Tom Chau, CV

Curriculum Vitae


 Tom Chau, O. Ont., M.S.C., Ph.D., FCAE, FAIMBE, P.Eng.


A. Date Curriculum Vitae is Prepared: 16 March 2020

B. Biographical Information

Primary Office                     Bloorview Research Institute
                                           Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
                                           150 Kilgour Road
                                           Toronto, Ontario
                                           M4G 1R8
Telephone                           (416) 425-6220 ext. 3515
Cellphone                            (416) 450-3222
Fax                                     (416) 425-1634
Email                                         tchau@hollandbloorview.ca

                                            tom.chau@utoronto.ca

1. EDUCATION

Degrees

1994 Sep – 1998 May          PhD, Pattern analysis and machine intelligence, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Supervisor(s): A.K.C. Wong

1992 Oct – 1994 Aug            MASc, Rehabilitation engineering, Electrical and Computer Eng. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Supervisor(s): H. Kunov

1988 Sep – 1992 Jun           BASc, Engineering Science (with honours), Applied Science   Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Supervisor(s): S. Naumann

Postgraduate, Research, and Specialty Training

2000 Jul – 2003 Jun 30         Duncan L. Gordon Fellow (The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation), Paediatric Rehabilitation Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering, Bloorview MacMillan Rehabilitation Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Supervisor(s): Mickey Milner

Qualifications, Certifications, and Licenses

1997                                   Registered Professional Engineer, Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)

2. EMPLOYMENT

Current Appointments

2013 Jul – present                Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2012 Jul – present                Professor, Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2012 Apr 1 – present            Director, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2012 Apr 1 – present            Vice President, Research, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2008 – present                     Senior Scientist, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

2005 – present                     Adjunct Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

2005 – present                     Cross Appointment, Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2005 – present                     Consultant (Invited), Network of Advisors, New York, New York, United States

2004 – present                     Full Member, Rehabilitation Science (Graduate), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

2004 – present                     Cross-Appointment, Electrical and Computer Eng. Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2004 – present                     Full Member, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto

2004 – present                     Member, Activity Team, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

2002 – present                     Associate Member, Mechanical and Industrial Eng. Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

Previous Appointments

CONSULTING

1998 Nov – 1999 May          IBM Technical Team Leader, Engel Canada Inc. (client), Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Led team of 5 Information Technology Specialists in implementation of enterprise resource planning solution. Responsible for staff training, communication with other consulting teams, overseeing collection of technical specifications.

1998 Sep – 1998 Nov           IBM Consultant, CPI (client), Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Solved several challenging problems with accounting module of ERP software relating to complicated, client-specific business processes.

1998 Jul – 1998 Sep             IBM Consultant, Champion Motorgraders (client), Goderich, Ontario, Canada
Developed electronic enterprise documents (materials management, production planning, sales & distribution, accounting). Developed custom SAP software for various business processes. Brought seriously back-logged technical developments back on schedule.

1998 Jun – 1998 Jul             IBM Consultant, Orica Canada (client), North York, Ontario, Canada
Performed needs analysis; Repaired problems with existing ERP software for sales and distribution and materials management that could not be resolved by a handful of previous consultants.

1998 Mar – 1998 May           IBM Consultant, Nobel Biocare Inc. (client), North York, Ontario, Canada
Developed electronic enterprise documents (accounting, sales & distribution, materials management) and shipping interface for Canadian office of international supplier of innovative dental prosthetic solutions.

1997 Dec – 1999 May          Consultant and Team Leader, IBM Canada, Toronto
Led the technical development of enterprise applications and interfaces for clients in the healthcare, explosives, and manufacturing industries. All projects completed ahead of schedule and within budget. Consistently received highest client ratings. Honored with IBM award as top technical consultant in the Canadian practice for 1998.

1996 Apr – 1997 Dec            Systems Consultant, KPMG Management Consulting, Waterloo, and Hamilton
Revamped compensation software for regional offices and local clients that resulted in a tenfold increase in productivity. Designed and implemented a corporate downsizing tracking system for several provincial health care institutions, providing a 100% accurate audit trail.

HOSPITAL

2006 – 2012                         Theme Leader, Innovation and Development, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Ontario, Canada

2005 – 2008                         Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospitale

2003 – 2004                         Research Associate, Rehabilitation Engineering, Bloorview MacMillan Children’s Centre

1999 – 2000                         Research Engineer, Rehabilitation Engineering, Bloorview MacMillan Children’s Centre

UNIVERSITY

2009 – 2013                         Cross-appointment, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

2008 Jul – 2012 Jun             Associate Professor, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto

2006 Aug 1 – 2011 Jun 30    Graduate Coordinator, Clinical Engineering Program, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2005 – 2008                         Adjunct Member, School of Graduate Studies, Ryerson University

2004 – 2008                         Assistant Professor (Core Member), Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto

2001 – 2004                         Associate Member, Rehabilitation Science (Graduate), University of Toronto

2000 – 2004                         Associate Member, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto

3. HONOURS AND CAREER AWARDS

Distinctions and Research Awards

INTERNATIONAL

Received

2016 Sep Cathleen Lyle Murray Award, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Florida, United States. (Distinction) In recognition of outstanding individuals in non-medical professions on the basis of their impact on society through their humanitarian efforts to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities. Total Amount: 1,500 USD
2014 Mar Elected Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Washington, United States. (Distinction)
2013 Jan 2012 Product Utilization Support and Help (PUSH) Award, Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (K4TT), University of Buffalo, New York, United States. (Distinction) Citation: exemplary knowledge translation work of the Lab (Infinity Communication Lab) in its efforts to discover person-centered access solutions for children with a range of developmental conditions. Total Amount: 1,000 USD
2010 da Vinci Award, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (USA). (Distinction) For: VMI Virtual Music Instrument.
2010 The Forchheimer Prize, International Society for Prosthetics, and Orthotics. (Distinction) Best Paper in the International Prosthetics and Orthotics Journal in 2007-2009.  With E. Biddiss.
2007 Science Hero – Biomedical Engineer, My Hero Project, United States. (Distinction)
2007 The Perkins Prize, Institute of Physics, and Engineering in Medicine. (Distinction) For Best Paper in the Journal of Medical Engineering & Physics in 2006 (With E. Biddiss).
2004 Who’s Who in Medical Sciences Education (WWMSE), Academic Keys. (Distinction)


NATIONAL

Received

2018 May Governor General’s Innovation Award, Governor General of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (Distinction)
2017 Nov Meritorious Service Cross, Governor General of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (Distinction)
2017 Jun Elected Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Ottawa, Canada (Distinction).
2016 Jun Dr. Jonas Salk Award, March of Dimes, Ontario, Canada. (Distinction) Presented annually to a Canadian scientist, physician or researcher who has made a new and outstanding contribution in science or medicine to prevent, alleviate or eliminate a physical disability. Total Amount: 10,000 CAD
2014 Mar Morris (Mickey) Milner Award, Health Technology Exchange, Ontario, Canada. (Distinction) In recognition of outstanding contributions in the area of assistive technologies. Total Amount: 10,000 CAD
2013 Feb Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Governor General of Canada, Canada. (Distinction) Canadian engineers who have contributed to their communities.
2010 25 Transformational Canadians, Globe & Mail, Cisco Canada, CTV. (Distinction)
2009 Apr – 2014 Mar Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation Engineering (renewal), Canada Research Chairs. (Distinction) Tier II.
2007 Top 40 Under 40, Caldwell Partners. (Distinction)
2006 2006 Honour Roll, Maclean’s Magazine. (Distinction) Discoverers & Thinkers category.
2006 For Kids Sake Award, Today’s Parent Magazine (Rogers Communications). (Distinction)
2004 Apr – 2009 Mar Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation Engineering, Canada Research Chairs. (Distinction) Tier II.
1999 Special Achievement Award, IBM. (Distinction) Top technical consultant in Canadian SAP practice.


PROVINCIAL / REGIONAL

Received

2018 Feb Order of Ontario, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (Distinction)
2008 Early Researcher Award, Ministry of Research and Innovation, Province of Ontario. (Distinction)
2005 Engineering Medal – Young Engineer, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, and Professional Engineers Ontario. (Distinction)
2004 Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award, Ontario Innovation Trust. (Distinction)
1998 Sep Team Award, IBM. (Distinction)
1998 Jun Team Award, IBM. (Distinction)
1996 – 1998 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Province of Ontario. (Distinction)


LOCAL

Received

2017 2T5 Mid-Career Achievement Award, Engineering Alumni Association, University of Toronto
2014 Apr – present Raymond Chang Foundation Chair in Access Innovations, Holland Bloorview – University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Research Award) Total Amount: 375,000 CAD
2012 Jun Inventor of the Year in Information & Communication, Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Toronto. (Distinction)
2005 Circle of Honour Award for Research, Bloorview Kids Rehab (formerly Bloorview MacMillan Children’s Centre). (Distinction)
1995 – 1997 Institute for Computer Research (ICR) Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo. (Distinction)


Teaching and Education Awards

LOCAL

Received

2011                                   Excellence in Graduate Student Mentorship, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. (Graduate Education)


Nominated

1995                                   Teaching Award, University of Waterloo


Student/Trainee Awards

INTERNATIONAL

Received

2012 – 2013                         Graduate Scholarship, MASc cand. Awardee Name: Eric Wan. Remad Foundation, China
Total Amount: 5,000 CAD

2011 – 2012                         Graduate Scholarship, MASc cand. Awardee Name: Eric Wan. Remad Foundation, China
Total Amount: 5,000 CAD

2007                                   The Perkins Prize, Awardee Name: E. Biddiss, Ph.D. Medical Engineering & Physics
For best paper published in Medical Engineering & Physics. Total Amount: 500

2005 – 2008                         CONACYT Award, Awardee Name: J. Torres, PhD. Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT)
Total Amount: 75,000

2005                                   SURF, Awardee Name: J. Yim, B.Eng. cand. California Institute of Technology
$2500 USD. Total Amount: 2,944


NATIONAL

Received
                       

2019 Sep – 2020 Aug           Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Awardee Name: Javad Rahimipour Anaraki, Effect of Music on Interbrain Synchrony: A Close Look at Triad of Disabled Children, Parents and Music Therapist. Total Amount: $60,000 CAD

2019 Sep – 2020 Aug          Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, CGS-M. Awardee Name: Nicolas Ivanov. Total Amount: $17,500.

2019 March                         Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation, PhD cand. Awardee Name: Kyurim Kang. Hyeil Noh Memorial Scholarship.

                                           Total Amount: $2,500 CAD

2018 Jun                             Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation, MSc cand. Awardee Name: Jaewoong Moon, The Association of Korean-Canadian Scientists and Engineers, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 1,000 CAD

2018 Jan – 2019 Dec           Brain Canada Doctoral Scholarship. Awardee Name: Kaela Shea. Total Amount: $70,000

2018 Jan – 2019 Dec           Brain Canada Post-doctoral Fellowship. Awardee Name: Dr. Silvia Orlandi. Total Amount: $110,000 CAD

2017 May – 2017 Aug           Undergraduate Student Research Program (URSP) Award, Awardee Name: Corinna Smith. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 4,500 CAD

2016 May – 2016 Aug           Undergraduate Student Research Award, Awardee Name: Prateek Mathur. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 4,500 CAD

2015 Sep – 2018 Aug           PGS-D3, Graduate Student, Awardee Name: Alborz Rezazadeh Sereshkeh. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada
Total Amount: 63,000 CAD

2015 May – 2015 Aug           Undergraduate Student Research Award, Awardee Name: Lauren Chee. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 4,800 CAD

2015 May – 2015 Aug           Undergraduate Student Research Award, Awardee Name: Olivia Paserin. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 4,800 CAD

2015 Apr – 2017 Mar            PDF, Awardee Name: Ali Samadani. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada
Total Amount: 90,000 CAD

2014 Sep – 2015 Aug           CGS-M, Rehabilitation Engineering, Awardee Name: Nicole Proulx. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 17,500 CAD

2014 May – 2014 Aug           Undergraduate Student Research Award, Awardee Name: Rami Saab. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 4,500 CAD

2014 May – 2014 Aug           Undergraduate Student Research Award, Awardee Name: Yuhan (Helena) Liu. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 4,500 CAD

2014 Apr – 2016 Mar            CGS-D2, Graduate Student, Awardee Name: Larissa Schudlo. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada
Total Amount: 70,000 CAD

2013 Sep – 2015 Aug           CGS-D2, Rehabilitation Engineering, Awardee Name: Sabine Weyand. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 70,000 CAD

2013 Sep – 2015 Aug           CREATE: CARE, Awardee Name: Amanda Fleury. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Ontario, Canada
Collaborative Academic Rehabilitation Engineering. Total Amount: 42,000 CAD

2013 Sep – 2015 Aug           CREATE: CARE, Awardee Name: Katherine Plewa. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Ontario, Canada
Collaborative Academic Rehabilitation Engineering. Total Amount: 42,000 CAD

2013 Sep – 2015 Aug           PGS-D2, Rehabilitation Engineering, Awardee Name: Larissa Schudlo. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 42,000 CAD

2013 Sep – 2014 Aug           PGS-M, Rehabilitation Engineering, Awardee Name: Anuja Goyal. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 17,500 CAD

2012 Sep – 2015 Sep           PGS-D3, Awardee Name: Andrew Myrden. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 63,000 CAD

2012 Jan – 2012 Dec           Accelerate Graduate Research Internship Program, University-based supervisor, Awardee Name: Nayanashri Thalanki Anantha. MITACS, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Design and evaluation of Child Health Index of Life with Disabilities (CHILD) as perceived by children with severe developmental disabilities. Total Amount: 15,000 CAD

2012 – 2014                         CREATE: CARE, Awardee Name: Timothy Zeyl, PhD cand. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 39,000

2011 – 2014                         PGS-D3, PhD cand. Awardee Name: Elias Abou Zeid. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada
Total Amount: 63,000 CAD

2011 – 2013                         CREATE: CARE, Awardee Name: Sabine Weyand, PhD cand. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 39,000

2010 May – 2011 Aug           Undergraduate Summer Research Award, BASc, Awardee Name: Anna Yu. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Total Amount: 4,500

2010 May – 2011 Aug           Undergraduate Summer Research Award, BASc, Awardee Name: Richard Gao. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Total Amount: 4,500

2010 – 2012                         CGS-D2, Awardee Name: B. Leung, MASc, PhD, cand. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 70,000

2010 – 2012                         CREATE: CARE, Awardee Name: Saba Moghimi, PhD cand. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 39,000

2010 – 2011                         CGS-M, Awardee Name: Amanda Fleury, MASc. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada
Total Amount: 17,500 CAD

2010                                   CGS-M, Awardee Name: Colleen Smith. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 17,500

2010                                   CGS-M, Awardee Name: Idris Aleem. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 17,500

2010                                   CGS-M, Awardee Name: Larissa Schudlo. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 17,500

2010                                   CGS-M, Awardee Name: Justin Chan. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 17,500

2010                                   Summer Studentship in Musculoskeletal Research, Awardee Name: Briar Findlay. Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Total Amount: 4,950

2010                                   Undergraduate Summer Research Award (IBBME), Awardee Name: Lara Fu. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 4,500

2009 – 2012                         CGS-D3, Awardee Name: Bassma Ghali, PhD cand. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 105,000

2009 – 2011                         Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Awardee Name: Tiago Falk, PhD. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 80,000

2009 – 2010                         CGS-M, Awardee Name: Alex Posatskiy. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 17,500

2009                                   CGS-M, Awardee Name: Andrew Myrden. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 17,500

2009                                   Children’s Rehabilitation Research Network Award, Awardee Name: S. Blain, PhD cand. Children’s Rehabilitation Research Network
Total Amount: 5,000

2009                                   Doctoral Scholarship, Awardee Name: Heidi Schwellnus, PhD Cand. Children’s Rehabilitation Research Network
Total Amount: 5,000

2009                                   Summer Studentship in Musculoskeletal Research, Awardee Name: Rebecca Jeffrey. Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Total Amount: 4,950

2009                                   Summer Studentship in Musculoskeletal Research, Awardee Name: Bhupinder Sahota. Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Total Amount: 4,950

2009                                   Summer Studentship in Musculoskeletal Research, Awardee Name: Stephen Leung. Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Total Amount: 4,950

2009                                   Undergraduate Summer Research Award (ECE), Awardee Name: Yingying Fu. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 4,500

2009                                   Undergraduate Summer Research Award (IBBME), Awardee Name: Duluxan Sritharan. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 4,500

2008 – 2011                         PGS-D3, PhD cand. Awardee Name: Sarah Power. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 63,000

2008 – 2010                         CGS-D2, Awardee Name: Sheena Luu, PhD cand. (withdrew). Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 70,000

2008 – 2010                         CGS-D2 Alexander Graham Bell, Awardee Name: S. Blain, PhD cand. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 70,000

2008 – 2010                         PGS-D2, Awardee Name: N. Alves, PhD cand. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 42,000

2008 – 2009                         CGS-M, Awardee Name: Brian Nhan, MASc. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 17,500

2008                                   Summer Studentship in Musculoskeletal Research, Awardee Name: Sameer Shaikh. Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Total Amount: 4,950

2008                                   Summer Studentship in Musculoskeletal Research, Awardee Name: Mei Guan. Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Total Amount: 4,950

2008                                   Summer Studentship in Musculoskeletal Research, Awardee Name: Denise Darmawikarta. Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Total Amount: 4,950

2007 – 2010                         PGS-D3, Awardee Name: Negar Memarian, PhD cand. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 63,000

2007 – 2009                         CGS-D3, Awardee Name: J. Lee, PhD. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 105,000

2007 – 2008                         CGS-M, Awardee Name: Stephanie Liddle, MHSc. Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Total Amount: 17,500

2007 – 2008                         Industrial Post-Graduate Scholarship, Awardee Name: Fady Hanna, MHSc. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 21,000

2007 – 2008                         PGS-D3, Awardee Name: Sheena Luu, PhD cand. (withdrew). Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 21,000

2007                                   Summer Studentship in Musculoskeletal Research, Awardee Name: A. Zhao, BASc cand. Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Total Amount: 4,125

2007                                   Summer Studentship in Musculoskeletal Research, Awardee Name: Kenneth Tse, BASc cand. Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Total Amount: 4,125

2006 – 2008                         CGS-M, MASc cand. Awardee Name: B. Leung. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 35,000

2006 – 2008                         CGS-M, MASc, Awardee Name: K. Tai. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 35,000

2006 – 2008                         CGS-M, Awardee Name: Sarah Power, MASc, PhD cand. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 35,000

2006 – 2007                         CGS-M, Awardee Name: Linda Ko, MHSc. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 17,500

2006 – 2007                         CGS-M, MSc cand. Awardee Name: S. Blain. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 17,500

2006 – 2007                         PGS-M, Awardee Name: J. Lee, PhD. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
(upgraded to NSERC PGS-D). Total Amount: 21,000

2006                                   Summer Studentship in Musculoskeletal Research, Awardee Name: W. Li, BASc cand. Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Total Amount: 4,125

2006                                   Summer Studentship in Musculoskeletal Research, Awardee Name: J. Silverman, BASc cand. Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Total Amount: 4,125

2006                                   Summer Studentship in Musculoskeletal Research, Awardee Name: W. Wee, BASc cand. Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Total Amount: 4,125

2006                                   Undergraduate Summer Research Award, Awardee Name: T. Roy, BASc cand. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 4,500

2006                                   Undergraduate Summer Research Award, Awardee Name: J. Chung, BASc cand. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 4,500

2006                                   Undergraduate Summer Research Award, Awardee Name: K. So, BASc cand. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 4,500

2005 – 2007                         CGS-D2, Awardee Name: S. Young, Ph.D. Natural Sciences, and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 70,000

2005 – 2007                         CGS-D2, PhD, Awardee Name: E. Biddiss. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 70,000

2005 – 2007                         PGS-M, Awardee Name: J. Kohlenberg, MASc. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 34,600

2005                                   Summer Studentship in Musculoskeletal Research, Awardee Name: S. Raza, BASc cand. Canadian Institutes of Health Research
(declined). Total Amount: 4,125

2005                                   Summer Studentship in Musculoskeletal Research, Awardee Name: T. Roy, BASc cand. Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Total Amount: 4,125

2005                                   Undergraduate Summer Research Award, Awardee Name: B. Cheung, BASc. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 4,500

2005                                   Undergraduate Summer Research Award, Awardee Name: J. Chung, BASc cand. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 4,500

2004 – 2006                         PGS-M, Awardee Name: N. Alves, PhD cand. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 34,600

2004 – 2005                         PGS-D, PhD, Awardee Name: E. Biddiss. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 21,000

2004                                   Undergraduate Summer Research Award, Awardee Name: S. Blain, PhD cand. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 4,500

2004                                   Undergraduate Summer Research Award, Awardee Name: B. Yap, BASc. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Amount: 4,500


PROVINCIAL / REGIONAL

Received

2019 Sep – 2020 Aug           Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Awardee Name: Jason Leung. Ontario Student Assistance Program, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 15,000 CAD

2019 Sep – 2020 Aug           Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Awardee Name: Corinna Smith. Ontario Student Assistance Program, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 15,000 CAD

2019 May                            G. Gordon M. Sterling Engineering Intern Award, Awardee Name: Kaela Shea Professional Engineers Ontario.

Total Amount: 3,500 CAD

2017 Sep – 2018 Aug           Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Rehabilitation Engineering, Supervisor, Awardee Name: Erica Floreani. Province of Ontario, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 15,000 CAD

2015 Sep – 2016 Aug           Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Rehabilitation Engineering, Supervisor, Awardee Name: Amanda Fleury. Province of Ontario, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 15,000 CAD

2014 Sep – 2015 Aug           Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Rehabilitation Engineering, Supervisor, Awardee Name: Timothy Zeyl. Province of Ontario, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 15,000 CAD

2013 Sep – 2017 Aug           Ontario Trillium Scholarship, Awardee Name: Hamidreza Saghir. Province of Ontario, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 160,000 CAD

2012 Sep – 2013 Aug           Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Awardee Name: Song Kim, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 15,000 CAD

2012 Sep                            Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Awardee Name: Larissa Schudlo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 15,000 CAD

2011 Sep – 2012 Aug           Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Awardee Name: Mohammad Nikjoo. Ontario Student Assistance Program, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 15,000 CAD

2011 Sep – 2012 Aug           Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Awardee Name: Timothy Zeyl. Ontario Student Assistance Program, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 15,000 CAD

2011 Sep – 2012 Aug           Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS),Awardee Name: Idris Aleem. Ontario Student Assistance Program, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 15,000 CAD

2011 Sep – 2012 Aug           Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship (QEII-GSST), Awardee Name: Andrew Myrden. Ontario Student Assistance Program, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 15,000 CAD

2010 – 2011                         Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Awardee Name: Mohammad Nikjoo. Ontario Student Assistance Program
Total Amount: 15,000

2010 – 2011                         Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Awardee Name: Alex Posatskiy. Ontario Student Assistance Program
Total Amount: 15,000

2009 – 2011                         Ontario Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, Awardee Name: Azadeh Kushki, PhD. Ministry of Research and Innovation
Total Amount: 50,000

2009                                   Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Awardee Name: Andrea McCarthy, MSc Cand. Ontario Student Assistance Program
Science & Technology. Total Amount: 15,000

2009                                   Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Awardee Name: B. Leung, MASc, PhD, cand. Ontario Student Assistance Program
For PhD. Total Amount: 15,000

2007 – 2008                         Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Awardee Name: S. Blain, PhD cand. Ontario Student Assistance Program
Total Amount: 15,000

2007 – 2008                         Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Awardee Name: Linda Ko, MHSc. Ontario Student Assistance Program
Total Amount: 15,000

2007                                   Hilda and William Clayton Paediatric Graduate Award, Awardee Name: S. Young, Ph.D. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 5,000

2007                                   Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Awardee Name: Heidi Schwellnus, PhD Cand. Ontario Student Assistance Program
Total Amount: 15,000

2006 – 2007                         Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Awardee Name: N. Alves, PhD cand. Ontario Student Assistance Program
Total Amount: 15,000

2006                                   TRI PDF Award, Awardee Name: Dave Fernandes, PhD. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Total Amount: 12,000

2001                                   Summer Student Award, Awardee Name: J. Lai, BASc, MD cand. Kids Action Research
Total Amount: 3,000


LOCAL

Received

2019 Sep                            The Barbara and Paul Frank Milligan Graduate Fellowship, Awardee Name: Christine Horner, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                                           Total Amount: 5,000 CAD

2019 Sep                            Kimel Family Graduate Student Scholarship, Paediatric Rehabilitation Disability Research, Awardee Name: Karly Franz. Bloorview Research Institute/Holland Bloorview Foundation/University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 20,000 CAD

2019 Sep                            Knowledge, Innovation, Talent, Everywhere (KITE) Award, Toronto Rehab. Awardee Name: Jae Moon

                                           Total Amount: $5000 CAD

2019 Jun                             Centennial Senior Project Award in Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto. Awardee Name: Jack Han

                                           Total Amount: $1000 CAD

2019 Mar                            John Leyerle-CIFAR Prize for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Toronto. Awardee Name: Dr. Alborz Rezazadeh

                                           Total Amount: $1000 CAD

2018 Sep – 2019 Aug          Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Student Scholarship, Awardee Name: Jaewoong Moon, Faculty of Medicine, Ontario, Canada.

                                           Total Amount: $10,000 CAD

2018 Sep – 2019 Aug           Margaret & Howard GAMBLE Research, MSc cand. Awardee Name: Jaewoong Moon. Faculty of Medicine, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 6,300 CAD

2018 Sep – 2019 Aug           Kimel Family Graduate Student Scholarship, Paediatric Rehabilitation Disability Research, Awardee Name: Erica Floreani. Bloorview Research Institute/Holland Bloorview Foundation/University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 20,000 CAD

2018 Jan – 2018 Apr            Doctoral Completion Award, PhD cand. Awardee Name: Hamid Saghir, Faculty of Medicine, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 5,000 CAD

2017 Oct – 2018 Aug           The Barbara and Paul Frank Milligan Graduate Fellowship, Awardee Name: George Hanna, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                                           Total Amount: 5,460 CAD

2017 Sep – 2018 Jan           Doctoral Completion Award, PhD cand. Awardee Name: Amanda Fleury, Faculty of Medicine, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 15,000 CAD

2017 May – 2017 Aug           Undergraduate Student Research Opportunity Program (USRO) Summer Researcher Award, Awardee Name: Katrina Darcel. University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 2,000 CAD

2017 May – 2017 Aug           IBBME Director’s Summer Research Opportunity (DSRO), Awardee Name: Alexander Toulany. University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 2,400 CAD

2016 Sep – 2017 Aug           Doctoral Completion Award, PhD cand. Awardee Name: Helia Mohammadi. Faculty of Medicine, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 15,000 CAD

2016 May – 2016 Aug           IBBME Director’s Summer Research Opportunity, Awardee Name: Kathryn Corbett. University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 2,400 CAD

2015 Sep – 2016 Aug           Faculty of Engineering Award, Awardee Name: Filip Stojic. University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 2,500 CAD

2015 Sep – 2016 Aug           Faculty of Engineering Award, Awardee Name: Zahra Emami. University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 2,500 CAD

2015 Sep – 2016 Aug           Faculty of Engineering Award, Awardee Name: Amanda Fleury. University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 2,500 CAD

2015 Sep – 2016 Aug           Frank Howard Bursary, Awardee Name: Nicole Proulx. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 7,000 CAD

2015 Sep – 2016 Aug           Kimel Family Graduate Student Scholarship, Paediatric Rehabilitation Disability Research, Awardee Name: Filip Stojic. Bloorview Research Institute/Holland Bloorview Foundation/University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 20,000 CAD

2015 Sep – 2016 Aug           Paul and Sally Wang Scholarship, Awardee Name: Katherine Plewa. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 5,157 CAD

2015 Sep – 2016 Aug           Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Student Scholarship, Awardee Name: Nicole Proulx. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 3,000 CAD

2015 Sep – 2016 Aug           Whipper Watson Graduate Research Scholarship, Masters Candidate, Awardee Name: Zahra Emami. Bloorview Research Institute/Holland Bloorview Foundation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 10,000 CAD

2015 Sep – 2015 Dec           Doctoral Completion Award, PhD cand. Awardee Name: Timothy Zeyl. Faculty of Medicine, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 5,000 CAD

2015 Sep – 2015 Dec           Doctoral Completion Award, PhD cand. Awardee Name: Andrew Myrden. Faculty of Medicine, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 5,000 CAD

2014 Sep – 2015 Aug           Kimel Family Graduate Student Scholarship, Paediatric Disability Research, Awardee Name: Alborz Rezazadeh Sereshkeh. Bloorview Research Institute/Holland Bloorview Foundation/University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 20,000 CAD

2014 Sep – 2015 Aug           Kimel Family Graduate Student Scholarship, Paediatric Rehabilitation, Awardee Name: Nicole Proulx. Bloorview Research Institute/Holland Bloorview Foundation/University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 20,000 CAD

2014 Sep – 2015 Aug           Whipper Watson Graduate Research Scholarship, Masters Candidate, Awardee Name: Stefanie Glowinsky. Bloorview Research Institute/Holland Bloorview Foundation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 10,000 CAD

2014 Jul – 2015 Dec             Walter Summer Fellowship, PhD, Supervisor, Awardee Name: Helia Mohammadi. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 8,000 CAD

2014 May – 2014 Aug           Engineering Science Research Opportunities Program Fellowship, Awardee Name: Wanqing (Jane) Liu. University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 3,000 CAD

2014 May – 2014 Aug           Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Summer Researcher Award, Awardee Name: Gloria Wu. University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 2,400 CAD

2014 May – 2014 Aug           IBBME Director’s Summer Research Opportunity, Awardee Name: Madison Cohen-McFarlane. University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 2,400 CAD

2014 Mar – 2016 Aug           Ewing Rae Graduate Scholarship, Awardee Name: Helia Mohammadi. University of Toronto, Canada
Total Amount: 4,467 CAD

2013 Sep – 2014 Aug           Mary H. Beatty Top Up Award, Rehabilitation Engineering, Awardee Name: Anuja Goyal. University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 5,000 CAD

2013 Sep – 2014 Aug           Hilda and William Courtney Clayton Pediatric Research Fund, Awardee Name: Amanda Fleury. University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 9,000 CAD

2013 Sep – 2014 Aug           J.L. (Allen) Yen Scholarship, Awardee Name: Helia Mohammadi. University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 1,930.32 CAD

2013 Jan – 2013 Apr            Doctoral Completion Award, PhD cand. Awardee Name: Saba Moghimi. Faculty of Medicine, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 5,000 CAD

2013 – 2014                         Graduate Student Scholarship, PhD Candidate, Awardee Name: Timothy Zeyl. Holland Bloorview Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2013 – 2014                         Graduate Student Scholarship, PhD Candidate, Awardee Name: Larissa Schudlo. Holland Bloorview Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2013 – 2014                         Graduate Student Scholarship, PhD Candidate, Awardee Name: Katherine Plewa. Holland Bloorview Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2013 – 2014                         Graduate Student Scholarship, PhD Candidate, Awardee Name: Katherine Plewa. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 5,000 CAD

2013 – 2014                         Kimel Family Graduate Scholarship, PhD cand, Awardee Name: Amanda Fleury. Bloorview Research Institute / Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation / University of Toronto
Total Amount: 20,000

2013 – 2014                         Kimel Family Graduate Scholarship, MSc cand, Awardee Name: Anuja Goyal. Bloorview Research Institute / Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation / University of Toronto
Total Amount: 20,000

2012 Oct                             IBBME Best Paper Prize – Engineering in a Clinical Setting, Awardee Name: Celeste Merey. Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, Canada

2012 Oct                             The Barbara and Paul Frank Milligan Graduate Fellowship, Awardee Name: Larissa Schudlo, PhD candidate. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 9,000

2012 Sep – 2013 Aug           Clinical Engineering Thesis Award, Awardee Name: Idris Aleem. Institute for Technology in Health Care, United States

2012 Sep – 2013 Aug           Hilda and William Clayton Paediatric Graduate Award, PhD cand. Awardee Name: Brian Leung. Faculty of Medicine, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 4,000 CAD

2012 Sep – 2013 Aug           James F. Crothers Family Fellowship in Peripheral Nerve Damage Award, Awardee Name: Jie (Lucy) Lu. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 6,000 CAD

2012 Sep – 2013 Aug           Margaret & Howard GAMBLE Research, MHs cand. Awardee Name: Song Kim. Faculty of Medicine, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 5,000 CAD

2012 Sep – 2013 Aug           Peterborough K.M. HUNTER Graduate, PhD cand. Awardee Name: Brian Leung. Faculty of Medicine, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 20,000 CAD

2012 May – 2012 Aug           Optical brain-computer interface for individuals with severe disabilities, Awardee Name: Wendy Xiang. Engineering Science Research Opportunities Program (ESROP), Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 3,000

2012 – 2013                         Graduate Student Scholarship, MSc cand, Awardee Name: Song Kim. Holland Bloorview Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2012 – 2013                         Graduate Student Scholarship, PhD Candidate, Awardee Name: Sabine Weyand. Holland Bloorview Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2012 – 2013                         Kimel Family Graduate Scholarship, PhD cand, Awardee Name: Amanda Fleury. Bloorview Research Institute / Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation / University of Toronto
Total Amount: 20,000

2012 – 2013                         Kimel Family Graduate Scholarship, MASc cand, Awardee Name: Jie Lu. Bloorview Research Institute / Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation / University of Toronto
Total Amount: 20,000

2011 – 2012                         Graduate Student Scholarship, MASc cand. Awardee Name: Colleen Smith. Holland Bloorview Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2011 – 2012                         Graduate Student Scholarship, MHSc cand, Awardee Name: Nayana Thalanki Anantha. Holland Bloorview Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2011 – 2012                         Hilda and William Clayton Paediatric Graduate Award, MHSc cand. Awardee Name: Idris Aleem. Faculty of Medicine, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 4,000 CAD

2011 – 2012                         Kimel Family Graduate Scholarship, MASc cand, Awardee Name: Larissa Schudlo. Bloorview Research Institute / Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation / University of Toronto
Total Amount: 20,000

2011 – 2012                         Margaret & Howard Gamble Research Grant, Awardee Name: Mohammad Nikjoo. Faculty of Medicine, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 2,000 CAD

2011 – 2012                         The Barbara and Paul Frank Milligan Graduate Fellowship, Awardee Name: Song Kim, MASc candidate. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 3,000

2011 – 2012                         Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Graduate Scholarship, Awardee Name: Mohammad Nikjoo. Faculty of Medicine, Ontario, Canada
Total Amount: 5,000 CAD

2011                                   Johannes Michael Holmboe Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships, BASc, Awardee Name: Sarah Joy Stoops. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 2,226

2010 – 2011                         Kimel Family Graduate Scholarship, Awardee Name: Hayley Faulkner. Bloorview Research Institute / Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation / University of Toronto
Total Amount: 25,000

2010                                   Graduate Student Scholarship, Awardee Name: Idris Aleem. Holland Bloorview Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2010                                   Graduate Student Scholarship, Awardee Name: Leslie Mumford. Holland Bloorview Foundation
Total Amount: 2,500

2010                                   Graduate Student Scholarship, Awardee Name: Celeste Merey. Holland Bloorview Foundation
Total Amount: 2,500

2010                                   Graduate Student Scholarship, Awardee Name: Ahmed Faress. Holland Bloorview Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2010                                   Graduate Student Scholarship, Awardee Name: Amanda Fleury, MASc cand. Holland Bloorview Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2010                                   Graduate Student Scholarship, Awardee Name: Andrew Myrden. Holland Bloorview Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2009 – 2010                         Graduate Scholarship, PhD cand. Awardee Name: Negar Memarian. Bloorview Research Institute
Total Amount: 5,000

2009 – 2010                         K.M. Hunter Graduate Studentship, Awardee Name: Saba Moghimi, PhD cand. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 20,000

2009                                   Graduate Research Scholarship, Awardee Name: Saba Moghimi, PhD cand. Bloorview MacMillan Rehabilitation Centre
Total Amount: 5,000

