CSTARWestern Engineering

Trainees

Postdoctoral Fellows

MahyaShahbazi

Mahya Shahbazi, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow
mshahba2@uwo.ca
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Research Interests/Specializations: Surgical and rehabilitation robotics, haptics and teleoperation, advanced control theory, intelligent systems

RanXu

Ran Xu, Ph.D

Postdoctoral fellow 
xuran826@gmail.com
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Research Interests/Specializations: Concentric-tube robots; modeling and control of continuum robots; sensorization of surgical robots

FarokhAtashzar

S. Farokh Atashzar, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow
satashza@uwo.ca
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Research Interests/Specializations: Intelligent surgical robotics, neurorehabilitation robots, patient-robot interaction safety, control


  

Ph.D. Students

ArefinShamsil

Arefin Shamsil

arefin@uwo.ca   
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Research Interests/Specializations:  Sensor fusion for tumour localization for lung cancer treatment

BehnazPoursartip

Behnaz Poursartip

bpoursar@uwo.ca
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Research Interests/Specializations: Motor learning and skills assessment in arthroscopic surgery

RarshadAnooshapoor

Farshad Anooshahpour

fanoosha@uwo.ca
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Research Interests/Specializations:  Surgical robotics, tendon-based power transmission, friction, hysteresis-backlash, system dynamics

  

Master's Students

CameronDawson

Cameron Dawson

cdawso26@uwo.ca
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Research Interests/Specializations:

MahsaKhosravi

Mahsa Khosravi

mkhosra5@uwo.ca
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Research Interests/Specializations: Surgical robotics, control, teleoperation and machine learning

MatthewBernardinis

Matthew Bernardinis

mberna26@uwo.ca
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Research Interests/Specializations: Developing diagnostic and therapeutic tools for neurological disorders, perceptual abnormalities in neurological disorders

Pouya Soltani

Pouya Soltani Zarrin

psoltan3@uwo.ca
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Research Interests/Specializations: Medical device design of laparoscopic instruments for minimally invasive surgery, force-senses and haptic feedback 

VahidMehrabi

Vahid Mehrabi

vmehrabi@uwo.ca
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Research Interests/Specializations: Medical robotics, robotic rehabilitation, telerehabilitation, haptics, teleoperation and control theory

 

Undergraduate/Summer Research Students

HaidyHammad

Haidy Hammad

hhammad2@uwo.ca
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Research Interests/Specializations: Data analysis and enhacing arthroscopic surgery

Conor Robert Cristant

Conor Robert Cristant

conorcristant@gmail.com
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Research Interests/Specializations: Surgical robotics, 3D modeling in solidworks

Sogand Kashefi

Sogand Kashefi

skashefi@uwo.ca
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Research Interests/Specializations: Assesment of sensorimotor capabilities of patients with neurological disorders and rehabilitation

ClairePark

Claire Park

cpark223@uwo.ca
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Research Interests/Specializations: Surgical robotics, data analysis and skills assesment on Mimic dv-Trainer and the da-Vinci Robot