Our People - Computational Modeling

E. Abdel-Rahman
519-888-4567 x37737
Location: 
DWE 2513B

Research Interests:

  • Dynamics and control of MEMS
  • Design of MEMS devices
  • Micro-power generation
  • Multi-body dynamics and control
  • Biomechanics

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Industrial Biotechnology, Optometry, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
A. Al-Mayah
519-888-4567 x31566
Location: 
E2 2311

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanical properties of soft tissues
  • Integration of imaging and mechanics
  • Biomechanical-based image registration for surgery and radiotherapy
  • Mechanics and structural applications of composite materials
  • Smart devices and sensors

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[YouTube Lecture] September 30, 2014 "An engineering prospective on Cancer'

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
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
Gladimir Baranoski
519-888-4567 x35412
Location: 
DC 3520

Research Interests:

  • Simulation, light and matter interactions, biomedical applications
  • Predictive simulation of light interactions with organic and inorganic materials
  • Realistic modeling of material appearance for image synthesis
  • Remote sensing (effects of adverse environmental conditions on crops and forests)
  • Biomedical optics (development of procedures and equipment for the prevention and treatment of different medical conditions, from jaundice to skin cancer)

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Healthcare Systems, Personalized Medicine, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biosystem Engineering, Computer Science, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Mathematics
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
P. Beesley
416-766-8284
Location: 
ARC 3019

Research Interests:

  • Responsive, kinetic, distributed architectural environments
  • interactive systems applied to built environment
  • lightweight structures
  • Digital fabrication
  • Mixed-material prototyping applied to architectural component systems.  

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[Azure Magazine] June 13, 2018, "transforming future couture' 

[Waterloo Stories] October 23, 2013 "School of Architecture hosts international conference"

[Waterloo Stories] August 9, 2013 "Fashion and the city"

Group(s): 
Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Computer Science; Faculty→Engineering
Hector Budman
519-888-4567 x36980
Location: 
E6 3012

Research Interests:

  • Chemical process controlRobust control, Nonlinear control, Model Predictive Control (MPC)

  • Systems biology - modeling, control and optimization of biological processes, metabolic flux analysis, dynamic metabolic flux models, run-to-run (batch to batch) optimization of pharmaceutical process

  • Monitoring/Fault Detection of chemical and biological/biotechnological processes - Multivariate statistical methods for monitoring and fault detection, Inferential (soft) sensors

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Cell Therapy, Computational Modeling, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
Shi Cao
519-888-4567 x36377
Location: 
DWE 2503

Research Interests:

  • Human factors and cognitive ergonomics (driving, healthcare, aerospace

  • Human performance and mental workload modeling, cognitive modeling

  • Human-computer interaction, interface evaluation and design

  • Controlled experiments, discrete event simulation, computational modeling

  • Perception, decision making, skill learning, fatigue

  • Artificial intelligence

  • ACT-R, QN-ACTR,

  • Wearable devices, environment-aware devices

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Human Factors; Faculty→Engineering
H. Chen
519-888-4567 x32131
Location: 
LHI 3721

Research Interests:

  • Health informatics
  • Translational research in healthcare and medicine

  • Health system integration
  • Semantic interoperability
  • Healthcare decision making and decision support
  • Health data analytics
  • Medical imaging informatics
  • Patient safety
  • Mobile health
  • Wearable devices

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[Waterloo Stories] July 10, 2017 "Waterloo software improves care for kidney patients"

[CBB researcher story] July 21, 2015 "Data management in Health Care"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Disease Modelling, Healthcare Systems, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedicine, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
P. Chou
519-888-4567 x33310
Location: 
E6 4004

Research Interests:

  • Biochemical engineering

  • Microbial biotechnology

  • Synthetic and molecular biology

  • Genetic, metabolic and protein engineering

  • Biopharmaceuticals (to treat autoimmune diseases and prevent rejection of organ transplants)

  • Biomanufacturing, bioprocessing technologies (biological strain construction, bioreaction cultivation, biofuels, bioproduct recovery and purification)

[Waterloo Stories] May 3, 2013 "Can bacteria help create a cheaper fuel for our cars?"

