Parsin Haji Reza, Ph.D., EIT

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Systems Design Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

University of Waterloo

E7-6416

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1

Phone: +1-519-888-4567 ext 40172

Email: phajireza@waterloo.ca

Website: www.photomedicinelab.com

 

EDUCATION

Fall 2015 – Spring 2018                                                                                                               

Postdoctoral fellow  

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering                                                                                                  

University of Alberta, Canada

 

July 2011 – Fall 2015:                                                                                                                  

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering                                                                                                  

University of Alberta, Canada

Dissertation title: “All-Optical and Endoscopic Photoacoustic Microscopy.”

 

September 2010 - July 2011 (uncompleted- Transferred to Ph.D.):

M.Sc. Photonics and Plasma

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering                                                                                                  

University of Alberta, Canada

 

June 2006- June 2010:                                       

B.Eng. (Hons) Electronics Majoring in Optical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Multimedia University, Malaysia

Dissertation title “Investigation of Secondary Physical Effects in Rare Earth Doped Fiber Amplifiers."

 

January 2000-September 2002:                           

Associate Degree in Electronics                                 

Mirza Koochak Technical Teacher Education University, Iran

CURRENT POSITIONS

April 2018- Present                                                                                                                                

Assistant Professor                                                                                                  

University of Waterloo

Systems Design Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

 

AWARDS

  1. Dr. Haji Reza nominated from the University of Waterloo for the John Charles Polanyi Prizes in physics
  2.  Undergraduate Research Internship (URI)  for Aysegul Alpay to work in PhotoMedicine lab. (fall 2018)
  3. Undergraduate Research Internship (URI) for Martin Le to work in PhotoMedicine lab. (fall 2018)
  4. President’s research award for Natasha Willis to work in PhotoMedicine lab. (fall 2018)
  5. President’s research award for Mikaela MacMahon to work in PhotoMedicine lab. (fall 2018)
  6. President’s research award for Yun Kim to work in PhotoMedicine lab. (fall 2018)
  7. URA award for Cassandra Maxwell to work in PhotoMedicine lab. (fall 2018)Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship, $37,500/year (The most prestigious graduate award at the University of Alberta, approximately 12 awards are granted each year to the University of Alberta) 2013-2015.
  8. Alberta Innovates -Technology Futures Graduate Student Scholarships $31,500/year (2012-2014).
  9.  Dissertation Fellowship (20 awards are granted each year to the University of Alberta, $22,000 plus tuition fee).
  10. Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize (16 awards are granted each year to the University of Alberta, $5,000).
  11. BMO Graduate Scholarships 2015 (one award is granted each year at the University of Alberta, $20,000) -Declined due to graduation.
  12.  2012 SPIE Scholarship in Optics & Photonics (among 140 students -from high school to Ph.D.- who have been awarded the international SPIE scholarship).
  13. Best Paper Award, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2011, Florida, USA.
  14.  FGSR Travel Award, University of Alberta, 2015 ($1300).
  15. Travel Stipend Award, World Molecular Imaging Congress (San Diego 2011).
  16. Travel Stipend Award, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2011.
  17. The Professional Development Grant, University of Alberta, 2014.
  18. The Professional Development Grant, University of Alberta, 2013.
  19. Selected as one of the six semi-finalists for Young Investigator Award, World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIC, San Diego 2011).
  20. Dean’s list, Multimedia University, Malaysia

HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS and NEWS

  1. PhotoMedicine Lab- PARS technology is highlighted in SYDE (UofW) news Nov. 2018 and March 2019.
  2. “When pressure meets light: detecting the photoacoustic effect at the origin”, by Junjie Yao, News and Views, Nature’s Light: Science & Applications (2017) 6, e17062; doi:10.1038/lsa.2017.62
  3. P. Hajireza, et al., Nature’s Light: Science & Applications (2017) 6, e16278; doi: 10.1038/lsa.2016.278 is the most downloaded article in the LSA website (June 2017).
  4. Invited presentation at the 2017 European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO) meeting, SPIE & OSA, Munich Germany  (June 2017).
  5. PARS is highlighted in University of Alberta Alumni magazine.
  6. Presider at the European conference of Biomedical Optics (ECBO) 2017, Novel Systems session, SPIE & OSA, Munich Germany (June 2017).
  7.  Invited presentation at the 2017 Alberta Imaging Symposium, University of Calgary.
  8.  My research is highlighted in Global news:" University of Alberta researchers develop new way to view tumourshttp://globalnews.ca/video/3216999/university-of-alberta-researchers-develop-new-way-to-view-tumours
  9. My research is highlighted in UofA news:"Breakthrough technology illuminates early tumour development" http://www.engineering.ualberta.ca/NewsEvents/Engineering%20News/2017/January/Breakthroughtechnologyilluminatesearlytumourdevelopment.aspx
  10. Selected to present at the Hot Topics and Latest Result Session, (Photonics west 2016, BIOS, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing).
  11. The opening keynote speaker of Sixth Annual Graduate Research Symposium at the University of Alberta (July 2015) - a motivational talk (TED-style).
  12. Parsin Hajireza as the CEO of illumiSonics Inc. has been selected as top 18 semi-finalists in 2015 business-pitch competition by SPIE
  13. Parsin Hajireza as the CEO of illumiSonics Inc. has been selected to showcase at HealthKick 2015 as one of Canada’s top startup health companies.
  14.  P. Hajireza et al. "Glancing angle deposited nanostructured film Fabry-Perot etalons for optical detection of ultrasound," has been highlighted as a key scientific Article contributing to excellence in engineering scientific and industrial research by  Advances in Engineering (2014).
  15.  Elected as the president of The ECE Graduate Students' Association 2012-2013 (400 students)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

ECE 491 Electrical Engineering Design Project II (Winter 2013).

ECE 490 Electrical Engineering Design Project I (Fall 2012)

EE 401 Capstone Design for Electrical Engineers part 2 (Winter 2012)

EE 400 Capstone Design for Electrical Engineers part 1 (Fall 2011)

 

ACADEMIC, PROFESSIONAL AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES

·         Nature Photonics

·         Nature’s Light: Science and Applications

·         Scientific Reports

·         Optics Letters

·         Optics Express

·         IEEE Photonics Journal

·         Biomedical Optics (SPIE)

·         Biomedical Optics Express

·         Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)

·         IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control

·  Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (JEMWA) and Progress in Electromagnetic Research (PIER, PIER B, C, M, PIER Letters)

 

 

PATENTS                                                          

 

INVITED TALKS:

 

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS:

  1. Kevan L. Bell (equal contribution) *, P.  Hajireza (equal contribution), and Roger J. Zemp, “Real-time Functional Photoacoustic Remote Sensing Microscopy” Optics Letters, (2019)
  2. Kevan L. Bell *, P.  Hajireza, and Roger J. Zemp, "Coherence-gated photoacoustic remote sensing microscopy," Opt. Express 26, 23689-23704 (2018).
  3. P. Hajireza, Kevan Bell*, and Roger Zemp, “Deep Non-Contact Photoacoustic Initial Pressure Imaging”, Optica, June 2018 (Accepted, Impact factor: 7.7)
  4. Kevan Bell, P. Hajireza, and Roger Zemp, "Scattering cross-sectional modulation in photoacoustic remote sensing microscopy," Opt. Lett. 43, 146-149 (2018).
  5. P. Hajireza, Wei Shi, Kevan Bell, Robert J. Paproski and Roger Zemp, “Non-Interferometric Photoacoustic Remote Sensing Microscopy” Nature’s Light: Science & Applications (2017) 6, e16278; doi: 10.1038/lsa.2016.278 (Impact Factor: 14.1).
  6. Kevan L. Bell, P. Hajireza, Wei Shi, and Roger J. Zemp, "Temporal evolution of low-coherence reflectrometry signals in photoacoustic remote sensing microscopy," Appl. Opt. 56, 5172-5181 (2017).
  7. P. Hajireza, Jason Sorge, Michael Brett, and Roger Zemp, "In vivo optical resolution photoacoustic microscopy using glancing angle-deposited nanostructured Fabry–Perot etalons," Opt. Lett. 40, 1350-1353 (2015).
  8. P. Hajireza, Alexander Forbrich and Roger J. Zemp" In-vivo functional optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy with stimulated Raman scattering fiber-laser source" "Biomed. Opt. Express 5, 539-546 (2014).
  9. P. Hajireza, Tyler Harrison, Alexander Forbrich and Roger Zemp "Optical resolution photoacoustic microendoscopy with ultrasound-guided insertion and array system detection", J. Biomed. Opt.  Letters 18(9), 090502 (Sep 25, 2013).
  10. P. Hajireza, Alexander Forbrich, and Roger J. Zemp, "Multifocus optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy using stimulated Raman scattering and chromatic aberration," Opt. Lett. 38, 2711-2713 (2013) (also Vol. 8, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics).
  11. P. Hajireza, Kathleen Krause, Michael Brett, and Roger Zemp, "Glancing angle deposited nanostructured film Fabry-Perot etalons for optical detection of ultrasound," Optics Express 21, 6391-6400 (2013) (also Vol. 8, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics).
  12. P. Hajireza, W. Shi and R. J. Zemp, "Label-Free In Vivo GRIN-Lens Optical Resolution Photoacoustic Micro-Endoscopy ", Laser Phys. Lett. 10 055603 (2013).
  13.  P. Hajireza, W. Shi, and R. J. Zemp, "Label-free in vivo fiber-based optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy," Opt. Lett. 36, 4107-4109 (2011) (also Vol. 6, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics).
  14. P. Hajireza, Wei Shi, and Roger J. Zemp, "Real-time handheld optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy," Opt. Express 19, 20097-20102 (2011) ( also Vol. 6, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics).
  15. P. Hajireza , S. D. Emami, C. L. Cham, D. Kumar, S. W. Harun and H. A. Abdul-Rashid” Linear All-fiber Temperature Sensor based on Macro-Bent Erbium Doped Fiber”  ,Laser Phys. Lett., vol. 7, No. 10, pp. 739-742, Wiley 2010.
  16. P. Hajireza, S. D. Emami, S. Abbasizargaleh, S. W. Harun and H. A. Abdul-Rashid “Optimization of gain flattened C-band EDFA using macro-bending” Laser Physics Journal, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 1433-1437, Springer 2010.
  17. P. Hajireza, S. D. Emami, S. Abbasizargaleh, S. W. Harun, D. Kumar, and H. A. Abdul-Rashid, "Temperature insensitive broad and flat gain c-band edfa based on macro-bending," Progress In Electromagnetics Research,PIER C, Vol. 15, 37-48, 2010.
  18. P. Hajireza, Emami, S. D., Abbasizargaleh, S., Harun, S. W., Kumar, D. & Abdul-Rashid, H. A. ,”Application of macro-bending for flat and broad gain EDFA. Journal of Modern Optics”, 57(16), 1534-1541. (2010).
  19. Shi, W., Shao, P., Hajireza, P., Forbrich, A. and Zemp, R. J., “In vivo dynamic process imaging using real-time optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy ”,  J. Biomed. Opt. 18, 026001 (2013).
  20. Peng Shao, Wei Shi, P. Hajireza, and Roger J. Zemp, "Integrated micro-endoscopy system for simultaneous fluorescence and optical-resolution photoacoustic imaging ", J. Biomed. Opt. 17, 076024 (2012).
  21. Wei Shi, P. Hajireza, Peng Shao, Alexander Forbrich, and Roger J. Zemp, "In vivo near-realtime volumetric optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy using a high-repetition-rate nanosecond fiber-laser," Opt. Express 19, 17143-17150 (2011) (also Vol. 6, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics).
  22. S. D. Emami, P. Hajireza, F. Abd-Rahman, H. A. Abdul-Rashid, H. Ahmad, and S. W. Harun "wide-band hybrid amplifier operating in s-band region”,Progress In Electromagnetics Research, PIER 102, 301- 313, 2010.
  23. S. D. Emami, P. Hajireza, F. Abd-rahman, H. A. Abdul-rashid, H. Ahmad, S. W. Harun," Application of high concentration thulium-doped fiber for achieving S-band gain flattened hybrid optical amplifier"  Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Vol.12, ISS.7, p. 1446 - 1451, 2010.

 

SELECTED PROCEEDINGS & PRESENTATIONS:

  1. K. Bell, P. Hajireza, and R.J. Zemp, “Label-free non-contact imaging of cell nuclei using ultraviolet photoacoustic remote sensing microscopy” BIOS 2019.
  2. D. Mildenberger, K. Bell, P. Hajireza, and R.J. Zemp “Fiber based architecture for widefield photoacoustic remote sensing” BIOS 2019.
  3. K. Bell, P. Hajireza, and R.J. Zemp, Photoacoustic Remote Sensing, WMIC 2018, Seattle (Talk)
  4. K. Bell, P. Hajireza, and R.J. Zemp, Coherence-Gated Photoacoustic Remote Sensing Microscopy, SPIE Photonics West 2018 (Talk).
  5. Kevan Bell, P. Hajireza and R.J. Zemp, Electro-Optical Modulator-Based Fast-Wavelength Switching for Multispectral Photoacoustic Remote Sensing Microscopy, SPIE Photonics West 2018 (Poster)
  6. Afshin Kashani Ilkhechi, Ben Greenlay, Mohammad Maadi, Christopher Ceroici, P. Hajireza, and Roger J. Zemp, Design and Fabrication of Capacitive Micromachined Optical Focusing Deformable MEMS Mirrors for Ultrafast Tunable Focusing, SPIE Photonics West 2018 (Talk)
  7.  Logan Snider, Kevan Bell, P. Hajireza, and Roger Zemp, High-Speed Photoacoustic Remote Sensing Microscopy, SPIE Photonics West 2018 (Talk).
  8. P. Hajireza, Invited presentation at the 2017 European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO) meeting, SPIE&OSA, Munich Germany (June 2017). (Talk)
  9. Kevan Bell, P. Hajireza, Wei Shi, and Roger Zemp, “Spherical Scatterer Cross Section Modulation in Photoacoustic Remote Sensing Microscopy”, 2017 European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO) meeting, SPIE&OSA, Munich Germany (June 2017). (Talk)
  10.  P. Hajireza, Wei Shi, Kevan Bell and Roger Zemp, ‘Non-interferometric deep optical resolution photoacoustic remote sensing microscopy' SPIE BIOS 2017. (Talk)
  11.  Wei Shi, P. Hajireza, Kevan Bell and Roger Zemp, "‘Photoacoustic remote sensing microscopy with lock-in amplification" SPIE BIOS 2017. (Poster)
  12. Kevan Bell, P. Hajireza, Wei Shi, and Roger Zemp, ‘Temporal evolution of low-coherence reflectometry signals in photoacoustic remote sensing microscopy,’ SPIE BIOS 2017. (Talk)
  13.  P. Hajireza, Wei Shi, Kevan Bell and Roger Zemp, “Multi-Scale functional photoacoustic remote sensing” SPIE BIOS 2016. (Talk)
  14.  Wei Shi ; P. Hajireza and Roger Zemp " Photoacoustic imaging using lock-in amplification and pulsed fiber lasers ",Proc. SPIE 9708, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2016, 97084I (2016)
  15. P.Hajireza, Tyler Harrison, Wei Shi and Roger Zemp “Motorized Photoacoustic Remote Sensing Microscopy “Optics in the Life Sciences Congress, Vancouver, Canada 2015. (Talk)
  16. P. Hajireza, and Roger Zemp “Common Path Optical-Resolution Photoacoustic Remote Sensing Microscopy” European Conferences on Biomedical Optics, Munich, Germany, 2015. (Talk)
  17.  P. Hajireza, and Roger Zemp “Photoacoustic remote sensing (PARS)” SPIE Photonics West 2015. (Talk)
  18. P. Hajireza, Jason Sorge, Michael Brett, and Roger Zemp “Photoacoustic Micro-Endoscopy using Glancing Angle Deposited Fabry-Perot Etalons” SPIE Photonics West 2014. (Talk)
  19. P. Hajireza, Alexander Sampaleanu and Roger J. Zemp, “Optical Resolution Photoacoustic Microscopy using Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer” SPIE Photonics West 2014. (Talk)
  20. P. Hajireza, Alexander Forbrich and Roger J. Zemp" Multi-focus optical resolution photoacoustic microscopy" , IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium 2013 (IUS 2013), Czech republic (Talk)
  21.  P.Hajireza, Kathleen Krause, Michael Brett, Roger Zemp, "All-Optical Ultrasound Detection using Glancing Angle Deposited (GLAD) Nanostructured Films" ,  SPIE Photonics West 2013. (Talk)
  22. P. Hajireza; Alexander Forbrich; Wei Shi; Roger J. Zemp" In-vivo multi-wavelength optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy with stimulated Raman scattering fiber-laser source" , SPIE Photonics West 2013. (Talk)
