Dr Kianoush Nazarpour

  • Email: kianoush.nazarpour@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6860
  • Address: E2.17
    School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Merz Court
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU, UK


I am a Lecturer at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. I hold a secondary affiliation to the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University.

My research is in the emerging and highly interdisciplinary area of biomedical engineering. In my research I use principles of statistical and intelligent signal processing to understand how the brain learns and controls hand movement. One particular area of work is the design of brain-machine interface architectures to restore movement after amputation or injury to the spinal cord.

Biomedical Signal Processing Laboratory (link). 

My Google Scholar profile (link).


2005-2008: PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

2003-2005: MSc in Bioelectroics, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran

1998-2003: BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, KN Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Previous Positions

2012-2013: Senior Algorithm Engineer, Touch Bionics, ltd, Livingston, UK

2009-2012: Research Associate: Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK

2007-2009: Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK

2001-2003: Research Engineer, Behravesh MP, Tehran, Iran

Professional Membership

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): Senior Member - (S'05-M'08-SM'14)

Professional Service


Editor: Medical Engineering and Physics (since 2013)

Guest Editor: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (2013)

Special Issue: Advances in Control of Multi-functional Powered Upper-Limb prostheses

Conference Programme Chair:

Workshops Chair: IEEE Int Symp Biomedical Engineering (ISBME), 2009

Technical Program Committee (TPC) Memberships:

IEEE MLSP, 2013, 2014

Digital Signal processing, 2009, 2011

IEEE Computational Intelligence, Cognitive Algorithms, Mind, and Brain (CCMB), 2011

IASTED Biomedical Engineering, 2010

Ad hoc Reviewer for:


Biomedical Signal Processing & Control

Brain Research Bulletin

Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience

Digital Signal Processing

Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing

Medical Engineering & Physics

Neural Computing and Applications

Neural Engineering


Physiological Measurements

PLoS One


Research Interests

Neurotechnology, Biomedical Signal Processing.

My research page can be found here: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/bspl/

PhD supervision

I am seeking new PhD students to join several exciting research projects starting in Oct 2015! I encourage you to send me your CV, statement of research interests and any relevant publications to my email:

Kianoush [dot] Nazarpour [at] ncl [dot] ac [dot] uk

Our current work includes development of electronic hardware and soft adaptive signal processing techniques for Brain and Muscle Computer Interfaces and Intelligent Hearing Aids.

Current PhD Students

Kabita Adhikari (EEE, Newcastle Uni, 2013-present, with S Dlay and L Woo)

Agamemnon Krasoulis (Informatics, Edinburgh Uni, 2013-present, with S Vijaykumar)

Austin Ogweno (EEE, Newcastle Uni, 2013-present, with A Yakolvlev and P Deganaar)

Claire Schofield (Neuroscience, Newcastle Uni, 2010-2014, with A Jackson)

Foundation Year

Electrical and Electronic Engineering 0 (SFY0012)


Stage II - Signals and Communications II (EEE2009)