Arash Arami
519-888-4567 x47648
Location: 
E7 3426

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 

Google Scholar

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
P. Beesley
519-888-4567 x27640
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
Jennifer Boger
519-888-4567 x38328
Location: 
EC4 2033

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
Zahid Butt photo
519-888-4567, ext. 47107
Location: 
LHN 3733

Research interests:

  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Chronic disease epidemiology
  • Spatial epidemiology
  • Global health
  • Big data analytics

Google Scholar

ResearchGate

[Hep Mag] February 23, 2017 "Opioid Addiction Treatment and Psychotherapy Tied to Less HIV Risk in Those With Hep C"

[Smart Sex Resource] July 17, 2017 "Substance use, social disparities and the evolution of HIV/HCV infections in British Columbia"

[Smart Sex Resource] November 5, 2018 "Effect of opioid-substitution therapy and mental health counseling on HIV risk among hepatitis C-infected individuals"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Healthcare Systems, Infectious Diseases; Technology Areas→Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
H. Chen
519-888-4567 x32131
Location: 
TJB 2272

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

Google Scholar

[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
Mohamed Oussama Damen
519-888-4567 x37261
Location: 
EIT 3109

Research Interests:

  • Coding theory

  • Cross-layer optimization

  • Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and space-time communications

  • Multiuser detection

  • Optical communications

  • Wireless Communications

  • Interface management

Group(s): 
Technology Areas→Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Computer Science, Electrical and Computer 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)

Google Scholar

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
Steve Fischer
519-888-4567, ext. 42368
Location: 
BMH 1046

Research Interests:

  • Discovering biomechanical determinants of occupational performance

  • Advancing functional capacity evaluation

  • Advancing digital human modeling

  • Inform better, safer products 

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Rehabilitation, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Human Factors, Industrial Biotechnology, Kinesiology
Nadine Furtado
519-888-4567 x49352
Location: 
OPT 157

Research interests:

  • Public Health - access to care and healthcare system efficiency
  • Telehealth - remote delivery of healthcare locally and globally
  • Health Informatics – use of AI and machine learning to optimize the diagnosis and management of ocular disease
  • Ocular Disease & Ophthalmic Imaging
  • Interprofessional Education and Collaboration
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Healthcare Systems, Optometry; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Public Health; Faculty→Science
Moojan Ghafurian

Research interests:

  • Human-Computer/Robot Interaction
  • Affective Computing
  • Social Robotics
  • Assistive Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cognitive Science
  • Human Factors

LinkedIn

Media:

[Waterloo Stories] August 31, 2020 "Pandemic isolation increases acceptance of robot companions"
   
[Waterloo Chronicle] August 31, 2020 "People are now willing to accept social robots as companions due to COVID-19 isolation: University of Waterloo study"
   
[Cheriton School of Computer Science News] August 29, 2019 "Moojan Ghafurian, Kerstin Dautenhahn and Jesse Hoey awarded funding to develop emotionally intelligent robots to help people with dementia"
   
[ACM Technews] May 21, 2019 "Making AI More Human"
   
[Semiconductor Engineering] May 28, 2019 "Crocheted robots; humanizing AI agents; training autonomous control systems"
   
[Cheriton School of Computer Science News] May 21, 2019 "Moojan Ghafurian, Neil Budnarain and Jesse Hoey make AI more human"
   
[Therapy Toronto News] October 22, 2018 "Study suggests faster countdowns may make people more patient"
   
[Education News Canada] May 22, 2019 "Making AI more human is key to widespread acceptance"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Data Science, Mental Health; Technology Areas→Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Human Factors, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Jesse 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

Research Gate

Google Scholar

[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
Okey Igboeli
519-888-4567 x48769
Location: 
ESC 357B

Research interests:

  • Veterinary pharmacology and toxicology
  • Drug discovery and drug target validation
  • Drug resistance
  • Molecular biology
  • Technology development and transfer
  • Research commercialization
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Toxicology, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Drug Development, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Public Health, Toxicology
N.Jiang
519-888-4567 x43677
Location: 
CPH 3662

Research Interests:

