Researcher

    Abolfazl Mohebbi , Ph.D.

    abolfazl.mohebbi@polymtl.ca
    Abolfazl Mohebbi
    Research Axis
    Musculoskeletal Health, Rehabilitation and Medical Technologies Axis

    Phone
    (514) 340-4711, ext. 3939

    Fax
    (514) 340-5170

    Online

    Title

    • Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal, 2020
    • Chair Holder, Research Chair in Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies, TransMedTech Institute, 2020

    Laboratory

    POLAR (Polytechnique Lab for Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies) 

    Education

    • Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-2020) in Biomedical Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    • Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2019) in Biomedical Engineering, McGill University/Polytechnique Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    • Ph.D. (2013-2017) in Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    • Master’s (2010-2013) in Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    • Bachelor’s (2004-2009) in Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Isfahan, Iran

    Research Interests

    • Neuromuscular control and rehabilitation, human balance and postural control
    • Biomechatronics: wearable devices and sensors, mechatronic prosthetics, orthosis and exoskeletons
    • Medical and assistive robotics
    • Applied artificial intelligence: deep neural networks for medical imaging, system identification and diagnosis

    Research Topics

    • Neuromuscular control
    • Identification of biological systems
    • Biomechatronics
    • Medical robotics
    • Robotic surgery
    • Exoskeletons of the upper and lower limbs
    • Virtual reality
    • Artificial intelligence

    Awards and Distinctions

    • MITACS Globalink Postdoctoral Scholarship, Quebec, Canada, 2019
    • FRQNT Postdoctoral Fellowship, Quebec, Canada, 2019
    • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, Canada, 2018
    • TransMedTech Inst. Postdoctoral Scholarship, Polytechnique Montreal, 2018
    • Biomedical Engineering Postdoctoral Fellowship, McGill University, 2017
    • Best Paper Award - Int'l Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 2017), 2017
    • GRSTB Research Fellowship - Polytechnique Montreal, 2016
    • NSERC Engage Grant - Polytechnique Montreal, 2016
    • Student Delegates Award - 2015 CCToMM Symposium on Mechatronics, 2015
    • Doctoral Differential Fee Remission Award - Polytechnique Montreal, 2013
    • Doctoral Fellowship and Graduate Excellence Award - York University, 2012
    • Doctoral Tuition Remission Award - Concordia University, 2012

    Presentations

    • “Study of Visual System Contributions to Human Upright Stance”, Symposium of Biological and Biomedical Engineering Societ, McGill University, 2019.
    • “Dynamics of Vision in Human Upright Stance”, World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB 2018), Dublin, Ireland, 2018.
    • ”A Fuzzy-based Approach Towards Conceptual Design Improvements for Mechatronic Systems,” in CCToMM Mechanisms, Machines, and Mechatronics (M3) Symposium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2017.
    • ”Integrated structure-control design optimization of an unmanned quadrotor helicopter (UGH) for object grasping and manipulation,” in DS 87-4 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 4: Design Methods and Tools, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08. 2017, 2017.
    • ”Applying robust design methodology to a quadrotor drone,” in DS 87-4 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 4: Design Methods and Tools, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08. 2017, 2017.

    Selected Publications

    1. P. Amiri, A. Mohebbi, R.E. Kearney, ”Experimental Methods to Study Human Postural Control.” Journal of Visualized Experiments (2019), ISSN: 1940-087X, LCCN: 2007216071, OCLC: 122906325.
    2. A. Mohebbi, P. Amiri, R.E. Kearney, M. Raison, ”Study of Vision Contributions to Human Upright Stance using a Virtual Reality-based Approach”, Under publication, Journal of Neurophysiology (2019), American Physiological Society.
    3. A. Mohebbi, P. Amiri, R.E. Kearney, ”Design of Visual Inputs for the Study of Vision Contributions to Human Postural Control”, Under publication, Journal of Frontiers in Neurology (2019), Frontiers Media SA.
    4. A. Mohebbi, P. Amiri, R.E. Kearney, ”Experimental Considerations in the Study of Vision Contributions to Human Postural Control: A Virtual Reality-based Approach”, Under publication, Journal of Human Movement Science (2019), RELX Elsevier Publishing.
    5. A. Mohebbi, S. Achiche and L. Baron, ”Integrated and concurrent detailed design of a mechatronic quadrotor system using a fuzzy-based particle swarm optimization.” Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (2019), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engappai.2019.03.025
    6. A. Mohebbi, S. Achiche, and L. Baron. ”Multi-criteria fuzzy decision support for conceptual evaluation in design of mechatronic systems: a quadrotor design case study.” Research in Engineering Design 29.3 (2018): 329-349.
    7. A. Mohebbi, S. Achiche, and L. Baron, ”A Fuzzy-based framework to support concurrent and multicriteria design of mechatronic systems,” Submitted to Elsevier Journal of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 2018.
 

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