Mohamed Abdelazez receives a prestigous Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Data

Address

Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6

Phone 613.520.2600 ext 1535
Facsimile 613.520.5727
Email adcchan@sce.carleton.ca

Professional Experience

Current Position

Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa ON 2015 - Present
Associate Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa ON 2008 - 2015
Assistant Professor 2003 - 2008
  • Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
Assistant Vice-President (Academic), Carleton University, Ottawa ON 2017 - Present
Co-Founder, NeuroQore Inc, Ottawa ON 2011

Administration

Associate Dean (Programs & Awards), Carleton University, Ottawa ON 2015 - Present
  • Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs
Director, Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering 2012 - 2015
Associate Director, Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering 2009 - 2012

Research

Visiting Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa ON 2009 - 2010
  • The Rehabilitation Centre
Visiting Professor, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB February 2010
  • Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Research Assistant, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB 1999 - 2002
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Institute of Biomedical Engineering
  • Funded through NSERC PGS B scholarship, departmental NSERC grants, and Defense Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), United Kingdom
  • Research for PhD to enhance conventional acoustic speech recognition systems for high performance jet aircraft using electromyographic signals (EMG)
  • Generated 5 refereed conference publications (two 1st place; one 3rd place awards) and 3 refereed journal publications
Research Assistant, University of Toronto, Toronto ON 1997 - 1999
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
  • Funded through NSERC PGS A scholarship
  • Research for MASC to develop a low cost head-mounted perimetry system for early diagnoses of visual diseases such as glaucoma
  • Generated 3 refereed conference publications (one honourable mention)
Research Assistant, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB Sept - Dec 1996
  • Institute of Biomedical Engineering
  • Funded through NSERC USRA
  • Designed and performed experiments focused on evaluating errors associated with Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation compression of electromyographic signals (EMG)
  • Developed an application using MATLAB to extract performance measures for analysis
  • Generated 1 refereed journal publication

Teaching

Lecturer, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB 2001 - 2002
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • CMPE 2013 - Simulation and Engineering Analysis (enrollment 52 students)
  • EE 4243 - Data Communications (enrollment 15 students)
Teaching Assistant, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB 1999 - 2002
  • CMPE 2013 - Simulation and Engineering Analysis (Fall 1999, Fall 2001)
    • Lab instructor
    • Assignment marker
  • EE 2783 - Networks (Winter 2000, Winter 2001, Winter 2002)
    • Lab instructor
    • Wrote lab manual
  • EE 4933 - Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (Winter 2001)
    • Lab instructor
    • Assignment marker
Tutor, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB 1999 - 2000
  • EE 3221 - Digital Systems I
  • EE 3232 - Digital Systems II
Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto, Toronto ON 1997 - 1999
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 431 - Digital Signal Processing (Winter 1999)
  • Lab instructor
  • Assignment marker
  • ECE 310 - Linear Systems and Communications (Fall 1998)
  • Assignment marker
  • ECE 354 - Electronic Circuits (Winter 1998)
  • Delivered tutorials
  • Lab instructor
  • Assignment marker

Industry

Hardware Designer, Nortel Networks, Ottawa ON May - Aug 1997
  • Identified hardware and software specifications for high capacity solid state drive
  • Designed electrical circuit for solid state drive
  • Managed cross-functional team consisting of mechanical, layout, and purchasing during design and development
Hardware Designer, Ross Video Limited, Ottawa ON Jan - Apr 1996
  • Identified and documented functional and design specifications for CDK101 digital television keyer
  • Designed and implemented CDK101 digital television keyer prototype
  • Developed feature enhancements for the CDK104 digital television keyer
Hardware Designer, Hymarc Limited, Ottawa ON May - Aug 1995
  • Debugged and redesigned PC boards for the Hyscan2 3D laser imaging system
  • Created and implemented designs for various FPGAs and PALs
  • Developed interprocessor communications solutions
  • Programmed ISRs, hardware verification, and extended C library on the M56002 DSP
Systems Designer, Bell Northern Research, Ottawa ON Sept - Dec 1994
  • Led ATM Test/Integration/Development project team
  • Managed project resources and tasks
  • Performed initial design and development for system navigator
  • Acted as project liaison between BNR, external partners, and suppliers

