Alicia Gal was selected as a finalist for the Young Investigators Award, Own The Podium 2017 SPort INovation (SPIN) Summit.

Students

Current Students

Graduate Students

  Student Name Co-supervisor Degree Thesis
female student Bahar Taji Dr. Shervin Shirmohammadi (School of Electrical Engineeing and Computer Science, Univeristy of Ottawa) PhD Biomedical Engineering  
male student David (Chao-Chia) Lu Dr. Adam Sachs (Division of Neurosurgery, University of Ottawa) PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering  
male student Sina Salsabili Dr. Eran Ukwatta PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering  
photo of Mohamed Abdelezez Mohamed Abdelazez Dr. Sreeraman Rajan PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering  
photo of Alicia Gal Alicia Gal Dr. Dean C. Hay (Nipissing University) PhD Biomedical Engineering  
photo of Nathanael Fung Nate Fung Dr. Rafik Goubran MASc Biomedical Engineering  
photo of Jinu Kurian Jinu Kurian Dr. Eran Ukwatta MASc Biomedical Engineering  
male student Ebic Tristary Chantal Trudel (School of Industrial Design) MDes  

Fourth Year Students

  Student Name Co-supervisor Project Date
male student Alec Laflamme   Knee Exercise Tool 2017 - 2018
male student Curtis Lacelle   Knee Exercise Tool 2017 - 2018
male student Rayhan Memon   Knee Exercise Tool 2017 - 2018
male student Ian Malonda   Knee Exercise Tool 2017 - 2018

Research Assistants

  Student Name Co-supervisor Project Date
male student Joseph Dion   IMUs in Sledge Hockey May - Aug 2017
male student Shreyas Sreeraman   Effect of noise and posture on ECG Biometrics May - Aug 2017

Previous Students

PhD Students

Student Name Co-supervisor Degree Thesis Completion Date
Hoda Dehghan Dr. Richard Dansereau PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering Convolutive blind sparce source separation with application to EMG decomposition 2016
Geoff Green (NSERC PGS D) Dr. Rafik Goubran PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering Biosensor-based Alternatives for Food Safety Analysis 2012
Ahmad Rami Abu-El-Quran Dr. Rafik Goubran PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering Audio signal classification in reverberant and noisy environments 2009
Mehran Talebinejad Dr. Ali Miri (University of Ottawa) PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering Multi-scale analysis of myoelectric signals 2009

