Ervin Sejdić

Ervin Sejdić (S’00-M’08-SM’16) received the B.E.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, in 2002 and 2008, respectively. From 2008 to 2010, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, with a cross-appointment with Bloorview Kids Rehab, Toronto, ON, Canada, Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation teaching hospital. From 2010 to 2011, he was a Research Fellow with the Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, with a cross-appointment with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In 2011, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. In 2017, he was promoted to a tenured Associate Professor. He holds secondary appointments with the Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering, with the Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, and also with the Intelligent Systems Program, School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh. His current research interests include biomedical signal processing, gait analyses, swallowing difficulties, advanced information systems in medicine, rehabilitation engineering, assistive technologies, and anticipatory medical devices. Dr. Sejdić was a recipient of many awards. As a graduate student, he was ´ awarded two prestigious awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Melvin First Young Investigator’s Award from the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew Senior Life, Boston, MA, USA. In 2016, President Obama named Prof. Sejdić as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. In 2017, he was the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, which is the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of career-development activities of those scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.

Associated articles

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High Resolution Cervical Auscultation Signal Features Reflect Vertical and Horizontal Displacement of the Hyoid Bone During Swallowing
        Abstract Millions of people across the globe suffer from swallowing difficulties, known as dysphagia, which can lead to malnutrition, pneumonia, and even death. Swallowing cervical auscultation, which has been suggested as a noninvasive screening method for dysphagia, has not been associated... Read more
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Extraction of Stride Events from Gait Accelerometry During Treadmill Walking
Objective: Evaluating stride events can be valuable for understanding the changes in walking due to aging and neurological diseases. However, creating the time series necessary for this analysis can be cumbersome. In particular, finding heel contact and toe-off events which... Read more
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A System for Simple Real-Time Anastomotic Failure Detection and Wireless Blood Flow Monitoring in the Lower Limbs
Current totally implantable wireless blood flow monitors are large and cannot operate alongside nearby monitors. To alleviate the problems with the current monitors, we developed a system to monitor blood flow wirelessly, with a simple and easily interpretable real-time output.... Read more
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Tissue Variability and Antennas for Power Transfer to Wireless Implantable Medical Devices
   The design of effective transcutaneous systems demands the consideration of inevitable variations in tissue characteristics, which vary across body areas, among individuals, and over time. The purpose of this paper was to design and evaluate several printed antenna topologies for... Read more