Sylvain Moreno

Dr. Moreno’s research program focuses specifically on brain plasticity and its implications for neuroeducation and neurorehabilitation. Dr. Moreno has been the recipient of many awards from national and international organizations and his work has been featured in various media outlets including newspaper and television.

Greg Christie

Dr. Greg Christie holds degrees in psychology, neuroscience and new media. He was awarded a PhD in Cognitive and Neural Sciences from SFU and completed his Master’s degree at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience in Lethbridge, Alberta. His current projects leverage cognitive neuroscience, machine learning and digital health in the creation of software solutions that improve the cognitive health of people across the lifespan. 

Steve DiPaola

Dr. Steve DiPaola is a Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. He is active as an artist and a scientist with research interests in artificial intelligence, gaming, cognitive science approaches to computer modeling and computational systems for expression, movement, gesture, and creativity.

Faranak Farzan

Dr. Faranak Farzan is the Chair in Technology Innovation for Youth Addiction Recovery and Mental Health in School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Simon Fraser University.

Martin Ester

Dr. Martin Ester currently serves as a Director of School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. He is also a co-director of the Databases and Data Mining Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Diane Gromala

Dr. Diane Gromala holds the Canada Research Chair in Computational Technologies for Transforming Pain and is the founding director of the Chronic Pain Research Institute.

Sam Doesburg

Dr. Sam Doesburg is a Biomedical, Physiology and Kinesiology Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University. His research interests include Magnetoencepalographic (MEG) brain imaging of typical and atypical brain oscillations and networks and translational research in Autism.

Carolyn Sparrey

Dr. Carolyn Sparrey is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University. She is specialized in injury prevention, analysis and modeling, as well as patient specific technologies

Theodore Cosco

Dr. Cosco is a Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society) trained in applied social research methods (MSc 2011, Trinity College Dublin), and epidemiology (PhD 2015, University of Cambridge). For his contributions to pedagogy, he has been elected to Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and for contributions to psychology Associate Fellowship of the British Psychological Society.

Azadeh Forghani

I am a Human Computer Interaction and User Experience researcher with a computer science and software engineering background. I recently finished my PhD at the Connections Lab at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University under supervision of Dr. Carman Neustaedter. My thesis investigated intergenerational technology-mediated communications for families over distance.

Ali Arab

Ali Arab, MASc RA, is a PCHT research assistant and a Ph.D. candidate at Simon Fraser University with particular interests in Data Mining and Machine Learning. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from SFU and a B.Sc. in software engineering from Sharif University of Technology. His current project aims to provide solutions to improve the treatment plan for patients with brain stroke using analyzing their clinical data.

Özge Nilay Yalçın

Özge Nilay Yalçın, Ph.D. Building from a background in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Nilay’s research focuses on the role of emotions and especially empathy in multi-modal human to machine communication. She is currently working in DHH to develop an Affective Conversational Agent system for lifelong interaction.
Her focus is on creating natural interaction systems that can adapt to the user emotions and needs in
creative and assistive tasks.

Emma Rodrigues​

Emma has an MSc in Biomedical Engineering and is now a PhD student at SFU. Her research interests include using engineering techniques to understand properties of neural systems as a measure of cognitive health. She has submitted a manuscript reviewing the techniques used to measure healthy cognitive aging and is also exploring the relationship of external factors on cognitive functioning in older adults. In addition to this, Emma is working collaboratively with NYU to explore how her applied methods and findings regarding cognitive maintenance/promotion in the healthy aging domain might translate to the traumatic brain injury domain.

Maryam Ahmadzadeh

My research focuses on developing machine/deep learning techniques for interpreting biomedical imaging particularly dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. I also work on developing methods to identify the causal relationship between cognitive decline and underlying factors using longitudinal databases.

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