Dr. Kouhyar Tavakolian (PhD, SFU): Assistant professor, University of North Dakota. Dr. Tavakolina joined the Electrical Engineering department at University of North Dakota in 2014. Adjunct Professor,Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, SFU, 2015. Prior to joining UND he was a postdoctoral fellow at ECE department at University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada for two years. He received his BSc is Biomedical Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic in 2000, Msc degree in Bioelectrical Engineering from Electrical Engineering department at University of Tehran in 2003 and another MSc degree in computer science from University of Northern British Columbia, Canada in 2005. He defended his PhD thesis in 2010 at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He has been a collaborator to Aerospace Physiology Lab since 2008, where he started with implementing the Ultra Low-Frequency Ballistocardiograph bed.
He is a researcher with proven ability to cultivate ideas and conduct international collaborative research in biomedical engineering. His particular interest are in biological signal processing, biomedical instrumentation, noninvasive cardiology technologies, and EEG-based brain-computer interfaces and he has published more than 100 journal, conference proceedings, patents and book chapters in these fields. Kouhyar is a scientist with entrepreneurial interest and experience in knowledge transfer to industry. Kouhyar is currently the co-director for Biomedical Engineering Research Complex (BERC) lab at UND.