Our People - Neurodegenerative Diseases

Arash Arami
+1-519-888-4567 x37648
Location: 
EC4 1023

Research Interests:

  • Assistive Robotics and Rehabilitation Engineering

  • Neuromechanical Modeling; Robot-Based System ID
  • Human-Robot Interaction and Neural Control
  • Movement Analysis and Sensorimotor Deficit Modeling
  • Smart Implants and Prosthetics
  • Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning 

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Data Science, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Physiology, Public Health, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Michael Barnett-Cowan
519-888-4567 ext. 39177
Location: 
BMH 1042

Research Interests:

  • Multisensory integration
  • Perception and action
  • Psychophysics
  • The vestibular system
  • Virtual reality

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[Waterloo News] September 25, 2018 "Virtual reality motion sickness may be predicted and counteracted"

[ScienceDaily] December 15, 2018 "Aging warps our perception of time, study finds"

[Record] October 12, 2017 "Aging slows perception of falls: UW study"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Space, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Genetics, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Robotics; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Mike Beazely
519-888-4567 x21310
Location: 
PHR 4007

Research Interests:

  • Treatment of neurological disorders (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and mental health conditions including schizophrenia and depression)

  • Molecular pharmacology and pharmaceutical delivery

  • Intracellular signaling pathways in neurons, and the role of cytoskeletal dynamics in the trafficking of receptors in neurons

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Mental Health, Neurodegenerative Diseases; Technology Areas→Disease Modelling, Imaging; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology; Faculty→Science
Jen Boger

Research Interests:

  • Intelligent technology
  • Ambient assisted living
  • Zero-effort technology
  • Aging, health, and wellbeing
  • Assistive Technology

Schlegel Research Chair in Technology for Independent Living

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Machine Learning/AI, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Public Health; Faculty→Engineering
Melanie Campbell
519-888-4567 x36273
Location: 
PHY 353

Research Interests:

  • Imaging for Type 1 Diabetes
  • Alzheimer Diagnosis
  • Imaging of the Rear of the Eye
  • Optical Properties of the Eye amd changes in the Eye's Optical Properties
  • Two Photon Therapies
  • Ophthalmic instrumentation, optical systems, quality and design
  • Confocal microscopy and ophthalmoscopy, measurement of refractive error

  • Retinal image quality

  • Optical effects of refractive surgery, reflections from the retina

  • Optical properties of the eye, monochromatic aberrations of the eye

  • Refractive properties of the crystalline lens and their changes with growth and accommodation

  • Eye-imaging systems for treatment and diagnosis

  • Biophysics, bio-photonics, and Vision Science.

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[Research2Reality] May 8, 2015 "Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis: Imaging the Living Eye"

[YouTube Lecture] October 1, 2014 "Optics of the Eye as a Window on the Brain"

[YouTube] February 12, 2013 "Melanie Campbell AAAS Profile"

[Waterloo Stories] February 12, 2013 "An early test for Alzhemer's disease"

[Waterloo Stories] January 22, 2013 "Early test for Alzheimer's may rely on the eyes"

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Imaging, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Physics, Public Health; Faculty→Science
D. Edwards
519-888-4408 or x84408
Location: 
PHR 6002

Research Interests:

  • Effect of food, beverages, herbal products and other drugs on drug metabolism and disposition
  • Investigation of the interaction between grapefruit juice and prescription medication
  • pharmacokinetics
  • drug metabolism

  • pharmacogenomics

  • drug interactions

  • bioavailability/bioequivalence

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Disease Modelling, Environmental Biotechnology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Disease Modelling, Drug Development; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Pharmacology; Faculty→Science
M. Foldvari
519-888-4567 x21306
Location: 
PHR 3003

Research Interests:

  • Intelligent drug delivery system design (dermal, transdermal, transmucosal, ocular, and intranasal) for Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Cancer, Immunology (Glaucoma, neural degenerative disorders, HPV, LSIL/CIN I, cervical cancer, Scleroderma)

  • Non-invasive drug delivery technologies, biomolecular devices

  • Gene therapy, protein, and vaccine development

  • Nanomedicine, pharmaceutical development

  • Nanotoxicology (nanomaterials, bioimaging, biomarkers)

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[Global Impact] [CBC] April 30, 2018 "Working with gene therapy to treat glaucoma"

[Waterloo Stories] July 5, 2012 "Revolutionary drug delivery"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Infectious Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Drug Development, Gene Therapy, Imaging, Microfluids, Therapeutics, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Nanotechnology, Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Engineering, Toxicology; Faculty→Science
Guillemette
519-888-4567 x35954
Location: 
ESC 233

Research Interests:

  • Regenerative medicine

  • Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS) structure, function, enzyme processes and the effects on blood pressure, neurotransmission, insulin release, memory storage, immune response, septic shock, atherosclerosis, diabetes, and myocardial and cerebral ischemia.

