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Fatemeh Shomal Zadeh

Ph.D. Candidate

Email: fatemeh.shomalzadeh [at] mail [dot] utoronto [dot] ca

Supervisor: Dr. Dinesh Kumbhare (co-supervised with Kei Masani)

Research Interests:

  • Chronic Pain

  • Machine Learning

  • Rehabilitation

  • Finite Element Modeling

  • Image Processing

Biography:

Fatemeh is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Toronto. She received her master's degree (M.Eng.) from the University of Toronto, Institute of BME in 2019. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in BME - Biomechanics from the Science & Research University, Tehran, Iran in 2017. Her B.Sc.’s thesis focused on the evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis vertebrae using the Finite Element Method. She is passionate about rehabilitation, machine learning, and signal processing evaluation of chronic pain, central sensitization, and myofascial trigger point. Her research in the Q-PAIN lab focuses on improving the understanding of central sensitization effects on motor neurons in chronic pain patients compared to healthy participants. She is also aiming to analyze the muscle composition by using texture features of ultrasound images and develop an algorithm that can differentiate these two groups better than existing techniques

Awards:

Best Poster Presentation (Clinical Stream), Toronto Biomedical Conference (ToBE) 2021, Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Stan Gasner Scholarship in Healthcare Engineering

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