Dr. Muhammad Usman



Dr. Muhamed Usman









































RANK: Assistant Professor




  • Ph.D.   Biomedical Engineering , Signal/Image Processing and Reconstruction, King’s College London University , United Kingdom, 2011
  • MSc.   Communication Engineering , Communication Systems, Technical University Munich , Germany, 2007
  •  B.Sc.  Electrical Engineering , Electronics and Communications, University of Engineering and Technology , Pakistan, 2002



  • Image Processing, Signal Processing.

  • Medical Imaging.

  • Machine Learning.

  • Medical Physics.





August 2016 to February 2019: University College London, Senior Research Associate.
February 2011 to July 2016: King’s College London, Postdoctoral Research Associate.




Journal Publications

·        A. Godino-Moya, J. Royuela-del-Val, M. Usman, Rosa-MaríaMenchón-Lara, M. Martin-Fernandez, C. Prieto and C. Alberola-López, “Space-time variant weighted regularization in compressed sensing cardiac cine MRI”, Magnetic Resonance Imaging 58:44-55 2019 (DOI:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0730725X18301978)

·         X. Chen, M. Usman, C. Baumgartner, D.R. Balfour, P. Marsen, A. Reader, C. Prieto and A. King, “High-Resolution Self-Gated Dynamic Abdominal MRI Using Manifold Alignment”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 36(4): 960-971 2017 (DOI:https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7828136/)

·        M. Usman, B. Ruijsink, M.S. Nazir, G. Cruz and C. Prieto “Free breathing whole-heart 3D CINE MRI with self-gated Cartesian trajectory”, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 38:129-137 2017 (DOI:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5375620/)

·        X. Miao, SG Lingala, Y. Guo, T. Jao, M. Usman, C. Prieto and KS. Nayak “Accelerated Cardiac Cine MRI Using Locally Low Rank and Finite Difference Constraints”, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 34(6):707-142016 (DOI:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0730725X16000291)

·       M. Usman, D.Atkinson, E. Heathfield, G. Greil, T. Schaeffter and C. Prieto “ Whole left ventricular functional assessment from two minutes free breathing multi-slice CINE acquisition”, Physics in medicine and biology, 60(7):N93-N107 2015(DOI:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25768044)   

·       M. Usman, D. Atkinson, C. Kolbitsch, T. Schaeffter and C. Prieto “Manifold Learning Based ECG-Free Free Breathing Cardiac CINE MRI”, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 41: 1521–1527 2015(DOI:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jmri.24731)

·       C. Prieto, M. Doneva, M. Usman, M. Henningsson, G. Greil, T. Schaeffter and R. Botnar “Highly efficient respiratory motion compensated free-breathing coronary mra using golden-step Cartesian acquisition”, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 41: 738–746 2015(DOI:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24573992)

·        M. Usman, G. Vaillant, D. Atkinson, T. Schaeffter and C. Prieto“Compressive manifold learning:Estimating one-dimensional respiratory motion directly from undersampled k-space data”. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 72(4):1130-40 2014(DOI:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24357143)

·        M. Usman, D. Atkinson, F. Odille, C. Kolbitsch, G. Vaillant, T. Schaeffter, PG Batchelor and C. Prieto “Motion corrected compressed sensing for free breathing dynamic cardiac MRI,” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 70(2):504-16 2013(DOI:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22899104)

·         M. Usman, EA Ramsay, P. Siegler, DB Plewes and RW Chan“Exploiting sparsity in x-f space forhigher spatiotemporal resolution in breast dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE)-MRI”, European journal of radiology, 81(1):S171-S173 2012 (DOI:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23083578)

·         C. Prieto, M. Usman, JM Wild, S. Kozerke, PG Batchelor and T. Schaeffter“ Group sparse reconstruction using intensity based clustering”, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 69(4):1169-79 2012 (DOI:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22648740)

·         M. Usman, C. Prieto, T. Schaeffter and P. G. Batchelor“k-t group sparse: a method foraccelerating dynamic MRI” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 66(4):1163-76 2011 (DOI:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21394781)

·         M. Usman, C. Prieto, F. Odille, D. Atkinson, T Schaeffter and P. G. Batchelor“Acomputationallyefficient OMP based compressed sensing reconstruction for dynamic MRI” Physics in medicine and biology, 56(7):N99-N114 2011 (DOI:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21364267)