[UW Eng-e-news] August 14, 2013 "Engineering Life-enhancing research"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Gene Therapy, Microbiome; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Engineering
D. Clausi
519-888-4567 x32604
Location: 
DWE 2518E

Research Interests:

  • Biomedical and scientific imaging

  • Computer vision and video analysis

  • Image processing, segmentation/classification

  • Multiresolution techniques

  • Automated interpretation of SAR (synthetic aperture radar)

  • Remote sensing

  • Stochastic models

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

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

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology, Optometry; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Imaging, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Computer Science; Faculty→Engineering
Eric Croiset
519-888-4567 x32295
Location: 
E6 3036

Research Interests:

  • CO2 capture from large point sources
  • Large scale optimization of energy systems
  • Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC)
  • Syngas/Hydrogen production, Reaction Engineering

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
Duane Cronin

Research Interests:

  • Human body modeling for safety and protection (impact biomechanics, trauma prediction)
  • Material testing, characterization and constitutive models
  • Advanced modeling, additive manufacturing
  • Structural crashworthiness and lightweight vehicle structures

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[Waterloo Stories] October 5, 2012 "New virtual crash test dummies will have plenty to say"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Clark Dickerson
519-888-4567 x37844
Location: 
BMH 3034

Research Interests:

  • Fundamental shoulder function and dysfunction
  • Creation and validation of mathematical models to predict shoulder demands
  • Applications of shoulder biomechanics to workplace injury prevention
  • Rehabilitative and preventative strategies for ensuring shoulder health
  • Digital human modeling, Computational musculoskeletal modeling
  • Ergonomics
  • Motion Capture
  • Upper limb biomechanics

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Canada Research Chair in Shoulder Mechanics [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[Waterloo News] February 19, 2019 "How to make the push-up work for you" 

[Waterloo Stories] October 7, 2013 "Reducing shoulder injuries in the workplace"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Imaging, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences; Canada Research Chairs
A. Doxey
519-888-4567 x33889
Location: 
B2 249C

Research Interests:

  • Molecular function prediction, design (proteins, DNA)

  • Computational genomics

  • Evolutionary bioinformatics and computational biology

[WCMR] June 18, 2018, receives Thermo Fisher Scientific Award

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

[Waterloo Stories] January 26, 2018 "Scientists find new kind of botox"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Environmental Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Microbiome, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Genetic Engineering; Faculty→Science
F. Safa Erenay
519-888-4567 x32521
Location: 
CPH 4323

Research Interests:

  • Mathematical modeling - Stochastic Modeling and Optimization, Markov Decision Processes, Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes, Dynamic Programming, Simulation Models.
  • Health Care: Medical Decision Making, Organ Transplantation, Cancer Screening, Health Care Delivery.
  • Production Planning: Multicriteria Scheduling

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Healthcare Systems, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
K. Erkorkmaz
519-888-4567 x35214
Location: 
E3 3149

Research Interests:

  • Machining of Tissue-Engineered Bone Implants

  • Biomanufacturing

  • Precision motion control (high speed machine tools, robots, and electronic/semiconductor manufacturing equipment)

  • Modeling and identification

  • Optimal trajectory planning

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[Engineering News] October 19, 2016 "Researchers join advanced manufacturing network"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Computational Modeling, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
B. Fidan
519-888-4567 x38023
Location: 
E3 4119
Contact for: 
Expertise in system/parameter identification, adaptive control and signal processing, mathematical modeling, sensor networks, localization, optimization, driver assistance systems.

