ADMINISTRATION

AMIRNASER YAZDANI DEPARTMENT CHAIR (Interim)
ENG478 • 416.979.5000 x555334
chair@ecb.torontomu.ca
 
KARTHI UMAPATHY ASSOCIATE CHAIR, STUDENT AFFAIRS
ENG459 • 416.979.5000 x557207
kumapath@torontomu.ca
NAIMUL KHAN ASSOCIATE CHAIR, GRADUATE STUDIES
ENG326 • 416.979.5000 x556479
n77khan@torontomu.ca
KARTHI UMAPATHY PROGRAM DIRECTOR, BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
ENG459 • 416.979.5000 x557207
bme@torontomu.ca
EBRAHIM BAGHERI PROGRAM DIRECTOR, COMPUTER ENGINEERING
ENG316 • 416.979.5000 x557953
coe@torontomu.ca
SOOSAN BEHESHTI PROGRAM DIRECTOR, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
ENG425 • 416.979.5000 x554906
ele@torontomu.ca
MUHAMMAD JASEEMUDDIN PROGRAM DIRECTOR, COMPUTER NETWORKS
EPH406B • 416.979.5000 x556073
jaseem@ee.torontomu.ca

FACULTY

JAVAD ALIREZAIE
B.Sc. Tehran, M.A.Sc, Ph.D. Wat., P.Eng.
ENG452 • 416.979.5000 x556092
javad@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: biomedical signals and image processing, computer aided diagnosis, neural networks, pattern recognition, computer vision and modeling, bioinformatics and bioengineering.
DIMITRI ANDROUTSOS
B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Tor., P.Eng.
ENG472 • 416.979.5000 x556104
dimitri@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: multimedia, image and video processing, 3D cinema and stereography.
ALAGAN ANPALAGAN
B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D., Tor., P.Eng.
ENG447 • 416.979.5000 x556079
alagan@ee.torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: radio resource management, radio access and networking, wireless cross layer design and optimization, green communication technologies, cognitive radios.
MARCO ANTONIADES
B.A.Sc. Wat., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Tor
ENG453 • 416.979.5000 x556097
mantoniades@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Engineered electromagnetic materials (metamaterials/metasurfaces), electrically-small antennas, adaptive/reconfigurable antennas, RF/microwave circuits and devices.
MOHAMMADREZA ARANI
B.Sc. Sharif, M.Sc. Wat., Ph.D. Alberta
ENG323 • 416.979.5000 x556109
marani@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: cyber-physical security of smart grids, microgrids dynamics and control, renewable and distributed generation, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, power system stability.
EBRAHIM BAGHERI
B.Sc., M.Sc. FUM, Ph.D. UNB, P.Eng.
ENG316 • 416.979.5000 x557953
bagheri@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: software and knowledge engineering, semantic technologies, web mining, intelligent and adaptive systems, and business process modeling.
SOOSAN BEHESHTI
B.A.Sc. IUT Isfahan, M.A.Sc., Ph.D. MIT, P.Eng.
ENG425 • 416.979.5000 x554906
soosan@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: signal and information processing, statistical signal processing, Information theory, data denoising, data compression, control, and system theory and modeling.
JOHN CHEN
B.A.Sc. Ott. M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Wat., P.Eng.
ENG458 • 416.979.5000 x556090
ychen@ee.torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: control of robotics manipulators, numerical solution of optimal control problems.
RICHARD CHEUNG
B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D., Tor., P.Eng.
ENG330 • 416.979.5000 x556112
rcheung@ee.torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: nuclear electricity generation and transmission, power system operations, power system protection and stability, power electronics, power engineering software, energy efficiency.
OLIVIA DAS
B.Sc., M.Sc. Calcutta, M.Sc., Ph.D. Carleton, P.Eng.
ENG464 • 416.979.5000 x556114
odas@ee.torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: dependability and performance evaluation of distributed systems; software performance engineering; mathematical modeling using fault-trees, Markov models.
FAEZEH ENSAN
B.Sc. Tehran, M.Sc. Mashhad, Ph.D. New Brunswick
ENG324 • 416.979.5000 x554904
fensan@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Information Retrieval, knowledge engineering, semantics, and applications of data science in software engineering.
XAVIER FERNANDO
B.Sc.Eng. Peradeniya, M.Sc. AIT Bangkok, Ph.D. Calgary, P. Eng.
ENG437 • 416.979.5000 x556077
fernando@ee.torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: signal processing for optical/wireless communication systems.
VADIM GEURKOV
B.Sc., M.Sc. Tbilisi, Ph.D. Moscow, P.Eng.
ENG430 • 416.979.5000 x556088
vgeurkov@ee.torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: built-in self-test and built-in self-repair in reconfigurable computing systems, digital and mixed-signal systems testing and testable design.
XIJIA GU
M.Sc. Tor., Ph.D. Wat.
EPH400C • 416.979.5000 x554151
xgu@ee.torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: high-power fiber laser, fiber-optic devices, fiber-optic sensors.
LING GUAN
B.Sc. Tianjin, M.Sc. Wat., Ph.D. B.C.
ENG315 • 416.979.5000 x556072
lguan@ee.torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: multimedia processing and communications, reality computing, image and video processing, machine learning, pattern recognition, human-computer interaction.
MUHAMMAD JASEEMUDDIN
NED Karachi, M.Sc. UT Arlington, Ph.D. Tor., P.Eng.
EPH406B • 416.979.5000 x556073
jaseem@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: IP networking, mobile wireless access network, IP routing, content distribution internetworking.
RASHA KASHEF
PhD. Wat., PEng.
ENG328 • 416.979.5000 x556484
rkashef@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: data science, machine learning, big data, IoT, smart systems, operation research, management science, healthcare, autonomous systems, distributed computing
MIKE KASSAM
B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Tor., Dr.Univ. Miskolc, P.Eng.
ENG470 • 416.979.5000 x556103
mkassam@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: non-invasive medical diagnostic techniques & instrumentation, biomedical sensors and transducers, real-time digital signal processing & embedded systems.
APRIL KHADEMI
B.Eng., M.A.Sc. Ryerson, Ph.D. Tor., P.Eng.
ENG428 • 416.979.5000 x554037
akhademi@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: medical image analysis techniques for radiology and pathology images, generalized grayscale and colour image processing methodologies, biomedical signal processing.
