Biomedical Engineering Seminar

Seminar News

10 Jan 2018

  • For the Winter term 2018, BIOM5800/BIOM6800/BMG6996 will be co-ordinated by Prof Xudong Cao.
  • If you intend to present a seminar in the winter of 2018, please submit an Abstract submission form by Wednesday 31 January 2018. Please email Prof Cao at the completed form with a cc to your supervisor and a statement that your supervisor has approved of your abstract.

12 Oct 2017

  • New policy: if you arrive more than 10 minutes late to a seminar, you will not receive credit for attendance. Furthermore, please be respectful of our speakers by paying attention, asking good questions, and staying off your electronic devices.

8 Aug 2017

  • BIOM5800/BIOM6800/BMG6996 will be co-ordinated by Profs Andy Adler and James Green this fall.
  • If you intend to present a seminar in the fall of 2017, please submit an Abstract submission form by Thursday 28 September 2017. Please email Prof Cao at the completed form with a cc to your supervisor and a statement that your supervisor has approved of your abstract. Please note that student seminars are scheduled in the reverse order in which Abstract submission forms are received.
  • OCIBME students: Do not forget to register for this course to get the credit. Seminar attendance and/or presentation without the course registration will NOT normally be counted toward the credit.
  • Please note that credit is not normally given for attending the day of your own seminar.
  • Seminars for the Winter 2018 term are being scheduled now. Please watch the space below.
  • If you have any questions, contact Prof Cao at

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Winter 2018
Date Time Room Presenter Title
9 Jan 2018 11h00—13h30 No meeting
16 Jan 2018 11h00—13h30 No meeting
23 Jan 2018 11h00—13h30 No meeting
30 Jan 2018 11h00—13h30MNO C211 Alex Seguin TBA
Theja Ram Pingali TBA
6 Feb 2018 11h00—13h30MNO C211 Joseph Salvatore IV TBA
Bahareh Taji (Part 1) TBA
Mohsen Sheikh Hassani TBA
13 Feb 2018 11h00—13h30MNO C211 Bansari Maharaja TBA
Nadia Farrag TBA
Hanif Gabrani-Juma TBA
20 Feb 2017 11h00—13h30 No meeting (Reading Week)
27 Feb 2018 11h00—13h30MNO C211 Bahareh Taji, (Part 2) TBA
Maryam Asadishekari TBA
Alicia Gal TBA
6 Mar 2018 11h00—13h30MNO C211 Azadeh Dastmalchi, (Part 1) TBA
Azadeh Dastmalchi, (Part 2) TBA
Mohammad Ghodratigohar TBA
13 Mar 2018 11h00—13h30MNO C211 Amir Soleiman TBA
Zohra Khatoon TBA
Kevin Dick TBA
20 Mar 2018 11h00—13h30MNO C211 Rushi Panchal TBA
Alana Esty TBA
Enas Osman TBA
27 Mar 2018 11h00—13h30MNO C211 Olivier Miguel TBA
Mihir Samak TBA
Usman Syed TBA
Fall 2017
Date Time Room Presenter Title
14 Sep 2017 9h00—10h30 No meeting
21 Sep 2017 9h00—10h30 No meeting
26 Sep 2017 16h00—17h00 ME3124 Prof. Hamid D Taghirad
ARAS Robotics Research
Parallel and Cable Robotics Surgical Robotics
28 Sep 2017 9h00—10h30 ME4332 Prof. Jason Jaskolka
Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University
Cybersecurity Challenges and Considerations for Medical Devices
5 Oct 2017 9h00—10h30 No meeting
12 Oct 2017 9h00—10h30 ME4332 Dr. Rebecca Thornhill
Department of Medical Imaging, The Ottawa Hospital
Searching for 'hidden' patterns in medical images
19 Oct 2017 9h00—10h30 ME4332 Prof. Robert Hitchcock
Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah
The University Laboratory as a Medical Device Incubator – Successes, Caveats and Pitfalls
26 Oct 2017 9h00—10h30 No meeting (Fall Break)
2 Nov 2017 9h00—10h30 ME4332 Jinny Lee Registration of MRI-detected atrial fibrosis to electroanatomical voltage maps
Matthew Tomkin Effects of Prosthetic Feet on Transtibial Amputee Gait and Comfort During Level and Slope Walking
Kevin Dick Reciprocal Perspective for Improved Protein-Protein Interaction Prediction
9 Nov 2017 9h00—10h30 ME4332 Luis Licon In vitro simulation of knee joint contact mechanics
Aly Khedr Effect of Raman Spectroscopy Fluorescence removal techniques on distinguishing between Radiated and Irradiated cells
Nate Fung Analysis of driving maneuvers of stable-health older drivers using in-car sensor data.
16 Nov 2017 9h00—10h30 ME4332 Dr. Joseph Beals
VP Informatics, PeraHealth
Hard and Soft Electronic Health Record Data – Tackling the Data Fusion Problem
23 Nov 2017 9h00—10h30 ME4332 Prof. Ana-Maria Cretu
Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University
Biologically-Inspired Visual Attention Models for Improved Sensing and Modeling
30 Nov 2017 9h00—10h30 ME4332 Laurent Levesque Ergonomic assessment of an experimental knee brace
Azadeh Dastmalchi VitalTracer: Smart Health Watch to Monitor All Vital Signs Continually
Dilara Jakupovic The dynamic response of enteric neurons to polymeric substrates
Jinu Kurian Image Segmentation & Analysis of Histopathological Images in Relation to Hirschsprung Disease

