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ICSL Director

Prof. Hossein Kassiri directs research at ICSL.

He has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University since July 2016, where he is an Assistant Professor.

His research interest lies in the design and development of implantable systems-on-chip for medical sensory applications with a focus on brain neurological disorders. He is also serving as the CTO of BrainCom Inc, a company he co-founded in 2015, specialized in implantable brain-computer interfaces.

For more information, please visit his personal page or contact him at here.

Graduate Students

Tayebeh Yousefi
Tayebeh YousefiPh.D. Student
B.Sc. in ECE from AmirKabir University of Technology
M.A.Sc. in EE from York University

Tayebeh Yousefi received the B.Sc. degree from the Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, and M.A.Sc. degree from York University, Canada, both in Electrical Engineering. She is currently working toward the PhD degree in ICSL with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada. Her research is focused on the design and development of a directivity enhanced optogenetic stimulator system on a chip.

Alireza Dabbaghian
Alireza DabbaghianPh.D. Student
B.Sc. in ECE from AmirKabir University of Technology
M.A.Sc. in EE from York University

Alireza Dabbaghian received the B.Sc. degree from the Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, and M.A.Sc. degree from York University, Canada, both in Electrical Engineering. He is currently working toward the PhD degree in ICSL with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada. His research work is focused on the design of truely-flexible artifact-tolerant wearable EEG microsystems.

Mansour Taghadosi
Mansour TaghadosiPh.D. Student
M.Sc. in EE from American University of Sharjah, UAE
B.Sc. in EE from Ajman University of Science and Technology, UAE

Mansour Taghadosi received his BSc degree from Ajman University of Science and Technology, UAE, in 2012 and MSc degree from American University of Sharjah, UAE, in 2015, both in Electrical Engineering. From 2014 to 2017 he worked as a Research Associate at Semiconductor Research
Corporation (SRC) on self-powered integrated wireless systems. Since January 2018 he has been a PhD student in ICSL at York University. His reasearch is on development and optimization of circuits and systems for wireless powering of next generation brain-implantable devices.

Al Freeman
Al FreemanM.A.Sc. Student
B.Sc. in ECE from Carleton University

Al Freeman received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa and has more than 5 years of experience in the field of integrated circuit design & semiconductors. He is currently working toward his M.A.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research focus is on the design and development of activity-adaptive subdermal EEG recording microsystems.

Tania Moeinfard
Tania MoeinfardM.A.Sc. Student
B.Sc. in EE from Iran University of Science and Technology

Tania Moeinfard received her B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) in 2017. Since September 2018, she has been working in ICSL as a Master’s student. Her research is focused on the design and development of ultra-low-power  wide-dynamic-range neural recording front-end architectures for the next generation of patient-specific massively-integrated implantable responsive neuro-stimulators. She is the recipient of Lassonde entrance scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Fatemeh Eshaghi
Fatemeh EshaghiVisiting PhD Student
B.Sc. in EE from University of Tabriz
M.Sc. in EE from University of Tabriz

Fatemeh Es’haghi received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Tabriz in 2011 and 2013, respectively. Since 2015, she is working toward her PhD degree. Her research work is focused on the design and development of patient-specific responsive implantable vagus nerve stimulator SoC for blood pressure control. She has been a visiting PhD student researcher in ICSL since January 2019.

Parsa Farshadfar
Parsa FarshadfarM.A.Sc. Student
B.Sc. in CE from Sharif University of Technology

Parsa Farshadfar received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2019. Since September 2019, he is working toward his M.A.Sc degree in ICSL at York University.

Mahta Mansouri
Mahta MansouriM.A.Sc. Student
B.Sc. in EE from University of Tehran

Mahta Mansouri received her B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Tehran in 2019. She is working toward her M.A.Sc degree in ICSL at York University.

Undergraduate Students

Sept’19 – Present Amirali Kazemiparsa, Capstone Project, EECS Dept, York University
Sept’19 – Present Danilo Torres Fleites, Capstone Project, EECS Dept, York University
Sept’19 – Present Burhan Sattar, Capstone Project, EECS Dept, York University
Sept’19 – Present Syed Gillani, Capstone Project, EECS Dept, York University
Sept’19 – Present Zaeem Israr, Capstone Project, EECS Dept, York University
Sept’19 – Present Paul Sison, Capstone Project, EECS Dept, York University
May’19 – Present Reza Karimi, NSERC USRA Awardee, EECS Dept, York University
May’19 – Present Petr Roganov, LURA Awardee, Physics Dept, York University
May’19 – Aug’19 Abhinav Sundur, MITACS Awardee, ECE Dept, BITS Pillani, India
May’19 – Sep’19 Adam Sibenik, Space Engineering Dept., York University
Sep’18 – May’19 Yahya Ismail, Capstone Project, EECS Dept, York University
Sep’18 – May’19 Chris Posca, Capstone Project, EECS Dept, York University
Sep’18 – May’19 Sean O’Brien, Capstone Project, EECS Dept, York University
Sep’18 – May’19 Manmeet Singh, Capstone Project, EECS Dept, York University
Jan’19 – May’19 Nader Allam, Thesis Project, Biophysics Dept, York University
Sep’18 – May’19 Parisa A. Poorheravi, Capstone Project, EECS Dept, York University
Sep’18 – May’19 Damanpreet Chhinha, Capstone Project, EECS Dept, York University
Sep’18 – May’19 Yash Kapadia, Capstone Project, EECS Dept, York University
Sep’18 – May’19 Hovanes Khachikyan, Capstone Project, EECS Dept, York University
Sep’18 – May’19 Diana Lee, Capstone Project, EECS Dept, York University
Sep’18 – May’19 Simin Lin, Capstone Project, EECS Dept, York University
Sep’18 – Dec’18 Olga Klushina, EECS Dept., York University
May’18 – Sep’18 Syyeda Fatmi, NSERC USRA Awardee, EECS Dept, York University
May’18 – Sep’18 Sam Guraya, NSERC USRA Awardee, EECS Dept, York University
May’18 – Sep’18 Pooria Shafia, LURA Awardee, ECE Dept, Carleton University
Jun’18 – Sep’18 Tianyu Zhan, MITACS Awardee, ECE Dept, Beijing Polytech, China
May’17 – Sep’17 Mary Choi, EECS Dept., York University
May’17 – Sep’17 Sam Guraya, LURA Awardee, Physics Dept, York University
May’17 – Aug’17 Yonhang Tian, MITACS Awardee, ECE Dept, Beijing Polytech, China

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