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Expert in Medical Technology, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Informatics, Bioinformatics, Intellectual Property

Expert ID: 732342 Michigan, USA

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Expert has taught and conducted research at the university level for 15 years in subjects including Computer Science, Emergency Medicine, Computational Medicine, Bioinformatics, medical technology,image processing, medical devices, and Biomedical Signal Analysis.

His research interests include Big Data Analytics, Biomedical Informatics, Biomedical Signal and Image Processing, Computer-Aided Clinical Decision Support Systems, and Machine Learning.

Expert has developed a number of software tools including the following: Wavelet-based watermarking software (in Java); Neural networks-based watermarking software (in Matlab); Cytological sample processing software (in Matlab); Computer-aided decision making for traumatic brain injuries (in Matlab, soon to be implemented in Java); Microcirculation video analysis (in Matlab and C++); and Computer-aided decision making for traumatic pelvic injuries (in Matlab, soon to be implemented in Java).

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2000 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Electrical and Computer Engineering Institution: University of British Columbia
Year: 1994 Degree: M.Sc. Subject: Biomedical Engineering Institution: Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran)
Year: 1990 Degree: M.Sc. Subject: Electrical & Computer Engineering Institution: Sharif University of Technology (Tehran)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Director Department: Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC)
Responsibilities:
Expert formed and led multi-disciplinary teams of scientists on engineering and data sciences applied to medicine. He organized and led panels for policy making and strategic planning for MCIRCC (a center with over 70 members). He also created partnership agreements with industry on health and clinical projects / products.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Professor (tenured) Department: Departments: Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, Emergency Medicine, Computer Science & Engineering
Responsibilities:
He conducted research in signal processing, image processing, machine learning, and data sciences (funded mainly by agencies such as National Science Foundation and Department of Defense). Expert also designed and taught 3 difference courses in the field of data sciences and big data for biomedical applications. Supervised 4 postdoctoral researchers, 3 clinical fellows, 3 graduate students and several undergraduate students.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Director Department: Reanimation Engineering Science Center
Responsibilities:
Expert formed and led multi-disciplinary teams of scientists on engineering and data sciences applied to medicine. He organized and led panels for policy making and strategic planning for VCURES (a center with over 50 members). He created partnership agreements with industry on health and clinical projects / products.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2013 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Associate Professor (tenured) Department: Computer Science
Responsibilities:
He conducted research in signal processing, image processing, machine learning, and data sciences (funded mainly by agencies such as National Science Foundation and Department of Defense). He designed and taught over 8 difference courses in the field of data sciences and biomedical informatics.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2013 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Adjunct Associate Professor Department: Emergency Medicine
Responsibilities:
Expert conducted research in Emergency Medicine. He also coordinated research with industry.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2013 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Director Department: Biomedical Signal and Image Processing Group
Responsibilities:
Expert led a multiple funded project on the field of image processing, signal processing, machine learning and biomedical informatics. He supervised over 15 graduate students, 3 postdoctoral fellows and several undergraduate students.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2012 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Associate Director Department: Reanimation Engineering Science Center
Responsibilities:
He formed and led multi-disciplinary teams of scientists on engineering and data sciences applied to medicine. He also organized and led panels for policy making and strategic planning for VCURES (a center with over 50 members). Expert also created partnership agreements with industry on health and clinical projects / products.. Created partnership agreements with industry on health and clinical projects / products.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2007 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Assistant Professor Department: Computer Science
Responsibilities:
He conducted research in signal processing, image processing, machine learning, and data sciences. He also worked with banks on funded projects on financial data analysis. Expert additionally supervised multiple graduate and undergraduate students.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2000 to 2001 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Visiting Professor Department: Computer Science
Responsibilities:
He conducted research in signal processing, image processing, machine learning, and data sciences. He also worked with banks on funded projects on financial data analysis. Expert additionally supervised multiple graduate and undergraduate students.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2000 to 2015 Agency: USA / many agenceis inlcuding NSF Role: Panel member Description: Served as a member of proposal review as well as policy making panels

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2000 to 2015 Country / Region: Switzerland, Australia, Canada and a number of other countties Summary: Served as reviewer/panel member for international funding agencies and conducted joint projects with researchers at these countries

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Member of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Member of Communication Society of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Member of Signal Processing Society of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Member of Computer Society of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Member of North Carolina Biotechnology Network. Member of Charlotte DNA Microarray Consortium.


CONFERENCES
 Referee for IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics (CBS).
 Referee for IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology.
 Referee for International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications.
 Referee for IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
 Referee for IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
 Referee for IEEE Conference on ITCC.
 Referee for IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.
 Referee for International Conference for Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
 Referee for American Control Conference (IEEE ACC).
 Referee for International Association of Science and Technology for Development Conferences on Signal and Image Processing (SIP).
 Referee for International Association of Science and Technology for Development Conferences on Modeling and Simulation (MS).
 Referee for International Association of Science and Technology for Development Conferences on Artificial and Computational Intelligence (ACI).
 Referee for International Association of Science and Technology for Development Conferences on Biomedical Engineering (BME).
 Referee for International Association of Science and Technology for Development Conferences on Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition, and Applications (SPPRA).
 Referee for Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (SCI) Conferences.
 Referee for International Workshop on Bioinformatics Research and Applications.
 Referee for IEEE Computer Society Conference.
 Referee for International Conference for Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
 Referee for the 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Tsukuba, Japan.
Professional Appointments
Editor-in-Chief of “Journal Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology." Member of Editorial Board of “BMC Medical Imaging." Emergency Medicine Associate Editor of “BMC Research Notes." Member of Editorial Board of “Dataset Papers in Bioinformatics." Lead Guest Editor of a Special Issue of “The World Scientific” Journal on the topic of Bioinformatics and Biomedical Informatics. Lead Guest Editor of a Special Issue of “Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine” Journal on the topic of Biomedical Signal and Image Processing for Clinical Decision Support Systems. Reviewer and referee for a number of major journals and conferences.
Awards / Recognition
One paper was recently selected as the flag/cover paper of IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. Two of his other papers have earned the Best Paper Award. Expert was also the winner of the best non-medical Ph.D. dissertation award from University of British Columbia at Vancouver. He was also winner of "BC Advanced Systems Institute (ASI) Exchange Communication Award", Vancouver, Canada.
Medical / Professional
JOURNALS
 Referee for IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
 Referee for IEEE Journal on Biomedical and Health Informatics
 Referee for Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing
 Referee for PLOS One
 Referee for IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks.
 Referee for IEEE Trans. on System, Man, and Cybernetics.
 Referee for IEEE Trans. on Medical Imaging.
 Referee for IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence.
 Referee for IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engineering.
 Referee for IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing.
 Referee for IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience
 Referee for IEEE Sensors Journal.
 Referee for International Journal of System Sciences.
 Referee for European Journal of Control.
 Referee for European Journal of Control Sensors and Actuators.
 Referee for Journal of Intelligent Information Systems.
 Referee for Automatica (IFAC Journal on Control).
 Referee for Journal of Mechatronics
 Referee for Journal of Intelligent Information Systems
 Referee for International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications (IJBRA)
 Referee for Bioinformatics
 Referee for BMC Medical Imaging
 Referee for BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
 Referee for BMC Research Notes
 Referee for Theoretical Biology Insight
 Referee for International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
Publications and Patents Summary
He has over two hundred abstracts, journal articles, conferences and talks. He has co-authored several books.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English, Farsi, French Fluent in English and Farsi, working command of French

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