  23.  T. Harrison (equal contribution), P. Hajireza (equal contribution) and R. J. Zemp, "Optical-resolution photoacoustic micro-endoscopy with ultrasound array system detection", SPIE Photonics West 2013. (Talk)
  24. R. J. Zemp, W. Shi, P. Shao, and P. Hajireza, "Fiber Laser Based Realtime Optical-Resolution Photoacoustic Microscopy and Microendoscopy," in Biomedical Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper BSu3A.56. (Poster)
  25. P. Hajireza; Wei Shi; Alexander Forbrich; Peng Shao; Roger J. Zemp" In vivo imaging with GRIN-lens optical resolution photoacoustic micro-endoscopy", Proc. SPIE 8223, 82230I  ( SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, 2012) (Talk)
  26. Wei Shi; Peng Shao; P. Hajireza; Alexander Forbrich; Roger J. Zemp "Imaging dynamic processes using fiber laser optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy", Proc. SPIE 8223, 82230Y ( SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, 2012) (Talk)
  27.  Peng Shao; Wei Shi; P. Hajireza; Roger J. Zemp " Combined optical resolution photoacoustic and fluorescence micro-endoscopy " ,  Proc. SPIE 8223, 822318 (SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, 2012) (Talk)
  28. P. Hajireza, Wei Shi, Alexander Forbrich, Roger J. Zemp, "Feasibility of in vivo imaging using realtime optical-resolution photoacoustic micro-endoscopy" World Molecular Imaging Congress ( San Diego 2011) (Talk)
  29. P. Hajireza, W. Shi and R. J. Zemp " Photoacoustic Microscopy, Optical resolution, handheld, real-time, Image guide", IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2011 (IUS 2011), Caribe Royale, Orlando, Florida, USA (Talk)
  30. P. Hajireza, W. Shi, P. Shao, S. Kerr and R. J. Zemp, "Optical-resolution photoacoustic micro-endoscopy using image-guide fibers and fiber laser technology", Proc. SPIE 7899, 78990P (San Francisco, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.875127 (Talk)
  31. Wei Shi, P. Hajireza, Peng Shao, Shaun Kerr and Roger J. Zemp, "Real-time optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy using fiber-laser technology", Proc. SPIE 7899, 789939 (San Francisco, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.875130 (Poster)
  32. P. Hajireza , S. D. Emami, S. Abbasizargaleh, D. Kumar, S. W. Harun and H. A. Abdul-Rashid ‘Numerical Study of Macro Bending Effect on High Concentration EDFA’ International IEEE Conference on Computer & Communication Engineering (ICCCE),Malaysia 2010. (Talk)
  33.  P. Hajireza, N. S. Shahabuddin, H. A. Abdul-Rashid, S. D. Emami, S. Abbasi-Zargaleh and Z. Yusoff ‘Performance of a High-Concentration Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier With 100nm Amplification Bandwidth’" American Institute of Physics , AIP Conf. Proc. -- July 7, 2010 -- Volume 1250, pp. 145-148, doi:10.1063/1.3469620. (Talk)
  34. C.E. Chan, S.D. Emami, P. Hajireza, H.Y. Beh, S.A. Daud, S.S. Pathmanathan, S.W. Harun, H. Ahmad and H.A. Abdul Rashid ‘Optimization of Fiber Length and Bending Diameter in Depressed Cladding Erbium-doped Fiber Amplifier’ Communications (MICC), IEEE 9th Malaysia International Conference, pp. 276 – 279, 10.1109/MICC.2009.5431512, 2009. (Talk)
  35. S. D. Emami, P. Hajireza, H. A. Abdul-Rashid , S. W. Harun, H. Ahmad ‘Gain Flatted Hybrid Optical Amplifier Using Thulium Doped Fiber and Raman Amplifier’ The 5th Mathematics and Physical Sciences Graduate Congress (Thailand 2009). (Talk)
  36. Nurul Shahrizan, P. Hajireza ,Hairul Azhar Abdul-Rashid ,Zulfadzli Yusoff ,Sharife Shahi ,Sulaiman Wadi Harun ‘An Efficient Bismuth-based Erbium-doped Fiber Amplifier’ International Conference on Recent and Emerging Advanced Technologies in Engineering (iCREATE) Malaysia, 2009. (Talk)
  37. H.Y. Beh, S.D. Emami, C.E. Chan, P. Hajireza, S.A. Daud, S.S. Pathmanathan, S.W. Harun, H. Ahmad and H.A. Abdul Rashid ‘Optimization of Fiber Length and Bending Diameter in  macro bent S-band EDFA’ ISMOT, Dec 16-19, New Delhi, India, 2009. (Talk)