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Diabetes, Mental Health, Neurodegenerative Diseases; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Imaging; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Regenerative Medicine; Faculty→Science
J. Hoey
519-888-4567 x37744
Location: 
DC 3613

Research Interests:

  • Assistive technology (physical, cognitive disabilities, dementia)

  • Health informatics

  • Artificial intelligence

  • Computational social science

  • Affective computing, computer vision

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[VJDementia] "The complex issue of emotion" 

[Computer Science News] June 29, 2017 "ACT@Home: An emotionally intelligent cognitive assistant to help people with Alzheimer’s disease"

[Waterloo Stories] January 2, 2013 "Making life easier for those living with Alzheimer's"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Data Science, Healthcare Systems, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Computer Science; Faculty→Mathematics
H.Keller
519-888-4567 x31761
Location: 
BMH 2682

Research Interests:

  • Improving nutrition and health in hospitals, long term care and the community
  • Dementia

Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging

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[Grand River Hospital News] March 15, 2019 "Good food, better healing: How GRH is studying to improve food for patients in hospital"

​[Waterloo News] March 23, 2017 "Survey will reduce rates of malnutrition in hospitals"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Nutritional Science, Rehabilitation, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomarkers, Diagnostics, Machine Learning/AI, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
J. Kofman
519-888-4567 x35185
Location: 
DWE 2513L

Research Interests:

  • Biomedical systems & biomechatronics - rehabilitation, assistive devices, intelligent design of prostheses and orthoses, 3D body surface measurement
  • Optomechatronics - computer vision (2D and 3D), range-image registration, range-sensing, range-sensor design, vision-based 3D surface measurement systems, optical system design, laser-camera range, sensor design, phase-shifting / fringe-projection 3D surface measurement systems, real-time full-field 3D imaging sensors / real-time full-field 3D surface measurement systems, hand-held 3D imaging sensors / hand-held 3D surface measurement systems, vision-based robot control, vision-based human-robot interfaces
  • Robotics - robot teleoperation, robot vision, human-robot interfaces, human-robot interaction, human-guided robot learning, vision-based robot control (visual servoing), human-assistive/service robots

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Mental Health, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Zoia Leonenko

Research Interests:

  • Biophysics of lipids and lipid-protein interactions

  • The role of structural changes and physical properties of lipid template in controlling biological processes and diseases

  • Biomedical nanotechnology (lipid films, molecular mechanism of Alzheimer's disease)

  • Drug development and delivery systems, antimicrobial peptides in lung disorders

  • Fluorescence and atomic force microscopy

  • Kelvin probe force microscopy and single molecule force spectroscopy

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[Global Impact] May 2018, studying Alzheimer's at a molecular level to find a cure

[YouTube Lecture] October 1, 2014 "Scanning probe microscopy in biomedical research"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Diabetes, Disease Modelling, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Infectious Diseases, Inflammatory Diseases, Mental Health, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Pathogen Detection, Personalized Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery, Toxicology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Disease Modelling, Drug Development, Imaging, Medical Devices, Sensors, Surface Coating, Therapeutics, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Physics, Polymer Chemistry, Toxicology; Faculty→Science
Elizabeth Meiering
519-888-4567 x32254
Location: 
ESC 228

Research Interests:

  • Proteins: energetics, kinetics, mechanisms, structure, dynamics, folding, function, evolution, engineering and design, thermodynamics, kinetics (ALS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, prions, cancer)

  • High resolution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (fluorescence, CD, NMR, FTIR, DLS)

  • Optical spectroscopies

  • Bioinformatics and computational modelling

  • Biocomputing and protein engineering

  • Biophysical chemistry and biochemistry
  • Bionanotechnology and biomaterials

​[Waterloo News] November 24, 2015 "New insights into protein structure could change the future of biomedicine"

[​Chemistry News] August 20, 2014 "Chemist Elizabeth Meiering takes on the ALS ice bucket challenge"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry; Faculty→Science
J. Orchard
519-888-4567 x35037
Location: 
DC 3615

Research Interests:

