BIO

EDUCATION

2010 – 2011 Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
Research Fellowship in Medicine
RESEARCH AREA: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Monitoring of Older Diabetic Adults
2008 – 2010 University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Post-doctoral training
RESEARCH AREA: Rehabilitation Engineering and Biomedical Instrumentation
2003 – 2007 The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering,
THESIS TITLE: Feature Representation Using Energy Concentration in Time-Frequency Domain For Extraction and Classification (defended in Dec. 2007)
2002 – 2003 The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Master of Engineering Science in Electrical Engineering (transferred to Ph.D. program),
RESEARCH AREA: Time-Frequency Analysis of Heart Sounds
1998 – 2002 The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Bachelor of Engineering Science in Electrical Engineering - Wireless Communication

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

July 2010 – Present

Research Fellow in Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA

October 2010 – Present

Adjunct Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

December 2010

Visiting Researcher, Time-Frequency Signal Analysis Group, Center for Signals, Systems, and Information Theory, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro

Feb 2008 – June 2010

Postdoctoral Fellow, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

October 2009

Visiting Researcher, Time-Frequency Signal Analysis Group, Center for Signals, Systems, and Information Theory, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro

May 2002 – Jan 2008

Research Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

June 2005 – July 2005

Visiting Researcher, Time-Frequency Signal Analysis Group, Center for Signals, Systems, and Information Theory, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro

May 2001 – Sept 2001

Research Assistant, Department of Electrical  and  Computer Engineering, The University  of Western  Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

May 2000 – Sept 2000

Research Assistant, Department of Applied Mathematics, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate teaching

2009

Guest Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • BME 100 – Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

2008

Guest Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  • ECE 330b – Control Systems

2007

Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  • ECE 208a – Electrical Measurements and Instrumentation

2002 – 2007

Teaching Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  • ECE 331a – Digital Signal Processing (2002-2006)
  • ECE 241b – Electrical Laboratory II (2004-2007)
  • ECE 469b – Digital Control (2003)
Graduate Teaching

2008

Guest Lecturer, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • BME 1450 – Bioengineering Science

2008

Guest Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  • ECE 9931 – Modeling and Simulation of MIMO Wireless Channels

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Main themes:

  • Advanced information systems in medicine
  • Anticipatory medical devices
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Assistive technologies
  • Robot-mediated rehabilitation
  • Biomedical signal processing
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Swallowing difficulties 
  • Gait and handwriting analysis
  • Vascular aging and diseases
  • Bioinformatics and biomimetics
  • Theoretical signal processing
  • Time-frequency analysis and wavelets

JOURNAL EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Reviewer

1.    Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical
2.    Circuits, Systems & Signal Processing
3.    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing
4.    IEEE Communications Letters
5.    IEEE Potentials
6.    IEEE Signal Processing Letters
7.    IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
8.    IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
9.    IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
10. International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
11. Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A: Applied Physics & Engineering
12. Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing
13. Neurocomputing
14. Research Letters in Signal Processing
15.  Signal, Image and Video Processing
16.  Signal Processing

CONFERENCE EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Reviewer

1.    10th International Conference on Information Science, Signal Processing and Their Applications (ISSPA 2010), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2.    XXII International Symposium on Information, Communication and Automation Technologies (ICAT 2009), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3.    2009 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC 2009), Sapporo, Japan
4.    16th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2008), Lausanne, Switzerland
5.    67th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2008-Spring, Singapore