2009                                   Graduate Scholarship, Awardee Name: Luke Gane, MHSc cand. Bloorview MacMillan Rehabilitation Centre
Total Amount: 5,000

2009                                   Top Podium Presenter, Undergraduate Engineering Research Day, Awardee Name: Mirna Guirgis. University of Toronto

2009                                   Whipper Watson Research Scholarship Award, Awardee Name: Amanda Fleury, MASc cand. Bloorview Research Institute
Total Amount: 5,000

2008 – 2010                         Children and Youth Home Care Network Research Training Award, Awardee Name: Heidi Schwellnus, PhD Cand. Sick Kids Foundation
Total Amount: 60,000

2008                                   Excellence Award, Awardee Name: Ying Meng. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 4,500

2008                                   Graduate Scholarship, Awardee Name: Jillian Fairley, MASc. Bloorview Research Institute
Total Amount: 5,000

2008                                   Graduate Scholarship, Awardee Name: Matthew Chang, MSc. Bloorview Research Institute
Total Amount: 5,000

2008                                   Graduate Scholarship, Awardee Name: Denine Ellis, MSc Cand. Bloorview Research Institute
Total Amount: 5,000

2008                                   Hilda and William Clayton Paediatric Research Fund, Awardee Name: Jillian Fairley, MASc. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 5,000

2008                                   Open Fellowship, Awardee Name: Heidi Schwellnus, PhD Cand. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 10,000

2008                                   Open Fellowship, Awardee Name: Heidi Schwellnus, PhD Cand. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 9,500

2008                                   Whipper Watson Graduate Scholarship, Awardee Name: Andrea McCarthy, MSc Cand. Bloorview Research Institute
Total Amount: 5,000

2007 – 2008                         Graduate Student Scholarship, Awardee Name: Brian Nhan, MASc. Bloorview Children’s Hospital
Total Amount: 5,000

2007 – 2008                         Graduate Student Scholarship, Awardee Name: S. Young, Ph.D. Bloorview Children’s Hospital
Total Amount: 5,000

2007 – 2008                         Hilda and William Clayton Paediatric Research Fund, Awardee Name: Brian Nhan, MASc. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 5,000

2007 – 2008                         K.M. Hunter Graduate Studentship (declined), Awardee Name: Negar Memarian, PhD cand. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 20,000

2007 – 2008                         Whipper Watson Graduate Student Scholarship, Awardee Name: Negar Memarian, PhD cand. Bloorview Research Institute
Total Amount: 5,000

2007                                   Graduate Scholarship, Awardee Name: N. Alves, PhD cand. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Total Amount: 5,000

2007                                   Graduate Student Scholarship, MASc, Awardee Name: B. Leung. Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2007                                   Hilda and William Clayton Paediatric Graduate Award, Awardee Name: N. Alves, PhD cand. Bloorview Research Institute
Total Amount: 5,000

2007                                   Milligan Scholarship, Awardee Name: B. Leung, MASc, PhD, cand. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 8,000

2006 – 2007                         Hunter Scholarship, Faculty of Medicine, Awardee Name: J. Silva, PhD. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 20,000

2006                                   BRI Student Award, Awardee Name: Sarah Power, MASc, PhD cand. Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2006                                   Excellence Award, Awardee Name: E. Biddiss, Ph.D. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Total Amount: 2,000

2006                                   Graduate Scholarship, Awardee Name: J. Torres, PhD. Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2006                                   Graduate Scholarship, Awardee Name: K. Tai, MASc. Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2005 – 2006                         Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation Award, Awardee Name: S. Blain, PhD cand. Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2005 – 2006                         Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation Award, Awardee Name: N. Alves, PhD cand. Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2005 – 2006                         Open Fellowship, Awardee Name: J. Lee, PhD. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 7,000

2005 – 2006                         Whipper Watson Graduate Scholarship, Awardee Name: J. Nedeljkovic, MASc. Bloorview Research Institute
Total Amount: 5,000

2005                                   Excellence Award, Awardee Name: J. Silva, PhD. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Total Amount: 2,000

2005                                   Materials Science Department summer scholarship, Awardee Name: T. Roy, BASc cand. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 2,000

2004 – 2006                         Health Care Technology and Place – doctoral fellowship, Awardee Name: J. Silva, PhD. Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Total Amount: 29,000

2004 – 2006                         Open Fellowship, Awardee Name: J. Nedeljkovic, MASc. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 14,000

2004 – 2005                         Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation Award, Awardee Name: J. Nedeljkovic, MASc. Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2004 – 2005                         Graduate Scholarship, Awardee Name: S. Evans, MSc. Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation
Total Amount: 5,000

2004 – 2005                         Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Award, Awardee Name: S. Young, Ph.D. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Total Amount: 18,000

2004                                   Life Sciences Award, Awardee Name: J. Ji, BASc. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 1,200

2004                                   Whipper Watson Graduate Scholarship, Awardee Name: J. M. Estanol, MASc. Bloorview Research Institute
Total Amount: 5,000

2003                                   Graduate Award, Awardee Name: J. M. Estanol, MASc. Bloorview Children’s Hospital
Total Amount: 5,000

2003                                   Open Fellowship, Awardee Name: J. Silva, PhD. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 11,000

2003                                   Whipper Watson Graduate Award, Awardee Name: J. Silva, PhD. Holland Bloorview Research Institute
Total Amount: 5,000

2002                                   Graduate Award, Awardee Name: J. Silva, PhD. Bloorview Children’s Hospital
Total Amount: 5,000

2002                                   Open Fellowship, Awardee Name: J. Silva, PhD. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 10,000

2001                                   Life Sciences Scholarship, Awardee Name: J. Lai, BASc, MD cand. University of Toronto
Total Amount: 1,500


4. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Professional Associations

2004 – present                     Member, Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society

2004 – present                     Member, Rehabilitation Engineering, and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

2003 – present                     Member, ACM SIG-ACCESS, formerly SIG-CAPH (Special Interest Group in Computers and the Physically Handicapped)

2003 – present                     Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

2002 – present                     Member, International Brain Injury Association (IBIA)

2002 – present                     Member, International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC)

1992 – 2003                         Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

1992 – 2000                         Member, Canadian Society of Professional Engineers (CSPE)


Administrative Activities

INTERNATIONAL

American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering           

2016 – 2018                         AIMBE Fellow Selection Committee, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology (FICCDAT)     

2007 Jun – 2007 Jun 19       Session Chair, Technology-assisted neurorehabilitation, Advances in Neurorehabilitation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

QualiLife Inc.                      

2007 – 2010                         Member, Global Advisory Committee, Sweden.

NATIONAL

Canadian Newspaper Association and the Canadian Community Newspapers Association

2014 Apr – 2014 Aug            Member, Judging Panel, The History of Canada in the Nation’s Front Pages Competition, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

HealthCareCAN                 

2012 Apr 1 – present            Vice-Presidents of Research, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

NeuroDevNet                     

2013 Jul 1 – 2017                 Community for Brain Development, Canada.

The Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society     

2007 Jun 16 – 2007 Jun 19   Conference Chair, 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, Toronto.

2004 Sep                            Session Chair, Instrumentation, 28th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, Quebec City, Canada.

PROVINCIAL / REGIONAL

Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)     

2012 Apr 1 – present            Research (Vice-Presidents of Research of CAHO Members), Ontario, Canada.

Ministry of Research and Innovation      

2010 Dec 13                        Member, Ontario Research Talent Review Focus Group

Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services   

2014 Nov – present              Member, Common Research Agenda Steering Committee, Ontario, Canada.

Ontario Brain Institute (OBI)

2010 – 2014                         Team Leader, Neurodevelopment Theme, Medical Devices Initiative

Ontario Rehabilitation Research Network          

2004                                   Member

Toronto Academic Health Science Council (TAHSC)     

2002                                   Member, Steering Committee, Health Fest 2002

LOCAL

Other Organizations           

2012 Jun 11                        Member, Selection Committee, Michael Bahen Chair in Epilepsy, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Bloorview MacMillan Children’s Centre  

2004 – 2006                         Member, Branding Advisory Committee

Bloorview MacMillan Children’s Foundation       

2003                                   Member representing research, Internal Campaign Executive Committee

Bloorview Research Institute

2010                                   Member, Strategy, and Operations Committee

2005 – 2010                         Member, Executive

Canada Research Chairs Program        

2019                                   External Member, Search Committee for Canada Research Chair Tier 2, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care,Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

2012 Feb – 2016                  Member (2-terms), Advisory Committee on Equity Policy (ACEP), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital   

2019 Aug                            Member, NFRF-E Review Committee

2016 Jun – 2016 Jul            Member, Search Committee for VP Communications, Marketing & Advocacy

2014 – 2017                         Executive Sponsor, Outcome Measurement Strategy Committee

2014 Apr – present               Council, Centres for Leadership Council

2013 Apr 1 – 2016 Dec        Chair, Clinical Investigators’ Catalysts Grant Review Committee

2013 Apr – 2017                   Executive, Intellectual Property Commercialization Committee

2012 Apr 1 – present            Member, Family Advisory Committee

2012 Apr 1 – present            Member, Research Family Engagement Committee

2012 Apr 1 – 2016 Jun         Co-Chair, Accelerate Knowledge Strategy Committee

2012 Apr 1 – 2014                Member, Research, Teaching & Learning Board Advisory Committee

2012 Apr 1 – 2015 Jun         Member, Medal of Honour Steering Committee (previously Circle of Honour; highest honour bestowed by hospital board)

2012 Apr 1 – 2016 Dec        Chair, Strategy & Operations Committee, Bloorview Research Institute

2012 Apr 1 – present            Senior Management Team

2012 Apr 1 – present            Chair, Clinical Team and Study Investigators Appointments Committee

2012 Apr 1 – present            Evidence to Care Steering Committee

2012 Apr 1 – present            Annual Research Symposium Planning Committee

2012 Apr 1 – 2015 Jun         Member, Foundation Campaign Cabinet

2012 Apr 1 – present            Chair, Periodic Review of Scientists and Investigators

2014 Feb – 2014 Oct            Member, Search Committee for President & CEO

2013 Apr 1 – present            Council Member, Centres for Leadership Council

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital/University of Toronto     

2018                                   Chair, Selection Committee for Holland Family Chair in Acquired Brain Injury

2018                                   Chair, Selection Committee for BCHF Chair in Developmental Paediatrics

2017                                   Chair, Selection Committee for Stuart D. Sims Chair in Autism

2012 Jun 1 – 2012 Jul 1        Chair, Selection Committee for Chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2012 Jun 1 – 2012 Jul 1        Chair, Selection Committee for Chair in Childhood Disability Studies, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto     

2013 Jul 1 – present             Member, Promotions Committee, Ontario, Canada.

Ministry of Research and Innovation      

2015 Jun                             Member, Accessibility Innovation Showcase Expression of Interest Selection Committee, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Hospital for Sick Children   

2014 Apr – 2014 Jul             Member, Search Committee for Cerebral Palsy Orthopaedic Surgeon Investigator, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN)     

2012 Apr 1 – present            TAHSN Research Committee (TRC; Vice-Presidents of Research), Ontario, Canada.

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute  

2004 – 2010                         Member, Activity Research Group

UHN, Women’s College Hospital           

2015 Feb – 2017                  Member, Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) Conflict of Interest Steering Committee, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

University of Toronto           

2018 – 2019                        Member, College of Reviewers, Special Canada Research Chair call for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Competition

2018 – 2019                        Member, Advisory Committee for Chair of the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

2018 – 2019                        Member, Senior Promotions Committee, Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

2015                                   Member, Advisory Committee for the Appointment of the Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (RSI), Faculty of Medicine, Rehabilitation Sciences institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2014 Jun – 2015                  Member, Search Committee for Director for the Music, and Health Research Collaboratory, Faculty of Music, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2014 Jan – 2014 Jun            Member, Search Committee for Vice Dean, GLSE, Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2012 Dec – 2013 Apr            Member, Search for IBBME Director, IBBME, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2012 Dec – 2013 Apr            Member, IBBME’s Promotions Committee for 2014 – 2015 year, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2010 Jan – 2011 Jul             Chair, Steering Committee for new PhD concentration in Clinical Engineering, Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Inst of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

2009 – 2013                         Co-Lead, Clinical Engineering Theme, Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

2008 – 2011                         Member, Graduate Studies & Awards Committee, Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

2008 – 2011                         Member, Neural, Sensory Systems & Rehabilitation

2006 Aug 1 – 2011 Jun 30    Coordinator, Clinical Engineering Program, Faculty of Medicine, Inst of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, Graduate Education, Ontario, Canada.

2006 – 2007                         Group Secretary, Biomedical Group, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering

2006                                   Faculty Member, Health Care Technology & Place Admissions Committee, Faculty of Medicine

2005 – 2006                         Member, Graduate Admissions, Faculty of Medicine, Inst of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

2005                                   Member, Performance in Teaching & Research (PTR) Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Inst of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

2004 – 2009                         Mentor, Health Care, Technology, and Place: CIHR Strategic Training and Research Initiative

2004                                   Faculty Member, Graduate Admissions and Awards Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

2004                                   Faculty Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

2004                                   Co-Chair, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Day, University of Toronto, and affiliated teaching hospitals (co-chair M. Popovic)

2003 – 2004                         Faculty Member, Graduate Affairs and Appointments Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

2000 – 2001                         Faculty Member, Curriculum Committee for new Biomedical Engineering degree program, Faculty of Medicine, Inst of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

Peer Review Activities

EDITORIAL BOARDS

Board member                   

2018 – 2020                        Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express (Institute of Physics)

2011 – present                     Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology (Elsevier)

2010 – present                     Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology (Taylor & Francis)

Guest Editor                       

2007                                   Special Issue of Assistive Technology on Intelligent Systems in Paediatric Rehab


GRANT REVIEWS

External Grant Reviewer     

2016                                   Estonian Research Council, Biomedical Research Grants

2016 May – 2017 June         Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Rehabilitation Research Grants

2014 Aug 27 – 2014 Sep 29  Singapore Ministry of Education, National Research Foundation Translational R&D & Innovation Fund, Number of Reviews: 1

2011, 2016                          Canada Research Chairs Program

2011                                   Agence National De La Recherce (ANR), Programme Sante Mentale et Addictions, France

2009                                   Hertha-Firnberg Faculty Fellowship, Austria

2008                                   City University of New York, Collaborative Incentive Research Grant Program

2008                                   Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Innovation and Technology Commission, Operating Grants

2008                                   The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation of South Australia Inc. Research Grant Program

2005                                   Health Technology Exchange / Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant in Development and Commercialization of Medical and Assistive Technologies by Ontario Researchers: Reducing Waiting Times or Enhancing Service Throughputs

Reviewer                           

2004 – present                     Canada Research Chairs Program, College of Reviewers

2004 – present                     Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Discovery Grant

Committee Member            

2017 – 2019                        Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Biological and Clinical Aspects of Aging, Project Scheme Peer Review Committee Member

2016 March-June                Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Project Grants, Live Pilot

2012 Jan 1 – 2015 Dec 31    Canada Research Chairs, Canada Research Chairs Advisory Committee on Equity Policy

2011 Nov – 2012 Jun 30       Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Doctoral Research Awards (DRA) and Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s Awards (CGA)

2009 – 2011                         Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Strategic Project Grants – Biomedical Technologies Panel

2005                                   Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Mobility in Aging Planning & Development Grants Selection Committee

2004 – 2006                         The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation- CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child & Youth Health (IHDCYH), New Investigators Grants Selection Committee

Invited Reviewer                 

2010                                   Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Social Dimensions in Aging Operating Grants


MANUSCRIPT REVIEWS

Reviewer                           

2013 Dec – present              Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

2011 Jul 1 – present             Elsevier, Journal of Visual Language and Computing

2010 – present                     Biological Psychology

2010 – present                     Journal Neuroengineering & Rehabilitation

2010 – present                     Mechanics in Medicine and Biology

2010 – present                     Spinal Cord

2010 – present                     Elsevier, Pervasive and Mobile Computing

2010 – present                     Human Kinetics, Motor Control

2010 – present                     IEEE, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing

2010 – present                     Oxford University Press, Journal of Gerontology

2009 – present                     Biomedical Signal Processing and Control

2009 – present                     Journal of Gerontology

2008 – present                     IEEE Spectrum

2005 – present                     Assistive Technology

2005 – present                     Journal of Neural and Rehabilitation Engineering

2004 – present                     Elsevier Science, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

2004 – present                     Elsevier Science, Brain Research Bulletin

2004 – present                     Elsevier Science, Gait & Posture

2004 – present                     Elsevier Science, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

2004 – present                     Elsevier Science, Journal of Biomechanics

2004 – present                     IOP Press, Journal of Neural Engineering

2003 – present                     IEEE, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

2003 – present                     IEEE, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering

2003 – present                     IEEE, Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing

2003 – present                     Kluwer, Statistics and Computing

2002 – present                     Elsevier Science, Medical Engineering & Physics


AWARD ADJUDICATION

Committee Chair                

2011 Jul 1 – 2011 Sep          Health Technology Exchange, Mickey Milner Award


Other Research and Professional Activities

THESIS PROJECT

1998                                   Event level pattern discovery in multivariate continuous data. University of Waterloo. Supervisor(s): A.K.C. Wong. Collaborator(s): External examiner: A. K. Jain, University of Michigan.
Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Systems Design Engineering.

1994                                   Pattern recognition of processed EMG signals for two-site myoelectric control. University of Toronto. Supervisor(s): H. Kunov.
MASc, University of Toronto, Electrical and Computer Engineering.

1992                                   Towards embedded programmable control of upper extremity prostheses. University of Toronto. Supervisor(s): S. Naumann.
BASc, University of Toronto, Engineering Science (with honours).


FACULTY PROMOTIONS

2018                                   External reviewer for Academic Promotions (Assistant to Associate Professor), Department of Psychology, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

2014                                   External reviewer for Academic Promotions (Associate to Full Professor), Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China.

2013                                   External reviewer for Academic Promotions (Associate to Full Professor), Department of Pediatrics. McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.

2013                                   External reviewer for Academic Promotions (Associate to Full Professor), Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine. University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

2013                                   External reviewer for Academic Promotions (Associate to Full Professor), Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education. University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


CLINICAL APPLICATIONS

2010 – present                     Music therapy with the virtual music instrument. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
Centre for the arts.

2010 – 2013                         Virtual switch and hummer (access device). Toronto District School Board.
Sunny View, Park Lane and various other schools.

2007 – 2010                         Virtual music instrument therapy for the aged. War Veterans Home, Myrtle Bank Incorporated, Australia. Collaborator(s): Coordinators: Deborah Treherne & Debbie Edwards.

2005                                   Gesture switch. West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre, United Kingdom. Collaborator(s): Coordinator: Dr. Clive Thursfield.

2004                                   Virtual Music Instrument interventions. NOVITA Children’s Rehabilitation Services, Regency Park, South Australia, Australia. Collaborator(s): Coordinator: D. Hobbs, Senior Rehabilitation Engineer.

2003 Aug 6                          Virtual Music Instrument in Summer Skills Day Camp. Laura Hunter’s STEPS Program, North York, Ontario. Collaborator(s): Coordinator: A. Lamont.
Fifty (50) children.

2003 Jul 10                         Virtual Music Instrument in Retts Summer Camp. Bloorview MacMillan Children’s Centre. Collaborator(s): Coordinator: A. Lamont.
Four (4) children with Retts Syndrome.

2003                                   Virtual Music Instrument Lessons and Music Therapy. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospitale. Collaborator(s): Program coordinator: A. Lamont.
Community, Outreach, Recreation & Education Program.  Weekly music lessons (10-week program, offered 3 times a year).

2002 Jul 8 – 2002 Jul 12       Movement-to-Music in the Fun Intensive Therapy (FIT) Camp. Bloorview MacMillan Children’s Centre. Collaborator(s): Coordinator: A. Lamont.
Neurodevelopmental Program.  6 children with cerebral palsy and their families.

2002                                   Movement-to-Music in the Integrated Education and Training (IET) Program. Bloorview MacMillan Centre School.


CLINICAL PARTNERSHIPS

2017-                                  General Movement Analysis, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

2005 – 2016                         Aspirometer. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network.

2007 Jul – 2010 Jun             Aspirometer – stroke data collection. Toronto East General Hospital, Ontario, Canada.

2005 – 2006                         Fractal Signal Analysis (patients on hemodialysis). University Health Network.

2005                                   Novel access modalities. Bridgepoint Health, Ontario, Canada.

2003 – 2006                         Communication aid for nonverbal patients (palliative and critical care). The Hospital for Sick Children, Ontario, Canada.


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

2010 – 2012                         Access Innovations. Sunny View Public School, Toronto.

2005                                   Virtual Music Instrument. Muki Baum Association.

2004                                   Communication. L’ Arche Daybreak, Richmond Hill, and Toronto.


INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

2017-present                       Advanced non-invasive brain-computer interfaces, Alayatec, California, Palo Alto, California

2014 – 2017                         Brain-computer interfaces. Interaxon, Canada.

2010 – 2018                         Aspirometer. Nestle Health Sciences, Switzerland.
Our family of patents on a new medical device to detect swallowing safety was licensed to Nestle Health Sciences in the fall of 2014.

2007 – 2012                         Virtual music instrument. Novitatech, Australia.

2013                                   EMG grid array. Intronix, Canada.

2011 – 2013                         Optical brain-computer interfaces. Hitachi Medical Inc. Japan.

2009 – 2014                         Signature authentication. Syngrafii Incorporated, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2007 – 2009                         Virtual music instrument. MusIQKids, Toronto.

2006                                   Non-contact communication aid on hand-held platform. Flick Software, Ottawa, Ontario.

2005 – 2010                         Access innovations. Propellerworks, Sharon, Ontario.

2005 – 2008                         Aspirometer. Panacis Medical Inc. Ottawa, Ontario.

2004 – 2012                         Novel access pathways. QualiLife Inc. Sweden.
(Toronto and Sweden).

2004 – 2008                         Augmented environments. MOM Studio and PD Concept, Ontario, Canada.

2004 – 2005                         Virtual music instrument. Symmtree Media, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


C. Academic Profile

1. RESEARCH STATEMENTS

2010 Jul 1 – 2011 Jun 30      Pediatric rehabilitation engineering.
I lead a large multidisciplinary lab of over 30 individuals (graduate students, post-docs, speech language pathologist, occupational therapist, 4 staff engineers, admin assistant and undergrad thesis students). My lab has been primarily focused on solving the elusive challenge of access, that is, access to communication, access to computers and access to environmental control, in the absence of functional speech and conventional movements.  In addition to this main pillar of work, we have also made substantial contributions to: (1) the accelerometric measurement and automatic classification of swallowing function in individuals with dysphagia, (2) the understanding of the temporal dynamics of human movement, (3) the development and evaluation of mediated environments for rehabilitation, and (4) the kinetic characterization of handwriting in children with and without dysgraphia. Progress in each of these areas is outlined below.

Access innovations

My lab has led the field in terms of uncovering and clinically demonstrating numerous unconventional and previously unknown access pathways. With these different pathways, we have developed an arsenal of novel instrumentation and analytical techniques. Specifically, we are one of the first labs to develop optical-brain computer interfaces. Using frequency-domain near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and imaging over the prefrontal cortex, we have developed methods to decode drink preference (Luu & Chau, 2009), emotional state (Tai & Chau, 2009) and music imagery amid environmental noise (Falk, Guirgis, Power & Chau, 2011). Using NIRS, we have also established techniques to automatically distinguish between mental arithmetic and music imagery (Power, Falk & Chau, 2010), and between mental arithmetic and an unconstrained natural resting state (Power, Kushki & Chau, In Press). We are the very first group to propose and clinically demonstrate infrared facial thermography as both a passive (Nhan & Chau, 2009; 2010) and active (Memarian, Venestapolous and Chau, 2009; 2010; 2011a; 2011b) pathway. In the former case, we have distinguished high intensity emotions of opposite valence from the thermal patterns around the periorbital and nasal regions of the face, while in the latter we have demonstrated robust thermal detection of orofacial gestures in unconstrained environments among individuals with severe physical disabilities. Our lab also published the inaugural use of electrodermal activity to detect functional intent (Blain, Mihailidis & Chau, 2008; Blain et al., 2010). For individuals with non-functional vocalizations, we invented the ‘hummer’, a system that non-invasively detects vocal fold vibrations (Chan, Falk, Teachman, Morin-McKee, & Chau, 2010; Falk,  Chan, Duez, Teachman & Chau, 2010). This system has been widely applied clinically (Lu, Falk, Teachman & Chau, 2010). Most recently, we were acknowledged by the IEEE Spectrum as the pioneers of the ultrasonic brain-computer interface (Myrden, Kushki, Guerguerian & Chau, 2011). We have also made important contributions to computer vision-based access solutions (Leung & Chau, 2010; Tam et al., 2007; Chau, Schwellnus, Tam, Lamont & Eaton, 2006) and user interfaces (Leung, Yates, Duez & Chau, 2010; Silva, Torres, Chau, Mihailidis, 2008). These different access pathways constitute different inputs to a unified access solution framework that we proposed in 2008 (Tai, Blain & Chau, 2008). We have established best practice methodology for denoising, removal of physiological artifacts, feature selection and classification for in vivo collection from patients with severe disabilities.

While we are actively pursuing many of the access modalities mentioned above, we are also exploring the exciting notion of interpersonal physiology. Specifically, we are investigating ‘physiological resonance’, the temporal coordination of physiological signals between two people, through which we hope to gain insight into nonverbal communication between parent-child dyads.

Accelerometric measurement of swallowing

Instrumented swallowing has emerged as a useful clinical adjunct to bedside monitoring and point-of- screening. Our lab introduced dual-axis swallowing accelerometry and in collaboration with Dr. Steele’s lab at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, has amassed both significant engineering know-how and clinical evidence around a new medical device, coined the “aspirometer”, for detecting swallowing difficulties. We have published numerous articles on the measurement (e.g., Lee, Steele & Chau, 2008), segmentation (e.g., Damouras, Sejdic, Steele & Chau, 2010), denoising (Sejdic, Steele & Chau, 2010a), filtering (Sejdic, Steele & Chau, 2010b) and classification (Lee, Steele & Chau, 2011) of dual-axis swallowing accelerometry. Through concurrent videofluoroscopy, we have attributed the physiological source of the vibration to hyolaryngeal motion (Zoratto, Steele & Chau, 2010) and have also reported on the demographic correlates of swallowing signals (Hanna, Molfenter, Cliffe, Chau & Steele, 2010). We have worldwide patents on the aspirometer and currently working with Nestle Health (Sweden) to fully commercialize the device. Nestle has already signed a termed sheet with the University of Toronto around the licensing of the aspirometer.

Temporal dynamics of human movement

Intricate multiscale relationships pervade the timing of quasi-periodic human movement. These patterns are known as statistical persistence. In the early days, we showed that children with spastic diplegia have reduced statistical persistence (Chau & Rizvi, 2002). Subsequently, in the fine motor realm, we discovered that the statistical persistence in the pacing of repetitive circle drawing is diminished upon metronomic synchronization but the persistence of grip force variations is preserved (Fernandes & Chau, 2008). This finding suggested that pacing and kinetic control have distinct neural pathways. Returning to the lower extremities, we discovered that treadmill walking while holding the handrails can elevate statistical persistence in adults (Chang, Shaikh & Chau, 2009), which was a surprising finding given the anti-persistence induced by metronomic synchronization to an aural stimulus. In a subsequent treadmill study with children, we found that unlike adults, statistical persistence decreased in both supported (holding handrails) and unsupported treadmill walking (Fairley, Sejdic & Chau, 2010; HMS). These differences were attributed to developmental differences in sensory processing and corticospinal involvement in locomotion. To our surprise, statistical persistence was unrelated to measures of dynamic stability (Chang, Sejdic, Wright & Chau, 2010) and metabolic efficiency (Fairley, Sejdic & Chau, 2010; BMC).  Most recently, we discovered that aural but not visual stimuli affect the timing characteristics of stride intervals (Sjedic, Vanden Kroonenberg, Jeffery & Chau, In Press).

Mediated environments for rehabilitation

Motivated by the need to provide an engaging medium for children who were passive and profoundly disabled, my lab designed and implemented the VMI Virtual Music InstrumentTM (Chau, Schwellnus, Tam, Lamont & Eaton, 2006). Clinical studies have demonstrated the creation of new play and socialization opportunities, and positive impact on environmental determinants of health (Tam, Schwellnus, Eaton, Hamdani, Lamont & Chau, 2007). We subsequently created and evaluated a home-based virtual reality therapy system for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (Li, Lam-Damji, Chau & Fehlings, 2009). In parallel, we addressed the challenging problem of topographical disorientation secondary to brain injury, by devising and evaluating a wearable see-through, location-based navigation system (Torres, Guan, Biddiss & Chau, 2009; Torres & Chau, 2010).

Kinetic characterization of handwriting

In 2006, we were the first to create a writing implement capable of quantifying grip forces during handwriting and showed that certain kinetic parameters sharply distinguished between children with and without handwriting difficulties (Chau, Ji, Tam & Schwellnus, 2006). In a subsequent study of 35 children, we discovered that grip force variability is strongly correlated with handwriting quality (Falk, Tam, Schwellnus & Chau, 2010), suggesting that grip force modulation be the target of fine motor interventions. Later we showed that grip force and temporal measures are useful indicators of legibility and speed (Falk, Tam, Schwellnus & Chau, 2011).
Impact on participation of individuals with disabilities

Our research program has had a transformational impact on the outlook of healthcare providers as well as families and caregivers of individuals with profound and multiple disabilities. Additionally, evidence shows that the various access technologies have dramatically impacted the participation of individuals with disabilities in multiple life domains. Examples include: a tongue switch enabling communication, recreation and educational activities (Blain, McKeever & Chau, 2010), the ‘hummer’ facilitating participation in social networking, creative writing and web surfing (Chan, Falk, Teachman, Morin-McKee & Chau, 2010), and a multi-camera tongue switch opening up access to the school curriculum (Leung, Duez, Yates & Chau, 2010).

My research on the development and clinical demonstration of the VMI Virtual Music InstrumentTM has had international impact on children, adults and seniors with physical and cognitive impairments (Chau, Memarian, Leung, Treherne, Hobbs, Worthington-Eyre, Lamont, Pla-Mobarak, In Press). Locally, this research has spawned new therapy programs throughout Holland Bloorview and numerous other provincial children’s treatment centres (e.g., Niagra Peninsula, London Children’s, Ottawa Children’s). In Australia, the VMI has been deployed in nursing homes with Alzheimer’s patients, schools for children with special needs and children rehabilitation hospitals. The instrument has also been used in the Netherlands, Taiwan, South America, the US, and the UK. In homes, the VMI has created new play opportunities, improved psycho-social skills, and enhanced maternal satisfaction (Tam, Schwellnus, Eaton, Hamdani, Lamont & Chau, 2007).

Impact on quality of care

Our access technology model (Tai, Blain & Chau, 2008) along with our recently developed access technology delivery protocol has been adopted by the Toronto District School Board in a 2-year pilot project at Sunny View Public School.  Our assessment, technology design and impact measurement protocol is being implemented by a multidisciplinary team of allied health practitioners and a clinical engineer. We are revolutionizing the way that access solutions are identified for students with severe disabilities, providing unprecedented access to the school curriculum and translating knowledge to frontline teachers and educational assistants.  Earlier this year, I was invited to give a keynote address at the Canadian Public School Board Association’s annual conference in Ottawa. There is resounding interest in our program nationwide and many other school boards are eager to replicate our model.

Impact on training of highly qualified individuals

My research program has consistently attracted top scholars from across Canada and beyond. Graduate students have arrived with backgrounds in engineering (e.g., electrical, mechanical, biological/biomedical, chemical, aerospace, computer), allied health sciences (e.g., occupational therapy) and life sciences (e.g., neuroscience, biology, physiology). Approximately 65% of my graduate students have held major scholarships at some point during their course of study in my lab. Our research program has also attracted undergraduate students from around the world (e.g., Australia, India, China, France, UK, China). Every year we take up to 6 international interns from various countries. Our research program has provided students with a unique interdisciplinary training environment; they work closely with clinicians and health scientists, and often have the opportunity to interact with children and families firsthand. Students are uniquely supported by 3 staff engineers who take care of instrumentation set-up, data storage and transfer and any requisite software design/implementation for experiments. This support has allowed our graduate students to focus all their energies on the intellectual and analytical aspects of their research projects. As a consequence, 70% of graduate student alumni from our lab have had at least one journal article published as first author. Our research program has thus equipped students with valuable scientific writing skills, proficiency with an eclectic collection of state-of-the-art physiological instrumentation and adept collaboration skills for multidisciplinary research. As evidence of the impact of our training, trainees from our lab have landed post-docs at Stanford, MIT, Michigan, and Harvard. Three alumni from the lab are now faculty members at different institutions in Canada and the US.

Impact on medical and assistive technology industry

Our research has piqued the interest of major companies such as Nestle Health and Hitachi Medical. With the former, the university is conducting formal licensing negotiations under an agreement-to-license. Nestle Health has already invested $100k in our aspirometer research and development efforts.  They have commissioned an international team to help mobilize a major clinical trial with the aspirometer with the goal of putting a product on the market as soon as possible. Recently, Hitachi sent a representative from Japan to discuss future collaborations on the development of optical brain-computer interfaces. Hitachi has also collaborated with us on our recent grant submission to the Ontario Brain Institute. Syngrafii Inc. has signed a term sheet to license our instrumented writing utensil and plan to integrate our technology into their biometric authentication solution. We currently hold an NSERC Collaborative Research & Development grant with Syngrafii as the industry partner. MaRs Innovation has taken an interest in our EMG controller has been negotiating potential licensing deals with a number of different companies in the prosthetics and gaming sectors. Finally, we are just starting a new company, Ojiton Inc., to commercialize various access technologies arising from our lab, starting with a new version of the VMI. With these activities, our research has contributed to long-term job creation and eventual economic activity.

2. TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

My teaching philosophy revolves several key principles outlined below.

1)         Learning is a journey of co-discovery between student and mentor. I always treat my students as colleagues, with opinions, experiences and knowledge that are worthy of consideration. I make it clear from day one that I do not know ‘all the answers’. Whether solving a challenging clinical problem, analyzing some noisy physiological data, or identifying a thesis topic, I engage students in a collaborative process of discussion and bidirectional exchange of ideas. I find that this approach empowers the student to take ownership of the challenge at hand, whether it is a course assignment or research thesis.

2)         Excellence with affirmation leads to excellent results. I believe that students who regularly receive affirmation for their creative ideas, their tireless efforts and incremental achievements are those that reach great heights. When affirmed of their worth and contributions, students tend to want to deliver more, at increasingly higher levels of excellence. To this end, I try to acknowledge the work of my students at every opportunity. Every published paper receives a public congratulations and commentary. Every successful defense or proposal presentation is reported to the lab with due praise. At the same time, I ensure that I am tactfully critical of shortcomings and point out areas for improvement. In providing this constructive criticism, I always bear in mind the self-esteem of the student and criticize in the gentlest way possible without compromising the firmness of the message.

3)         Mentorship by example is far more effective than mentorship by word. To share knowledge and expertise, I believe that modeling by action has greater impact than simply providing descriptive instructions. I hold to this philosophy in writing scientific articles, presenting research, leading discussions, formulating experimental designs and conducting data analyses. Once the activity has been exemplified, I believe in providing the student an opportunity to practice the new skill whenever feasible. With this approach, I have observed dramatic improvements in the paper writing skills of students over the course of their study. With new students, I often sit at the computer with them and walk them through specific signal analyses, demonstrating each step on the computer. In a very short time, these students not only master a range of techniques but soon surpass my knowledge, which provides a continuing education opportunity for me, the mentor.

