Reza Zare's Homepage

Lecturer & Director of Student Support

Contact Information

G5 Informatics Building
School of Informatics
University of Leicester
University Road

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3391



Short Bio:

I am a Director of Student Experience at School of Informatics, University of Leicester. I completed my PhD in Computer Science major in Artificial Intelligence on 2013. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (SFHEA). I also hold a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHE) at Monash University (Australia).

Research Interests:

My research interests broadly fall into the areas of computer vision, deep learning, machine learning and pattern recognition, specifically in medical domain and healthcare system.
If you are a potential Master and PhD candidate and looking for a supervisor in these areas, please email me to get in touch for a further discussion.


  • Zare MR, Mehtarizadeh M, An Ensemble of Deep Semantic Representation for Medical X-Ray Image Classification, 55th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, 2021 (in press)
  • Zare MR, Patel D,  Impact of Student Learning Community on Student Success and Retention, European Conference on Education, 2020
  • Zare MR, Patel D, Active Learning to Enhance Students’ Learning Experiences in a Large Enrolled Computer Science Technical Module, European Conference on Education, 2020
  • Lee SL, Zare MR, Muller H, Late Fusion of Deep Learning and Handcrafted Visual Features for Biomedical Image Modality Classification, IET Image Processing, Vol 13, Issue 2, 382-391 , 2019 (ISI cited)
  • Alebiuoso D, Zare MR, Fermi MP, Medical Image Classification: A Comparison of Various Handcrafted Features, International Journal of Advances in Soft Computing & Its Applications 11 (3), 2019
  • Lee SL, Zare MR, Biomedical compound figure detection using deep learning and fusion technique, IET Image Processing, Vol 12, Issue 6, 1031-1037, 2018 (ISI cited)
  • Zare MR, Alebiuoso D, Lee SL, "Comparision of handcrafted features and deep learning in classification of medical X-ray images" , 4th International Conference on Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management, 2018, (SCOPUS cited), DOI: 10.1109/INFRKM.2018.8464688
  • Zare MR, Muller H , Automatic Detection of Biomedical Compound Figure using Bag of Words, Int'l Journal of Computing, Communications & Instrumentation Engg, Vol 4, Issue 1., 2017
  • Zare MR, Muller H , "A Medical X-ray Classification and Retrieval System, Pacific Asia Conference in Information System" (CORE Ranked ‘A’ conference ) (SCOPUS cited), 2016
  • Zare MR, Mueen A, Woo CS, Automatic Medical X-ray Image Classification using Annotation, Journal of Digital Imaging, DOI: 10.1007/s10278-013-9637-0 . 2014 (ISI cited)
  • Zare MR, Woo CS,  "Blood Cell Image Retrieval using Colour, Shape and Bag of Words", International Conference on Neural Information Processing ( CORE Ranked ‘A’ Conference ) (SCOPUS cited), 2014
  • Zare MR, Mueen A, Woo CS,  Automatic Classification of Medical X-ray Images using Bag of Visual Words , IET Computer Vision, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp. 105 – 114, 2013 (ISI cited)
  • Zare MR, Mueen A, Awedh M, Woo CS, Automatic Classification of Medical X-Ray Images: Hybrid Generative-Discriminative Approach, IET Image Processing, Vol 7, Issue 5, p. 523 – 532, 2013 (ISI cited)
  • Zare MR, Woo CS, Mueen A, Automatic Classification of medical X-ray Images, Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp. 9-22. 2013 (ISI cited)
  • Zare MR, Mueen A, Woo CS, "Combined Feature Extraction of Medical X-ray Images", IEEE Computer Society, Third International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Communication System and Networks (SCOPUS cited), 2011
  • Zare MR, Mueen A, Woo CS , "Merging Scheme Based Classification of Medical X-ray images", International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modelling and simulation, (SCOPUS cited), 2011
  • Zare MR, Ainon RN & Woo CS , "Content-Based Image Retrieval for Blood Cells", Third Asia International Conference on Modelling & Simulation, (SCOPUS cited), 2009
  • Zare MR,  Woo, CS & Norfizlina, J. , "Comparative Analysis of Image Retrieval approaches", International Conference of Biomedical Engineering, Malaysia, Vol 21, pp 847-850, (SCOPUS cited), 2008



  • Computational Intelligence in Software Engineering
  • Data Structure and Advanced Programming
  • Programming Fundamental
  • Requirement Engineering
  • User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction



  • University Distinguished Teaching Fellowship (UDTF), University of Leicester 2021
  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Excellent Teaching Award, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University Australia

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Admissions Enquiries:
BSc: +44 (0) 116 252 5280
MSc: +44 (0) 116 252 2265
E: BSc
E: MSc

Departmental Enquiries:
T: +44 (0) 116 252 2129/3887
F: +44 (0) 116 252 3604

Dept of Informatics
University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7RH
United Kingdom


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