I am a research assistant in the “Human Computer Interactions” and “Robotics and Control” laboratories, at UBC. I am focusing on engineering solutions for biomedical problems.

I am passionate about data science, machine learning, and data visualization. However, I enjoy every bit of software engineering, from developing an application software, to designing a database, to mobile and cloud-based solutions, and even being part of a scrum process. My tool of the trade is C++; but you will find me frequently coding in Python, C#, Java, and MATLAB.

Amir Abdi, the Vanier scholar of Canada, is a Ph.D. student at the ECE department of University of British Columbia, under supervision of Prof. Sidney Fels and Prof. Purang Abolmaesumi. In 2017, he was awarded the Gilles Brassard prize for his interdisciplinary research in biomedical engineering from the governor general of Canada, David Johnston, in a ceremony held at the Rideau Hall, Ottawa. He is the co-author of the “Data Structures & Algorithms” book, published in 2013 by Nasir publications.

Main research interests: Deep Learning, Data science, Biomechanical modeling and simulation, Biomedical image analysis

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