4)         Teaching is the best way to learn. In the classroom, particularly in my Pattern Discovery course, I challenge students to present complicated analytical techniques to the class (with some a priori preparation) as part of their course requirement.  I find that by teaching the topic to their peers, the students themselves gain a level of mastery and depth of insight, unattainable through traditional lectures. I implemented a similar system in the clinical engineering curriculum, where students taught their peers (and a separate group of practicing clinical engineers) about an emerging medical device as part of the instrumentation course requirements. In my own lab, my graduate students and post-docs are on a tutorial rotation, where they take turns educating the rest of the lab about a specific analytical technique, novel clinical treatment, or emerging assistive technology.

5)         You need to see the problem to solve the problem. I strongly encourage my own graduate students to volunteer in the hospital so that they have firsthand exposure to the clinical issues of interest. With the front-line clinical exposure, students become more deeply engaged in the research and appreciate the problem from the perspective of the client and family. To facilitate this exposure, I also organize tours of specific inpatient units and clinical services for new students.

6)         Challenging ideas emerge when you are challenged beyond your comfort zone. I encourage students to go beyond disciplinary silos, to venture outside their primary areas of training, to explore different perspectives of thinking. To support this development in the research domain, many students have had co-supervisors from the health and allied health sciences. In my Pattern Discovery course, I also populate course assignments with examples from various areas of health sciences. At first, many students lament about their lack of domain knowledge, but surprisingly, these are the ones who devise the most innovative solutions after they dive into a previously unknown topic area.

D. Research Funding

1. Grants, CONTRACTS, and Clinical Trials

PEER-REVIEWED GRANTS

APPLIED

FUNDED

  1. 2019 Aug – 2021 Mar Principal Applicant. Expanding digital access through brain-computer interfaces. Accessible Technology Program, Ministry of Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada. $387,523
  2. 2019 Apr – 2022 Mar Co-investigator. The Virtual Music Teacher: Children of all abilities banding together in early childhood. music education. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) CHRP. Collaborators: E. Biddiss (PI), $320,162.      
  3. 2019 Apr – 2024 Mar Principal Applicant. Low-burden, high-throughput brain-computer interfaces. Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council. $320,000.
  4. 2019 Jan – 2020 Dec Principal Applicant: The hummer – vocal cord vibration switch. Accessible Technology Program, Ministry of Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada. $311,111.
  5. 2018 Mar- 2022 Mar Principal Applicant: The Switch-App: A novel and versatile home-based approach to personalized access technology for children with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs. Cerebral Palsy Alliance. $200,000 AUD [Grants]
  6. 2018 Jan – 2022 Dec Co-Investigator. Non-invasive imaging of sensorimotor plasticity following cranial nerve repair. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant. Collaborators: D. Cheyne (PI), P. van Lieshout, T. Chau, E. Donner, Borschel, G. 673,200 [Grants]
  7. 2017 Dec – 2020 Nov          Principal Investigator: Enhancing self-management for individuals with severe disabilities through a cloud-connected universal interface: Tecla- e. Ontario Centres of Excellence Health Technology Fund. Collaborators: M. Meza, E. Seto, JW Gorter, E. Whitmore, M.Penner, C. Cappelli, Komodo OpenLabs. 400,000 CAD [Grants].
  8. 2014 Jul – 2019 Apr Co-Investigator. Moving together: choreographic mappings of children with diverse dis/abilities and their neurological responses to a dance-play event. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Collaborators: B. Gibson (PI), C. Mclaren, S. Bennett, T. Chau, G. Edwards, C. Missiuna. $210,000 [Operating Grant].
  9. 2014 Dec – 2015 May Principal Investigator. Unsupervised data-driven discovery for characterizing brain states. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. ENGAGE. Collaborator(s): InteraXon. 25,000 CAD. [Grants]
  10. 2014 Apr – 2019 Mar Principal Investigator. Intelligent systems in pediatric rehabilitation. NSERC. Discovery Grants. 250,000 CAD. [Grants]
  11. 2013 Apr- 2018 Jun Principal Applicant. Orofacial communication technology for children and youth with cerebral palsy. Ontario Brain Institute (OBI). 250,000 CAD[Grants]
  12. 2013 Mar – 2019 Mar Co-Applicant. NeuroCare as Innovation in Intervention: A neuropsychological approach to determine readiness for return to activity. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Collaborators: N. Reed (PI), K. Adams, K. Barlow, T. Chau, K. Davis, P. Fait, I. Gagnon, R. Hung, A. Mihailidis, M. Mrazik, A. Ptito, P. Rumney, S. Strother, C. Tator, S. Thomas, V. Wright, K. Zabjek. $565,728. [Team Grant].
  13. 2013 Sept – 2018 Aug Principal Investigator. Behavioral and physiological access pathways for nonverbal children and youth with severe disabilities. Three-to-Be Foundation. $500,000
  14. 2013 Jul – 2014 Dec Co-Principal Investigator. Prospective exploration of dual axis accelerometry swallowing signals as a means of detecting swallowing impairment in subjects at risk for oropharyngeal dysphagia. Nestle Health Sciences. Dysphagia screening system for the diagnosis of dysphagia. Collaborator(s): C. Steele, T. Chau. 740,972 CAD. [Grants]
    35% of this funding ($260,000) came to my lab.
  15. 2013 Jul – 2014 Jul Principal Applicant. Full-head optical topography system. The Lilian and Don Wright Foundation. PI: Chau, Tom. 100,000 CAD. [Donations]
  16. 2013 Mar – 2013 Sep Principal Investigator. Dynamic topographic visualization and quantification of a multichannel surface EMG grid array. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). ENGAGE. Collaborator(s): Intronix Technologies. 25,000 CAD. [Grants]
  17. 2012 Apr – 2013 Mar Principal Investigator. Full head optical topography system. NSERC. Research Tools & Instruments. EQPEQ 421950. 150,000 CAD. [Grants]
  18. 2012 Jan – 2014 Dec Principal Investigator. Development and commercialization of a medical device to detect neurogenic dysphagia. Ontario Brain Institute. Medical Device Initiative. 535,276 CAD. [Grants]
  19. 2011 Oct- 2013 Sep Co-Investigator The art of waiting: an evaluation of an interactive media experience in children’s hospital clinic waiting space. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Collaborators: E. Biddiss (PI), T. Chau, D. Fehlings, P. McKeever, A. McPherson, P. Rigby. $187,071 CAD [Operating Grant].
  20. 2011 Principal Investigator. Demographic Analysis of Handwriting BioAuthentication Characteristics. FedDev. Collaborator(s): Syngrafii Inc. 28,000. [Grants]
  21. 2011 Principal Investigator. Development of a brain-computer interface based on near-infrared spectroscopy. Connaught Innovation Award. Collaborator(s): A. Kushki. 25,000. [Grants]
  22. 2010 Apr – 2013 Mar Co-Investigator. Active video games for promotion of physical activity in children and youth with disabilities: risks and benefits. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Collaborators: E. Biddiss (PI), T. Chau, D. Fehlings, P. McKeever, V. Wright. $152,911 CAD [Operating Grant].
  23. 2010 Jul – 2014 Mar Co-Applicant. Development of an MEG-compatible articulography system for the assessment of brain function and oromotor dynamics. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Collaborative Health Research Projects. PI: Cheyne, D. Collaborator(s): Chau T, van Lieshout P, Steele C, Pang E, Donner, E. 411,184. [Grants]
  24. 2010 Jul – 2013 Jun Principal Investigator. Biometric Authentication using Handwriting Biomechanics. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Collaborative Research & Development Program. Collaborator(s): E Anagnostou, E Sejdic & Syngrafii Corporation. 340,000. [Grants]
  25. 2010 Jul – 2011 Jun Principal Investigator. Development of an adaptive human-machine interface based on self-selected intentional movements (EMG/MMG controller). Ministry of Research & Innovation. Proof of Principle Stage 3. Collaborator(s): T. Falk, E. Sejdic. 50,000. [Grants]
  26. 2009 Jul – 2015 Jun Principal Investigator. Collaborative Academic Rehabilitation Engineering (CARE). Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program. Collaborator(s): R. Baecker, JP Santerre, HE Naguib, A Colantino, GR Fernie, W Wong, C Steele, BE Maki, MR Popovic, A Mihailidis. 1,650,000. [Grants]
  27. 2009 Jul – 2014 Jun Principal Investigator. Intelligent systems in pediatric rehabilitation. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Discovery Grants. 230,000 CAD. [Grants]
  28. 2009 Jul – 2012 Jun Co-Investigator. Severe childhood disability: Optimizing settings for participation and inclusion. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Brighter Futures for Kids with Disabilities. Collaborator(s): G. King (PI), B. Batorowicz, F. Carenvale, T. Chau, B. Gibson, P. McKeever, T. Petrenchik, P. Rigby. 820,383. [Grants]
  29. 2009 Jul – 2012 Jun Principal Investigator. Pediatric rehabilitation intelligent systems multidisciplinary (PRISM) laboratory. Ontario Research Fund (ORF). Small Infrastructure Program. 79,413. [Grants]
  30. 2009 Jul – 2012 Jun Principal Investigator. Pediatric rehabilitation intelligent systems multidisciplinary (PRISM) laboratory. Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Leaders Opportunity Fund. 79,413. [Grants]
  31. 2009 Apr – 2014 Apr Principal Investigator. Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation Engineering. Canada Research Chairs (CRC). 500,000. [Grants]
  32. 2008 Jul – 2013 Jun Principal Investigator. Infinity Centre for Access Innovations. WB Family Foundation. Collaborator(s): C. Macarthur, V. McMurty and S. Jarvis. 1,000,000. [Grants]
  33. 2008 Jul – 2013 Jun Principal Investigator. “Body talk”: access technologies for voiceless communication and interaction. Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) (Ontario). Early Researcher Award. 140,000. [Grants]
  34. 2008 Jul – 2011 Jun Principal Investigator. Advanced body-machine interfaces for voiceless communications. Ontario Centres of Excellence. Biomedical Collaborative Research Program. Collaborator(s): E. Bouffet, Panacis Medical. 240,000. [Grants]
  35. 2008 Principal Investigator. Combining musical training through VMI and Smart Kids Learning Software. Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) (Ontario). Ontario Research Commercialization Program. Collaborator(s): S. Moreno, S. Johns. 50,000. [Grants]
  36. 2008 Principal Investigator. Enhancing the virtual music instrument (VMI™): a tool for physical rehabilitation. Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) (Ontario). Ontario Research Commercialization Program. 25,000. [Grants]
  37. 2008 Principal Investigator. Authentication and Recognition of Digital Signatures. Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) (Ontario). Ontario Research Commercialization Program. 10,000. [Grants]
  38. 2007 Jul – 2010 Jun Principal Investigator. Access innovations for individuals without a voice. REMAD Foundation. Operating Grants for Scientists of Chinese Descent. 150,000. [Grants]
    (Hong Kong).
  39. 2007 Jul – 2009 Jun Co-Investigator. The efficacy of an intelligent prompting system to develop self-care activities in children with autism. The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation. PI: Mihailidis, Alex. Collaborator(s): Tom Chau, Wendy Roberts, Helene Polatajko. 129,470. [Grants]
  40. 2007 Jul – 2008 Jun Principal Investigator. Development of a proof-of-concept medical device: the aspirometer. Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) (Ontario). Ontario Research Commercialization Program. Collaborator(s): C. Steele. 50,000. [Grants]
  41. 2007 Jul – 2008 Jun Co-Principal Investigator. Development of Clinical Protocols for Aspiration in Acute Stroke Patients using a Novel Medical Device. Ontario Centres of Excellence. PI: Chau, T., Steele, S. 92,000. [Grants]
  42. 2007 Jul – 2008 Jun Principal Investigator. Development of a Commercial Prototype of the Aspirometer to Assist Aspiration Detection. Health Technology Exchange (HTX). Business Investment Program. Collaborator(s): S. Carkner, C. Steele. 165,000. [Grants]
  43. 2007 Jul – 2008 Jun Principal Investigator. Development of a proof-of-concept medical device: the aspirometer. Ontario Centres of Excellence. Collaborator(s): C. Steele. 82,000. [Grants]
  44. 2007 Principal Investigator. Pre-commercialization of the VMI Virtual Music Instrument™. NSERC/CIHR Intellectual Property Mobilization Program. Medical Technologies Research and Commercialization Collab. 18,000. [Grants]
    NSERC/CIHR Intellectual Property Mobilization Program through research hospital’s Medical Technologies Research and Commercialization Collaborative.
  45. 2006 Jul – 2007 Jun Co-Principal Investigator. Investigation of quantitative determinants of functional handwriting in children. Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation. PI: Tom Chau, Cynthia Tam, Dave Fernandes. 24,829. [Grants]
  46. 2006 Principal Investigator. Adding portability and wireless connectivity to a multimodal access interface. NSERC/CIHR Intellectual Property Mobilization Program. Medical Technologies Research and Commercialization Collab. Collaborator(s): Flick Software. 20,000. [Grants]
    NSERC/CIHR Intellectual Property Mobilization Program through research hospital’s Medical Technologies Research and Commercialization Collaborative.
  47. 2005 Jul – 2007 Jun Co-Principal Investigator. Communicating with the Dying Child: tapping into the communication experiences of bereaved families to improve palliative care of children with brain tumours. BrainChild Foundation. PI: T. Chau, D. Beal, C. Van Halderen, Dr. E. Bouffet. 47,832. [Grants]
  48. 2005 Jul – 2006 Jun Principal Investigator. Development of a commercially available aspirometer. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Collaborator(s): Mark Bennett, Donna Shukaris, Alex Sochaniwskyj, Steve Carkner, Catriona Steele. 41,500. [Grants]
  49. 2005 Jul – 2006 Jun Principal Investigator. Development of a commercially available aspirometer. Health Technology Exchange (HTX). Development and commercialization of assistive technologies. Collaborator(s): Mark Bennett, Donna Shukaris, Alex Sochaniwskyj, Steve Carkner, Catriona Steele. 84,965. [Grants]
    Development and commercialization of assistive technologies by Ontario R&D teams.
  50. 2004 Jul – 2009 Jun Principal Investigator. Intelligent systems in paediatric rehabilitation. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Discovery Grants – Individual. 127,075. [Grants]
  51. 2004 Jul – 2008 Jun Principal Investigator. Paediatric Rehabilitation Intelligent Systems Mobile (PRISM) laboratory. Ontario Innovation Trust. Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award. 66,502. [Grants]
  52. 2004 Jul – 2008 Jun Principal Investigator. Paediatric Rehabilitation Intelligent Systems Mobile (PRISM) laboratory. Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Canada Research Chairs Program. 66,502. [Grants]
  53. 2004 Jul – 2007 Jun Principal Investigator. Intelligent systems for paediatric rehabilitation. REMAD Foundation. Operating Grants for Scientists of Chinese Descent. 150,000. [Grants]
    (Hong Kong).
  54. 2004 Jul – 2005 Jun Co-Principal Investigator. Preliminary investigations of grip and pen pressures as quantitative determinants of functional printing in children. Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation. Seed Grant. PI: Tom Chau, Cynthia Tam, Heidi Schwellnus. 49,892. [Grants]
  55. 2004 Apr – 2009 Mar Principal Investigator. Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation Engineering. Canada Research Chairs (CRC). 500,000 CAD. [Grants]
    ($500,000 2004-2009 CIHR) + ($217,500 2004-2009 BRI Matching Funds).
  56. 2003 Jul – 2006 Jun Principal Investigator. Investigation of communication modalities for paediatric patients during transient voicelessness through augmented environments. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Collaborative Health Research Projects. Collaborator(s): Dr. Eric Bouffet and Dr. Brian Kavanagh (co-applicants). 111,800. [Grants]
  57. 2002 Jul – 2004 Jun Principal Investigator. Acquisition of skills for computer-based leisure activities for teens living with the effects of traumatic brain injury through movement recognition and virtual environments. Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF). 98,000. [Grants]
  58. 2001 Jul – 2002 Jun Principal Investigator. Investigating the existence and clinical significance of long-range correlations in paediatric gait. Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation. 44,566. [Grants]
  59. 2001 Jul – 2002 Jun Principal Investigator. Converting movements into music: System design and usability in child rehabilitation. Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation. 44,438. [Grants]
  60. 2000 Jul – 2004 Jun Principal Investigator. Intelligent Systems for the Analysis and Exploitation of Human Movement. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). 72,000. [Grants]
  61. 2000 Jul – 2003 Jun Principal Investigator. Analysis of Human Movement and its Exploitation in Paediatric Rehabilitation. The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation. Duncan L. Gordon Fellowship. 132,000. [Grants]
  62. 2000 Jul – 2002 Jun Principal Investigator. Converting movements into music: System design and usability in child rehabilitation. KidsAction Research Society. 55,924. [Grants]
  63. 1996 Co-Investigator. Analysis of Ontario Hydro AIRS Database using Pattern Discovery Software. Ontario Hydro. Health and Safety Division. 30,000. [Grants]

NON-PEER-REVIEWED GRANTS

FUNDED

2019 Jan- Jun 2020 Principal Investigator. The right to communicate: Brain-computer technology for locked-in kidsUnifor Social Justice Fund. 100,000 CAD.
2018 Jul – 2021 Jun  Principal Investigator Novel physiological access technologies for children and youth with severe disabilities. REMAD Foundation. 150,000 CAD.
2015 Apr – 2020 Mar Principal Investigator. Access innovations for nonverbal children with severe disabilities. WB Foundation. 1,000,000 CAD.
2015 Jul – 2018 Jun Principal Investigator. Hemodynamic brain-machine interfaces for children and youth with severe disabilities. REMAD Foundation. 150,000 CAD.
2013 Sep – 2014 Jun Principal Investigator. Communications Technologies for Students with Severe Disabilities. Toronto Community Foundation. 25,000 CAD.
2010 Jul – 2014 Jun Principal Investigator. Access innovations for individuals without a voice. REMAD Foundation. Operating Grants for Scientists of Chinese Descent. 200,000.
2002 Jul – 2003 Jun Co-Principal Investigator. Control of powered prostheses through Mechanomyography. Bloorview MacMillan Children’s Foundation. PI: T. Chau, Dr. S. Naumann, S. Hubbard. 73,164.
2002 Jul – 2003 Jun Principal Investigator. Design and evaluation of a virtual musical instrument for children with severe physical disabilities. Bloorview MacMillan Children’s Foundation. 54,460.
2000 Jul – 2001 Jun Principal Investigator. Paediatric gesture recognition for music and the mining of movement data. Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation. Seed Grant. 5,000.

INDUSTRY-SPONSORED RESEARCH

2018 Principal Investigator. Advanced non-invasive brain-computer interfaces for control, detection and monitoring – in ear tonal sequence recall detection. Sponsor: AlayaTec Inc. (USA) $58,000
2018-2019 Principal Investigator. Brain-computer interface technologies. Sponsor: Facebook Oculus (USA). $82,649

2. Salary Support and Other Funding

Personal Salary Support

2014 Apr – 2019 Mar Chang Family Foundation Chair in Access Innovations (~90k/year)
2009 Apr – 2014 Mar Canada Research Chair in Intelligent Systems in Multidisciplinary Paediatric Rehabilitation. Canada Research Chairs. 500,000.
2004 Apr – 2009 Mar Canada Research Chair in Intelligent Systems in Multidisciplinary Paediatric Rehabilitation. Canada Research Chairs. 500,000.

E. Publications

1. MOST SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATIONS

  1. Faress, A., Chau, T. Towards a multimodal brain-computer interface: Combining fNIRS and fTCD measurements to enable higher classification accuracy. NeuroImage. 2013 Apr 23;77:186-194. Impact Factor 6.252 (Trainee publication, Ahmed Faress, MSc). Senior Responsible Author.

    This paper reports the inaugural empirical demonstration of simultaneous measurements of prefrontal cortical oxygenation by near-infrared spectroscopy and bilateral blood flow velocities of the middle cerebral arteries by transcranial doppler for the purpose of algorithmic detection of brain activity associated with a verbal fluency language task. This study provided quantitative evidence that automatic detection accuracies using both blood oxygenation and flow velocity signal features exceed those attainable by either modality alone in able-bodied young adults. This work is an important step towards the development of wearable hemodynamic brain-computer interfaces for individuals with capable cognition but severe physical limitations.
  2. Myrden, A., Kushki, A., Sejdic, E., Chau, T. A Brain-Computer Interface Based on Bilateral Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound. PLoS One. 2011;6(9):e24170. (8pp). Impact Factor 4.411 (Trainee publication, Myrden, A). Senior Responsible Author.

    This is the first study to propose the use of transcranial Doppler ultrasound as a non-invasive brain-computer interface (TCD-BCI). Our results suggest that verbal fluency (left-lateralized activity) can be algorithmically distinguished from an unconstrained rest state with high accuracy in untrained users. Likewise, mental rotation (right-lateralized) can also be automatically differentiated from rest. This holds significant potential for single or dual-output switch access using only cognitive activity. Furthermore, accuracies attainable with our TCD-BCI exceed those reported with near-infrared spectroscopy, another measurement modality that monitors hemodynamic activity of the brain.
  3. Nhan, B., Chau, T. Classifying affective states using thermal infrared imaging of the human face. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 2010 Apr;57(4):979-987. Impact Factor 2.348 (Trainee publication, Nhan, B.). Senior Responsible Author.

    This paper was the first ever report of facial thermography as a passive access pathway, touting the ability to automatically decode selected affective states across individuals. A key finding was that different people share similar facial thermographic signatures. The important implication of this work is that it is possible to decipher the affective state of a non-verbal patient simply by monitoring their facial skin temperature patterns. This work spawned our own subsequent developments of orofacial detection by thermal imaging and the measurement of anxiety in children with autism by other scientists.
  4. Damouras, S., Chang, M., Sejdic, E., Chau, T. An empirical examination of detrended fluctuation analysis for gait data. Gait & Posture. 2010 Mar;31(3):336-340. Impact Factor 2.576 (Trainee publication, Damouras, S., Chang, M., Sejdic, E.). Senior Responsible Author.

    The method of detrended fluctuation analysis has been widely applied in the study of statistical persistence in physiological time series. However, up until the time of this paper, there were no prescriptions about the appropriate windowing of data, a decision which could artificially bias analyses towards or away from persistence. In this paper, we propose an innovative technique that rigorously prescribes a range of window sizes given the length of the time series. The prescription is based on the concept of statistical stability of an estimator. This work is significant as it increases the repeatability of analyses and facilitates comparison of results across studies.
  5. Tai, K., Blain, S., Chau, T. A review of emerging access technologies for individuals with severe motor impairments. Assistive Technology. 2008;20(4):204-219 (Trainee publication, Tai, K., Blain, S.). Senior Responsible Author.

    This review paper synthesized the literature at the time and proposed a unified model for access solutions. It has formed the conceptual basis for many different access modalities that have been introduced since. The model has also helped to compartmentalize analytical techniques developed in this field as well. Finally, this model has been adopted by the local school board in its two-year project to equip 20 children with functional communication.

2. PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

  • Yousefi, R., Sereshkeh Rezazadeh, A., Chau, T. Exploiting error-related potentials in cognitive task based BCI. Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express. 2018; 5(1):015023. Senior Responsible Author.
  • Proulx, N., Samadani, A., Chau, T.  Online classification of the near-infrared spectroscopy fast optical signal for brain-computer interfaces. Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express. 2018;4:065010 (13pp). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Glowinsky, S., Samadani, A., Chau, T. Limited value of temporo-parietal hemodynamic signals in an optical-electric auditory brain-computer interface. Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express. 2018; 4(4):045035 (13 pp). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Schudlo, L., Chau, T. Development and online testing of a near-infrared spectroscopy brain-computer interface tailored to an individual with severe congenital motor impairments. 2018; 13(6):581-591. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. Senior Responsible Author.
  • Proulx, N., Samadani, A., Chau, T. Quantifying fast optical signal and event-related potential relationships during a visual oddball task. NeuroImage.2018 Sept; 178:119-128, Senior Responsible Author.
  • Plewa, K., Samadani, A.., Orlandi, S., Chau, T. A novel approach to automatically quantify the level of coincident activity between EMG and MMG signals. Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology. 2018; 41:34-40. Senior Responsible Author.
  • Emami, Z., & Chau, T. Investigating the effects of visual distractors on the performance of a motor imagery brain-computer interface. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2018; 129(6):1268-1275. Senior Responsible Author.
  • Schudlo, L., Chau, T. Development of a ternary NIRS-BCI: online classification of VFT, Stroop task and Rest. International Journal of Neural Systems. 2018; 28(4):1750052. Senior Responsible Author.
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  • Sereshkeh Rezazadeh, A., Trott, R., Bricout, A., Chau, T. EEG Classification of Covert Speech Using Regularized Neural Networks. IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing. 2017; 25(12):2292-2300.  Senior Responsible Author.
  • Fleury, A., Cohen-MacFarlane, Ling, J., Chau, T.  Predicting linear elongation with conductive thread-based sensors. IEEE Sensors. 2017;17(20):6537-6548. Senior Responsible Author.
  • Sereshkeh Rezazadeh, A., Trott, R., Bricout, A., Chau, T. Online EEG classification of covert speech for brain-computer interfacing. International Journal of Neural Systems. 2017; 27(8):175003 [16pp.] Senior Responsible Author.
  • Saghir, H., Chau, T., Kushki, A. Atypical autonomic nervous system complexity accompanies social cognition task performance in ASD. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 2017; 39:54-62. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  • King, G., Parker, K., Peacocke, S., Curran, C.J., McPherson, A.C., Chau, T., Widgett, E., Fehlings, D., Milo-Manson, G. Centres for Leadership: A strategy for academic integration. Journal of Health Organization and Management. 2017; 31(3):302-316. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  • Plewa, K., Samadani, A., Chau, T. Comparing electro- and mechano-myographic muscle activation patterns in self-paced pediatric gait. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 2017, 36:73-80. Senior Responsible Author.
  • About Zeid, E., Sereshkeh Rezazadeh, A., Schultz, B., Chau, T. A Ternary Brain-computer Interface based on Single-trial Readiness Potentials of Self-Initiated Fine Movements: A Diversified Classification Scheme. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2017 April 28.11:254(13pp). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Myrden, A., Chau, T. A passive EEG-BCI for single-trial detection of changes in mental state. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 2017 Apr; 25(4):345-356. (Trainee publication, Andrew Myrden, PhD). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Myrden, A., Chau, T. Towards psychologically adaptive brain-computer interfaces. Journal of Neural Engineering. 2016 Nov 14;13(6):066022 (12 pp) (Trainee publication, Myrden, A. (PhD student)). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Abou Zeid, E., Rezazadeh Sereshkeh, A., Chau, T. A pipeline of spatio-temporal filtering for predicting the laterality of self-initiated fine movements from single-trial readiness potentials. Journal of Neural Engineering. 2016 Oct 20;13(6):066012 (14 pp) (Trainee publication, Abou Zeid, E. (PhD student)). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Alves,N., Jobst, C., Hotze, F., Ferrari, P., Lalancette, M., Chau, T., Van Lieshout, P., Cheyne, D. An MEG-compatible electromagnetic tracking system for monitoring orofacial kinematics. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 2016 Aug;63(8):1709-17. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  • Mohammadi, H., Steele, C., Chau, T. Post-Segmentation Swallowing Accelerometry Signal Trimming, and False Positive Reduction. IEEE Signal Processing Letters. 2016 May 10;23(9):1221-1225 (Trainee publication, Mohammadi, H. (PhD student)). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Saghir, H., Chau, T., Kushki, A. Clustering of time-evolving scaling dynamics in a complex signal. Physical Review E. 2016 Jul;94(1-1):012220. Impact Factor 2.3 (Trainee publication, Hamidreza Saghir, PhD. candidate). Co-Principal Author.
  • Zeyl, T., Yin, E., Keightley, M., Chau, T. Improving bit rate in an auditory BCI: Exploiting error-related potentials. Brain-Computer Interfaces. 2016 Apr 20;3(2):75-87 (Trainee publication, T. Zeyl, PhD, E. Yin, PhD). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Goyal, A., Samadani, A., Guerguerian, A.M., Chau, T. An Online Three-Class Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Brain Computer Interface. Neuroscience Research. 2016 Jun;107:47-56 (Trainee publication, A. Goyal, MHSc; A. Samadani, post-doc). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Chiu, T., Anagnostou, E., Brian, J., Chau, T., Kushki, A. Specificity of autonomic arousal to anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research. 2016 Apr;9(4):491-501. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  • Faulkner, H., Myrden, A., Li, M. Mamun, K., Chau, T. Sequential hypothesis testing for automatic detection of task-related changes in cerebral perfusion in a brain-computer interface. Neuroscience Research. 2015 Nov 1;100:29-38 (Trainee publication, Faulkner, MASc; Mydren, PhD candidate, Li, BASc candidate; Mamun, postdoc). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Schudlo, L., Chau, T. Towards a ternary NIRS-BCI: Single-trial classification of verbal fluency task, Stroop task and unconstrained rest. Journal of Neural Engineering. 2015 Oct 9;12(066008):14pp (Trainee publication, L. Schudlo, PhD candidate). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Weyand, S., Chau, T. Correlates of near-infrared spectroscopy brain-computer interface accuracy in a multi-class personalization framework. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2015 Sep 9;9(536):11 pages (Trainee publication, (S. Weyand, PhD)). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Weyand, S., Takehara-Nishiuchi, K., Chau, T. Exploring Methodological Frameworks For A Mental Task-Based Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Brain-Computer Interface. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 2015 Jul 18;254:36-45 (Trainee publication, S. Weyand, PhD candidate). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Lu, J., Mamun, K., Chau, T. Pattern classification to optimize the performance of transcranial Doppler ultrasonography-based brain machine interface. Pattern Recognition Letters. 2015 Jul 23;66:135-143 (Trainee publication, J. Lu, MASc; K. Mamun, post-doctoral fellow). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Weyand, S., Schudlo, L., Takehara-Nishiuchi, K., Chau, T. Usability and performance-informed selection of personalized mental tasks for an online near-infrared spectroscopy brain-computer interface. Neurophotonics. 2015 May 12;2(2):025001. doi:10.1117/1.NPh.2.2.025001 (Trainee publication, S. Weyand, PhD student). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Schudlo, L. and Chau, T. Single-trial classification of near-infrared spectroscopy signals arising from multiple cortical regions. Behavioral Brain Research. 2015 Apr 28;8(290):131-142 (Trainee publication, L. Schudlo, PhD candidate). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Mamun, K., Steele, C.M., Chau, T. Swallowing accelerometry signal feature variations with sensor displacement. Medical Engineering & Physics. 2015 Apr 20;37(7):665-673 (Trainee publication, K. Mamun, post-doctoral fellow). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Fleury, A., Sugar, M., Chau, T. E-textiles for clinical rehabilitation: a scoping review. Electronics. 2015 Feb 28(4):173-203 (Trainee publication, Amanda Fleury, graduate student, Maddy Sugar, summer student). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Yin, E., Zeyl, T., Saab, R., Chau, T., Hu, D., Zhou, Z. A Hybrid Brain-Computer Interface Based on the Fusion of P300 and SSVEP Scores. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 2015 Feb 1;23(4):693-701. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  • De Armas, W., Mamun, K., Chau, T. Vocal frequency estimation and voicing state prediction with surface EMG pattern recognition. Speech Communication. 2014 Sep;63-64:15-26 (Trainee publication, Winston De Armas, MHSc; Khondaker Mamun, Post-doctoral fellow). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Ellis, D., Sejdic, E., Zabjek, K., Chau, T. A pediatric correlational study of stride interval dynamics, energy expenditure and activity level. Pediatric Exercise Science. 2014 Aug 31;26(3):242-249 (Trainee publication, Denine Ellis, MASc). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Myrden, A., Schudlo, L., Weyand, S., Zeyl, T., Chau, T. Trends in communicative access solutions for children with cerebral palsy. Journal of Child Neurology. 2014 May 11;29(8):1108-1118 (Trainee publication, Andrew Myrden, Larissa Schudlo, Sabine Weyand, Tim Zeyl, PhD candidates). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Lu, J., Mamun, K.A., & Chau, T. Online transcranial Doppler ultrasonographic control of an onscreen keyboard. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2014 Apr 22;8(199):11 pp. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00199. Available from: http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00199/abstract. Impact Factor 2.91 (Trainee publication, Jie Lu, MASc, Khondaker Mamun, PhD). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Ghali, B., Mamun, K. & Chau, T. Long-term consistency of handwriting grip kinetics in adults. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 2014 Mar 24;136(4):041005 (Trainee publication, Bassma Ghali, PhD; Khondaker Momen, PhD). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Zeyl, T.J. and Chau, T. A case study of linear classifiers adapted using imperfect labels derived from human event-related potentials. Pattern Recognition Letters. 2014 Feb 1;37:54-62 (Trainee publication, Tim Zeyl, PhD candidate). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Ghali, B., Mamun, K., Chau, T. Grip kinetic profile variability in adult signature writing. Journal of Biometrics & Biostatistics. 2013 Sep 16;4:174. (7 pages). (Trainee publication, Bassma Ghali, PhD Candidate). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Sejdic, E, Findlay, B, Merey, C, Chau, T. The effects of listening to music or viewing television on human gait. Computers in Biology and Medicine. 2013 Jul 16;43:1497-1501 (Trainee publication, Dr. Sejdic, Post-doctoral fellow; B. Findlay, summer student; C. Merey, graduate student). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Sejdic, E., Steele, C.M., Chau, T. Classification of penetration-aspiration versus healthy swallows using dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signals in dysphagic subjects. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 2013 Jul 1;60(7):1767-1775. Senior Responsible Author.
  • Ghali, B., Thalanki Anantha, N., Chan, J., Chau, T. Variability of Grip Kinetics During Adult Signature Writing. PLoS ONE. 2013 May 22;8(5):e63216. (10pp) (Trainee publication, Bassma Ghali, PhD Candidate). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Moghimi S, Kushki, A., Guerguerian, A.M., Chau T. A review of EEG-based brain-computer interfaces as access pathways for individuals with severe disabilities. Assistive Technology. 2013 May 8;25(2):99-110 (Trainee publication, Saba Moghimi, PhD candidate). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Kushki, A., Drumm E., Mobarak M. P., Tanel N., Dupuis A., Chau, T., Anagnostou E. Investigating the Autonomic Nervous System Response to Anxiety in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. PLoS ONE. 2013 Apr 5;8(4):e59730. (8pp). Co-Principal Author.
  • Schwellnus, H., Carnahan, H., Kushki, A., Polatajko, H., Missiuna, C., Chau, T. The writing forces associated with four pencil grasp patterns in Grade 4 children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2013 Mar;67(2):218-227 (Trainee publication, Heidi Schwellnus). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Aleem I and Chau T. Towards a hemodynamic BCI using transcranial Doppler (TCD) without user-specific training data. Journal of Neural Engineering. 2013 Feb;10(1):016005. (8pp). (Trainee publication, Idris Aleem, MHSc student). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Chau, T., Moghimi, S., Popovic, M. Knowledge translation in rehabilitation engineering research and development: A knowledge ecosystem framework. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2013;94(1 Suppl):S9-S19. Principal Author.
  • Steele, C.M., Sejdic, E., Chau, T. Noninvasive detection of thin-liquid aspiration using dual-axis swallowing accelerometry. Dysphagia. 2013;28(1):105-112. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  • Myrden, A, Kushki, A., Sejdic, E., Chau, T. Towards increased data transmission rate for a three-class metabolic brain-computer interface based on transcranial Doppler ultrasound. Neuroscience Letters. 2012 Oct 24;528(2):99-103. Senior Responsible Author.
  • Merey, C., Sejdic, E., Kushki, A., Berall, G., and Chau, T. Quantitative classification of pediatric swallowing through accelerometry. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation. 2012 Jun 9;9(1):34. Impact Factor 3.26 (Trainee publication, Merey, C., Sejdic, E., Kushki, A.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Sejdic, E., Jeffery, R., Vanden Kroonenberg, A., Chau, T. An investigation of stride interval stationarity while listening to music or viewing television. Human Movement Science. 2012 Jun;31(3):695-706. Impact Factor 2.148 (Trainee publication, Sejdic, E). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Falk, T., Andrews, A, Hotze, F., Wan, E., Chau, T. Evaluation of an ambient noise insensitive hum-based powered wheelchair controller. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 2012 May;7(3):242-248 (Trainee publication, Falk, T., Andrews, A, Hotze, F., Wan, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Posatskiy, A., Chau, T. The Effects of Motion Artifact on Mechanomyography: a Comparative Study of Microphones and Accelerometers. Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology. 2012 Apr;22(2):320-324. Impact Factor 1.995 (Trainee publication, Posatskiy, A.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Sejdic, E., Steele, C.M., T. Chau. A method for removal of low frequency components associated with head movements from dual-axis swallowing accelerometry. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(3):e33464. (8pp). (Trainee publication). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Sejdic, E., Can, A, Chaparro, LF, Steele, CM and Chau, T. Compressive Sampling of Swallowing Accelerometry Signals Using Time-Frequency Dictionaries Based on Modulated Discrete Prolate Spheroidal Sequences. EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. 2012;101. doi:10.1186/1687-6180-2012-101 (14 pages). Coauthor or Collaborator.
  • Sejdic, E., Fu, Y, Pak, A., Fairley, J.A., Chau, T. The effects of rhythmic sensory cues on the temporal dynamics of human gait. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(8):e43104. (7 pages). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Posatskiy, A.O., Chau, T. Design and evaluation of a novel microphone-based mechanomyography sensor with cylindrical and conical acoustic chambers. Medical Engineering & Physics. 2012;34:1184-1190. Impact Factor 1.674 (Trainee publication, Posatskiy, A.O.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Schwellnus, H., Carnahan, H., Kushki, A., Polatajko, H., Missiuna, C., Chau, T. The Effect of Pencil Grasp on the Speed and Legibility of Handwriting in Children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2012;66(6):718-726 (Trainee publication, Schwellnus, H., Kushki, A.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Schwellnus, H., Carnahan, H., Kushki, A., Polatajko, H., Missiuna, C., Chau, T. The Effect of Pencil Grasp on the Speed and Legibility of Handwriting after a ten-minute copy task in Grade four children. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 2012;59(3):180-187 (Trainee publication, Schwellnus, H). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Moreno, S., Bialystok, E., Barac, R., Schellenberg, E.G., Cepeda, N., Chau, T. Short-term music training enhances verbal intelligence and executive function. Psychological Science. 2011 Nov;22(11):1425-1433. Impact Factor 5.09. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  • Sejdić, E., Steele, C., Chau T. Scaling analysis of baseline dual-axis cervical accelerometry signals. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. 2011 Sep;103(3):113-120. Impact Factor 1.144 (Trainee publication, Sejdić, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Biddiss, E., McKeever, P., Lindsay, S., Chau, T. Implications of prosthesis funding structures on the experiences of individuals with upper limb absence. Prosthetics and Orthotics International. 2011 Jun;35(2):215-224. Senior Responsible Author.
  • Lee, J., Steele, C.M., Chau, T. Classification of healthy and abnormal swallows based on accelerometry and nasal airflow signals. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. 2011 May;52(1):17-25 (Trainee publication, Lee, J.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Kushki, A., Schwellnus, H., Ilyas, F., Chau, T. Changes in kinetics and kinematics during a prolonged handwriting task. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 2011 May;32(3):1058-1064. Impact Factor 4.11 (Trainee publication, Kushki, A., Schwellnus, H., Ilyas, F.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Steele, C., Chau, T., Molfenter, S., Oshalla, Mohamed, Waito, Ashley, Zoratto, D. The relationship between hyoid and laryngeal displacement and swallowing impairment. Clinical Otolaryngology. 2011 Feb;36(1):30-36. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  • Gane, L, Power, S., Kushki, A., Chau, T. Thermal imaging of the periorbital regions during the presentation of an auditory startle stimulus. PLoS One. 2011;6(11):e27268. (8 pp) (Trainee publication, Gane, L, Power, S., Kushki, A.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Beheshti, S., Hashemi, E., Sejdic, E., Chau, T. Mean Square Error Estimation in Thresholding. IEEE Signal Processing Letters. 2011;18(2):103-106. Impact Factor 1.173. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  • Steele, C.M., Hung, D., Sejdić, E., Chau, T., Fraser, S. Variability in execution of the chin-down maneuver by healthy adults. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica. 2011;63(1):36-42 (Trainee publication, Hung, D., Sejdić, E.). Coauthor or Collaborator.
  • Falk, T., Tam, C., Schwellnus, H., Chau, T. On the development of a computer-based handwriting assessment tool to objectively quantify handwriting function in children. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. 2011;104:e102-e111. Impact Factor 1.144 (Trainee publication, Falk, T.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Steele, CM, Molfenter, SM, Bailey, GL, Cliffe, RE, Waito, AA, Zoratto, DCBH, Weeda, A, Buesselberg, N, Chau, T. Exploration of the utility of a brief swallowing screening protocol with comparison to concurrent videofluoroscopy. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. 2011;35(3):228-242. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  • Kushki, A., Chau, T., Anagnostou, E. Handwriting Difficulties in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders -A Scoping Review. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2011;41(12):1706-1716. Impact Factor 3.063 (Trainee publication, Kushki, A.). Co-Principal Author.
  • Nikjoo, M., Steele, C., Lee, J., Sejdic, E., Chau, T. Discriminating between healthy and abnormal swallowing by combining classifiers on the basis of reputation. Biomedical Engineering Online. 2011;10:100. (18 pp). Impact Factor 2.154 (Trainee publication, Nikjoo, M.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Myrden, A., Kushki, A., Sejdic, E., Chau, T. A Brain-Computer Interface Based on Bilateral Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound. PLoS One. 2011;6(9):e24170. (8pp). Impact Factor 4.411 (Trainee publication, Myrden, A). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Kushki, A., Fairley, J., Merja, S., King, G., Chau, T. Comparison of blood volume pulse and skin conductance measurements from different anatomical sites. Physiological Measurement. 2011;32(10):1529-1539. Impact Factor 1.691 (Trainee publication, Kushki, A., Fairley, J., Merja, S.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Davies, T.C., Chau, T., Fehlings, D., Shanthi, A., Stott, N.S. Youth with cerebral palsy (CP) with different upper limb abilities: How do they access computers? Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2010 Dec;91(12):1952-1956. Impact Factor 2.184. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  • Fairley J., Sejdic E., Chau, T. The effect of treadmill walking on stride interval persistence in children. Human Movement Science. 2010 Dec;29(6):987-998. Impact Factor 2.148 (Trainee publication, Fairley J., Sejdic E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Chang MD, Sejdic E, Wright V, Chau T. Measures of dynamic stability: detecting differences between walking overground and on a compliant surface. Human Movement Science. 2010 Dec;29(6):977-986. Impact Factor 2.148 (Trainee publication, Chang MD, Sejdic E). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Falk, T., Guirgis, M., Power, S., Blain, S., Chau, T. On the use of peripheral autonomic signals for body-machine interface control. Physiological Measurement. 2010 Nov;31(11):1411-1422. Impact Factor 1.691 (Trainee publication, Falk, T., Guirgis, M., Power, S., Blain, S.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Falk H., Tam, C., Schwellnus H., Chau T. Grip force variability and its effects on children’s handwriting legibility, form and strokes. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 2010 Nov;132(11):114504. (5 pp). Impact Factor 1.602 (Trainee publication, Falk H., Schwellnus H.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Sejdić, E., Steele, C.M., Chau, T. Understanding the statistical persistence of dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signals. Computers in Biology and Medicine. 2010 Nov;40(11-12):839-844. Impact Factor 1.269 (Trainee publication, Sejdić, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Sejdić, E., Steele C., Chau T. The effects of head movement on dual-axis cervical accelerometry signals. BMC Research Notes. 2010 Oct;3:269. (6 pp). (Trainee publication, Sejdić, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Alves, N., Falk, T., Chau, T. A novel integrated mechanomyogram-vocalization access solution. Medical Engineering & Physics. 2010 Oct;32(8):940-944. Impact Factor 1.674 (Trainee publication, Alves, N.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Alves N, Chau, T. Uncovering patterns of forearm activity using multi-channel mechanomyography. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 2010 Oct;20(5):777-786. Impact Factor 1.995 (Trainee publication, Alves N). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Memarian, N., Venetsanopoulos, A.N., Chau, T. Validating an infrared thermal switch as a novel access technology. Biomedical Engineering On-Line. 2010 Aug;9:38. (11 pages). Impact Factor 1.639 (Trainee publication, Memarian, N.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Sejdic, E, Falk T.H., Steele, C., Chau T. Vocalization removal for improved automatic segmentation of dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signals. Medical Engineering & Physics. 2010 Jul;32(6):668-672. Impact Factor 1.674 (Trainee publication, Sejdic, E, Falk T.H.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Alves, N., Sahota, B., Sejdic, E., Chau, T. The effect of sensor location on the classification of single-site forearm mechanomyograms. Biomedical Engineering On Line. 2010 Jun;9:23. Impact Factor 1.639 (Trainee publication, Alves, N., Sahota, B., Sejdic, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Hana F., Molfenter, SM, Cliffe, RE, Chau, T., Steele, C. Anthropometric and demographic correlates of dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signal characteristics: a canonical correlation analysis. Dysphagia. 2010 Jun;25(2):94-103. Impact Factor 1.741 (Trainee publication, Hana F.). Co-Principal Author.
  • Zoratto DCB, Chau T, Steele CM. Hyolaryngeal excursion as the physiological source of swallowing accelerometry signals. Physiological Measurement. 2010 Jun;31(6):843-855. Impact Factor 1.691 (Trainee publication, Zoratto DCB). Co-Principal Author..
  • Alves, N., Chau, T. The design and testing of a novel mechanomyogram-driven switch controlled by small eyebrow movements. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. 2010 May;7:22. (10 pp). Impact Factor 2.115 (Trainee publication, Alves, N.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Nhan, B., Chau, T. Classifying affective states using thermal infrared imaging of the human face. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 2010 Apr;57(4):979-987. Impact Factor 2.348 (Trainee publication, Nhan, B.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Alves, N., Chau, T. Automatic detection of muscle activity from mechanomyogram signals: a comparison of amplitude and wavelet-based methods. Physiological Measurement. 2010 Apr;31(4):461-476. Impact Factor 1.691 (Trainee publication, Alves, N.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Damouras, S., Chang, M., Sejdic, E., Chau, T. An empirical examination of detrended fluctuation analysis for gait data. Gait & Posture. 2010 Mar;31(3):336-340. Impact Factor 2.576 (Trainee publication, Damouras, S., Chang, M., Sejdic, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Sejdic, E., Komisar, V., Steele, C.M., Chau, T. Baseline characteristics of dual-axis cervical accelerometry signals. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2010 Mar;38(3):1048-1059. Impact Factor 2.409 (Trainee publication, Sejdic, E., Komisar, V.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Fairley J., Sejdic, E., Chau T. Investigating the correlation between pediatric stride interval persistence and gross energy expenditure. BMC Research Notes. 2010 Feb;3:47 (Trainee publication, Fairley J., Sejdic, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Blain S., Power S., Sejdic, E., Mihailidis, A., Chau, T. A cardiorespiratory classifier of voluntary and involuntary electrodermal activity. Biomedical Engineering On-Line. 2010 Feb;9:11. Impact Factor 1.639 (Trainee publication, Blain S., Power S., Sejdic, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Fairley, J., Sejdic, E., Chau T. An investigation of stride interval stationarity in a pediatric population. Human Movement Science. 2010 Feb;29(1):125-136. Impact Factor 2.148 (Trainee publication, Fairley, J., Sejdic, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Lee J., Sejdic, E., Steele C., Chau T. Effects of liquid stimuli on dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signals in a healthy population. Biomedical Engineering On-line. 2010 Feb;9:7. (10 pages). Impact Factor 1.639 (Trainee publication, Lee J.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Sejdic, E., Steele, C., Chau T. A procedure for denoising dual-axis accelerometry signals. Physiological Measurement. 2010 Jan;31(1):N1-N9. Impact Factor 1.691 (Trainee publication, Sejdic, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Torres J, Chau, T. Wearable indoor pedestrian dead reckoning system. Pervasive and Mobile Computing. 2010;6(3):351-361 (Trainee publication, Torres J). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Damouras, S., Sejdic, E., Steele, C., Chau, T. An on-line swallow detection algorithm based on the quadratic variation of dual axis accelerometry. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. 2010;58(6):3352-3359. Impact Factor 3.5 (Trainee publication, Damouras, S., Sejdic, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Orovic, I., Stankovic, S., Chau,T., Steele, C., and Sejdic, E. Time-frequency analysis and Hermite projection method applied to swallowing accelerometry signals. EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. 2010. 7 pages. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  • Luu, S., Chau, T. Neural representation of preference level in the prefrontal cortex. Neuroreport. 2009 Dec;20(18):1581-1585. Impact Factor 1.805 (Trainee publication, Luu, S.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Lee J., Steele, C., Chau, T. Swallow segmentation with artificial neural networks and multi-sensor fusion. Medical Engineering & Physics. 2009 Nov;31(9):1049-1055. Impact Factor 1.674 (Trainee publication, Lee J.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Chang, M., Shaikh, S., Chau, T. The effect of treadmill walking on fractal rhythms in healthy human gait. Gait & Posture. 2009 Nov;30(4):431-435 (Trainee publication, Chan, M., Shaikh, S.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Hung, D., Sejdic, E., Steele, C., Chau, T. Extraction of average neck flexion angle during swallowing in neutral and chin-tuck positions. Biomedical Engineering On-line. 2009 Oct;8:25. Impact Factor 1.639 (Trainee publication, Hung, D., Sejdic, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Lee J., Chau, T., Steele, C. Effects of age and stimulus on submental mechanomyography signals during swallowing. Dysphagia. 2009 Sep;24(3):265-273. Impact Factor 1.741 (Trainee publication, Lee J.). Co-Principal Author.
  • Young, S., Pratt, J., Chau, T. Target-directed movements at a comfortable pace: movement duration and Fitts’s law. Journal of Motor Behavior. 2009 Jul;41(4):339-346. Impact Factor 1.596 (Trainee publication, Young, S.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Nhan, B., Chau, T. Infrared thermal imaging as a physiological access pathway: a study of baseline characteristics of facial temperatures. Physiological Measurement. 2009 Apr;30(4):N23-N35. Impact Factor 1.691 (Trainee publication, Nhan, B.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Luu, S., Chau, T. Decoding subjective preference from single-trial near-infrared spectroscopy signals. Journal of Neural Engineering. 2009 Feb;6(1):016003. (8pp). Impact Factor 3.739 (Trainee publication, Luu, S.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Young, S., Pratt, J., Chau, T. Misperceiving the speed-accuracy tradeoff: imagined movements and perceptual decisions. Experimental Brain Research. 2009 Jan;192(1):121-132. Impact Factor 2.256 (Trainee publication, Young, S.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Memarian, N., Venestapolous T., Chau, T. Mutual Information as a Measure of the Effect of Contextual Factors on Single Switch Use. Open Rehabilitation. 2009;2:1-10 (Trainee publication, Memarian, N.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Sejdic, E., Steele, C., Chau, T. Segmentation and Time Duration Analysis of Dual-Axis Swallowing Accelerometry Signals in Healthy Subjects. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 2009;56(4):1090-1097. Impact Factor 2.154 (Trainee publication, Sejdic, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Torres J., Guan, M., Biddiss, E., Chau, T. Mediated reality tools for navigation in smart environments. Technology & Health Care. 2009;17(3):237-25. (INVITED) Special Issue on Smart Environments: Technology to support healthcare. Senior Responsible Author.
  • Li W, Lam-Damji S, Chau, T., Fehlings, D. The development of a home-based virtual reality therapy system to promote upper extremity movement for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Technology & Disability. 2009;21(3):107-113 (Trainee publication, Li W). Coauthor or Collaborator.
  • Silva, J., Torres, J., Chau, T., Mihailidis, A. A novel asynchronous access method with binary interfaces. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation. 2008 Oct;5:24. (19 pages). Impact Factor 2.115 (Trainee publication, Silva, J., Torres, J.). Co-Principal Author.
  • Biddiss, E., Chau, T. Multivariate prediction of upper limb prosthesis acceptance or rejection. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 2008 Jul;3(4):181-192 (Trainee publication, Biddiss, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Alves, N, Chau, T. Testing the Stationarity of Mechanomyographic Signals from Extrinsic Hand Muscles During Isometric Contractions. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 2008 Jun;18(3):509-515. Impact Factor 1.995 (Trainee publication, Alves, N). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Biddiss, E., Chau, T. Dielectric elastomers as actuators for upper limb prosthetics: challenges and opportunities. Medical Engineering & Physics. 2008 May;30(4):403-418. Impact Factor 1.674 (Trainee publication, Biddiss, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Blain S., Mihailidis A., Chau, T. Assessing the potential of electrodermal activity as an alternative access pathway. Medical Engineering & Physics. 2008 May;30(4):509-515. Impact Factor 1.674 (Trainee publication, Blain S.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Alves, N, Chau, T. Vision-based Segmentation of Continuous Mechanomyographic Grasping Sequences for Training Multifunction Prostheses. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 2008 Feb;55(2):765-773. Impact Factor 2.154 (Trainee publication, Alves, N). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Fernandes, D., Chau, T. Fractal dimension of pacing and grip force in handwriting stroke production. Journal of Biomechanics. 2008;41(1):40-46. Impact Factor 2.657 (Trainee publication, Fernandes, D.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Young, S., Pratt, J., Chau, T. Choosing the fastest movement: perceiving speed-accuracy tradeoffs. Experimental Brain Research. 2008;185(4):681-688. Impact Factor 2.256 (Trainee publication, Young, S.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Tai, K., Blain, S., Chau, T. A review of emerging access technologies for individuals with severe motor impairments. Assistive Technology. 2008;20(4):204-219 (Trainee publication, Tai, K., Blain, S.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Blain, S., Chau, T. (co-principal & corresponding author), Mihailidis, A. Body language: the untapped potential of the autonomic nervous system. Open Rehabilitation. 2008;1:27-37 (Trainee publication, Blain, S.). Co-Principal Author.
  • Lee J., Steele, C., Chau T. Time and Time-Frequency Characterization of Dual-Axis Swallowing Accelerometry Signals. Physiological Measurement. 2008;29(9):1105-1120. Impact Factor 1.691 (Trainee publication, Lee J.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Biddiss, E., Chau, T. Upper limb prosthetics: Critical factors in device abandonment. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2007 Dec;86(12):977-987. Impact Factor 1.556 (Trainee publication, Biddiss, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Momen, K., Krishnan, S., Chau, T. Real-time classification of forearm electromyographic signals corresponding to user-selected intentional movements for multifunction prosthesis control. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 2007 Dec;15(4):535-542. Impact Factor 2.417 (Trainee publication, Momen, K.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Torres, J., Chau, T. A flexible routing scheme for patients with topographical disorientation. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation. 2007 Nov;4:44. (11 pages). Impact Factor 2.115 (Trainee publication, Torres, J.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Biddiss, E., Beaton, D., Chau, T. Consumer design priorities for upper limb prosthetics. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 2007 Nov;2(6):345-357 (Trainee publication, Biddiss, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Biddiss, E. & Chau, T. Upper limb prosthesis use and abandonment: a survey of the last 25 years. Prosthetics and Orthotics International. 2007 Sep;31(3):236-257 (Trainee publication, Biddiss, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Biddiss, E. & Chau, T. The roles of predisposing characteristics, need, and enabling resources on upper extremity prosthesis use and abandonment. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 2007 Mar;2(2):71-84 (Trainee publication, Biddiss, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Tam, C., Schwellnus, H., Eaton, C., Lamont, A., Chau, T. Movement-to-music technology: A play and music experience for children with physical disabilities. Occupational Therapy International. 2007;14(2):99-112. Senior Responsible Author.
  • Chau, T, Ji, JP, Tam C, Schwellnus H. A novel instrument for quantifying grip activity during handwriting. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2006 Nov;87(11):1542-1547. Impact Factor 2.184 (Trainee publication, Ji, JP). Principal Author.
  • Lee, J., Blain, S., Casas, M., Berall, G., Kenny, D., Chau, T. A radial basis classifier for the automatic detection of aspiration in children with dysphagia. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation. 2006 Jul;3(1):14. (17 pages). Impact Factor 2.115 (Trainee publication, Lee, J., Blain, S.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Biddiss, E., & Chau, T. Electroactive polymeric sensors in hand prostheses: bending response of an ionic polymer metal composite. Medical Engineering & Physics. 2006 Jul;28(6):568-578. Impact Factor 1.674 (Trainee publication, Biddiss, E.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Chau, T., Schwellnus, H., Tam, C., Lamont, A., Eaton, C. Augmented environments for paediatric rehabilitation. Technology & Disability. 2006;18(4):167-171. Principal Author.
  • Silva, J., Heim, W., & Chau, T. A self-contained mechanomyography-driven externally powered prosthesis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2005 Oct;86(10):2066-2070. Impact Factor 2.184 (Trainee publication, Silva, J.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Silva J. & Chau, T. A Mathematical model for source separation of MMG signals recorded with a coupled microphone-accelerometer sensor pair. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 2005 Sep;52(9):1493-1501. Impact Factor 2.154 (Trainee publication, Silva J.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Campbell, K.M., Casas, M.J., Kenny, D.J. & Chau, T. Diagnosis of ankylosis in permanent incisors by expert ratings, Periotest® and digital sound wave analysis. Dental Traumatology. 2005 Aug;21(4):206-212. Impact Factor 1.274. Co-Principal Author.
  • Chau, T., Young, S., & Redekop, S. Management of variability in the summary and comparison of gait data. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation. 2005 Jul;2 (Special Issue on Gait Variability):22. (INVITED)  (20 pages). Impact Factor 2.115 (Trainee publication, Young, S.). Principal Author.
  • Chau T., Chau, D., Casas M., Berall G. & Kenny D. Investigating the stationarity of paediatric aspiration signals. IEEE Transactions on Neural and Rehabilitation Engineering. 2005 Mar;13(1):1-7. Impact Factor 2.417. Principal Author.
  • Chau T. & Parker K. On the robustness of stride frequency estimation. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 2004 Feb;51(2):294-303. Impact Factor 2.154. Principal Author.
  • Silva J., Chau T., Naumann S. & Heim W. Systematic characterization of silicon-embedded accelerometers for mechanomyography. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing. 2003 May;41(3):290-295. Impact Factor 1.379 (Trainee publication, Silva J.). Co-Principal Author.
  • Silva J. & Chau T. Coupled microphone-accelerometer sensor pair for dynamic noise reduction in mechanomyography signal recording. Electronics Letters. 2003;39(21):1496-1498. Impact Factor 1.14 (Trainee publication, Silva J.). Senior Responsible Author.
  • Chau T. & Rizvi S. Automatic stride interval extraction from long, highly variable and noisy gait timing signals. Human Movement Science. 2002 Oct;21(4):495-514. Impact Factor 2.148 (Trainee publication, Rizvi S.). Principal Author.
  • Chau, T. A Review of Analytical Techniques for Gait Data. Part 2: Neural Network and Wavelet Methods. Gait & Posture. 2001 Apr;13(2):102-120. Principal Author.
  • Chau, T. A Review of Analytical Techniques for Gait Data. Part 1: Fuzzy, Statistical and Fractal Methods. Gait & Posture. 2001 Feb;13(1):49-66. Impact Factor 2.576. Principal Author.
  • Chau, T. Marginal maximum entropy partitioning yields consistent probability density functions. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 2001;23(4):414-417. Impact Factor 5.96. Principal Author.
  • Chau, T., & Wong, A.K.C. Pattern discovery by residual analysis and recursive partitioning. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. 1999;11(6):833-852. Impact Factor 2.236. Principal Author.

Books

  1. Chau, T. and Fairley, J. Pediatric Rehabilitation Engineering: From Disability to Possibility. CRC Press; 2010. ISBN 9781439808429.

Book Chapters

  1. Ghali, B., Mamun, K.A., Chau, T. A Comparison of Handwriting Grip Kinetics Associated with Authentic and Well-Practiced Bogus Signatures. In: Silhavy, R., Senkerik, R., Oplatkova, Z.K., Prokopova, Z., Silhavy, P., editor(s). Artificial Intelligence Perspectives and Applications. 347. (Switzerland): Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 257-266 (Trainee publication, B. Ghali, PhD candidate). Senior Responsible Author.
  2. K. Paton, T. Chau, and T. Falk. Client-Centred Music Imagery Classification Based on Hidden Markov Models of Baseline Prefrontal Hemodynamic Response. In: R Fazel-Rezai, editor(s). Brain-Computer Interface Systems – Recent Progress and Future Prospects. InTech; 2013. p. 137-154. ISBN 978-953-51-1134-4. Available from: http://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs/43795/InTech-Client_centred_music_imagery_classification_based_on_hidden_markov_models_of_baseline_prefrontal_hemodynamic_response.pdf (Trainee publication, Kelly Paton, Engineering Intern). Coauthor or Collaborator.
  3. Chau, T., Memarian, N., Leung, B., Treherne, D., Hobbs, D., Worthington-Eyre, B., Lamont, A., Pla-Mobarak, M. Home-based computer vision access technologies for individuals with severe motor impairments. In: J.C. Augusto, M. Huch, A. Kameas, J. Maitland, P. McCullagh, J. Roberts, A. Sixsmith, R. Wichert, editor(s). Handbook of Ambient Assisted Living-Technology for Healthcare, Rehabilitation and Well-being. Vol. 1. 2012. p. 581-597. ISBN 978-1-60750-836-6. Principal Author.
  4. Nikjoo, M., Kushki, A., Lee, J., Steele. C., Chau, T. Chapter 8. Reputation-based neural network combinations. In: K. Suzuki, editor(s). Artificial Neural Networks – Methodological Advances and Biomedical Applications. InTech Publishing; 2011. p. 151-170. ISBN 978-953-307-243-2. (Trainee publication, Nikjoo, M., Kushki, A.). Senior Responsible Author.
  5. Power S., Moghimi, S., Nhan, B., Chau, T. Nascent access technologies for individuals with severe physical disabilities. In: J. Pereira, editor(s). Handbook of Research on Personal Autonomy Technologies and Disability Informatics. IGI Global Publishers; 2011. p. 16-35 (Trainee publication, Power S., Moghimi, S., Nhan, B.). Senior Responsible Author.
  6. Alves-Kotzev, N., Blain, S., Falk, T., Leung, B., Memarian, N., Chau, T. Emerging access solutions for children with severe physical disabilities. In: T. Chau and J. Fairley, editor(s). Pediatric Rehabilitation Engineering: From Disability to Possibility. CRC Press; 2010. ISBN 9781439808429. (Trainee publication, Alves-Kotzev, N., Blain, S., Falk, T., Leung, B., Memarian, N.). Senior Responsible Author.
  7. Torres, J., Falk, TH., Chau, T. A review of indoor localization technologies: navigational assistance for topographical disorientation. In: FJV Molina, editor(s). Ambient Intelligence. In-Tech; 2010. p. 51-84. ISBN 978-953-307-078-0. (Trainee publication, Torres, J.). Senior Responsible Author.
  8. Falk T, Chan WY, Sejdic E, Chau, T. Chapter 5. Spectro-temporal analysis of auscultatory sounds. In: D. Campolo, editor(s). New Developments in Biomedical Engineering. In-Tech Publishing; 2010. p. 93-104. ISBN: 978-953-7619-57-2. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  9. Silva, S., Chau, T., Mihailidis, A. Automatic activity detection for in-place care. In: A. Mihailidis, J. Boger, H. Kautz and L. Normie, editor(s). Technology and Aging, Assistive Technology Research Series. 21. IOS Press; 2008. p. 11-18 (Trainee publication, Silva, S.). Coauthor or Collaborator.

Clinical Practice Letters

  1. Eaton-Russell, C., Bouffet, E., Chau, T., Brownstone, D., Van Halderen, C. When a dying child cannot speak: helping patients and families improve communication. Rehab & Community Care Medicine. 2008. 17(1):24-26. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  2. Knox, R., Lamont, A., Chau, T., Hamdani, Y., Schwellnus, H., Eaton, C., Tam, C., & Johnson, P. Movement-to-music: designing and implementing a virtual music instrument for young people with disabilities. International Journal of Community Music. 2005;2(1). Coauthor or Collaborator.
  3. Schwellnus, H., Tam, C., Chau, T., Knox, R., Johnson, P., & Hamdani, Y. Using Movement to Music Technology to Facilitate Play in Children with Special Needs. Occupational Therapy Now. 2002;4(6):11-13. Coauthor or Collaborator.

3. NON-PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Editorials

  1. Chau, T. Intelligent systems in paediatric rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. 2007;19:17-20. Special Issue. Principal Author.

Magazine Entries

  1. K. Vermond. “Their time to be heard Using technology to empower children with disabilities.” University of Waterloo Magazine. Fall 2019
  2. Tim Falconer. Techno music – a team of Toronto engineers is helping disabled kids rock out. Reader’s Digest. 2012 Aug:52-57.
  3. M. Witten. “Strong Arm Tactics.”. Toronto Life Magazine. 2007 Feb:33-39.
  4. L. Shallcross. “I want my therapy! Now!”. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) PRISM Magazine. 2007;Vol. 16(No. 8).
  5. G. F. S. “Young Pioneers: Eight U of T alumni appear on Caldwell’s Top 40 under 40 list.”. University of Toronto Magazine. 2007;Autumn:16.
  6. D. Bortolotti. “Innovator Tom Chau.”. Today’s Parent Magazine. 2006 May:98-99.
  7. M. Saros Leung. “Technology that Enables.”. EDGE Magazine – Leaders section. 2005;Spring/Summer, Vol. 6(No. 2):7.
  8. J. Doble. “Giving disabled kids a hand.”. The University of Waterloo Magazine. 2005;Fall:29.
  9. L. Kinross. “Untapping every child’s promise.”. Exceptional Parent. 2004 Dec; Vol. 34(Issue 12):43-44. (Picture of aspirometer and virtual music instrument).
  10. “Pull Up a Chair.” University of Toronto Magazine. 2004; Summer, Volume 31(Number 4): page 13.
  11. Active Living Magazine Staff. “Muscles making noise for prosthetics.”. Active Living Magazine – healthy lifestyles for today’s amputees. 2004: Article no.73. Available from: http://www.activelivingmagazine.com/artman/publish/article_73.shtml.
  12. “Using music to help children with disabilities play.”. Occupational Therapy Now. 2002;4(5):27.

