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Winter 2017
Date Time Room Presenter Title
16 Jan 2017 14h30—16h00 3356ME Prof. Pascal Fallavollita
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
Translational Research: innovations in medical education, training, and computer-assisted interventions
27 Jan 2017 11h00—12h30 4345 HB Prof. Monica Wachowicz
CISCO Systems Chair for Big Data, University of New Brunswick
Is the Internet of Things the right technology to further our understanding of human mobility?
30 Jan 2017 14h30—16h00 3356ME Mr. Robert Miner
Ottawa Heart Institute and Carleton University
Clinical PET/MRI: instrumentation, current status and potential applications.
6 Feb 2017 14h30—16h30 3356ME Alex Steeves (UO) Evaluation of the direct effects of poly(dopamine) on the in vitro response of human osteoblastic cells
Sanaz Bahrami (UO) Development of a lightweight hand exoskeleton designed with conductive sewing thread artificial muscle for patients with spastic hand syndrome
Brad Barnes (CU) Prediction of Human-Pathogen Protein-Protein Interactions
Scott Pardoel (UO) Design, and Testing of a Passive Ankle Exoskeleton for the Reduction of the Metabolic Cost of Walking
13 Feb 2017 14h30—16h30 3356ME Kevin Dick (CU) Interactome Analysis of Malaria-Causing Parasites and the Zika Virus
Raissa Anderson (UO) Recent advances in simple and affordable diagnostic point-of-care devices for use in resource-poor environments
Johnny Farah (OU) Gait Phase Detection from Thigh Kinematics using Machine Learning Techniques
Brandon Fournier (UO) Modelling and Analysis of Lower Extremity Powered Exoskeleton Ankle Mechanics for Very Slow Walking Speeds
6 Mar 2017 14h30—16h30 3356ME Dr. Miodrag Bolic
SITE, University of Ottawa
Contactless monitoring of vital signs
Daniel J. Kucherhan (UO) Tactile Feedback for Dexterous Manipulation Using Assistive Robotic/Prosthetic Fingers
20 Mar 2017 14h30—16h30 3356ME Dr. Jason Steffener
Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
Age Effects on the Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Function
Adefemi Adeyemi (UO) Microfluidic Device for High Throughput Sorting of Encapsulated Cells in Agarose Microcapsules using Dielectrophoresis
Colin Jones (CU) Respiratory-matched attenuation correction to improve uniformity of regional myocardial blood flow estimates during hypercapnia-induced stress imaging with dynamic Rubidium-82 positron emission tomography
27 Mar 2017 14h30—16h30 3356ME Nikhilesh Pradhan (CU) Quality Assessment of Wrist-based Photoplethysmography Signals
Madison Cohen-McFarlane (CU) Analysis of Contact Pressure for Monitoring Body Fluid Distribution
William Ho (UO) Cellular response to semi-ordered/biomimetic nanotubular surfaces
Eleanor Gerson (UO) Effects of microfluidic channel material surface properties and cross-sectional geometry on endothelial cell morphology, under static and dynamic flow conditions
3 Apr 2017 14h30—16h30 3356ME Dr. Marie-Ange Janvier
Clinical Engineering, CHEO
The Role of a Clinical Engineer in a Hospital
Zlatko Lovrenovic (UO) The development of passive walking assistive exoskeleton with an upward force assist strategy.
Fall 2016
Date Time Room Presenter Title
26 Sept 2016 15h00—16h30 3190ME Prof. Emily Heath
Physics, Carleton University
Modelling respiratory motion in radiation therapy
17 Oct 2016 15h00—16h30 402SA Jay Lawrence
CEO, Patientway
Health Technology Start-ups: A Report from the Trenches
31 Oct 2016 15h00—16h30 3190ME Richard York Characterization and Optimization of Micro-Machining of Dental Screws and Pillars
Robert Miner Compton camera systems
7 Nov 2016 15h00—16h30 3190ME Dr. Pablo Nery
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Technology for Cardiac Ablation: a user's experience
14 Nov 2016 15h00—16h30 3190ME Miriam Nightingale The mechanical characterization of heart valve cusp replacements from a planar biaxial test.
Sarah Bruch Failure Code Analysis of Medical Device Work orders in order to Enhance Biomedical Engineering Department Workflow
28 Nov 2016 15h00—16h30 3190ME Prof. Winnie Ye
Dept of Electronics, Carleton University
Biomedical Applications of Photonics


Fall 2015
Date Time Room Presenter Title
22 Sept 2015 1−2:30 3356ME Prof. Andy Adler
Carleton University
Course Introduction,
Imaging with electricity
29 Sept 2015 1−2:30 3356ME Dr. Rolf Clackdoyle
CNRS, Hubert Curien Laboratory, Saint Etienne, France
The Role of Analytic Methods in Image Reconstruction from Projections
6 Oct 2015 1−2:30 3356ME Dr. Calum Redpath
U. Ottawa Heart Institute
Engineering solutions to cardiology problems: a match made in Ottawa?
