Expertise: Cardiac signal processing, medical electronics, bioinstrumentation
Alan V. Sahakian received the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science, and the MSEE from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. During his graduate study he was also a Senior Electrical Engineer at Medtronic, Inc. His BS was in Applied Science and in Physics from the University of Wisconsin- Parkside. He is currently Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University. He is also a member of the Academic Affiliate Staff at NorthShore University Healthsystem (Evanston Hospital). He is a Fellow of the IEEE and AIMBE “for contributions to electrophysiology of atrial cardiac arrhythmias.” In addition to cardiac electrophysiology, his lab studies electromagnetic and photonic methods of medical imaging and diagnostics, non-contact patient monitoring and irreversible electroporation therapy for non-resectable tumors. His recent research is funded by the NIH, the DOD Breast Cancer Research Program and the DIA.