Other

Rotating Staff, Carleton University Shad Valley, Ottawa ON 2010 - 2011
Program Director, Carleton University Shad Valley, Ottawa ON 2004 - 2009
Engineering Faculty Representative, Carleton University Shad Valley, Ottawa ON July 2003
Engineering Faculty Representative, University of New Brunswick Shad Valley, Fredericton NB July 2001

Current Research Interests

  • Biomedical signal processing
  • Biomedical signal quality analysis
  • Non-invasive physiological monitoring
  • Accessibility research (including assistive devices)
  • Biomedical image processing (histopathological images)

Education

Team Building and Motivation Workshop, Carleton University 2015
Certificate in Blended and Online Teaching, Educational Development Centre, Carleton University, Ottawa ON 2014

 

 

Effective Strategies for Teaching BME (Webinar), Biomedical Engineeing Society (BMES) 2013

 

Accessible Learning - A Professional Development Workshop for Faculty and Instructors, Educational Development Centre, Carleton University, Ottawa ON 2013

 

The New Standard On Accessibility, David Berman Communications 2013

 

Certificate in University Teaching, Educational Development Centre, Carleton University, Ottawa ON 2010

 

Bioelectromagnetism Workshop (presented by Jaakko Malmivuo), IEEE EMBC, New York USA 2006

 

Learning and Development Workshops, Carleton University, Ottawa ON  
  • Personality Dimensions Part II: Team Building (December 2007)
  • Personality Dimensions Part I: Working Together Effectively (December 2007)
  • Developing High Performance Teams (November 2007)
  • Conducting Effective Meeting (November 2007)
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (April 2005)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Electrical Engineering University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB 1999 - 2003
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Institute of Biomedical Engineering
  • Thesis: Multi-expert automatic speech recognition system using acoustic and myoelectric signals
  • Supervisors: K Englehart, B Hudgins, DF Lovely
  • Degree honours: Governor General's Gold Academic Medal
Masters of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) - Electrical Engineering University of Toronto, Toronto ON 1997 - 1999
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
  • Thesis: Design of a low-cost head-mounted perimetry system
  • Supervisor: M Eizenman
Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) - Computer Engineering University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON 1992 - 1997
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Degree honours: Dean's Honours List and First Class Honours

