Yasser Ghanbari




Ph.D. Candidate

Electrical Engineering













I have been working towards my Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, from 2006 under supervision of Prof. Panos Papamichalis on analysis of neural action potentials for detection, feature extraction, and clustering of neural waveforms, commonly referred to as spike sorting. I received my B.S. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2002, and the M.S. degree from University of Mazandaran, Mazandaran, Iran, in 2005, both in electrical and electronics engineering.

During the summer of 2007, I was with Plexon Inc, where I worked on development of an advanced MATLAB graphical environment for temporal and spectral analysis of the local field potential (LFP) signal of the brain as well as real-time temporal and spectral (both spectrum and spectrogram) analysis, and visualization of such signals. I also worked with Plexon on synchronous filter design for removal of power-line noise interfering with the low-frequency components of the neural signals in summer 2008. During spring and summer 2009, and summer 2010, I worked at Plexon on developing new algorithms for feature extraction of neural spike waveforms to be used for clustering and classification.

My interests include different topics in electrical engineering, especially:

Digital signal processing

Statistical pattern recognition and machine learning

Biomedical signal processing

Feature extraction and clustering/classification of digital signals (neural/speech/image)

Wireless communications and beam forming, and error control coding

Speech denoising and enhancement, recognition, and speech therapy algorithms

DSP VLSI architectures, and digital filter design

Mathematical modeling and statistical analysis

Contact info:
Email: yghanbari at smu dot edu
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/yghanbari