Master's Students

Student Name Co-supervisor Degree Thesis Completion Date
Alicia Gal Dr. Dean C. Hay (Nipissing University) MASc Biomedical Engineering Biomechanical Analysis of the Stroking Cycle in the Sport of Sledge Hockey 2017
Sarah Bruch Timothy Zakutney (Ottawa Heart Institute) MEng Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Clinical Engineering Evidence-Based Maintenance: Optimizing the University of Ottawa Heart Institute's Biomedical Engineering Maintenance Strategy Using Failure Codes 2017
Mohamed Abdelazez Dr. Homer Yang (The Ottawa Hospital) MASc Biomedical Engineering Electrocardiogram Signal Quality Analysis to Reduce False Positives in Myocardial Ischemia Monitoring 2016
Yaning Du   MEng Electrical and Computer Engineering Measurement and Analysis of Ultrasonic Sensors 2016
Karen McCarthy Dr. Donald Russell (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) MASc Biomedical Engineering (part-time) Detection of Forearm Muscle Fatigue during Piano Playing Using Surface Electromyography (sEMG) Analysis 2016
Philip Tworzydlo   MASc Biomedical Engineering Monitoring Breathing Using a Doppler Radar 2016
Geoff Clarke Dr. Andy Adler MASc Biomedical Engineering Signal Quality Analysis in Pulse Oximetry: Modelling and Detection of Motion Artifact 2015
Patrick Quesnel Dr. Homer Yang (The Ottawa Hospital) MASc Biomedical Engineering Biosignal Quality Assessment in Ambulatory Electrocardiograms to Enhance Detection of Myocardial Ischemia 2014
Queeny Shaath (OGS, NSERC CGS M)) Dr. Doron Nussbaum (School of Computer Science) and Kim Greenwood (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario) MASc Biomedical Engineering Analysis of Infusion Pump Data from CHEO 2014
Jikku Abraham   MEng Electrical Engineering Transparent Conductive Oxide for Bio-signal Measurement 2014
Anas Al-Bulbul   MASc Biomedical Engineering Analyzing the Effect of an Externally Applied Force on the Electrode-Skin Impedance 2013
Shabana Baig Dr. Richard Dansereau MASc Biomedical Engineering Quantitative Analysis of the Performance of Center-of-Pressure Measures in Static Posturography 2013
Varsha Chaugai Dr. Andy Adler, Timothy Zakutney (Ottawa Heart Institute) MASc Biomedical Engineering Role of thoracic impedance and current in successful synchronized electrical cardioversion 2012
Amir Sadeghian Dr. Hilmi Dajani (School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa) MASc Biomedical Engineering (part-time) Classification of speech evoked responses to English vowels 2012
David Luong   MASc Biomedical Engineering (part-time) Nonobstrusive, callibration-free gaze tracking 2012
Graham Fraser (NSERC PGS M) Dr. James Green MASc Biomedical Engineering Automatic biosignal quality analysis for surface electromyography 2012
Adam Freed Dr. Edward Lemaire (Institute for Rehabilitation Research and Development, The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre) and Dr. Avi Parush (Department of Psychology) MASc Biomedical Engineering Design, Prototyping, Validation, and Testing of a Wearable sEMG Acquisition System 2012
Saba Rahimi Dr. Rafik Goubran MASc Biomedical Engineering Usage monitoring of electrical devices in a Smart Home 2012
Emile Richard MASc Biomedical Engineering Non-Obtrusive Heart Rate and Speed-Distance Monitoring Systems for the Smart Rollator 2011
Joel Martin Dr. Robert Langlois (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) and Dr. Mojtaba Ahmadi (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) MASc Biomedical Engineering Postural stability of humans 2010
Ji Gang Dr. Aysegul Cuhadar MASc Biomedical Engineering Automatic identification of reliable heart rates from ECG waveforms 2010
Fang Dai MASc Electrical and Computer Engineering Onset detection for surface electromyography signals 2009
Aliasgar Morbi (NSERC CGS M) Dr. Robert Langlois (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) and Dr. Mojtaba Ahmadi (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) MASc Biomedical Engineering Assistance regulation in wearable robotics 2009
Sankua Chao   MASc Biomedical Engineering Automatic phonocardiogram segmentation using the sliding window autocorrelation algorithm 2009
Beverly Bradley (NSERC CGS M) Dr. John Hayes (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) MASc Biomedical Engineering The design, implementation, and validation of a 3D laser light-sectioning scanner for biomedical purposes 2008
Thomas Choi Dr. Tony White (School of Computer Science) MASc Electrical and Computer Engineering Transactional behaviour based spam detection 2007
Kent Guo   MASc Electrical and Computer Engineering Augmented Speech Recognition 2007
Chris McLellan Dr. Rafik Goubran MASc Electrical and Computer Engineering Aspects of nonlinear dielectric spectroscopy in the noninvasive determination of glucose 2006
Vesal Badee (OGS) Dr. Richard Dansereau MASc Electrical and Computer Engineering Fetal electrocardiogram extraction and enhancement using triggered adaptive filtering 2006
Nabil Yazdani MASc Electrical and Computer Engineering Stimulus artifact reduction in somatosensory evoked potential measurements using velocity filters 2006
Patrick Beirne Dr. Rafik Goubran MASc Electrical and Computer Engineering Unsupervised segmentation of heart sounds 2006
Mehran Talebinejad Dr. Ali Miri (University of Ottawa) MASc Electrical and Computer Engineering Fractal analysis of myoelectric signals 2006

