MembersNameProject
Mahdi Tavakoli (Principal Investigator) 
Thomas Lehmann (Research Associate) 
Bita Fallahi (Research Associate) 
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 (Research Associate) 
Carlos Martinez (Master's)Robot-assisted rehabilitation
Jason Fong (Master's)Robot-assisted rehabilitation
Renz Ocampo (Master's)Robot-assisted rehabilitation
Vahid Ghooshkhaane'ie (Visiting Doctoral)Fault-tolerant teleoperation
Iara Santelices (Undergraduate)Image-guided facial reconstruction (w/ Dr. D. Aalto)

Graduate AlumniNameProjectCurrent Position
Carlos Rossa (Postdoctoral)Robot-assisted brachytherapyAssistant Professor, UOIT, Canada
Bita Fallahi (Doctoral)Robot-assisted brachytherapy (w/ Dr. R. Sloboda)Research Associate, University of Alberta
Thomas Lehmann (Doctoral)Robot-assisted brachytherapy (w/ Dr. R. Sloboda)Research Associate, University of Alberta
Mohsen Khadem (Doctoral)Robot-assisted brachytherapy (w/ Dr. N. Usmani)Postdoctoral Fellow, University College London
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, Attabotics
Mohammad Najafi (Master's)Robot-assisted rehabilitation for children (w/ Dr. K. Adams)Research Associate, University of Alberta
Michael Waine (Master's)Robot-assisted brachytherapy (w/ Dr. N. Usmani)Medical Student, University of British Columbia
Ran Tao (Master's, 2014)Robot-assisted rehabilitationEmbedded Software Engineer, Faiveley Vapor Rail
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)Assistant Professor, University of Michigan at Dearborn
Iman Sharifi (Visiting Doctoral)Robot-assisted rehabilitationPhD student, Amir Kabir University
Mojtaba Sharifi (Visiting Doctoral)Robot-assisted rehabilitationAssistant Professor, Shiraz University
Sepehr Tabatabaei (Visiting Doctoral)Soft tissue modellingPhD student, Amir Kabir University
Mahdi Maaref (Visiting Doctoral)Robot-assisted rehabilitationPostdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Riverside
Weihua Li (Visiting Doctoral)Haptic teleoperation of mobile robotsAssistant Professor, Harbin Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai
Ting Yang (Visiting Doctoral)Haptic interaction via analog controlLecturer, Xuzhou Medical University
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
Misha Schollie (MEng)Robot kinematic optimization
Aref Sayegh (MEng)Robot kinematic optimization
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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