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
- Value in People (VIP) Fellowship, Wellcome Trust, 2009
- Best Paper Award, 3rd Int. Brain-Computer
Interface Workshop, Austria, 2006
Douglas Award, South Wales Institute of Engineers, 2006
Research Students (ORS) Academic Scholarship, Cardiff University, 2006
Scholarship, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, 2005
Senior Algorithm Engineer, Touch Bionics, ltd, Livingston, UK
Research Associate: Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK
Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK
Research Engineer, Behravesh MP, Tehran, Iran
- Senior Member - (S'05-M'08-SM'14), Institute of Electrical and Electronics
- Editorial Board of Medical Engineering and Physics (Since 2013)
- 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 Transactions on Neural
Systems Rehabilitation Engineering, 2014 (link)
Conference Programme Chair:
- Workshops Chair: IEEE Int Symp Biomedical
Engineering (ISBME), 2009
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
Research in the
Biomedical Signal Processing Laboratory (link) is motivated by the
potential of prosthetics to restore function to individuals with
sensorimotor deficit, by transforming thought into action and sensation into
Our vision is that the next generation of prosthetic hands will
incorporate sensory feedback through a neural interface and feature an
efficient user-in-loop control mechanism. Such an approach will empower users
to achieve tasks that are currently impossible for them, for example, playing a piano sonata or tying a
shoe-lace without needing to continually look.
We aim to deliver key algorithms and technologies that will enable significant advances
towards this vision. Specifically, our aims are:
- the decoding of motor intentions via intelligent analysis of muscle and other signals, e.g. accelerometry;
- the generation of naturalistic sensory feedback signals;
- the delivery of the feedback signals to the peripheral nervous system to
- the validation of this framework with able-bodied subjects and
upper-limb prosthesis users.
I am always looking for exceptional 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)
Adhikari (EEE, Newcastle Uni, 2013-present, with S Dlay and L Woo)
Krasoulis (Informatics, Edinburgh Uni, 2013-present, with
Ogweno (EEE, Newcastle Uni, 2013-present, with A Yakolvlev and P Deganaar)
Past PhD Students
- Dr Claire
Schofield (Neuroscience, Newcastle Uni, 2010-2014, with A Jackson)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering 0 (SFY0012)
Stage II - Signals and Communications II (EEE2009)