Research Interests:

  • Cooperative systems and sensor networks (multi-agent, multi-sensor systems)

  • Nonlinear, adaptive, and switched dynamical systems; robust adaptive control; nonlinear and adaptive control designs for mechatronic systems
  • Control applications (high performance flight and vehicle stability control, biomedical)

  • Robotics and intelligent systems (multi-agent, motion planning, vision control, biomedical and assistive robotics)

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
P.Fieguth
519-888-4567 x33599
Location: 
DWE 2518D

Research Interests:

  • Computer vision, signal and image processing

  • Remote sensing

  • Intelligent systems and software

  • Multiscale statistical modeling

  • Societal and environmental systems

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

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Imaging; Discipline Areas→Computer Science; Faculty→Engineering
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
T. Holyoak
519-888-4567 x31559
Location: 
ESC 249

Research interests: 

  • GTP-dependent phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinases
  • IgA1 protease family of bacterial proteases
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Diabetes, Infectious Diseases, Inflammatory Diseases; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Drug Development, Imaging; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biophysics; Faculty→Science
J. Honek
519-888-4567 x35817
Location: 
ESC 246

Research Interests:

  • Methionine chemistry and biochemestry (amino acid methionine and its roles in proteins, cellular pathways and its functions)

  • Bionanomaterials, bionanotechnology (for novel drug carriers, molecular foundations for nanodevices)

  • Medicinal chemistry

  • Enzymology
  • Bioorganic chemistry
  • Protein structure and function

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

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Infectious Diseases, Targeted Drug Delivery, Toxicology; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Drug Development, Imaging, Polymer, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Genetic Engineering, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Polymer Chemistry, Toxicology; Faculty→Science
P. Huck
519-888-4567 x32707
Location: 
E2 3334

Research Interests:

  • Robustness of water supply systems, with a focus on treatment
  • Facilitating application of newer treatment technologies (e.g. UV disinfection and membranes), including integration into existing facilities
  • Identification and removal of trace chemical contaminants (pharmaceuticals & endocrine disrupters)
  • Known and emerging pathogens, and their removal/inactivation by treatment processes
  • Biodegradation

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NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Water Treatment [NSERC Profile]

[Waterloo Stories] March 14, 2013 "Protecting our drinking water for 20 years"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Pathogen Detection; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology; Faculty→Engineering; NSERC Industrial Research Chairs
Laura Hug
519-888-4567 x31151
Location: 
B1 281

Research Interests:

  • Microbial diversity and function at contaminated sites (primarily municipal landfills)
  • DNA, RNA, and protein (meta-omics) sequences
  • Environment remediation
  • Impacts of human activities on the environment

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Canada Research Chair in Environmental Microbiology [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[YouTube] October 23, 2015 "Piecing life together - microbial diversity and function through meta-omic analyses"

[Waterloo Stories] April 12, 2016 "New tree of life may hold clues to cleaning up pollution"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Microbiome; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biology, Environmental Biotechnology; Faculty→Science; Canada Research Chairs
Jan Huissoon
519-888-4567 x33595
Location: 
E3 4116

Research Interests:

  • Mobility assistive devices
  • Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Modeling of Human Locomotion
  • Autonomous Navigation Using Artificial Neural Networks
  • Dynamic Seam Tracking for Robotic Welding, Arc Acoustics in GMA welding, Walking Robot Welder
  • Automatic end-of-arm and tool-centre-point calibration

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Fall Prevention, Rehabilitation; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
B. Ingalls
519-888-4567 x35457
Location: 
MC 6116

Research Interests:

  • Mathematical modelling in systems biology
  • Control theory
  • Synthetic biology

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[CBB researcher story] August 6, 2015 "Decreasing antibiotic resistance in bacteria"

[YouTube Lecture] September 30, 2014 "Model-based design in synthetic biology"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Disease Modelling, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Infectious Diseases; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling; Discipline Areas→Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Mathematics
N.Jiang
519-888-4567 x33677
Location: 
DWE 2518F

Research Interests:

  • Biological Signal processing
  • Brain-computer interface
  • Human-machine interface
  • Rehabilitation Engineering

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[Office of Research News] March 12, 2018 "Received Early Researcher Award" 

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Human Factors, Physiology, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Mohammad Kohandel
519-888-4567 x35458
Location: 
MC 6112

Research Interests:

  • Integrative cancer biology
  • Combination of cancer treatments
  • Nano-scale drug delivery
  • Cancer stem cells
  • Biomechanics

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[Waterloo News] June 23, 2016 "Nanotechnology and math deliver two-in-one punch for cancer therapy resistance"

[Waterloo Stories] February 11, 2015 "Study finds new lethal combination of cancer drugs shrinks tumors"

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

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Cancer; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Bionanotechnology; Faculty→Mathematics
A. Laing
519-888-4567 x38947
Location: 
BMH 3121

Research Interests:

  • Musculoskeletal biomechanics related to human health and injury prevention, and the role that advanced age has on these relationships.
  • Fall-related tissue trauma including hip fractures, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries
  • Workplace musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD)
  • Orthopedic biomechanics

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[YouTube] Andrew Laing, Department of Kinesiology, UW

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
V. Lakshminarayanan
519-888-4567 x38167
Location: 
OPT 334

Research Interests:

  • Classical and visual optics
  • Optical system design, science and engineering
  • Psychophysics/human factors
  • Visual perception, visual optics math modelling
  • Biomedical image processing

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[CBB researcher story] July 29, 2015 "Image processing to automate early glaucoma diagnosis"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Optometry, Virtual Reality; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Imaging; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Human Factors, Physics; Faculty→Science
E.Law
519-888-4567 x35751
Location: 
DC 3138

Research Interests:

  • Human computation (crowdsourcing)
  • Human-in-the-loop intelligent systems
  • Online communities and citizen science
  • Large-scale collaborative planning systems
  • Interaction techniques and incentive mechanisms for volunteer-based human computation systems within Science and Public Health.

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[Computer Science News] May 1, 2015 "CIHR-NSERC grant awarded to CS professor"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Computer Science, Public Health; Faculty→Mathematics
Anita Layton

Research Interests:

  • Integrative kidney physiology

  • Biofluid dynamics

  • Diabetes

  • Hypertension

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March 29, 2018 "Canada 150 Research Chair joins Department of Applied Mathematics"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Disease Modelling, Personalized Medicine; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Physiology; Faculty→Mathematics
B. Leung
519-888-4567 x32678
Location: 
EIT 4023

Research Interests:

  • Design of mixed analog/digital circuits for wireless communication
  • Phase noise of oscillator, mixer noise and mixer distortion analysis
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Bionanotechnology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physics, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Engineering
Chandra Madhuranthakam
519-888-4567 x31662
Location: 
E6 5108

Research Interests:

  • Static mixer and microreactor technology
  • Polymer reaction engineering and polymer processing
  • Waste minimization and green engineering
  • Micro Process Systems Engineering - Design and Operation of Microfluidic reactors for efficient synthesis of biodiesel and complex copolymers.

  • Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming and Global Optimization Algorithms.

  • Modeling and Optimal Control for Complex Biochemical Reaction Systems.

  • Applied Statistics- Modeling, Design of Experiments, Parameter Estimation

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Microfluids, Polymer; Discipline Areas→Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Polymer Chemistry; Faculty→Engineering
Nima Maftoon
519-888-4567 x37654
Location: 
EC4 2029

Research Interests:

  • Medical device and diagnostic development for hearing and hearing loss
  • Audiology and Otolaryngology
  • Acoustic, Vibration, physiological and cadaveric measurements, animal models
  • Aging, Biomechanics
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Medical Devices, Microfabrication; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Physics, Physiology; Faculty→Engineering
B. McConkey
519-888-4567 x37020
Location: 
B1 165A

Research Interests:

  • Protein structure, functions, evolution (yeast, mammalian cell lines, plant-bacterial)

  • Bioinformatics, systematics and protein evolution

  • Protein structure and interaction modeling
  • Protein expression pattern analysis
  • Molecular genetics

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Data Science, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Microbiome; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Environmental Biotechnology; Faculty→Science
I. McKillop
519-888-4567 x37127
Location: 
BMH 3736

Research Interests:

  • Health informatics

  • Information management - financial and healthcare (data standards, security and privacy of health information, data quality, performance management issues)

  • Systems to support decision-making

  • Design and use of health information systems

  • Cost and performance measurement of health services

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Healthcare Systems; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Biology, Computer Science, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Stewart McLachlin
Location: 
E3 2113