Newspaper Articles

  1. Governor General’s Innovation Awards: How 6 Canadian breakthroughs are making a difference worldwide”, The Globe & Mail, May 22, 2018.
  2. Device allows girl’s personality to come to our world”. Toronto Star, June 27, 2016.
  • N. Rockel. “Scientist innovates for disabled kids.”. The Globe and Mail. 2010 Nov 2; B16. (part of the 25 Transformational Canadians 11-week series).
  • N. McGarry. “Professor Tom Chau – VIP.”. UTORONTO medicine (Vol. 6, Issue 1). 2010 Sep:4.
  • S. Agrell et al. “25 Ideas that are Changing the World.”. Toronto Life. 2009 Dec. Our near-infrared spectroscopy brain scanning research was listed at #8.
  • S. Krashinsky. “Finding the words.”. Globe & Mail. 2009 Aug 31.
  • L. Nguyen and B. Bouzne. “Hot speech gives voice to silent.”. National Post. 2009 Aug 31.
  • “Shining a light into trapped minds.”. The Globe & Mail. 2009 Feb 17; Life – Health: L4.
  • “Hooked on mind-reading.”. Toronto Sun. 2009 Feb 11:14.
  • S. Ubelacker. “Mind-reading scan aimed to help children who can’t speak or move.”. Canadian Press. 2009 Feb 11.
  • “Mind-reading helps children with cerebral palsy.”. Ming Pao Daily News. 2009 Feb 11: A11.
  • S. Fine. “Unlocking the minds of challenged children.”. Education Today (Summer Vol. 21, No. 2). 2009:13-15.
  • M. Witten. “Grasping the future.”. Readers Digest. 2008 Jul:118-122.
  • H. Branswell. “Battling a condition that’s tough to swallow.”. The Globe & Mail. 2008 Jan 22.
  • “Can all kids play the piano.”. Excellence, Innovation, Leadership: Research at the University of Toronto (Spring). 2008.
  • J. Lynn Fraser. “Every move they make: Researchers at Bloorview Kids Rehab help severely disabled children communicate through music.”. Innovation Canada (Issue #31). 2007 Nov.
  • “Bright, young, successful – four alumni make the Top 40 under 40 list.”. Waterloo Engineering Alumni Letter (Number 52). 2007 Jul:16.
  • M. Johne. “Small-miracle worker.”. Globe & Mail (Special Supplement for the 2006 Top 40 Under 40 Awards.). 2007 May 8.
  • W. D. Lightwall. “Young Achievers named to top 40 list.”. University of Toronto Bulletin (No. 18). 2007 May 8: Pages 1 and 4.
  • O. Dyer. “Can video games zap childhood and adult obesity? Studies suggest that games can help shed pounds and improve motor skills.”. National Review of Medicine (Volume 4, Number 5). 2007 Mar 15. (features engineering student William Li and virtual reality therapy).
  • D. Girard. “Rehab child’s play with video game.”. Toronto Star. 2007 Jan 29; C1 and C5. (featuring undergrad engineering student William Li, Dr. Darcy Fehlings, OT Sophie Lam-Damji and client M. Sherwin).
  • T. Flanagan. “Virtual Therapy.”. National Post. 2007 Jan 24:A18. (featuring undergrad engineering student William Li and Dr. Darcy Fehlings).
  • L. R. Cohen. “Student develops therapeutic video game.”. U of T Bulletin. 2007 Jan 9:5.
  • M. Sunderland. “Researchers aspire to overcome hazardous aspirations.”. Design Product News (January/February, Vol. 35, No. 1). 2007:21.
  • “Professor Tom Chau Named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.”. Skulematters, University of Toronto. (Fall). 2007.
  • K. Conor. “From disability to possibility.”. Toronto Sun. 2006 Aug 20. (includes virtual music instrument).
  • Maclean’s 2006 Honour Roll (Discoverer & Thinkers). “Tom Chau: Kids, not computers are the future.”. Maclean’s Magazine. 2006 Jul 1:71.
  • K. Connor. “Hospital a dream home: Bloorview Kids Rehab helps children reach goals.”. Toronto Sun. 2006 Jun 14. (features Megan Strysio).
  • “Research for locked-in patients: Chau’s new invention recognized.” (Chinese). Ming Pao. 2006 Apr 26: A01.
  • “Chau receives award.” (Chinese). Sing Tao Daily. 2006 Apr 26:9.
  • W. Wang. “Tom Chau awarded for work with children with disabilities.” (Chinese). Today Daily News. 2006 Apr 25: A03.
  • J. Terauds. “Disabled find their sound.”. Toronto Star. 2006 Apr 4: A3.
  • K. Wan. “Tom Chau: Young Engineer of the Year.”. The Canon (Volume XXIII, Issue VI). 2006 Jan 17:4.
  • M. Masstromateo. “Where engineering & medicine meet.”. Engineering Dimensions (May/June). 2006:52-59.
  • M. Masstromateo. “Guidance from teen years helps Tom Chau today.”. Catholic Register (Week of May 21.). 2006:5.
  • J. Phan. “Tom Chau wins young engineer award.” (Chinese). Sing Tao Daily News. 2005 Dec 24: A7.
  • T. Belford. “Engineer improves lives with the blink of an eye.”. Globe & Mail. 2005 Dec 15; Report on Business: B11.
  • E. Monier-Williams. “Communications Wizardry.”. University of Toronto Bulletin. 2005 Dec 12:7. (Featuring Natasha Alves & Stefanie Blain).
  • J. Hall. “Engineering help for disabled kids.”. Metro. 2005 Nov 14:15.
  • J. Hall. “Harnessing science to transform young lives.”. Toronto Star. 2005 Nov 12; GTA Section: B1-B2.
  • B. Clarkson. “Engineering fuller lives for children.”. The Toronto Sun. 2005 Nov 12:30.
  • “Using technology to improve lives” (Chinese). SingTao Daily News. 2005 Nov 12: A2.
  • “Ontario Professional Engineers Awards – Celebrating Engineering Excellence.”. Globe & Mail (Special Information Report- Engineering Medal Young Engineer). 2005 Nov 7:3.
  • S. Benitah. “Engineer uses skills to help disabled kids.”. Town Crier. 2005 Nov:5.
  • A. Csanady. “UW’s engineers honoured.”. Imprint – The University of Waterloo Student Newspaper (Volume 28). 2005 Oct 25; Issue 13.
  • W. Wong. “PRISM lab research.” (Chinese). Ming Pao Daily. 2005 May 15: A4.
  • L. Kinross. “Students take top engineering scholarships.”. Sites & Sounds (Spring). 2005.
  • A. Davidson. “Student-built robots a lesson in helping disabled.”. The Globe and Mail. 2004 Dec 4: A3. (quoted several times).
  • D. Hobbs. “Playing music with your body.”. NEXUS Newsletter, The official newsletter of the clients, families, carers, staff and friends of Novita Children’s Service Inc. 2004 Oct: p.1.
  • H. Irfan. “Virtual instruments let disabled kids make music.”. Varsity Newspaper, University of Toronto. 2004 Sep 27: p.8.
  • L. Green. “Researchers put muscles to work like never before.”. O & P Business News. 2004 Sep 15: pp. 42-46.
  • P. McKay. “Making hard lives easier.”. The Edmonton Journal, Sunday Reader-Science section. 2004 Jul 11: page d08.
  • P. McKay. “Life Lines: PRISM Lab’s technology helps empower and comfort disabled and dying children.”. The Ottawa Citizen. 2004 Jul 8; The Citizen Tech Weekly section: page f02.
  • P. McKay. “Technology brings miracle of music.”. The Montreal Gazette. 2004 Jul 8: page A15.
  • “Harnessing Muscle Sound.”. The Regina Leader Post. 2004 May 15: p. G3.
  • “How to build a better hand.”. AI Alert (The American Association for Artificial Intelligence). 2004 May 12.
  • “How to build a better hand.”. ACM TechNews (Association for Computing and Machinery) (Vol. 6, Iss. 641). 2004 May 7.
  • “Girl gets innovative prosthetic hand.”. The Hamilton Spectator. 2004 May 3.
  • E. Carey. “How to build a better hand.”. Toronto Star. 2004 May 3; GTA Section: page B3.
  • “Device gives voice to kids who lose theirs.”. The Guelph Mercury. 2004 Apr 27.
  • “Device ‘speaks’ when kids can’t.”. The London Free Press. 2004 Apr 19.
  • “Device gives voice to kids who lose theirs in surgery.”. The Western Star. 2004 Apr 17.
  • “Device helps kids to ‘speak’ after losing voice to surgery.”. The Prince George Citizen. 2004 Apr 17.
  • “Device gives voice to kids after surgery.”. Alberni Valley Times. 2004 Apr 16.
  • “Researcher designs device to give voice to kids who lose theirs in surgery.”. The Oxford Review. 2004 Apr 16.
  • “Device gives voice to children who lose theirs.”. The Examiner. 2004 Apr 16.
  • “Giving voice to sick kids.”. 24 Hours Free Daily (Volume 1). 2004 Apr 15; No. 111: page 18.
  • “Sickening silence – Device gives voice back to ill children.”. The Edmonton Sun. 2004 Apr 15.
  • “New voice for children after brain surgery.”. Red Deer Advocate. 2004 Apr 15.
  • “Speaking up for themselves.”. The Beacon Herald. 2004 Apr 15.
  • “Researcher designs device to give voice to kids who lose theirs.”. Brandon Sun. 2004 Apr 14.
  • H. Branswell. “Researcher designs device to give voice to kids who lose theirs in surgery.”. Canadian Press. 2004 Apr 14.
  • J. Skinner. “Bloorview chipping in with new technology.”. North York Mirror. 2004 Apr 14: page 1 and 3.
  • “Le ministre Volpe se réjouit des 50 nouvelles chaires de recherche du Canada dont sont dotées les universités ontariennes.”. CNW Telbec. 2004 Apr 7.
  • M. Saros Leung. “25 More CRCs for U of T.”. The Bulletin University of Toronto (Number 17). 2004 Apr 5: Pages 1-2. (with lead in about Tom Chau’s research program).
  • “New Research Chairs include Rising Stars.”. ORION News Briefs (The Electronic Newsletter of the Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network) (Vol. 2). 2004 Apron. 4.
  • K. Scheuer. “Tom Chau awarded Research Chair in rehabilitation engineering.”. Beach-South Riverdale Town Crier. 2004 Warpage 5.
  • L. Kinross. “Canada invests in engineer’s smart technology.”. Sites & Sounds. 2004 Mar. Featured on AI Topics (American Association for Artificial Intelligence), Applications, Assistive Technologies – www.aaai.org/AITopics.html.
  • “Megan’s Myo Handiwork.”. CHAMP – The War Amps Child Amputee Program (Vol. 91 July/August). 2004.
  • L. Kinross. “Using technology to enrich the lives of children affected by disabilities.”. Hospital Perspectives, Ontario Hospital Association (Volume 11, Issue 2, Spring/Summer). 2004: pages 1 and 8.
  • D. Hobbs. “Churchill Fellowship Experiences.”. Nexus Newsletter, The official newsletter of the clients, families, caregivers, staff and friends of The Crippled Children’s Association of South Australia Incorporated. 2003 Sep. (includes description of the virtual music instrument).
  • L. Kinross. “Harnessing the murmur of muscles.”. Sites & Sounds. 2003 Jul.
  • D. Hobbs. “Churchill Fellowship Experiences.”. Action Packed, Newsletter of the Australian Cerebral Palsy Association (Vol. 8, Iss. 3). 2003:11. (description of virtual music instrument).
  • “Software is music to their ears.”. Ottawa Citizen. 2002 Dec 26.
  • J. P. Moczulski. “Technology flexes its muscles to help children.”. Toronto Star. 2002 Dec 24:C05.
  • “Kids with disabilities learn to be rock stars”. Evening News. 2002 Dec 21.
  • “Kids with disabilities learn to be rock stars.”. Journal Pioneer. 2002 Dec 21.
  • “Kids with disabilities learn to be rock stars.”. Western Star. 2002 Dec 21.
  • “Living out their fantasies.”. Barrie Examiner. 2002 Dec 21.
  • “Software allows children with disabilities to play music.”. Brantford Expositor. 2002 Dec 21.
  • “Kids with disabilities learn to be rock stars.”. Fredricton Daily Gleaner. 2002 Dec 21.
  • “Chasing a dream made possible.”. Welland Tribune. 2002 Dec 20.
  • “Kids with disabilities learn to be rock stars.”. North Bay Nugget. 2002 Dec 20.
  • “Software converts movement into music.”. Peterbrough Examiner. 2002 Dec 20.
  • “Software helps kids with disabilities.”. Cape Breton Post. 2002 Dec 20.
  • “Disabled kids learn music by computer.”. Red Deer Advocate. 2002 Dec 20.
  • “Kids with disabilities learn to be rock stars.”. Daily News. 2002 Dec 19.
  • “Software allows kids to learn to be rock stars.”. Daily News. 2002 Dec 19.
  • “Kids with disabilities learn to be rock stars.”. Timmins Daily Press. 2002 Dec 19.
  • “Canadian software helps disabled children.”. Stratford Beacon Herald. 2002 Dec 19.
  • “Disabled kids can be rock stars.”. The Edmonton Sun. 2002 Dec 19.
  • A. Pacienza. “Kids with disabilities learn to be rock stars with made-in-Canada software.”. Canadian Press. 2002 Dec 18.
  • L. Kinross. “Movement to Music.”. Hospital News- Canada’s Health Care Newspaper (15). 2002 Mar; 3:23.
  • L. Kinross. “For Julia, joy is in the sound of music.”. Sites & Sounds. 2001 Sep.

Industry Publications

  1. Chau T. SAP and Pitney Bowes: A graphical shipping interface. 1998. IBM Canada for Nobel Biocare, North York, Ontario.
  2. Chau T. SAP Technical Needs Analysis. 1998. IBM Canada for Orica Canada Explosives, North York, Ontario.
  3. Chau T. Essential SAPscript for Champion form maintenance. 1998. IBM Canada for Champion Motor Graders, Goderich, Ontario.
  4. Chau T. Automated Compensation Analysis. 1996. KPMG Management Consulting, Waterloo, Ontario.
  5. Wong A.K.C., Wang Y., Chau T. Analysis of Ontario Hydro AIRS Database using Pattern Discovery Software. 1996. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Lab, University of Waterloo for Ontario Hydro, Health & Safety Division, Whitby, Ontario.

Web Media Coverage

  1. L. Chai, “Alumnus receives Order of Ontario”, University of Waterloo Alumni ENews, February 2018.
  2. B. Van-Lane, “Tom Chau honored with Order of Ontario”, IEEE Canada Newsletter, April 2018.
  3. “Brining voice to the voiceless with technology”, Public Policy Forum, 2018 May 22.
  4. B. Ledger, “Scientists can’t read your mind. But They’re Working on It”. University of Toronto Magazine. 2018 April 27.
  5. T. Freeman, “Measuring the brain’s fast optical signal could speed up BCI response”, Physics World – Neural Engineering Research Update. 2018 Oct 10.
  6. C. Choi. “Ultrasound for mind reading: Ultrasound transducers could make a better brain-computer interface”. IEEE Spectrum. 2011 Sep 22.
  7. J. Langille. “Innovative devices help disabled kids communicate.”. 2011 Jul 1. GE HealthyImagination.com.
  8. N. Datta. “Disability in the digital age.”. 2011 Feb 14. Kidshealth.ca (featuring Eric Wan and our optical brain-computer interface).
  9. N. Rockel. “Tom Chau is giving children with physical challenges tools to speak out.”. Globe and Mail on-line, Nov. 2, 2010.
  10. S. Ubelacker. “Shining a light into trapped minds.”. Globe and Mail on-line, February 17, 2009.
  11. R. Dooley. “Identifying preferences with infrared brain imaging.”. FutureLab.net, February 12, 2009.
  12. J. Andreski. “I can read your mind.”. Gadgetell.com, February 12, 2009.
  13. Gadgetted News Bureau. “Canadian scientists read minds with infrared scan.”. Gadgetted.com, February 12, 2009.
  14. B. Jackson. “Canadian scientists develop new ‘mind-reading’ technology.”. ITBusiness.ca, February 12, 2009.
  15. “Canadian scientists read minds with infrared scan.”. Sciencecentric.com, February 11, 2009.
  16. “Infrared brain imaging system developed: Canada.”. Today Tech News.com, February 11, 2009.
  17. “IR light used to read minds.”. Photonics.com, February 11, 2009.
  18. “Mind-reading infrared device knows if you want a milkshake.”. Discover Magazine on-line, February 11, 2009.
  19. “Scientists build mind-reading machine.”. Fox News on-line, February 11, 2009.
  20. “Novel mind-reading technique developed.”. Sindh Today.net, February 11, 2009.
  21. J. Kluger. “Will mind reading help locked-in patients?”. Time Magazine on-line, February 11, 2009.
  22. “Scientists read minds with infrared scan: optical brain imaging decodes preference with 80 percent accuracy.”. Science Daily, February 11, 2009.
  23. D. Gansle. “Study concludes it is possible to read a person’s mind remotely.”. Suite101.com, February 11, 2009.
  24. Live Science staff. “New device reads minds pretty well.”. U.S. News on-line, February 10, 2009.
  25. “New technique to read people’s minds.”. Thaindian News on-line, February 10, 2009.
  26. “Canadian scientists read minds with infrared scan.”. ScienceBlog.com, February 10, 2009.
  27. “Canadian scientists read minds with infrared scan.”. Lifesciencesworld.com, February 10, 2009.
  28. United Press International. “Brain activity can identify preferences.”. Marketwatch.com, February 10, 2009.
  29. United Press International. “Brain activity can identify preferences.”. Red Orbit.com, February 10, 2009.
  30. “New technique to read people’s minds.”. The Hindu on-line, February 10, 2009.
  31. M. Harris. “Canadians invent infrared mind-reading ray.”. Techradar.com, February 10, 2009.
  32. Live Science Staff. “New device reads minds pretty well.”. Live Science.com, February 10, 2009.
  33. L. Page. “Canadian boffins develop mindreader headband”. The Register ®, February 10, 2009.
  34. L. Kinross. “Canadian scientists read minds with infrared scan using optical brain imaging”. University of Toronto News on-line, February 9, 2009.
  35. T. S. Schmidt. “Is the Wii Really Good for Your Health?”. Time Magazine on-line. 2007 Feb 1. (featuring engineering student William Li).
  36. W. Jewell. “Science Hero: Tom Chau Biomedical Engineer”. 2006 Jan 27. Available from: www.myhero.com.
  37. M. Strutzenberger. “Children with physical disabilities make music through movement”. 2002 Sep 11.

F. Intellectual Property

1. Patents

EEG Brain-Computer Interface platform and process for detection of changes to mental state
Inventors Chau T., Myrden, A.
 
Patent # Status Jurisdiction
15/865,794 Pending United States
55727615-3CA Pending Canada
Brain-Computer Interface Platform and process for online EEG classification of covert speech
Inventors Chau T., Sereshkeh, A.
 
Patent # Status Jurisdiction
62/569,184 Pending United States
In-ear EEG device and Brain Computer Interfaces
Inventors Chau T., Saab, R.
 
Patent # Status Jurisdiction
15/865,794. Pending United States
55727615-3CA Pending Canada
Systems and methods of automatic cough identification
Inventors Mohammadi, H., Chau, T.  
     
Patent # Status Jurisdiction
PCT/CA2018/050203 Pending – filed Feb. 22, 2018  
WO2018152635A1    
Signal trimming and false positive reduction of post-segmentation swallowing accelerometry data
Inventors Mohammadi, H., Chau, T.  
     
Patent # Status Jurisdiction
PCT/IB2017/000183 Pending  
WO2017137844A1    
Method and device for swallowing impairment detection
Inventors Chau, T., Steele, C., Sejdic, E., Maruzzo, B.C.
 
Patent # Status Jurisdiction
US 9,687,191 Granted June 27, 2017; Filed Oct. 15, 2013 United States
2012208912 Granted June 16, 2016 Australia
2012736414 Pending Europe
2013548708 Pending Japan
2824787 Pending Canada
Method, system, and computer program for detecting and characterizing motion
Inventors Chau, T.
 
Patent # Status Jurisdiction
US 9,684, 968 Granted June 20, 2017 United States
System and method for detecting swallowing activity
Inventors Chau T., Kenny DJ., Casas M., Berall G
 
Patent # Status Jurisdiction
US 9,138,171 B2 Granted September 22, 2015; Filed June 17, 2015 United States
2,570,202 Granted February 11, 2014 Canada
2005253661 Granted September 16, 2010 Australia
Procedure for denoising dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signals.
Inventors Chau, T., Sejdic, E.
 
Patent # Status Jurisdiction
US8992446 B2 Granted: March 31, 2015; Filed: Jun 20, 2010   United States
Method, system,andapparatusforreal-timeclassificationofmusclesignalsfromself-selectedintentionalmovements.
Inventors Momen, K.S., Chau, T.
 
Patent # Status Jurisdiction
US 8437844 B2 Granted: May 7, 2013; Filed: Aug. 21, 2006 United States
2,661,150 Filed Aug. 21, 2007 Canada
Method and system of segmentation and time duration analysis of dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signals.
Inventors Sejdic, E., Chau, T.
 
Patent # Status Jurisdiction
8,267,875 B2 Granted September 18, 2012 United States
Method, system, and computer program for detecting and characterizing motion
Inventors   Chau, T.
 
Patent # Status Jurisdiction
8,165,345 B2 Granted April 24,2012 United States
Apparatus and method for detecting aspiration
Inventors Chau T., Kenny DJ, Casas M, Berall G.
 
Patent # Status Jurisdiction
7,749,177 B2 Granted July 6, 2010 United States
Apparatus and method for detecting swallowing activity
Inventors Chau T., Kenny DJ, Casas M, Berall G.
 
Patent # Status Jurisdiction
200608776-1 Granted July 31, 2009 Singapore
07111326.5 Pending Hong Kong
20058002768.1 Pending China
05759244.6 Pending Europe
2007-515753 Pending Japan
Computational Method for Discovering Patterns in Data Sets.
Inventors Wong, A.K.C., Chau, T.T.K., Wang, Y.
 
Patent # Status Jurisdiction
US08733576 Granted Sept. 15, 1998 United States

2. TrademarkS

  1. 2010 Jul   Bloorview-VMI. Granted. Trademark #: Number 1300168, Australia.
    Term of protection: July 23, 2010 – June 1, 2019.
  2. 2010 Jun  Bloorview-VMI. Granted. Trademark #: Registration no. 3,811,851, United States.
    Term of protection: June 29, 2010 – June 29, 2020.
  3. 2007 Oct  VMI Virtual Music Instrument™. Granted. Trademark #: Number TM A698207, Canada.
    Registered 2007-10-11.


G. Industry Partnerships & Commercialization

Industry partner Nature of collaboration Status
·        Collaborative R&D ·        Development of EEG brain-computer interface for detecting feigned effort ·        Applications submitted to ORF; NSERC Engage Pending funding
·        Collaborative R&D ·        Development of textile-based EOG and EEG sensors ·        Testing of textile-based pressure sensing (forthcoming) On-going collaboration; supported 1 PhD project in-kind
·        Collaborative R&D ·        Development of in-ear EEG sensor and protocol Sponsored research collaboration in progress
·        Collaborative research & development; commercialization ·        Enhancing our covert speech decoding brain-computer interface for new application area Sponsored research collaboration in progress
·        Collaborative research & development; commercialization ·        Licensed aspirometer 2014 (3 patents); currently conducting medical device trials in 10 US hospitals (sponsored by Nestle) ·        Funded by Ontario Brain Institute (2012-2014); Nestle (2013-2018) On-going collaboration
·        Collaborative R&D ·        Developed unsupervised data-driven discovery for characterizing brain states ·        Funded by NSERC Engage (2015) On-going collaboration; Hired graduate student from our lab
·        Collaborative research & development ·        Development of device and algorithms for biometric authentication based on kinetic grip profiles of handwritten signatures ·        Funded by NSERC Collaborative Research & Development Grant (2010-2013); FedDev Commercialization Grant (2011), Ministry of Research & Innovation (2008) Completed 2014
·        Collaborative R&D ·        Developed algorithms to visualize loading of back muscles during lifting ·        Funded by NSERC Engage (2013) Completed 2013; Hired graduate student from our lab
·        Commercialization ·        Licensed Virtual Music Instrument 2009-2011 ·        Funded by Ministry of Research & Innovation (2008) Completed 2011
·        Commercialization ·        Distributor for Virtual Music Instrument 2009-2011 Completed 2011
·        Collaborative research & development; commercialization ·        Licensed aspirometer 2007-2008 ·        Funded by Health Technology Exchange (2007-2008), CIHR (2005-2006), Ontario Centres of Excellence (2007-2008), Ministry of Research & Innovation (2007-2008) Completed 2008
·        Collaborative R&D ·        Developed wireless EMG control for mobile device ·        Funded by NSERC-CIHR Intellectual Property Mobilization (2006) Completed 2006


H. Presentations and Special Lectures

1. International

Invited Lectures and Presentations

  1. 2019 April 24 Keynote Speaker. “I have something to say!” Enabling communication for better healthcare. Where You Are, Washington, DC. Presenter: Chau, T.
  2. 2019 April 23 Keynote Speaker. “I have something to say!” Enabling communication for better healthcare. Where You Are, Boston, MA. Presenter: Chau, T.
  3. 2018 Oct 10 Keynote Speaker. Enhancing participation through access innovations in healthcare. President’s Reception, Asia- Pacific Mission. Seoul, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of. Presenter: Chau, T.
  4. 2018 Oct 9 Keynote Speaker. Enhancing participation through access innovations in healthcare. President’s Reception, Asia- Pacific Mission.  Tokyo, Japan. Presenter: Chau, T.
  5. 2018 May 4 Invited Speaker. Practical brain computer interfaces for communication and control: possibilities and pediatric considerations. Assistive Technology Innovations for Communication and Mobility. San Francisco, USA. Presenter: Chau, T.
  6. 2016 Sep 23 Named Lectureship. Listen to me, I have something to say. Enabling the right to communication through access innovations. Cathleen Lyle Murray Lecture. American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Hollywood, Florida, United States. Presenter: Chau, T.
  7. 2016 Aug 9 Invited Speaker. Innovations in pediatric rehabilitation. National Science Foundation & National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, Maryland, United States. Presenter: Chau, T.
  8. 2016 Apr 2 Keynote Speaker. Engaging patients and families in childhood disability research. Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Presenter: Chau, T.
  9. 2016 Apr 1 Keynote Speaker. Brain machine interfacing: towards a new breed of access technologies. Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Presenter: Chau, T.
  10. 2016 Mar 31 Keynote Speaker. Access technology innovations: creating a world of possibilities. Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Presenter: Chau, T.
  11. 2016 Mar 31 Named Lectureship. Engineering a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities. South Australian Division of Engineers Australia, Sir Eric Neal Address. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Presenter: Chau, T.
  12. 2016 Mar 30 Invited Speaker. Recent advances in childhood disability research. Flinders University. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Presenter: Chau, T.
  13. 2014 Apr 15 Keynote Speaker. Utilisation de la spectroscopie proche infrarouge comme modalité d’accès. 2f-NIRS Conference. Toulouse, France. Presenter: Chau, T.
  14. 2011 Sep 17 Distinguished Speaker. “Rehabilitation Engineering – From Disability to Possibility”. International Symposium on Life Care Planning 2011. Scottsdale, Arizona, United States.
  15. 2010 Sep 30 Invited Speaker. Virtual Music Instrument – Enhancing Participation for Children and Youth with Disabilities. National Multiple Sclerosis Society (USA) Henry Ford Museum. Dearborn, Michigan, United States. Presenter: Chau, Tom. Henry Ford Museum. Finalist presentation.
  16. 2009 Jul 29 Distinguished Speaker. Rehabilitation engineering research – exploiting academic, industrial and community partnerships. NIDRR Knowledge Translation Conference: Priming Disability & Rehabilitation Research and Products for Future Use. Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Presenter: Chau, Tom. July 29-30, 2009.
  17. 2009 Jun 16 Invited Lecturer. Access innovations: from the mechanical to the physiological. Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Hong Kong, China. Presenter: Chau, Tom.

Presented Abstracts

  1. 2019 March 13-16. Compensatory brain activation while completing tasks with varying cognitive loads in youth who have sustained a concussion. International Brain Injury Association’s 13th World Congress on Brain Injury, p. 212. Urban, K., Schudlo, L., Reed, N., Chau, T. (Trainee presentation).
  2. 2018 July 17-21. Detection of Atypical and Typical Infant Movements using Computer-based Video Analysis. 2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), pp. 3598-3601. Honolulu, HI, USA. Orlandi, S., Raghuram, K., Smith, C.R., Mansueto, D., Church, P., Vibhuti, S., Luther, M., Chau, T. (Trainee presentation).
  3. 2018 May 4 Audio-visual speech and face-gesture recognition for access technology. Assistive Technology Innovations for Communication and Mobility. San Francisco, USA. Presenter: Orlandi, S., Chau T. (Trainee presentation)
  4. 2017 Dec 13 Toward fabric-based EEG access technologies: Seamless knit electrodes for a portable brain-computer interface. IEEE Life Sciences Conference, Sydney, Australia. Presenter(s): Fleury, A., Alizadeh M., Stefan G., Chau, T. (Trainee presentation)
  5. 2017 Dec 13 Designing a wearable MMG-based mobile app for gait rehab. IEEE Life Sciences Conference, Sydney, Australia. Presenter(s): Plewa, K., Silverman, K., Orlandi, S., Chau, T., Thaut, M.H. (Trainee presentation)
  6. 2017 Mar 7 Post-segmentation Swallowing Accelerometry Signal Trimming and False Positive Reduction. 42nd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP’17). New Orleans, United States. Presenter(s): Mohammadi, H. & Chau T. (Trainee presentation)
  7. 2016 Aug 20 Developing an Auditory Hybrid Brain-Computer Interface Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Electroencephalography. IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society. Conference, Orlando, Florida, United States. Presenter(s): Glowinsky S. & Chau, T. (Trainee Presentation).
  8. 2016 Aug 17 Quantifying and Overcoming the Effect of Distraction on Cognitive Load in a Brain-Computer Interface. 3rd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering & Systems (ICBES’16). Budapest, Hungary. Presenter(s): Emami, Z.& Chau, T. (Trainee Presentation).
  9. 2016 Aug 11 Lessons learned from applying a comprehensive assistive technology delivery and training protocol. International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Ordal, L., Hotze F., Chau T.
  10. 2016 May   Single-trial Classification of Inner Speech and the No-control State Using Electroencephalography. International Brain-computer Interface Meeting. Asilomar, California, United States. Presenter(s): Rezazadeh A., Chau, T. (Trainee Presentation).
  11. 2015 Aug    Development of a low-cost, portable, tablet-based eye tracking system for children with impairments. International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology (i-CREATe 2015). Tampines, Singapore. Presenter(s): Karamchandani H., Hobbs D., Mumford L. & Chau, T. (Trainee Presentation).
  12. 2015 Aug 25 Feature extraction in accelerometer-based mechanomyography during pediatric gait. IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society Conference, Milan, Italy. Presenter(s): Plewa K. & Chau, T. (Trainee Presentation).
  13. 2015 Jun 7  Quantifying and Overcoming the Effects of Distractions on Cognitive Load in Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs). World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2015. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Emami, Z. & Chau T. (Trainee presentation).
  14. 2015 Jun 7  MMG detection of intentional movements in the presence of dyskinetic movements. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2015. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Correa Villada, M. & Chau T. (Trainee presentation).
  15. 2015 Jun 7  Moving detrended fluctuation analysis for inspecting time evolution of scale invariant structures in biomedical signals. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2015. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Saghir, H. & Chau T. (Trainee presentation by podium).
  16. 2015 Jun 7  Dynamic Noise Reduction and feature extraction in accelerometer-based mechanomyography during pediatric gait. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2015. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Plewa, K. & Chau T. (Trainee presentation).
  17. 2015 May   Fractal Analysis of Autonomic Nervous System Function in ASD. The International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Presenter(s): H. Saghir, T. Chau, A. Kushki. (Presented by poster) (Trainee presentation).
  18. 2015 Mar 6 Novel Access Solutions for Children with Severe Physical Disabilities. 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference. California State University Northridge. San Jose, California, United States. Presenter(s): Hotze, F. & Chau, T. (Presentation by Podium).
  19. 2014 Aug 26 A Review of Past and Future Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Brain Computer Interface Research at the PRISM Lab. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 1996-1999. Chicago, Illinois, United States. Presenter(s): Schudlo, L., Weyand, S. & Chau, T. (Trainee Presentation).
  20. 2014 Jul Enhancing communication in children with disabilities through the use of electronic textiles. International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) Biennial Conference. Lisbon, Portugal. Presenter(s): Fleury, A. & Chau, T. (Trainee Presentation).
  21. 2014 May Variation of grip force profile during signature writing. IEEE CCECE. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Ghali, B., Mamun, K., & Chau, T. (Trainee Presentation).
  22. 2013 Nov Using Prefrontal Cortex Near-infrared Spectroscopy and Autonomic Nervous System Activity for Identifying Music-induced Emotions. IEEE EMBS. San Diego, California, United States. Presenter(s): Moghimi, S., Chau, T., & Guerguerian, A.M. (Trainee presentation by poster).
  23. 2013 Oct Putting Evidence-Informed Care at the Forefront: The Innovation of Evidence-to-Care. Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Kingsnorth, S., Parker, K., Corkum, S., Chau, T, & Milo-Manson, G. (Trainee presentation by poster).
  24. 2013 Aug A Gesture-based Virtual Art Program for Children with Severe Impairments – Development and Pilot Study. International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology (i-CREATe). Gyeonggi, Korea, Republic Of. Presenter(s): Diment, L., Hobbs, D. and Chau, T. (Trainee presentation by poster).
  25. 2013 Jun Transcranial Doppler Ultrasonography-Driven Online Augmentative and Alternative Communication Aid. International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting. Pacific Grove, California, United States. Presenter(s): Lu, J., Chau T. (Trainee presentation by poster).
  26. 2013 Apr Fabric-based communication system for children with disabilities. Smart Fabrics 2013. San Francisco, California, United States. Presenter(s): Fleury A., Chau T. (Trainee presentation by poster).
  27. 2013 Apr The Development and Training of Alternative Access Pathways for Students with Severe Physical Disabilities. Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity. Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. Presenter(s): Desai, T., Chow, K., Mumford., L., & Chau, T. (Presented by podium).
  28. 2012 Jul A Development and Training Program for Alternative Access Pathways for Students with Severe Physical Disabilities. International Society for Alternative and Augmentative Communication (ISAAC) Biennial Conference. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Presenter(s): Desai, T., Chow, K., Mumford., L., & Chau, T. (Presented by podium).
  29. 2010 Jul 24 Development and evaluation of a dual-output sound-based access solution for individuals with complex communication needs.  International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) Biennial Conference. Barcelona, Spain.. Presenter(s): Lu, E., Teachman, G., Falk, T., Chau, T. July 24-29, 2010. (Trainee presentation by poster).
  30. 2010 Jul 24 Addressing the challenges of designing novel AAC access pathways for the target population. International Society for Alternative and Augmentative Communication (ISAAC) Biennial Conference. Barcelonia, Spain. Presenter(s): Blain, S., Power, S., Chau, T. July 24-29, 2010. (Trainee presentation
  31. 2010 Mar 14 Improving the Performance of NIRS-based Brain-Computer Interfaces in the Presence of Acoustic Background Noise. International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. Dallas, Texas, United States. Presenter(s): T.H. Falk, K. Paton, and T. Chau. In Proc. of the 2010 Intl. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Proc, pp. 517-520. March 14-17, 2010. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  32. 2010 Mar Sensitivity and specificity of a standardized swallow screening protocol: Validation against concurrent videofluoroscopy. 18th annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting. San Diego, United States. Presenter(s): Steele, C.M., Chau, T., Bailey, G. L., Bennett, J., Buesselberg, N., Cliffe, R. E., Molfenter, S. M., Takeuchi, M., Waito, A., Weeda, A. & Zoratto, D. Oral presentation. March 2010. (Presented by poster).
  33. 2010 Jan 4  Harnessing Physiological Responses for Improved BCI Performance. International Biosignals and Biorobotics Conference. Vitória, ES, Brazil. Presenter(s): M. Guirgis, T.H. Falk, S. Power, and T. Chau. In Proc. of the 2010 Intl. Biosignals and Biorobotics Conference, pp. 59-62. Jan. 4-6, 2010. (Presented by podium).
  34. 2010 Recognition of forearm muscle activity by continuous classification of multi-site mechanomyogram signals. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Presenter(s): Alves N, Chau, T. Proceedings of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, 2010. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  35. 2010 Decoding functional intention using near-infrared spectroscopy. Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2010 Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas. Presenter(s): Chau, T., Power, S., Tai, K., Liddle, S., and Falk, T. (Presented by podium).
  36. 2010 Clinical Engineering at the University of Toronto: 25 years in the making. Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2010 Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas. Presenter(s): Chau, T., Staszuk, P. (Presented by poster).
  37. 2010 Addressing the challenges of designing novel AAC access pathways for the target population. Biennial Conference of the Intl. Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communications. Barcelonia, Spain. Presenter(s): Blain, S., Power, S., Chau, T. (Presented by poster). (Trainee Presentation).
  38. 2010 Development and Evaluation of a Dual-Output Sound-Based Access Solution for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs. Biennial Conference of the Intl. Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communications. Barcelonia, Spain. Presenter(s): E. Lu, G. Teachman, T. H. Falk, and T. Chau. (Presented by poster). (Trainee Presentation).
  39. 2009 Sep 26 Application of Infrared Thermal Imaging in Rehabilitation Engineering: Preliminary Results. IEEE TIC-STH Symposium on Biomedical Engineering. Toronto, Canada. Presenter(s): Memarian, N., Venetsanopoulos, A.N., Chau T. Proceedings of IEEE TIC-STH Symposium on Biomedical Engineering. 26-27 September 2009. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  40. 2009 Sep Classification of the Mechanomyogram: Its  potential as a multifunction access pathway. 31st  Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Presenter(s): Alves, N., Chau, T. Proceedings of the 31st  Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  41. 2009 Aug 31 An Objective Means of Establishing Optimal Information Transmission Rates in Individuals with Disability. Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe. Florence, Italy. Presenter(s): Memarian N., Venetsanopoulos A.N., Chau T. 31 Aug-02 September 2009. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  42. 2009 Jul 19 Neural responses during preference evaluation:  a near-infrared spectroscopy study. 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. San Diego, California. Presenter(s): Luu, S. and Chau, T. 19-24 July 09. (Presented by poster). (Trainee Presentation).
  43. 2009 Neural responses during preference evaluation: a near-infrared spectroscopy study. HCI International. San Diego, United States. Presenter(s): Luu, S., Chau, T. (Presented by poster).
  44. 2008 Nov Variations in dual axis accelerometry swallowing signals according to anthropometric variables. Convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Chicago, Illinois. Presenter(s): Hanna, F., Cliffe, B., Chau, T., & Steele, C. M. (Presented by poster).
  45. 2008 Oct 2  Dying without a voice: improving communication with the non-verbal child. Evidence from the pediatric brain tumour population. 40th International Congress of the International Society for Pediatric Oncology. Berlin. Presenter(s): Eaton-Russell, C., Brownstone, D., Kaise, C., Chau, T., Bouffet, E. October 2-6, 2008. (Presented by podium).
  46. 2008 Aug 2 Considering Non-Traditional Methods of Access to AAC for Individuals with Severe and Multiple Disabilities. International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISSAC) 13th Biennial Conference. Montreal, Quebec. Presenter(s): Blain, S., Power, S., Memarian, N., Chau, T. August 2-7, 2008. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  47. 2008 Aug 2 Considering Non-Traditional Methods of Access to AAC for Individuals with Severe and Multiple Disabilities. International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISSAC) 13th Biennial Conference. Montreal, Quebec. Presenter(s): Blain, S., Power, S., Memarian, N., Chau, T. August 2-7, 2008. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  48. 2008 A timing comparison between mechanomyography and nasal airflow signals. 16th Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting. Isle of Palms, South Carolina. Presenter(s): Lee, J., Cliffe, R., Chau, T., Steele, C.M. (Presented by poster). (Trainee Presentation).
  49. 2008 Music imagery and startle reactions: can they be differentiated? 12th Annual Biofeedback Foundation of Europe Meeting. Salzburg, Austria. Presenter(s): Blain, S., Power, S., Mihailidis, A., Chau, T. (Presented by poster). (Trainee Presentation).
  50. 2007 Jun Abnormal Swallow Detection based on Accelerometry. The Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology. Toronto, Ontario. Presenter(s): Lee, J., Takeuchi, M., Steele, C.M., & Chau, T. Proceedings of The Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology. (Presented by poster).
  51. 2006 Oct 14 Perception of speed-accuracy trade-offs. Neuroscience. Atlanta, Georgia. Presenter(s): Young, S., Chau, T. Oct. 14-18, 2006. (Presented by poster). (Trainee Presentation).
  52. 2006 Aug 30 Assessing the Potential of Mental Exercises to Consciously Control Electrodermal Activity. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual Conference. New York. Presenter(s): Blain, S, Mihailidis, A, & Chau, T. Aug. 30 – Sept. 3, 2006. (Presented by poster). (Trainee Presentation).
  53. 2006 Aug 30 Automated adaptive heart interbeat time extraction from long term noisy and variable ECG signals. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual Conference. New York. Presenter(s): Torres, J, Chan, C., & Chau, T. Aug. 30 – Sept. 3, 2006. (Presented by poster). (Trainee Presentation).
  54. 2006 Aug 30 A radial basis function classifier for pediatric aspiration detection. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual Conference. New York. Presenter(s): Lee, JW, Blain, S, Casas, M, Berall, G, Kenny D & Chau, T. Aug. 30 – Sept. 3, 2006. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  55. 2006 Aug 30 Detecting Controlled Signals in the Human Brain by Near Infrared Spectroscopy. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual Conference. New York. Presenter(s): Kohlenberg, J & Chau, T. Aug. 30 – Sept. 3, 2006. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  56. 2006 Aug 30 Assessing the Potential of Mental Exercises to Consciously Control Electrodermal Activity. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual Conference. New York. Presenter(s): Blain, S, Mihailidis, A, & Chau, T. Aug. 30 – Sept. 3, 2006. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  57. 2006 Aug 30 Vision-based Segmentation of Continuous Mechanomyographic Grasping Sequences for Training Multifunction Prostheses. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual Conference. New York. Presenter(s): Alves, N, & Chau, T. Aug. 30 – Sept. 3, 2006. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  58. 2006 Aug 30 Automated adaptive heart interbeat time extraction from long term noisy and variable ECG signals. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual Conference. New York. Presenter(s): Torres, J, Chan, C., & Chau, T. Aug. 30 – Sept. 3, 2006. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  59. 2006 Aug A Theory of Asynchronous Control with Low Information Capacity Interfaces. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. Seoul, Korea, Republic Of. Presenter(s): Silva J., Dzura M., Mihailidis A., and Chau T. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  60. 2006 Jul 29 Investigation of experimental communication access pathways. 12th Biennial International Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Düsseldorf, Germany. Presenter(s): Chau, T., Eaton-Russel, C., Yeganegi M., Blain, S. July 29th – August 5th, 2006. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  61. 2006 Jul 29 Investigation of experimental communication access pathways. 12th Biennial International Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, ISAAC 2006. Düsseldorf, Germany. Presenter(s): Chau, T., Eaton-Russel, C., Yeganegi M., Blain, S. July 29th – August 5th, 2006. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  62. 2006 Jul The ‘MOR-PLAY’ Project: Designing a Robotic Play Tool with Young Power Wheelchair Users. Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth International Conference. Sheffield, United Kingdom. Presenter(s): Silva J., McKeever P., Mihailidis A., Chau T. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  63. 2006 Mar 23 Development of a novel device for the non-invasive detection of aspiration and swallowing. Dysphagia Research Society. Scottsdale, Arizona. Presenter(s): Casas MJ, Berall G, Kenny DJ, Chau T. Winner of Dysphagia Research Society Second Place Poster Presentation Award. March 23-25, 2006. (Presented by poster).
  64. 2005 Jun 25 Towards Mechanomyographic Control of Multi-Articulated Upper-Limb Prosthesis: the existence of a functional mapping between grip and forearm vibrations. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). Atlanta, Georgia. Presenter(s): Alves, N., Chau, T. June 25-27, 2005. (Presented by poster). (Trainee Presentation).
  65. 2005 Jun 25 Towards Mechanomyographic Control of Multi-Articulated Upper-Limb Prosthesis: the existence of a functional mapping between grip and forearm vibrations. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). Atlanta, Georgia. Presenter(s): Alves, N., Chau, T. June 25-27, 2005. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  66. 2005 Jun 25 Presenter. Intelligent systems in multidisciplinary paediatric rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Presenter(s): Chau, T., Eaton, C., and Tam, C. Proceedings of RESNA 2005. June 25-27, 2005.
  67. 2005 Augmented environments for paediatric rehabilitation. 8th AAATE Conference. Lille, France. Presenter(s): Chau, T., Eaton, C., Tam, Cynthia, Schwellnus, H. In Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality, A. Pruski and H. Knops (Eds.), IOS Press, pp. 550-554 (Proceedings of 8th AAATE Conference). (Presented by podium).
  68. The aspirometer: an assistive technology for the care of children with swallowing difficulties. 8th AAATE Conference. Lille, France. Presenter(s): Chau, T., Casas, M., Berall, G., Kenny, D. and Blain, S. In Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality, A. Pruski and H. Knops (Eds.), IOS Press, pp. 473-476 (Proceedings of 8th AAATE Conference, 2005). (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  69. Communication needs and vocabulary in children with transient voicelessness. International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). Natale, Brazil. Presenter(s): Beal, D., Sasisekaran, J., & Chau, T. Proceedings of ISAAC 2004, Natale, Brazil, October 4-12. (Presented by podium).
  70. Communication needs and vocabulary in children with transient voicelessness. International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). Natale, Brazil. Presenter(s): Beal, D., Sasisekaran, J., & Chau, T. Proceedings of ISAAC 2004. October 4-12, 2004. (Presented by poster).
  71. Self-organization of the communication space based on user range-of-motion: a framework for configuring non-contact augmentative communication devices. 28th Canadian Medical And Biological Engineering Society. Quebec City, Quebec. Presenter(s): Momen, K., Krishnan, S., Beal, D., Bouffet, E., Kavanagh, B., Chau, T. Proceedings of the 28th Canadian Medical And Biological Engineering Society. September 9-11, 2004. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  72. Functional Mapping of Multiple Mechanomyographic Signals to Hand Kinematics. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering. Niagra Falls, Ontario. Presenter(s): Grossman, A., Silva, J., & Chau, T. Proceedings of the IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering. May 1-4, 2004. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  73. Functional Mapping of Multiple Mechanomyographic Signals to Hand Kinematics. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering. Niagra Falls, Ontario. Presenter(s): Grossman, A., Silva, J., & Chau, T. May 1-4, 2004. (Presented by poster). (Trainee Presentation).
  74. MMG-based classification of muscle activity for prosthesis control. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. San Francisco, United States. Presenter(s): Silva, J., Heim, W., Chau, T. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  75. MMG-based Multisensor data fusion for prosthesis control. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 25th Annual Conference. Cancun, Mexico. Presenter(s): Silva J., Chau T., Goldenberg A. Proceedings of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 25th Annual Conference, Sept. 17-21, 2003, pp. 2909-2912. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  76. Quantifying the Grip Characteristics of an Electrically Powered Flexinol™ Prosthetic Finger. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering. Montreal, Quebec. Presenter(s): Dutta T, Chau T. May 4-7, 2003. (Presented by poster). (Trainee Presentation).
  77. Quantifying the Grip Characteristics of an Electrically Powered Flexinol™ Prosthetic Finger. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering. Montreal, Quebec. Presenter(s): Dutta T, Chau T. May 4-7, 2003. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  78. Optimization of the Signal-to-Noise Ratio of Silicon-Embedded Microphones for MMG Signal Recording. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering. Montreal, Quebec. Presenter(s): Silva J., Chau T. May 4-7, 2003. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  79. Characterization of pediatric aspiration sounds. Dysphagia Research Society Eleventh Annual Scientific Meeting. Miami, Florida. Presenter(s): Casas MJ, Kenny DJ, Chau T, Berall G. October 3-5, 2002. (Presented by poster).
  80. Testing the stationarity and normality of paediatric aspiration signals. Joint IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society/Biomedical Engineering Society Conference. Houston, Texas. Presenter(s): Chau T., Casas M., Berall, G., Kenny D. Proceedings of the Joint IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society/Biomedical Engineering Society Conference, pp. 186-187, 2002. (Presented by podium).

