17, 2013; held at Hilton Chicago/Northbrook, USA; hosted by OMICS Group Conferences. Al-Diri has reviewed grants (EPSRC and Action Medical Research for children) and papers in various international Journals (CMIG, CBM, TMI, TBE, JCSB, PLoS ONE, …) and conferences (SPIE, ICIAR , MICCAI, EMBC, WCE, …).

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    Research Projects

    • A data mining platform to revolutionise synthetic sport surface — Awarded £187,330 by KTP Innovate UK in 2017
    • A Robotic Mushroom Harvester — Awarded £118,817 by Innovate UK in 2017
    • Assessment of retinal vascular geometry in patients with age related macular degeneration — Awarded £15,000 by Fight for Sight in 2015
    • REtinal Vascular Modelling, Measurement and Diagnosis (REVAMMAD) Project — Awarded £3,200,000 by European Union’s 7th Framework (FP7) Marie Curie Initial Training Network programme in 2013

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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