Daniel Stashuk

Professor

Contact InformationDaniel Stashuk

Phone: 519-888-4567 x32982
Location: EC4 2023

Biography Summary

Daniel Stashuk is a Professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

His research interests lie in the electrophysiological characterization of neuromuscular disorders, quantitative EMG, EMG signal decomposition, , Decomposition-based Quantitative Electromyography (DQEMG) and EMG signal simulation.

Currently, the major objectives of Professor Stashuk’s ongoing research are to develop and evaluate clinical methods that can assist with the characterization of neuromuscular disorders based on the interpretation of DQEMG results, and to introduce new quantitative statistics that effectively reflect neuromuscular structure and physiology. In addition to his research work, Professor Stashuk has several publications that cover the topics of electromyography and electromyographic signals.

Research Interests

  • Ergonomics
  • Human Factors & Biomedical
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Signal & Image Processing
  • Decisions Under Uncertainty
  • EMG Signal Simulation
  • Machine Intelligence And Knowledge Based Systems
  • Adaptive And Nonlinear Systems
  • Pattern Analysis
  • Quantitative Clinical Diagnosis
  • Biosignal Detection And Analysis Electromyographic (EMG) Signal Detection And Analysis
  • Clinical Quantitative EMG
  • Electrophysiological Characterization Of Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Motor Unit Number Estimation
  • Decomposition-based Quantitative Electromyography

Education

  • 1985, Doctorate, PhD, McMaster University
  • 1982, Master's, MEng, McMaster University
  • 1978, Bachelor's, BEng, University of Waterloo

Courses

  • SYDE 384 - Biological and Human Systems
  • SYDE 675 - Pattern Recognition
  • SYDE 202 - Seminar
  • SYDE 292 - Circuits, Instrumentation, and Measurements

