People

MembersNameProject
Mahdi Tavakoli (Principal Investigator) 
Mojtaba Sharifi (Postdoctoral)Robot-assisted rehabilitation (w/ Dr. V. Mushahwar)
Mehrnoosh Afshar (Doctoral)Robot-assisted breast brachytherapy
Mojtaba Akbari (Doctoral)Robot-assisted breast brachytherapy
Teng Li (Doctoral)Robot-assisted surgery/therapy
Javad Khodaei-Mehr (Doctoral)Robot-assisted surgery/therapy
Amir Zakerimanesh (Doctoral)Connected vehicles control (w/ Dr. T. Qiu)
Abed Soleymani (Doctoral)Surgical skills assessment
Yi Hu (Doctoral) 
Kirill Makhachev (MSc)Robot-assisted breast brachytherapy
Haibo Cui (MSc)Connected vehicles (w/ Dr. T. Qiu)
Yeon Kyu Kwak (MSc)Robot-assisted additive manufacturing (w/ Dr. A. Qureshi)
Hao Fan (Undergraduate)Image-guided Elbow Replacement Surgery
Inioluwa Adeniyi (Undergraduate)Lower-limb exoskeletons
Connor Chin (Undergraduate)Soft exoskeletons modelling and control
Annette Lau (Undergraduate)Variable-impedance actuators
Andrew Chao (Undergraduate)Assessment of industrial exoskeletons
Mia Vukadin (Undergraduate)Soft exoskeletons modelling and control
Shreesh Tripathi (Undergraduate)Soft exoskeletons modelling and control
Moyinoluwa Famobiwo (Undergraduate)AI 4 Sound

Graduate AlumniNameProjectCurrent Position
Jay Carriere (Postdoctoral)Robot-assisted brachytherapyAssistant Professor, University of Calgary
Ali Torabiparizi (Postdoctoral)Robot-assisted rehabilitation (w/ Dr. V. Mushahwar)Robotics Engineer, Motion Metrics
Thomas Lehmann (Postdoctoral)Robot-assisted additive manufacturing (w/ Dr. A. Qureshi)Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alberta
Lingbo Cheng (Postdoctoral)Robot-assisted dental simulation and surgeryDistinguished Associate Research Fellow, Zhejiang University
Carlos Rossa (Postdoctoral)Robot-assisted brachytherapyAssistant Professor, UOIT, Canada
Ali Torabiparizi (Doctoral)Robot-assisted neurosurgery (w/ Dr. K. Zareinia at UofC)Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Alberta
Lingbo Cheng (Doctoral)Robot-assisted, image-guided heart surgeryDistinguished Associate Research Fellow, Zhejiang University
Jay Carriere (Doctoral)Robot-assisted brachytherapy (w/ Dr. R. Sloboda)Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Alberta
Bita Fallahi (Doctoral)Robot-assisted brachytherapy (w/ Dr. R. Sloboda)EIT (Electrical and Instrumentation), Suncor
Thomas Lehmann (Doctoral)Robot-assisted brachytherapy (w/ Dr. R. Sloboda)Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Alberta
Mohsen Khadem (Doctoral)Robot-assisted brachytherapy (w/ Dr. N. Usmani)Assistant Professor, The University of Edinburgh
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
Jason Fong (Master's)Robot-assisted rehabilitationRobotic Control Developer, Kinova Robotics
Renz Ocampo (Master's)Robot-assisted rehabilitationRobotic Control Developer, Kinova Robotics
Carlos Martinez (Master's)Robot-assisted rehabilitationSoftware Engineer, ZincNyx
Mohammad Najafi (Master's)Robot-assisted rehabilitation for children (w/ Dr. K. Adams)Software Engineer, XSENSOR Technology Corporation
Michael Waine (Master's)Robot-assisted brachytherapy (w/ Dr. N. Usmani)Medical Student, University of British Columbia
Ran Tao (Master's, 2014)Robot-assisted rehabilitationSystem Engineer, Rheinmetall Defence
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, WorleyParsons
Victor Mendez (Master's, 2012)Stability of multilateral haptic systemsFaculty Member & Lead Instructor, Red Deer College
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
Hongjun Xing (Visiting Doctoral)Teleoperation systemsPhD Student, Harbin Institute of Technology
Wanyu Liu (Visiting Doctoral)Robot-assisted brachytherapyPhD Student, Tianjin University
Vahid Ghooshkhaane'ie (Visiting Doctoral)Fault-tolerant teleoperationPhD Student, Concordia University
Iman Sharifi (Visiting Doctoral)Robot-assisted rehabilitationPhD student, Amir Kabir University
Mojtaba Sharifi (Visiting Doctoral)Robot-assisted rehabilitationResearcher, Sharif University of Technology
Sepehr Tabatabaei (Visiting Doctoral)Soft tissue modellingAssistant Professor, University of Shahreza
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 rehabilitationPostdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
Farokh Atashzar (Visiting Doctoral, 2014)Robot-assisted rehabilitationPostdoctoral Fellow, Imperial College London
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 insertionResearch Associate, University of Alberta
Hareem Shafi (Research Assistant)COVID-19: Reinforcement learning for healthcareAutomation Engineer, Nutrien
Martin Oghogho Jr. (MEng)Soft exoskeletons modelling and control 
Ting Zou (MEng)Reinforcement Learning for Exoskeleton Control 
Qimengsha Zhang (MEng)Connected vehicles control 
Xiaoyong Hu (MEng)Image-guided Elbow Replacement Surgery 
David Asgar-Deen (MEng)Robot-assisted brachytherapyLead Electrical Designer, UMOVE
Misha Schollie (MEng)Robot kinematic optimizationProject Engineer, Precision Engineering Inc.
Aref Sayegh (MEng)Robot kinematic optimizationEIT, CIMCO Refrigeration Inc.
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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