Students

Post-Doctral Fellow:

Dr. Mina Amiri

Post-Doctoral Fellow (2018-date)

Graduate Students:

Ali Kafaee

PhD Student (2018-date)

Bahareh Behboodi

PhD Student (2018-date)
1. B. Behboodi*, H. Rivaz,
Ultrasound segmentation using U-Net: learning from simulated data and testing on real data, IEEE EMBC 2019, in press

Md Ashikuzzaman

PhD Student (2019-date)

3. M Ashikuzzaman*, C Belasso*, G Kibria*, A Bergdahl, C Gauthier, H. Rivaz,
Low Rank and Sparse Decomposition of Ultrasound Color Flow Images for Suppressing Clutter in Real-Time, IEEE Trans. Medical Imaging (TMI), in press,

pdf, Supplementary Material, Code .

2. M. Ashikuzzaman, C Belasso, C Gauthier, H. Rivaz,
Suppressing Clutter Components in Ultrasound Color Flow Imaging Using Robust Matrix Completion Algorithms: Simulation and Phantom Study, IEEE ISBI 2019, pp. 745-749

1. M. Ashikuzzaman, C.J. Gauthier, H. Rivaz,
Global Ultrasound Elastography in Spatial and Temporal Domains, IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics Frequency Control (TUFFC), 2019, Vol 66, pp 876-887
pdf, supplementary material.

Morteza Mirzaei

PhD Student (co-supervised with A. Asif) (2017-date)

2. M. Mirzaei*, A. Asif, H. Rivaz,
Combining Total Variation Regularization with Window-based Time Delay Estimation in Ultrasound Elastography, IEEE Trans. Medical Imaging (TMI), in press
pdf, Supplementary Material.

1. M. Mirzaei*, A. Asif, H. Rivaz,
Ultrasound elastography utilizing pre-beamformed data, IEEE ISBI 2019, pp. 1725-1728

Mostafa Sharifzadeh

PhD Student (Co-supervised with H. Benali) (2018-date)

Mumu Aktar

PhD Student (co-supervised with M. Kersten) (2018-date)

Nima Masoumi

PhD Student (Co-supervised with M. O. Ahmad) (2018-date)

2. N. Masoumi*, Y. Xiao*, H. Rivaz,
ARENA: Inter-modality affine registration using evolutionary strategy, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (Springer IJCARS), Vol 14, pp 441-450
Springer, pdf.

1. N. Masoumi*, Y. Xiao*, H. Rivaz,
MARCEL (inter-Modality Affine Registration with CorELation ratio): An Application for Brain Shift Correction in Ultrasound-Guided Brain Tumor Resection, BrainLes MICCAI workshop, Springer LNCS, 2018, pp 55-63
BrainLes MICCAI, pdf.

Noushin Jafarpisheh

PhD Student (2018-Date)

Sobhan Goudarzi

PhD student (co-supervised with A. Asif) (2018-date)
1. S. Goudarzi*, A. Asif, H. Rivaz, Multi-focus ultrasound imaging using generative adversarial networks, IEEE ISBI 2019, pp. 1118-1121

Abdelrahman Zayed

MASc Student (2018-date)

2. A. Zayed*, H. Rivaz,
Automatic Frame Selection Using MLP Neural Network in Ultrasound Elastography, ICIAR, Springer, Cham, 2019, pp 462-472


1. A. Zayed*, H. Rivaz,
Fast Approximate Time-Delay Estimation in Ultrasound Elastography Using Principal Component Analysis, IEEE EMBC 2019, in press

Amir Pirhadi

MASc Student (co-supervised with M. O. Ahmad) (2018-date)

Golam Kibria

MASc Student (co-supervised with A. Bergdahl) (2017-date)
2. M Ashikuzzaman*, C Belasso*, G Kibria*, A Bergdahl, C Gauthier, H. Rivaz,
Low Rank and Sparse Decomposition of Ultrasound Color Flow Images for Suppressing Clutter in Real-Time, IEEE Trans. Medical Imaging (TMI), in press,

pdf, Supplementary Material, Code .

1. G. Kibria*, H. Rivaz,
Global Ultrasound Elastography Using Convolutional Neural Network, MICCAI POCUS 2018, pp 21-28
In press, pdf, short version on arXiv.

