Abdullah-Al-Zubaer Imran

Lecturer & On Leave

PhD in Computer Science (Ongoing), University of California Los Angeles, California USA
MS in Computer Science, Delaware State University (DSU), Dover DE USA
BSc in Computer Science & Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET), Bangladesh

Office: SAC 945
Office hours:

Sunday and Tuesday              11:30 am~12:30 pm
Monday & Wednesday           9:30 am~12:30 pm and 3:00 pm~4:00 pm

Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 6185


Abdullah-Al-Zubaer Imran currently holds a lecturer position (currently on leave for higher study) as a core faculty of Computer Science and Engineering in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at North South University (NSU). He received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering securing First Class First position from Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) in 2012. And he completed MS in Computer Science from Delaware State University in 2016 with the focus on machine learning and research in medical imaging.

Abdullah-Al-Zubaer Imran has more than four years of experience in original research and teaching computer science courses. After completing his BSc degree, he was engaged in teaching both upper and lower level computer science courses subsequently at Northern University Bangladesh (NUB) and Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology (AUST). Before joining at NSU, he worked as a Research Assistant in the Medical Imaging and Simulation (MEDIS) Lab at Delaware State University under the joint supervision of Prof. David Pokrajac and Prof. Predrag Bakic (UPenn). During his research assistantship, he participated in an NIH-funded breast cancer research project as an employee of Delaware State.

Abdullah-Al-Zubaer Imran’s research is focused on the development of virtual tools for validating novel imaging systems. He actively collaborates with some of the most proficient researchers and scientists in the field of medical imaging. He has collaborators from Delaware State University, X-ray Physics Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, Technical University of Varna, and the University of Leuven.

Research Areas

Research Interests

  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Interactive Visualization


Selected Publications

Conference Papers
  • Abdullah-Al-Zubaer Imran, Predrag R. Bakic, Andrew D.A. Maidment and David D. Pokrajac, “Optimization of the simulation parameters for improving realism in anthropomorphic breast phantoms,” SPIE Medical Imaging: Physics of Medical Imaging, Orlando, Florida, USA, March, 2017
  • Adam J. Kuperavage, Abdullah-Al-Zubaer Imran, Predrag R. Bakic, Andrew D.A. Maidment and David D. Pokrajac, “Validation of Cooper’s ligament thickness in software breast phantoms,” SPIE Medical Imaging: Physics of Medical Imaging, Orlando, Florida, USA, March, 2017
  • Lesley Cockmartin, Hilde Bosmans, Kristina Bliznakova, David D. Pokrajac, Abdullah-Al-Zubaer Imran, Nicholas Marshall, Andrew D.A. Maidment and Predrag R. Bakic, “Creation of realistic structured backgrounds using adipose compartment models in a test object for breast imaging performance analysis,” Radiological Society of North America (RSNA): Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November, 2016
  • Abdullah-Al-Zubaer Imran, David D. Pokrajac, Andrew D.A. Maidment and Predrag R. Bakic, “Estimation of adipose compartment volumes in CT images of a mastectomy specimen,” SPIE Medical Imaging: Physics of Medical Imaging, San Diego, California, March, 2016
  • Abdullah-Al-Zubaer Imran, Predrag R. Bakic and David D. Pokrajac, “Spatial distribution of adipose compartments size, shape, and orientation in a CT breast image of a mastectomy specimen,” IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium (SPMB), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, December, 2015
  • David D. Pokrajac, Abdullah-Al-Zubaer Imran and Predrag R. Bakic, “Monte Carlo testing and verification of numerical algorithm implementations,” International Conference on Advanced Technologies, Systems, and Services in Telecommunications – TELSIKS, Nis, Serbia, October, 2015
  • Abdullah-Al-Zubaer Imran, “Estimation of breast anatomical descriptors from mastectomy CT images,” MS Thesis: School of Graduate Studies and Research, Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware USA, August, 2016
  • Adam J. Kuperavage, Abdullah-Al-Zubaer Imran, Predrag R. Bakic, and David D. Pokrajac, “Validation of simulated Coopers’ ligaments in anthropomorphic breast phantoms using three-dimensional watershed method,” DE IDeA Conference, Newark, Delaware USA, February, 2016
  • Abdullah-Al-Zubaer Imran and David D. Pokrajac, “Qualitative improvement of CT breast image for screening and analysis of segmented compartments for classification,” DSU Graduate Research Symposium, Dover, Delaware USA, April, 2015
  • Abdullah-Al-Zubaer Imran, Tomasz G. Smolinski, and David D. Pokrajac, “Classification of magnetic resonance brain images using feature extraction and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference,” Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research: Annual Neuroscience Research Symposium, Newark, Delaware USA, December, 2014

Research Projects & Grants

  • Breast Cancer Research Project, supported by the Delaware INBRE program, with a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences – NIGMS (P20 GM103446) from the National Institutes of Health and the State of Delaware: Dr. David D. Pokrajac (PI); 2 Yrs (2014/2016) US $156K