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.
Hossein Kassiri (S’10-M’16) received the B.Sc. degree from University of Tehran, Iran, the M.A.Sc. degree from McMaster University, and the PhD degree from the University of Toronto, all in electrical and computer engineering. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University, where he is the director of the Integrated Circuits and Systems Lab as well as the Center for Microelectronics Prototyping and Test (MPT). His research interests lies primarily in the area of design and development of wireless and battery-less multi-modal neural interfacing systems and their application in monitoring and treatment of neurological disorders.
Since January 2019, Hossein Kassiri has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS). Prof. Kassiri also holds the position of CTO at BrainCom Inc., a company he co-founded in September 2015, specialized in implantable brain-computer interfaces. Prof. Kassiri is the recipient of IEEE ISSCC 2017 Jack Kilby Award for Outstanding Student Paper, IEEE ISCAS best paper award (biocas track) (2016), Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) entrepreneurship award in 2015, Heffernan commercialization award in 2014, and the CMC Brian L. Barge award for excellence in microsystems integration
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Graduate Student Alumni
|Name||Role in ICSL||Current Position||Year Graduated|
|Tania Moeinfard||MASc Student||PhD Student at ICSL||2020|
|Al Freeman||MASc Student||Sr. Analog & Mixed-signal Design Engineer at Intel||2020|
|Alireza Dabbaghian||MASc Student||PhD Student at ICSL||2019|
|Tayebeh Yousefi||MASc Student||PhD Student at ICSL||2019|
Undergraduate Student Alumni
|Name||Role in ICSL||Current Position||Year Graduated|
|Reza Karimi||USRA Undergraduate Intern||Software Engineering Intern at Google||2019|
|Sam Guraya||USRA Undergraduate Intern||SDE Intern @ Amazon||2018|
|Zainab Fatmi||USRA Undergraduate Intern||Graduate Student at York University||2018|
|Pooria Shafia||LURA Undergraduate Intern||Analog Designer 2 at AMD||2018|
|Tianyu Zhan||MITACS Undergraduate Intern||Grad Student at Georgia Inst of Tech||2018|
|Yonghang Tian||MITACS Undergraduate Intern||DevOps Engineer at Guotai Junan||2017|