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PRISM Lab - Our Team

Meet our team of scientists, research staff, graduate students and alumni.


Graduate Students

Meet the graduate students in the prism lab.



Laura Wheeler, MASc
In-Ear EEG Device for Auditory Brain-Computer Interface Communication; Sep 2021 - Jan 2024

Marija Pranjić, PhD
Investigating the role of auditory and motor timing in synchronization abilities among children with and without developmental coordination disorder: An EEG-fNIRS study; Sep 2021 - Jan 2024


Jae Moon, PhD
Training a Covert Speech Brain-Computer Interface Through the Passive Perception of Speech; Sep 2017 - Aug 2022

Maryam Moadeli, MASc
Design and Evaluation of a Context Aware AAC Application for Pre-literate Children with Complex Communication Needs; Sep 2019 - Apr 2022


Christine Horner, MASc
Asynchronous Voluntary Self-regulated Near-infrared Spectroscopy Brain-computer Interface for Children with Complex Communication Needs; Sep 2019 - Sep 2021

Jason Leung, MASc
Evaluation of an Electroencephalography Source Imaging Based Brain-Computer Interface for Youth with Brain Lesions; Sep 2019 - Sep 2021

Corinna Smith, MASc
Enabling Conversation Without Speech: Towards an Electroencephalography Brain-Computer Interface to Detect the Intention to Respond; Sep 2019 - Sep 2021

Kaela Shea, PhD
Towards Improving Access to Assistive Communication through Brain Computer Interface Technology, Interface Design, and Policy; Sep 2017 - Sep 2021

Rana Fahim Hashemi, MASc
Leveraging Unsupervised Learning Methods to Improve Imagined Speech EEG-BCIs; Sep 2018 - Jul 2021

KyuRim Kang, PhD
Brain Synchronization with Electroencephalography (EEG) for Children/Youth with Disabilities, their Parents, and Neurologic Music Therapists; Sep 2016 - Jan 2021

Karolina Urban, PhD
Using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure brain activity during dual-task performance in pediatric concussion patients; Sep 2016 - Jan 2021


Nicolas Ivanov, MASc
Development of a novel feedback system to guide skill acquisition for brain-computer interface control; Sep 2018 - Sep 2020


Erica Floreani, MASc
A Novel Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Brain-Computer Interface for the Detection of Emotional Valence in Children; Sep 2017 – Sep 2019

Mary Fallah, MASc
A Novel Natural Language Processing Brain-Computer Interface Communication System; Sep 2017 – Sep 2019

Behnam Reyhani, MASc
Utilizing Machine Learning and Virtual Reality to Facilitate Brain-Computer Interface Control; Sep 2017 – Aug 2019

Rozhin Yousefi, PhD
Towards Development of a Robust Asynchronous EEG-BCI using Error-Related Potentials; Sep 2016 – Jul 2019

George Hanna, MASc
Wearable Hybrid Brain Computer Interface as a Pathway for Environmental Control; Sep 2017 – Jul 2019


Rami Saab, MASc
The Ear: Gateway to the Brain. Exploring the Feasibility of a Novel In-Ear Electroencephalography Device in an Auditory Brain-Computer Interface; Sep 2016 – Sep 2018

Sarah House, MASc
Evaluation of a Motor Imagery Electroencephalography Brain-Computer Interface as an Access Technology for Children; Sep 2016 – Sep 2018

Alborz Rezazadeh, PhD
Development of a Hybrid Brain-Computer Interface Based on Imagined Speech Using Electroencephalography and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy; Sep 2014 – Sep 2018

Hamidreza Saghir, PhD
Characterizing Nonlinear Properties of Complex Signals across Time; Sep 2014 – Apr 2018

Maryam Mokhberi, MASc
Investigating the Efficacy of Meditation and Mental Rehearsal on EEG BCI Performance in a Pediatric Context; Sep 2015 – Jan 2018

Katherine Plewa, PhD
Analysis and Interpretation of Lower Limb Mechanomyographic Signals in Human Gait; Sep 2013 – Jan 2018

Amanda Fleury, PhD
Characterization and Clinical Applications of Textile-based Sensors in Rehabilitation; Sep 2012 – Jan 2018


Rozita Abdoli, MHSc
Voluntary Self-Regulation BCI with Real-Time User Feedback in an Adolescent Population; Jan 2016 – Jan 2018

Andrew Wong, MHSc
Systematic Quantification of Superficial Blood Flow in Near Infrared Spectroscopy Brain Computer Interfaces in a Pediatric Context; Sep 2015 – Sep 2017

Filip Stojic, MASc
A novel EEG-BCI Dependent on Discrimination of Imagery in Visual Field Quadrants; Sep 2015 – Sep 2017

Helia Mohammadi, PhD
Automatic Segmentation and Classification of Cervical Accelerometry Signals: Towards the Instrumental Detection of Unsafe Swallowing; Dec 2013 – Aug 2017


