IBBME (University of Toronto)
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Shabnam received her bachelor degree in Electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, where she specialized in biomedical signal processing. For her bachelors capstone project, she developed an emotion recognition system based on the electroencephalograms of 20 subjects, with a potential application of using the system for children with Autism spectrum disorders.
Shabnam started her MASc at IATSL in the fall of 2016 and she fast-tracked to pursue a PhD in December 2017. Her thesis will be an expansion of her previously MASc project which is focused on the acceptability of driverless cars among older adults. The ultimate goal of her thesis would be to explore the possible methods to promote and simplify the use of such cars for the elderly. Her primary research interest lies in machine learning, man-machine interactions and human compatibility of artificial intelligence.