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

ResearchGate

​Google Scholar

[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
Subha Kalyaanamoorthy photo
519-888-4567 x35804
Location: 
ESC 234

Research Interests:

  • Design/discovery of potential therapeutics to target various diseases
  • Understanding the structure and pharmacology of membrane proteins
  • Development of in silico methods/tools for sequence, structure and functional analysis
  • Inferring the structure-function evolution of proteins
  • Protein engineering for biotechnology and pharmaceutical applications

[American Chemical Society] January 23, 2012 "Exploring Inhibitor Release Pathways in Histone Deacetylases Using Random Acceleration Molecular Dynamics Simulations"

[Wiley Online Library] July 27, 2013 "Ligand release mechanisms and channels in histone deacetylases"

[Royal Society of Chemistry] December 19, 2013 "A steered molecular dynamics mediated hit discovery for histone deacetylases"

[Nature Methods] May 8, 2017 "ModelFinder: fast model selection for accurate phylogenetic estimates"

[Royal Society of Chemistry] October 24, 2017 "Reverse engineering: transaminase biocatalyst development using ancestral sequence reconstruction"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular, Data Science, Industrial Biotechnology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Stroke; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Drug Development, Machine Learning/AI, Polymer, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Science
Heather Keller
519-888-4567, ext. 41761
Location: 
AHS 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 x45185
Location: 
E7 6318

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
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

ResearchGate

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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
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.

LinkedIn

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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
Raymond Legge
519-888-4567 x36728
Location: 
E6 4006

Research Interests:

  • Biochemical engineering
  • Protein and biomimetic engineering
  • Biosensor development
  • Bioprocess monitoring and soft sensor development
  • Protein thermodynamics stability and analysis
  • Environmental bioremediation and green bioprocesses
  • Biological water treatment and membrane-based processes
  • Spectroscopic techniques combined with chemometric methods for process optimization and the development of on-line sensor technology

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Machine Learning/AI, Sensors, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biology, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
M. Li
519-888-4659 or 519-888-4567, ext. 84659
Location: 
DC 3355

Research Interests:

  • Bioinformatics tools (protein structures, genome mapping, conducting homology searches)

  • Protein structure prediction, and automated NMR protein structure determination

  • Stem cell image recognition

  • Deep learning, natural language processing and automated conversation, AI

Google Scholar

Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics [Canada Research Chair Profile]

The Royal Society of Canada Fellow

[Waterloo Stories] April 5, 2013 "RSVP: Responding to a need"

[Waterloo Stories] July 6, 2012 "Solving life's big issues, one question at a time"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Disease Modelling; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Cell Therapy, Gene Therapy, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Stem Cell Engineering; Faculty→Mathematics; Canada Research Chairs; The Royal Society of Canada Fellows
Yang Lu
519-888-4567 x40690
Location: 
DC 2627

Research interests:

  • Developing machine learning and statistical methods for genomics and proteomics data analysis using interpretable machine learning, reproducible (error-controlled) machine learning, and heterogeneous data integration
  • Developing interpretation methods to find scientifically interesting and statistically confident hypotheses from complex biological data from single-cell genomics, mass spectrometry-based proteomics, and metagenomics


 

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Personalized Medicine; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Microbiome; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Computer Science; Faculty→Mathematics
Kaylena Ehgoetz Martens
519-888-4567, ext. 46615
Location: 
BMH 1054

Research interests:

  • Aging and neurodegeneration
  • Movement disorders
  • Gait kinematics
  • Neuropsychology and neurocognitive assessment
  • Mood, emotion and cognition
  • Fear, threat, anxiety and depression
  • Virtual reality

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Data Science, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Physiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
John 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
Laura Middleton
519-888-4567 x45045
Location: 
BMH 3033

Research interests:

  • Identifying interventions to promote well-being of people with, and those at risk for, dementia
  • Co-design of technologies, programs, and services with people living with dementia, care partners, and other stakeholders, with a focus on physical activity and other lifestyle strategies
  • Co-development of professional development programs for health and community service providers to promote quality and accessibility of health and wellness programs and services for persons living with dementia
  • Integration of virtual programs, including virtual reality, to promote physical activity and healthy living
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Diagnostics, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Kinesiology, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Katja Mombaur
519-888-4567 x40362
Location: 
E7 6448