Fourth Year Students

Student Name Co-supervisor Project Date
George Hanna   Integrated Concussion Assessment System (I-CAS) 2016 - 2017
Vicky Madge   Integrated Concussion Assessment System (I-CAS) 2016 - 2017
Adam Birosh   Integrated Concussion Assessment System (I-CAS) 2016 - 2017
Maryam Kaka   Integrated Concussion Assessment System (I-CAS) 2016 - 2017
Monica Ruttle Dr. James Green Intelligent Telepresence and Assistive Devices (iTAD) 2016 - 2017
Bhargav Patel Dr. James Green Intelligent Telepresence and Assistive Devices (iTAD) 2016 - 2017
Daniel Sauve Dr. James Green Intelligent Telepresence and Assistive Devices (iTAD) 2016 - 2017
Symon Stowe Dr. James Green Intelligent Telepresence and Assistive Devices (iTAD) 2016 - 2017
Kevin Sullivan Dr. James Green Intelligent Telepresence and Assistive Devices (iTAD) 2016 - 2017
Marco Law   Simple Assistive Sensor Handling for Improving Machine Interaction (SASHIMI) 2015 - 2016
Mira Fayad   Simple Assistive Sensor Handling for Improving Machine Interaction (SASHIMI) 2015 - 2016
Cecilia Odonkor   Simple Assistive Sensor Handling for Improving Machine Interaction (SASHIMI) 2015 - 2016
Cam On   Simple Assistive Sensor Handling for Improving Machine Interaction (SASHIMI) 2015 - 2016
Soheil Panahideh   Simple Assistive Sensor Handling for Improving Machine Interaction (SASHIMI) 2015 - 2016
Nikhilesh Pradhan   Smart Joint 2014 - 2015
Vishnupriya Ravi   Smart Joint 2014 - 2015
Eshani Sharan   Smart Joint 2014 - 2015
Jaime Vives   Smart Joint 2014 - 2015
Sarah Bruch   EyeTunes 2014 - 2015
Nathanael Fung   EyeTunes 2014 - 2015
Razvan Dascalu   EyeTunes 2014 - 2015
Nezar Assawiel   EyeTunes 2014 - 2015
Benjamin Weber Dr. Richard Dansereau, Dr. Mojtaba Ahmadi (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) Remote Interactive Laboratory Experimentation (RILE) 2014 - 2015
Zachariah Fradette Dr. Richard Dansereau, Dr. Mojtaba Ahmadi (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) Remote Interactive Laboratory Experimentation (RILE) 2014 - 2015
Zeno Israr Dr. Richard Dansereau, Dr. Mojtaba Ahmadi (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) Remote Interactive Laboratory Experimentation (RILE) 2014 - 2015
Syeda Fatima Tayyaba Dr. Richard Dansereau, Dr. Mojtaba Ahmadi (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) Remote Interactive Laboratory Experimentation (RILE) 2014 - 2015
Setute Hotor Dr. Richard Dansereau, Dr. Mojtaba Ahmadi (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) Remote Interactive Laboratory Experimentation (RILE) 2014 - 2015
Harrison McDonald Dr. Richard Dansereau, Dr. Mojtaba Ahmadi (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) Remote Interactive Laboratory Experimentation (RILE) 2014 - 2015
Monica Mendoza Dr. Matthew Holahan (Department of Neuroscience) Exploration of Stress Responses to Smartphone Notifications: A Pilot Project 2014 - 2015
Adam Gregory Cheryl Schramm Wearable Wireless Biosignal Monitor 2013 - 2014
Hal Martin Cheryl Schramm Wearable Wireless Biosignal Monitor 2013 - 2014
Francis Papineau   Generic Human Interface Device 2013 - 2014
Mohamed Abdelazez   Generic Human Interface Device 2013 - 2014
Mohamed Abdalla   Generic Human Interface Device 2013 - 2014
Sugaal Daher   Generic Human Interface Device 2013 - 2014
