Muhammad Abir, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Advanced Radiation Imaging
Research Areas: Automatic image analysis ; Computer aided diagnosis; Image processing algorithm development; Neutron diffraction and imaging
Biography: Dr. Muhammad Abir is a post-doctoral research associate at the post-irradiation examination (PIE) department at Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at INL. He is conducting research in the areas of neutron diffraction and imaging, automatic image analysis, image processing algorithm development, etc. He is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) for the neutron diffraction, as well as the PI for neutron microscope to enable to high resolution neutron tomography at INL. Prior experience includes research at INL as an intern, where he worked for neutron tomography. At the Missouri University of Science and Technology, he worked as graduate research and teaching assistant in the Advanced Radiography and Tomography Laboratory where he developed sparse view neutron tomography and tomosynthesis algorithm using optimization methods for radioactive nuclear fuel inspection. He has also worked as an instructor in radiation measurement and spectroscopy laboratory for beta, gamma and neutron detection using radiation detectors, and has taught compressed sensing method, analytical, and statistical CT reconstruction algorithms (FBP, ART, SART, SIRT, ML-EM, OS-EM) to graduate students.
Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering - Missouri University of Science and TechnologyM.S., Nuclear Engineering - Missouri University of Science and Technology B.S., Mechanical Engineering - Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology
American Crystallographic Association
American Nuclear Society
International Society of Neutron Radiography
American Society of Nondestructive Testing
National Postdoctoral Association
International Society of Photonics and Optics
"Determination of optimal imaging parameters for the reconstruction of a nuclear fuel assembly using limited angle neutron tomography" Abir M., Islam F., Wachs D., Lee H.K.,
Journal of Instrumentation, (2016).
"Computer aided detection of oral lesions on CT images" Galib S., Islam F., Abir M., Wachs D., Lee H.K., Journal of Instrumentation, (2016).
"Sparse-view neutron CT reconstruction of irradiated fuel assembly using total variation minimization with Poisson statistics" Abir M., Islam F., Wachs D., Lee H.K., Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, (2015).
"Sparse Sampling Tomographic Reconstruction of Radioactive Fuel Assembly" Abir M., Islam F., Wachs D., Lee H.K., Transactions at the American Nuclear Society, (2014).
"Assessment of Nuclear Fuels using Radiographic Thickness Measurement Method" Abir M., Islam F., Wachs D., Lee H.K., Transactions at the American Nuclear Society, (2014).
"Insufficient CT Data Reconstruction Based on MLEM- DTV Method" Islam F., Abir M., Lee H.K., Transactions at the American Nuclear Society, (2014).
"AFIP-7 Tomography-2013 Status Report" Abir M., Craft A.E., Williams W.J., Wachs D.M., Technical Report INL/EXT-13-30741, doi:10.2172/1124666, http:// www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1124666, (2013).
"Multiscale based Adaptive Contrast Enhancement" Abir M., Islam F., Wachs D., Lee H.K., SPIE Electronic Imaging, SPIE Vol. 8657, pp. 86570X-1-9, (2013). (Peer reviewed)
"Optimally Regularized Globally Convergent Iterative Reconstruction Method for Neutron Tomosynthesis" Islam F., Abir M., and Lee H. K., Annual Conference of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards (CIRMS), (2012).
"Contrast Enhancement of Digital Mammography based on Multiscale Analysis" Abir M., Lee H.K., and Moss R.H., Scholars' Mine Research Repository, Missouri S&T, Rolla, MO, (2011). (Master's Thesis)
"Contrast Enhancement of Digital Mammography based on Laplacian Pyramid" Abir M., Avachat A., Lee H. K., Memphis BioImaging Symposium, (2011).
"Wavelet based Contrast Limited Adaptive Histogram Equalization for Contrast Enhancement of Mammograms," Avachat A., Abir M., and Lee H.K., Memphis BioImaging Symposium, (2011).
"Parabolic Trough Collector System for Heating the Boiler Feedwater" Abir M., Ghosh, R.C., and Al-Nur, M., Undergraduate Research Repository, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technolgoy, (2009).
"Sparse-view and limited angle CT reconstruction" International workshop on Imaging (September 2015), Varenna, Italy
"Non-destructive Analysis of Radioactive Nuclear Fuel Assembly" Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (March 2014), Dhaka, Bangladesh
"Contrast Enhancement of Digital Mammography based on Laplacian Pyramid" Memphis BioImaging Symposium (November 2011), Memphis, TN.
Neutron scatting, diffraction and imaging
CT system development and CT reconstruction algorithm development
Image processing (contrast enhancement, noise reduction, deblurring, image registration, inpainting, etc.)
CAD algorithm development for CT