GUL KHAN
B.E. UET, Lahore, M.Sc. Syracuse, Ph.D. London, P.Eng.
ENG448 • 416.979.5000 x556084
gnkhan@ee.torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: embedded systems, hardware/software codesign, MPSoC, NoC, heterogeneous computer systems, CPU-GPU and GPGPU systems, fault-tolerant systems.
OWAIS KHAN
B.A.Sc Toronto, M.A.Sc. Toronto, Ph.D. Toronto
ENG328 • 416.979.5000 x556096
owaiskhan@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: cardiovascular biomechanics, computational fluid dynamics, medical imaging
NAIMUL KHAN
B.A.Sc., BUET, M.Sc. Windsor, Ph.D. Ryerson, P.Eng.
ENG438 • 416.979.5000 x556479
n77khan@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: machine learning, computer vision, augmented/virtual reality, medical imaging
LEV KIRISCHIAN
M.Sc., Ph.D., Moscow, P.Eng.
ENG432 • 416.979.5000 x556076
lkirisch@ee.torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: task-adaptive reconfigurable computing systems, automated architectural synthesis of data-flow parallel computers and FPGA-based stream processors.
SRI KRISHNAN
B.E. Anna, M.Sc., Ph.D., Calgary, P.Eng.
ENG369 • 416.979.5000 x557548
krishnan@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: adaptive signal representation and analysis, biomedical signal/image analysis, multimedia information security, assistive technologies, affective computing.
KRISTIINA VALTER MAI
B.A.Sc. Wat., M.Sc., Ph.D. Tor., P.Eng.
ENG318 • 416.979.5000 x556085
kvmai@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: sustainability engineering, biomedical and rehabilitation engineering; human computer interaction.
NAGI MEKHIEL
B.Sc. Assiut, M.A.Sc. Tor., Ph.D. McMaster, P.Eng.
ENG446 • 416.979.5000 x557251
nmekhiel@ee.torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: computer architecture, parallel processing, high performance memory systems, advanced processors, VLSI, and performance evaluation of computer systems.
FARAH MOHAMMADI
B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Tehran, Ph.D. IEMN, France, P.Eng.
ENG461 • 416.979.5000 x556094
fmohamma@ee.torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: advanced electro-thermal analysis of integrated circuits, development of electro-thermal test tools for IC's, microwave circuits CAD, applied electromagnetics.
REZA SAMAVI
B.Sc. Amirkabir, M.Eng., Ph.D. Tor., P.Eng.
ENG457 • 416.979.5000 x554903
samavi@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: information security, machine learning, trustworthy AI.
REZA SEDAGHAT
B.Sc., M.Sc. Kassel, Ph.D. Hannover, P.Eng.
ENG431 • 416.979.5000 x556083
rsedagha@ee.torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: VLSI design, digital circuits & systems, testing & design for testability, FPGA, graph algorithms.
DAFNA SUSSMAN
B.A.Sc. (HONS.) Tor., M.Sc. Wat., Ph.D. Tor.
ENG317 • 416.979.5000 x553767
dafna.sussman@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), spectroscopy (MRS), oximetry, Phase-Contrast (PC-MRI), Image Registration; applications in obstetric medicine and fetal development.
ALI TAVALLAEI
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. Western, P.Eng.
ENG466 • 416.979.5000 x556078
ali.tavallaei@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: image guided cardiovascular interventions, medical imaging instrumentation, medical devices and systems, surgical robotics, assistive robotics, and mechatronics
KARTHI UMAPATHY
B.E. Bharathiar, M.Phil. Hertfordshire, Ph.D. W. Ont., P.Eng.
ENG459 • 416.979.5000 x557207
kumapath@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: biomedical signal and image analysis, time-frequency analysis, digital signal processing, cardiac electrophysiology, magnetic resonance imaging, feature extraction.
VIRGILIO VALENTE
B.Sc. York (UK), M.Sc. Aalborg, Ph.D. UCL
ENG450 • 416.979.5000 x553728
vvalente@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Analog and mixed-signal ICs, Bioelectronics, Wireless biosensors, Biotelemetry, and Bio-MEMS.
BALA VENKATESH
B.Eng. Madras, M.Eng., Ph.D. Anna, P.Eng.
ENG320 • 416.979.5000 x552232
bala@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: power systems analysis and optimization specializing in fuzzy optimization applications to power systems.
DAVID XU
M.Sc., Ph.D. Tsinghua, P.Eng.
ENG333 • 416.979.5000 x556075
dxu@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: power electronics, renewable energy, electric drives and machine designs.
TRUMAN YANG
M.Sc. Jilin, Ph.D. Regina
ENG435 • 416.979.5000 x554175
cungang@ee.torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: role-based access control modeling, web security, information flow control and security in wireless sensor and mesh networks.
VICTOR YANG
M.A.Sc., M.D.-Ph.D., Tor., P.Eng.
EPH400L • 416.979.5000 x552143
yangv@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: optical coherence tomography, optical topographical imaging, medical laser ablation, medical robotics, cranial and spinal surgical navigation.
AMIRNASER YAZDANI
B.Sc., Sharif, M.Sc., Tehran, Ph.D., Tor., P.Eng.
ENG326 • 416.979.5000 x556178
yazdani@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: modelling and control of high-power electronic converter systems, applications of power electronics in power systems.
ANDY YE
B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Tor., P.Eng.
ENG319 • 416.979.5000 x554901
agye@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: FPGA architectures, CAD tools for FPGAs, logic synthesis, and hardware implementation of computer graphics algorithms.
FEI YUAN
B.Eng. Shangdong., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Wat., P.Eng.
ENG433 • 416.979.5000 x556100
fyuan@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: All-digital circuits and systems for mixed-mode signal processing, time-to-digital converters, digital-to-time converters, Nyquist and over-sampled delta-sigma A-to-D converters.
LIAN ZHAO
M.Sc. Wuhan, Ph.D. Wat., P.Eng.
ENG434 • 416.979.5000 x556101
l5zhao@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: wireless communications, centralized and distributed radio resource management; Green communication and computation, edge computing, IoT; Vehicular ad-hoc networks.
GOSHA ZYWNO
M.Eng. Lodz, M.Eng. Tor., Ph.D. CU Glasgow, P.Eng.
ENG463 • 416.979.5000 x556105
gzywno@torontomu.ca
RESEARCH INTERESTS: engineering education.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

