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I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN, Toronto, Canada. My research is on the neuromechanics of human locomotion. In other words, I try to understand principles underlying control of walking balance and to use these principles to design rehabilitation protocols for affected groups such as older adults at risk of falls. My research results have been published in premier academic journals in the field of biomechanics, motor control, and gerontology.

Interests

  • Locomotion neuromechanics
  • Biomechanics
  • Gait
  • Motor Control
  • Movement variability

Education

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering- Biomechanics, 2014

    Tehran Polytechnic (Amirkabir University of Technology)

  • MSc in Biomedical Engineering- Biomechanics, 2009

    Tehran Polytechnic (Amirkabir University of Technology)

  • BSc in Biomedical Engineering- Biomechanics, 2007

    Tehran Polytechnic (Amirkabir University of Technology)

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network

Oct 2018 – Present Toronto, Canada
 
 
 
 
 

Senior Biomechanics

National Sports Institute of Malaysia

Sep 2016 – Sep 2018 Kula Lumpur, Malaysia

Certificates

Computational Neuroscience

University Teaching Fundamentals

Advanced University Teaching

Prospective Professors in Training

Grants, Awards & Fellowships

Grants:

  • Februray 2020- Computer vision for daily monitoring of gait instability to detect an increased risk of falling. CIHR. My Role: Co-investigator
  • Novemeber 2019- Video-Based gait assessment to monitor changes in health status and reduce hospital visits in older adults with dementia. CABHI. My Role: Co-investigator

Fellowships:

  • September 2020-September 2022. CANSSI Ontario Postdoc Fellowship- Deep learning to predict optimality of future foot placements in walking of older adults - 10K CAD

  • September 2020-September 2021 AGE-WELL postdoc fellowship- Artificial intelligence for the real-time prediction of optimal foot placement in the gait of older adults- 20K CAD

  • January 2019- December 2020. Mitacs Accelerate postdoc fellowship- A Vision-based system for intelligent monitoring of gait poses in Dementia- 45K CAD
  • September 2009- June 2014. Graduate fellowship- Quantifying stability and coordination in agility drills- Covered tution fees

Awards:

  • 2020- Focus on Accessibility Awards- Government of Ontario, Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility - 2K CAD
  • 2019- CIHR Travel Award - 1K CAD
  • 2019- AGE-WELL ACCESS Award - 2K CAD
  • 2019- UHN Travel Award - 500 CAD
  • 2018- AGE-WELL Travel Award - covered travel and accommodation
  • 2015- 2nd International Berlin Autumn School on Movement Science Travel Award - covered travel and accommodation

Teaching

I have taught the following courses in both graduate and undergraduate levels:

  • Biomechanics
  • Motor control
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Statics
  • Dynamics

Please see my CV for further information.

I have also received the following certificates on teaching in higher education from the University of Toronto:

  • Fundamentals of Teaching in Higher Education
  • Advanced Teaching in Higher Education
  • Prospective Professors in Training

Please see the Certficate section on this website.