Research Interests:

  •  design and control of spinal exoskeletons for he prevention of back pain
  •  development of assistive robotic devices to increase mobility of older person
  •  design studies of lower limb exoskeletons
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Data Science, Mental Health, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Physics, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Plinio Morita
519-888-4567, ext. 41372
Location: 
TJB 2266

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

LinkedIn

Research Gate

Google Scholar

[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
Stephen Murphy
519-888-4567 ext. 45616
Location: 
EV2 2046A

Research Interests:

  • Social-ecological sustainability
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Restoration and conservation ecology
  • Policy analysis

LinkedIn

ResearchGate

[Waterloo News] March 16, 2015 "Expert: Parties need to consider bigger picture for Rouge National Urban Park"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Environmental Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Biology; Faculty→Environment
Paul Murphy
519-888-4567 x42020
Location: 
OPT 254

Research interests:

  • Development of a thermal imaging system for the ocular surface
  • Development of a tear evaporation sensing and measurement system
  • Development of an ocular surface sensory neuroscience testing system

     
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Optometry; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biotechnology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; 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

LinkedIn

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Google Scholar

[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
Zhao Pan photo
519-888-4567 x38631
Location: 
ERC 2028

Research interests:

  • Fluid dynamics
  • Bio-mechanics
  • Micro-fluids
  • Flow diagnostics
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Velocimetry-based pressure measurement
  • Cavitation
  • Droplets and bubbles
  • Jets
  • Dynamics and controls

[Science Mag] June 6, 2016 "This desert moss can water itself with fog"

[Nature] June 08, 2016 "How desert moss drinks from air"

[PNAS] June 22, 2017 "Cavitation onset caused by acceleration"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Cardiovascular, Data Science, Industrial Biotechnology, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Microfluids, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Kinesiology, Physics, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
K.  Ponnambalam
519-888-4567 x43282
Location: 
E7 6316

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
Pasca 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
O. Ramahi
519-888-4567 x37460
Location: 
EIT 4154

Research Interests:

  • Biomedical applications of electromagnetics

  • Electromagnetic compatibility, interference, propagation mechanisms

  • Material measurements, metamaterials and its engineering applications

  • Energy harvesting

  • Surface and subsurface detection using near-field microscopy

  • Electronic packaging

  • Photonics

  • Radiating systems, theoretical and computational electromagnetics

Research Gate

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer; Technology Areas→Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Electrical and Computer Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
C. Ren
519-888-4567 x38233, 519-888-4567 x33030
Location: 
E3 2108G, E3 4105
Contact for: 
Expertise in microfluidics, Lab-on-a-Chip technology, protein and DNA separation towards disease diagnosis and drug discovery, living cell analysis and water toxicity testing.

Research Interests:

  • Protein and DNA separation analysis towards disease diagnosis and drug discovery

  • Biosensing and Devices (bacterial, proteins, fluorescence)

  • Living cell analysis and water toxicity testing

  • Lab-on-a-Chip technology (point-of-care biomedical diagnosis , chemical detection, protein separation and identification, environmental testing)

  • Micro-scale fluid mechanics, droplet microfluidics and nanofluidics

  • High Throughput Screening For Drug Screening
  • Manufacturing Nanomaterials and Carbon Management

LinkedIn

ResearchGate

Google Scholar

Canada Research Chair in Lab-on-a-Chip Technology [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[Waterloo Stories] June 14, 2012 "Creating the tiny future of science"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Healthcare Systems, Infectious Diseases, Pathogen Detection, Personalized Medicine, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Microfluids, Sensors, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs
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
  • Wound Care
  • Cardiovascular
  • Machine learning/AI

[Linkedin]

[Google Scholar]

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Targeted Drug Delivery, Wound Care; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physics; 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 3627

Research Interests

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

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[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: 
EIT 3123

Alternate Location:

  • Satellite Campus, UW-Schlegel Research Institute for Aging, Research Building, Sensors and Devices Lab

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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Awards:

