Hossein Kassiri

Assistant Professor

EECS Department, Lassonde School of Engineering

Hossein Kassiri received the B.Sc. degree from University of Tehran, Iran, in 2008, the M.A.Sc. degree from McMaster University, Canada, in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 2015, all in electrical and computer engineering. During his Ph.D., he focused on the design, development, and validation of wireless and battery-less neural recording and stimulation systems, and their application in monitoring and treatment of neurological disorders.

He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University, where he is a member of Electronics and Biomedical Devices group, and the director of Mixed-Mode Integrated Circuits Lab. He also holds the position of CTO at BrainCom Inc., a company he co-founded in September 2015, specialized in implantable brain-computer interfaces.

He is the recipient of IEEE ISCAS best paper award (2016), Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) entrepreneurship award in 2015, Heffernan commercialization award in 2014, University of Toronto Early Stage Technology award in 2014, and the CMC Brian L. Barge award for excellence in microsystems integration in 2012.

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Awards & Honours


  • Ph.D. 2015

    Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • M.A.Sc. 2010

    M.A.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

  • B.Sc. 2008

    B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

    University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran