- Institute: Addis Ababa Institute of Technology – Addis Ababa University
- Email: dawit.assefa (at) aau.edu.et
Brief track record
Dr. Dawit Assefa Haile received the B.Sc. degree in Mathematics (minor in Physics) from Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1999. He received the M.Sc. degree in Mathematics in the Applications of Modeling in the Natural and Social Sciences Graduate Program from Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics (Scientific Computing) from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, in 2007. He worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and as a Research Associate in the Radiation Physics Department, Radiation Medicine Program at Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network where he established single as well as multi-parametric MR image feature based algorithms for use in tissue classification, segmentation and also response quantification of patients treated for high grade brain cancers. In 2011, he joined the UHN Bio-photonics Program as a Research Associate at the Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI), UHN where he worked on development of an automated scheme for use in identification and classification of chronic wounds. Dr. Haile’s major research interests include signal and image analysis, color image processing, medical image analysis, scientific computing, and bioinformatics. Most recently, his collaborative research efforts involve translationally-driven imaging research that exploits advanced mathematical and image analysis assets for applications in preclinical and clinical biomedicine research. Dr. Haile is currently an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Biomedical Computing Division at the Center of Biomedical Engineering, Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Addis Ababa University.