Pouria Chalangari

MASc Student (co-supervised with Dr. Thomas Fevens)(2018-date)

Sepehr Radmannia

MASc Student (co-supervised with H. Benali) (2018-date)

Zhang Naiyuan

MASc Student (2018-date)

Alumni:

Hang Zhou

(MASc at IMPACT, 2014-2016)
Present position: Junior Researcher at Shimadzu Corp, Montreal
2- H. Zhou*, H. Rivaz, Registration of Pre- and Post-resection Ultrasound Volumes with Non-corresponding Regions in Neurosurgery, IEEE Journal Biomedical Health Informatics JBHI, 2016, vol 20, pp 1240-1249 IEEE Xplore, pdf,   supplementary material.

1- H. Zhou*, H. Rivaz, Robust Deformable Registration of Pre- and Post-resection Ultrasound Volumes for Visualization of Residual Tumor in Neurosurgery, IEEE EMBC, 2015, pp 141 - 144, (selected for submission of full paper to IEEE JBHI, only 10 selections out of 2948 submissions to EMBC) IEEE Xplore, pdf.

Hoda Sadat Hashemi

(MASc at IMPACT, 2015-2017)
Present position: PhD student at UBC, Vancouver

Hoda received the MASc Convocation Award in recognition of the best MASc thesis in the ECE Department in 2018. ECE is home to ~150 thesis-based MASc students.

5- HS Hashemi*, S Fallone, M Boily, A Towers, RD Kilgour H. Rivaz,
Assessment of Mechanical Properties of Tissue in Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema Using Ultrasound Elastography, IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics Frequency Control (TUFFC), 2019, vol 66, pp 541-550, IEEE Xplore, pdf, supplementary material.

4- Y. Xiao*, M. Boily, H. S. Hashemi, H. Rivaz,
High-Dynamic-Range Ultrasound: Application for Imaging Tendon Pathology, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (UMB), 2018, in press
sciencedirect, pdf.

3-H. S. Hashemi*, S. Fallone, M. Boily, A. Towers, R. Kilgour, H. Rivaz,
Ultrasound Elastography of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema, IEEE ISBI 2018 In press,pdf.

2-H. Hashemi*, H. Rivaz, Global Time-Delay Estimation in Ultrasound Elastography, IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics Frequency Control
Accepted, pdf, code

1- H. Hashemi*, M. Boily, P. Martineau H. Rivaz, Ultrasound Elastography: Efficient Estimation of Tissue Displacement Using an Affine Transformation Model, SPIE Medical Imaging, Orlando, FL, 2017
Proc. SPIE 10139, pdf.

Hossein Khodadadi

(MASc at IMPACT, co-supervised with A Aghdam, 2014-2017)
Present position: PhD student at ETH Zurich
2- H. Khodadadi*, A. Aghdam, H. Rivaz,
Direct Strain Estimation in Ultrasound Elastography Using A Novel Dynamic Programming Approach, IEEE ISBI 2018 In press, pdf.

1- H. Khodadadi*, A. Aghdam, H. Rivaz, Edge-Preserving Ultrasonic Strain Imaging with Uniform Precision, IEEE EMBC, 2015, pp 3835 - 3838
IEEE Xplore, pdf.

Mahmoud Derakhshan

(MASc at IMPACT, co-supervided with A Asif, 2015-2017)
Present position: Image processing data analyst at matrixspec.ai

2. M. D. Horeh*, A. Asif, H. Rivaz, Regularized Tracking of Shear-Wave in Ultrasound Elastography, The 42nd IEEE Int. Conference on Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), New Orleans, LA, 2017, pp 6264-6268
IEEE Xplore, pdf.

1. M.D. Horeh*, A. Asif, H. Rivaz, Analytical Minimization-Based Regularized Sub-Pixel Shear Wave Tracking for Ultrasound Elastography, IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics Frequency Control (TUFFC), 2019, pdf, supplementary material.

Dr. Maryse Fortin

(Post-doc at IMPACT, 2015-2017)
Present position: Research scientist at PERFORM, Montreal
2- Y. Xiao*, M. Fortin*, G. Unsgard, H. Rivaz, I. Reinertsen,
REtroSpective Evaluation of Cerebral Tumors (RESECT): a clinical database of pre-operative MRI and intra-operative ultrasound in low-grade glioma surgeries, Medical Physics, 2017, vol 44, pp 3875-3882
MedPhys, pdf,
Ultrasound, MRI and landmarks, Direct Link

1- M. Fortin*, M. Omidyeganeh*, M. O. Ahmad, M. Crites-Battie, H. Rivaz, Evaluation of an automated thresholding algorithm for the quantification of paraspinal muscle composition from MRI images, Springer BioMedical Engineering Online, pdf, BioMed Central, Code and instructions.

