Zahra Moussavi

The University of Manitoba, Canada

Dr. Zahra M. K. Moussavi received her B.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology, Iran in 1987, M.Sc. from the University of Calgary in 1993, and Ph.D. from University of Manitoba, Canada in 1997, all in Electrical Engineering. She then joined the respiratory research group of the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital and worked as a research associate for 1.5 years. In 1999, she joined the Biomedical Engineering Department of Johns Hopkins University and worked there as a postdoctoral fellow for one year. Following that, she joined the University of Manitoba, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as a faculty member, where she is currently a professor at both Electrical and Computer Engineering and Psychiatry Departments. She is also the director of the Biomedical Engineering Program at the University of Manitoba, a research affiliate at Riverview Health Center and an adjunct scientist at the TRTec of Winnipeg. Dr. Moussavi has published more than 174 various publications including: 4 patents, 2 book chapter, 45 peer reviewed journal papers in frequently cited in high impact journals, 98 and 24 peer reviewed conference papers and abstracts, respectively. Her team is recognized for its contribution on respiratory acoustics and its application on sleep apnea detection. Recent studies on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease have produced a series of publications and patents, resulting in several national and international research collaborations. She has given many invited talks/seminars (10 outside of Canada) including a recent Tedx Talk and 2 keynote speaker seminars at international conferences. Dr. Moussavi has been a member of IEEE and EMBS society since 1998; she has been awarded the title of “IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturer” for 2013-2014. Her current research interests include respiratory sounds analysis with application on respiratory disorders and sleep apnea, as well as early detection of the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and its treatment.

Biography Updated on 28 April 2013

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