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Power, Geoffrey A and Allen, Matti Douglas and Gilmore, Kevin J and Stashuk, Daniel W and Doherty, Timothy J and Hepple, Russell T and Taivassalo, Tanja and Rice, Charles L, MOTOR UNIT NUMBER AND TRANSMISSION STABILITY IN OCTOGENARIAN WORLD CLASS ATHLETES: CAN AGE-RELATED DEFICITS BE OUTRUN?, Journal of Applied Physiology, 2016
  • Ireland, A and Piasecki, M and Coulson, J and Hamilton-Wright, A and Stashuk, D and Jones, D and McPhee, J, Lifelong exercise is associated with greater age-related motor unit remodelling, Proceedings of The Physiological Society, 2016
  • Raheja, Divisha and Simmons, Zachary and Stashuk, Daniel, Qualitative Review of Quantitative EMG Results Can Improve Needle EDX Studies (P6. 261), Neurology, 86(16 Sup), 2016
  • Gilmore, Kevin J and Kimpinski, Kurt and Stashuk, Daniel and Doherty, Tim J and Rice, Charles L, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy: Muscle Atrophy Associated with Denervation and Neuromuscular Transmission Instability, The FASEB Journal, 30(1 Supp), 2016, 991 - 7
  • Piasecki, M and Ireland, A and Stashuk, D and Hamilton-Wright, A and Jones, D and McPhee, J, Age associated motor unit loss is not attenuated by high levels of lifelong exercise, Proceedings of The Physiological Society, 2016
  • Adel, Tameem and Wong, Alexander and Stashuk, Daniel, A Weakly Supervised Learning Approach based on Spectral Graph-Theoretic Grouping, arXiv preprint arXiv:1508.00507, 2015
  • AbdelMaseeh, Meena and Chen, Tsu-Wei and Stashuk, Daniel, Extraction and classification of multichannel electromyographic activation trajectories for hand movement recognition, , 2015
  • Gilmore, Kevin J and Allen, Matti D and Stashuk, Daniel W and Rice, Charles L, Neuromuscular Transmission Stability In Very Old World-class Masters Athletes: 3241 Board# 2 May 30, 8: 00 AM-9: 30 AM, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 47(5S), 2015
  • Ireland, A and Piasecki, M and Stashuk, DW and Jones, D and McPhee, JS, Age-related loss of motor units in the vastus lateralis, Proceedings of The Physiological Society, 2015
  • Hourigan, Maddison L and McKinnon, Neal B and Johnson, Marjorie and Rice, Charles L and Stashuk, Daniel W and Doherty, Timothy J, Increased motor unit potential shape variability across consecutive motor unit discharges in the tibialis anterior and vastus medialis muscles of healthy older subjects, Clinical Neurophysiology, 2015
  • Allen, Matti D and Stashuk, Daniel W and Kimpinski, Kurt and Doherty, Timothy J and Hourigan, Maddison L and Rice, Charles L, Increased neuromuscular transmission instability and motor unit remodelling with diabetic neuropathy as assessed using novel near fibre motor unit potential parameters, Clinical Neurophysiology, 126(4), 2015, 794 - 802
  • Piasecki, M and Ireland, A and Stashuk, D and Hamilton-Wright, A and Jones, DA and McPhee, JS, Age-related neuromuscular changes affecting human vastus lateralis, The Journal of physiology, 2015
  • Piasecki, M and Ireland, A and Stashuk, D and Jones, D and McPhee, JS, Age associated motor unit remodelling in the vastus lateralis, Proceedings of The Physiological Society, 2015
  • Hourigan, Maddison L and McKinnon, Neal B and Johnson, Marjorie and Rice, Charles L and Stashuk, Daniel W and Doherty, Timothy J, Increased motor unit potential shape variability across consecutive motor unit discharges in the tibialis anterior and vastus medialis muscles of healthy older subjects, Clinical Neurophysiology, 126(12), 2015, 2381 - 2389
  • Chen, Tsu-Wei and Abdelmaseeh, Meena and Stashuk, Daniel, Affine and Regional Dynamic Time Warpng, arXiv preprint arXiv:1505.06531, 2015
  • Saboisky, Julian P and Stashuk, Daniel W and Hamilton-Wright, Andrew and Trinder, John and Nandedkar, Sanjeev and Malhotra, Atul, Effects of aging on genioglossus motor units in humans, PloS one, 9(8), 2014
  • AbdelMaseeh, Meena and Chen, Tsu-Wei and Poupart, Pascal and Smith, Brian and Stashuk, Daniel, Transparent Muscle Characterization Using Quantitative Electromyography: Different Binarization Mappings, Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, IEEE Transactions on, 22(3), 2014, 511 - 521
  • AbdelMaseeh, Meena and Chen, Tsu-Wei and Poupart, Pascal and Smith, Benn and Stashuk, Daniel, Transparent Muscle Characterization Using Quantitative Electromyography: Different Binarization Mappings, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 22(3), 2014, 511 - 521
  • Allen, Matti and Stashuk, Daniel and Doherty, Timothy and Kimpinski, Kurt and Rice, Charles, Neuromuscular remodeling and neuromuscular junction instability in human diabetic neuropathy (1168.1), The FASEB Journal, 28(1 Supp), 2014, 1168 - 1
  • Abdelmaseeh, Meena and Smith, Benn and Stashuk, Daniel, Feature selection for motor unit potential train characterization, Muscle & nerve, 49(5), 2014, 680 - 690
  • Parsaei, Hossein and Stashuk, Daniel W, EMG signal decomposition using motor unit potential train validity, Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, IEEE Transactions on, 21(2), 2013, 265 - 274
  • Parsaei, Hossein and Stashuk, Daniel W, EMG signal decomposition using motor unit potential train validity, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 21(2), 2013, 265 - 274
  • Adel, Tameem and Smith, Benn and Urner, Ruth and Stashuk, Daniel and Lizotte, Daniel J, Generative multiple-instance learning models for quantitative electromyography, arXiv preprint arXiv:1309.6811, 2013
  • Chen, Tsu-Wei and Abdelmaseeh, Meena and Stashuk, Daniel, Affine and Regional Dynamic Time Warping, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshop (ICDMW), January 2015, 440 - 448
  • Rasheed, Sarbast and Stashuk, Daniel W and Kamel, Mohamed S, Classifier fusion interactive software toolbox for EMG signal decomposition, Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), 2015 IEEE 28th Canadian Conference on, January 2015, 806 - 811
  • AbdelMaseeh, Meena and Smith, Brian and Stashuk, Daniel, Detecting neuropathy using measures of motor unit activation extracted from standard concentric needle electromyographic signals, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, January 2014, 4066 - 4070
  • AbdelMaseeh, Meena and Chen, Tsu-Wei and Stashuk, Daniel, Multifunction myoelectric control using multi-dimensional dynamic time warping, 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, January 2014, 4366 - 4369
  • AbdelMaseeh, Meena and Smith, Benn and Stashuk, Daniel, Detecting neuropathy using measures of motor unit activation extracted from standard concentric needle electromyographic signals, 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, January 2014, 4066 - 4070
  • AbdelMaseeh, Meena and Chen, Tsu-Wei and Stashuk, Daniel, Multifunction myoelectric control using multi-dimensional dynamic time warping, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, January 2014, 4366 - 4369
  • Stashuk, D and AbdelMaseeh, M and Smith, B, LOOKING UNDER THE BLANKET FOR BETTER MEASURES OF MOTOR UNIT POTENTIAL SIZE AND COMPLEXITY, MUSCLE & NERVE, January 2013, 669 - 669
  • Stashuk, D and AbdelMaseeh, M and Smith, B, Looking under the blanket for better measures of motor unit potential size and complexity, Muscle & Nerve, January 2013, 669 - 669