My CV

Zahra M. Kazem-Moussavi -- Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions:

Director, Biomedical Engineering Program1
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department1
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering
Research Affiliate, Riverview Health Center2 AND Center of Aging Manitoba
Research Scientist, Telecommunication Research Technology Labs (TRTech)

Offices: 

1E3-517, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6
2PE458, Admin Bldg, Riverview Health Center, 1 Morley Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 2P4

Phone: (204) 474-7023 Fort Gary campus, U of Manitoba | (204) 478-6163 Riverview Health Center,

Fax:  (204) 261-4639

Email: Zahra.Moussavi@Umanitoba.ca       

Web-site:                          http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~mousavi/

Research Page:                http://bme.eng.umanitoba.ca/labs/bme/

 

 


EDUCATION

Postdoctoral, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1999
Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Oct. 1997
M.Sc., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, Oct. 1993
B.Sc., Electronics Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, June 1987


AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
since 2010 

 

“The Friends of Riverview” award, (Oct. 2016)
The Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow, (May 2015)
“Most Powerful Top 100 Women in Canada” in Trend Stabilizer Category, (Nov 2014)
 “Women in Distinction in Science and Technology” Award, YM-YWCA, Manitoba, (May 2014)
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Distinguished Lecturer Award, (2013-2014)
Featured in Recognized Women in Engineering, University of Manitoba, (Oct. 2013)
Nominated for the "Women in Distinction" award of YM-YWCA (March 2010)

 


 

COURSES TAUGHT

Introduction to Electric Circuits (1st year course)

Circuits & T-Lines (2nd year course)

Signal Processing I (3rd year course)

Biomedical Engineering (4th year course)

Digital Logic Circuits (2nd year course)

Advance Topics in Biomedical Engineering (Graduate Level)

Digital Signal Processing (Graduate Level)

Biological Signal Processing for non-engineers (Graduate Level)

 

More information about the courses can be found on:  http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~mousavi/

 


EDITORIAL POSITIONS
Associate Editor since 2010

Annals in Biomedical Engineering Journal, impact factor=3.195, 2011-present
Medical & Biological Engineering and Computing Journal, 2013-present
Journal of Medical Engineering, 2012-present
Journal of Respiratory Medicine (Hindawai Publishing), 2012-present


PATENTS

  1. Galvanic Salivary Energy Harvester Microcell, Moussavi Z., Soltanzadeh R and Edwards K., US 08933462, March 2016, filed.
  2. Acoustic System and Methodology for identifying the risk of obstructive sleep apnea during wakefulness, Moussavi Z. and Karimi D., US 20140142452 A1, May 2014, Licensed to BomiMed, Ltd.
  3. System and Methods for estimating respiratory airflow, Moussavi Z. and Yadollahi A, US 20140330095 A1, Nov 2014, Licensed to BresoTec, Ltd.
  4. System and Methods of Acoustical Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea during Wakefulness, Moussavi Z. and MontazeriPouragha A., US 20130253357 A1, Sept 2013.
  5. Breathing Sound Analysis for detection of sleep apnea/hypopnea events, Moussavi Z., Yadollahi A, and Camorlinga, TRLabs, US 7559903 B2, July 2009 (issued), Licensed to BresoTec, Ltd.

 


 

PUBLICATIONS

To view a list of peer reviewed papers and conference proceedings, please visit "Our Publications".

Books and Chapters

  1. Moussavi, Z. “Fundamentals of Respiratory Sounds and Analysis,” Morgan & Claypool Publishers, Feb. 2007.
  2. Betker AL, Szturm T, and Moussavi Z, "Interactive Video Game-Based Tool for Dynamic Rehabilitation Movements," in Encyclopaedia of Healthcare Information Systems, N. Wickramasinghe and E. Geisler, Ed.: Idea Group, Inc, pp. 785-791, June 2008.

