Executive Council 2015-2016


1005999_10151734644976438_778353321_n President
The president shapes and directs the enthusiasms of UMBMES. The president shall also attend all UMBMES meetings, act as a signing authority for UMBMES, be the spokesperson for UMBMES to the public, be the contact person for UMSU, SGPAC, and UMBMES and act as Chair for meetings if no other Chair has been appointed.

Curriculum Vitae

2014 – present M.Sc. student, Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada
2008 – 2014

Graduation date:
June 3rd, 2014

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with Distinction
Biomedical Focus Area & Industry Internship Program
Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada

Conference Papers

[1] doi:10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319748
Z. Moussavi, A. Elwali, R. Soltanzadeh, C. A. MacGregor, and B. Lithgow, “Breathing sounds characteristics correlate with structural changes of upper airway due to obstructive sleep apnea,” Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015 Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Milan, Italy, August 25-29, 2015.
[2] doi:10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944559
C. A. MacGregor and Z. Moussavi, “A Novel Expert Classifier Approach to Pre-Screening Obstructive Sleep Apnea during Wakefulness,” Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014 Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Chicago, IL, USA, August 26-30, 2014. (Invited paper)
[3] doi:10.1109/EMBC.2013.6610559
C. A. MacGregor, D. Karimi, A. Azarbarzin, and Z. Moussavi, “Statistical Analysis of Tracheal Breath Sounds during Wakefulness for Screening Obstructive Sleep Apnea,” Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2013 Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Osaka, Japan, July 3-7, 2013.
[4] doi:10.1109/I2MTC.2013.6555386
C. A. MacGregor, S. Bhadra, K. Perveen, M. Xing, G. E. Bridges, and D. J. Thomson, “A Wireless Volatile Organic Absorption pH Sensor Using A Mixed Metal Oxide Electrode,” Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), 2013 IEEE International, Minneapolis, MN, USA, May 6-9, 2013.
[5] doi:10.1115/1.4026697
A. Byagowi, M. T. G. Campuzano, C. MacGregor, and Z. Moussavi, “Virtual Reality Psychophysical Tests to Investigate Human Temporal and Spatial Processing Ability,” Design of Medical Devices (DMD) Conference 2012, Minneapolis, MN, USA, April 10-12, 2012.

APEGM Membership

Awards & Honours

2014 Manitoba Health Research Council Graduate Studentship
2014 University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (Declined)
2014 John Shewchuk Engineering Design Award
Ted Glass Award, IEEE Winnipeg Section

both awards for final-year group design project “Design of a Microwave Imaging System for Breast Cancer Detection”
(poster, final report)

2014 3rd place Innovative Design, Western Engineering Competition, Edmonton, AB

for final-year group design project “Hardware and Firmware Design of Microwave Tomography System Sub-Components” (title modified to reflect progress of project as of Jan 2014)

2014 Sunnybrook Prize Winner, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON

for internship research “A novel smart classifier approach to pre-screening obstructive sleep apnea”
(CBC Manitoba Information Radio Interview, Manitoban Article)

2013 Canadian Student Health Research Forum Manitoba Poster Competition – Dean of Graduate Studies Poster Presentation Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba

for internship research “Statistical analysis of tracheal breath sounds during wakefulness for screening obstructive sleep apnea”

2013 University of Manitoba Emerging Leader
2012 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
2012 University of Manitoba Summer Undergraduate Research Award (Declined)
2011 Shell Canada Furthering the Environment of Learning (FUEL) scholarship
2010 Engineering Academic Excellence Award – Electrical Engineering
2009 Engineering Class of 1946 scholarship
2008 Hogg Centennial Entrance scholarship
Fall 2008 – Winter 2012 Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Engineering

Extracurricular Involvement

2012 – present University of Manitoba Biomedical Engineering Society (UMBMES)
2012 – 2013 Undergraduate student representative at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering council meetings
2011 – 2012 Outreach directorship, University of Manitoba Engineering Society
2010 – 2012 Orientation student leader for U1 (2010) and EngO (2011, 2012)
2009 – 2011 University of Manitoba Concert Band (Euphonium)