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 

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

Research Interests:

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

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

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

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

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Space, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Genetics, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Robotics; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
B. Fidan
519-888-4567 x38023
Location: 
E3 4119
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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
Moojan Ghafurian

Research interests:

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

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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
Ehsan Hashemi
519-888-4567 x32205
Location: 
E3 4118

Research Interests

  • Control system development for Driver Assistance Systems
  • Fault-tolerant state estimation for biped robots
  • Distributed Estimation
  • Control Theory
  • Multibody Dynamics

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Healthcare Systems, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
N.Jiang
519-888-4567 x43677
Location: 
CPH 3662

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
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
Veronika Magdanz
519-888-4567 x41532
Location: 
E7 6432

Research Interests:

  • microrobots

  • sperm cells
  • magnetic actuation
  • remote control
  • wireless
  • soft robots
  • medical robots
  • bioprinting
  • 3D printing

We develop microrobots for medical applications. The goal is to develop more targeted, active, but less invasive strategies for drug or cell delivery with the help of wireless, autonomously moving microrobots. One strategy is to combine biological elements with artificial components in a biohybrid approach. The biological component (cells, molecules) can serve as power source, loading unit or structural unit.

One example is the "spermbot" - a sperm cell remotely controlled with magnetic fields: https://phys.org/news/2014-01-sperm-bots-desired-video.html
Another example is IRONSperm: a magnetically functionalized nonmotile sperm driven by magnetic fields:https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.aba5855

Inspired by the motion of sperm, we also develop small scale flexible magnetic robots for noninvasive surgery (coming soon). I am also interested in reproductive biology and research that elucidates reasons for infertility. We look into the mechanisms of sperm migration and some interesting phenomena, such as sperm bundling (publication online soon)

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular, Disease Modelling, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomaterials, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Polymer, Robotics, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Polymer Chemistry, Regenerative Medicine, Robotics, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
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
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
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
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
Hamed Shahsavan
519-888-4567 x34805
Location: 
E6 2018

Research interests:

  • Smart Polymers
  • Liquid Crystal Elastomers
  • Soft Robotic Materials
  • Micro Additive Manufacturing
  • 4D Printing
  • Surface and Interfacial Engineeirng
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Targeted Drug Delivery, Wearable Devices, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Biomaterials, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Polymer, Robotics, Sensors, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Polymer Chemistry, 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
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
J. Yeow
519-888-4567 x32152
Location: 
E3 3159

Research Interests:

  • MEMS/NEMS

  • Nanodevices and carbon nanotube-based sensors for biomedical applications (early disease detection)

  • Microassembly and micromirror devices for genetic microarray reading and tissue imaging

  • Lab-on-a-chip designs

Canada Research Chair in Micro and NanoDevices [Canada Research Chair Profile]

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular, Pathogen Detection, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Robotics, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs

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