Md Ashikuzzaman

(MASc at Impact, co-supervised with Dr. C. Gauthier, 2017-2019)
Present position: PhD student at Concordia

3. M Ashikuzzaman*, C Belasso*, G Kibria*, A Bergdahl, C Gauthier, H. Rivaz,
Low Rank and Sparse Decomposition of Ultrasound Color Flow Images for Suppressing Clutter in Real-Time, IEEE Trans. Medical Imaging (TMI), in press,

pdf, Supplementary Material, Code .

2. M. Ashikuzzaman, C Belasso, C Gauthier, H. Rivaz,
Suppressing Clutter Components in Ultrasound Color Flow Imaging Using Robust Matrix Completion Algorithms: Simulation and Phantom Study, IEEE ISBI 2019, pp. 745-749

1. M. Ashikuzzaman, C.J. Gauthier, H. Rivaz,
Global Ultrasound Elastography in Spatial and Temporal Domains, IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics Frequency Control (TUFFC), 2019, Vol 66, pp 876-887
pdf, supplementary material.

Mohamad Ghasemi

(MASc at IMPACT, co-supervised with M O Ahmad, 2015-2017)
Present position: Data Scientist at Uzinakod, Montreal
2-M. Ghasemi Amidabadi*, M. Omair Ahmad, H. Rivaz, Supervised Classification of the Accuracy of the Time Delay Estimation in Ultrasound Elastography, IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics Frequency Control (TUFFC), 2018, vol 65, pp 21-29
pdf

1-M.G. Amidabadi*, M.O. Ahmad, H. Rivaz, Automatic Accuracy Assessment of Ultrasound Elastography Using Correlation Profile and Prior Information of Displacement Continuity, IEEE GlobalSIP 2017 (accepted),
IEEE GlobalSIP, pdf.

Dr. Mona Omidyeganeh

(Post-doc at IMPACT, co-supervided with M O Ahmad, 2015-2016)
Present position: Research associate at McGill University, Montreal
2- M. Omidyeganeh*, Y. Xiao*, M. O. Ahmad, H. Rivaz, Regularized Tracking of Shear-Wave in Ultrasound Elastography, IEEE Trans. Medical Imaging
Accepted, pdf.

1- M. Fortin*, M. Omidyeganeh*, M. O. Ahmad, M. Crites-Battie, H. Rivaz,
Evaluation of an automated thresholding algorithm for the quantification of paraspinal muscle composition from MRI images, Springer BioMedical Engineering Online, 2017 22;16(1):61.
pdf, Springer, Code and instructions.

Parviz Khavari

(MASc at IMPACT, co-supervised with A. Asif, 2016-2018)
Present position: Electrical Engineer Intern at GE, Montreal
2- P Khavari*, A Asif, M Boily, H Rivaz, Non-Local Coherent Denoising Of RF Data For Ultrasound Elastography. Journal of Healthcare Engineering, (Impact factor 0.97, invited manuscript), 2018
pdf.

1- P. Khavari*, A. Asif, H. Rivaz,
Non-local Super Resolution in Ultrasound Imaging, IEEE MMSP 2018
In press, pdf.

Nima Masoumi

(MASc at IMPACT, 2016-2018)
Present position: PhD student at Concordia

Nima received the MASc Convocation Award in recognition of the best MASc thesis in the ECE Department in 2019. ECE is home to ~150 thesis-based MASc students.

2. N. Masoumi*, Y. Xiao*, H. Rivaz,
ARENA: Inter-modality affine registration using evolutionary strategy, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (Springer IJCARS), Vol 14, pp 441-450
Springer, pdf.

1. N. Masoumi*, Y. Xiao*, H. Rivaz,
MARCEL (inter-Modality Affine Registration with CorELation ratio): An Application for Brain Shift Correction in Ultrasound-Guided Brain Tumor Resection, BrainLes MICCAI workshop, Springer LNCS, 2018, pp 55-63
BrainLes MICCAI, pdf.

Roozbeh Shams

(MASc at IMPACT, 2015-2017)
Present position: Research Associate at Polytechnique, Montreal
2- R. Shams*, Y. Xiao*, F. Hebert, M. Abramowitz, R. Brooks, H. Rivaz, Assessment of Rigid Registration Quality Measures in Ultrasound-Guided Radiotherapy, IEEE Trans. Medical Imaging, 2018, vol 37, pp 428-437
pdf.