Media Appearances

  1. 2011 Sep Ultrasound for mind-reading: ultrasound transducers could make a better brain-computer interface. IEEE Spectrum. New York, United States. Presenter(s): Charles Q Choi. Features Andrew Myrden (graduate student) and Sarah Power (graduate student).
  2. 2009 Feb 13 Mind-reading. CBC Radio International, Spanish interview.
  3. 2009 Feb 13 Interview with V. Wildermuth. German public radio DLF.
  4. 2009 Feb 12 Mind reading technology to help disabled. ITN (London, UK). (2.5 minutes).
  5. 2009 Feb 11 “A device that can read your mind?”. Westwood One – The Osgood File. Presenter(s): C. Osgood.
  6. 2009 Feb 10 Mind reading. Daily Planet, Discovery Channel. Presenter(s): Z. Tong (Host). (3.5 minutes).
  7. 2007 Feb 7   Virtual Reality Therapy. Sirius Satellite Radio, Across the Nation with Bob Dunning. Presenter(s): Interview with B. Dunning (Host). Occupational therapist Sophie Lam-Damji interviewed about the use of virtual reality games in therapy.
  8. 2006 Apr 29  Pediatric Rehab Engineering. CNN Global Challenges. P. Mchenry (Producer). (7.5 minutes).
  9. 2006 Jan 11  Innovations in paediatric rehabilitation engineering. Fairchild Television. Presenter(s): K. Ng. (30 minute Chinese program – live).
  10. 2004 Oct 6  Muscle Sound Prosthesis. Discovery Channel, Daily Planet. Presenter(s): C. Bahatter. (5 minutes).
  11. 2004 Jul 30 Muscle Murmurs. SciTech File, CBC RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL. Presenter(s): Interview with V. Nerenberg (Host/Producer). 8.5 minutes (broadcast to India, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Far East).
  12. 2004 Jul 20 Technology for people with disabilities. Technology Tuesdays – Michael Vaughan Live, Report on Business TV. Presenter(s): T. Strgacic (Associate Producer). (15 minutes – live).

2. National

Invited Lectures and Presentations

  1. 2017 Nov 9 Named Lectureship. Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lecture. Listen to me, I have something to say. School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University. Presenter: Chau, T.
  2. 2016 Sep 30 Invited Speaker. Brain-machine interfacing: towards a new breed of access technologies. Brain Development Conference, Neurodevnet. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau, T.
  3. 2015 Nov 23 Invited Speaker. Patients and Families as Partners in Research. The Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation Annual Conference and Young Investigators Forum. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau, T., Beesley, L.
  4. 2013 Jun 18 Invited Speaker. Creating communication strategies for children with severe motor limitations: Is the future here? Canadian Pediatric Society 2013. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau T.
  5. 2012 Feb 10 Invited Speaker. Access innovations for children and youth with severe disabilities. CanAssist, University of Victoria. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau T.
  6. 2011 Oct 16 Invited Speaker. Advances in communication technologies for children with disabilities. Canadian Network of Child and Youth Rehabilitation (Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centres). Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau T.
  7. 2011 Jul 8  Keynote Speaker. Access Innovations: Pathways to Student Achievement. “Public Education: Spirit of a Nation”. Canadian School Board Association Annual Congress 2011. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  8. 2008 Oct 6 From disability to possibility: Innovations in Pediatric Rehabilitation Engineering. Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick. Fredericton, New Brunswick. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  9. 2007 Sep 28 Recent advances in virtual reality in pediatric rehabilitation. Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. Edmonton, Alberta. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. (with D. Fehlings).
  10. 2007 Apr 20 Maximizing possibilities through pediatric rehabilitation engineering. CRIR – CIRRIS Scientific Day. Montreal, Quebec. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. Keynote Address.
  11. 2005 Sep 16 Paediatric rehabilitation intelligent systems. Think Again Conference – Repensez y, Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation. Ottawa. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. Parliament Hill.

Presented Abstracts

  1. 2019 Feb 12-15 A Computer-based Analysis for the Early Diagnosis of Motor Impairment and Cerebral Palsy. The 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM). Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. Orlandi S, Raghuram K, Church P, Luther M, Chau T. (Presented by poster)
  2. 2012 Jun Using the Participation Model to Promote Sustained use of Access Technology. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) Conference. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Presenter(s): Chow, K., Desai, T., Mumford, L., & Chau, T. (Presented by poster).
  3. 2012 May The Development and Training of Alternative Access Pathways for Students with Severe Physical Disabilities. Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) Conference. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Presenter(s): Desai, T., Chow, K., Mumford, L. & Chau T. (Presented by poster).
  4. 2009 May 20 Infrared imaging based access pathway: a study of baseline characteristics. 32nd Conference of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society. Calgary, Canada. Presenter(s): Nhan BR, Chau T. 20-22 May 2009. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  5. 2009 May 20 Role of Contextual Factors in the Usability of Access Solutions for People with Disabilities. 32nd Conference of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society. Calgary, Canada. Presenter(s): Memarian N., Venetsanopoulos A.N., Chau T. 20-22 May 2009. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  6. 2008 Jun 12 Understanding fatigue related to children’s handwriting. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference. Whitehorse, Yukon. Presenter(s): Tam, C., Zabjek, K., Chau, T., Schwellnus, H. June 12-14, 2008. (Presented by poster).
  7. 2007 Jun 16 Time-Frequency Classification of the Transient Mechanomyogram. 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Toronto, Ontario. Presenter(s): Alves, N., Chau, T. Proceedings of the 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. June 16-19, 2007. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  8. 2007 Jun 16 The Potential of Dielectric Elastomers in Upper Limb Prosthetics. 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Toronto, Ontario. Presenter(s): Biddiss, E., Chau, T. Proceedings of the 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. June 16-19, 2007. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  9. 2007 Jun 16 A Portable and Wireless Mechanomyographic Interface to the Web: A Bedside Solution. 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Toronto, Ontario. Presenter(s): Bimbrahw, J., Wan, E., Flick, J., Chau, T. Proceedings of the 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. June 16-19, 2007. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  10. 2007 Jun 16 Choosing Individual-Specific Stimuli to Create Distinct Autonomic States for Communication. 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Toronto, Ontario. Presenter(s): Blain, S., Mihailidis, A., Chau, T. Proceedings of the 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. June 16-19, 2007. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  11. 2007 Jun 16 Detection of Consciously Controlled Motor Cortical Activation by Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS). 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Toronto, Ontario. Presenter(s): Kohlenberg, J., Chau, T. Proceedings of the 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. June 16-19, 2007. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  12. 2007 Jun 16 Investigation of Discriminatory Potential in Accelerometry Signal for Abnormal Swallow Detection. 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Toronto, Ontario. Presenter(s): Lee, J., Takeuchi, M., Steele, CM., Chau, T. Proceedings of the 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. June 16-19, 2007. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  13. 2007 Jun 16 Single-Switch Navigation of 3-D Spaces. 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Toronto, Ontario. Presenter(s): Silva, J., Dzura, M., Mihailidis, A., Chau, T. Proceedings of the 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. June 16-19, 2007. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  14. 2007 Jun 16 EMG Segmentation for Wireless Access. 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Toronto, Ontario. Presenter(s): Silverman, J., Chau, T. Proceedings of the 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. June 16-19, 2007. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  15. 2007 Jun 16 Respiratory Effort as a Potential Access Pathway. 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Toronto, Ontario. Presenter(s): Tai, K., Chau, T. Proceedings of the 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. June 16-19, 2007. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  16. 2007 Jun 16 Understanding Topographical Disorientation: A Simulation. 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Toronto, Ontario. Presenter(s): Torres-Solis, J., Chau, T. Proceedings of the 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. June 16-19, 2007. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  17. 2007 Jun 16 Eyebrow Accelerometer Switch as an Alternative Access Pathway for an Individual with Severe Motor Impairments. 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Toronto, Ontario. Presenter(s): Yeung, M., Chau, T. Proceedings of the 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. June 16-19, 2007. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  18. 2007 Beyond Words: Family communication when a dying child can no longer speak. Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference, Hospice Palliative Care: At a Crossroads. Toronto, Ontario. Presenter(s): Bouffet E., Brownstone D., Chau T., Eaton Russell C., Van Halderen C. (Presented by poster).
  19. 2004 Sep 9 Robust gesture recognition for non-contact augmentative communication using a dynamic binary frame of reference. 28th Canadian Medical And Biological Engineering Society. Quebec City, Quebec. Presenter(s): De la Rosa Estanol, J.M., Beal, D., Bouffet, E., Kavanagh, B., Chau, T. Proceedings of the 28th Canadian Medical And Biological Engineering Society. September 9-11, 2004. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  20. 2004 Sep 9 Systems architecture and pattern recognition for an intelligent, pediatric, non-contact communication aid. 28th Canadian Medical And Biological Engineering Society. Quebec City, Quebec. Presenter(s): Cossever, D., Beal, D., Kavanagh, B., Bouffet, E., Chau T. Proceedings of the 28th Canadian Medical And Biological Engineering Society. September 9-11, 2004. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  21. 2002 Nov 21 Principal Author. Usability of movement-to-music technology for children with physical disabilities. 27th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, CMBEC-27. Presenter(s): Chau T., Schwellnus H., Hamdani Y., Lamont A., Eaton C., Tam C., Knox R., Johnson P. Proceedings of the 27th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, CMBEC-27. Nov. 21-23, 2002. (Presented by podium).
  22. 2002 Nov 21 Quantifying the signal-to-noise ratio in silicon-embedded sensors for mechanomyography. 27th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, CMBEC-27. Presenter(s): Silva J., Chau T., Naumann, S. Proceedings of the 27th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, CMBEC-27, Nov. 21-23, 2002. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  23. 2002 Nov 21 Fractal dynamics of stride interval fluctuations: children with Spastic Diplegia. 27th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference, CMBEC-27. Presenter(s): Rizvi S., Chau T., Kwan, H. Proceedings of the 27th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference, CMBEC-27, Nov. 21-23, 2002. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  24. 2002 Nov 21 Clustering of mixed data: simultaneous consideration of kinematic and functional outcome measures. 27th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference, CMBEC-27. Presenter(s): Parker K., Chau T., Daniels T., Thomas R. Proceedings of the 27th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference, CMBEC-27, Nov. 21-23, 2002. (Presented by podium). (Trainee Presentation).
  25. 2002 Converting Movements to Music New Musical Exploration Opportunities for Children in Rehabilitation. Canadian Association for Music Therapy 29th Annual Conference. Regina, Saskatchewan. Presenter(s): Lamont, A., Knox, R., Chau. T., Hamdani Y., Schwellnus H., Tam C., Johnson P. Proceedings of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy 29th Annual Conference. CAMT-29, pp.26-30, 2002. (Presented by podium).
  26. 1994 A Probabilistic Neural Network for EMG Pattern Recognition. Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference, CMBEC-20. Presenter(s): Chau, T., Naumann, S., Kunov, H. Proceedings of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference, CMBEC-20, pp.54-55, 1994. (Presented by podium).

Media Appearances

  1. 2018 Apr 11  Au coeur de l’action: le journaliste Philippe de Montigny, Interviewer:Phillipe deMontigny. Radio-Canada (CBC French). 4:08 minutes.
  2. 2018 Apr 11. Holland Bloorview announces new research centre. Interviewer: Pauline Chan, CTV News. 1:46 minutes.
  3. 2018 Apr 1. Holland Bloorview announces new research centre. Interviewer: Dwight Drummond. CBC Toronto.
  4. 2014 Mar 7 Helping children with disabilities find a voice. Interviewer: Christina Stevens. Everyday Hero, Global National. 2:56 minutes.
  5. New Technologies Give Kids A Voice. Interviewer: Beatrice Politi. News Hour Toronto, Global News Canada. Canada. Presenter(s): Jacob Trossman, Marcy White, Fanny Hotze, Leslie Mumford and Tania Desai. With the click of an ear or a knee, even with a smile, children who are otherwise unable to communicate, have a voice.
  • 2011 Dec 30 Virtual instrument allows disabled musicians to play. CBC News. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Presenter(s): Aaron Saltzman. 1:37 minutes; features Eric Wan (graduate student) and Andrea Lamont (music therapist).
  • 2011 Dec 28 Canadian Originals – Virtual Music Instrument. CTV News. Montreal, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): CTV News. Features Eric Wan (graduate student).
  • 2011 Nov 24 A virtual virtuoso takes to the stage. Toronto Star. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Andrew Chung. features Eric Wan (graduate student).
  • 2011 Nov 23 Paralyzed musician wows audience with virtual violin performance. CTV News. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Presenter(s): Rob Lurie. 2:28 minutes; features Eric Wan (graduate student) and Pierre Duez (staff engineer).
  • 2011 Apr 8 Teaching Communication. CTV News. Featuring Benjamin Hopper and Jacob Trossman. (2 min 30s).
  • 2011 Apr 8 Jacob gains his voice. Global National. Featuring Jacob Trossman and iPod communication aid.  (2 min 18s).
  • 2010 Dec 1 25 Transformational Canadians. Global TV. (interview regarding 25 transformational Canadians).
  • 2010 Nov 30 25 Transformational Canadians. CTV Canada AM. (interview regarding 25 transformational Canadians).
  • 2009 Dec 6 Mind Reading? Global News 16:9 The Bigger Picture. (6.3 minutes).
  • 2009 Dec 2 Toronto’s 25 brightest ideas. CTV Canada AM. (4 minutes).
  • 2009 Feb 23 Rehab and reading minds. CTV News Net. (4 minutes).
  • 2009 Feb 19 Brain Scan – communication technology. Global News, Family Health. (2.5 minutes).
  • 2009 Feb 13 As It Happens. CBC Radio – As It Happens. Presenter(s): Interview with H. Mann (Guest Host). (5.5 minutes).
  • 2008 Jan 18 A problem that is hard to swallow. CTV News. Featuring F. Hanna, graduate student and Science Centre data collection. (2 minutes).
  • 2007 Dec 18 Virtual music instrument: a Canadian innovation. CTV Canada AM. (featuring music therapist Andrea Lamont and 2 Bloorview clients playing the virtual music instrument).
  • 2007 Nov 6 Making a difference. Global News. (Featuring engineering student Eric Wan and the virtual music instrument).
  • 2006 Nov 24 Inventor of the virtual music instrument. Metro Morning with Andy Barrie, CBC Radio One. Presenter(s): Interview with A. Barrie (Host). 6 minutes (live).
  • 2005 Nov 18 PRISM Lab Research. Global News. Presenter(s): C. Crosbie (Health Reporter). (2.5 minutes). Featuring client K. Vignewasaran and music therapist A. Lamont.
  • 2005 Nov 15 Engineer wins award for helping disabled children. Metro Morning with Andy Barrie, CBC Radio One. Presenter(s): Interview with J. Hawtin (Guest Host). 6:04 minutes (live).
  • 2005 Nov 11 PRISM Lab research. CBC Evening News. Presenter(s): M. Chung (Health Correspondent). (2.5 minutes). Featuring graduate student N. Alves and client S. Campbell.
  • 2005 Jun 13 Enlightened Engineers. Canadian Learning Television, CareersTV.com, CityTV. Presenter(s): C. Smith. (5 minutes).
  • 2005 Mar 26 Help & Hope. W-Five with Sandi Renaldo, CTV. B. Mitchell (Producer). (1 hour). Several PRISM lab research projects featured.
  • 2003 Virtual Music Instrument. OMNI-TV. D. Morden (Producer).
  • 2002 Jan 20 Movement-to-Music. CBC Moving On program. Presenter(s): D. Caldwell (Executive Producer). (4.5 minutes).

Other Lectures and Presentations

  1. 2010 Nov 25 Invited panel member. Healthy Living Panel. Canada Research Chairs 10th Anniversary Showcase and Celebration Event. Presenter(s): Chau, T.

3. Provincial / Regional

Invited Lectures and Presentations

  1. 2015 Oct 23 Invited Speaker. Holland Bloorview Journey to Patient Oriented Research. Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute Board “2020 Strategic Planning” Retreat. Thunderbay, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau, T.
  2. 2012 May 16 Distinguished Speaker. A world of possibilities – access innovations for children and youth with severe disabilities. Western University 25th Annual Paediatric Research Day. London, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau T. 25th Annual Paediatric Research Day.
  3. 2011 Oct 1 Invited Speaker. The right to communication – access innovations for children and youth with severe disabilities. The YMCA Academy. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. TEDx – YMCAAcademy.
  4. 2011 May 10 Distinguished Speaker. Talk of the town: access innovations for children and youth with severe disabilities. University of Waterloo, Alumni Event. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. Keynote address.
  5. 2011 May 3 Invited Speaker. Access innovations for students with severe disabilities. Toronto District School Board Futures Conference. Toronto. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  6. 2009 Nov 9 Distinguished Speaker. Pediatric rehabilitation engineering: answering the call. OACRS 2009 Conference: Our Kids, Our Future, Together. Mississauga. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. Keynote Address.
  7. 2008 Apr 30 Access innovations for children with severe disabilities. Child Development Update Conference. Toronto. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  8. 2007 Nov 3 Rehabilitation engineering: maximizing possibilities for children and youth with disabilities. Professional Engineers Ontario 2007 Student Conference. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. Keynote Address.
  9. 2007 May 4 Maximizing possibilities: recent advances in pediatric rehabilitation engineering. Ontario Association for Physical and Health Disabilities 2007 Symposium, CNIB. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  10. 2006 May 12 Media and Research: Synergies and Opportunities. TAHSN Symposium: Communication, Public Affairs and Marketing, MARS Centre. Toronto. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  11. 2006 Mar 24 Innovations in pediatric rehabilitation engineering: Maximizing possibilities. Toronto District School Board (TDSB) – Meeting of Occupational and Physical Therapy Services. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  12. 2005 Oct 1 Intelligent assistive technologies. University of Waterloo Alumni Event, Ontario Science Centre. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  13. 2005 May 27 Enabling children to achieve their personal best: Innovations in paediatric rehabilitation engineering. OACRS Therapeutic Recreation Special Interest Group. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  14. 2005 Apr 14 Innovations in paediatric rehabilitation engineering. Health Care, Technology & Place Annual Workshop: Technologies of body enhancement. Toronto. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. St. Andrew’s Club.
  15. 2004 Dec 4 State-of-the-art in paediatric rehabilitation engineering. 2004 Ontario Provincial FIRST Lego League Tournament. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. Keynote Address. (to an audience of 1,000).
  16. 2004 Nov 24 Enabling participation through rehabilitation engineering. Waterloo Smarter Health Seminar Series – Emerging Solutions: Health Informatics Tools for the Future, University of Waterloo. Waterloo, Ontario. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  17. 2004 Nov 19 Dynamic Intelligent Systems in Paediatric Rehabilitation. Child Development Update Conference. Toronto. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  18. 2004 Nov 19 Paving pathways to success: Optimizing opportunities through advanced rehabilitation technologies. Special Education Technology, Today & Tomorrow (SETTT) Conference. North York, Ontario. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. Keynote Address.
  19. 2003 Nov 14 Augmented environments in paediatric rehabilitation. 7th annual Active Living Conference at Variety Village. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  20. 2003 Aug 5 Music technology for children with disabilities. Teen Independence Program, Ryerson University. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. (with Y. Hamdani, D. Lam, K. Xing & E. Greenidge).
  21. 2002 Nov 6 Virtual music instrument. 6th annual Active Living Conference at Variety Village. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  22. 2002 Aug 6 Virtual music instrument technology. Teen Independence Program, Ryerson University. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  23. 2002 Jun 1 Movement-to-music technology. HealthFest 2002, Ontario Science Centre. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. (with C. Tam, Y. Hamdani & H. Schwellnus).
  24. 2001 Jul One Flame, One Family In Christ. Christian Family Peace Weekends, Mount Alverno. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. Keynote Address.

Presented Abstracts

  1. 2013 May3 The Development and Training of Access Technologies for Students with Physical Disabilities. Association for Special Education Technology – Ontario (ASET) Conference. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Mumford, L., Chow, K., & Chau, T. (Presented by podium).
  2. 2012 Apr 27 A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Development and Implementation of Alternative Access Pathways for Students with Complex Physical Disabilities. Association for Special Education Technology – Ontario (ASET) Conference. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Mumford, L., Chow, K., Desai, T., & Chau, T. (Presented by podium).
  3. 2003 Oct 19 A novel approach to aspiration detection in children with swallowing difficulty. Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services Annual Conference. Presenter(s): Chau T., Casas M., Kenny D.J., & Berall, G. October 19-21, 2003 (Presented by poster).
  4. 2003 Oct 19 Recent advances in children’s upper limb prostheses: soft sockets and muscle sounds. Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services Annual Conference. Presenter(s): Chau T., Silva J. & Heim W. October 19-21, 2003. (Presented by poster).
  5. 2003 May 8 Movement-to-music: Designing and implementing a Virtual Music Instrument for young people with physical disabilities. Music and Lifelong Learning: An Interdisciplinary Conference and Celebration, University of Western Ontario. Presenter(s): Lamont A., Knox R., Chau T., Hamdani Y., Schwellnus H., Eaton C., Tam C., Johnson P. (Presented by podium).
  6. 2003 May 8 Movement-to-music: Designing and implementing a Virtual Music Instrument for young people with physical disabilities. Music and Lifelong Learning: An Interdisciplinary Conference and Celebration, University of Western Ontario. Presenter(s): Lamont A., Knox R., Chau T., Hamdani Y., Schwellnus H., Eaton C., Tam C., Johnson P. (Presented by podium).
  7. 2003 Jan 29 Acquisition of skills for computer-based leisure activities for teens living with the effects of TBI through movement recognition and virtual environments. Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation Conference: Building Bridges to Discovery & Independence, Inaugural Provincial Conference on SCI and TBI Research. Toronto. Presenter(s): Chau T., Schwellnus H., Hamdani Y., Tam  C., Eaton C., Knox R., Johnson P. January 29-30, 2003. (Presented by poster).
  8. 2002 Nov 20 Application of movement-to-music technology with teens with traumatic brain injuries. Toronto ABI Network Conference. Presenter(s): Eaton C., Chau T., Knox R, Jonhson P., Tam C., Hamdani Y., Schwellnus H., Lamont A. November 20-22, 2002. (Presented by poster). (Trainee Presentation).
  9. 2002 Nov 3 Using movement-to-music (MTM) technology as a therapeutic medium for children with special needs. Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services Conference. Presenter(s): Schwellnus, H., Chau, T., Hamdani Y., Tam, C., Lamont, A., Eaton, C. November 3-5, 2002. (Presented by poster). (Trainee Presentation).

 Media Appearances

  1. 2011 Nov 21 Un instrument de musique virtuel pour personnes a mobilite reduite. Salut, bonjour! Montreal, Ontario, Canada. Features Eric Wan (graduate student).
  2. 2009 Feb 10 Infrared scan reads minds. AM 800 Windsor Now. Presenter(s): Interview with M. Deveau (Host). (5 minutes).
  3. 2007 Feb 6 Bloorview Kids Rehab pioneering a new way for kids to go through therapy. CityPulse. (featuring occupational therapist Sophie Lam-Damji and virtual reality therapy, 2.5 minutes).
  4. 2006 Jan 12 High-tech devices for children with disabilities. More2 life, TVO. Presenter(s): M. Ito (Host). (12 minutes – live).
  5. 2006 Rehab Engineer. Local Heroes, Rogers television 10. C. Bruce (Producer). Continued airing several times a week for 1 year, 2006 (1 minute).
  6. 2004 May 3 Mini-documentary on paediatric rehabilitation devices. TVO – Studio 2. Presenter(s): L. Eisen. (14 minutes).
  7. 2002 Nov 18 Learning how to play a virtual piano. CFTO Noon News. Presenter(s): S. Navaro (Health Report).
  8. 2002 Nov 17 Learning how to play a virtual piano. CFTO Late and Evening News. Presenter(s): S. Navaro (Health Report). (2.5 minutes).

Other Lectures and Presentations

2009 Jun 2       Pediatric rehabilitation engineering: recent research efforts. Sunny View Public School. Presenter(s): Chau, T., Brian, L., Pierre, D., McCarthy, A., Ellis, D., Alves-Kotzev, N., Blain, S., Power, S. (~40 staff, teachers, educational assistants of Sunny View Public School).

2009                Invited panel member. Innovation and invention: how technology is transforming rehabilitation. GTA Rehab Network Best Practices Day, 2009 – Rehabilitation transforming healthcare. Toronto, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau, T. Panel Discussion (with G. Fernie, J. Fung, M. Popovic).

4. Local

Invited Lectures and Presentations

  1. 2018 Keynote Speaker. Becoming You. Mon Sheong Foundation Youth Retreat. Presenter: Chau, T.
  2. 2018 Invited Speaker (Cantonese). Access innovations for Children and Youth with Disabilities. Hong Kong Lions Club of Toronto. Presenter: Chau, T.
  3. 2018 Apr 5 Invited Speaker. Interactive interventions: facilitating access for students with special needs. 2018 HEQCO Conference, Access in Practice. Presenters: Chau, T., Miller, K.
  4. 2018 Mar 23 Keynote Speaker. Listen to me, I have something to Say. Engineering Science Alumni Dinner. University of Toronto. Presenter: Chau, T.
  5. 2016 Mar 23 Invited Speaker. Tech for Teaching and Learning – Inventive thinkers share their technologies and passion. 2016 HEQCO Conference | Transitions 2016: Learning across borders, sectors and silos. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau, T., Baecker, R., Rappaport, A.
  6. 2015 Nov 14 Invited Speaker. What’s new in access research in childhood disabilities? Child Development Update 2015. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau, T.
  7. 2015 Sep 25 Invited Speaker. Patient/Family Oriented Research. Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program Strategic Planning Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau, T., Cappelli, D.
  8. 2015 Mar 27 Invited Speaker. Integrating research and clinical practice. West Park Healthcare Centre. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau, T.
  9. 2014 Nov 4 Invited Speaker. Pediatric Rehabilitation Research: Current Trends, Issues and Future Directions. Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services (OACRS) Annual Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau, T., Gorter J.W.
  10. 2014 Jan 13 Invited Speaker. Access Innovations for Children & Youth with Severe Disabilities. Upper Canada College. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau, T.
  11. 2014 Jan 10 Invited Speaker. Recent Advances in Body-Machine Interfacing. Ben Alman Research & Science Rounds, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau, T.
  12. 2013 Jan 21 Invited Speaker. Access innovations for children and youth with severe disabilities. St. Michael’s College School. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau, T.
  13. 2012 Jul 26 Invited Speaker. Body-machine interfaces. 67th Annual Meeting: Association of Medical Illustrators. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau T.
  14. 2012 May 2 Distinguished Speaker. Brains, skin, and vocal folds … we are hardwired to communicate. Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau T. Rehab Sciences Sector Showcase: Charting New Territory in Research & Education (Keynote Address).
  15. 2012 Apr 30 Distinguished Speaker. I think I can, I think I can. 10th Annual Education Achievement Celebration Keynote Address, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau T.
  16. 2010 Dec 8 Distinguished Speaker. Access innovations for children and youth. Grand Rounds, The Hospital for Sick Children. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. (Continuing Education).
  17. 2010 Oct 15 Invited Speaker. Towards optical brain-computer interfacing. Computational Neuroscience Symposium, The Hospital for Sick Children. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  18. 2009 Nov 4 Distinguished Speaker. Infinity Centre for Access Innovations. Bloorview Kids Foundation Inaugural Education Event. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  19. 2009 Sep Speaking One’s Mind Through One’s Body – Emergent Access Pathways. Innovations in AAC: Clinical, Technical, and Research Workshop, Bloorview Kids Rehab. Presenter(s): Falk T., Power S., Blain, S., Alves, N., Memarian, N., Leung, B., Chau, T.
  20. 2009 Jul 10 Invited Lecturer. Models of virtual reality interfaces for children with TBI. Centre for Brain and Behaviour International Symposium – Brain Injury in Children. Toronto, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  21. 2009 May 14 Connections. Connections Conference, ECE Graduate Symposium, University of Toronto. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. Keynote Address.
  22. 2006 Nov 1 Research and media: synergies and opportunities. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Research Executive Committee. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  23. 2006 Jan 27 Paediatric Rehabilitation Engineering. F!ROSH Friday Seminar Series, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  24. 2005 Oct 21 Invited Speaker. Innovations in paediatric rehabilitation engineering: Enabling children to achieve their personal best. Come to your senses: From Theory & Research To Practice: Sensory Therapy & Disabilities International Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. (with R. Reyes). Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Sensory Therapy and Disabilities, N. Baum (ed.) pp. 102-105.
  25. 2004 Oct 5 Paediatric Rehabilitation Intelligent Systems Multidisciplinary Research. Club for Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto Chapter. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  26. 2004 Sep 27 Intelligent systems in paediatric rehabilitation: recent advances and novel directions. Public Health Sciences Rounds, The Hospital for Sick Children. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom.
  27. 2002 Jun 20 The Movement-to-music system in paediatric rehabilitation. Inquiring Minds Seminar Series, The Hospital for Sick Children. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. (with C. Eaton).

