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


Editorial Board of Medical Engineering and Physics (Since 2013):

Special Issues

Co-Editor: Analysis and Applications of Electromyogram (EMG), Journal of Medical Engineering, 2015 (link)

Lead Editor: Advances in Control of Multi-functional Powered Upper-Limb prostheses, IEEE Trans Neural Syst. Rehabil Eng, 2014 (link)

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.

More details about our research can be found here.

PhD supervision

I am always looking for exeptional PhD students. More information about can be found here.

Current PhD Students

Ghazal Ghazaei (EEE, Newcastle Uni, 2014-present, with P Deganaar and G Morgan)

Ali Alameer (EEE, Newcastle Uni, 2014-present, with P Deganaar)

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)

Past PhD Students

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)