- Lassonde Undergraduate Research Award‐ summer research
- NSERC USRA
Position Title: Research Assistant/summer researcher
Location: BCEE 328
Professor: Hossein Kassiri
Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Contact for Professor (Email, phone): Email: Hossein@eecs.yorku.ca
# of positions available: 2
Development of wireless data and power telemetry links for implantable brain machine
interfaces: Epilepsy, Parkinson and Alzheimer’s disease are a few examples of
neurological disorders that affect over 100 million people across the world. Many of
these patients cannot be cured by pharmacological treatments or brain surgery, and their
only option is brain machine interfaces (BMIs) that are used to monitor brain activity
and suppress undesired neurological events using detection-triggered electrical
In Integrated Circuits and Systems Lab, we are developing various implantable brain
neural interface microsystems used for various applications. A common need for all of
these devices is the ability to receive power and communicate data wirelessly. This
requires design, simulation, and experimental validation of circuits and systems for lowpower
high-throughput data communication and inductive power reception.
Duties and Responsibilities of the student:
The successful candidate(s) will work with a PhD student to simulate and characterize
various prototypes of described design and evaluate their performance in terms of power
transfer efficiency, bit error rate, and transmission throughput.
Skills and Qualifications:
The student should have the following qualifications:
- Familiarity with electronic circuits and systems.
- Good understanding of electromagnetism.
- Experience with COMSOL or HFSS would be a big plus!
- Self-driven and interested in the field of radio-frequency electronics.
Degrees, courses and Disciplines prerequisite*:
- Required: EECS 2210
- Preferred: EECS 3611 and 3604
Duration: 16 weeks minimum
Start Date: 05/01/2017 (estimated)
End Date: 08/31/2017 (estimated)
If you are interested in this research project, please contact Hossein Kassiri at Hossein@eecs.yorku.ca.