Grants

Grant Granting Agency and Program Co-applicant(s) Date
Research and Education in Accessibility, Design, and Innovation (READi) Training Program NSERC CREATE Dr. Mojtaba Ahmadi, Dr. Lois Frankel, Chantal Trudel, Dr. Jesse Stewart, Dr. Audrey Girouard, Dr. Yvan Labiche, Dr. Edward Lemaire (University of Ottawa), Dr. Claire Davies (Queen's Univeristy), Dr. Nicholas Graham (Queen's University) 2017-2023
History of Disability and Technology in Canada: Virtual Exhibitions IEEE Foundation Grant Dr. Sreeraman Rajan, Barbara Waruszynski, Mohamed Abdelazez 2017
Virtual Histories of Assistive Technologies IEEE Canada Special Grant Dr. Sreeraman Rajan (PI), Barbara Waruszynski, Mohamed Abdelazez 2016
Biomedical Engineering Smartphone Training (BEST) Program NSERC CREATE Dr. Nathalie Baddour (PI), Dr. David L. Buckeridge, Dr. Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, Dr. James Green, Dr. Voicu Groza, Dr. Edward Lemaire, Dr. Liam Peyton, Dr. Robyn Tamblyn 2016-2022
Meaurement and Analysis of Ultrasonic Sensors Mitacs Accelerate iNanao Medical Inc. 2016
Value of quantitative assessment of ganglion cells in plexus units in the colorectal pull through in Hirschsprung disease, using digital imaging Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PALM) Academic Enhancement Funds Dr. Dina El Demellawy (PI), Dr. Joseph de Nanassy, Dr. Ahmed Nasr 2015
Wearable ECG biometrics with active authentication NSERC Engage Reticle Ventures Canada 2015
Biomedical signal quality analysis NSERC Discovery   2014-2019
Life sign monitoring system radar technology NSERC Engage K&G Spectrum 2014
Improving mining activities outcomes through impedance imaging NSERC Engage Orica Mining Services 2013
Analysis of infusions pump usage data to reduce drug errors and enhance maintenance Mitacs Accelerate Dr. Doron Nussbaum, Kim Greenwood 2012
Role of transthoracic impedance and current in synchronized electrical cardioversion Mitacs Accelerate Dr. Andy Adler, Timothy Zakutney 2012
Technological solutions for transcranial magnetic stimulation Ontario Centers of Excellence - Market Readiness (Phase I) NeurOQOre 2012
Research and assessment of sensor and signal processing methods for vital signs monitoring NSERC Engage Oracle Telecomputing Inc. 2011
Ottawa Centre for Excellence in Advanced Neurosensing (OCEAN) Carleton - Research Excellence Fund Dr. Amedeo Dangiulli (PI), Dr. Masako Hirotani, Dr. Thomas Garvey 2011
Clinical Engineering - Engineering Health in Hospitals Carleton Innovation Forum Dr. Andy Adler, Dr. Yuu Ono, Dr. James Green, Dr. Andrew Marble, Dr. Monique Frize, Dr. Doron Nussbaum, Timothy Zakutney, Kim Greenwood 2011 - 2012
CleanEMG: Partnering with industry to develop customer ready software solutions NSERC - Interaction program Dr. Dawn MacIsaac, Professional Quality Assurance 2010
Wearable mobility monitoring Ontario Centers of Excellence - Interact program Dr. Ed Lemaire (PI), Braebon 2010
Electrical Impedance Tomography for prolonged continuous monitoring of mechanically ventilated patients of any age NSERC - Collaborative Health Research Program Dr. Andy Adler (PI), Dr. Phillipe Jouvet, Dr. Yves Berthiaume, Dr. Herve Gagnon, Dr. Robert Guardo 2009 - 2012
Nonlinear methods of analysis for biological signals NSERC - Discovery Grant   2008 - 2013
Low Power Design for Ambulatory Physiology Platform Mitacs Accelerate Dr. Andy Adler, Biopeak 2008
Signal enhancement/compensation for noninvasive biomedical measurement Communications and Information Technology Ontario - Student Internship Program Dr. Rafik Goubran, Biopeak 2005
Biometric encryption using fingerprints to enable electronic commerce Ontario Research Network for Electronic Commerce Dr. Andy Adler (PI) 2005
Biomedical Engineering Sensors and Signals Laboratory Ontario Innovation Trust   2004
Biomedical Engineering Sensors and Signals Laboratory Canada Foundation for Innovation   2004
Multi-expert automatic speech recognition using myoelectric signals NSERC - Discovery Grant   2003 - 2008
Multi-expert automatic speech recognition using myoelectric signals NSERC - Research and Tools and Instruments Grant   2003
  Carleton Univesrity - Startup Grant   2003