  • Neural networks and neural learning algorithms
  • Dynamical systems and scientific computing
  • Computational neuroscience

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[CBB researcher story] July 20, 2015 "Computational Perception: How a brain understands its environment"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Mental Health, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Computer Science; Faculty→Mathematics
P. Poupart
519-888-4567 x36239
Location: 
DC 2514

Research Interests:

  • Machine learning and reasoning under uncertainty (artificial intelligence, computational statistics, decision and control theory)

  • Health informatics (assistive technologies, behaviour recognition, smart walkers, Alzheimer’s monitoring)

  • Natural language understanding (dialogue management, semantic analysis)

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[National Post] May 11, 2018, weighs in on how Google's A.I. personal assistant sparks concerns about future of communication

[The Record] May 8,2018, have ties with a new Montreal sports analytics research lab in Kitchener

[Markets Insider] February 5, 2018 "Borealis AI increases brain power by adding top AI talent"

[The Globe and Mail] February 4, 2018 "How we can leverage AI to bridge academia and business"

[Waterloo Stories] April 12, 2013 "Breaking the fall: Smart walker will help prevent injuries"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Healthcare Systems, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Mathematics
P. Nekkar
519-888-4567 x21317
Location: 
PHR 5002

Research Interests:

  • Drug discovery
  • Rational drug design and medicinal chemistry
  • Cancer therapy
  • Treatment of neurological disorders (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's)
  • Drug discovery/rational design
  • Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel organic molecules and peptides/peptidomimics as therapeutic agents

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[Science News] October 22, 2018 "Nekkar lab determines that depression medications can help treat Alzheimer’s disease"

​[Pharmacy News] July 29, 2015 "Waterloo pharmacist examines drug therapies for Alzheimer’s disease"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cancer, Inflammatory Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Drug Development, Medical Devices, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacology; Faculty→Science
Parsin Haji Reza
519-888-4567 x40172
Location: 
E7 6416

Research Interests

  • Early Cancer Detection
  • Eliminating Positive Surgical Margins
  • Non-contact Biopsies for Endoscopy 
  • Functional Brain Imaging 
  • Early Detection and Understanding the Age-related Vision Loss Problems. 

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Targeted Drug Delivery, Wound Care; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Diagnostics, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physics; Faculty→Engineering
George Shaker
+1 519-498-5173
Location: 
E5 4126

Research Interests:

  • Bio-wearable electronics and systems
  • Bio-electromagnetics, bio-technology, bio-sensors and energy harvesting systems
  • RF/microwave/millimeter wave/Terahertz (THz) circuits and antenna systems
  • Radio frequency (RF)/microwave packaging and Electromagnetic compatibility 
  • (EMC)/Electromagnetic interface (EMI) analyses
  • Vehicle and UAV wireless communications, navigation systems, and telematics systems
  • Complex propagation and scattering phenomena
  • Devices and novel electromagnetic materials and wireless sensors

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[Waterloo News]  June 28, 2018 "AI and radar technologies could help diabetics manage their disease"

[Engineering News] June 28, 2018 "Researchers developing a prick-free glucose monitor"

[RD Magazine] June 28, 2018 "AI and Radar Technologies Could Help Diabetics Manage Their Disease

[Engineering News] July 5, 2016 "Waterloo wins big with tiny power device"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Data Science, Diabetes, Environmental Biotechnology, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Industrial Biotechnology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Space, Targeted Drug Delivery, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Public Health, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Sivabal Sivaloganathan
519-888-4567 x33248
Location: 
MC 6136

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanics
  • Mathematical modeling of hydrocephalus
  • Mathematical oncology

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[Waterloo Stories] January 16, 2018 "Math can predict how cancer cells evolve"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Cancer, Neurodegenerative Diseases; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering; Faculty→Mathematics
R. Slavcev
519-888-4567 x21301
Location: 
PHR 4003

Research Interests:

  • Drug discovery, delivery systems and nanomedicine

  • Gene therapy, microbial genetics

  • Oncology, Antiviral therapeutics design

  • Anti-bacterials

  • Acne cosmeceutical design

  • Phage-based biotechnology

  • Viral exclusion systems

  • Cosmeceuticals

  • Vaccine design (dementia), bacteriophage-based biotechnology, use of coliphages to design and construct vectors for the development of novel vaccines, pharmaceuticals and gene delivery systems, and the identification and application of novel phage genomic anti-bacterial genes with potential phage therapy applications.