Presented Abstracts

  1. 2012 Nov The Infinity Communication Access Lab. Bloorview Research Institute Symposium. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Mumford, L., Chow, K., Desai, T., & Chau, T. (Presented by podium).
  2. 2012 May 5 A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Provision of Access Technologies. Toronto District School Board Futures Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenter(s): Chau, T., Mumford, L., Desai, T., & Chau, K. (Presented by podium).
  3. 2008 Nov Hyolaryngeal excursion as the physiological source of accelerometry signals during swallowing. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Research Day. Toronto, Ontario. Presenter(s): Zoratto, D., Chau, T. & Steele, C. M. (Presented by poster).

Other Lectures and Presentations

  1. 2018 Mar 26 Invited Lecturer. Access innovations for children and youth with severe disabilities. PGME Global Health Education Initiative. University of Toronto.
  2. 2016 May 11 Invited Speaker. Giving Kids with Disabilities a Voice. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation Speaker Series. Presenter: Chau, T.
  3. 2011 Feb 7 Access innovations – update on research. Communication & Writing Aids. Presenter(s): Chau, T., and lab.
  4. 2011 Jan 10 Access innovations – update on research. Bloorview School Authority. Presenter(s): Chau, T., and lab.
  5. 2010 Nov Facilitator. Assistive technology at the dawn of the 21st century: juxtaposition of hype, hope and reality. Bloorview Research Institute Research Day Parent Panel. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. Internal hospital presentation.
  6. 2010 Oct 27 Invited Speaker. Infinity Centre for Access Innovations – presentation to Board of Directors. CI Investments, Holland Bloorview Kids Foundation. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. Internal hospital presentation.
  7. 2009 May 11 Research update: emerging access solutions. Communication & Writing Aids. Presenter(s): Chau, T., Power, S., Moghimi, S., Liddle, S., Falk, T., Duez, P., Leung, B., Nhan, B., Memarian, N., Moghimi, S. (~20 front-line therapists).
  8. 2009 May 5 Access innovations: update on clinical translation of recent technologies. Board of Trustees, Bloorview School Authority. Presenter(s): Chau T.
  9. 2009 Apr 27 Access innovations: update on clinical translation of recent technologies. Bloorview School Authority. Presenter(s): Chau, T., Leung, B., Falk, T., Chan, J., Duez, P., Alves-Kotzev, N., Memarian, N. (~100 teachers, educational assistants, therapists, and administrators in attendance).
  10. 2004 Nov 7 Access Innovations. Bloorview Research Institute, Annual Research Symposium. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. Internal hospital presentation.
  11. 2004 Nov 1 PRISM Lab Research. Communication and Writing Aids Service, Bloorview MacMillan Children’s Centre. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. Internal hospital presentation.
  12. 2004 Jun 18 Paediatric Rehabilitation Engineering: New Frontiers and Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration. Bloorview MacMillan Children’s Centre, First Annual Open House. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. Internal hospital presentation.
  13. 2004 Apr 22 Recent advances in intelligent systems in paediatric rehabilitation. Family Advisory Committee, Bloorview MacMillan Children’s Centre. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. Internal hospital presentation.
  14. 2004 Mar 24 Intelligent systems in paediatric rehabilitation. Board of Directors Education Session, Bloorview MacMillan Children’s Centre. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. Internal hospital presentation.
  15. 2004 Jan 12 Augmented environments for community mobility rehabilitation. Neurorehabilitation Program Education Session, Bloorview site, Bloorview MacMillan Children’s Centre. Presenter(s): Chau, Tom. (With H. Schwellnus and C. Tam). Internal hospital presentation.

I. Teaching and Design

I have contributed to teaching as the clinical engineering graduate program coordinator (2006-2011), classroom instructor and as a research mentor to undergraduate and graduate students from various disciplines. On the traditional didactic front, I designed a new graduate course, Pattern Discovery (BME 1458), in 2005, which I have offered 5 times now. There has been a lot of interest in this course among biomedical engineering students, life science students and engineering students from other departments. Although there is a lot of analytical rigor, the course does provide the student with many practical tools for visualizing and statistically manipulating empirical data. In addition to traditional lectures, students in this course are responsible for ‘teaching their peers’ about how to solve a particular biomedical data analysis problem.  This innovative component of the course seems to encourage students to ‘dig deeper’ than what is presented in class.

In 2006, when I assumed leadership of the clinical engineering graduate program, I revamped the 3 clinical engineering core courses (BME 1405, 1439, 1436). In the two instrumentation courses, I redesigned the curricula and placed greater emphasis on acquiring scientific principles rather than device-specific knowledge. To this end, I also introduced a written midterm and final exam, both focusing on the understanding of underlying principles. I also introduced a presentation component in BME1405, the first instrumentation course, whereby students teach their peers and a cohort of practicing clinical engineers about the science, clinical applications, merits, and limitations of a new medical device. In BME1436, clinical engineering surgery, I redesigned the course completely to cover 5 different genres of surgery. To enhance the didactic component, I also introduced a month of lectures from surgeons in each of the different specialties. I expanded the spectrum of observerships and engaged an eclectic mix of surgeons and surgical fellows. At the beginning of the course, I arranged an introductory lecture about the surgical environment, which was followed by a group observation of laparoscopic surgery at the Mount Sinai Surgical Skills Centre. In this way, students were better prepared for their 5 individual observerships. Lastly, I instituted a surgery project and presentation before a panel of 2 surgeons and 2 senior clinical engineers. This panel examination not only gave students valuable presentation experience and feedback, but encouraged them to become ‘experts’ on an engineering issue relating to OR instrumentation, workflow, or patient safety. In terms of other courses, I have also given guest lectures on an ad-hoc basis, both at the graduate and undergraduate level.

As a research mentor, I have had the good fortune of working with a large cohort of excellent graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, international interns, and undergraduate trainees. At the graduate level, I have been primary supervisor for students in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and rehabilitation science. I have supervised over 50 graduate students as primary supervisor. Doctoral graduates from my lab have gone onto post-doctoral fellowships at Stanford, MIT, Michigan, Sick Kids, and Manchester. Four trainees from my lab are now faculty members at universities in Canada and the US. I have been particularly fortunate to have attracted many scholarship touting students over the years. Total graduate student scholarship dollars since the inception of my lab in 2004 recently topped $2M, with a quarter-million being held by active graduate students. At the undergraduate level, I have trained over 60 summer students from various disciplines (again many holding scholarships), 27 undergraduate thesis students and 22 international interns. The latter group of students have hailed from Mexico, UK, France, Australia, India, and China.

1. Innovations and Development in Teaching and Education

2007 – 2011                         BME 1436H Clinical Engineering Surgery (annual offering), Faculty of Medicine, Inst of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Responsibility for course design: I redesigned this course in 2007, adding 7 lectures (principles of sepsis, introduction to surgical instruments, and introduction to 5 types of surgery). In addition, I expanded the repertoire of observerships from one to five types of surgeries. I am responsible for organizing guest lecturers and observerships with surgeons and the final paper evaluation. At the end of term, I organize a full-day of project presentations before an examination panel involving 4 senior clinical engineers and 4 surgeons. I meet with individual surgeons prior to their participation in the course to ensure that there is resonance with the course objectives.

2007 – 2011                         BME 1439H Clinical Engineering Instrumentation II (annual offering), Faculty of Medicine, Inst of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Responsibility for course design: I redesigned this course in 2006, adding 90% new content and securing a new contingent of guest lecturers. I also attend every new lecture added to the course. I design and grade the midterm and final exams.

2006 – 2010                         BME 1405H Clinical Engineering Instrumentation I (annual offering), Faculty of Medicine, Inst of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Responsibility for course design: I redesigned this course in 2006, adding 80% new content and securing a new contingent of guest lecturers. I also attend every new lecture added to the course. I design and grade the midterm and final exams.

2005 Sep – 2011 Dec           BME 1458F Pattern Discovery Methods (annual offering), Graduate Education, Faculty of Medicine, Inst of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Responsibility for course design: I designed this new, one semester course from scratch for graduate students in biomedical engineering. The course deals with advanced analytical methods for manipulating biomedical data.

J. Research Supervision

1. PRIMARY OR CO-SUPERVISION

Undergraduate Education

  1. 2019 May – 2019 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BEng. Nicole Laurenzen. Supervisee Institution: University of Guelph. A User-Friendly Software Tool to Detect Brain Synchronization during Music Therapy and Story Telling Sessions for Non-Verbal Children with Severe Disabilities. Collaborator(s): Kyu Kang, Silvia Orlandi.
  2. 2019 May – 2019 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BEng. Laura Wheeler. Supervisee Institution: Carleton University.

Improving Communication Efficiency for Users of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices.  Collaborator(s): Kaela Shea.

  • 2019 May – 2019 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BEng. Kenji Marshall. Supervisee Institution: McGill University. Motor Learning by Observation: A Feasibility Study. Collaborator(s): Nilou Hashemi.
  • 2019 May – 2019 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BEng. Destinee Muir. A Customizable Access Technology for Children with Complex Communication Needs. Supervisee Institution: University of Guelph.  Collaborator(s): Silvia Orlandi
  • 2019 May – 2019 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BEng. Christine Horner. Training a Covert Speech Brain Computer Interface through Passive Listening. Supervisee Institution: McMaster University.. Collaborator(s): Jae Moon
  • 2018 Sep – 2019 May   Primary Supervisor. BASc. 4th year Thesis student. Jack Han. Supervisee Institution: University of Toronto. Face gesture recognition for personalized access technology for children with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs. Collaborator(s): Silvia Orlandi
  • 2018 Sep – 2019 May   Primary Supervisor. BASc. 4th year Thesis student. Angela Chen. Supervisee Institution: University of Toronto. Video- based Analysis of Infant’s Movements for Early Detection of Cerebral Palsy. Collaborator(s): Silvia Orlandi
  • 2018 Sep – 2019 May   Primary Supervisor. BASc. 4th year Thesis student. Derrick Lim. Supervisee Institution: University of Toronto. Communication Access Technology based on head motion Recognition for Children with Cerebral Palsy,  Collaborator(s): Silvia Orlandi
  • 2018 May – 2018 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BEng. Hilary Anya Friesen. Supervisee Institution: Acadia University. Custom video game for performance testing of a personalizable access technology for children with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs Collaborator(s): Fanny Hotze
  • 2018 May – 2018 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BEng. Josh McGillivray. Supervisee Institution: McMaster University. Audio-visual speech and face gesture recognition for personalized access technology for children with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs. Collaborator(s): Silvia Orlandi
  • 2017 Sep – 2018 May  Primary Supervisor.BEng 4th year Thesis student. Jiaqi Justina Huang. Video analysis for keyword-spotting in children with complex communication need. Collaborator(s): Silvia Orlandi
  • 2017 Sep- 2017 Dec Primary Supervisor. BEng. Hisham Mohammed. McMasters University. Advancing practical brain-computer interfaces for individuals with severe disabilities
  • 2017 May – 2017 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BEng. Kelly Gribbons Supervisee Institution: University of Guelph. Classifying Brain States using the Muse Headband. Collaborator(s): Maryam Mokhberi
  • 2017 May – 2017 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BEng. Katrina Darcel. Supervisee Institution: Western University. Investigating the Potential of using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Assess Functional Brain Activity following mild Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injuries. Collaborator(s): Karolina Urban
  • 2017 May – 2017 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BASc. Alexander Toulany. Supervisee Institution: Queen’s University.  Optimizing EOG detection algorithms to isolate intended and unintended eye movement. Collaborator(s): Filip Stojic
  • 2017 May – 2017 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BEng. Corinna Smith. Supervisee Institution: University of Waterloo. Computer-based Video Analysis of Infant Movements for Early Prediction of Cerebral Palsy. Collaborator(s): Silvia Orlandi
  • 2017 May – 2017 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BASc. Matthew Silverman. Supervisee Institution: University of Toronto. A Biofeedback App for Gait Rehabilitation through Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation. Collaborator(s): Katherine Plewa
  • 2016 Sep – May 2017  Primary Supervisor. 4th year Thesis student. Gloria Wu. Development and clinical evaluation of a fabric-based wristband for children with severe communication difficulties. Collaborator(s): Amanda Fleury.
  • 2016 Sep – 2016 Dec   Primary Supervisor. BSc. Christopher Breadner. Supervisee Institution: University of Guelph. Unsupervised data-driven discovery for characterizing brain states. Collaborator(s): Fanny Hotze.
  • 2016 May – 2016 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BASc. Jessie Diep. Supervisee Institution: University of Toronto. Angular Fabric Testing. Collaborator(s): Amanda Fleury.
  • 2016 May – 2016 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BASc. Kaijie Zhang. Supervisee Institution: McMaster University. Investigating the Potential of Utilizing Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Assess Functional Brain Activity Following Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries. Collaborator(s): Larissa Schludlo, Karolina Urban.
  • 2016 May – 2016 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BASc. Kathryn Corbett. Supervisee Institution: Queen’s University. Eye tracking as an alternative access method for children with complex communication needs: A scoping review. Collaborator(s): Fanny Hotze.
  • 2016 May – 2016 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BASc. Minjia Xu. Supervisee Institution: University of Toronto. Characterizing An Auditory Brain Computer Interface With Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Electroencephalography. Collaborator(s): Stefanie Glowinsky.
  • 2016 May – 2016 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BASc. Prateek Mathur. Supervisee Institution: McMaster University. Classification of Cardiac Data based on Multifractal Feature Extraction. Collaborator(s): Hamid Saghir.
  • 2015 May – 2015 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Lauren Chee. Quantitative anxiety detection via brain and body biopotentials.
  • 2015 May – 2015 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Olivia Paserin. Estimating energy expenditure from mechanomyography.
  • 2015 May – 2015 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Alana Esty. Estimating energy expenditure from mechanomyography.
  • 2014 Sep – 2014 Dec   Primary Supervisor. BASc. Madelaine Cohen-McFarlane. Supervisee Institution: University of Guelph. Testing and evaluation of fabric-based sensors for rehabilitation, Non-thesis Project. Collaborator(s): Amanda Fleury.
  • 2014 Jul – 2014 Sep     Primary Supervisor. BSc. Maryam Mokhberi. Supervisee Institution: University of Tehran. A novel cough detection module to be embedded in Dysphagia detection algorithm. Collaborator(s): Helia Mohammadi.
  • 2014 Jul – 2014 Aug     Primary Supervisor. Matthew Patel. Supervisee Institution: St. Michael’s College. Biofeedback in Paediatric Rehabilitation. Collaborator(s): Katherine Plewa.
  • 2014 May – 2014 Aug   Primary Supervisor. B. Eng. Rami Saab. Supervisee Institution: McMasters University. A novel auditory-tactile based bimodal brain-computer interface (BCI). Collaborator(s): Erwei Yin
  • 2014 May – 2014 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BEng. Madison Cohen-McFarlane. Supervisee Institution: University of Guelph. Automatic detection of changes in mental state during the usage of a brain-computer interface. Collaborator(s): Andrew Myrden.
  • 2014 May – 2014 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BASc. Gloria Wu. Supervisee Institution: University of Toronto. Increasing the Output Dimensionality of a Near Infrared Spectroscopy Brain Computer Interface. Collaborator(s): Sabine Weyand.
  • 2014 May – 2014 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BASc. Wanqing (Jane) Liu. Supervisee Institution: University of Toronto. Investigating the Feasibility of a Hybrid Brain-Computer Interface using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Heart Rate Metrics. Collaborator(s): Larissa Schudlo.
  • 2014 May – 2014 Aug   Primary Supervisor. BASc. Yuhan (Helena) Liu. Supervisee Institution: University of Toronto. Brain connectivity features for improved error-related potential detection. Collaborator(s): Tim Zeyl.
  • 2013 May – 2013 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Michael Li. Simulated Online Classification of Transcranial Doppler Data Using Sequential Hypothesis Testing.
  • 2013 May – 2013 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Dickson Wong. Applying Motion-Artifact Removal Techniques in an NIRS BCI: Effects on NIRS Signal Quality and BCI Accuracy.
  • 2013 May – 2013 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Vepeson Wijeyakulasingam. Developing a MMG Signal based Binary Switch.
  • 2013 May – 2013 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Marc Santos. Fabric Based Communication System for Children with Disabilities.
  • 2013 May – 2013 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Akalvizhy Elanko. A Self-Learning BCI: The Effectiveness of Detecting Errors using EEG Phase Synchrony.
  • 2013 May – 2013 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Elizabeth Nguyen. Dynamic topographic visualization and quantification of a multichannel surface EMG grid array.
  • 2013 May – 2013 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Jenny Qian. Automatic mouth tracking for the development of a smile activated binary switch.
  • 2013 May – 2013 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Marcus Hosios. A multi-modal human machine interface integrating behavior and brain signals.
  • 2013 May – 2013 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Stephanie Chan. Tongue Movement Accelerometer: An alternative access pathway.
  • 2012 May – 2012 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Audrey Sedal. Optimization and Conversion of a video-based smile switch prgoram to work with multiple populations and on iDevices.
  • 2012 May – 2012 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Wendy Xiang. Optimization of Mechanomyography signal processing for individual with Cerebral Palsy.
  • 2012 May – 2012 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Cynthia Eunyoung Shin. Physiological synchrony in parent-child dyads.
  • 2012 May – 2012 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Nilanthy Balendra. Development of an eye tracking system compatible with eye devices.
  • 2012 May – 2012 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Mark Aquilino. Development of an earplug pressure detection switch based on tongue protrusion.
  • 2012 May – 2012 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Katherine Johnson. Data collection for Writing investigation of the effect of sensor placement and attachment method on swallowing signal using dual axis accelerometry in healthy subjects.
  • 2011 Sep – 2012 Apr    Primary Supervisor. 4th year Thesis student. Audrey Chan. Development and Evaluation of a Smile Switch as an Access Technology for Individuals with Sever and Multiple Disabilities.
  • 2011 Sep – 2012 Apr    Primary Supervisor. 4th year thesis student. Mimi Zhang. Topographic correlations in prefrontal hemodynamics.
  • 2011 Sep – 2011 Dec   Primary Supervisor. BASc. Michelle Sybring. Development of a tongue movement detection system based on ear canal sensing.
  • 2011 Sep – 2011 Dec   Primary Supervisor. B. Sc. Laura Bell, Flinders University, South Australia. Virtual painting via Microsoft Kinect.
  • 2011 May – 2012 Apr   Primary Supervisor. B. Sc. Tony Liu. Detecting auditory attention using otoacoustic emissions and contralateral stimulation.
  • 2011 May – 2011 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Jennifer Chan. Data collection and video review for an instrumental handwriting study. Collaborator(s): Bassma Ghali (PhD student in my lab).
  • 2011 May – 2011 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Sarah Joy Stoops. Enhancement of a computer vision-based smile switch.
  • 2011 May – 2011 Aug   Primary Supervisor. Richard Gao. Developing a Bluetooth multichannel physiological data collection system.
  • 2011 May – 2011 Jun   Primary Supervisor. Austin Landry. Video review for an instrumental handwriting study. Collaborator(s): Heidi Schwellnus (PhD student in my lab).
  • 2011 – 2012 Apr Primary Supervisor. X.Y. Han. Correlating Music Characteristics with Human Emotional Ratings and Prefrontal Cortex Activities.
  • 2011 – 2012 Apr Primary Supervisor. Fan Zhang. Spatial Consistency of NIRS Activations during the Performance of Verbal (Word Generation) Tasks.
  • 2010 Feb – 2010 Aug Primary Supervisor. Engineering Intern. Kelly Marie Paton. Hidden Markov Model-based NIRS classification. Collaborator(s): Tiago Falk (post-doc in my lab).
  • 2010 Jan – 2010 Jun Primary Supervisor. Engineering Intern. Melissa Liu, Queen’s University. Development of a hum-based communication device. Collaborator(s): Tiago Falk (post-doc in my lab).
  • 2010 Primary Supervisor. B. Sc. Lindsay Carson – Chemical Engineering, University of Guelph. Collaborator(s): Ervin Sejdic (Post-doc in my lab); Bassma Ghali (PhD student in my lab).
  • 2010 Primary Supervisor. Briar Findlay – Kinesiology, Queens University. The effect of aural, tactile, and visual stimuli on walking dynamics. Collaborator(s): Ervin Sejdic (Post-doc in my lab).
  • 2010 Primary Supervisor. Rachel Lam – Chemical Engineering, Queens University.
  • 2010 Primary Supervisor. Faizah Ilyas – Life Sciences, McMaster. Collaborator(s): Heidi Schwellnus (PhD student in my lab).
  • 2010 Primary Supervisor. Lara Fu. Collaborator(s): Azadeh Kushki (post-doc in my lab).
  • 2010 Primary Supervisor. Satyam Merja. Fractal dynamics of circle drawing in children. Collaborator(s): Ervin Sejdic (Post-doc in my lab).
  • 2009 – 2010 Primary Supervisor. Eric Wan. Vocal fold vibration control of a wheelchair. Collaborator(s): T. Falk (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2009 – 2010 Primary Supervisor. Stephen Xu. Vocal fold vibration control of a wheelchair. Collaborator(s): T. Falk (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2009 – 2010 Primary Supervisor. BASc. Mirna Guirgis. Harnessing physiological responses to improve NIRS-based brain-computer interface performance in noisy environments. Collaborator(s): T. Falk (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2009 – 2010 Apr Primary Supervisor. Antonio Sou. Phase correlation tracking of the nasal region in infrared facial thermography. Collaborator(s): T. Falk and A. Kushki (Co-Supervisors).
  • 2009 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Rebecca Jeffrey, University of Guelph, Biomedical Sciences. Collaborator(s): D. Ellis & A. McCarthy, MSc candidates (Co-Supervisors).
  • 2009 Primary Supervisor. 1st Year. Stephen Leung, Biology, Ryerson University. Collaborator(s): B. Leung, PhD candidate (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2009 Primary Supervisor. B. Sc. Bhupinder Sahota. Collaborator(s): N. Alves, PhD candidate (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2009 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Alison Pak, Psychology, University College London, UK. Collaborator(s): E. Sejdic, post-doctoral fellow (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2009 Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Mirna Guirgis. Collaborator(s): T. Falk, post-doctoral fellow (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2009 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Yingying Fu. Collaborator(s): E. Sejdic, post-doctoral fellow (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2009 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Duluxan Sritharan. Collaborator(s): Dr. Anagnostou (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2009 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Ying Meng. Collaborator(s): Dr. Falk (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2008 – 2009 Primary Supervisor. Vicki Komisar. Characterisation of the baseline behaviour of dual-axis cervical accelerometry signals. Collaborator(s): E. Sejdic (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2008 – 2009 Apr Primary Supervisor. Delbert Hung. A study of average neck flexion angle and its relation to anthropometric variables. Collaborator(s): E. Sejdic (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2008 – 2009 Apr Primary Supervisor. Maddy Shen. Development of a real-time algorithm to automatically detect the presence of Electrodermal reactions in an Individual with severe and multiple disabilities. Collaborator(s): S. Blain (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2008 Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Delbert Hung. Extracting head-title angle from sagittal videos of chin-tuck swallows. Collaborator(s): Ervin Sejdic (Post-doc in my lab).
  • 2008 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Mercedeh Mordecai. Signature authentication using kinetic grip patterns.
  • 2008 Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Maddy Shen. Development of an automatic electrodermal reaction detector. Collaborator(s): Stefanie Blain (PhD student in my lab).
  • 2008 Primary Supervisor. 1st Year. Mei Guan. Mechanomyographic classification of forearm contractions and augmented environments for topographical orientation. Collaborator(s): Jorge Torres (PhD student in my lab).
  • 2008 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Denise Darmawikarta. Validation of a portable metabolic cart.
  • 2008 Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Vicki Komisar. Denoising of dual-axes swallowing accelerometry. Collaborator(s): Ervin Sejdic (Post-doc in my lab).
  • 2008 Primary Supervisor. 1st Year. Sameer Shaikh, Biological Sciences, McMaster. Fractal dynamics of walking: overground versus treadmill walking. Collaborator(s): Matthew Chang (Master’s student in my lab).
  • 2008 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Cassandra Greenberg, Medical Sciences, University of Western Ontario. Validation of a hemoencephalographic sensor against frequency domain near-infrared spectroscopy.
  • 2007 – 2008 Primary Supervisor. BASc. Dimtriy Rudenko. EMG Segmentation from a single differential surface electrode pair into two distinct muscle signals.
  • 2007 – 2008 Primary Supervisor. BASc. Ranjith KR. Infrared thermal monitoring system to alert mouth opening.
  • 2007 – 2008 Apr Primary Supervisor. BASc. Chao Liu. Application of a sequential regime shift detection analysis method for near-infrared spectroscopy signals.
  • 2007 – 2008 Mar Primary Supervisor. BASc. Jason Lai. A correlation-based approach for developing a brain-computer interface using near-infrared spectroscopy.
  • 2007 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Kenneth Tse. Usability of an adaptive hands on interface system and virtual reality therapy. Awards: CIHR Summer Research Award in Musculoskeletal Health. Collaborator(s): D. Fehlings (Co-supervisor).
  • 2007 Primary Supervisor. B. Sc. Jing Ge. Implementation of DirectMidi functionality in the virtual music instrument.
  • 2007 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Vincent Lee. Implementation of new motion capture and filtering algorithms in the virtual music instrument.
  • 2007 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Amy Zhao. Design of a pen-based data acquisition system. Awards: CIHR Summer Research Award in Musculoskeletal Health.
  • 2007 Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Philip Perivolaris, Mechanical Design, George Brown College.
  • 2007 Primary Supervisor. 1st Year. Ronald Woo, Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo. Development of a typing training tool. Collaborator(s): C. Tam (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2006 – 2007 Primary Supervisor. Melanie Yeung. Eyebrow accelerometer switch as an alternative access pathway for an individual with severe motor impairments – a case study.
  • 2006 – 2007 Primary Supervisor. Michael Leung. A Correlation-Based Approach for Developing a Brain-Computer Interface from Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Signals.
  • 2006 – 2007 Primary Supervisor. Russel Rasquinha. Evaluation of thermal imaging and motion estimation as an access alternative for patients with severe disability.
  • 2006 – 2007 Primary Supervisor. William Li. Development & evaluation of a virtual reality therapy system for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Collaborator(s): D. Fehlings (Co-supervisor).
  • 2006 – 2007 Primary Supervisor. Mike Apostol. Grip analysis: Daily Activities of Young Adults. Collaborator(s): E. Biddiss (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2006 – 2007 Apr Co-Supervisor. 2nd Year. William Li. Development and Evaluation of a Virtual reality therapy system for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Awards: CIHR Summer Research in Musculoskeletal Health. Collaborator(s): Darcy Fehlings (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2006 – 2007 Apr Primary Supervisor. Justin Brimbrahw. Developing a portable and wireless Mechanomyographic interface to the web for patients with locked-in syndrome.
  • 2006 – 2007 Apr Primary Supervisor. BASc. Michael K.K. Leung. A correlation-based approach for developing a brain-computer interface using near-infrared spectroscopy.
  • 2006 – 2007 Mar Primary Supervisor. Jordan Silverman. Single site EMG segmentation and wireless communication for alternative access.
  • 2006 Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Wallace Wee. Fatigue characterization using Mechanomyographic signals. Awards: CIHR Summer Research in Musculoskeletal Health. Collaborator(s): Natasha Alves (PhD student in my lab).
  • 2006 Primary Supervisor. 1st Year. Carissa Sujipto. Implementation of a PDA-based portable data acquisition system.
  • 2006 Primary Supervisor. 1st Year. Arash Azin, Biotechnology, York University. Embedded implementation of the aspirometer.
  • 2006 Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Justin Brimbrawh. Segmentation of Mechanomyographic signals for single-switch access.
  • 2006 Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Christine Chan. Measurement of energy expenditure in youth with muscular dystrophy.
  • 2006 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Trish Roy. Feasibility of electroactive polymers as prosthetic actuators. Awards: NSERC USRA recipient. Collaborator(s): E. Biddiss (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2006 Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Jennifer Chung. Development of an autism emulation device. Awards: NSERC USRA recipient. Collaborator(s): Jorge Silva (Primary Supervisor).
  • 2006 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Kelvin So. Development of a new writing utensil to provide biomechanical quantification of handwriting. Awards: NSERC USRA recipient.
  • 2006 Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Jordan Silverman. Segmentation of electromyographic signals for single-switch access. Awards: CIHR Summer Research in Musculoskeletal Health.
  • 2005 Sep – 2006 Apr Primary Supervisor. Mahmood Mirza. Exploring access alternatives for children and youth with severe disabilities.
  • 2005 Sep – 2006 Apr Primary Supervisor. Angela Yao. Dynamic fuzzy classification of mechanomyography signals.
  • 2005 Primary Supervisor. 1st Year. Trisha Roy. Manufacturing processes for dielectric polymers. Awards: CIHR Summer Research award recipient. Collaborator(s): Elaine Biddiss (Primary Supervisor).
  • 2005 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Jennifer Chung. Development of an autism emulation device. Awards: NSERC USRA recipient. Collaborator(s): Jorge Silva (Primary Supervisor).
  • 2005 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Careesa Liu. Development of a voice recognition system for environmental control.
  • 2005 Primary Supervisor. 1st Year. Kelvin So. Implementation of a non-contact communication aid for transient voicelessness.
  • 2005 Primary Supervisor. 1st Year. Jennifer Yim. Algorithmic enhancements to the aspirometer. Awards: CalTech SURF recipient.
  • 2005 Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Bowie Cheung. Fractal dynamics of overground and treadmill walking. Awards: NSERC USRA recipient. Collaborator(s): Scott Young (Primary Supervisor).
  • 2005 Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Ritchin Choi. Development of a wireless interface for Robosapien. Collaborator(s): Jorge Silva.
  • 2005 Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Masoud Yanega. The investigation of skin conductance as an access pathway.
  • 2005 Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Eric Wan. Investigating a piece-wise polynomial classifier for the aspirometer.
  • 2005 – 2005 Apr Primary Supervisor. 4th year undergraduate thesis. Eric Chung Tak Tam. Eye-tracking algorithm using exhaustive block matching and thresholding.
  • 2004 – 2005 Primary Supervisor. 4th year undergraduate thesis. Stefanie Blain. Design and implementation of a wearable device for the day-to-day detection of swallowing safety in children with disabilities.
  • 2004 Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Eric Wan. Implementation of the “aspirometer”. Awards: NSERC USRA recipient.
  • 2004 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. B. Yap. Mechanomyography prosthesis implementation. Awards: NSERC USRA recipient. Collaborator(s): Jorge Silva.
  • 2004 Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Angie Mehta. Implementation of a non-contact communication aid.
  • 2004 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Jingping Li. Instrumentation for biomechanical quantification of handwriting.
  • 2004 Primary Supervisor. 4th year. D. Nanduri. Implementation of computational modules for a non-contact communication aid. Collaborator(s): Deryk Beal (SLP at Sick Kids).
  • 2003 – 2004 Primary Supervisor. 4th year undergraduate thesis. Adam Grossman. Supervisee Position: PhD Candidate, Supervisee Institution: Stanford University, USA. Determination of a discriminatory mapping between MMG and hand function.
  • 2003 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Danica Lam. Development of an augmented environment for paediatric rehabilitation. Awards: NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award Recipient.
  • 2003 Primary Supervisor. 1st Year. Katharine Xing. Development of an augmented environment for paediatric rehabilitation. Awards: McAllister Undergraduate Award & Life Sciences Award Recipient.
  • 2003 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Michael Lam. Implementation of an aspirometer for automatic detection of aspiration.
  • 2002 – 2003 Apr Primary Supervisor. 4th year undergraduate thesis. Agatha Lee. Comparison of temporal and spectral features of mechanomyographic signals recorded above and distal to the muscle belly.
  • 2002 Primary Supervisor. 4th year undergraduate thesis. Tilak Dutta. Quantifying the grip characteristics of a flexinol finger: a feasibility study of flexinol as the primary actuator in a prosthetic hand.
  • 2002 Primary Supervisor. Co-op work term (Level 5). Joyce Yip, Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo. Implementation of a virtual environment synthesis tool using DirectX.
  • 2001 – 2002 Primary Supervisor. 4th year undergraduate thesis. Thomas Chan. Systematic characterization of mechanomyography signals for upper extremity prosthesis control. Collaborator(s): S. Naumann (Co-Supervisor).
  • 2001 – 2002 Primary Supervisor. 4th year undergraduate thesis. Jorge Silva, Universidad Iberoamericana, Biomedical Engineering Program, Mexico. Determination of a Discriminatory Data Fusion Strategy for Single – Site MMG Prosthesis Control.
  • 2001 – 2002 Apr Primary Supervisor. 4th year undergraduate thesis. Kaveh Nateghi Fard. Automatic classification of swallowing events in children with dysphagia.
  • 2001 Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Maggie Cheung. Automatic detection of silent aspiration.
  • 2001 Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Colin Ward. Graphical user interface for movement to music system.
  • 2001 Primary Supervisor. 1st Year. Jonathan Lai. Supervisee Position: Medical Student. Movement to music research.

Graduate Education

Doctoral students (directly supervised as primary or co-supervisor)

  1. Asynchronous brain-machine interface neurofeedback for closed-loop sensorimotor stimulation
  2. Collaborative brain-computer interfaces for co-operative and competitive system control
  3. Training a covert speech-classifying brain-computer interface through passive listening to speech stimuli.
  4. Automated Training for Emotional Arousal Recognition in Neurological Signals Measured with Electroencephalography
  5. Interbrain EEG Signal Synchronization between Non-verbal CP, Parent, and Music Therapist. Collaborator(s): Dr. Michael Thaut (primary supervisor)

Master’s students (directly supervised as primary supervisor)

  1. 2019 Sep- present. Primary Supervisor. MASc.Christine Horner .TBD.
  2. 2019 Sep- present. Primary Supervisor. MASc.Corinna Smith. TBD.
  3. 2019 Sep- present. Primary Supervisor. MASc.Jason Leung. TBD.
  4. 2018 Sep- present. Primary Supervisor. MASc.Rana Fahim Hashemi. Evaluation of Speech Perception Impact on Covert Speech BCI for Decoding Emotionally Laden Keywords.
  5. 2018 Sep- present. Primary Supervisor. MASc. Nicolas Ivanov. Development of a novel feedback system to guide skill acquisition for brain-computer interface control.
  6. 2017 Sep – 2019 Sep Primary Supervisor. MASc. Maryam Fallah. A brain-controlled articulator-based speech synthesizer
  7. 2017 Sep – 2019 Sep Primary Supervisor. MASc. George Hanna. Wearable hybrid brain computer interface as a pathway for environmental control
  8. 2017 Sep – 2019 Sep Primary Supervisor. MASc. Erica Floreani.  A combined access pathway approach to incorporate affective state and self-regulation in a brain-computer interface communication device for children with physical disabilities
  9. 2017 Sep – 2019 July Primary Supervisor. MASc. Benham Reyhani Masoleh. Evaluation of a virtual reality game as a tool for training sensorimotor rhythm-based brain computer interface systems
  10. 2017 Sep – 2018 Sep Primary Supervisor. MASc. Rami Saab. An investigation into the application of a novel in-ear EEG device in an auditory brain-computer interface (BCI)
  11. 2016 Sep – 2018 Sep Primary Supervisor. MASc. Sarah House. Evaluation of a motor imagery electroencephalography brain-computer interface as a communication modality for children with cerebral palsy.
  12. 2015 Sep – 2018 Jan Primary Supervisor. MASc. Maryam Mokhberi. Investigating the efficacy of meditation on BCI results in pediatric context.
  13. 2016 Jan – 2017 Dec Primary Supervisor. MHSc Clinical Biomedical Engineering. Rozita Abdoli. Voluntary Self-Regulation NIRS-BCI with Continuous Real-Time Feedback.
  14. 2015 Sep – 2017 Sep Primary Supervisor. MASc. Filip Stojic. A novel EEG-BCI dependent on discrimination of imagined stimuli in visual field quadrants.
  15. 2015 Sep – 2017 Sep Primary Supervisor. MHSc. Andrew Wong. Systematic Quantification of Systemic Blood Flow in Near Infrared Spectroscopy Brain Computer Interfaces in a Paediatric Context.
  16. 2014 Sep – 2016 Sep Primary Supervisor. MASc. Stefanie Glowinsky. Using electroencephalography and near-infrared spectroscopy to design an auditory based brain-computer interface.
  17. 2014 Sep – 2016 Sep Primary Supervisor. MASc. Zahra Emami. Quantifying and overcoming the effect of distractions on cognitive load and brain-computer interface performance.
  18. 2014 Sep – 2016 Aug Primary Supervisor. MASc. Nicole Proulx. Detection and online classification of the near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) fast optical signal for brain-computer interfaces.
  19. 2013 Sep – 2015 Sep Primary Supervisor. MHSc. Anuja Goyal. Investigating online three-class transcranial doppler ultrasound-based brain computer interface.
  20. 2013 Sep – 2015 Sep Primary Supervisor. MASc. Marcela Correa. Detecting Mechanomyography signal in the presence of dyskinetic movement.
  21. 2011 Sep – 2013 Jul Primary Supervisor. MHSc. Nayanashri Thalanki Anantha. Design and Evaluation of a Vocalization activated Assistive Technology for a child with Dysarthric speech.
  22. 2011 Sep – 2013 Jun Primary Supervisor. MASc. Song Kim. Physiological synchrony in parent-child dyads.
  23. 2011 Sep – 2013 Jun Primary Supervisor. MASc. Lucy Jie Lu. Real-time transcranial doppler ultrasound brain-computer interface.
  24. 2011 May – 2013 Jan Primary Supervisor. MHSc. Winston De Armas. Development of a hands-free artificial larynx with pitch control for pediatric rehabilitation.
  25. 2011 Jan – 2013 Jan Primary Supervisor. MASc. Sanaz Rezai. Social Physiology of Human Interactions.
  26. 2010 Sep – 2012 Dec Primary Supervisor. MASc. Eric Wan. Degradation and Recovery in the Real-Time Detection of Auditory Selective Attention from Otoacoustic Emissions.
  27. 2010 Sep – 2012 Sep Primary Supervisor. MHSc. Idris Aleem. Online control of one’s external environment using functional transcranial Doppler.
  28. 2010 Sep – 2012 Aug Primary Supervisor. MASc. Colleen Smith. A Concept-Based BCI for Individuals with Locked-In Syndrome.
  29. 2010 Sep – 2012 Jul Primary Supervisor. MSc. Ahmed Faress. The Detection of Cognitive Activity within a System-Paced Dual-State Selection Paradigm Using a Combination of fNIRS and fTCD Measurements.
  30. 2010 Sep – 2012 Jul Primary Supervisor. MASc. Larissa Schudlo. Development of an Optical Brain-Computer Interface Using Dynamic Topographical Pattern Classification.
  31. 2010 Sep – 2011 Jul Primary Supervisor. MHSc. Rachel Zhang. Training contingency awareness through an interactive augmented environment.
  32. 2010 Jan – 2011 Jul Primary Supervisor. MASc. Hayley Faulkner. Transcranial Doppler detection of changes in cerebral fusion accompanying a word generation task.
  33. 2009 Sep – 2011 Sep Primary Supervisor. MHSc. Celeste Merey. Quantitative Classification of Pediatric Swallowing through Accelerometry.
  34. 2009 Sep – 2011 Aug Primary Supervisor. MASc. Justin Chan. Online Classification for Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Brain-Computer Interfaces with Real-time Feedback.
  35. 2009 Sep – 2011 Aug Primary Supervisor. MASc. Amanda Fleury. Fractal dynamics of circle drawing in children with ASD.
  36. 2009 Sep – 2011 Aug Primary Supervisor. MASc. Andrew Myrden. Detecting and Classifying Cognitive Activity Based on Changes in Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity.
  37. 2009 Sep – 2011 Aug Primary Supervisor. MHSc. Luke Gane. Detecting a Change in Facial Skin Temperature due to the Presentation of an Unexpected Auditory Stimulus Through the Use of Thermal Imaging.
  38. 2009 Sep – 2011 Aug Primary Supervisor. MHSc. Leslie Mumford. Identification and Development of individualized access pathways based on response efficiency.
  39. 2009 Sep – 2011 May Primary Supervisor. MASc. Alex Posatskiy. Design and Study of Pressure-Based Sensors for Mechanomyography: a Practical Investigation of Chamber Geometry and Contamination.
  40. 2008 Sep – 2010 Sep Primary Supervisor. MSc. Andrea McCarthy. An integrated approach to detecting communicative intent amid hyperkinetic movements in children.
  41. 2008 Sep – 2010 Jun Primary Supervisor. MSc. Denine Ellis. Investigating the relationship between stride interval dynamics, the energy cost of walking, and physical activity levels in a pediatric population.
  42. 2008 Sep – 2009 Aug Primary Supervisor. MASc. Jillian Fairley. The effect of treadmill walking on the stride interval dynamics of children.
  43. 2008 Jan – 2009 Aug Primary Supervisor. MSc. Matthew Chang. Stride interval dynamics of treadmill and compliant-surface walking in young able-bodied adults.
  44. 2007 Sep – 2009 Aug Primary Supervisor. MHSc. Dana Zoratto. Hyolaryngeal excursion as the physiological source of accelerometry signals during swallowing.
  45. 2007 Sep – 2009 Aug Primary Supervisor. MHSc. Stephanie Liddle. The Effect of Real-Time Feedback on user’s ability to improve consistency of NIRS Detectable Signals.
  46. 2007 Sep – 2009 Aug Primary Supervisor. MASc. Brian Nhan. Spontaneous Facial Skin Temperature Distribution Changes via Thermal Infrared Imaging as a Potential Access Pathway for Non-verbal Individuals with Severe Motor Impairments.
  47. 2007 Jan – 2009 Jan Primary Supervisor. MASc. Brian Leung. Access via a Multiple Camera Tongue Switch for Children with Severe Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy.
  48. 2006 Sep – 2008 Primary Supervisor. MHSc. Linda Ko. Near-infrared Spectroscopy as an Access Channel: Prefrontal Cortex Inhibition During an Auditory Go-No-Go Task.
  49. 2006 Sep – 2008 Aug Primary Supervisor. MHSc. Fady Hanna. Investigating the Correlation between Swallow Accelerometry Signal Parameters and Anthropometric and Demographic Characteristics of Healthy Adults.
  50. 2006 Sep – 2008 Aug Primary Supervisor. MASc. Sarah Power. Investigating the correlation between swallow accelerometry signal parameters and anthropometric and demographic characteristics of healthy adults the robustness of NIRS for detecting the intentionally-activated neural hemodynamic response in the presence of auditory distractions.
  51. 2006 Sep – 2008 Aug Primary Supervisor. MASc. Kelly Tai. Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Signal Classification: Towards a Brain-Computer Interface.
  52. 2005 Sep – 2007 Aug Primary Supervisor. MASc. Jennifer Kohlenberg. Investigation of near infrared spectroscopy as an access modality for individuals with severe motor disability.
  53. 2004 Sep – 2007 Dec Co-supervisor. Jorge Silva. PhD. A novel asynchronous access method for minimal interface users.
  54. 2004 Sep – 2006 Aug Primary Supervisor. MASc. Jovan Nedeljkovic. Quantitative descriptions of the temporal dynamics of physiological time series: Towards a method for detecting dynamical change.
  55. 2004 Sep – 2006 Aug Primary Supervisor. MASc. Natasha Alves. Towards Mechanomyographic Control of Multifunction Upper-limb Prostheses.
  56. 2003 Sep – 2005 Aug Primary Supervisor. MASc. Kaveh Momen, EE, Ryerson University. Real-time classification of muscle signals from self-selected intentional movements.
  57. 2003 Sep – 2005 Aug Primary Supervisor. MASc. Daniel Cossever. Message prediction for an icon-based pediatric communication aid.
  58. 2003 Sep – 2005 Aug Primary Supervisor. MASc. Jesus Miguel De La Rosa Estanol. Robust gesture recognition for augmentative communication in unconstrained environments.
  59. 2002 Sep – 2003 Jan Primary Supervisor. MASc. Jorge Silva. Mechanomyography sensor design and multisensor fusion for upper-limb prosthesis control.
  60. 2000 Sep – 2002 Aug Primary Supervisor. MSc. Sidra Rizvi. Fractal dynamics of stride interval fluctuations: Children with spastic diplegia.

Undergraduate MD

2011 May – 2011 Aug Primary Supervisor. Year 1. Melissa Lui. Enhancing an iPod-based auditory scanning system.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PhD)

  1. 2019 Sep – present Primary Supervisor. Javad Rahimipour Anaraki, Biomedical Engineering. TBD. Supervisor(s): Tom Chau.
  2. 2016 Sep – present Primary Supervisor. Silvia Orlandi, Biomedical Engineering. Video-based General Movements Analysis. Supervisor(s): Tom Chau.
  3. 2015 Jan – 2017 Feb Primary Supervisor. Ali Samadani, Biomedical Engineering. Aspirometer, brain-computer interfaces. Supervisor(s): Tom Chau.
  4. 2012 Jul – 2014 Jun Primary Supervisor. Khondaker Mamun, Biomedical Engineering. Aspirometer. Completed 2014.
  5. 2012 Jun – 2013 Dec Primary Supervisor. Young Don Ko, Biomedical Engineering. Aspirometer.
  6. 2009 Feb – 2009 Jun Primary Supervisor. Sotirios Damouras, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University. Aspirometer segmentation; fractal gait analysis.
  7. 2009 Jan – 2010 Dec Primary Supervisor. Tiago Falk, PhD, Queens University. Multimodal access innovations.
  8. 2008 Feb – 2010 Jun Primary Supervisor. Ervin Sejdic, PhD, University of Western Ontario. Aspirometer signal denoising and classification.
  9. 2005 Apr – 2006 Sep Primary Supervisor. Dave Fernandes, PhD, Stanford University. Aspiration detection in stroke patients.
  10. 2005 Jan – 2005 Dec Primary Supervisor. Desire Mbamou, PhD, Germany. Biomechanics of handwriting.

International interns – undergraduates

  1. 2019 Feb – 2019 Jul Primary Supervisor. B. Sc. Vivian Foeng, Flinders University, South Australia. Development of Audio and Video Algorithms for a novel Access Technology
  2. 2019 Feb – 2019 Jun Primary Supervisor. B. Sc. Sofia Estrada. EIA University, Mexico. Custom Video Game for performance testing of a Personalizable Access Technology for Children with Cerebral Palsy and Complex Communication Needs
  3. 2017 Jul – 2017 Dec Primary Supervisor. BSc David Mansueto, Flinders University, South Australia. Automated Video-based Analysis of the General Movements Assessment for Infants at Risk of Motor Impairment. Collaborator(s): Silvia Orlandi
  4. 2016 May – 2016 Jul Primary Supervisor. Vaishnavi Bengaluru Mohan. Supervisee Institution: National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India. Development of a Robust Brain Computer Interface for Motor Control for People with Motor Disabilities. Collaborator(s): Zahra Emami.
  5. 2015 May – 2015 Aug Primary Supervisor. Aurelien Bricout, Polytech’Grenoble Engineering School, Grenoble, France. Development of a robust hybrid BCI based on EEG and NIRS.
  6. 2015 May – 2015 Aug Primary Supervisor. Akanksha Kalia, National Institute of Technology, Harmipur. India. Discriminative analysis of EEG signals: an EEG -based user-state classification.
  7. 2015 Aug – 2015 Dec Primary Supervisor. BSc. Robert Trott, Flinders University, South Australia. Classification Personalization for Inner Speech using Electroencephalography.
  8. 2014 May – 2014 Aug Primary Supervisor. B. Sc. Melodie Therme. Supervisee Institution: Polytech Grenoble, Joseph Fourier University, France. Physiological measures of coaching responses: Solution-Focused coaching and Problem-Based coaching. Collaborator(s): Nayana Thalanki Anantha.
  9. 2014 May – 2014 Aug Primary Supervisor. B. Sc. Anais Arredondo. Supervisee Institution: Polytech Grenoble, Joseph Fourier University, France. Design of an eye tracking for children with severe disabilities. Collaborator(s): Nayana Thalanki Anantha.
  10. 2014 Jun – 2014 Aug Primary Supervisor. B. Sc. Yan To (Jane) Ling. Supervisee Institution: Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prototyping and evaluation of a novel fabric-based keyboard. Collaborator(s): Amanda Fleury.
  11. 2014 Feb – 2014 Jul Primary Supervisor. B. Sc. Laura Cuevas Moreno. Supervisee Institution: Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia (EIA) – Universidad CES, Colombia. Tongue Movement Accelerometer: An alternative access pathway.
  12. 2014 Aug – 2014 Dec Primary Supervisor. BSc. Ben Schultz, Flinders University, South Australia. Prediction of Self-initiated Fine Movement from Single Trial EEG Analysis. Collaborator(s): Alborz Rezazadeh and Elias Abou Zeid
  13. 2013 Sep – 2014 Mar Primary Supervisor. B. Sc. Fernanda Ortiz. Supervisee Institution: Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico. Eye-gaze tracking system.
  14. 2013 May – 2013 Aug Primary Supervisor. Tracy Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Characterizing physiological pattern of peripheral nervous system for activity engagement in youth with severe disabilities.
  15. 2013 May – 2013 Aug Primary Supervisor. Shi Bu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Classification Enhancement of Dual-Axis Accelerometry Using Artificial Swallowing Signal Generation.
  16. 2012 May – 2012 Aug Primary Supervisor. Stephanie Bremont, Polytech’Grenoble Engineering School, Grenoble, France. Identification of the observation error-related potential using both a commercial and medical grade electroencephalogram recording device.
  17. 2012 May – 2012 Aug Primary Supervisor. Pauline Buteau, Polytech’Grenoble, Grenoble, France. Designing Visual Feedback for the Self-Regulation of Oxygen Concentration Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy.
  18. 2012 May – 2012 Aug Primary Supervisor. Marion Vincent, Polytech’Grenoble Engineering School, Grenoble, France. Incorporating Shared Control in a Transcranial Doppler BCI.
  19. 2012 May – 2012 Aug Primary Supervisor. Elodie Berthuit, Polytech’Grenoble, Grenoble, France. Speech recognition for non-verbal by integrating physiological (brain waves) and behaviroural (visual lip reading) cues.
  20. 2012 May – 2012 Aug Primary Supervisor. Crystal Chui, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. TCD.
  21. 2012 Aug – 2013 Jan Primary Supervisor. B. Sc. Harshita Karamchandani, Flinders University, South Australia. Development of an eye tracking system compatible with eye devices.
  22. 2011 Oct – 2011 Nov Primary Supervisor. Dhanya Parameshwaran, National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR, Bangalore, India. Supervisee Position: Intern.
  23. 2011 May – 2011 Aug Primary Supervisor. Lydie Faure, Polytech’Grenoble Engineering school, Grenoble, France. Human presence detection via humidity sensing – a new modality for measuring social interaction in children in the autism spectrum disorder.
  24. 2011 May – 2011 Aug Primary Supervisor. Linda Megne, Polytech’Grenoble Engineering School, Grenoble, France. Developing a wireless sensing system for measuring interpersonal physiology.
  25. 2011 May – 2011 Aug Primary Supervisor. Guillaume Carrot, Polytech’Grenoble Engineering school, France. Automatic speaker identification for wearable monitoring of turn-taking in social interactions.
  26. 2011 May – 2011 Aug Primary Supervisor. Gary Pechoux, Polytech’Grenoble, Grenoble, France. Exploiting optical Illusions for visual change detection in multivariate physiological signals.
  27. 2011 Jan – 2011 Jun Primary Supervisor. Nayanashri Thalanki Anantha, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India.
  28. 2010 May – 2010 Jul Primary Supervisor. Camille Denison, Polytech Grenoble, Universite Joseph Fourier, France. Human presence sensing for the measurement of social engagement. Collaborator(s): Azadeh Kushki (post-doc in my lab).
  29. 2010 May – 2010 Jul Primary Supervisor. Ayush Ruia, Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T), Kharagpur, India. Self-selected EMG processing system.
  30. 2010 May – 2010 Jul Primary Supervisor. Alban Runel, Polytech Grenoble, Universite Joseph Fourier, France. EOG artifact removal from EEG recordings. Collaborator(s): Saba Moghimi (PhD student in my lab).
  31. 2010 Jun – 2010 Dec Primary Supervisor. Michele Pla, Biomedical Engineering, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico. Development of a vision-based virtual switch. Collaborator(s): Azadeh Kushki.
  32. 2010 Jan – 2010 Jun Primary Supervisor. B. Sc. Yael Pomerantz, Biomedical Engineering, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico. Processing of autonomic nervous system signals. Collaborator(s): Azadeh Kushki (post-doc in my lab).
  33. 2010 Jan – 2010 Jun Primary Supervisor. B. Sc. Eduardo Vega, Biomedical Engineering, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico. Thermal facial imaging in autism. Collaborator(s): Azadeh Kushki (post-doc in my lab).
  34. 2009 Aug – 2009 Sep Primary Supervisor. B. Sc. Tianqi Wu, Biomedical Engineering, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
  35. 2008 May – 2008 Jul Primary Supervisor. Pauline Lemoine, Polytech Grenoble, Grenoble, France. Click detection for a voice-activated switch.
  36. 2008 May – 2008 Jul Primary Supervisor. Laurie Petricola, Polytech Grenoble, Grenoble, France. Color and lighting filters for the VMI.
  37. 2008 May – 2008 Aug Primary Supervisor. Robin Kalia, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology. Design of a new mechanomyographic sensor. Collaborator(s): Natasha Alves (PhD student in my lab).
  38. 2008 Jul – 2008 Dec Primary Supervisor. B. Sc. Madeleine Yates, Flinders University, South Australia. Stroke-based disambiguation of the English alphabet – a typing tool for a client with congenital visual impairment and severe physical disability.
  39. 2007 May – 2007 Jul Primary Supervisor. 3rd Year. Abhishek Goel, Mechanical Engineering, India, Indian Institute of Technology. Design of a force & position sensing writing utensil.
  40. 2007 May – 2007 Aug Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Soulemane Draba, Polytech Grenoble, Grenoble, France. Fractal analysis of walking.
  41. 2006 May – 2006 Aug Primary Supervisor. 2nd Year. Gilles Marconnet, Polytech Grenoble, Grenoble, France. Enhancements to motion detection for the virtual music instrument.
  42. 2006 Jan – 2006 Apr Primary Supervisor. Diplomée en école d’ingenieur (deuxième année). Suzanne Tran, Institut Supérieur en Bio-Sciences (ISBS-Paris), France. Galvanic skin resistance as a biological access channel: an examination of external influences. Collaborator(s): Stefanie Blain (PhD student in my lab).
  43. 2005 Aug – 2006 Jan Primary Supervisor. Final Year Internship. Victor Onofre, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico. Collaborator(s): E. Biddiss (Primary Supervisor).
  44. 2005 Aug – 2006 Jan Primary Supervisor. Final Year Internship. Rafael Velasco Reyes, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico. Collaborator(s): S. Young (Primary Supervisor).
  45. 2005 Aug – 2006 Jan Primary Supervisor. Final Year Internship. Hilda Vazquez Lopez, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico. Development of a chin switch for a child with spastic quadriplegia.

International interns – graduate students

  1. 2013 Oct – 2014 Oct Primary Supervisor. PhD. Erwei Yin. Supervisee Institution: College of Mechatronic Engineering and Automation, National University of Defense Technology, China. On optimal design of EEG-based hybrid brain-computer interfaces.
  2. 2010 Oct – 2010 Dec Primary Supervisor. PhD. Lingjing Hu, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. Processing kinetic signals from handwriting.
  3. 2009 Aug – 2009 Nov Primary Supervisor. PhD. Sun Chen, Biomedical Engineering, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
  4. 2006 Sep – 2007 May Primary Supervisor. Imogen Bosmith, Masters of Neuroscience candidate, Nottingham University, UK. Near-infrared spectroscopic measurement of right prefrontal cortical response to music listening and imagery: a potential access pathway.

2. OTHER SUPERVISION

Graduate Education

Clinical Research Placements

  1. 2005 Jun – 2006 Jun MScOT. Marose Coniega. Preliminary investigations of grip and pinch strength as quantitative determinants of functional printing in children.
  2. 2005 Jun – 2006 Jun MScOT. Nykema Wright. Impact of Grip Adaptations on Functional Written Output of Children: A Quantitative Study.
  3. 2004 Jun – 2005 Jun MScOT. Yael Asher. Comparison of paper and computer administration of CHES-M.
  4. 2003 Jun – 2004 Jun MScOT. Sarah Evans. Evaluating the clinical utility of the ICF for teens interacting with augmented environments: Reliability of the coding system.
  5. 2002 Jun – 2003 Jun MScOT. Iona Yim. Movement to music: Investigating the feasibility of an augmented environment as a form of play for children with physical disabilities.

Health Informatics Placement

1. 2019 May- 2019 Aug Primary Supervisor. MHI Barinder Dhillon Enhancing self-management for individuals with

severe disabilities through a cloud-connected universal interface: Tecla-e   

2. 2018 May- 2018 Aug Primary Supervisor. MHI Faizah Haleem. Enhancing self-management for individuals with

severe disabilities through a cloud-connected universal interface: Tecla-e   

Clinical Engineering Internships

1.   2012 Sep – 2012 Dec Primary Supervisor. Clinical Engineering Intern. Adeel Alam

2.   2009 May- 2009 Aug Primary Supervisor. Clinical Engineering Intern, Elaine Lu

3   2009 Jan- 2009 May Primary Supervisor. Clinical Engineering Intern, Julie Chan

Thesis Committee Member – PhD

  1. A Hybrid Health Service Recommendation System for Persons With Disabilities

Collaborator(s):  A. Kushki (Supervisor).

  1. 2009 – 2013 PhD. Steven McGie, Biomedical Engineering. Brain-Controlled Functional Electrical Stimulation for Retraining of Grasp Function: Short-Term Effects. Collaborator (s): M.Popovic. (Supervisor)
  2. 2009 – 2013 Jun PhD. Sonja Molfenter. Collaborator(s): C. Steel (Supervisor).
  3. 2008 – 2012 PhD. Coralee McLaren, Nursing Science. Children’s Movement in an Integrated Kindergarten Classroom:  What Can Their Bodies Do? Supervisor(s): P. McKeever.
  4. 2008 – 2011 PhD. Sharareh Taghipour. Risk-based inspection & maintenance for medical equipment. Collaborator(s): A.K.S. Jardine & D. Banjevic (Supervisors).
  5. 2007 – 2015 PhD. Vicky Young. A Speech-based, Intelligent, Personal Emergency Response System for the Older Adult. Collaborator(s): A. Mihailidis (Supervisor).
  6. 2006 Sep – 2012 Apr PhD. Kaveh Momen.
  7. 2006 – 2012 PhD. Noemi Cantin. Describing the Effect of Motor Ability on Visual Motor Skill Acquisition and Task Performance in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Collaborator(s): H. Polatajko (Supervisor).

Thesis Committee Member – Master’s

  • 2012 Sep – 2014 Feb MHSc. Charlie Wu. Wound Imaging on patients with foot ulcers. Collaborator (s): R. Da Costa (Supervisor)
  • 2012 Sep – 2013 Sep MHSc Clinical Biomedical Engineering. Paul Oramasionwu. Investigation of computer vision techniques for obstacle classification on an intelligent wheelchair system. Collaborator(s): Supervisor: Alex Mihailidis.
  • 2012 Jun – 2013 Sep MHSc Clinical Biomedical Engineering. Calvin Lau. Validation of the Magneto-articulography for the Assessment of Speech Kinematics (MASK) system and testing for use in a clinical research setting. Collaborator (s): P. van Lieshourt (Supervisor)
  • 2009 Sep – 2011 Sep MASc. Delbert Hung. Ecological factors in emotion recognition using physiological signals. Collaborator (s): E. Biddiss (Supervisor)
  • 2009 – 2011 MASc. David Agnello. New generation of fully programmable functional electrical stimulation system. Collaborator(s): M. Popovic (Supervisor).
  • 2009 – 2010 MHSc. Wallace Wee. Modeling jet nebulizers to estimate pulmonary drug decomposition. Collaborator(s): A. Coates (Supervisor).
  • 2008 – 2010 MSc. Michelle Wang. Contextual processing of objects using virtual reality to improve abstraction and cognitive flexibility in children with autism. Collaborator(s): D. Reid (Supervisor).
  • 2008 – 2010 MASc. Victor Monroy. The efficacy of an intelligent system to develop self-care activities in children with autism. Collaborator(s): A. Mihailidis (Supervisor).
  • 2008 – 2009 MSc. Steven Bernstein. Interactive visualization of multichannel near-infrared spectroscopy signals. Collaborator(s): N. Woolridge, J. Jenkinson (Supervisors).
  • 2008 – 2009 MHSc. Shannon Rooney. Prospective hazard analysis of patient identification processes in the neonatal intensive care unit. Collaborator(s): E. Etchells (Supervisor).
  • 2007 – 2009 MASc. Judith Seary. Examining the layout and organization of air ambulance patient care environment. Collaborator(s): T. Easty (Supervisor).
  • 2007 – 2008 MASc. Emily King. Contributions of central and peripheral vision to the control of reach-to-grasp reactions evoked by unpredictable balance perturbation. Collaborator(s): B. Maki (Supervisor).
  • 2006 MASc. Tilak Dutta J. Determining caregiver posture with inertial sensors for measurement of forces generated on the low back during patient transfer and repositioning activities. Collaborator(s): G. Fernie (Supervisor).

Thesis Examiner – PhD

  1. 2012 Dec PhD. Shivani Goyal. Design and Evaluation of an mHealth Behavioural Intervention for the Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Collaborator(s): Joe Cafazzo (Supervisor).
  2. 2012 Sep PhD. Elham Dolatabadi. Development of automated balance assessment tools for the home. Collaborator(s): A. Mihailidis (Supervisor).
  3. 2012 Jan PhD. Eunji Kang. Electrical Rhythms of the Brain Under Impaired Consciousness Conditions: Epilepsy and Anesthesia. Collaborator(s): B. Bardakjian (Supervisor). Completed 2012.
  4. 2012 Jan PhD. Jeremy Hoisak. A measure of voxel similarity for improving the image-based quantification of tissue structure and function. Collaborator(s): Dr. Jaffray (Supervisor). Completed 2012.
  5. 2011 Dec PhD. April Khademi. Medical imaging processing techniques for the objective quantification of pathology in MRI of the brain. Collaborator(s): Tas Venetsanopoulos (Supervisor). Completed 2011.
  6. 2011 PhD. Cesar Marquez. Development of Brain-Machine Interfaces. Collaborator(s): M. Popovic (Supervisor). Completed 2011.
  7. 2010 PhD. R. Wang. Enabling Power Wheelchair Mobility with Long-Term Care Home Residents with Cognitive Impairments. Completed 2010.
  8. 2009 PhD. AS Aghaei. Enabling Power Wheelchair Mobility with Long-Term Care Home Residents with Cognitive Impairments. Completed 2009.
  9. 2009 PhD. J. Levman. On the Pattern Recognition Applied to the Computer-Aided Detection of Breast Cancer from Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Breast Images. Collaborator(s): A. Martel (Supervisor). Completed 2009.
  10. 2009 PhD. Neelesh Nadkarni. Gait and working memory in Alzheimer’s disease, aging and small vessel cerebrovascular disease. Collaborator(s): S. Black (Supervisor). Completed 2009.
  11. 2009 PhD. Houssein Radfar. Collaborator(s): W. Wong (Supervisor). Completed 2009.
  12. 2008 PhD. Samshir Sidhu. Qualifying exam. Collaborator(s): R. Cobbold (Supervisor).
  13. 2007 PhD. Ellen Kang. Control of Seizure Like Events via Electrical Stimulation. Collaborator(s): B. Bardajkian & P. Carlen (Supervisors).
  14. 2007 PhD. Demitre Serletis, MD. The application of chaotic and stochastic methods to brain state classification and identification. Collaborator(s): P. Carlen (Supervisor).
  15. 2006 PhD. Marija Cotic. Spatiotemporal Frequency Features of Electrical Activities in Neuronal Networks of the Brain. Collaborator(s): B. Bardakjian (Supervisor).
  16. 2006 PhD. John Zetzel. Collaborator(s): B. Maki (Supervisor).
  17. 2006 PhD. Jeffrey Kang. Collaborator(s): M. Eizenmann (Supervisor). Completed 2006.
  18. 2006 PhD. Jose Zariffa. Collaborator(s): M. Popovic (Supervisor).
  19. 2005 PhD. Neelesh Nadkarni. Cognitive Task Induced Gait Changes in Mild Alzheimer’s Disease and the Role of Vascular Disease. Collaborator(s): Dr. S. Black (Supervisor).
  20. 2004 PhD. Cheryl Lynch. Closed-loop control of electrically stimulated skeletal muscle. Collaborator(s): Dr. M. Popovic (Supervisor).
  21. 2004 PhD. Melanie Belajko. Computational simulations of mediated face-to-face multimodal communication. Collaborator(s): Dr. F. Shein (Supervisor).
  22. 2004 PhD. Avril Mansfield. Training change-in-support balance reactions in older adults to improve balance recovery ability and prevent falling. Collaborator(s): Dr. B. Maki (Supervisor).

Thesis Examiner – Master’s

  • Developing a Novel Therapy for Standing Balance in Individuals with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury using Functional Electrical Stimulation and Visual Feedback Training. Supervisors: Dr. Jan Andrysek, Dr. Kei Masani
  • 2013 Sep MSc. Greg Jackson. An MBAN EEG System for Ambulatory Mental Health Applications. Supervisor: J. Cafazzo.
  • 2013 Jul MASc. Varun Ohri. Developing Test Methods for the Evaluation of Scooter Performance in Winter Conditions. Supervisor: G. Fernie
  • 2013 Jul MSc. Jianfeng (Harry) Qiu. Implementation of a passive Electrocardiography monitor system for homecare environment. Supervisor: A. Mihailidis
  • 2013 Jul MSc. Ryan McGinn. Dynamic linkage between local cross-frequency coupling and communication through coherence in an in vitro model of human neocortical oscillatory activity. Supervisor: B. Bardakjian
  • 2013 Apr MSc. Joshua Mayich, MD, FRCS(C). The effect of the arithic state on hindfoot kinematics during heel rise. Collaborator(s): Supervisor: Dr. Geoff Fernie
  • 2012 Sep MASc. Adrian Green. Computationally characterizing schizophrenia. Collaborator(s): Supervisor: Willy Wong
  • 2011 Oct MASc. Mirna Guirgis. Brain State Classification using EEG-based Features. Supervisors: Drs. Peter Carlen and Berj Bardakjian
  • 2011 Sep MASc. Sam Talasila. Effect of Channel Stochasticity on Spike Timing Dependent Plasticity. Supervisor: Dr. B.L. Bardakjian
  • 2010 MASc. Angela Lee. Brain state classification in Epilepsy and Anaesthesia. Supervisor: Dr. B. Bardakjian
  • 2009 MHSc. Sarah Rothwell. Effect of Dose Error Reduction Software on the Ability of Nurses to Safely and Efficiently Administer Intravenous Medications. Supervisor: Dr. T. Easty
  • 2007 MASc. Jerry Lam. A new approach for eye detection in remote gaze-estimation systems. Supervisor: Dr. M. Eizenmann.
  • 2007 MHSc Clinical Biomedical Engineering. Lorne Chi. Cardiovascular response to functional electrical stimulation and passive stepping to improve orthostatic tolerance. Supervisor: Dr. M. Popovic
  • 2006 MASc. Jeffrey Kang. Automated reading assistance system using point-of-gaze estimation. Supervisor: Dr. M. Eizenmann
  • 2005 MASc. Hai Huang. The development and evaluation of the laser line object detection system for powered wheelchairs. Supervisor: Dr. G. Fernie

Examination Chair – PhD

  1. 2019 Aug PhD. Demetres Kostas. Signal Processing of Encephalographic Time Series Using Deep Learning. Supervisor: Dr. Frank Rudzicz.
  2. 2017 Aug PhD. Stephen Sciuto, University of Toronto. Developing Combined Optical Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry Tools to Probe the Conformation of Double – Stranded DNA in the Gas Phase. Supervisor: R. Jockusch.
  3. 2015 Jan PhD. Babak Lakghomi, Civil Engineering, University of Toronto.Optimization of Dissolved Air Flotation for Drinking Water Treatment through CFD Modeling. Supervisor: Y. Lawryshyn.
  4. 2014 Aug PhD Jeffrey Rau, University of Toronto. Unconventional symmetry breaking in strongly correlated systems. Supervisor: K. Hae-Young.
  5. 2014 Jul PhD. Vladimir Yanovsky, Computer Science. Various algorithms for high throughput sequencing. Supervisor: M. Brudno.
  6. 2013 Jun PhD. Kiyoshi Masui. Advancing Precision Cosmology with 21 cm Intensity Mapping. Supervisor:U.L. Pen
  7. 2012 Oct PhD. Vincent Cheung. University of Toronto. Graphical Epitome Processing. Supervisor: Dr. Brendan Frey
  8. 2012 May PhD. Mohtashim Shamshi, Chemistry, University of Toronto. Electrochemical studies of DNA film son gold surfaces. Supervisor: Bernie Kraatz
  9. 2012 Jan PhD. Daniel Majoris, Chemistry, University of Toronto. Synthesis, characterization, and application of metal-chelating polymers for mass cytometric bioassays. Supervisor: Mitch Winnik
  10. 2011 Dec PhD. Mehrrad Saadatmand, Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto. A study on vibration-induced particle motion under microgravity. Supervisor: Masahiro Kawaji
  11. 2009 PhD. F Mortari. Tracial state space of higher stable rank simple C*-algebras. Supervisor:  GA Elliott

External Examiner – PhD

  1. Development and Testing of an Eye Gaze and Brain-Computer Interface with Haptic Feedback for Robot Control for Play by Children with Severe Physical Disabilities. Supervisor: Dr. Kim Adams
  • 2013 Oct PhD. Leo Kee Hao. Supervisee Institution: Nanyang Technological University. Establishing Normative Hand Transport Tangential Velocity of a Reach-to-Grasp Task: Towards an Objective Assessment for UE Stroke Rehabilitation. Supervisor: Ang Wei Tech
  • 2013 Apr PhD. Timothy Robert Lindsay. Supervisee Institution: University of Cape Town, South Africa, Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences. Influences on the nonlinear dynamics of human running stride time series. Supervisors: T. Noakes, S. McGregor
  • 2008 PhD. Levi Hargrove, University of New Brunswick. Towards clinically robust pattern recognition based myoelectric control. Supervisors: K. Engelhart, B. Hudgins

External Examiner – Master’s

  • 2012 Jan MPhil. Lui Ka Him. Supervisee Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Development of a near-infrared photometer for early detection of tissue distress at anatomical sites prone to pressure ulcer. Supervisor: Eric Tam.