INVITED AND DELIVERED TALKS
since 2010 

  1. “Breathing sounds analysis during wakefulness to predict obstructive sleep apnea using support vector machine learning,” Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba, Dec. 1, 2016.
  2.  “Novel Technologies for Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s”, Manitoba Neuroscience Networking Meeting, June 15, 2016.
  3. “Alzheimer’s disease: early detection and non-medication treatment options,” Kenora Alzheimer’s Society, May 28, 2016.
  4. “The keys to success in a scientific journey,” Let’s Talk Science, 1st Annual Girls Day in Science, University of Manitoba, May 20, 2016.
  5. “Early detection of Alzheimer’s and non-medication treatment options,” Center on Aging Symposium, May 2nd, 2016.
  6. “How to age with a healthy brain”, TEDx Manitoba, March 24, 2016.
  7. “Can Cognitive Training in a Virtual Reality Environment Help Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease improve their Cognitive State?” Dementia Care Conference, Alzheimer’s Society, March 8, 2016.
  8. “Early Onset Detection of Alzheimer’s by Spatial Orientation Assessment using Immersive Virtual Reality,” PCS Mental Health Forum, April 2016.
  9.  “The never ending journey of scientific research”, SET Talk (for high school students), University of Manitoba, Feb. 19, 2016.
  10. “The keys to success”, Kherad Institute for gifted female high school students, Tehran, Iran, Feb. 12, 2016.
  11. “Achieving what you dream of”, Prof. Reza High school, Rasht, Iran, Feb. 10, 2016.
  12. “Virtual reality and neurodegenerative disorders – from diagnosis to treatment”, Sindem 4 Juniors – 4th winter seminar on Dementia, Keynote speaker, Brixen, Italy, January 20th, 2016.
  13. “How to age with a healthy brain?” Café Scientific Panel talk and discussion, University of Manitoba, Nov. 16, 2015.
  14. “Alzheimer’s disease: can we avoid it?” Alumni of University of Manitoba, Nov. 5, 2015.
  15. “How to write a scientific paper?” Biomedical Engineering Seminar, University of Manitoba, Sept. 15, 2015.
  16. “Application of VR technologies in neuroscience and diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases,” University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy, Sept. 2, 2015.
  17. “Application of rTMS for treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s,” University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy, Sept. 3, 2015.
  18. “Who is a Scientist”, Keynote speaker of Sanofi Biogenius Challenge Canada, April 9, 2015.
  19. “Turning Obstacles into Opportunities”, World W.I.S.E., Spotlight speaker, March. 2015.
  20. “The effect of rTMS on Alzheimer’s Treatment, A pilot study”, Dementia Care Conference, Alzheimer’s society, March 8, 2015.
  21. “How to avoid Alzheimer’s?” Creative Retirement Group, Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 1, 2015.
  22. “Application of Novel Virtual Reality Technologies in Neuroscience and Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Diseases,” Computer Science Dept. Seminar Series, University of Manitoba, Feb. 25, 2015.
  23. “Application of Novel Virtual Reality Technologies in Neuroscience and Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Diseases,” IEEE-EMBS Chapter of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, Dec. 15, 2014.
  24. “Application of Novel Virtual Reality Technologies in Neuroscience and Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Diseases,” IEEE-EMBS Chapter of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, Nov. 28, 2014.
  25.  “Application of Novel Virtual Reality Technologies in Neuroscience and Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Diseases,” IEEE-EMBS Chapter of Oshawa, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Nov. 28, 2014.
  26. “Design of Expert Classifiers for Classification of Heterogeneous Data: Application on Detection of Obstructive Sleep Apnea during Wakefulness,” IEEE-EMBS Chapter of Toronto, Nov. 26 2014.
  27. “Sleep Apnea Prediction during wakefulness, challenges and future directions,” IEEE-EMBS Chapter of Ottawa, Nov. 20 2014.
  28. “Sleep Apnea Prediction during wakefulness, challenges and future directions,” IEEE-EMBS Chapter of Quebec City, Nov. 21 2014.
  29. “Application of Novel Virtual Reality Technologies in Neuroscience and Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Diseases,” Keynote Speaker, Annual Iranian Neuroscience Conference, Tehran, Oct. 28, 2014
  30.  “Application of Novel Virtual Reality Technologies in Neuroscience and Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Diseases,” Sharif University Annual Alumni of Sharif Graduates, Oct. 16, 2014
  31. “Design of Medical devices for Sleep Apnea Detection: Challenges and Future Direction,” Keynote Speaker, Baltic Electronics Conference, Tallinn, Estonia, Oct. 6, 2014.
