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Computer science faculty member to publish two papers

Dr. Heba Elgazzar, assistant professor of computer science at Morehead State University, will have two articles published in an upcoming book series and will present those papers at the 2020 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing (CSCE Congress).  

"Activity Recognition for Elderly using Machine Learning Algorithms," will be presented at the 22nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ICAI'20) and focuses on designing and applying machine learning methods to analyze publicly available datasets collected by wearable sensors used by elderly people to identify different activities such as sitting and walking. This can help in providing the medical services required for the elderly based on the detected activity using a small number of collected features from sensors.

"Content-Based Image Retrieval Using Deep Learning," is co-authored by MSU graduate Tristan Jordan from Olive Hill (20) who worked with Elgazzar through the MSU Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. The paper will be presented at the 19th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering (IKE'20). It explores the problems of content-based image retrieval (CBIR) and analysis with a focus on the design and implementation of deep learning and image processing algorithms. CBIR is used in medicine and in facial recognition technology.  

Both papers will be published by Springer Nature in the research book series, “Transactions on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence.” The books will be disseminated to more than 1,000 libraries across the globe. Each paper was peer-reviewed by experts in the field for originality, significance, clarity, impact and soundness.

"I highly appreciate the encouragement and the support for my research activities from the College of Business and Technology dean, the associate dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, and the MSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs,” Elgazzar said, adding she enjoyed working with Jordan on the CBIR project. “Tristan graduated this spring and I am very proud of him."

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