Major Honours and Awards

  • Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award, Carleton University
2017
  • Outstanding Biomedical Engineer of the Year, Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES)
2015
  • Provost's Fellowship in Teaching, Carleton University
2013
  • Research Achievement Award, Carleton University
2013
  • Nominated Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award, Carleton University
2012
  • Best Professor Award, Carleton Student Engineering Society
2012
  • 3M Teaching Fellowship, Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and 3M Canada
2012
  • Nominated Capital Educator's Award, Ottawa Network for Education
2012
  • Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, IEEE Ottawa
2011
  • Teaching Achievement Award, Carleton University
2009
  • Early Career Achievement Award, Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES)
2008
  • Capital Educators' Award, Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI)
2008
  • Young Alumni Achievement Award, University of New Brunswick
2006
  • Spirit Recognition Award, Carleton University
2006
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE)
2006
  • Named one of Carleton's "Favorite Professors", Macleans
2006
  • 50 Top People in the Capital, Ottawa Life Magazine
2005
  • Ottawa Life Sciences Council, Dr. Michael Smith Promising Scientist Award
2004
  • 25 Best and Brightest, Macleans
2004
  • Governor General's Gold Academic Medal
2003
  • 1st Prize, Canadian Medical & Biological Engineering Conference, Student Paper Competition
2002
  • 1st Prize, International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Student Paper Competition
2001
  • 3rd Prize, Canadian Medical & Biological Engineering Conference, Student Paper Competition
2000
  • Dr. Merrill Edward's Award (1st Prize), Graduate Student Association Conference, Student Presentation Competition
2000
  • Raytheon Scholarship
2000
  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship B
1999 - 2001
  • Honourable mention, Canadian Medical & Biological Engineering Conference, Student Paper Competition
1999
  • Raytheon Scholarship
1999
  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship A
1997 - 1999
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
1996
  • Walter Runge Work Term Report Award
1993
  • Canada Scholarship
1992 - 1997
  • Waterloo Special Entrance Scholarship
1992
  • Carter Scholarship
1992

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Engineers Ontario
2004 - Present
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE)
1992 - Present
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
1999 - Present
  • Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES)
1999 - Present
  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
2010 - Present

Committees

Currently Serving

  • Member, Carleton University CODUL+ (Council of Deans and University of Librarian)
2017 - Present
  • Member, Carleton University Senate
2017 - Present
  • Member, Carleton University Undergaduate Affairs
2017 - Present
  • Member, Carleton University Vice-President`s Academic Research Council
2017 - Present
  • Member, Ottawa-Carleton Committee on Graduate Quality Assurance
2015 - Present
  • Co-Chair, Carleton University ISSC Alignment Steering Committee
2017 - Present
  • Chair, Carleton University Graduation Pathways Working Group
2017 - Present
  • Chair, cuPortfolio Steering Committee
2017 - Present
  • Vice-Chair, Carleton University Committee on Quality Assurance
2017 - Present
  • Member, Carleton University Senate Committee on Curriculum, Admission, and Studies Policy (SCCASP)
2015 - Present
  • Member, Carleton University Senate Committee on Curriculum, Admission, and Studies Policy (SCCASP) Executive
2017 - Present
  • Member, Carleton University Prizes and Awards Committee (CUPAC), Carleton University
2015 - 2017
  • Member, Carleton University Teaching Awards Committee (CUTAC), Carleton University
2016 - 2018
  • Chairperson, Advisory Board, READ (Research, Education, Accessibility and Design) Initiative
2012 - Present
  • Faculty Representative, Engineers Without Borders, Carleton University
2006 - Present
  • Co-operators Community Advisory Panel
2005 - Present
  • Webmaster, IEEE EMBS Ottawa Chapter
    • Outstanding Chapter Award, IEEE EMBS, 2011
    • Best Chapter, IEEE Ottawa Section, 2010
    • Best Chapter, IEEE Ottawa Section, 2008
2004 - Present
  • Faculty Advisor, IEEE EMBS Student Club (CU@EMBS), Carleton University
    • Oustanding Performance Award, IEEE EMBS, 2017
    • Oustanding Performance Award, IEEE EMBS, 2011
    • Honorary mention for Oustanding Performance Award, IEEE EMBS, 2004
2003 - Present