13 Oct 2015 1−2:30 3356ME Dr. Sacha Nandlall Advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Biomedical Ultrasound
20 Oct 2015 1−2:30 3356ME Hélène Fortier Probing Arsenic Trioxide Treated Leukemia Cell Elasticities Using Atomic Force Microscopy
Mohamed Abdelazez Signal Quality Analysis of Ambulatory Electrocardiogram to Gate False Alams in Commercial Myocardial Ischmeia Detection System
10 Nov 2015 1−2:30 3356ME Veronica Cencen Transfection of mammalian cells using shear stress in microfluidic devices
Alisa Bondarev Automatic systems for localization and registration of pigmented skin lesions
Don Wei Freehand 3D ultrasound system
Sasi Kumar Jagadeesan Vitamin D mediated calcium signaling on a yeast based human model
17 Nov 2015 1−2:30 3356ME Prof. Mako Hirotani
SLALS, Carleton U.
Real-time language processing using EEG measurements
27 Nov 2015 14:30−15:30 CBY B205
Dr. Sara Mahshid, Department of Physics; Department of Human Genetics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Real-time language processing using EEG measurements Silicon nitride and Indium Tin Oxide Nanostructures for dielectrophoretic
Winter 2016
Date Time Room Presenter Title
2 Feb 2016 1−2:30 2104CB Prof. Eranga Ukwatta
Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton U.
Image Processing Methods for Applications in Medical Imaging: Towards Translating Personalized Biomarkers into Clinical Care
9 Feb 2016 1−2:30 2104CB Prof. Chantal Trudel
School of Industrial Design, Carleton U.
Infection Prevention and Control Considerations in Medical Design for Neonatal Intensive Care
8 Mar 2016 1−2:30 2104CB Prof. Sarah Fraser
Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
Cognition in Action: Using near infra-red spectroscopy to study changes in cerebral oxygenation during dual-task performances
15 Mar 2016 1−2:30 2104CB Fatemeh Zabihollahy (CU) Continuous Monitoring of Mechanical Properties of Plantar Soft Tissue Using Flexible Ultrasound and Force Sensors
Mark Stroobach (UofO) Red blood cell aggregation's effect on microparticle margination in round channels
Hamid Moradi (CU) Special Characterization of Radiosensitive Versus Radioresistant Tumors Via Raman microspectroscopy
22 Mar 2016 1−2:30 2104CB Jelena Nikolic-Popovic (CU) Impact of Motion Artifacts on Video-Based Non-Intrusive Heart Rate Measurement
NadineVautour (CU) Diffusion of an MRI Contrast Agent across the bone-cartilage boundary
Cat Czyrnyj (UofO) A Novel Computational Approach for Calculating Sagittal Plane Urogenital Kinematics from Dynamic 2D Ultrasound
5 Apr 2016 1−2:30 2104CB Niko Lee-Yow (UofO) Hematocrit and Microchannel Dimension Effects on Human Blood Rheology at Low Shear Rates
David Hidson (CU) Real-time Analysis of Biovariables in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Children's Hospital, Ottawa
Arsala Tasleem (UofO) DNA unwinding catalyzed by T7 Helicase immobilized on Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes


Date Time Room Presenter Title
22 Sept 2014 12:00 - 1:00pm 3356ME Dr. Chris Harder
(Spartan Bioscience)
Point of care DNA diagnostics: faster, better, cheaper
26 Sept 2014
Note non-Monday
1:30-2:30 4332ME Dr. Andrew Speirs
(Carleton University)
Cartilage biomechanics: A multidisciplinary approach to understanding tissue function and degeneration
6 Oct 2014 12:00 - 1:00pm 3356ME Dr. Gabriel Wainer
(Carleton University)
Modeling and Simulation of Biomedical Applications with the DEVS formalism
3 Nov 2014 11:30 - 12:30pm 2400CB (Note room) Rolf Clackdoyle
(Carleton University \ C.N.R.S. France)
Data Consistency Conditions in Image Reconstruction from Projections (slides|paper)
17 Nov 2014 11:35 - 1:25pm 3356ME Phil Tworzydlo (CU) Breathing rate estimation for Doppler radar systems
Geoff Clarke (CU) Quantifying motion-induced measurement bias in pulse oximetry
Hasmik Martirosyan (CU) Decision support systems for perinatal care
Mathieu Sayeur (UO) Mechanical Modeling of Human Platelets Membrane
