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Mehrdad Zadeh

Research Interests

Haptics

Human Factors

Human Machine Interaction

Medical Robotics

 

Education

B.S. Computer Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran 1992

M.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada 2004

Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada 2009

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2009-present

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, 2009

Sessional Control Lab Instructor, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2008

Teaching & Research Assistant, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2004-2008

Application Developer, Real Contact Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2003

Teaching & Research Assistant,  Concordia University, Montreal, Canada,  2002-2004

Computer Engineer, Azar Refractory Co., Isfahan, Iran, 1996-2001

Application Developer, May 1995-July1996, Fars Nasr Co., Shiraz, Fars, Iran

 

Research Activities

NSF Award with four faculty, $114,039, “MRI: Acquisition of a Motion Capture System to Facilitate Multidisciplinary Research Efforts and Enhance Undergraduate Research Training”, 2013

MSK Devices Contract, $81,000, “Conducting feasibility study on the design and development of a medical device that encircle a given vessel, duct, or tissue in laparoscopic surgery”, 2012

McLaren Foundation Grant, $25,500, “Improving robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (RMIS) by providing haptic feedback on pulling and stretching sutures”, 2011

National Instrument Gift, ~$21,000, “Development of a Haptic-Enabled Mobile Robotic Platform and Investigate the effects of Haptics on User Perception and Performance”, 2010

Kettering Faculty Research Fellowship, $6000, “Haptic Display of Interactions in Collaborative Tele-Mentoring Virtual Surgical Training in the Presence of Network Latency”, 2013

 

Selected Publications

Safavi A., Huynh L., Rahmat-Khah H., Zahedi E., and Zadeh,M.H., A Novel MPC Approach to Optimize Force Feedback for Human Robot Shared Control, 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 20015), accepted for oral presentation in Hamburg, Germany, September 28 – October 02, 2015.

Safavi A., Huynh L., Rahmat-Khah H., Zahedi E., and Zadeh, M.H., Model-based Haptic Guidance in Surgical Skill Improvement, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 20015), accepted for oral presentation in Hong Kong, Oct. 9-12, 2015.

Potocny J., McNulty S., Maiga K., and Zadeh M.H., On the Incorporation of Haptic Effects in Security Authentication, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 20015), accepted for poster presentation in Hong Kong, Oct. 9-12, 2015.

Rahmat‐Khah H., Zahedi E., and Zadeh M.H., “Gesture‐based Variable Haptic Guidance for Human‐Robot Interaction,” Presented in Compliant and Versatile Robot Control in Human Environments: Bridging the Gap between Learning and Control, International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2015), Seattle, Washington, May 30, 2015.

Rahmat‐Khah H., Zahedi E., Safavi A., Kia M., Dargahi J. and Zadeh M.H., “Adaptive Gesture‐based Haptic Guidance for Skill Improvement,” Presented at Work‐in‐Progress Poster session in IEEE World Haptics Conference, Evanston, IL, June 23, 2015.

Rahmat‐Khah H., Zahedi E., Huynh L., Kia M. and Zadeh M.H., “A Gesture‐based Adaptive Haptic Guidance Control for Laparoscopic Simulators,” 17th Annual MSU FAME, Flint, MI, May 2015.

Safavi A., Huynh L., Kia M. and Zadeh M.H., “Learning of Surgical Skills in Multimodal Virtual Environments by Providing Haptic Guidance,” 17th Annual MSU FAME, Flint, MI, May 2015.Yousefian R., Kia M.A., and Zadeh M.H., LigLAP: Encirclement and Ligation of Vessels in Laparoscopic Surgery: A Double-Layer Suture Sealing Approach.  2015 Apr 26. pii: 1553350615579728. [Epub ahead of print].

Yousefian R., Kia M.A., and Zadeh M.H., Sensorless resistive-based control of shape memory alloy actuators in locking mechanism. Published online before print April 17, 2014, doi: 10.1177/1045389X14529031. Accepted for publication in Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (In press: ID JIM-13-283.R1, 2014).

Ehrampoosh S., Dave M., Kia M.A., Rablau C. and Zadeh M.H., Providing Haptic Feedback in Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery: A Direct Optical Force Sensing Solution for Haptic Rendering of Deformable Bodies. Computer Aided Surgery Journal, 18, no. 5-6 (2013):129-141.

Samra R., Zadeh M.H., and Wang D., Design of a Tactile Instrument to Measure Human Roughness Perception in a Virtual Environment, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol.60, no.11, pp.3582,3591, Nov. 2011.

Zadeh M.H., Wang D. and Kubica E., The effect of Sub-threshold Forces on Human Performance in Multi-Modal Computer-Aided Design. Computer-Aided Design journal, 42(5):471-477, 2010.

Zadeh M.H., Wang D. and Kubica E., Perception-Based Lossy Haptic Compression Considerations for Velocity-Based Interactions. ACM Springer Multimedia Systems Journal, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 275–282, Jan. 2008.

Yousefian R., Kia M.A., and Zadeh M.H., On the Design of Shape Memory Alloy Locking Mechanism: A Novel Solution for Laparoscopic Ligation Process. International Conference on Biophysical and Biomedical Engineering, WASET, V-78, pp. 1439–1442, June 2013.

