Biography & Research:
I have published a total of 286 scientific publications including: 5 patents, 3 chapter-books, 92 peer reviewed full journal papers in high impact journals, 10 brief technical journal papers, 116 peer reviewed conference full papers, and 60 abstracts with an overall >4242 citations. I am recognized by my work on two major areas: 1) respiratory acoustics signal processing and its application on sleep apnea detection; the series of publications and patents in that area has resulted in several national and international research collaborations; 2) the design of innovative immersive virtual reality navigational environments for Alzheimer’s diagnosis and its treatment by non-pharmacological means; this line of research has resulted in two international collaboration and funding. Excluding regular conference talks, I have given 88 invited scientific talks (42 outside of Canada) including 15 keynote speaker seminars at national and international conferences. In addition, I have given 23 outreach scientific talks for public including 2 TEDx talks. On my spare time, I also write science articles for public; so far four articles: 2 in Conversation and 2 in Phébé Journal. I have trained a total of 11 pdf and research associates, 20 Ph.D, 34 M.Sc., and >100 undergraduate students, and 12 part-time research assistants. My current team includes 3 pdf, 1 Research Associate, 4 Ph.D., 7 M.Sc and 8 undergraduate students and 4 part-time research assistants.