Research interests:

  • Medical devices relating to orthopaedic surgery
  • Aging, biomechanics, personalized medicine, virtual reality, wearable devices, surgical navigation
  • 3D printing/additive manufacturing, actuators, computational modelling, imaging, medical devices

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Personalized Medicine, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Computational Modeling, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
J. McPhee
519-888-4567 x35341
Location: 
E3 4114

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanics engineering (injury rehabilitation, assistive devices for elderly, athletes, disabled)

  • Mechatronic and robotic systems

  • Multibody system dynamics

  • Computational methods for analysis and design

  • Advanced vehicle systems

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Canada Research Chair in Biomechatronic System Dynamics [Canada Research Chair Profile]

NSERC/Toyota/Maplesoft Industrial Research Chair in Mathematics-Based Modelling and Design [NSERC Profile]

[Waterloo Stories] February 20, 2019 "Engineering innovation for wheelchair curlers"

[Waterloo Stories] August 5, 2016 "Rio Olympics 2016: Engineering speed for the Canadian track cycling team"

[Waterloo Stories] June 17, 2015 "Waterloo’s $10M dream facility for smarter, greener cars"

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs; NSERC Industrial Research Chairs
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
M. Moo-Young
519-888-4006 or x84006
Location: 
E6 1008

Research Interests:

  • Biopharmaceuticals (therapeutics, treatment of autoimmune diseases, prevent rejection of organ transplants)

  • Industrial biomanufacturing and biotechnology (fermentation, food ingredients, enzymes, biofuels)

  • Environmental management (bioremediation of carcinogenic environmental pollutants, filtration, chromatography)

The Royal Society of Canada Fellow

[YouTube Lecture] September 29, 2014 "Biofuels and Waste Treatment"

[YouTube Lecture] September 19, 2013 "Industrial Biotechnology: Current developments and trends"

[UW Eng-e-news] August 14, 2013 "Engineering Life-enhancing research"

[Waterloo Stories] May 3, 2013 "Can bacteria help create a cheaper fuel for our cars?"

[CBB researcher story] December 6, 2012 "Bringing Bioengineering and Biotechnology to its Fullest Potential"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Drug Development, Polymer, Therapeutics, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Physics, Polymer Chemistry, Synthetic Biology, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering; The Royal Society of Canada Fellows
Plinio Morita
519-888-4567 x31372
Location: 
BMH 3708

Research Interests:

  • mHealth and wearable technology design
  • Ubiquitous sensors for smart homes and remote patient monitoring
  • Big data and health data analytics
  • Technology to support longer independent living

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[MaRS] April 26, 2018 "UbiLab team wins Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cancer, Data Science, Diabetes, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Mental Health, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Human Factors, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Sheva Naahidi
519-888-4567 x40206
Location: 
E7 5338

Research Interests:

  • Bio inspired solar cell technology
  • Targeted drug delivery
  • Bio compatibility
  • Tissue engineering
  • Cardiovascular
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Sensors
  • Polymers

Research Gate

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Microfabrication, Polymer, Sensors, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Biosystem Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physics; Faculty→Engineering
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
K.  Ponnambalam
519-888-4567 x33282
Location: 
DWE 2513J

Research Interests:

  • Application of intelligent systems (hydrology, water resources, decision making in health, control of satellite communications, fault detection analysis)

  • Optimization
  • Mathematical programming, decision making under uncertainty
  • Data mining

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Healthcare Systems, Mental Health, Personalized Medicine; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics; Faculty→Engineering
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)

Google Scholar

[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

ResearchGate

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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
Safavi-Naeini
519-888-4567 x32822
Location: 
E5 4029

Research Interests:

  • Biotechnologies (sensors, mobile health, biomedical instrumentation, DNA sequencing, pharmaceutical analysis, skin cancer screening, energy harvesting, environmental monitoring)

  • Wireless communication systems (RF technologies, antenna, and propagation modelling)

  • Emerging RF/Microwave/Millimeter Wave/THz systems, devices, and novel electromagnetic materials