Larissa Schudlo, PhD
Towards a More Robust NIRS-BCI: Single Trial Classification of NIRS Signals Arising from Multiple Cortical Regions; Sep 2012 – Dec 2016

Zahra Emami, MASc
Addressing the Effects of Distractors on a Motor Imagery Brain-Computer Interface; Sep 2014 – Sep 2016

Stefanie Glowinsky, MASc
Developing an Auditory Hybrid Brain-Computer Interface based on Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Electroencephalography; Sep 2014 – Sep 2016

Elias Abou Zeid, PhD
A Ternary Brain-computer Interface based on Single-Trial Readiness Potentials of Self-Initiated Fine Movements; Sep 2011 – Sep 2016

Nicole Proulx, MASc
Detection and Online Classification of the Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Fast Optical Signal for Brain-Computer Interfaces; Sep 2014 – Aug 2016

Andrew Myrden, PhD
Towards Context-Aware Brain-Computer Interfaces; Sep 2011 – Jan 2016


Timothy Zeyl, PhD
Adaptive Brain-Computer Interfacing through Error-Related Potential Detection; Sep 2011 – Dec 2015

Marcela Correa Villada, MSc
Accelerometric Detection of Intentional Movements in the Presence of Dyskinesia; Sep 2013 – Sep 2015

Anuja Goyal, MHSc
Online Three-Class Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound-Based Brain Computer Interface; Sep 2013 – Sep 2015

Sabine Weyand, PhD
A Neurofeedback-Based Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Brain-Computer Interface; Sep 2011 – Aug 2015

Brian Leung, PhD
An Investigation of Complementary Autonomic Measurements as an Approach to Improve Single-Switch Access for Children with Profound Physical Disabilities, Mar 2009 – May 2015


Bassma Ghali, PhD
Variability of Handwriting Biomechanics: A Focus on Grip Kinetics during Signature Writing, Sept 2009 – Sept 2013

Nayanashri Thalanki Anantha, MHSc
Design and Evaluation of a Vocalization-activated Assistive Technology for a Child with Dysarthric Speech, Sept 2011 – Sept 2013

Lucy (Jie) Lu, MASc
Development and evaluation of an online Transcranial Doppler Ultrasonographic brain-computer interface for communication, Sept 2011 – June 2013

Song Kim, MASc
Multimodal Quantification of Interpersonal Physiological Synchrony between Non-verbal Individuals with Severe Disabilities ad their Caregivers during Music Therapy, Sept 2011 – June 2013

Sanaz Razaei, MASc
Physiological Synchrony as Manifested in Dyadic Interactions, Jan 2011 – Jan 2013

Winston DeArmas, MHsc
Vocal Frequency Estimation and Voicing State Prediction with Surface EMG Pattern Recognition, Jan 2012 – Jan 2013

Saba Moghimi, PhD
Detecting Emotional Response to Music using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of the Prefrontal Cortex, Jan 2009 – Apr 2013


Larissa Schudlo, MASc
Development of an Optical Brain-Computer Interface Using Dynamic Topographical Pattern Classification, Sept 2010 - Jun 2012

Sarah Power, PhD
Toward an optical brain-computer interface based on consciously-modulated prefrontal hemodynamic activity, Sept 2008 – June 2012

Ahmed Faress, MASc
The Detection of Cognitive Activity within a System-Paced Dual-State Selection Paradigm Using a Combination of fNIRS and fTCD Measurements, Sept 2010 – Aug 2012

Colleen Smith, MASc
A Concept-Based P300 Communication System, Sept 2010 – Aug 2012

Idris Aleem, MHSc
Online Environmental Control of Multiple Devices Using Transcranial Doppler (TCD) Ultrasonography, Sept 2010 – Sept 2012

Eric Wan, MASc
Automatic Detection of Selective Auditory Attention Via Transient Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions, Sept 2010 – Dec 2012


Heidi Schwellnus, PhD
Pencil Grasp Pattern: How Critical is it to Functional Handwriting? Sept 2007 – Dec 2011 (co-supervised with H. Carnahan)

Mohammad Nikjoo, PhD
Multiple classifier strategies for dynamic physiological and biomechanical signals, Dec 2011

Leslie Mumford, MHSc
Identification and Development of Individualized Access Pathways Based on Response Efficiency Theory, Sept 2009 – Sept 2011

Céleste Mérey, MHSc
Quantitative Classification of Pediatric Swallowing through Accelerometry, Sept 2009 – Sept 2011

Andrew Myrden, MASc
Detecting and Classifying Cognitive Activity Based on Changes in Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity, Sept 2009 – Aug 2011

Justin Chan, MASc
Online near-infrared spectroscopy brain-computer interfaces with real-time feedback, Sept 2009 – Aug 2011

Hayley Faulkner, MASc
The Automated Detection of Changes in Cerebral Perfusion Accompanying a Verbal Fluency Task: A Novel Application of Transcranial Doppler, Jan 2010 – Jul 2011