July L., Cana E., and Zadeh M.H., On the Identification of Musical Notes via Multimodal Interaction, Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 1: 46-50, May 2011, Washington, DC.

Zhang S., Simkani M., Zadeh M.H., Automatic Vehicle Parallel Parking Design using Fifth Degree Polynomial Path Planning, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall), pp.1-4, 5-8 Sept. 2011.

Jezewski J., Latuszek K., and Zadeh M.H., Teaching a Special Education Student to Count Money with a Haptic Device, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2011), Vol. 1: 35-39, May 16–18, 2011, Washington, DC, USA.

Cermak A., Holmen J., Zadeh M.H., and Dargahi J., Virtual-Reality Rehabilitation Utilizing a Haptic-Enabled Hand Function Test, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2011), Volume 1: 31-34, May 16 – 18, 2011, Washington, DC, USA.

Atieh A., Kalantari M., Ahmadi R., Dargahi J., Packirisamy M., and Zadeh M.H., FEM Analysis of the Interaction Between a Piezoresistive Tactile Sensor and Biological Tissues, World Acad Sci Eng Tech 78:106–111, July 2011.

Kalantari M., Shen J., Dargahi J.,  Kovecses J., and Zadeh M.H., Localization of Annulus with a Tactile Sensor, Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC), 2011 IEEE 37th Annual Northeast, pp.1,2, 1-3 Apr. 2011.

Racine D.,  Cramer N., and Zadeh M.H., Active Blind Spot Crash Avoidance System: A Haptic Solution to Blind Spot Collisions, the proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games, Volume 1: 140-144, 16-17 Oct. 2010.

Holmen J. and Zadeh M.H., Effects of Varying Haptic Feedback on Driver Distraction During Vehicular Window Adjustments, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2010), Vol. 1: 88-91, Nov. 11-12, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Schenck K. and Zadeh M.H., Haptic Enhanced Tutorials: Using Haptic Cues to Increase Visual Attention, the proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games, Volume 1: 79-82, 16-17 Oct. 2010.

Racine D., Holmen J., Zadeh M.H., and Thompson M., Improving Vehicular Window Control with Haptic and Visual Feedback, EuroHaptics (1) 2010: 379-384.

Samra R., Wang D., and Zadeh M.H., On Texture Perception in a Haptic-Enabled Virtual Environment, the proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games, Volume 1: 57-61, 16-17 Oct. 2010.

Samra R., Wang D., and Zadeh M.H., Design and Evaluation of a Haptic Tactile Actuator to Simulate Rough Textures, Virtual Reality Conference (VR), 2010 IEEE , pp.301-302, 20-24 March 2010.

Fisackerly S. and Zadeh M.H., Haptic-Enabled Virtual Handwriting: Multimodal Handwriting Instructions for Young Students, the proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games, Volume 1: 134-139, 16-17 Oct. 2010.

Zadeh M.H., Wang D., Kubica E. and Hovis J., Adaptation to Force in the Haptic Rendering of Virtual Environments. Proceedings of Eurohaptics 2008, LNCS 5024, Springer-Verlag, pp. 349–354, 2008, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008.

Zadeh M.H., Wang D., Kubica E., Active Manipulation of Users in Haptic-Enabled Virtual Environments. ICST International Conference on Ambient Media and Systems, 2008, Volume 1:121-129, 11-14 Feb. 2008.

Zadeh M.H., Wang D. and Kubica E., Human Factors for Designing a Haptic Interface for Interaction with a Virtual Environment. IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and their Applications. vol. 1:21-26, 13-14 Oct. 2007.

Zadeh M.H. and Kubica E., Modelling Haptic Devices using a Rule-Based Expert System, IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and their Applications, 2005, vol. 1:82-87, 1-2 Oct. 2005.

Zadeh M.H. and Khorasani K., Control Strategies for a Haptic Device Interfacing with Virtual Environment, IEEE Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, 2004 IEEE Conference on , Volume 1, 2004, Page(s):181 – 185.

Zadeh M.H. and Khorasani K., Design of a Haptic Display for Interacting and Sliding on Deformable Objects, IEEE Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent systems, 2004 IEEE Conference on Volume 1, 2004, Page(s):164 – 169.

Mehrdad Hosseini Zadeh, David Wang and Eric Kubica (2010). Factors Affecting the Perception-Based Compression of Haptic Data, Advances in Haptics, Mehrdad Hosseini Zadeh (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-093-3, INTECH,  Available from: https://sciyo.com/articles/show/title/factors-affecting-the-perception-based-compression-of-haptic-data

Ehrampoosh S., Yousefian R, Dave M., Rablau C., Kia M.A. and Zadeh M.H, Haptic-Enabled Robot-Assisted Surgery using Optical Force Sensor. 14th  MSU/FAME Community Research Forum, MI, USA, May 2012.

Lee George, Kunz James, and Zadeh M.H., Human-in-the-loop Time Delay Compensation in Networked Training Environments, poster in OCE/CITO’s Innovators Showcase: From the lab to the Marketplace, 2005.

 

 

Contact Information

Email: mzadeh@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9500 ext. 5914

Office: 2-703P AB