  • Computational electromagnetics and photonics

NSERC Research In Motion Industrial Research Chair in Wireless Communications [NSERC Profile]

[Waterloo Record] July 3,2018, highlights the Anechoic chamber in the Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS)

[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

[Waterloo New] [Engineering News] May 22, 2018, Electrical and Computer Engineering,  $12 million awarded to Waterloo researchers

[Waterloo Stories] January 20, 2017 "Smart antennas could “make the world a better place”

[Waterloo News] June 22, 2016 "Developed in Waterloo, now orbiting in space"

[Waterloo Stories] September 13, 2013 "Waterloo opens world-class facility"

[CBB researcher story] December 7, 2012 "Improving Healthcare with Electromagnetic Waves"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Space; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Imaging, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering; NSERC Industrial Research Chairs
A. Salehian
519-888-4567 x38531
Location: 
E5 3046
Contact for: 
Expertise in energy harvesting from human motion using smart materials and active structures.

Research Interests:

  • Energy harvesting using smart materials (medical implants, magnetostrictive materials and piezoelectrics)

  • Structural Dynamics

  • Wind turbines vibrations reduction for the non-audible frequency range

LinkedIn

[Waterloo Stories] December 2, 2013 "Smart tech for medical implants"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Space, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Siby Samuel
519-888-4567 x37656
Location: 
EC4 2119

Research Interests:

  • Simulation & Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality
  • Novice And Older Driver Training
  • Predictive & Conceptual Modeling Of Behavior
  • Eye Tracking
  • Attention & Cognition
  • Perception
  • Decision Making
  • Aging
  • Automotive Human Factors
  • Autonomous Vehicles And Connected Vehicles & Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Caregiver Behaviors & Errors
  • Assistive & Automotive Interfaces
  • Vulnerable Road User Safety (Pedestrians & Bicyclists)
  • Motorcyclist Safety
  • Special Populations (ADHD & Dementia)
  • Traffic Control Devices & Roadway Infrastructure Design
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Data Science, Healthcare Systems, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biosystem Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Physics, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Oliver Schneider
519-888-4567 x38505
Location: 
CPH 3677

Research Interests

  • Virtual Reality
  • Wearables Devices
  • Computer Human Interaction, haptics, design
  • Data Science
  • Mental Health
  • Nutritional Science

Google Scholar

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Research Gate

[YouTube] October 11, 2018 "DualPanto: A Haptic Device that Enables Blind Users to Continuously Interact with Virtual Worlds"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Mental Health, Nutritional Science, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; 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

ResearchGate

[Applied Mathematics Biomedical Research Group]

[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
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
Hamid T
519-888-4567 x36751
Location: 
DWE 2513F

Research Interests:

  • Big data, computer vision and image processing, health engineering, terahertz imaging, fuzzy image processing

  • Machine intelligence, opposition-based learning, pattern recognition

  • Medical imaging and analysis (CT, MR, and ultrasound imaging)

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[News Medical Life Sciences] June 28, 2018 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Medical Imaging

[GRH News] May 31, 2018, "GRH partners with UW researchers and Huron Digital Pathology to create a “digital revolution” in pathology with medical search engine"

[Daily Bulletin] May 29, 2018, $3.7M in funding for AI and medical imaging project

[Exchange Magazine] May 22, 2018, Speaks about “Faster, Better, More Reliable than Deep Features: A Projection-Based, Pathologist-Centric Approach to Identification of Histopathology Images” at the Pathology Informatics Summit  in Pittsburgh, PA.

[Waterloo New] [Engineering News] May 22, 2018, Electrical and Computer Engineering,  $12 million awarded to Waterloo researchers

[YouTube Lecture] January 21, 2015 "BIG Data, Medical Imaging and Machine Intelligence"

[YouTube Lecture] October 1, 2014 "Medical Imaging: Pixels, Consensus and Learning"

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

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Data Science, Healthcare Systems, Inflammatory Diseases, Personalized Medicine; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science; Faculty→Engineering
E. Toyserkani
519-888-4567 x37560
Location: 
E3 3151
Contact for: 
Expertise in additive manufacturing of biodegradable scaffolds for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering applications, optical sensors for biomedical area.

Research Interests:

  • Tissue engineering and biodegradable implants for regenerative medicine (3D printing)

  • Bio-additive and microscale-additive manufacturing (opto-mechanical sensors, smart structures, developed through additive manufacturing)

  • Novel multi-scale additive manufacturing technologies for biomedical, oil/gas and manufacturing sectors

  • Laser-based fabrication techniques with particular focus on direct write processes in micro- and macro-scale

  • Modeling, sensing and real-time control of laser-based manufacturing techniques

University Research Chair

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Canada Research Chair in Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing  [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[Office of Research News] May 8,2018 "Waterloo researchers named Canada Research Chairs" 

[YouTube Lecture] May 6, 2014 "Additive manufacturing"

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Healthcare Systems, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Imaging, Microfabrication, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs; University Research Chairs
Justin Wan
519-888-4567 x34468
Location: 
DC 2319

Research Interests:

  • Medical imaging (processing, registration, cell segmentation, tracking)
  • Computer simulations (biomedical, brain and soft tissue injury and biomechanics, architectural, remote sensing, natural phenomena, fine arts)
  • Computational finance
  • Scientific computing (numerical solutions of partial differential equations, iterative methods, and multigrid preconditioning, parallel computation on high performance platforms)

Canada Research Chair in Scientific Computing [Canada Research Chair Profile]

ResearchGate

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Disease Modelling; Technology Areas→Cell Therapy, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging; Discipline Areas→Computer Science; Faculty→Mathematics; Canada Research Chairs
Z. Wang
519-888-4567 x35301
Location: 
E5 5113

Research Interests:

  • Image and signal processing, coding and quality assessment
  • Computational vision and pattern analysis
  • Multimedia communications
  • Biomedical signal and image processing

The Royal Society of Canada Fellow

University Research Chair

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[Waterloo News] October 5, 2015 "Waterloo Engineer wins Emmy Award"

[Waterloo Stories] February 3, 2014 "Engineering professor awarded prestigious fellowship"

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Healthcare Systems, Industrial Biotechnology, Virtual Reality; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Faculty→Engineering; The Royal Society of Canada Fellows; University Research Chairs
Thomas Willett
519-888-4567 x38405
Location: 
DWE 3505A

Research Interests:

  • Biomaterials and mechanics of biomaterials and tissues

  • Bone quality and fragility, collagen

  • Engineering of bone mimetic materials for skeletal reconstruction (3D printing)

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Cancer, Diabetes, Inflammatory Diseases, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue 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
David Yevick
519-888-4567 x35200
Location: 
PHY 356
Contact for: 
Expertise in numerical simulation, optics, polarization, electric field propagation, guided waves, optoelectronics devices and systems

Research Interests:

  • Numerical simulation
  • Optics
  • Polarization
  • Electric field propagation
  • Guided waves
  • Optoelectronics devices and systems

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Physics; Faculty→Science
N. Zhou
519-888-4567 x36095
Location: 
E5 3007
Contact for: 
Expertise in welding and joining, especially for medical implantable devices, programmable shape memory alloys, corrosion of laser processes NiTi alloys.

Research Interests:

  • Microjoining (wire bonding, laser & resistance microwelding, etc.) for medical and electronics applications

  • Nanojoining (laser joining, soldering, etc.) for sensing and biomedical applications

  • Brazing/soldering (diffusion brazing, ceramic/metal bonding, etc.) for aerospace, automotive and electronics applications

  • Welding (laser, resistance welding, etc.) for automotive applications

Google Scholar

Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials Joining and Processing [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[Office of Research News] May 8, 2018 Waterloo researchers named Canada Research Chairs

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Microfabrication, Polymer; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs
Stacey Acker photo
519-888-4567 x31338
Location: 
BMH 1038

Research Interests:

  • Identifying mechanisms linking physical exposures with knee osteoarthritis
  • Global aim of preventing exposure-related musculoskeletal disorders

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences

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