Tazeem Chowdhury   Multimodal Biometric Device Incorporating ECG, PPG, and Fingerprints 2012 - 2013
Zeinoon Alhajj   Multimodal Biometric Device Incorporating ECG, PPG, and Fingerprints 2012 - 2013
Anbhu Sritharan   Multimodal Biometric Device Incorporating ECG, PPG, and Fingerprints 2012 - 2013
Philip Tworzydlo   Multimodal Biometric Device Incorporating ECG, PPG, and Fingerprints 2012 - 2013
Hisham Barkat Cheryl Schramm Wearable Wireless Biosignal Monitor 2012 - 2013
Geunmyoung Shin Cheryl Schramm Wearable Wireless Biosignal Monitor 2012 - 2013
Ali Eissa Cheryl Schramm Wearable Wireless Biosignal Monitor 2012 - 2013
Ian Doerr Cheryl Schramm Wearable Wireless Biosignal Monitor 2012 - 2013
Kevin Lee Dr. Richard Dansereau Locust Car 2012 - 2013
Amanda Visaya Dr. Richard Dansereau Locust Car 2012 - 2013
Patrick Quesnel   Wearable Wireless Biosignal Monitoring 2011 - 2012
George Tanev   Wearable Wireless Biosignal Monitoring 2011 - 2012
Aaron Yachnin   Wearable Wireless Biosignal Monitoring 2011 - 2012
Ryan Dunmore   Wearable Wireless Biosignal Monitoring 2011 - 2012
David Xu   Sleep (Baby) Monitoring 2011 - 2012
Daphne Ong   Sleep (Baby) Monitoring 2011 - 2012
Christ Habib   Sleep (Baby) Monitoring 2011 - 2012
Kehzad Kakavand Dr. Trevor Pearce Smart Rollator - A Data Logging and Analysis System for Rollator Use 2011 - 2012
Zahra Tabar Dr. Trevor Pearce Smart Rollator - A Data Logging and Analysis System for Rollator Use 2011 - 2012
Adbdulkareem Karar Dr. Trevor Pearce Smart Rollator - A Data Logging and Analysis System for Rollator Use 2011 - 2012
Harel Lichtenstein Dr. Richard Dansereau Locust Car 2011 - 2012
Mohammad Farhan Dr. Richard Dansereau Locust Car 2011 - 2012
Nanis Farghal   EMG Pong 2010 - 2011
Marina Gobrial   EMG Pong 2010 - 2011
Amanjot Kaur   EMG Pong 2010 - 2011
Omar Khalaf EMG Pong 2010 - 2011
Solomon Fung Dr. Trevor Pearce Smart Rollator 2010 - 2011
Paul Ma Dr. Trevor Pearce Smart Rollator 2010 - 2011
Ivan Krotnev Dr. Trevor Pearce Smart Rollator 2010 - 2011
Mark Totten Dr. Trevor Pearce Smart Rollator 2010 - 2011
Aleksandra Baykova ECG Heart Rate Monitor 2010 - 2011
Kristel Amin ECG Heart Rate Monitor 2010 - 2011
Matt Komorowski ECG Heart Rate Monitor 2010 - 2011
Christopher Arksey Dr. James Green Smart rollator 2008 - 2009
Rizwan Haider Dr. James Green Smart rollator 2008 - 2009
Andy Jung Dr. James Green Smart rollator 2008 - 2009
Ryan Steeves Dr. James Green Eye-interact 2007 - 2008
Michael Colussi Dr. James Green Eye-interact 2007 - 2008
Mohammed Aboul-Magd Dr. James Green Smart rollator 2007 - 2008
Faysal Hasan Dr. James Green Smart rollator 2007 - 2008
Alex Sintu Dr. James Green Smart rollator 2007 - 2008
Davide Agnello Dr. James Green Smart rollator 2007 - 2008
Brian Earl Dr. James Green Smart rollator 2007 - 2008
Dragan Trifkovic Dr. Sreeraman Rajan (DRDC) Biological signal processing using an FPGA 2007 - 2008
Daanish Khan Dr. Sreeraman Rajan (DRDC) Biological signal processing using an FPGA 2007 - 2008
Amir Sadeghian Dr. James Green Eye-interact 2006 - 2007
Ryan (Chol-ho) Yim Dr. James Green Eye-interact 2006 - 2007
James Makienko Dr. James Green Smart rollator - Force/gait analysis system 2006 - 2007
George Shenouda Dr. James Green Smart rollator - Force/gait analysis system 2006 - 2007