20 Nov 2014 (Note Thursday) 5:30 - 7:00pm (Note time) 5050MC (Note room) Zahra Moussavi
(University of Manitoba \ IEEE EMBS DL)
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Prediction during Wakefulness: Challenges and Future Directions
1 Dec 2014 11:30 - 12:00pm 3356ME Nicole Capela (UO) Novel Algorithm for a Smartphone-based 6-minute Walk Test Application
1 Dec 2014 12:00 - 1:00pm 3356ME Dr. Daniel Benoit
(University of Ottawa)
Neuromuscular contributions to knee joint stability: implications for injury, rehabilitation and degenerative disease
23 Jan 2015 12-1pm 202TB Dr. Susan Aitken
(Carleton University)
Wicked problems and multidisciplinary approaches to collaboration, the changing health sector
30 Jan 2015 12:00-1:00pm 202TB Dr. Linda McLean
(University of Ottawa)
Structural and functional changes induced by pelvic floor muscle training in women with stress urinary incontinence
6 Feb 2015 1:10-2:00pm
Dr. Peter Liu
(Carleton University)
Surgical Simulator -- An Emerging Approach to Surgery Training
6 Mar 2015 11:35 - 1:25pm 202TB Huda Yousif (UofO) Coherent Anti- Stokes Raman Spectroscopy (CARS) imaging biological tissues using spectral focusing technique
Anbhu Sritharan (CU) Automatic Detection of Patient Motion in Dynamic Cardiac PET Images
Alicia Gal (CU) Defining Gait for Seated Weight-Bearing Locomotion Produced by the Shoulder Joint
Ava Parsian (UofO) Drug Delivery Systems for the Modulation of Periprosthetic Osteolysis Leading to Implant Loosening
20 March 2015 11:35 - 1:25pm 202TB Jason Koppert (CU) Optimization of Molecular Diagnostic Assays Using Optical Fiber Gratings
Colin Miyata (CU) A Novel Collision Sensor and Reaction Strategy to Ensure Safety for a Lower Limb Rehabilitation Robot
Justin Leclair (UofO) Development of a Passive Ankle Exoskeleton to Reduce Joint Load When Walking using a Braided Pneumatic Muscle based on an Analytical Stiffness Model
Brigitte Potvin (UofO) Comparison of Activation Predictions of Hybrid Forward Inverse Dynamics Simulations with Static Optimization and Experimental EMG
27 March 2015 11:30-12:00 202TB Jonathan Wong (CU) Evaluating the Performance of Interactive Person Tracking System
27 March 2015 12-1pm 202TB Mr. Raymond Greiss
(Carleton University)
More than a little hot air: engineering models of human speech
27 March 2015 1:00-1:30 202TB Alex Griffith (UofO) A Method for the Analysis of Transcription Factor Binding Locations Across Experimental Conditions : Applications in the Hematopoietic Lineage
22 April 2015 12:00-1:00pm 4359ME
Dr. Guy Kouamou Ntonfo
Imaging approaches to optimise the diagnosis of necrotising enterocolitis in newborns


Date Time Room Presenter Title
26 Sept 2013 2:35 - 4:25pm River Building 3228 Michael Van Schyndel (CU) Computational Fluid Dynamic Solver Based on Cellular Discrete-Event
Joel Sandé (UO) Autism Spectrum Disorder (review)
Paul Inder (CU) Automatic Localization of Trackable Features in Retinal Images
Maha Alhassani (UO) Formulating Mathematical Model of Immune-protection Administration
10 Oct 2013 3:00 - 4:00pm River Building 3228 Edgar Matida
(Carleton University)
Pharmaceutical Aerosol Research at Carleton University
17 Oct 2013 3:00 - 4:00pm River Building 3228 Michel Nganbe
(University of Ottawa)
Total Hip Replacements: Failure, Retrieval and In Vitro Assessment of Strength, Durability and Distraction
24 Oct 2013 3:30 - 4:30pm River Building 3228 Kevin Holmes
(Algonquin College)
Opportunities for Collaboration with Algonquin College in Medical Devices and Technology
7 Nov 2013 3:00 - 4:00pm River Building 3228 Isabelle Catelas
(University of Ottawa)
14 Nov 2013 2:35 - 4:55pm River Building 3228 Philip Boyer (CU) Cartilage Deformation with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics
Ruxandra Dranga (CU) The Use of the Monte Carlo Computer Code MCNP in Designing a Gamma Source Used for Calibration Tests in SPECT
Gideon Mensah (UO) Device for Noninvasive Detection of Jugular Vein Pressure/Waveform
Azadeh Rouhandeh (CU) Determination of Hip Joint Center Location