Student presentations:

  • The presentation is 15 min (maximum) and question/discussion is 5 min (total 20min for each presenter).

  • The 15 minute time is the maximum. Presentations will be stopped at 17 minutes.

  • The seminar room has a PC that you can use, or you can bring your own laptop and VGA cable.

  • Please forward your presentation file to the instructor (in pdf, ppt or pptx) at least 1 day prior to your seminar so that it can be pre-loaded on the course network drive.

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Past Seminars

Calendar Description

BIOM 5800 [0.0 credit] (BMG 6996) Biomedical Engineering Seminar This course is in the form of seminars presented by graduate students and other researchers in the area of Biomedical Engineering. To complete this course, a student must attend at least 10 seminars and make one presentation in the context of this seminar series.

BIOM 6800 [0.0 credit] Biomedical Engineering PhD Seminar This course is in the form of seminars presented by graduate students and other researchers in the area of Biomedical Engineering. *This is a mandatory course for the OCIBME graduate program and all students must register in this course in both fall and winter semesters until completion of all course requirements. A seminar attendance without registration is not counted for the credit.

(1) Attendance at Seminars:
Students must attend at least 10 seminars. Seminars will be announced on the course website. The schedule may vary depending on availability of speakers and it typically takes multiple terms for a student to attend 10 seminars.

In addition to attending official BIOM5800/BIOM6800/BMG6996 seminars, attendance at other biomedical related seminars, workshops and conferences may be counted towards the course attendance requirement. Such activities must be approved in advance by the academic advisor/supervisor or course coordinator. A short report (one page) together with the relevant event program must be submitted to the course coordinator by the student to receive credit. In the report, you may outline the talk, describe specific points in detail which you are impressed with, and add your comments on the talk. Copy and paste of the given abstract is NOT acceptable. The report form is available here (note that this report is only required for students wishing to receive credit for attending biomedical events outside of BIOM5800/BIOM6800/BMG6996). Note that credit is normally only given for one 'unofficial' seminar during their program.

(2) Student Presentation:
Students are expected to make a presentation during the second year of their program, typically in the fall semester. Students can present either their own thesis research or report reviewing an advanced technology in biomedical engineering (either related to the student's thesis research or not). In either case, the topic and abstract must be approved by the academic advisor/supervisor and must not have been previously presented in other courses by the student.

If students choose to present a review on advanced technology, you should select a topic relevant to biomedical engineering and present a critical analysis of the state of the art, perhaps focusing on emerging techniques. You should typically be reviewing 3-5 recent publications, along with supporting general background reference materials, to create your presentation. This is not simply a summary of a few articles; your own critical analysis of the field is essential for a successful seminar. See the course syllabus for guidance of a good seminar.

The abstract submission form should be sent by email to Prof Cao at by the due date posted on this course website. Please cc your supervisor to indicate that s/he has agreed to your topic and abstract.

Students will typically enroll each fall and winter term until they complete all course requirements. Your grade will be "in progress" or "continuing" until it changes to "satisfactory". Once you complete all requirements and obtain the grade of SAT, you should stop registering in the course.

OCIBME - The Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering