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IATSL develops assistive technology that is adaptive, flexible, and intelligent, enabling users to participate fully in their daily lives. Learn more about our research

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Our Research Team


Alex Mihailidis, PhD, PEng
Scientific Director

AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence


University of Toronto

Barbara G. Stymiest Research Chair in Rehabilitation Technology

Toronto Rehabilitataion Institute & University of Toronto

Babak Taati, Ph.D., P.Eng.


Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Assistant Professor

Dept of Computer Science and IBBME, University of Toronto

Rosalie Wang, Ph.D., OT

Assistant Professor & Affiliate Scientist

University of Toronto & Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Shehroz Khan, Ph.D, CS.


Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Assistant Professor, (Status only)

Dept of IBBME, University of Toronto

Research Manager

Bing Ye, M.Sc.

University of Toronto & Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Muhammad Raisul Alam (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

M. Reza Faieghi (Biomedical Engineering)

Diego L. Guarin(Biomedical Engineering)

Sina Mehdizadeh (Biomedical Engineering-Biomechanics)

Sofija Spasojevic (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Pooja Viswanathan (Computer Science)

PhD Students

Sayeh Bayat (Computer Science)

Chao Bian (IBBME)

Zain Hasan (IBBME)

Deniz Jafari (Rehabilitation Sciences)

Justin Chee (IBBME)

Shabnam Haghzare (IBBME)

Tuck-Voon How (IBBME)

Aaron Yurkewich (IBBME)

Masters Students

Sina Akbarian (IBBME)

Stefan Denkovski (IBBME)

Abhishek Moturu (Computer Science)

Navid Korhani (Computer Science)

Neeraja Murali Dharan (Computer Science)

Ruthrash Hari (ECE)

Sally Moon (IBBME)

Jacob Shin (IBBME)

Research Developers / Assistants

Lydia Yeung

Sia Rezaei

Johnny Ye

Shun Zhao

Partners and Collaborators

Sonya Allin (Computer Science)

Jennifer Boger, Ph.D., P.Eng. (Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo, Associate Schlegel Chair in Technology for Independent Living, Research Institute for Aging)

Craig Boutilier, Ph.D. (Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Toronto)

Geoff Fernie, Ph.D., P.Eng., C.Eng., FCAHS (Senior Scientist, Research, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN)

Debbie Hébert (Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto)

Jesse Hoey, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo[& former IATSL postdoc])

Pascal Poupart, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo)

Frank Rudzicz, Ph.D. (University of Toronto)

James Tung, Ph.D. candidate (University of Waterloo)

Lab Alumni

Ahmad Akl (PhD, IBBME)

Tanya Alves (OT)

Amaya Arcelus (Post-doc fellow, HCTP)

Fitsum Areguy (RA)

Narges Armanfard (Post-doc fellow, Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Twinkle Arora (RA)

Ali Asadian (Post-doc fellow, Control and Robotics)

Azin Asgarian (Masters, Computer Science)

Yuhdai Ashida (IBBME)

Ahmed Bilal Ashraf (Post-doc fellow, Computer Science)

Meghan Badun (OS&OT)

Momotaz Begum (Post-doc fellow, TRI)

Michael Belshaw (MASc, Intelligent Systems and Software Developer)

Samantha Bergeron (Masters, OT)

Axel von Bertoldi (MASc Robotics, Developer)

Manas Bhatnagar (IBBME)

Justin Bimbrahw (Research Developer)

Stefanie Blain (PhD, GDRS)

Bruno Bouchard (Professor of Computer Science, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi [& former IATSL postdoc])

Paul Budnarain (RA)

Amanda Calvin (RA)

Fiona Campbell (Engineering Science)

Marcelle Canido (RA, Gerontology Student)

Brent Carmichael (MASc Biomedical Engineering)

Monika Champ (MScOT)

Isaac Chang (PhD, IBBME)

Alexander Chen (Computer Engineering)

Howard Chiam (Masters, IBBME)

Charmaine Chiang (Masters, Occupational Therapy)

Belkacem Chikhaoui (Post-doc fellow, Computer Science)

Jotham Chow (Biomedical Engineering)

Charlene Chu (Post-doc fellow, Occupational Therapy)

Marge Coahran(RA)

Amy Cockburn (MScOT)

Aoife Conway (Admin)

Laura Cox (Occupational Therapy)

Tammy Craig (Masters, GDRS)

Stephen Czarnuch (PhD, IBBME)

Elham Dolatabadi (Post-doc fellow, IBBME)

Abigail Dry (MScOT)

Bernice D'Souza (RA, Research Occupational Therapist)

Evelyne Durocher (Post-doc fellow, Occupational Therapy)

Yulia Eskin (RA, Computer Science)

Fabrizio Farronato (RA)

Kate Fenton, (MFA, Clinical Trials Coordinator)

Andrew Ferrazzutti (BSc, Engineering Science)

Anna Flagg (Applied Mathematics, Summer student)

Geneviève Foley (Masters, IBBME)

Amanda Garnett (MScOT)

David Giesbrecht, (MSc, Intelligent Systems and Software Developer)

Steph Green (GDRS)

Mona Gridseth

Lata Grover (Clinical Eng.)

Dan Gunn (Computer Science Student)

Maziar Hafezi (Masters, IBBME)

Tiffany Hastoo (MScOT)

Cindy Ho (RA, Research therapist)

Marcia Hopcraft (MScOT)

Rajibul Huq (Post-doc fellow, IBBME)

Amy Hwang (PhD, GDRS)

Yani Ioannou (RA, Comptuer Science)

Emilie M.D. Jean-Baptiste (Post-doc fellow, Computer and Systems Engineering, post-doc fellow)

Tizneem Jiancaro (PhD, IBBME/GDRS)

Simon Jin (ECE)

Kadeen Johns

Tricia Jose (Masters, IBBME)

Dina Kalales (MScOT)

Patricia Kan (IBBME)

Chaim Katz (Masters, Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Ryan Keyfitz

Karim Koreitem (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Diane Kostka (IBBME)

Laura Krones (MScOT)

Christopher Lai (Undergraduate Student)

Kovida Lam (Masters, OT)

Paul Lam (M.Sc. IBBME)

Tracy Lee (Research Assistant / Engineer)

Regina Leung (Masters, IBBME)

Valerie Leuty (OS&OT)

Zhonghai Li (Post-doc fellow, Human Factors Engineering)

Michael Li (Masters, IBBME)

Caiwei (Michelle) Li (Masters, Occupational Therapy)

Michael Lim (Research Assistant)

Shayne Lin (Undergraduate Student)

Jenny Lo (Human Biology Programs)

John-Paul Lobos, BSE (Computer Science, Waterloo)

Catherine Longley (MScOT)

Leslie Louvelle (Engineering Science)

Elaine Lu (IBBME)

Michelle Lukasik

Michael Maclennan (Engineering Science)

Liam MacLeod (Summer student)

Brandon Malamis (Summer student)

Jyoti Mann (Kinesiology)

Pouria Mashouri (Masters, Computer Science)

Katarina Mayer

Melinda McLean (MSc Clinical Engineering - IBBME)

Lyndsay McTaggart (MScOT)

Marierose Mendiola (MScOT)

Victor Monroy (IBBME)

Nasim Montazeri (Post-doc fellow, Electrical Engineering)

Jennifer Morin (MScOT)

Nima Najmaei (Post-doc fellow, Robotics)

Becky Ng (Masters, IBBME)

Carolyn Niu (Clinical Engineering Internship, IBBME)

Jacob Nogas (Software developer)

Madalina Oancea (Masters, Occupational Therapy)

Paul Oramasionwu (Masters, IBBME)

Stephen Oung (Engineering Science)

Gemma Parra (Intern, IBBME)

Stephanie Peacock (MScOT)

Jonathan Pearce (Undergraduate student)

Rajjeet Phull (IBBME)

Abdul Qadir (Post-doc fellow, Occupational Therapy)

Harry Qiu (Masters, IBBME)

Munirah Quraishi (MScOT)

Sharon Ravindran (Undergraduate student)

Nick Reed (Post-doc fellow, Occupational Therapy)

Christelle Ribaille (MScOT)

Addison Rich (Masters, IBBME)

Jacob Ritchie (Undergraduate student, Engineering Science)

Neil Rittenhouse (MASc, IBBME)

Frank Rudzicz, (Ph.D. Computer Science)

Amanpreet Saini

Angela Samson (Masters, OT)

Harminder Sandhu (Masters, IBBME)

Mohammed Sardar

Lindsay Scott (BA, Clinical Trials Assistant)

Cynthia Eunyoung Shin (Engineering Science)

Jorge Silva (PhD, IBBME)

Vithurry Sivaloganathan

Jasper Snoek (PhD, Computer Science)

Kelly Spence (MScOT)

Tyrone Strangway

Jackie Swartz (MScOT)

Tony Tam (MASc Clinical Engineering - IBBME)

Joel Tan

Jessica Thompson (MScOT)

Jonathan Tomkun

Helen Tsang (Industrial Engineering)

Naomi Turcotte (MScOT)

Katrinka-Lee Turgeon (RA, Occupational Therapist)

Rachel Twiss (Computer Science)

Szymon Wartak (Computer Science Student)

Tahir Wasim (Masters, IBBME)

Patrick Weiss (Visiting post-doc fellow, Institute of Computer Engineering, University of Lübeck)

Camille Williams (PhD, GDRS)

Rozanne Wilson (PhD, Speech Language Pathology)

David Xue (Masters, IBBME)

Samantha Yeung (RA)

Vicky Young (Post-doc fellow, GDRS / IBBME)

Canxiu Zhang (Software developer)

Derek Zhi (RA)

Cathy Zhu (RA)

Maggie Zhu (Undergraduate student)