Lisa Boyachok Dr. James Green Smart rollator - Reliable biomedical information acqusition using ECG and PPG technologies 2006 - 2007
Jedrel Vito Dr. James Green Smart rollator - Reliable biomedical information acqusition using ECG and PPG technologies 2006 - 2007
Yasmin Khezri Dr. James Green Smart rollator - Reliable biomedical information acqusition using ECG and PPG technologies 2006 - 2007
Wen-Yi Que Dr. Sreeraman Rajan (DRDC) FPGA-based implementation of efficient four quadrant artangent function 2006 - 2007
Ahmer Gulzar Dr. Sreeraman Rajan (DRDC) FPGA-based implementation of efficient four quadrant artangent function 2006 - 2007
Gurtej Sandhu Dr. Sreeraman Rajan (DRDC) FPGA-based implementation of efficient four quadrant artangent function 2006 - 2007
Denis Kutman Dr. Sreeraman Rajan (DRDC) FPGA-based implementation of efficient four quadrant artangent function 2006 - 2007
Tianhe Zhang Dr. Richard Dansereau Automatic sign language recognition 2006 - 2007
Konstantin Privalov Dr. Richard Dansereau Automatic sign language recognition 2006 - 2007
Dean Goodkey Dr. Yuu Ono Sound healing and therapy 2006 - 2007
Jonathan Malloy Dr. Yuu Ono Sound healing and therapy 2006 - 2007
Matthew Russell Dr. Yuu Ono Sound healing and therapy 2006 - 2007
Marc Gobeil Dr. Trevor Pearce Universal pointer 2006 - 2007
Sam Nuziale Dr. Trevor Pearce Universal pointer 2006 - 2007
Ahmad Rasem   Brain computer interface 2005 - 2006
Ammar Al Betar   Brain computer interface 2005 - 2006
Abdullah Al Dalati Dr. Richard Dansereau Automatic sign language recognition 2005 - 2006
Jet'aime Lowe Dr. Richard Dansereau Automatic sign language recognition 2005 - 2006
Lisa Metin Dr. Richard Dansereau Automatic sign language recognition 2005 - 2006
Andrew Rowden Dr. Richard Dansereau Automatic sign language recognition 2005 - 2006
Pierre-Olivier Savoie Dr. Richard Dansereau Fetal ECG monitoring 2005 - 2006
Aarti Goge   ECG person identification 2004 - 2005
Sunita Kollipara   ECG person identification 2004 - 2005
David Ledoux   Brain computer interface 2004 - 2005
Catherine Binette   Brain computer interface 2004 - 2005
Nigel Gocan Dr. Richard Dansereau ECG noise cancellation 2004 - 2005
Stephen Ortis Dr. Richard Dansereau ECG noise cancellation 2004 - 2005
Masuma Khan   Myoelectrically controlled prostheses 2004 - 2005
Dohyoung Lee Dr. Peter Liu Gesture based robot control 2004 - 2005
Yue He Dr. Peter Liu Gesture based robot control 2004 - 2005
Rong Chao Chen Dr. Peter Liu Voice based robot control 2004 - 2005
Kai Wang Dr. Peter Liu Voice based robot control 2004 - 2005
Yongliang Zhu Dr. Peter Liu Voice based robot control 2004 - 2005
Angela Plumb   Continuous classifier training for myoelectrically controlled prostheses 2003 - 2004
Omar Sheikh   Myoelectrical control prosthesis - Real-time data collection 2003 - 2004
Jessica Tan   Myoelectrical control prosthesis - Real-time data collection 2003 - 2004
Robert Adams   Myoelectrical control prosthesis - Feature extraction 2003 - 2004
Steven Wan-Kam   Myoelectrical control prosthesis - Feature extraction 2003 - 2004
Vesal Badee   Myoelectrical control prosthesis - Classification 2003 - 2004
Prabhul Dev   Myoelectrical control prosthesis - Classification 2003 - 2004

