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Keyvan Hashtrudi-Zaad


Co-director, BioRobotics Research Laboratory

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Walter Light Hall

Queen's University

Kingston, ON  K7L 3N6


On Sabbatical leave until July 1, 2017.

Phone: +1 (617) 935-4967

Fax: +1 (613) 533-6615



Keyvan Hashtrudi-Zaad received the B.Sc. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1991, the M.A.Sc. degree from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree from University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, in 2000, all in electrical and computer engineering. He held a consulting position with Motion Metrics International Corp., Vancouver on the development of a dynamic payload monitoring system for heavy-duty hydraulic machines. He then joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Queen's University in 2001, where he is now a Professor, the Associate Department Head, and the Co-director of BioRobotics Research Laboratory. Dr. Hashtrudi-Zaad's research interests include control systems design for telerobots and haptic interfaces, biomedical robotics, electric hybrid and autonomous vehicles, and system dynamics identification and modeling. He is currently the Chair of the EMB/RA/CS Societies Joint Chapter of IEEE Kingston Section. Dr. Hashtrudi-Zaad has served as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Haptics and as a co-organizer of various IEEE-sponsored conferences. He has served as the Technical Program Chair of the Robotics and Control Symposium of IEEE CCECE, the Invited Session Chair of IEEE Conference on Control Applications (CCA), and the Tutorial and Workshop Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA). He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada.


Two Master's projects on Touch-Immersive Virtual Reality

NOTE: The two projects have been crafted for 4+1 BSc/MSc students. However, they also apply to Master's or PhD candidates who plan to start their programs in September 2017. For PhD candidates the two projects will be combined into one project. Candidates with full scholarships are preferred.

Last updated December 2,  2016