Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hanif Ladak, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Associate Professor     519-661-2111 x86551     MSB 403


Hanif M. Ladak received his B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 1991 and his M.Eng. degree from McGill University in 1994, both in Electrical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from McGill University in 1998. His doctoral research focused on measuring and modeling the mechanical behavior of the middle ear. From 1997-2000, he was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow in the Imaging Research Labs at the Robarts Research Institute working on the design and testing of medical image processing algorithms.


Dr. Ladak joined the University of Western Ontario in 2000 and is currently an Associate Professor jointly appointed to the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Electrical & Computer Engineering. He is also a faculty member in Western’s Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program and is Co-Director of Research in Otolaryngology. He is affiliated with the Imaging Research Laboratories at the Robarts Research Institute and Western’s National Centre for Audiology.


Dr. Ladak is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.

Research Interests

Dr. Ladak’s research focuses on the development of interactive computer-based simulators for surgical training and outcome prediction with applications to the ear, nose and throat. Graduate-student projects in his laboratory are highly inter-disciplinary and involve a combination of computer modeling, imaging, image processing, virtual reality, biomechanics and experimental work including laser vibrometry and profilometry. Dr. Ladak’s students work in close collaboration with surgeons and residents in the Department of Otolaryngology.



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