Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keyvan Hashtrudi-Zaad, PhD, PEng


Dr. Keyvan Hastrudi-Zaad

Keyvan Hashtrudi-Zaad received Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada, in 2000. He held a consulting position with Motion Metrics International Corp., Vancouver on the development of a dynamic payload monitoring system for heavy-duty hydraulic machines. He then joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Queen's University in 2001, where he is now a Professor and the Co-director of BioRobotics Research Laboratory. Dr. Hashtrudi-Zaad's research interests include control systems design for telerobots and haptic interfaces, biomedical robotics, electric hybrid and autonomus vehicles, sand ystem dynamics identification and modeling. He is currently the Chair of the EMB/RA/CS Societies Joint Chapter of IEEE Kingston Section. Dr. Hashtrudi-Zaad has served as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Haptics and as a co-organizer of various IEEE-sponsored conferences. He has served as the Technical Program Chair of the Robotics and Control Symposium of IEEE CCECE, the Invited Session Chair of IEEE Conference on Control Applications (CCA), and the Tutorial and Workshop Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA). He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada

Research Interests

Prof. Hashtrudi-Zaad's research interests largely lie in the areas of haptics, biomechanics, and intelligent mechantronic systems. These include:

  • Control systems design for haptic and telerobotic systems
  • Medical applications of haptics and telerobotics
  • Haptic sensation and actualtion
  • Needle localization and insertion
  • Modelling of human arm biomechanics
  • Environment impedance identification
  • Hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Autonomous and semi-autonomous driving
  • Control and payload monitoring of hydraulic machines

BioRobotics Research Laboratory

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Open Positions for Sept 2017! (4+1, MASc, PhD students)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE! Posted: January 4, 2017

Two 4+1 MASc/BSc projects on Touch-Immersive Virtual Reality

NOTE: The two projects have been crafted for 4+1 BSc/MSc students. However, they also apply to Master's or PhD candidates who plan to start their programs in September 2017. For PhD candidates the two projects will be combined into one project. Candidates with full scholarships are preferred.

To Apply/Inquire: Contact Prof. K. Hashtrudi-Zaad


K. Hashtrudi-Zaad, PhD, PEng
Professor and Co-Director of BioRobotics Research Lab

Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Queen's University
Walter Light Hall
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6

Tel: +1 (617) 935-4967

Email: khz [at] queensu.ca

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