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. My Google Scholar profile can be found here.


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

2005-present: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – Member

2013-present: EPSRC Peer Review College Member

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:


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

Neural Engineering

Brain Research Bulletin

Digital Signal Processing

Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience

Physiological Measurements

Neural Computing and Applications

Medical Engineering & Physics


Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing


Research Interests

Neurotechnology, Biomedical Signal Processing

PhD supervision

I am seeking new PhD students to join several exciting research projects starting in 2014! 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

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

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

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

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

Foundation Year

Electrical and Electronic Engineering 0 (SFY0012)


Stage II - Signals and Communications II (EEE2009)