Luke Gane, MHSc
The effect of an unexpected auditory stimulus on the facial skin temperature of the periorbital regions as quantified using thermal imaging, Sept 2009 – July 2011

Amanda Fleury, MASc
Fractal dynamics of circle drawing in children with ASD, Sept 2009 – June 2011

Alex Posatskiy, MASc
Design and evaluation of pressure-based sensors for mechanomyography: an investigation of chamber geometry and motion artifact, Sept 2009 – May 2011


Natasha Alves, PhD
Mechanomyography as an access pathway for binary and multifunction control, Sept 2006 – Sept 2010

Negar Memarian, PhD
A novel access technology based on infrared thermography for people with severe motor impairments, Jan 2007 – Sept. 2010

Andrea McCarthy, MSc
An integrated approach to detecting communicative intent amid hyperkinetic movements in children, Sept 2008 – Sept 2010

Denine Ellis, MSc
Investigating the relationship between stride interval dynamics, the energy cost of walking, and physical activity levels in a pediatric population, Sept 2008 – Aug 2010

Stefanie Blain, PhD
Physioloigcally-mediated interaction between children with profound disabilities and their environments, Sept 2005 – Aug 2010


Joon Lee, PhD
Investigation of Accelerometry, Mechanomyography, and Airflow Signals for Abnormal Swallow Detection, Sept 2005 – Sept 2009

Jorge Torres, PhD
Mediated Reality and Location Awareness to Facilitate Topographical Orientation, Sept 2005 – Sept 2009

Stephanie Liddle, MHSc
Investigating detection of prefrontal cortical activation through frequency domain near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in real-time during a one-on-n selection task, Sept 2007 – Aug 2009

Jillian Fairley, MASc
The effect of treadmill walking on the fractal dynamics of pediatric gait, Sept 2008 – Sept 2009

Dana Zoratto, MHSc
Investigating the relationship between dual-axis accelerometry and hyolaryngeal movement via videoflurosocpy, Sept 2007 – Aug 2009

Matthew Chang, Msc
Stride interval dynamics of treadmill and compliant-surface walking in young able-bodied adults, Jan 2008 – Aug 2009

Brian Nhan, MASc
Spontaneous Facial Skin Temperature Distribution Changes via Thermal Infrared Imaging as a Potential Access Pathway for Non-verbal Individuals with Severe Motor Impairments, Sept 2007 – Aug 2009

Brian Leung, MASc
Access via a multiple camera tongue switch for children with severe spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Jan 2007-Feb 2009


Scott Young, PhD
Perceiving speed-accuracy tradeoffs, -Sept. 2008

Sarah Power, MASc
NIRS as an access pathway: Investigating the effect of auditory distractions on the prefrontal hemodynamic response to a music imagery task, Sept. 2006-Aug. 2008

Kelly Tai, MASc
Near-infrared spectroscopy signal classification: Towards a brain-computer interface, Sept. 2006-Aug. 2008

Fady Hana, MHSc
Investigating the correlation between swallow accelerometry signal parameters and anthropometric and demographic characteristics of healthy adults, Sept. 2006-Aug. 2008

Linda Ko, MHSc
Near-infrared spectroscopy as an access channel: Prefrontal cortex inhibition during an auditory Go-No-Go task, Sept. 2006-Aug. 2008


Jorge Silva, PhD
A novel asynchronous access method for minimal interface users IBBME Sept. 2004-Dec. 2007 (co-supervised with A. Mihailidis)

Elaine Biddiss, PhD
A framework for user-based design in upper extremity prostheses: Consumer profiling and evaluation of electroactive polymers as prosthetic actuators and sensors IBBME Sept. 2004 – Aug. 2007

Jennifer Kohlenberg, MASc
Investigation of near infrared spectroscopy as an access modality for individuals with severe motor disability IBBME Sept. 2005-Aug. 2007


Jovan Nedeljkovic, MASc
Quantitative descriptions of the temporal dynamics of physiological time series: Towards a method of detecting dynamical change MIE Sept. 2004 – Aug. 2006

Natasha Alves, MASc
Towards Mechanomyographic Control of Upper-limb Prostheses ECE Sept. 2004-Aug. 2006

Kaveh Momen, MASc
Real-time classification of muscle signals from self-selected intentional movements EE (Ryerson) Sept. 2003-Aug. 2005 (co-supervised with S. Krishnan)


Daniel Cossever, MASc
Intelligent message prediction for an icon-based paediatric communication aid. IBBME Sept. 2003-Aug. 2005 (co-supervised with B. Kavanagh)

Jesus Miguel De La Rosa Estanol, MASc
Robust recognition of communicative intent in unconstrained environments. IBBME Sept. 2003- Aug. 2005 (co-supervised with E. Bouffet)

Jorge Silva, MASc
Mechanomyography sensor design and multisensor fusion for upper-limb prosthesis control. IBBME Sept. 2002-Jan. 2003 (co-supervised with A. Goldenberg)

Sidra Rizvi, MSc
Fractal dynamics of stride interval fluctuations