Rafeef Abugharbieh

Electrical & Computer Engineering



Medical imagingBiomedical image computingComputational visionMachine learningImaging genetics

Rafeef Abugharbieh received her PhD, Technical Licentiate, and MSc (with distinction) from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chalmers University in Göteborg, Sweden. She is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (PEng), a UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellow, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and an associate founding member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Vancouver Section.

The focus of Dr. Abugharbieh’s multidisciplinary research laboratory is on visual computing in biomedical imaging. Her lab develops novel computational techniques for efficient, reproducible, accurate and robust analysis of structural and functional multi-dimensional biomedical data. This can be in the form of novel medical image-based metrics or biomarkers to assess and track disease and evaluate therapies, or automated techniques for computer aided intervention.