October 29, 2018

Program Outcomes


  • Awards

    • Mohammad Ghodratigohar wins 1st place in 3-minute competition at faculty of engineering AND at the Biomedical Engineering Conference (BEC2 2019). (video)

    • Out of 600 participants and 67 projects at the uOttaHack 2019 hackathon, CREATE-BEST trainee Mohammad Ghodratigohar and his teammates, Alex Moldovan and Humam Abdul Karim, won the 1st place their project that aims at measuring blood pressure using a video camera and artificial intelligence (AI). (video)


  • Publications

    • Basiratzadeh S, Lemaire ED, Dorrikhteh M, Baddour N (2019) Fiducial Marker Approach for Biomechanical Smartphone-Based Measurements. 3rd International Conference on Bio-engineering for Smart Technologies (BioSMART), Paris, France, April.
    • Lemaire ED, Basiratzadeh S, Baddour N (2019) Smartphone and Markerless Tools for Assessing Human Movement. 8° Foro Uniendo Fronteras, Antigua, Guatemala, April.
    • Farah, E.D. Lemaire, N. Baddour, Design, development, and evaluation of a local sensor-based gait phase recognition system using a logistic model decision tree for orthosis-control, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 16:22, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12984-019-0486-z.
    • Pingali, E. Lemaire and N. Baddour, Ultrasonic Tethering to Enable Side-by-Side Following for Powered Wheelchairs, Sensors 2019, 19(1), 109; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19010109


  • Awards

    • Yasmina Souley Dosso & Amente Bekele awarded the IEEE MeMeA “Women in Engineering Best Paper” award for their paper “Eulerian Magnification of Multi-Modal RGB-D Video for Heart Rate Estimation,” in Rome, Italy, May 2018.
    • Mohamed Abdelazez won the Americas regional and was the Americas representative at the Global Finals in the IET Present Around the World (PATW) competition (London UK).
    • Jinu Kurian received 2nd place in the student paper competition at the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (CMBEC41), a joint conference this year with the Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society (ACCES).
    • Shahin Basiratzadeh and his team earned top honors (out of 1184 entries) in the QS Reimagine Education Awards in San Francisco, California, for their A.I. based project “Sense7” that enables the visually impaired to participate in mainstream education, develop vocational skills and earn career placements.
    • Mohammad Ghodratigohar and his team “Atrium” won the 1st place prize in the 2018 uOttawa Startup Weekend.
    • Mohammad Ghodratigohar and Shahin Basiratzadeh won 1st place in STATCAN CANDEV Data Challenge. Watch their presentation here.
  • Publications and Presentations

    • Beange, Kristen HE, Adrian DC Chan, and Ryan B. Graham. “Evaluation of wearable IMU performance for orientation estimation and motion tracking.” In 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2018. (link)
    • Thibault, Gabrielle, Hossein Gholizadeh, Emily Sinitski, Natalie Baddour, and Edward D. Lemaire. “Effects of the unity vacuum suspension system on transtibial gait for simulated non-level surfaces.” PloS one 13, no. 6 (2018): e0199181. (link)


  • Awards

    • Mohamed Abdelazez received NSERC Vanier Scholarship
    • Jinu Kurian was awarded the Marie Carter Memorial Scholarship.
    • Hamideh Ghanadian received 1st Place in Hacking Health Hackathon in Ottawa #HIP613
    • Mohamed Abdelazez received Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
  • Publications and Presentations