  • Top downloaded paper in Medical Physics (arXiv) – October 2019
  • Best Imaging Paper, CVS, 2018
  • ACM MobileHCI 2017 Best Worskshop Paper Award
  • IEEE APS 2017 SPC Honorable Mention Paper Award
  • IEEE Sensors Most Popular Article (March 2017)
  • IEEE Sensors Annual Volume Cover Page

[CBB Events] November 15, 2019 "Professor Shaker organizes a Health Canada Regulatory insights Workshop"

[CNN] November 11, 2019 "Scientists develop sensor to save children and pets from hot car deaths"

[Waterloo News] October 29, 2019 "Advancing healthcare through innovative technology"

[Inside Digital Health] June 3, 2019 "Study: Radar Monitors Sleep with Accuracy Comparable to Current Standards"

[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
Paul Stolee
519-888-4567 x35879
Location: 
LHN 2727

Research Interests:

  • Health informatics, aging, geriatrics, rehabilitation, long-term care, home care

  • Health information systems and databases; data mining techniques and advanced statistical methods to support better decision-making in rehabilitation practice and policy-making

  • Health outcome measurement, better use of information systems in the rehabilitation of older persons and the integration and use of knowledge and information in practice

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

[Waterloo News] June 9, 2017 "Researchers will transform health-care services for persons living with frailty"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Healthcare Systems; Technology Areas→Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Pejoohan Tavassoti
226-998-6469
Location: 
E2 3305

Research Interests:

  • Smart Pavements and Connected Transportation Infrastructure
  • Modern Pavement Instrumentation
  • Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation (NDT/E)
  • Advanced Construction Materials Characterization
  • Sustainable Materials and Green Construction Technologies
  • Recycled Materials Valorization in Pavements
  • Application of Nanotechnology
  • Enhanced Pavement Design and Performance Prediction
  • Application of Artificial Intelligence to Pavement Engineering Problems
  • 3D Printing of Cementitious Materials
  • Implications of Climate Change for Pavement Design and Assest Management
  • Multistakeholder Planning in Pavement Engineering and Management
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Environmental Biotechnology; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomaterials, Machine Learning/AI, Polymer, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Polymer Chemistry; Faculty→Engineering
Mahesh Tripunitara
519-888-4567 x42864
Location: 
E7 5432

Research Interests:

  • Computer & Software Engineering
  • Information security
  • Authorization and access control
  • Cryptographic key transport
  • Secure payments
  • Usable security
  • Security and reliability of computer hardware
  • Connectivity and Internet of Things
  • Cybersecurity
  • Application security
  • Privacy and cryptography
  • Information security
  • IoT
  • Dependability and security
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering; 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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Google Scholar

[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
Zhou 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
Alex Wong
519-888-4567 x31299
Location: 
EC4 2019

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

LinkedIn

Google Scholar

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
A.KCWong
519-888-4567 x35775
Location: 
EC4 2029

Research Interests:

  • Data mining and bioinformatics

  • Machine intelligence, computer vision, intelligence robotics

  • Pattern recognition and discovery methods of genomic and proteomic data

  • DNA sequencing, colon cancer and leukemia gene and data analysis

[YouTube Lecture] September 19, 2013 "Pattern discovery and analysis of genomic and proteomic data"

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Genetic Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Stan Woo
519-888-4567 x45914
Location: 
OPT 303

Research interests:

  • Vision rehabilitation
  • Systems for optimizing patient care outcomes
  • Retinal disease
  • Pharmacology.
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Data Science, Diabetes, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Human Factors, Public Health; Faculty→Science
Yimin Wu
519-888-4567 x40185
Location: 
E7 3418

Research interests:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Materials Interfaces
  • Energy Materials
  • Solar Fuels
  • CO2 reduction
  • Ammonia synthesis
  • Batteries
  • Plastic recycling and upcycling
  • In situ Multimodal Characterizations
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Connectivity and Internet of Things
  • Electronic and Photonic Materials
  • Responsive Materials
  • Neuromorphic Computing
  • Flexible Electronics and Soft Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Healthcare
  • Nanotechnology
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Data Science, Healthcare Systems, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Biomaterials, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Microfluids, Polymer, Robotics, Sensors, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physics, Polymer Chemistry, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering

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