Dr Mehrdad Sangi

PhD

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Biography

Mehrdad received his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Auckland in 2017. His doctoral thesis was focused on the development of a system for capturing and analysis of eye movement that could be used clinically or for research purposes. He is a co-founder of Objective Acuity, a spin-off company focused on developing a device for objective measurement of visual acuity in young children. He worked within the company after graduating from his PhD program for three years. Mehrdad returned to Auckland Bioengineering Institute in 2020 and his current research is focused on computational modeling and visualization of the stomach.

 

 

Research | Current

Mehrdad's current research is focused on computational modeling and visualization of the stomach.

Distinctions/Honours

  • Selected as an Emerging Tech Star - May 2017  

  • Recipient of Strategic Research Initiatives Fund (SRIF), 2016.

  • SPARK 100K Challenge Qualifier, 2015. 

  • MedTechCoRE HealthTech Award Finalist, 2015.

  • Winner of the SPARK Chiasma Prize, 2014.

Areas of expertise

  • Computer Vision
  • Signal Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Computational Visualization

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Sangi, M. (2017). Automated Optokinetic Nystagmus Detection for Use with Young Subjects The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
  • Guo, P., Sangi, M., Chang, L., Thompson, B., & Turuwhenua, J. (2017). A 2D feature space representation of the optokinetic velocity signal. IEEE Xplore Digital Library: 2016 IEEE EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (IECBES), 577-582. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: IEEE. 10.1109/IECBES.2016.7843515
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34925
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Benjamin Thompson, Jason Turuwhenua
  • Shahmohammadi, F., Golesorkhi, M., Riahi Kashani, M., Sangi, M., Yoonessi, A., & Yoonessi, A. (2016). Neural Correlates of Craving in Methamphetamine Abuse. Basic and Clinical Neuroscience Journal, 7 (3).10.15412/J.BCN.03070307
  • Turuwhenua, J., Sangi, M., & Thompson, B. (2015). Objective optokinetic nystagmus measurement in children from consumer grade video. Paper presented at ARVO 2015: Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Denver, Colorado, USA. 3 May - 7 May 2015. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. (pp. 2).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Benjamin Thompson, Jason Turuwhenua
  • Sangi, M., Thompson, B., Guo, X., & Turuwhenua, J. (2015). A Model for Analyzing the Role of Camera Parameters in the Clinical Assessment of Eye Movements. Paper presented at 18th European Conference on Eye Movement Research (ECEM), University of Vienna, Austria. 16 August - 21 August 2015. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Benjamin Thompson, Jason Turuwhenua
  • Sangi, M., Thompson, B., & Turuwhenua, J. (2015). An Optokinetic Nystagmus Detection Method for Use With Young Children. IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, 3, 1-10. 10.1109/JTEHM.2015.2410286
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jason Turuwhenua, Benjamin Thompson
  • Sangi, M., Thompson, B., Vaghefi, E., & Turuwhenua, J. (2014). A simple optokinetic nystagmus measurement method for use with young children. Paper presented at Visual & Physiological Optics 2014: 7th European Meeting, 1st World Meeting, Wroclaw, Poland. 24 August - 27 August 2014.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jason Turuwhenua, Benjamin Thompson
  • Sangi, M., Thompson, B., Vaghefi, E., & Turuwhenua, J. (2014). A head tracking method for improved eye movement detection in children. In J. Goh (Ed.) IFMBE Proceedings, 43, 508-511. Singapore: Springer International Publishing. 10.1007/978-3-319-02913-9_129
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ehsan Vaghefi, Jason Turuwhenua, Benjamin Thompson

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Primary office location

AUCKLAND BIOENGINEERING HOUSE - Bldg 439
Level 8, Room 817
70 SYMONDS ST
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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