Previously Served

  • Member, Carleton University Committee on Quality Assurance
2015 - 2017
  • Member, Carleton University Senate Academic Planning Committee
2015 - 2017
  • Chair, Programs and Planning, Carleton University
2015 - 2017
  • Member, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) Search Committee, Carleton University
2017
  • Member, Teaching and Learning Council, Carleton University
2014 - 2017
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)
2016 - 2017
  • Awards Committee Member, Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES)
2008 - 2017
  • Long Term Conference Committee Member, Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES)
2013 - 2017
  • Program Lead, Development of new PhD program in Biomedical Engineering, Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering (OCIBME)
2015 - 2017
  • Member, Carleton University Bargaining Team, CUPE 2424 Unit 1
2016 - 2017
  • Member, Carleton University Social Media Working Group
2014 - 2016
  • Treasurer, IEEE EMBS Ottawa Chapter
2014 - 2016
  • Member, Carleton University Bargaining Team, Carleton University Postdoctoral Association (CUPA)
2015 - 2016
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)
2015 - 2016
  • Member, Carleton University Internationalization Benchmarking Team
2015
  • International Program Committee Member, IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA)
2015
  • Chair, Graduate Attributes Committee, Department Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University
2014 - 2015
  • Senior Advisory Board Member, Virtual Ventures
2003 - 2015
  • CUASA Council Representative, Carleton University
2010 - 2015
  • Member, Carleton University Co-op Benchmarking Team
2013 - 2015
  • Track Chair (Biosignal Processing), 2015 World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (WC2015)
2015
  • Committee Member, Carleton University Spring Conference
2006 - 2014
  • International Program Committee Member, IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA)
2014
  • Vice-President, Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES)
2010 - 2014
  • Internal Reviewer, Quality Assurance Program Review, Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Physics
2014
  • Provost Teaching Fellowship Selection Committee, Carleton University
2014
  • Co-chair, Carleton University United Way Campaign
2013
  • Member, Carleton Leader Reference Group
2013
  • Faculty Representative, Faculty Engagement in Educational Development Summit, Council of Ontario Universities and Council of Ontario Educational Developers
2013
  • Member, Department Chair Selection Committee, Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University
2013
  • Co-chair, Carleton University Community Campaign
2013
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA)
2013
  • Member, Search Committee, Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), Carleton University
2012
  • Co-chair, Carleton University Community Campaign
2012
  • Associate Editor, Biomedical and Health Informatics Stream, IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering
2012
  • External division reviewer, Division of Biomedical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan
2012
  • Guest Co-Editor, Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering
2011
  • University Teaching Achievement Award Committee, Carleton University
2011
  • Academic Co-Chair, Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference
2011
  • Session co-chair (Motor Neuroprostheses II), 33rd IEEE International Conference of Engineering in Medicine and Biology
2011
  • Capital Educators' Award Finalist Selection Committee, Carleton University
2011
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE Workshop on Adverse Response Monitoring (WARM), Technologies for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting of Adverse Response to Medication (SMART ARM)
2010
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA)
2010
  • Capital Educators' Award Finalist Selection Committee, Carleton University
2009
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE Workshop on Adverse Response Monitoring (WARM), Technologies for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting of Adverse Response to Medication (SMART ARM)
2009
  • Hiring Committee Member, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University
2005 - 2008
  • CUASA Council Representative, Carleton University
2005 - 2009
  • Co-chair, Carleton University Community Campaign
2009
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA)
2008
  • Panel Member, Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2008
  • Member, Carleton University Employee Recognition Day Steering Committee
2007
  • Committee Member, Employee Recognition Award Selection Committee, Carleton University
2007
  • Member, Carleton University Employee Recognition Day Steering Committee
2007
  • Academic Co-Chair, 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference
2007
  • Publications, 29th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference
2006
  • Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics Track Chair, IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering
2006
  • Tenure and Promotion Committee Member, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University
2004 - 2005
  • Scientific Co-Chair 28th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference
2004
  • Vice-Chair, IEEE EMBS Ottawa Chapter
2003 - 2004
  • Member, IEEE EMBS Student Activities Committee
2003
  • Founder and President, IEEE EMBS Student Club, University of New Brunswick
2000 - 2002
  • Graduate student representative, Student Standings and Promotions Committee, University of New Brunswick
2001 - 2002
  • President (1999) and Vice-President (2000 - 2002), Association of Electrical Engineering Graduate Students, University of New Brunswick
1999 - 2002