  • Strategic management in Pharmacy; healthcare reform

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Healthcare Systems, Infectious Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Pathogen Detection, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Gene Therapy, Therapeutics, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, Nanotechnology, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Science
D. Spafford
519-888-4567 x38185
Location: 
B1 173

Research Interests:

  • Calcium channel analysis for target drug delivery for treatment of pain, arrhythmias, angina, and potential benefits in treatment of epilepsy and cancer.

  • Structure, function and pharmacology of calcium channels and sodium channels

  • Structure and function and analysis of NALCN cation channel  and anti-calcium channel toxins

  • The Spafford Neurobiology Research Laboratory studies voltage-gated calcium channels, molecular physiology, biophysics, cell biology, protein biochemistry, fluorescence microscopy and tissue cultures.

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[Science News] April 25, 2014 "Waterloo discovers a key regulator in the pacemakers of our brain and heart"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Cardiovascular, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Stroke, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling, Drug Development, Imaging; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology; Faculty→Science
D. Stashuk
519-888-4567 x32982
Location: 
DWE 2513E

Research Interests:

  • Electrophysiological characterization of neuromuscular disorders

  • Autonomous and knowledge systems

  • Machine perception and sensors

  • Image processing and analysis, pattern analysis and recognition

  • EMG signal decomposition, simulation and quantitative EMG and DQEMG

  • Biomedical engineering

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Neurodegenerative Diseases, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Imaging, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Physiology; Faculty→Engineering
J. Tung
519-888-4567 x43445
Location: 
E7 3428

Research Interests:

  • Rehabilitation engineering and assistive technologies (gerontology, Osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, fall risk in stroke survivors, and rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury)

  • Neuromotor control

  • Biomedical signal analysis

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[Waterloo Stories] July 8, 2014 "GPS technology may help detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Data Science, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Mental Health, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
A. Wong
519-888-4567 x31299
Location: 
DWE 2513H

Research Interests:

  • Biomedical image processing and analysis (prostate, breast, lung and dermatological cancer analysis, retinal photoreceptor and blood vessel analysis, musculoskeletal kinematic analysis

  • Remote sensing data processing and analysis (sea ice, underwater object, oil spill analysis)

  • Perceptual based video and image processing (noise reduction, compression, enhancement)

  • Computer vision and pattern recognition

  • Multimedia management systems

  • 3D graphics and game development

  • Cognitive radio networks

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Canada Research Chair in Medical Imaging Systems [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[Daily Bulletin] June 1, 2018, 11 CBB Members Named Outstanding Performance Award Winners

[Waterloo News] [CBC News] [Gadgets] May 16, 2018, Co-authors discuss the use of aerobic fitness data from wearable tech to predict illness

[Waterloo News] May 15, 2018 "Researchers combine wearable technology and AI to predict the onset of health problems"

[Global Impact] [570 news] [Youtube] April 11, 2018 "How AI is helping doctors diagnose Cancer" 

[The Star] February 9, 2018 "How TheRedPin aims to take a swipe at the real estate industry"

[Waterloo News] June 7, 2017 "Artificial intelligence-driven imaging research makes diagnosing disease easier"

[Waterloo Stories] January 28, 2017 "Artificial intelligence and the Waterloo-Toronto tech supercluster"

[Waterloo Stories] May 20, 2016 "Breakthrough tech helps doctors more accurately diagnose cancer"

[CBB researcher story] January 9, 2013 "Improving Early Diagnosis to Save Lives"

[Waterloo Stories] January 9, 2013 "Making it harder for cancer to hide"

[YouTube Lecture] October 1, 2014 "Integrative systems for biomedical imaging and analysis"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Data Science, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Pathogen Detection, Rehabilitation; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs
Evelyn Yim
519-888-4567 x33928
Location: 
E6 4014

Research Interests:

  • Stem cells, nanofabrication and advancement of biomaterials in healthcare technologies to repair, replace or regenerate damaged tissue and organ structures

  • Fabrication and application of nano-structure for biomedical applications in neural, vascular, and cornea tissue engineering

  • ​Biomaterial approach to study ex-vivo pluripotent stem cell expansion

  • Modulation of cell behavior with nanotopography

  • Topography-regulation of stem cells lineage commitment and differentiation

  • Differentiation of adult and pluripotent stem cells with nanotopography

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cardiovascular, Disease Modelling, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Stroke, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Cell Therapy, Disease Modelling, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Polymer, Surface Coating, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Nanotechnology, Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering

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