Dr. Nidal Kamel is a telecommunication specialist majoring in statistical signal processing. He received his master and PhD degrees (Hons) from the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland, in 1989 and1994, respectively. Since 1994 he has been involved in research projects related to statistical signal/image processing, including, estimation theory, stochastic modeling, higher order statistics (HOS), PCA and subspace related theory, independent components analysis, filtering, brain neuroimaging, video tensors processing for background initialization and visual periodicity estimation and magnification, analog and digital telecommunication systems, pattern recognition, and artificial intelligence.
Prior to joining VinUniversity, he held an associate professor position at the Technical University of PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia and led the Neuro Signal Processing Group at the national Center of Intelligent Signal and Image Research (CISIR). During his affiliation with CISIR he played instrumental role in establishing the center as a research hub in brain signal and image processing in South-East Asia region. His research work concentrated on developing techniques for quantitative assessment of various brain disorders, including stress, anxiety, social anxiety, epilepsy, and alcoholism. This translational type of brain research was conducted in collaboration with local hospitals and medical research centers using different neuroimaging modalities, like Electroencephalography (EEG), Magnetoencephalography (MEG), fMRI, and Functional Near Infra Red (fNIR).
In addition to his active research in brain neuroimaging, he worked closely since 2016 with the autonomous driving research group at University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France. His work was focused on the development of video tensor processing techniques for background initialization and moving objects detection. The research was conducted for potential implementation in autonomous car industry.
Dr. Nidal is IEEE senior member since 2005 and he is the vice president of Asia Pacific Neurofeedback Association (APNA).