 BOOK CHAPTERS:

S. D. Emami, P. Hajireza, H. A. Abdul-Rashid and S. W. Harun, " Thulium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers", Nova Science Publishers, pp. 91-132, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-61761-984-7 (42 pages).

S. W. Harun, S. D. Emami, H. Arof, P. Hajireza and H. Ahmad (2011). LabVIEW Applications for Optical Amplifier Automated Measurements, Fiber-Optic Remote Test and Fiber Sensor Systems, Labview - Modeling, Programming and Simulations, Riccardo De Asmundis (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-521-1,  ( 36 pages).

FUNDING

 2018: NSERC Discovery

Total funding: $~157.5K for 5 years                                                        

PI:                   Parsin Haji Reza

 2018: MITACS Accelerate    

Total funding: $420K for 5 years                                                                      

PI:                   Parsin Haji Reza

2019: IRAP project grant

Total funding: $145K                                                              

PI:                   Parsin Haji Reza

 2019: Industry partnership    

Total funding:  ~$70K                                                                

PI:                   Parsin Haji Reza

 2018: John R. Evans Leaders Fund- Canada foundation for innovation      

Total funding:  ~$232K                                                                

PI:                   Parsin Haji Reza

2018: Start-up grant

University of Waterloo    

 $100K  

 PI: Parsin Haji Reza

2015:  Alberta innovates micro-voucher grant                                                                                              $10K

 PI: Parsin Haji Reza

 2019: John R. Evans Leaders Fund- Canada foundation for innovation      

Total funding:  ~$160K                                                          

PI:                   Eihab Abdul-Rahman

SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

·         Optical Society of America (OSA)

·         International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)

·         Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

·         American Institute of Physics (AIP)

THESIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

Name

Degree

Project

Supervisor

Saad Waraich

Ph.D.

Ultrasound imaging

Alfred Yu (ECE)

Lin Kun Chen

MSc.

OCT imaging

Kostadinka Bizheva (Physics)

Mingzhe Jiang

Ph.D.

sea-ice mapping in polar oceans using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery

David Clausi

Alex Wong

(SYDE)

Amir Safarpoor Kordbacheh

Ph.D.

Narrowing Semantic Gap in Digital Pathology Image Retrieval by Utilizing

Domain-Inspired Image Descriptors within a Learning/Optimization Framework

Hamid Tizhoosh

(SYDE)

Shivam Kalra

Ph.D.

Deep multi-instance learning (deep-MIL)

Hamid Tizhoosh

(SYDE)

TRAINING OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL

As an Assistant professor at University of Waterloo:

 

Name

Degree

Project

Awards

Cole Uemura

MS.c.

May 2019

Photoacoustic imaging in Cancer

Supported by the Department of National Defence

Saad Abbasi

MS.c.

Winter 2019

3D photoacoustic imaging

 First class GPA

Jasmine Chan

MS.c.

Winter 2019

Co-supervised by John Yeow

Fabrication of CMUT ultrasound detectors

First class GPA

Nicholas Pellegrino

MS.c.

May 2019

AI based methods for PA imaging

First class GPA

Milad Hassani

PhD

Fall 2019

Photoacoustic remote sensing spectroscopy

Benjamin Ecclestone

Co-op/BME

Optical Remote Sensing

Top student in BME program

Serene Abu-Sardanah

Co-op/BME

Real-time PA imaging

Chandu Subramaniam

Co-op/BME

Auto-Focusing methods for optical imaging techniques

Kevan Bell

Research Assistant (Nov 2018- present)

PARS and OCT imaging

 NSERC

Natasha Wills

URA/ BME (Spet. 2018- Jan 2019)

Multiwavelength fiber laser generation

Top student of BME program second year ( ave: ~95) President’s research award

Cassandra Maxwell

URA/ BME

(Spet. 2018- Jan 2019)

Design and implementation of peak detector for real time photoacoustic imaging

Top student of BME program third year ( ave: ~97) URA research award

Mikaela Macmahon

URA/ BME

(Spet. 2018- Jan 2019)

Data acquisition for photoacoustic imaging

URA research award

Yun Kim

URA/ BME

(Spet. 2018- Jan 2019)

Handheld PARS imaging

URA research award

Martin Le

Co-op/ Physics

(Spet. 2018- April 2019)

Ultraviolet imaging

URI

Aysegul Alpay

Co-op/ Physics (Spet. 2018- Jan 2019)

Optical design for fiber-based PARS systems

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

2014 - present

IllumiSonics Inc. Co-founder and chairman of the board

NON-ACADEMIC BOOKS

Parsin HajiReza, the Mirror, (Haghshenas Publication, 2005, in Persian). ISBN: 978-964-5784-81-0

Parsin HajiReza, SuperStar, in preparation, (in English)... everyone should become a superstar in his/her own life story.