1- Shams, R.*, Boily, M., Martineau, PA., Rivaz, H., Dynamic Programming on a Tree for Ultrasound Elastography, to be presented at SPIE Medical Imaging 2016. (Selected as a finalist for a Robert F. Wagner All Conference Best Student Paper Award)
SPIE Digital Lib, pdf

Dr. Yiming Xiao

(Post-doc at IMPACT, 2016-2017)
Present position: BrainsCAN postdoctoral researcher at Western, London ON
10- Y Xiao*, M Fortin*, M Battie, H Rivaz,
Population-averaged MRI atlases for automated image processing and assessments of lumbar paraspinal muscles, European Spine Journal, 2018, in press Springer , pdf.

9- Y. Xiao*, M. Boily, H. S. Hashemi, H. Rivaz,
High-Dynamic-Range Ultrasound: Application for Imaging Tendon Pathology, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (UMB), 2018, in press sciencedirect, pdf.

8- Y. Xiao*, L. Eikenes, I. Reinertsen, H. Rivaz,
Nonlinear deformation of tractography in ultrasound-guided low-grade gliomas resection, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS), 2018, in press Springer, pdf.

7- R. Shams*, Y. Xiao*, F. Hebert, M. Abramowitz, R. Brooks, H. Rivaz,
Assessment of Rigid Registration Quality Measures in Ultrasound-Guided Radiotherapy, IEEE Trans. Medical Imaging, 2018, vol 37, pp 428-437 IEEE Xplore, pdf.

6- Y Xiao*, H Rivaz, H Kasuya, S Yokosako, C Mindru, J Teitelbaum, D Sirhan, D Sinclair, M Angle, B Lo, Intra-operative video characterization of carotid artery pulsation patterns in case series with post- endarterectomy hypertension and hyperperfusion syndrome, Translational Stroke Research, in press Springer, pdf.

5- M. Omidyeganeh*, Y. Xiao*, M. O. Ahmad, H. Rivaz,
Estimation of Strain Elastography from Ultrasound Radio-Frequency Data by Utilizing Analytic Gradient of the Similarity Metric, IEEE Trans. Medical Imaging, 2017, vol 36, pp 1347-1358 IEEE Xplore, pdf.

4- Y. Xiao*, M. Fortin*, G. Unsgard, H. Rivaz, I. Reinertsen, REtroSpective Evaluation of Cerebral Tumors (RESECT): a clinical database of pre-operative MRI and intra-operative ultrasound in low-grade glioma surgeries, Medical Physics, 2017, vol 44, pp 3875-3882 MedPhys, pdf.

3- N. Masoumi*, Y. Xiao*, H. Rivaz,
MARCEL (inter-Modality Affine Registration with CorELation ratio): An Application for Brain Shift Correction in Ultrasound-Guided Brain Tumor Resection, BrainLes MICCAI workshop, Springer LNCS, 2018, pp 55-63
Springer, pdf.

2- Y. Xiao*, A. Alamer V. Fonov, B. Lo, D Tampieri, D.L. Collins, H. Rivaz M. Kersten-Oertl, Towards automatic collateral circulation score evaluation in ischemic stroke using image decompositions and support vector machines, Switch 2017 MICCAI workshop (accepted) Switch MICCAI, pdf.

1- Y. Xiao*, D. De Nigris, I. Gerard, Y. Ma, D Tampieri, D.L. Collins, H. Rivaz, Automatic registration of MRI and transcranial ultrasound for the analysis of neurological disorders, ISMRM 2017 ISMRM. pdf.

Zara Vajihi

MASc at IMPACT (2017-2018)
Present position: Research Associate at Jewish General Hospital
2. Z. Vajihi*, I. Rosado-Mendez, T.J. Hall, H. Rivaz, L1 and L2 Norm Regularization of Acoustic Attenuation And Backscatter Coefficients Using Dynamic Programming, IEEE ISBI 2019, in press

1. Z. Vajihi*, I. Rosado-Mendez, T.J. Hall, H. Rivaz,
Low Variance Estimation of Backscatter Quantitative Ultrasound Parameters Using Dynamic Programming, IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics Frequency Control (TUFFC), vol 65, Nov 2018, pp 2042-2053
IEEE Xplore, pdf.