FOR FRONT OFFICE INQUIRIES CONTACT: frontoffice@ecb.torontomu.ca

YVONNE CORDWELL
Internship & Program Assistant
ENG478 • 416.979.5052
cordwell@ee.torontomu.ca
CADENE HENRY
Departmental Assistant (on-leave)
MELANIE LOISELLE
Administrative Assistant
ENG469 • 416.979.5000 x554905
mloisell@torontomu.ca
MARTINA NOVACIC
Administrative Manager (on-leave)
Sarah Samuel
Departmental Assistant
ENG478 • 416.979.5052
sarah.samuel@torontomu.ca
THARUJAN RAVITHARAN
Departmental Assistant
ENG478 • 416.979.5052
tharujan.ravitharan@torontomu.ca
DAWN WRIGHT
Graduate Program Administrator
ENG467 • 416.979.5000 x557732
dawright@torontomu.ca

ENGINEERING STAFF

FOR ACCOUNT-RELATED OR TECHNICAL INQUIRES: help@ecb.torontomu.ca

BRUCE DERWIN Graduate Studies and Research Support
ENG441 • 416.979.5000 x554519
bderwin@ee.torontomu.ca
LUIS FERNANDES Support Engineer (Retired)
DANIEL GIANNITELLI Support Engineer
ENG439 • 416.979.5000 x557574
dan@ee.torontomu.ca
JIM KOCHSupport Engineer
ENG418 • 416.979.5000 x556118
jkoch@ee.torontomu.ca
NRIPENDRA MALHOTRA Support Engineer
ENG421 • 416.979.5000 x556115
nmalhotr@ee.torontomu.ca
JASON NAUGHTON Lead Engineer
ENG439 • 416.979.5000 x557168
jason@ee.torontomu.ca
TU PHAN Support Engineer
ENG424 • 416.979.5000 x557611
tphan@ee.torontomu.ca
KEVIN TANGSupport Engineer
ENG422 • 416.979.5000 x556107
ktang@torontomu.ca