Welcome to ICSL at York U!
Our research group in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University conducts research on design, development, and experimental characterization of microelectronic circuits and systems for biomedical applications.
We are particularly interested in neuroscience/neurology applications such as monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological disorders. Our projects typically involve the development of highly-integrated fully-wireless systems on a chip (SoC) that capable of energy- and area-efficient sensing, computation, and actuation in various modalities. You may find further information about our ongoing and completed projects on the research page, and about our team on the people page
ICSL News and Updates
Last Updated: Nov 1st, 2018
Three papers were submitted to IEEE ISCAS by ICSL researchers: A. Dabbaghian*, Z. Fatmi*, P. Shafia*, T. Yousefi*, H. Kassiri, “A 9.2-gram Fully-Flexible Wireless Dry-Electrode Headband for Non-Contact Artifact- Resilient EEG Monitoring and Programmable Diagnostics,” submitted to IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2019. T. Yousefi*, A. [...]
Alireza Dabbaghian and Tayebeh Yousefi presented their research work in the CMC (Canadian Microelectronic Corporation) TEXPO. Their poster was titled "A 9.2-gram 8-Channel Fully-Flexible Wireless Surface EEG Monitoring and Diagnostic Headband with Motion Artifact Removal ".
Together with Novela Neurotechnologies, ICSL received an NSERC engage grant for the project "Development of a wireless 8-channel neural monitoring SoC (system on a chip) for integration on a fully-flexible implantable brain-machine interface" Closed-loop Neuromodulation, which means stimulating the brain using electrical pulses upon detection of a neurological event, is a [...]
Pooria Shafia and Syyeda Zainab Fatmi, two of the ICSL undergraduate research assistants, presented their work in Lassonde School of Engineering summer research conference. Their poster was titled "A Fully-Flexible 8-Channel Active-Electrode Wireless Wearable Device for Surface EEG Recording with Motion Artifact Removal". They competed with more than 60 other [...]
Sam Guraya, an ICSL undergraduate research assistant, presented his work in Lassonde School of Engineering summer research conference. His Presentation was titled "Machine Learning Approaches for Seizure Detection using Frontal Scalp Electrode Recordings, Spectral Energy Bands, Phase Synchrony and Electrode Position based Feature Extraction". His work was selected as [...]
York University President and VPRI acknowledge research leaders across different faculties. More details here: http://research.info.yorku.ca/york-university-research-leaders/
May 2018: We are happy to welcome our newest member, Al Freeman, who starts his M.A.Sc. studies in ICSL this month. Al has received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University in 2013. Since then, he has been working as an analog designer, physical design engineer, and engineering manager [...]
Together with Panaxium, ICSL received an NSERC engage grant for the project "Development and Characterization of an implantable system-on-a-chip for long-term ambulatory EEG monitoring." The measurement and recording of electrical signals from the brain are known as electroencephalography (EEG). EEG is commonly used as part of the diagnosis and treatment planning for numerous neurological [...]
January 2018: We are happy to welcome our newest member, Mansour Taghadosi, who starts his Ph.D. in ICSL this month. Mansour has received his BSc and MSc both in Electrical Engineering from Ajman University of Science and Technology, UAE, and the American University of Sharjah, UAE, respectively. His Master's thesis [...]
September 2017: Graduate Research Open Positions (starting Jan. or Sept. 2018). We have multiple positions available for motivated and talented M.Sc. or Ph.D. students. If you are interested to join our lab, please contact us with your resume and transcript and a brief statement of interest for the project(s) you want to work [...]
September 2017: We are happy to welcome our newest members, Alireza Dabbaghian and Tayebeh Yousefi who will start their M.A.Sc. in ICSL this month. Alireza and Tayebeh have received their BSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from AmirKabir University of Technology, Iran. Prior to joining ICSL, they completed an internship in [...]
August 2017: Hossein was recognized as one of Lassonde research leaders for his research work on implantable devices for epilepsy seizure detection.
June 2017: Yonghang Tian started his internship in ICSL. He joined us from the University of Electronic Science & Technology of China(UESTC). His research project will focus on the design and implementation of backend digital signal processing of a wireless wearable EEG recording system.
May 2017: Sam Guraya and Mary Choi started their internship in ICSL. Sam will work on a multi-channel fully flexible wireless wearable EEG recording system with motion artifact removal. Mary will work on power-spectral analysis and feature extraction of EEG signals of epileptic subjects.
May 2017: Two of our paper An Area- and Power-Efficient Mixed-Mode Fully Programmable FIR Filter for Biomedical Interface Microsystems Fully Discrete-Time Neural Recording Front-Ends: Feasibility and Design Considerations are accepted for lecture presentation in IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Boston, August 2017.