21 Nov 2013 3:00 - 4:00pm River Building 3228 Dr. Hilmi Dijani (University of Ottawa) Interfacing between the brain and hearing aid
(Rescheduled from W2013)
28 Nov 2013 3:00 - 4:00pm River Building 3228 Rolf Clackdoyle
(Carleton University)
Accurate Tomographic Imaging Requires Less Measurement Data Than We Thought
23 Jan 2014 12:00 - 1:00pm Southam Hall 311 Sylvain Pitre
(Carleton University)
Advances in Computational Protein-Protein Interaction Prediction
30 Jan 2014 11:35 - 13:25pm Southam Hall 311 Justin Wagenaar (CU) Evaluation of a New 3D EIT Image Reconstruction Method
Michael Rockwood (CU) Remote Patient Monitoring Using a Real-Time Operating System
Paul Beland (UO) Plasmonic Biosensors as a Solution for the Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection
Patrick Quesnel (CU) Estimating Signal Quality in Ambulatory ECG
27 Feb 2014 11:35 - 13:25pm Southam Hall 311 Vismand Rahpeymayrad (CU) Computational Prediction of N-linked glycosylation sites on plant proteins
Tejaswi Thotakura (CU) Ultrasound diffraction tomography
Daphne Ong (CU) The Use of Clinical Decision Support Systems for Early Risk Assessments, Particularly Preterm Birth, During Pregnancies
Patricia Giacoman Zarzar (CU) Development of force sensor insole for balance enhancement system
6 Mar 2014 12:00 - 1:00pm Southam Hall 311 Wonsook Lee
(University of Ottawa)
Computer Assisted Hip Modeling, Simulation and Visualization
13 Mar 2014 11:35 - 13:25pm Southam Hall 311 Sumit Malik (CU) Motion tracking of the human hip region using depth sensors
Suzan Bsat (CU) Effect of femoroacetabular impingement corrective surgery on acetabular labrum seal
Yazan Awwad (CU) Motion Tracking through Ultrasound Images to help in the detection of femoral acetabular impingement
20 Mar 2014 12:00 - 1:00pm Southam Hall 311 Jeff Dawson
(Carleton University)
Learning from insects -- they're not just squishy and icky
27 Mar 2014 11:35 - 13:25pm Southam Hall 311 Zahra Karimi Tabar (CU) Hip muscle weakness due to Femoroacetabular Impingement
Mahla Abdolahnejad (CU) Engineering a Clinical Freehand 3D Ultrasound Imaging System
Drew Herbert-Copley (UO) Design and Evaluation of a Variable Resistance Orthotic Knee Joint


Date Time Room Presenter Title
28 Feb 2013 2:35 - 4:25pm Southam Hall 317 Jennifer Baba (CU) Safety System for Rehabilitation Robots
Isidore Onyeako (UO) Application of Ray Casting Technique for Fully Automated Human 3D MRI Hip Joint Segmentation
Queeny Shaath (CU) Analysis of smart infusion pump hard limits to improve drug library
7 Mar 2013 2:35 - 4:55pm Southam Hall 317 Hisham Turkistani (CU) Continuous monitoring of muscle thickness changes using a wearable ultrasonic sensor
John Morse (UO) Detection and localization of internal hemorrhaging using electrical bioimpedance
Stephanie Bennett (CU) Pressure Feature Extraction for the Differentiation of Sitting Verses Standing
Ruqia Nur (CU) Image Processing of Infrared Thermal Images for the Detection of Necrotizing Enterocolitis
14 Mar 2013 2:35 - 4:25pm Southam Hall 317 Leah Labib (UO) DNA Sequencing Technologies
Bahareh Taji (UO) An ECG Monitoring System Using Conductive Fabric
Cheryl D'souza (CU) Using Discrete Event System Specification in Real-Time (DEVSRT) to model and simulate artificial biological devices
21 Mar 2013 2:25 - 3:25pm Southam Hall 317 Paul McCool
(University of Strathclyde)
"Pattern Recognition for Myoelectric Signals and an Introduction to the Centre for Excellence in Signal and Image Processing at the University of Strathclyde"
4 Apr 2013 2:35 - 4:25pm Southam Hall 317 Lida Mokhtar (UO) ATP Enhancement in Muscle to Induce Contraction via Low Level Laser Therapy
Peter Haddad (UO) In vivo Research Focused on Assessing the Electrical Effects on Biofilm Infections
Milad Tannous (UO) Robust Blood Pressure Measurement in Atrial Fibrillation
Swati Upadhyaya (UO) Calculation of Hip Joint Center Using Functional motion analysis

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