Elias Abou Zeid

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Elias Abou Zeid

PhD Candidate Institute of Biomedicals and Biomedical Engineering University of Toronto Advisor: Dr. Tom Chau   Education & Training: Elias Abou Zeid received a Bachelor in Computer Engineering, with great distinction, from Concordia University, Canada, 2006. Masters in biomedical engineering from McGill University, Canada, 2009.  After working for almost three years at Ericsson Research Canada and CAE Healthcare as R&D Engineer, he joined University of Toronto to pursue a PhD. in Biomedical Engineering. Elias’ research...

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Tom Chau, Ph.D., P.Eng.

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Tom Chau, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Senior Scientist, Innovation and Development Theme Lead, Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation Engineering, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Associate Professor, Graduate coordinator, Clinical Engineering Program, Leader, NSERC CREATE: Academic Rehabilitation Engineering (CARE) Program, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto Tom Chau, Ph.D., P.Eng., received his education at the Universities of Toronto (BASc, MASc) and Waterloo (PhD). From 1996-97, he...

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Marcela Correa Villada

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Marcela Correa Villada

MASc Candidate Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto Advisor: Dr. Tom Chau Education & Training Marcela received her Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science from Wartburg College, Iowa in 2013. During her undergraduate studies, she was able to work at the University of Colorado as a research assistant in the Cardiology Department. In this position she developed a project to find the physical characteristics of micro-needle cantilevers that are used to find the force of a single muscle fibril...

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Amanda Fleury

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Amanda Fleury

PhD Candidate Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto Advisors: Dr. Tom Chau, Dr Evdokia Anagnostou Education Amanda received her Bachelor of Engineering in Biological Engineering from the University of Guelph in 2009. While completing her undergraduate studies, she had the opportunity to complete a design project for children with cerebral palsy and developed an interest in rehabilitation engineering. As part of her Master’s resaerch, she pursued research studying fractal dynamics and their relation...

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Sophie Wang, B.A.

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Sophie Wang, B.A.

Executive Assistant Bloorview Research Institute Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Sophie received her Bachelor of Arts, with a joint major in Business and Psychology with a minor in Human Resources Management, from the University of Waterloo. Sophie has been with Holland Bloorview since May 2012 working with the Human Resources and Finance departments. She has recently joined the PRISM Lab and will be working with the team for one year. Sophie is responsible for coordinating student-related activities and meetings, overseeing all...

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Anuja Goyal

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Anuja Goyal

MHSc Candidate in Clincical Engineering Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto Advisor: Dr. Tom Chau Education Anuja received a B. Eng from McMaster University in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering in 2013. As a part of the fourth year undergraduate design project, she developed a 3D neonatal movement monitoring device that would be non-invasive, cost efficient, and process data in real-time.  Anuja has also had the chance to participate in a research project at the Population Health and Research...

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Brian Leung

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Brian Leung

Ph.D. Candidate Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering University of Toronto Advisor: Dr. Tom Chau Education & Training Brian holds a BASc (Computer Engineering, 2006) and a BSc (Honours Mathematics, 2007) from the University of Ottawa, and a MASc (Biomedical Engineering, 2009) from the University of Toronto. His experiences in industry include J2EE web application development with the Software Engineering Group at the National Research Council of Canada and ASIC verification with Tundra Semiconductor. In 2006, he took on a...

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Helia Mohammadi

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Helia Mohammadi

PhD Candidate Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisor: Dr. Tom Chau, Dr. Anastasios Venetsanopoulos Education & Training Helia is a Ph.D student in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Toronto. She received her M.Sc. degree from Ryerson University, department of Computer Science in 2010. She has two Bachelor’s of Science degrees, one in the field of Computer Engineering and the other in Business Management. Helia has received a number of scholarships and awards, including the...

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Andrew Myrden

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Andrew Myrden

PhD Candidate Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering Advisor : Dr. Tom Chau Education and Training Andrew received a B.Eng in electrical engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2009. He also recently received his Master of Applied Science degree from the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. During his M.A.Sc program, he investigated the potential of transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) as the basis of a novel brain-computer interface (BCI). Research...

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Katherine Plewa

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Katherine Plewa

PhD Candidate Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto Advisor: Dr. Tom Chau Education and Training Katherine received her B.Sc. in Kinesiology from McMaster University in 2009. She then moved to the University of Western Ontario and worked in the Joint Biomechanics Laboratory on a prediction model to optimize industrial seat use for different vibration environments; she received her Master’s degree from UWO in 2011. Katherine had the opportunity to work as an EMG technologist where she gained an...

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