    • Shaban‐Nejad, Arash, Maxime Lavigne, Anya Okhmatovskaia, and David L. Buckeridge. “PopHR: a knowledge‐based platform to support integration, analysis, and visualization of population health data.” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1387, no. 1 (2017): 44-53. (link)
    • Farah, Johnny D., Natalie Baddour, and Edward D. Lemaire. “Gait phase detection from thigh kinematics using machine learning techniques.” In Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), 2017 IEEE International Symposium on, pp. 263-268. IEEE, 2017. (link)
    • Abdelazez, Mohamed, Mohamed Hozayn, George SK Hanna, and Adrian DC Chan. “Gating of false identifications in electrocardiogram based biometric system.” In Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), 2017 IEEE International Symposium on, pp. 338-343. IEEE, 2017. (link)
    • Nizami, Shermeen, Amente Bekele, Mohamed Hozayen, Kim Greenwood, JoAnn Harrold, and James R. Green. “Comparing time and frequency domain estimation of neonatal respiratory rate using pressure-sensitive mats.” In Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), 2017 IEEE International Symposium on, pp. 239-244. IEEE, 2017. (link)
    • Babić, Nemanja, Natalie Baddour, and Marianne Fenech. “Development of a test protocol to evaluate infant CPR training manikins.” In Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), 2017 IEEE International Symposium on, pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2017. (link)
    • Chandhoke, Gursimran Singh, Ajaydeep Singh Grewal, Venus Pathak, Simrandeep Singh, Mir Kamyar Ziabari, Daniel Amyot, Hussein Mouftah et al. “A Virtual Patient Navigation Application for Lung Cancer Assessment Patients.” In International Conference on E-Technologies, pp. 255-272. Springer, Cham, 2017. (link)
    • Hafidh, Basim, Hussein Al Osman, Juan Sebastian Arteaga-Falconi, Haiwei Dong, and Abdulmotaleb El Saddik. “SITE: The simple internet of things enabler for smart homes.” IEEE Access 5 (2017): 2034-2049. (link)
    • Buckeridge, David, Maxime Lavigne, Kate Zinszer, Anya Okhmatovskaia, Samson Tu, Csongor Nyulus, Mark Musen, Wilson Lau, Lauren Carroll, and Neil Abernethy. “Developing the Scalable Data Integration for Disease Surveillance (SDIDS) Platform.” Online Journal of Public Health Informatics8, no. 1 (2016). (link)
    • Badawi, Hawazin Faiz, Haiwei Dong, and Abdulmotaleb El Saddik. “Mobile cloud-based physical activity advisory system using biofeedback sensors.” Future Generation Computer Systems 66 (2017): 59-70. (link)
    • Hoda, Mohamad, Yehya Hoda, Basim Hafidh, and Abdulmotaleb El Saddik. “Predicting muscle forces measurements from kinematics data using kinect in stroke rehabilitation.” Multimedia Tools and Applications 77, no. 2 (2018): 1885-1903. (link)
    • Syrowatka, Ania, Aude Motulsky, Siyana Kurteva, James A. Hanley, William G. Dixon, Ari N. Meguerditchian, and Robyn Tamblyn. “Predictors of distress in female breast cancer survivors: a systematic review.” Breast cancer research and treatment 165, no. 2 (2017): 229-245. (link)
    • Koohi, Iraj, Izmail Batkin, Voicu Z. Groza, Shervin Shirmohammadi, Hilmi R. Dajani, and Saif Ahmad. “Metrological characterization of a method for blood pressure estimation based on arterial lumen area model.” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement 66, no. 4 (2017): 734-745. (link)
    • Abdelazez, Mohamed, Adrian DC Chan, and Homer Yang. “Gating of false alarms in myocardial ischemia monitoring using ST segment deviation trend estimator.” In Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), 2017 IEEE International Symposium on, pp. 332-337. IEEE, 2017. (link)
    • Abdelazez, Mohamed, Patrick X. Quesnel, Adrian DC Chan, and Homer Yang. “Signal quality analysis of ambulatory electrocardiograms to gate false myocardial ischemia alarms.” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 64, no. 6 (2017): 1318-1325. (link)
    • Nizami, Shermeen, Amente Bekele, Mohamed Hozayen, Kimberley J. Greenwood, JoAnn Harrold, and James R. Green. “Measuring uncertainty during respiratory rate estimation using pressure-sensitive mats.” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement 67, no. 7 (2018): 1535-1542. (link)
    • Eze, Benjamin, Craig Kuziemsky, and Liam Peyton. “A Patient Identity Matching Service for Cloud-based Performance Management of Community Healthcare.” Procedia Computer Science 113 (2017): 287-294. (link)
    • Eze, Benjamin, Craig Kuziemsky, and Liam Peyton. “Cloud‐based performance management of community care services.” Journal of Software: Evolution and Process 30, no. 7 (2018): e1897. (link)
    • Azarm, Mana, Chantal Backman, Craig Kuziemsky, and Liam Peyton. “Breaking the Healthcare Interoperability Barrier by Empowering and Engaging Actors in the Healthcare System.” Procedia Computer Science 113 (2017): 326-333. (link)


  • Awards

    • Mohamed Abdelazez received Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
    • Mohamed Abdelazez received Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement for his M.A.Sc. thesis on Electrocardiogram Signal Quality Analysis to Reduce False Positives in Myocardial Ischemia Monitoring.
  • Publications and Presentations

    • Farah, Johnny, Edward Lemaire, and Natalie Baddour. “Comparison of inertial sensor data from the wrist and mid-lower back during a 2-minute walk test.” In Student Conference (ISC), 2016 IEEE EMBS International, pp. 1-4. IEEE, 2016. (link)
    • Lavigne, Maxime. “Practice Assessment: The PARSEC Model.” PhD diss., McGill University, 2016. (link)
    • Eze, Benjamin, Craig Kuziemsky, Rubina Lakhani, and Liam Peyton. “Leveraging cloud computing for systematic performance management of quality of care.” Procedia Computer Science 98 (2016): 316-323. (link)