In a nutshell

Computer vision engineer & researcher with strong electronics background. Experienced in developing computer vision algorithms for sports. Freelance graphic designer and a world traveler (#64 countries). Download CV.


Feature extraction, low-level image processing, object detection, object tracking, point cloud processing, RGBD, multiple view geometry, 3D reconstruction, camera calibration, machine learning.

C++, Python, OpenCV, Cuda, PCL, Javascript.

Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, HTML, CSS.

Current Role

Senior Computer Vision Engineer Lead

Shape Labs Inc, San Francisco

Leading CV/AI Research and Development at Shape.


During my PhD my research was focused on investigating new mathematical models for describing geometrical and physical parameters of objects in motion captured by RGBD sensors. After that I've been working on multi-camera realtime object detection and tracking algorithms.

My PhD thesis, titled On Evidence Gathering in 3D Point Clouds of Static and Moving Objects, can be found here.


Abuzaina, A., Nixon, M.S. and Carter, J.N., 2013, August. Sphere detection in kinect point clouds via the 3D Hough transform. In International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (pp. 290-297). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. PDF
Abuzaina, A., Alathari, T., Nixon, M.S. and Carter, J.N., 2013, June. Detecting moving spheres in 3D point clouds via the 3D velocity Hough transform. In IVMSP Workshop, 2013 IEEE 11th (pp. 1-4). IEEE. PDF
Abuzaina, A., Nixon, M.S. and Carter, J.N., 2014, August. 3D moving object reconstruction by temporal accumulation. In Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2014 22nd International Conference on (pp. 2125-2130). IEEE. PDF
Abuzaina, A., Nixon, M.S. and Carter, J.N., 2016, December. 3D motion estimation by evidence gathering. In Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2016 23rd International Conference on (pp. 1756-1761). IEEE. PDF


I've travled to 64 countries so far, check my travel blog here.

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Graphic Design

Coming soon..