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Hamza Bennani - Lecturer

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Owheo Building, Room 2.50
Tel: 479 8449
Email hamza@cs.otago.ac.nz

I am an applied mathematics and computer science engineer. After completing my Masters of Engineering in France, I worked as a freelance computer science engineer in Europe, providing website creation and maintenance, programming and creation of customised software solutions (my speciality being computer vision/graphics), as well as training and teaching. In 2017 I completed my PhD here at the University of Otago - “Lumbar spine models from radiographs”.

My research interests are primarily in graphics and computer vision. During my PhD my main interest was on statistical shape analysis of human lumbar vertebrae, and 3D reconstructions of the human spine from bi-planar radiographs. I have also been involved in many research projects within the Dental School, School of Physiology and Geography Department. My role in the research projects has been to implement computational methods of geometric morphometrics (point distribution models) to describe anatomical structures that are widely used for diagnosis and treatment plans in clinical dentistry. I have also developed software scripts for quantitative analysis of muscle contraction patterns during prolonged periods of time.

I am currently teaching a graphics paper here at the University of Otago and effective programming paper.

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Publications

Mills, S., Bennani, H., Walter, R., & Greig, K. (2017, December). Photogrammetric debitage analysis: Measuring Māori toolmaking evidence [Keynote]. Verbal presentation at the Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ), Christchurch, New Zealand.

Park, J. E., Gray, S., Bennani, H., Antoun, J. S., & Farella, M. (2016). Morphometric growth changes of the nasopharyngeal space in subjects with different vertical craniofacial features. American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, 150(3), 451-458. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2016.02.021

Bennani, H., McCane, B., & Cornwall, J. (2016). Three dimensional (3D) lumbar vertebrae data set. Data Science Journal, 15, 9. doi: 10.5334/dsj-2016-009

Gray, S., Bennani, H., Kieser, J. A., & Farella, M. (2016). Morphometric analysis of cervical vertebrae in relation to mandibular growth. American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, 149(1), 92-98. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2015.06.028

McNee, C., Kieser, J. A., Antoun, J. S., Bennani, H., & Gallo, L. M. (2013). Neck and shoulder muscle activity of orthodontists in natural environments. Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology, 23(3), 600-607. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2013.01.011

Journal - Research Article

Park, J. E., Gray, S., Bennani, H., Antoun, J. S., & Farella, M. (2016). Morphometric growth changes of the nasopharyngeal space in subjects with different vertical craniofacial features. American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, 150(3), 451-458. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2016.02.021

Gray, S., Bennani, H., Kieser, J. A., & Farella, M. (2016). Morphometric analysis of cervical vertebrae in relation to mandibular growth. American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, 149(1), 92-98. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2015.06.028

Bennani, H., McCane, B., & Cornwall, J. (2016). Three dimensional (3D) lumbar vertebrae data set. Data Science Journal, 15, 9. doi: 10.5334/dsj-2016-009

McNee, C., Kieser, J. A., Antoun, J. S., Bennani, H., & Gallo, L. M. (2013). Neck and shoulder muscle activity of orthodontists in natural environments. Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology, 23(3), 600-607. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2013.01.011

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Bennani, H., Cornwall, J., & McCane, B. (2013). Computer modelling of vertebral body shape. Clinical Anatomy, 26, (pp. 642). doi: 10.1002/ca.22235

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Mills, S., Bennani, H., Walter, R., & Greig, K. (2017, December). Photogrammetric debitage analysis: Measuring Māori toolmaking evidence [Keynote]. Verbal presentation at the Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ), Christchurch, New Zealand.

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