Abbas Erfanian

Abbas Erfanian received the B.S. degree in computer engineering from Shiraz University, Shiraz, in 1985, the M.S. degree in computer engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, in 1989, the Ph. D. degree in biomedical engineering from Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran in 1995. From 1986 to 1990, he was an electronics engineer at Iran Telecommunication Research Center (ITRC), where he worked on digital in-circuit testing. From 1990 to 1992 he was an Instructor in the Computer Engineering Department at Iran University of Science and Technology. In 1993 he was a Senior Research Associate at Case Western Reserve University and VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA, where he did research in the area of functional electrical stimulation, and neuromuscular control systems. Since 1995, he has been a faculty member at Iran University of Science and Technology, in Tehran, IRAN, serving as Chair of Biomedical Engineering Group from 2000-2007. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the IUST. His research interests are artificial neural network, biomedical signal processing, neural engineering, chaos theory and its application to biomedical problems, Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation (FNS), and brain-computer interface. Current research projects include EEG-based brain computer interface and control of standing and walking in paraplegic subjects using FNS. He currently teaches graduate courses on Biomedical Signal Processing, Biological System Modeling, Artificial Neural Network, Neuro-muscular Control System, Neuro-rehabilitation Technology, Advanced digital signal processing. Erfanian is a member of International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS), IEEE, and IEEE/EMBS.

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