Research Assistants

Student Name Co-supervisor Project Date
Sarah Bruch   Continuous authentication access control systems for critical infrastructure facilities January 2017 - March 2017
Vicky Madge (I-CUREUS) Dr. Eran Ukwatta Image processing for Hirschsprung disease May 2016 - April 2017
Nathan Lim   Sensact September 2016 - April 2017
Adam Birosh (NSERC USRA) Dr. Eran Ukwatta Image processing for placental distal villous hypoplasia May 2016 - August 2016
Nathan Lim (NSERC USRA)   Simple Assistive Sensor Handling for Improving Machine Interaction (SASHIMI) May 2016 - August 2016
Mohamed Hozayen   Continuous ECG Biometrics May 2016 - August 2016
Marco Law (NSERC USRA) Dr. Eran Ukwatta Image processing for Hirschsprung disease May 2016 - August 2016
Geoff Clarke   Wearable ECG biometrics with active authentication March 2015 - August 2015
Patrick Quesnel   Wearable ECG biometrics with active authentication March 2015 - August 2015
Hector Torres Martinez (Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program)   Multimodal biometrics system October 2015 - April 2016
Nathanael Fung   Image processing for Hirschsprung disease May 2015 - Aug 2015
Marco Law (NSERC USRA; I-CUREUS)   Image processing for Hirschsprung disease May 2015 - April 2015
Sarah Bruch   Alternative Music Interfaces May 2015 - Aug 2015
Patrick Quesnel   Consulting for Flight Test Studies November 2014 - March 2015
Dorothy-Jane Smith Dr. Roy Hanes (School of Social Work), Dr. Dominique Marshall (Department of History) The (Un)Changing Wheelchair September 2013 - December 2014
Paul McCool (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC))   Identification of EMG Contaminants using a "bottom-up" approach Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
Patrick Quesnel   Ambulatory ECG signal quality assessment May 2012 - Aug 2012
Emile Richard (MITACS)   Research and assessment of sensor and signal processing methods for vital signs monitoring Sept 2011 - Apr 2012
Francis Papineau   Toastmasters timer Jan - Apr 2011
Marina Gobrial (NSERC USRA) Dr. Jeff Dawson (Department of Biology) Motor unit decomposition for locust electromyography 2011
Raymond Greiss   Electromyography monitor May - Aug 2010
Graham Fraser (NSERC USRA) Dr. James Green Plate Analyzer May - Aug 2010
Pascal Laberriere Dr. Ed Lemaire (Institute for Rehabilitation Research and Development, The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre) Flexible dry electrodes for eurface electromyography Jan - Apr 2010
Owen Wetherow (NSERC USRA) Dr. James Green Digital image processing for automatic culture analysis May - Aug 2009
Solomon Fung (NSERC USRA) Dr. Andy Adler Conductivity model for electrical impedance tomography May - Aug 2009
Richard Beranek Dr. Mojtaba Ahmadi (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) Smart rollator May - Aug 2008
Luke Russell Dr. James Green Myoelectric pong May - Aug 2008
David Agnello (NSERC USRA) Dr. James Green Smart rollator May - Aug 2008
Omid Salehi-Abari   Myoelectric control of a robotic arm Sept 2007 - Dec 2008
Lara Rahal Geoff Green Shapewrap May - Aug 2006
Rana Rahal Dr. James Green FPGA for bioinformatics May - Aug 2006
Mohey Eldin Hamdy   Al-Eye Jan - Apr 2006
Mohey Eldin Hamdy   ECG person identification Sept - Dec 2005
Armin Badre   ECG person identification May - Aug 2005
Cherif Ibrahim   Edge detection for rehabilitation data Dec 2004 - May 2005
Sankua Chao   Development of signal acquisition software Jan - Apr 2005
Aarti Goge   Classification of myoelectric signals for prosthetic control May - Aug 2004
Aarti Goge   Classification of myoelectric signals for prosthetic control Jan - Apr 2004
Aarti Goge   Myoelectric prosthetic control data collection and processing Sept - Dec 2003
Aarti Goge   Design of model-15 software in Matlab May - Aug 2003