MembersNameProject
Mahdi Tavakoli (Principal Investigator) 
Thomas Lehmann (Doctoral)Robot-assisted brachytherapy (w/ Dr. R. Sloboda)
Mohsen Khadem (Doctoral)Robot-assisted brachytherapy (w/ Dr. N. Usmani)
Bita Fallahi (Doctoral)Robot-assisted brachytherapy (w/ Dr. R. Sloboda)
Jay Carriere (Doctoral)Robot-assisted brachytherapy (w/ Dr. R. Sloboda)
Lingbo Cheng (Doctoral)Robot-assisted, image-guided heart surgery
Ali Torabiparizi (Doctoral)Robot-assisted neurosurgery (w/ Dr. K. Zareinia at UofC)
Mohammad Najafi (Master's)Robot-assisted rehabilitation for children (w/ Dr. K. Adams)
Carlos Martinez (Master's)Robot-assisted rehabilitation
Jason Fong (Master's)Robot-assisted rehabilitation
Renz Ocampo (Master's)Robot-assisted rehabilitation

Graduate AlumniNameProjectCurrent Position
Carlos Rossa (Postdoctoral)Robot-assisted brachytherapyAssistant Professor, UOIT, Canada
Meaghan Bowthorpe (Doctoral)Robot-assisted, image-guided heart surgeryHardware Engineer, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates
Ali Jazayeri (Doctoral, 2013)Discrete-time haptic teleoperation systemsControl System Specialist, Process Solutions Canada
Michael Waine (Master's)Robot-assisted brachytherapy (w/ Dr. N. Usmani)Medical Student, University of British Columbia
Ran Tao (Master's, 2014)Robot-assisted rehabilitationTechnological Designer, D-Box Technologies
Noushin Miandashti (Master's, 2013)Robot-assisted telerehabilitationElectrical EIT, Stantec Consulting
Matthew Dyck (Master's, 2013)Robot-assisted motor function assessment‎Communications Engineer, City of Edmonton
Arefeh Boroomand (Master's, 2012)Robot-Assisted Prostate BrachytherapyInstrumentation & Control Technical Specialist, CoSyn Technology
Victor Mendez (Master's, 2012)Stability of multilateral haptic systemsFaculty Member & Lead Instructor, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Sean Hodgson (Master's, 2011)Control of pneumatic haptic teleoperation systemsSoftware Developer, Advanced Measurements Inc.
Alireza Mohammadi (Master's, 2011)Disturbance Observer Based Teleoperation (w/ Dr. HJ Marquez)Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Dallas
Iman Sharifi (Visiting Doctoral)Robot-assisted rehabilitationPhD student, Amir Kabir University
Mojtaba Sharifi (Visiting Doctoral)Robot-assisted rehabilitationPhD student, Sharif University
Sepehr Tabatabaei (Visiting Doctoral)Soft tissue modellingPhD student, Amir Kabir University
Mahdi Maaref (Visiting Doctoral)Robot-assisted rehabilitationPhD student, Shahid Beheshti University
Weihua Li (Visiting Doctoral)Haptic teleoperation of mobile robotsPhD student, Harbin Harbin Institute of Technology
Ting Yang (Visiting Doctoral)Haptic interaction via analog controlPhD Student, Harbin Harbin Institute of Technology
Mahya Shahbazi (Visiting Doctoral, 2014)Robot-assisted rehabilitationPhD Student, Western University
Farokh Atashzar (Visiting Doctoral, 2014)Robot-assisted rehabilitationPhD Student, Western University
Jian Li (Visiting Doctoral, 2013)Multilateral haptic systems stabilityAssociate Professor, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Farzad Hashemzadeh (Visiting Doctoral, 2012)Time-delayed teleoperation controlAssociate Professor, University of Tabriz
Xia Liu (Visiting Doctoral, 2010)Adaptive Control of Teleoperation SystemsAssociate Professor, Xihua University
Thomas Lehmann (Visiting Master's, 2013)A surgeon's assistant for needle insertionPhD Student, University of Alberta
Anupreet Kaur (MEng, 2011)Heart motion simulation and predictionControl Systems Specialist, Spartan Controls
Vandana Chhabra (MEng, 2011)Heart motion simulation and predictionInstrumentation and Controls EIT, Stantec


Undergraduate Alumni



CollaboratorsNameAffilitation
Iraj HassanzadehAssistant Professor, University of Tabriz, Iran (sabbatical visiting scholar at UofA)
Minh-Tu PhamAssistant Professor, Institut national des sciences appliquées de Lyon, France
Minh-Quyen LeDoctoral student, Institut national des sciences appliquées de Lyon, France

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