Syed Muhammad Anwar, Ph.D., M.S.

  • Principal Investigator
  • Associate Professor
    • Ph.D., Electronic and Electrical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom (2012)
    • M.S., Electronic and Electrical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom (2007)
    • B.S., Computer Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Taxila, Taxila, Pakistan (2005)
  • Dr. Anwar is principal investigator at Children’s National Hospital and associate professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Within the hospital, he is associated with the Sheikh Zayed Institute (SZI) for Pediatric Surgical Innovation doing cutting edge research in surgical planning, treatment and device innovation. Prior to this, Dr. Anwar was associated with the University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila as associate professor (Tenured) in the Department of Software Engineering and was a Fulbright Research Fellow at the Center for Research in Computer Vision (CRCV) at the University of Central Florida. CRCV is one of the top-ranked computer vision centers in the world.

    Dr. Anwar's research interests include developing computational & engineering solutions for healthcare systems that benefit from computer vision and artificial intelligence. He has expertise in a wide range of application areas related to machine learning, image processing and biomedical engineering. Dr. Anwar has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals and conferences. He is a member of IEEE and MICCAI societies and has mentored both in academia and industry. He has mentored students in machine learning and computer science at all academic levels and has graduated multiple Ph.D. students. His research has been supported by research grants from various national and international funding agencies and is well-cited. Dr. Anwar has appeared in the Stanford list of top 2% scientists for the year 2021 and 2022. As part of the Precision Medical Imaging lab, Dr. Anwar intends to expand the research and development of AI for improving pediatric healthcare.