Faranak Farzan

Associate Professor, School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Chair in Technology Innovations for Youth Addiction Recovery and Mental Health


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cognitive Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science, University of Toronto

B.Eng., Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University


Research interests

  • Neuromodulation technologies
  • Brain stimulation technologies
  • Bio-signal processing
  • Electrophysiology
  • Youth depression and addiction
  • Precision medicine
  • Artificial intelligence and Big Data for mental health applications
  • VR/AR for mental health applications


Teaching interests

  • Neuromodulation Technologies
  • Signals and Systems



Surrey office: SFU Surrey, SRYC 4140
Webpage: http://ebrainlab.ca/

Recently taught courses

  • TBA


Selected recent publications

· Brain Temporal Complexity in Explaining the Therapeutic and Cognitive Effects of Seizure Therapy. Farzan F, Atluri S, Mei Y, Moreno S, Levinson A, Blumberger DM, Daskalakis ZJ. Brain. 2017 Apr 1;140(4):1011-1025. doi: 10.1093/brain/awx030.

· Standardization of Electroencephalography for Multi-Site, Multi-Platform and Multi-Investigator Studies: Insights from the Canadian Biomarker Integration Network in Depression. Farzan F, Atluri S, Frehlich M, Dhami P, Kleffner K, Price R, Lam RW, Frey BN, Milev R, Ravindran R, McAndrews MP, Wong W, Blumberger D, Daskalakis ZJ, Vila-Rodriguez F, Alonso E, Brenner CA, Liotti M, Dharsee M, Arnott SR, Evans KR, Rotzinger S, Kennedy SH. Scientific Reports. Accepted on Jun 29, 2017

· TMSEEG: A MATLAB-Based Graphical User Interface for Processing Electrophysiological Signals during Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Atluri S, Frehlich M, Mei Y, Garcia Dominguez L, Rogasch N, Wong W, Daskalakis ZJ, Farzan F. Frontiers in Neural Circuits.10: 78.doi:10.3389/ fncir.2016. 000 78

· Characterizing and Modulating Brain Circuitry through Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Combined with Electroencephalography. Farzan F, Vernet M, Shafi MD, Rotenberg A, Daskalakis ZJ, Pascual-Leone A. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 22 September 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fncir.2016.00073.

· Unbiased cluster estimation of electrophysiological brain response. Frehlich M, Dominguez LG, Atluri S, Radhu N, Sun Y, Daskalakis ZJ, Farzan F. Journal of Neuroscience Methods.  2016 Sep 15;271:43-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2016.06.020. Epub 2016 Jun 23

· Indicators for Remission of Suicidal Ideation Following Magnetic Seizure Therapy in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression. Sun Y, Farzan F, Mulsant BH, Rajji TK, Fitzgerald PB, Barr MS, Downar J, Wong W, Blumberger DM, Daskalakis ZJ. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 16

· Enhancing the Temporal Complexity of Distributed Brain Networks with Patterned Cerebellar Stimulation. Farzan F, Pascual-Leone A, Schmahmann JD, Halko M. Scientific Reports. 2016 Mar 24; 6:23599.