  32. “Novel Approaches in Early Alzheimer’s diagnosis,” IEEE-EMBS Chapter, Tallinn, Estonia, Oct. 6 2014.
  33.  “Design of Medical devices for Sleep Apnea Detection: Challenges and Future Direction,” Keynote Speaker, one-day research symposium, Finnish Society of Medical Physics and Medical Engineering, Oct. 3, 2014.
  34. “Novel Approaches in Early Alzheimer’s diagnosis,” one-day research symposium, Finnish Society of Medical Physics and Medical Engineering, Oct. 3, 2014.
  35. “Application of rTMS for Treatment of Patients with Alzheimer’s”, The Alfred Hospital, Psychiatry Department, Melbourne, Australia, July 4, 2014.
  36. “Design of Expert Classifiers for Heterogeneous Population: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Detection during Wakefulness,” Keynote Speaker, 7th Conf of Elec & Comp Eng, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 13, 2014
  37. “Novel Assessment and Treatment Options in Alzheimer’s Disease,” Dementia Care Annual National Conference (Winnipeg), March 11, 2014.
  38. “Applying Engineering skill to detect Alzheimer’s”, University of Manitoba Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Annual Outreach Forum, Feb. 21, 2014.
  39. “How to age with healthy Brain,” Canadian Society for Senior Engineers & IEEE Life Members at APGEM, Jan. 28, 2014.
  40. “Detecting Alzheimer’s disease at pre-clinical stages,” Psychology Dept. Annual Forum, University of Manitoba, Jan. 2014.
  41. “Obstructive Sleep Apnea Detection by Acoustical Means,” Hashemian University of Jordan, Dec. 17, 2013.
  42. “Detecting Alzheimer’s disease at pre-clinical stages,” Psychiatry Dept. Annual Forum, University of Manitoba, Nov. 2013.
  43. "Acoustical OSA Detection during Wakefulness, Future Directions and Challenges,” McGill University, IEEE EMBS Chapter, Oct. 2013.
  44. “The Effect of Brain Exercises on Memory at Old Ages,” LindenWood Retired home, Oct. 2013.
  45. “Innovative approaches in early diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of Alzheimer’s disease,” Life Sciences of Manitoba, National Biotechnology Week, Sept. 24, 2013.
  46. “Innovative approaches in early diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of Alzheimer’s disease,” Manitoba Network of Psychogeriatric Program Specialists, Sept. 20, 2013.
  47. “Naturalistic Virtual Reality: Industrial and Medical Applications,” IndustryConnect Venue, Innovative Manitoba, Winnipeg, April 23, 2013. (http://www.innovatemanitoba.com/researchers-industry-and-funders-collide-at-innovate-manitobas-industryconnects/)
  48. “Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosis during Wakefulness: Future Directions,” Biomedical Engineering Dept. of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, March 15, 2013.
  49. “Diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease at early stages”, Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Annual Meeting Panel, Jan. 24 2013. 
  50. “New Trends in Biomedical Engineering”, Gillan University, Iran, Dec. 10, 2012.
  51. “Battling with Alzheimer’s disease: ideas on early detection, treatment and prevention”, TEDx Winnipeg Seminar, Sept. 13, 2012.
  52. "Acoustical OSA Detection during Sleep and Wakefulness", Respirology Section Seminars, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Dec. 8, 2010.
  53. “Innovative Approaches in Early Diagnosis, Treatment and Monitoring of Alzheimer Disease”, keynote speaker seminar, International Biomedical Engineering Conference, Isfahan, Iran, Nov. 3rd, 2010.
  54. "Objective Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer by Spatiotemporal assessment through Virtual Reality Psychophysical Experiments", Pharmacology Department Seminar Series, Health Science Centre, Winnipeg, Oct. 22, 2010.
  55. "Sleep Apnea Syndrome Detection, Challenges and Future Directions", Simulation Grand Rounds, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Oct. 4, 2010.
  56. "Obstructive Sleep Apnea R&D, Challenges and Future Directions", eHealth Focus Group, TRLabs, Sept. 14, 2010.
  57. “Objective Early Diagnosis of Dementia by EVestG and Interactive Experiments by a Manipulandum”, Geriatrics Round, St. Boniface Geriatric Day Hospital, April 21, 2010.
  58. “Electrical Micro and Macro Hazards in Hospitals”, Grand Round Lecture, Faculty of Medicine, Critical Care Unit, March 2010.
  59. "Objective Measures for Temporal and Spatial Perceptions of Human Brain and the Effect of Aging", Faculty of Eng., Monash University (Australia), Feb. 2010.
  60. "Early Detection of Alzheimer Disease by Objective Measures for Temporal and Spatial Perceptions of Human Brain", Dept. of Psychiatry, Alfred Hospital, Australia, Feb. 2010.